Five Fantasy Running Backs that Will Make You Sick in Week 13: A Fan’s Opinion

Week 13. A make it or break it week for a vast majority of the fantasy football world. Some of you have clinched, and are sipping on drinks with little umbrellas in them. Some of you are fighting tooth and nail to get into the post season.

You have to go with your studs this week no matter what. Dont try to be too cute when setting your line-up; Its easier to stomach losing with your #1 RB than some 3rd string jobber full-back converted to a runningback that you desperately started “on a hunch” you read on-line.

The following are players you’re starting no matter what… just dont be too upset if their stat line is less than the ‘experts’ are telling you and you’re at home drinking egg-nog eating a sugar free fruit cake for the Fantasy post-season.

Ray Rice, Ravens vs Browns. A consesus #1 Running back on most websites this week. Why? Beats me. Rice’s biggest rushing gains on the year are 107,101,104.. those are Tim Tebow-esque rushing numbers. Throw out the big game vs the Cardinals and he only has five rushing touchdowns all season. Five. More so, Rice has gone over 66 yards rushing FOUR TIMES in TWELVE GAMES. Passing game? Forget that, Cleveland has allowed the fewest passing yards in the league and is tied for 2nd in fewest passing TD’s allowed. You’re starting him no matter what– just dont expect the gigantic games experts are telling you. LeSean McCoy, Eagles @ Seahawks. “Shady”‘s toe injury leaves him questionable for Thursday. On a short week. Going across country. Still no Vick- no Maclin, and against a better-than-you-think-they-are Seahawks run D ( Five rush TD’s allowed all season ). You’re using him; hopefully another one of your running backs will stand up. Ryan Mathews, Chargers @ Jaguars. Watching this game will be nearly impossible unless it has fantasy implications for your team. Starting Matthews? I dont know if you are but if so; don’t hold your breath. He’s looked good lately yes but has only 3 rushing scores all year ( none since week 3 ) and one game over 100 yards rushing since week 5, The Jags are also tolerable vs the run, and could be out to make a point after Jack Del Rio was dismissed Tuesday. A Monday-nighter could negate the “travel” aspect that often eats up teams traveling across country. But, you’ve been warned. Michael Turner, Falcons @ Texans. Turner has been somewhat of a disappointment this year, compared to his career numbers since coming to the ATL. He is currently listed Questionable with a groin issue, so check back right before game time. The Texans D has been excellent on both sides of the ball this year, so dont expect more than 70 yards and a score from Turner. Good numbers- not great.
Any Giants Running-back. You think the Giants are going to be trailing the Packers this week? Yep. Sixty pass attempts for Eli Manning? Probably. A total abandonment of the run game within the first quarter? You bet.

There you have it. Some things to consider before locking in that lineup on Sunday. Good luck!

People also view

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *