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Week 13 Fantasy Football start/sit advice

Week 13 of the NFL schedule is here. We give some players to start and sit for your fantasy football team this week.

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Our Week 13 fantasy football advice is here, taking a look around the Sunday football landscape and trying to give you a player to start and a player to sit at every position. For a closer look at the Miami Dolphins players you should be starting or sitting this week, click here.


Quarterback - Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs - There is no denying that the Chiefs are hot right now, having won five straight games to go from 1-5 to 6-5 and move themselves back into the playoff seeding. The Raiders, meanwhile, are 2-5 over their last five games and their hot start to the year may be a thing of the past. They are still a good defense, and they are seventh in the league in passing yards allowed, but Smith has a history of lighting up the Raiders, and that should continued this week.

Running back - Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens - This one hurts, because it is a recommendation to start a player against the Miami Dolphins, but has Miami done anything this year to make you think they will stop a running back? Allen is the starter for the Ravens with Justin Forsett on injured reserve, and he should take advantage of the Dolphins' inability to defend the run.

Wide Receiver - Danny Amendola, New England Patriots - This could be a little bit of a risk if something happens that keeps Amendola on the sideline, but everything seems to say Amendola is going to be able to play this week. Add in that the Patriots will be without Rob Gronkowski this week, and Brady should be targeting Amendola early, often, and nearly non-stop.

Tight End - Jacob Tamme, Atlanta Falcons - When Leonard Hankerson does not play, Tamme does well. That should be the situation this week as the Falcons face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, against whom Tamme caught 10 passes for 103 yards and a score in the first game this year.


Quarterback - Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers - Rivers struggled in his first meeting with the Denver Broncos, and there is no reason to think a trip to Denver will make it any better for the Chargers' passer. Rivers looked good against the Jaguars last week, but Denver plays defense at a different level than most of the rest of the league.

Running back - Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts - Gore is hurting but trying to play through it. He is going to do that this week against a Steelers defense that ranks eighth in the league against the run. This is not a good matchup for a healthy, young running back. It is a horrible one for a banged up, older one line Gore.

Wide Receiver - Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles - The Eagles are falling apart, coming off three straight losses, and will be facing a New England team looking to get back to winning after suffering their first loss of the year last week. You just cannot trust Matthews this week, especially with Mark Sanchez at quarterback.

Tight End - Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles - Back-to-back Eagles on the sit list is not a good sign for Philadelphia. Celek's sit status may be more about the fact that Zach Ertz appears ready to come back, however. Ertz should take away receptions from Celek, even though Celek has looked good over the past few weeks. Add in that the Eagles will be facing the Patriots, and New England knows how to defend against tight ends, and it is not a good week to be relying on Celek.