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Fantasy Football Start Sit
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 14
Eli Manning, QB, NYG - Manning should have a strong Week 14 performance. The Saints lost their last hopes for a playoff birth when the Falcons finished them off on Thursday Night Football. The Saints have struggled against the pass most of the season. Manning has been up and down, but this week he should be a strong fantasy starter.
Andrew Luck, QB, IND - Luck is firing on all cylinders right now and finds a way to get it done. This week he has a great matchup with the porous secondary of the Titans, so if you have Luck, be sure to start him.
Josh Freeman, QB, TAM - Freeman has been decent, but not great. This week he has a very favorable matchup against the Eagles, and he should at least show up for your team with the real potential to be great. Start him.
Bryce Brown, RB, PHI - Despite his fumbling problems, Brown has been a fantasy monster. You have to keep riding him if you own him. He is just too hot to sit right now. Just make sure LeSean McCoy isn't going to make a surprise return to action. The team really has little to gain by bring McCoy back at this point, so it should be another good week for Brown.
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF - Despite Fred Jackson putting up good numbers last week, Spiller still seems to be heavily involved in the offensive game plan. This week he has a favorable matchup against the Rams. In point per reception leagues, he is even a stronger play.
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL - Murray finally returned from his foot injury last week. The great news is that he carried the ball for a season high total and suffered no ill effects. Look for Murray to be a solid contributor for your team from here on out.
Torrey Smith, WR, BAL - The Redskins have struggled in all aspects of their pass defense, and they have been particularly vulnerable to the deep ball, which is Smith's specialty. Advantage Smith.
Pierre Garcon, WR, WAS - In a word: Explosive. Garcon is flying around the field and RGIII is happy to have him back. Look for Garcon to keep the good times rolling for yet another week in the D.C. Metro match-up.
Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)
Christian Ponder, QB, MIN - Ponder has a tough matchup this week against Chicago. Even if you are in a 2 QB league, we hope you have a better option. Chicago has been a tough matchup this season for opposing passing games.
Daniel Thomas, RB, MIA - Thomas is in a Running-Back-By-Committee and facing a brutal 49ers rushing defense. Some of you are in a bind at RB and may be thinking that the Phins will feature the bruiser Thomas over the lighter Bush against the 49ers, but it won't matter. Avoid Thomas. The 49ers will shut him down.
Malcom Floyd, WR, SD - Floyd has a tough matchup against the Steelers this week. He could catch one random TD pass, but you should expect his production to be limited. If you have better matchups, you want to take advantage of them this week.
Sidney Rice, WR, SEA - Rice is banged up and facing a very stout Zona secondary. Things do not look good at all for him to help your team this week.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, OAK - DHB has been on a cold streak, which will continue under the bright lights of Thursday Night Football. The Broncos defense is the real deal this year, and Palmer has too many options to spread the ball around.
Miles Austin, WR, DAL - Austin has a banged up hip and gets to face a hard hitting Bengals secondary. Cincinnati will bump and run Austin all day long, and they love to bring the heat on opposing QBs. Miles isn't the primary safety valve for Romo, so the deck is stacked against him having a good day,
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.