FREE weekly fantasy football who to start & sit advice
Our weekly "Who to Start and Sit" column is part of FootballDocs In-season content. All of FootballDocs In-season content is 100% free and starts September 5, 2012.
After starting your studs (typically players ranked after week 5 in the top ~15 RBs, top ~ 10 WRs, top ~ 10 QBs, top ~3 TEs, top ~5
Defenses, and top...wait, no kicker is a fantasy football stud), the Docs will help you decide who to start and sit as we recommend
players in our fantasy football start sit column that are not clear studs and can step in with a big game for your team this week. Consequently, we will not
recommend who to start and sit with the top few players at each position in our weekly fantasy football start sit advice (given starts every week); however, we may occasionally recommend players ranked
15 - 25 overall due to some teams out there that will have multiple players at one position in this range but can only
start one. If we recommend such a player it does not mean we think they are not a stud, we are just trying to help those folks out there that may
be in such a situation. We also recommend players to bench, so our fantasy football start sit column is sometimes referred to as fantasy football start bench column. Additionally, we offer
Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings to help even further with some of those more difficult
start sit decisions. Last, be sure to check us out every Tuesday as we do a Wrap-up on our advice - both good
and bad. In fact, every wrap-up is kept and posted as a permanent, public record of what we called and how good or bad the calls were.
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FREE Fantasy Football Start Sit Advice NFL Week 13
Chad Henne, QB, JAX - Henne makes another good start this week against the Bills. The Bills are the 6th best defense your fantasy QB could go against. Henne is the #5 fantasy QB over the past 2 weeks, so you can trust him in Week 13. If you need a backup for the playoffs, Henne could also fill that role for many fantasy teams.
Tony Romo, QB, DAL - Romo should probably be a must start for many teams anyway, but he has been a little abused in the media for his failure in actual NFL games. The good news is that we only care about his fantasy production. Romo should be able to deliver plenty of good stats this week against the Eagles poor pass defense.
Colin Kaepernick, QB, SF - Kaepernick is feeling his groove right now. With his ability to make plays on the ground, he is looking like a very good fantasy option going forward. However, there is likely to be some inconsistency in the future because he is a young QB.
Cam Newton, QB, CAR - Newton has been up and down all year, leaving a bad taste in many of his fantasy owner's mouth who paid a hefty price in their draft to get him. This week will prove to be an up week for Newton, who should have no problem carving up the Chiefs' defense with both his legs and arm.
Bryce Brown, RB, PHI - Brown was AWESOME last week. We don't expect to see that kind of explosion this week, but Brown isn't just a flash in the pan. We wrote this about Brown in the preseason:
"If the world fell apart in Philadelphia and McCoy missed significant time, Brown has the history and talent to become a Fantasy legend. Brown was the #1 prospect coming out of high school in 2009. His college career is unimpressive thanks to lots of bad decisions and bad advice. He played sparingly at Tennessee as a freshman and very little at Kansas State before he quit the program. His size (6'0", 220 lbs) and speed (4.32s 40-yard-dash) could be gold if he can finally pull things together."
Feel free to use Brown as long as he is the starter in Philly.
Shane Vereen, RB, NE - Vereen is a solid flex option. The Patriots offense is so explosive that there are going to be multiple fantasy options from New England every week. While we still like Ridley, Vereen is getting some nice work in the passing game.
Marcel Reece, RB, OAK - Reece has been fantasy gold since he stepped up as the starter for the Raiders. We would stick with him this week against Cleveland. The game is in Oakland, so the home crowd and friendly weather should help Reece continue to produce.
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF - It's the C.J. Spiller show in Buffalo. His explosive first step and break away speed has put Fred Jackson on the shelf. Feel free to unleash Spiller on your opponent this week.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN - This even shocks us, but Moreno has managed to resurrect himself from the ashes. Buried on the depth chart, Moreno has made the most of the opportunity presented to him from the injury to Willis McGahee. If you find yourself in a bind at RB, look at Moreno.
Justin Blackmon, WR, JAX - Blackmon has produced very well now that Chad Henne is running the show in Jacksonville. Blackmon should continue to be a threat this week against the Bills.
Cecil Shorts, WR, JAX - Don't over think this and just go with it! Shorts has been a fantasy force for several weeks, and you have to continue to ride the hot hand.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL - Speaking of hot hand, Bryant has stepped up his game just when you need it most. The explosive wideout is finally delivering at an elite fantasy level, and just in time to help you make it into your fantasy playoffs. He should have no problem getting separation against a very suspect Eagles' secondary.
Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)
Fred Jackson, RB, BUF - Fred Jackson, RB, BUF - Jackson will no longer be the starter in Buffalo. His injuries and the effectiveness of C.J. Spiller have caused him to be a shaky fantasy option. If you have better options, you should start them.
Shonn Greene, RB, NYJ - Greene has been floundering, hasn't sniffed the endzone in weeks, and has no help at QB to keep opposing defenses honest against the run. Sprinkle in a Running-Back-By-Committee situation, and Greene is not your answer this week at RB.
Kevin Ogletree, WR, DAL - Ogletree could have had some value this week if Miles Austin was to miss time with his hip and back injuries, but Austin is expected to play. As such, you shouldn't expect much from Ogletree.
James Jones, WR, GB - Jones has been as cool as the other side of the pillow since Jordy Nelson is back. There is a chance Rodgers could decide to make Jones a star this week, but there is too much uncertainty there to trust Jones in Week 13.
For an expanded list of players to help with weekly fantasy football start sit line-up decisions, be sure to check our our Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings, which are released every Thursday during the regular season.