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Flexy and I Know It: Flex Start/Sit Week 13

For most of you, it’s the final week of the season before the fantasy playoffs start. With the bevy of question marks surrounding some of these lower-tier players, take a gander at some of the good or bad options to consider in your flex for Week 13.

Hey Nerds! The Dynasty Nerds writers are here to provide you with weekly starts and sits. We will be making our recommendations based on weekly consensus PPR rankings from FantasyPros. Here is our squad and the position groups they will be covering to help you each week. Follow us, friend us, tweet us. 

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NOTE: Rankings are based on a 12-team PPR league. So, saying WR2 means top 24, or TE1 means top 12, etc. and are pulled from Fantasy Pros consensus expert rankings.

Week 12 Recap:

In his first game back in quite a while, Raheem Mostert played well. He finished with double-digit points in all scoring formats. Meanwhile, every other recommendation didn’t play well. It didn’t matter if they were a start or sit suggestion. The other two start recommendations, WRs Michael Pittman Jr. and Darius Slayton, didn’t score much at all. In fact, Slayton put a big fat ZERO on the scoreboard.

Do you know who else put up a zero? My only sit recommendation, rookie WR Jerry Jeudy. That wasn’t as surprising considering a practice squad WR started at QB. I promise I chose Jeudy before that news came out later on in the week. Now, with many of you fighting for a playoff spot, let’s hope for a better outing in Week 13.

Starts

(Courtesy of FOX59)

Jonathan Taylor (RB25)

This one is a little risky, but I think rookie RB Jonathan Taylor for the Indianapolis Cots finally found his footing in Week 11 before being placed on the COVID/IR list. He posted 90 yards on 22 carries while also hauling in four receptions. It came on the heels of what is arguably his worst game as a pro. That gives me some promise heading into this week when he, hopefully, gets taken off the COVID/IR list. His matchup is also a piece of cake as the Houston Texans have given up the second-most points. To the RB position in fantasy.

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mike Williams (WR38)

This is a game where Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams has to show up and show out for his team to get a victory. On paper, this doesn’t look to be a tough matchup for the Chargers receiving weapons, and that’s true to an extent. Their opponent, the New England Patriots, are excellent at taking away the opposing offenses’ number one weapon. In this case, that is WR Keenan Allen. Allen will be limited by the Patriots, which means someone has to step up. That someone will be Williams this week as the Patriots are one of the best defenses for covering the TE position. They currently are giving up the fifth-lowest amount of points to the TE. Thus, practically eliminating TE Hunter Henry from consideration.

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Frank Gore (RB31)

Coming into the 2020 season, I thought there was no chance in hell that I would come close to recommending New York Jets RB Frank Gore as a viable starting option, but here we are. Gore and the Jets will play the Las Vegas Raiders this week. A team the bleeds points the RB position while playing down to its competition. Essentially, it’s a perfect storm for Gore. His upside is limited, but he will provide you with a safe floor.

(Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports)

Damien Harris (RB26)

You can start both Patriots’ RB’s Damien Harris and James White. However, I’d say more so, Harris. This game will be a close one, and he receives a large portion of the team’s carries designated to the RB position. At least he does now with fellow RB Rex Burkhead done for the time being, and RB Sony Michel only sees one snap in last week’s game. That makes this backfield a firm one-two punch, where Harris gets the rushing work, and White gets the pass-catching job. It makes it more predictable. If the game is close, like I believe it will be, this is a game where Harris outshines White. Again, his upside will be limited, but he has a very safe floor.

Sits

(Courtesy of 104.3 The Fan)

Jerry Jeudy (WR37)

For the second week in a row, Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy will highlight my sit segment. I don’t trust him with QB Drew Lock under center and a tough matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs defense. Who, by the way, don’t give up many points to the WR position. Both of those things, in combination, make Jeudy borderline unplayable. It just simply can’t happen.

(Courtesy of NJ.com)

Darius Slayton (WR43)

I thought New York Giants WR Darius Slayton was in for a big week against the Cincinnati Bengals. Then, QB Daniel Jones hurt his hamstring. Thus, effectively ending any chance that I start a Giants weapon this week, including Slayton. Backup QB Colt McCoy looked atrocious in his time on the field replacing Jones this past Sunday, and the offense couldn’t move the ball. I don’t care that he has a great matchup with the worst pass defense in the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks. Slayton needs to remain on your bench if the Giants go into that game without Jones.

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