Fantasy football Week 13 rankings: Who to start and sit
By Zachary Thompson/Fansided
If you still have something to play for, this week is vitally important, so get your best fantasy football lineup on the field with the help of these Week 13 rankings.
For most fantasy football leagues, this week is the final week of the regular season. Some teams are in a “win and get in” situation for the playoffs while torahs are trying to secure the top seed or even just avoid finishing in the cellar. As you put together your lineup for an extremely important Week 13, check out our Week 13 rankings to help you decide who to start and who to sit this week.
Week 13 starts on Thursday with a matchup of the Cowboys and Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota. While the Cowboys are trying to get their homefield throughout sewn up, there are plenty of games on Sunday with major playoff implications. The Chiefs and Falcons face off in Atlanta in one of the most interesting games on Sunday afternoon while the Texans and Packers game at Lambeau Field also will have a major impact on each team’s playoff hopes. It the later afternoon slot, Eli and the Giants take on Big Ben and the Steelers while two of the hottest teams meet in San Diego as the Chargers host the Bucs. On Sunday Night, the Panthers and Seahawks meed in Seattle before the week wraps up with the Jets hosting the Colts on Monday Night Football.
Whatever matchup has your attention, you can find my start/sit rankings here on FanSided every week. My rankings are designed to help you get your fantasy lineup set for success this week whether you’re playing in DFS or season-long leagues. For the rest of the year, my rankings will roll out each Thursday with only minor adjustments as injury situations change leading into the weekend. As adjustments are made heading into the weekend, the rankings on the following slides will update automatically, so drop a bookmark here or check back later for the newest information before kickoff on Sunday.
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Throughout this season FanSided has been partnering with FantasyPros.com to bring you the rankings in a new, easy-to navigate format. You can also check out some great research tools over at FantasyPros, and we’re happy to be a part of their growing network. They also have enabled us to bring you a new tool that you can find in the menu bar anywhere on FanSided.com. It’s our start/sit tool which gives you specific advice for your team.
Thanks to the new tools you can see how my rankings stack up against the ECR (Expert Consensus Rankings) without having to surf to a bunch of other sites. Hopefully, this makes this weekly FanSided post a one-stop shop that can help you get your lineup set for Week 8 having to visit a ton of different sites.
The rankings on the following slides are my personal opinion on who you should start and sit this week. For each position, I’ve considered the opponent, expected workload, and overall risk of each player.
With those reminders out of the way, let’s get rolling with my Week 13 rankings by looking at the QB spot.
Nov 27, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) greets Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) after their game at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) stretches prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) catches a pass in front of Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley (57) in the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) celebrates after scoring a touchdown on an interception against the Carolina Panthers during the first half at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 24, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) misses a fifty three yard field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports