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Week 13: Playoffs? Playoffs? - 6 comments

By R.J. White

Most leagues have one more week of the regular season for teams to get into the playoffs. Are you on the outside looking in, or are you jockeying for playoff position? If you have reason to check out our Start/Sit rankings during the last week of your regular season (or the first week of your playoffs), it’s been a good year for you. However, the game changes in December. In most leagues, what you did in the season’s first three months matters little when it’s win-or-go-home fantasy football. We’ll do our best to give you the little push you need in your tough lineup decisions below. Feel free to ask questions in the comments section below.



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Andy Dalton. Dalton’s throwing to fantasy’s top receiver and playing a reeling Charger team that’s all but out of it.
Rashad Jennings. Jennings has flailed as a feature back before, but a great matchup and a workhorse role will help.
Ryan Broyles. Broyles will benefit from a weak D, additional attention to Megatron and the petulance of Titus Young.
Dallas Clark. Clark’s been coming on of late and has a great matchup for TEs against the Broncos.
Phil Dawson. A viable fantasy weapon, Dawson gets a dream matchup against the Raiders this week. Must-start.
Carolina Panthers. Panthers front four, come on down! You’re the next contestant on Beat Up the Chief QB!

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Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben might be able to play this week, but you don’t want him in your lineups against Baltimore.
Jonathan Stewart. Dealing with a high ankle sprain, Stewart likely won’t play, though he’s yet to be ruled out.
Dwayne Bowe. Fantasy owners pity Larry Fitzgerald, but don’t forget about the Chiefs’ train wreck at QB too.
Brandon Pettigrew. Pettigrew hasn’t been a consistent fantasy force this year and has less to do with LeShoure healthy.
Garrett Hartley. Ranked high on many lists, Hartley hasn’t had many FG attempts this year, making him a weak play.
Miami Dolphins. Generally a decent matchup play, the Dolphins don’t have a chance against Tom Brady’s bunch.

 
R.J. White is the head editor at the Cafe and contributes to CBSSports.com's MLB Rumors blog. He has previously written for FanHouse, Razzball and FanDuel. Catch up with him in the forums under the name daullaz. Follow him on Twitter; don't follow him in real life.
 
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6 Responses to “Week 13: Playoffs? Playoffs?”

  1. Ripboins says:

    Need some advice….I need some WR help. I have Colston as my WR1. I only start 2 WR’s. I can choose to have 2 of the following as my WR2 and backup for playoffs. Should I take Amendola, Mike Williams, Torrey Smith, Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon or Golden Tate?

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  2. User avatar daullaz says:

    Tough decision. I’d throw Tate, Williams and a less-than-100-percent Amendola out of the discussion immediately. If it were me, I’d probably go with Smith (great matchups in 14 and 16) and Shorts. Shorts has been good for longer; Blackmon has a little more upside. But in the playoffs, I think you want consistency, so Shorts would probably be my guy.

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  3. Ripboins says:

    That’s what I was thinking as well, thanks for the input!

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  4. petoria says:

    whats your pick for WR: need to start 3 between Miles Austin, Marques Colston, Jordy Nelson, and Cecil Shorts. I’m thinking shorts, colston, and nelson? I have rodgers as my QB

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  5. fish228 says:

    Hey really got a big game this week to lock up a playoff spot need to start 3 outta Wells Moreno gore Chris Johnson Lynch and gore I really need some help on this one considering there matchups thanks

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  6. User avatar daullaz says:

    Get your questions answered in the weekly chat:

    http://www.fantasyfootballcafe.com/chat.php

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