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Fantasy Football Week 13: Start 'em and Sit 'em

This will be a crucial week for many Fantasy Football owners. Some will be moving into their playoff matchups while others play out their final weeks trying to fight for a playoff spot. So while you fight for the pursuit of Fantasy Football dreams, their wives will be rolling their eyes and praying football would just end already. It's time to stand up to your wife, gents! If you don't make the playoffs, you'll be forced to spend your time on the internet with your wife looking searching for Barbie dolls and clothing for your niece. Just win baby! An win with these people...


Start 'em:

Tony Romo: Even without Miles Austin, he should light it up against the Cardinals as the Cowboys roll to an easy victory. He still has plenty of targets with Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and Laurent Robinson. Romo should easily surpass 200 yards passing and should throw multiple TDs against Arizona.

Matt Moore: Miami reverted back to their old form last week against the Cowboys as they struggled to finish drives with a TD, but Moore is still playing solid football and is capable of moving the ball down the field. Even though he may be limited to a single TD pass, he should still surpass 200 yards passing. With the weather starting to get worse for the passers and many QBs suffering injuries, that isn't a bad day for a starting QB. If you're missing your regular QB and forced to start Moore, you shouldn't be too worried.

Sit 'em:

Philip Rivers: It's seems unfathomable to sit a QB that has been so productive, but the wheels have fallen off Rivers this season. He's become turnover prone and even though the Chargers should still defeat the Jaguars, Rivers will be going against the 4th ranked pass defense and 5th ranked scoring defense in the NFL. Things don't look well for Rivers, especially since he was supposed to be a borderline elite QB.

Mark Sanchez: He may have thrown for 4 TDs last week, but he's barely completing 50% of his passes and he his INTs are on the rise. He's already thrown 5 TDs to the opposing team. DeAngelo Hall is an aggressive CB and even though that means he may get beat for a big play, he also may have another multi-INT game against this struggling QB. The Jets know their best bet to win is to run the ball and that means Sanchez won't get many yards through the air. The Redskins also rank 10th in the NFL against the pass.


Start 'em:

BenJarvus Green-Ellis: I normally hate Patriot RBs, but the Pats should have this game wrapped up by the start of the second quarter. That means a lot of conservative calls and grinding the clock. BJGE will be a busy man Sunday against the 31st ranked run defense.

Frank Gore: Like BJGE, Gore will be ultra-productive based on the game being easily wrapped up. He's had plenty of rest since his last game and should have a huge game against the worst run defense in the NFL.

Sit 'em:

Peyton Hillis: Yes, the big bruising RB returns. Unfortunately, Hillis has been a shell of what he was in 2010 and has a terrible matchup against the Ravens. You're probably excited to see who should've been your #1 RB return, but he's returned as a decent flex option. Against Baltimore, he's not even a good flex option this week.

Michael Bush: His YPC have hit a wall for the past few weeks, even though he's coming in with a rushing TD in three consecutive weeks. With the high amount of carries he had in November, he seemed to hit a wall towards the end of the month and I think it'll show against what has become a very stout run defense. Bush can't keep up the pace carrying 30 times a game, thus I think we'll see him limited to under 75 rushing yards. Not a bad flex option if you need one though.


Start 'em:

Brandon Marshall: He had another big game last week and it is obvious he is Moore's favorite target. With the exception of his performance against Buffalo, in which Miami played conservative in the second half, Marshall has had a tremendous month in November. Don't expect his play to slow any time soon as he should surpass 1,000 yards next week against the Eagles.

Laurent Robinson: He's been huge for Dallas since he's replaced Austin. He has scored a TD in 5 straight games and he should be good for at least 70 yards against a Cardinal defense that will be focused on Bryany.

Sit 'em:

Anquan Boldin: He'll be matched up against Joe Haden this week, but Baltimore should suffocate Cleveland with Ray Rice and a strong defense. Boldin won't have many opportunities and when he does, Haden will be there to shut him down.

Andre Johnson: I'm nearly flabbergasted I mention him as well, but he's going with a rookie QB and is going against Brent Grimes, the #1 rated CB according to PFF. The Texans will probably lean heavily on Arian Foster and Ben Tate to protect T.J. Yates, thus Johnson's opportunities will be limited.


Start 'em:

Fred Davis: The Redskins will attack the middle of the field to avoid Darrelle Revis and they have a great weapon to do it with. The Jets allow an average of 63 yards per game to opposing TEs and with Davis' abilities, he could add a score to that as well.

Jake Ballard: The Giants will be playing catchup with the Packers and will focus on Ballard a lot to avoid Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams. The Packers allow the 4th most fantasy points to opposing TEs.

Sit 'em:

Tony Gonzalez: The Texans defense has been much improved this year and they're one of the best defenses in the NFL at shuttuing down opposing TEs. They have surrendered only 2 TDs to TEs this year so unless Gonzo can put up over 75 yards, he's not going to have a big day.

Benjamin Watson: Not a good matchup against Baltimore. The middle of their secondary is full of playmakers and Colt McCoy will be busy either running for his life or peeling himself off the ground. Watson is unlikely to score and probably won't exceed 50 receiving yards.

Miami Dolphins Sleeper of the Week:

Miami Dolphins D/ST: I might as well leave their ST off there as they're not a threat unless they block another punt for a TD, but the Raiders come into Miami banged up on offense. Carson Palmer is an aggressive QB and though he may throw for a good amount of yards, he may also throw an interception or two this week to a defense that suddenly knows how to create a turnover.