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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 16
DeMarco Murray, RB, DAL - Good news: Murray has scored in all 3 of his games since returning from injury. Bad News: The Saints held Doug Martin to only 16 rushing yards last week. Good news: The Saints are still the worst defense against the run. Start Murray with confidence. We think Martin would have had more points against the Saints last week had Freeman not turned into the human turnover. Murray should have a great week against New Orleans.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, DEN - We haven't been very big fans of Moreno, but you have to give him his due. He has had two very impressive games in a row. This week he plays a Cleveland defense that is middle of the road at best, so they shouldn't slow down Moreno's production. Feel free to start Moreno this week.
Reggie Bush, RB, MIA - Bush is yet another RB that we haven't really liked all that much, but he keeps producing. Bush has a great matchup this week against the Bills. The Bills have looked like a melting pile of snow. Stat Bush with the confidence that he can produce several receptions, some nice yardage and possibly a TD.
C.J. Spiller, RB, BUF - Spiller is coming through just like he did this time last year. He has been a great workhorse through your playoffs, and there is no reason to change anything there. Start Spiller with confidence.
Vick Ballard, RB, IND - Ballard has been a pleasant surprise over the past couple of weeks and just exactly what many of you needed to plug a hole in your RB slot. Ballard has proven to be a workhorse, and the Colts are more than happy to feed him the ball.
Miles Austin, WR, DAL - We aren't buying the thought that the Saints Defense has suddenly turned things around. Last week the Saints lit up the Bucs, but that is more to blame on a ton of costly turnovers. Tony Romo is capable of handing over games in that fashion, but we think Romo is going to do his part to keep things together. As a result, Austin is going to be able to get the numbers you need from a #2 WR.
Vincent Jackson, WR, TAM - Anytime your fantasy production is dependent on Josh Freeman getting you the ball, it can be hit or miss. Last week was a disaster for the Bucs, but expect a nice bounce back game this week and for Freeman to find Jackson.
Brandon Lloyd, WR, NE - Lloyd played a key role in the almost comeback by New England last week against the best defense in the NFL. Brady and Lloyd were on the exact same page, and that momentum will spill into this week as Lloyd should deliver a solid game.
Tony Romo, QB, DAL - Romo has his ups and downs, but this week he has a good match-up with a lot on the line for his team. It is always a risky prospect, but expect good things from Romo in week 16.
Tony Gonzalez, TE, ATL - The ageless one is going to deliver when you have got to have him deliver. If you are lucky enough to have Gonzo on your roster, you have to be sure to get him in your line-up.
Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)
Bryce Brown, RB, PHI - It is hard to get a read on Brown. He came out of the gates like molten lava, but has been a dud the past two weeks. We just can't trust him for a game this time of season. If you have no other options, he will do. You know he is capable of good games. However, you had better make sure you don't have a better option. You should bench Brown in most cases this week.
Ben Tate, RB, HOU - This isn't a huge shocker, but you can bench and/or release Tate. Many of you out there have been holding onto Tate in the hopes that Arian Foster would miss some time. Foster has been everything you dream a stud RB can be, and Tate has been uninspiring. It is time to part ways with Tate.
Beanie Wells, RB, ARI - Wells burned us last week with some scores, but overall he did not play well. Itís one of those misleading stat lines that could entice some of you to start him. Unless backed into an absolute corner, leave Wells on your bench.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI - Last week it felt a little weird to tell you to bench Fitzgerald, but we are getting used to it. We have no doubt that you are more than used to disappointing production from Fitzgerald. This week the Cardinals face the very stout Chicago defense in Arizona. The weather won't be a factor, but Fitzgerald's inept QB will. Leave Fitzgerald on the bench this week.
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.