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Fantasy Football: Four starts, four sits for Week 13

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Well it turns out I should’ve started Alfred Morris last night, so what do I know? I am actually at peace with that decision, as the Cowboys offense has shown zero life since Zeke’s suspension. Fantasy is about finding the highest probability of success, and living with the outcomes. Trust the process if you will. On to Week 13 starts and sits!


Orleans Darkwa, RB, NY

Boy did the G men botch this week. I actually understand the desire to give Davis Webb some action, but that could’ve been accomplished in the fourth quarter of blowout losses. They disgraced Eli, and apparently with the ownership’s blessing, which makes all the backlash deserving. Anyway, the Raiders run defense is non-existent, and it makes sense to hide Geno and pound the rock.

Rex Burkhead, RB, NE

The Patriots RBBC is always tough to trust, but Burkhead appears to be in the circle of trust. The Bills defense has been getting gouged by the run, and I expect over 35 carries for the backfield, leaving Sexy Rexy plenty of fantasy goodness.

Zay Jones, WR, BUF

If you haven’t seen the viral Zay video this week, stop and go find it. Guy defies physics. In assumed catch up mode, the Bills WR1 should see 10+ targets against the suspect Pats secondary.

Philip Rivers, QB, LAC

Rivers has been red hot, and gets the Browns at home. He has been out of QB1 favor most of the year, but have full faith in him in this crucial week.


Matthew Stafford, QB, DET

This is a tough one, as Stafford has been solid all year. But heading on the road to Baltimore’s top five defensive unit, I don’t have faith in a QB1 outing in this crucial week. I would start Case Keenum, Tyrod Taylor, or even Josh McCown over Stafford this week.

DeMarco Murray, RB, TEN

The Titans continue to march out Murray and Derrick Henry in an even timeshare, as unwarranted as that may be. Henry is clearly outplaying Murray, and minus a cheap goalline TD, he has no upside against a tough Houston D.

Jordy Nelson, WR, GB

Hopefully you’ve been benching Jordy already, but just a friendly reminder that he is unplayable with Brett Hundley at QB.

Seattle Seahawks DST

The Seahawks defense has lost muliple playmakers, and now takes on the hottest offense in the NFL. No thanks.