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Fantasy Football: four starts and four sits for Week 13

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Start of the Week: Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears

The Bears are taking on the 49ers’ league worst rushing defense in Week 13. Despite a strong performance by Matt Barkley in Week 12, the Bears are a run first team right now. Having subdued his competition for the starting job, Howard will continue to see 18+ carries per game. As a result, Howard is in store for yet another big game.

Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings

The Cowboys are in the bottom half of the league in pass defense. The Vikings have been trending the wrong direction recently, and the offense has been horrible. Diggs however remains the biggest playmaker for the Vikings and will kick start the Vikings offense in Week 13.

Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Yes, the Dolphins defense has been much improved during their recent hot streak, but the secondary can still be exposed. Wallace was a near non-factor against the Bengals in Week 12, but he will rebound in Week 13. Wallace is capable of making a big play at any time and he should see many chances to create against the Dolphins.

Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers

Kaepernick is the top quarterback streaming option for Week 13. Facing the Bears atrocious secondary, Kaepernick could be in store for another big game, coming off his 33 point performance in Week 12.


Tim Hightower, RB, New Orleans Saints

Hightower has seen a massive increase of playing time since his 102 yard game in Week 8. However, since reportedly being put in a committee with Mark Ingram, Ingram has massively outperformed Hightower. In Week 13, facing a Lions defense that has allowed the fifth fewest points to running backs, Hightower will see his stats return to Earth.

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers

Benjamin has been incredibly mediocre, with a 44 yard touchdown catch saving Benjamin from a dud outing. Outside of Week 12, Benjamin has scored no more than 7 points since the Panthers Week 7 bye. Facing the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13, the Panthers will continue to struggle, and as a result, Benjamin will be in for yet another strictly average performance.

Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos

The Broncos offense has been nothing special in 2016, similarly to the 2015 Super Bowl champion team. Surprisingly, the Jaguars have allowed the seventh fewest points to wide receivers. Thomas will see a lot of upstart rookie corner Jalen Ramsey, and could struggle.

Robert Kelley, RB, Washington Redskins

Kelley has emerged as the work horse back for the Redskins, having more than 20 carries in every game since Week 8 (excluding Week 12). The Redskins will face the Cardinals second ranked run defense in Week 13. Despite how solid the Redskins offense has been of late, they could meet their kryptonite against the Cardinals this week.