Fantasy Football Start and Sit: Week 13
Most fantasy teams only have one or two weeks left in their regular season, so it’s crunch time for some teams to get into the fantasy football playoffs. Look at this week’s Start and Sit column to help you decide who can be that guy to get you into your league’s postseason. But first, let’s look at how we did last week.
For the starts, Kyle Orton was a great call, with nearly 350 yards and 3 TD passes. Likewise, Brandon Lloyd had a good game with 2 TD catches. Mike Tolbert produced as projected, gaining over 100 yards and a TD. Dustin Keller was the only questionable start call, catching just 4 balls for 50 yards.
For the sits, Donovan McNabb was a good sit call, as he only had around 200 yards, a TD and a pick. Larry Fitzgerald was a great sit, only gaining 37 yards all game. Felix Jones was a questionable sit call, as he racked up 113 total yards, but didn’t score. Todd Heap was a bad sit call, as he only caught 2 balls, but they were for 79 yards and a score.
Total for week: 5/8
Now, what you really want to know, the start and sit calls for Week 13:
QB Matt Cassel, KC vs. DEN
Cassel has kind of flown under the radar along with his team this year, and that’s just the way he likes it. While he may not eclipse 300 yards this game, he will have multiple TD passes.
Projected stats: 22/29, 222 yards, 3 TD, 2 rushes, 10 yards
WR Mike Williams, TB vs. ATL
Most people would shy away from Williams against the Falcons, but I think he’s going to have a big game. The Bucs are going to be pumped for this key division matchup, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Williams caught the game-winning TD.
Projected stats: 7 catches, 98 yards, 1 TD
RB LeSean McCoy, PHI vs. HOU
McCoy could have one of the biggest games of his career this week. Going up against a terrible defense, look for the Eagles to set up plenty of screens and draws to get McCoy into space.
Projected stats: 15 rushes, 86 yards, 1 TD, 7 catches, 66 yards, 1 TD
TE Brandon Pettigrew, DET vs. CHI
The Lions are one of the best bad teams you’ll ever see. Although they are going against a tough defense, they are at home where they play extremely tough against anybody.
Projected stats: 6 catches, 80 yards, 1 TD
QB Jay Cutler, CHI @ DET
Most people would call me crazy for putting Cutler in this spot, but I really think the Lions are going to focus on shutting down the pass after getting torched by the Pats on Thanksgiving. Cutler is well-known for not being able to put consistent back-to-back games together, as well.
Projected stats: 17/29, 235 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, 3 rushes, 26 yards
WR Mike Wallace, PIT @ BAL
Wallace struggled last week against the Bills, so it stands to reason that he’s going to have trouble getting deep balls against a tough Ravens secondary.
Projected stats: 2 catches, 49 yards, 0 TD
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, NE vs. NYJ
Even as a time-share back, Green-Ellis has been solid recently. That won’t keep up this weekend against the Jets.
Projected stats: 8 carries, 24 yards, 0 TD, 1 catch, 5 yards
TE Aaron Hernandez, NE vs. NYJ
He seems to have been forgotten in New England’s offensive scheme. Don’t expect more than 2 catches for the rookie.
Projected stats: 2 catches, 36 yards, 0 TD
You do remember that in the last game against the Jets, Hernandez had over 100 yards right? Other than him, I agree with the calls on everyone else.
Considering Hernandez has been targeted just four times in the last three games, compared to 11 for Gronkowski, I’m sitting Hernandez. Gronk was in 44 of 54 snaps in Week 12 compared to Hernandez’s 17 of 54 also. In Week 11, Hernandez was only apart of 11 of 73 offensive snaps. Time to get Hernandez on the bench.
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