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Week 13: Sit 'Em

These usually solid players are not worth starting this week due to match-up, injury, or other circumstances This week's picks include Russell Wilson, Donald Brown, Danario Alexander, Brandon Gibson, and Torrey Smith.


Tate on paper looks like he might be a low level fantasy flex option in PPR leagues, as he averages just over three receptions and about 40 yards per game. If you consider that he also has six TDs on the season, he looks more appealing. However, four of his TDs came in two games. Chicago is going to be putting the pressure on Russell Wilson this week and Tate and the other receivers are going to feel this pressure as well. Tate has the ability to make big plays and that is how he usually finds the end zone. This week Chicago will not likely allow many of Tate's downfield plays to materialize. Therefore, I think he might see 2-3 receptions for about 30 yards.


Rudolph is extremely inconsistent. I have held onto him in my dynasty league, but in my traditional league he was basically a wasted roster spot Weeks 4 though 9. Now he has resurrected his fantasy status with two solid outings in Weeks 10 and 12 on either side of the bye week. Rudolph also suffered a head injury this past week. He has passed all mandatory consussion protocol testing thus far and it appears he will play against Green Bay this week. He could be limited by a shoulder sprain, however. Green Bay's pass defense has held TEs to low scoring fantasy affairs this season and Rudolph has me worried again. I think he will play, but be kept under wraps. Look for 1-2 receptions for 20-30 yards.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings

Jeb Gorham
Fort Collins, CO
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
I have been involved in sports since a youngster, growing up playing nearly every sport imaginable. Short Track Speedskating was my main sport with six years competing at national and international levels. For the past ten years I have worked in the sports, fitness and wellness industry. Since 2011 I have been an Assistant Professor of Management - Sports Management at Southern Vermont College. I have my masters degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and my Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. I am an avid cyclist and fantasy sports are one of my many hobbies.