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NFL Start ’em sit ’em Week 13: Roll with Joe Burrow, bench Matt Ryan

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Our week 13 NFL start ’em sit ’em fantasy football advice is here. Who should I start? Who should I sit? We have some answers below, for some players who have awesome matchups, and some who should be riding the bench in Week 13.

Let’s dive into our fantasy football start ’em sit ’em Week 13 analysis.

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Fantasy Football Week 13: Start ‘Em

Joe Burrow, quarterback, Cincinnati Bengals

Start Burrow in Week 13 playing a high-rolling Chargers offense that will likely force Burrow to throw to keep competitive. Much more so than Burrow’s last outing against a listless Steelers when the young quarterback did not have to do a lot to generate points in that game. Sit back and watch the fantasy points pour in.

Jalen Hurts, quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles

Look for Hurts to get back on course for those who need to start him in Week 13. The New York Jets present an easy matchup and currently yield the 14th-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. With Hurts also dealing with a slight ankle tweak, he will have to take his game through the air. This hopefully keeps him within the QB2 fantasy range.

Boston Scott, running back, Philadelphia Eagles

If Miles Sanders (ankle) is a no-go, Scott is a start in Week 13 at the New York Jets playing against the team giving away the most RB fantasy points for free! No, really. The Jets are bad against running backs, after having allowed a league-high 17 rushing touchdowns and 176 yards per game on average. Sheesh!

Myles Gaskin, running back, Miami Dolphins

In this same game, start Gaskin in Week 13 as an RB2 who should continue to keep the fantasy points floating in. Gaskin has scored three times over his last two games and should keep delivering the goods facing a New York Giants defense yielding the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

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Hunter Renfrow, wide receiver, Las Vegas Raiders

Coming off a stellar 134-yard WR1 fantasy performance, Renfrow is a start ’em in Week 13. The Raiders next host The Washington Football Team, currently giving up the fourth-most points to the receiving position. To date, Renfrow has been an absolute target hog, averaging 7.5 looks per game. This keeps Renfrow within the top-20 at wide receiver most any given week.

Odell Beckham Jr., wide receiver Las Angeles Rams

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OBJ didn’t take long to find the end zone in his second outing playing for the Rams. So, heck yeah, go ahead and start Beckham in Week 13 when the Rams host the Jacksonville Jaguars. Beckham is coming fresh from a 10-target, five-catch, 81-yard, one-TD performance. Why not play him while he’s hot, as well as healthy?

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Fantasy Football Week 13: Sit ‘Em

Matt Ryan, quarterback, Atlanta Falcons

Ryan has been absolutely dreadful in recent weeks, making him a sit ’em quarterback for Week 13. Over his last three games, he has scored only one touchdown, and he has not passed for more than 190 yards . This accompanies five interceptions in the same stretch. Matty Ice simply cannot be trusted as a starting fantasy quarterback, no matter who the Falcons are playing. This week, it happens to be the Buccaneers.

Lamar Jackson, quarterback, Baltimore Ravens

If you have a safer option, you might be better off sitting Jackson in Week 13. He missed Week 11 with an illness only to return and put up a terrible performance that consisted of only 165 yards and four awful interceptions. He and the Ravens play at Pittsburgh when who knows which version of Jackson shows up.

Tyrod Taylor, quarterback, Houston Texans

Coming from a fairly decent quarterback performance in his last game against the Jets, Taylor is a sit for Week 13 for those who have a better option. Taylor and the Texans will next be facing an Indianapolis Colts defense that last held Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady in check to some extent.

Saquon Barkley, running back, New York Giants

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Barkley is not performing to the level for which he was drafted. Bottom line. Since returning from his ankle injury, Barkley has combined for only 109 total yards over two games. Plus, he has scored just twice all season. Lack of opportunity makes Barkley a sketchy start heading into a Week 13 clash in Miami. To date, the Dolphins’ defense has given up only 10 total touchdowns to running backs in 12 games.

Ty Johnson, running back, New York Jets

The Jets’ revolving door of starting quarterbacks is not helping Johnson’s fantasy value. This makes Johnson a sit for Week 13 for those who have other viable fantasy options. Overall, it is difficult to trust starting any Jets on a weekly basis when it comes to setting fantasy lineups.

D.K. Metcalf, wide receiver, Seattle Seahawks

Metcalf has been returning pennies to the dollar for which he was drafted. He is simply not startable in fantasy football until Russell Wilson gets his passing game together . Over Metcalf’s last three games, he has managed only eight total catches for 70 measly yards. Remember when he used to produce these numbers in one game? It has been a while, making Metcalf a sit in Week 13 playing the 49ers.

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Marvin Jones, wide receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars

Jones and the Jaguars have a daunting Week 13 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. Considering the Rams are reeling from three embarrassing losses , look for them to play fierce and take out their frustrations on rookie QB Trevor Lawrence and Co. in their next game. This likely scenario may not bode well for those who start Jones in fantasy lineups in Week 13.

Rashod Bateman, wide receiver, Baltimore Ravens

We keep waiting for a big fantasy performance from Bateman and it has not been happening. With quarterback Lamar Jackson last playing like complete garbage , it is hard to trust starting Bateman until his quarterback gets back in his own lane. So, sit Bateman in Week 13 at the Pittsburgh Steelers if you have a better option.

Noah Fant, tight end, Denver Broncos

Fant’s fantasy value has been tanking in recent weeks. His targets are declining and he is just not making enough catches to be a reliable fantasy tight end. On top of this, Fant has not scored since Week 6. While Week 13 presents Fant with a nice matchup against the Chiefs (giving up the ninth-most TE fantasy points), there is no guarantee Fant will receive enough targets to take advantage.

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