The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – RB edition – Week 13

The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – RB edition – Week 13

The Fantasy Football 2019 NFL regular season. As we close out the regular season, let’s take a look at the best starts and sits heading into Week 13 of your fantasy football matchups.

Start of the Week: David Montgomery @ Detroit Lions

For two glorious weeks, the Chicago Bears ran their offense through David Montgomery and all was right in the world. However, Matt Nagy has reverted to throwing the ball more than he should with Mitchell Trubisky instead of coming up with creative ways to inject life into the running game to get his dynamic players, like Montgomery, some space to work. Detroit’s defense is pretty bad though, so I’m risking it all on Montgomery this week.

Start – Bo Scarbrough vs Chicago Bears: On the Detroit side of the ball, I’m willing to roll out Bo Scarbrough after what I saw last week. Scarbrough dominated the backfield touches for Detroit and had a nice game. The Bears have had their struggles against the run, so Scarbrough should be a nice play.

Start – Benny Snell vs Cleveland Browns: I said before the season started that I thought Benny Snell was a poor man’s Le’Veon Bell. Snell is a patient runner who uses his blocking well and that was evidenced as he managed 98 rushing yards on 21 carries last week. I think the Browns defense is susceptible to grinding run plays, so Snell should be a nice start this week with James Conner still out.

Start – Miles Sanders @ Miami Dolphins: There’s no guarantee Jordan Howard is going to be available for this game. If Howard misses, Miles Sanders becomes an already bigger must start than he already is against this sad sack Dolphins team.

Start – Sony Michel @ Houston Texans: It may not have been a great game last week but I was happy to see Sony Michel get some volume. I think the Patriots are going to have to lean on Michel much more for the rest of the season and the offensive line is getting healthy. So long as the Patriots don’t fall behind by more than two scores, Michel should be a fine play this week.

Sit of the Week: Derrius Guice @ Carolina Panthers

If you started Derrius Guice last week as I did, you were disappointed as I was. The problem is that he’s still splitting touches evenly with Adrian Peterson, to the detriment of both players. Worse yet, Guice saw only one catch, meaning he wasn’t involved much in what little passing game the Washington Redskins have to offer. The Panthers have struggled but the run defense at home is good and I think they’re going to get after Haskins and this offense, so I’m hands off the Redskins this week.

Sit – Jaylen Samuels vs Cleveland Browns: You win some and you lose some, and my call for Jaylen Samuels as the start of the week last Sunday was an unmitigated bust. With the emergence of Benny Snell, you can’t trust Samuels except as a low tier flex play in full-point PPR leagues.

Sit – Devonta Freeman vs New Orleans Saints: Reports seem to be indicating that Devonta Freeman will play this week against New Orleans. Even if Freeman makes it onto the field, I’m not going to trust him in my lineup. Freeman had not been running well and was only valuable for his passing game work, but this matchup could go south on Atlanta quickly like it did last week. I understand if you have no alternative, but if you’re deciding between Freeman and say, Jonathan Williams, I’d rather play Williams.

Sit – Chris Carson vs Minnesota Vikings: After fumbling twice last week, Chris Carson saw his snap shares diminish. The real problem is that Rashaad Penny was already getting worked in even before Carson fumbled the ball away. I have no faith in Carson this week against a strong Vikings run defense.

Sit – Josh Jacobs @ Kansas City Chiefs: I think the Raiders may be walking into a slaughterhouse on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders have been surprisingly good this year, but the Chiefs defense is playing much better in their last three contests and I think the Raiders will find themselves playing from behind early, a bad game script for Jacobs. This isn’t necessarily a sit at all costs, but you must at least temper your expectations.