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Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks

The 12th week of the NFL season came to a close on Monday night with the Baltimore Ravens obliterating the Los Angeles Rams. Before looking ahead to Week 13, there were a few quarterbacks who performed well in fantasy football in Week 12.

What more can be said about Lamar Jackson that hasn’t already been mentioned? The second-year quarterback continues to dominate on the field and in fantasy football.

On Monday, Jackson led all quarterbacks in Week 12 with 36.3 fantasy points. Along with Jackson, Ryan Tannehill continues to propel the Tennessee Titans into being a possible playoff team by scoring 32.4 points on Sunday.

What quarterbacks are in line to lead your fantasy football team to a victory this week? All of the picks in this article are based on PPR (points per reception) scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues.

With that being said, here are the quarterbacks to start and sit in your fantasy football lineups in Week 13.

QBs to Start in Week 13

Eagles’ Carson Wentz (vs. Dolphins): Over the past month or so, it has been a rough going for Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles. Since Week 7, the Eagles’ franchise quarterback has averaged only 11.5 fantasy points.

Luckily for Wentz, he has the ultimate ‘get right’ game against the Miami Dolphins in Week 13. The Dolphins have surrendered 26 passing touchdowns thus far (tied for second-most in the NFL).

Rams’ Jared Goff (vs. Cardinals): Similarly to Wentz, it has been a season to forget for Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams. After Monday night’s abysmal outing, Goff has now failed to throw a touchdown since Week 8.

Fortunately, Goff will have a chance to bounce back against an Arizona Cardinals defense that is terrible against the pass. Arizona’s defense has given up 3,471 passing yards and 29 passing touchdowns (both are most in the NFL).

Jaguars’ Nick Foles (vs. Buccaneers): Nick Foles hasn’t looked the same since returning from his shoulder injury in Week 11. In the past two weeks, Foles has managed to score a combined 32.7 points but most of his scoring has come in garbage time.

Next up on the schedule for Foles is the decimated secondary of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite holding Matt Ryan to 7.6 points on Sunday, the Buccaneers have still allowed 3,360 yards and 26 passing touchdowns (both are second-most in the NFL).

Other QBs to Start: Packers’ Aaron Rodgers (vs. Giants), Jets’ Sam Darnold (vs. Bengals), Titans’ Ryan Tannehill (vs. Colts), Panthers’ Kyle Allen (vs. Redskins)

QBs to Sit in Week 13

49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo (vs. Ravens): Jimmy Garoppolo has gotten into somewhat of a rhythm for the San Francisco 49ers in the past month. While playing the Cardinals twice, Garoppolo has scored 18 or more points in three out of his past four games.

Garoppolo has been playing better in recent weeks but that could easily come to an end when he faces the Ravens’ stingy defense in Week 13. Baltimore’s revamped defense is one of two teams in the NFL who have more interceptions (10) than passing touchdowns allowed (9).

Chargers’ Philip Rivers (vs. Broncos): After watching Philip Rivers play over the past few weeks, it seems as if he’s nearing an end to his successful career. The Los Angeles Chargers’ quarterback has four touchdowns and eight interceptions in his past four contests.

To make matters worse, the veteran quarterback will travel to face the Denver Broncos in Week 13. The Broncos have held opposing QBs to only 12 passing touchdowns (tied for sixth-fewest in the NFL).

Lions’ Jeff Driskel (vs. Bears): Jeff Driskel has been asked to step in for Matthew Stafford while he nurses a back injury. In his first two starts, Driskel was able to do a decent job of filling in as he combined for 45.6 points.

In Week 12, Driskel struggled with only 12.6 points and he’ll have another tough matchup in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving. Chicago’s defense under Chuck Pagano has given up an average of 13.5 points per game to QBs (sixth-fewest in the NFL).