Start Em Sit Em Week 13: Breaking Down Tough Decisions for Primetime Games

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21:  Alfred Morris #46 of the Washington Redskins in action during their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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If your fantasy week hangs in the balance of Week 13's prime time games, you've come to the right spot. 

These primetime games are all about the NFC East, as Sunday night has the Eagles taking on the Cowboys and Monday night brings us the Giants vs. the Redskins. 

There are points to be gained and lost in these matchups, and below we'll break down the keys to highlighting which players fall into which category. 

Alfred Morris, RB, Redskins

Verdict: Sit him

Alfred Morris has been one of the year's big fantasy surprises, and he's been just about as consistent as owners could hope. He also rushed for the most yards of his career, 120, when the Redskins and Giants met on Oct. 21. 

He will not duplicate that effort this time around. 

The Giants are 16th in rushing yards allowed, and an even worse 22nd in yards allowed per rush at 4.4. However, over their last three games, the Giants have allowed just 3.9 yards per rush.

The Giants will make slowing down Morris a key in this game, and this is the time of year when New York starts to put the clamps on. They will do just that to Morris.  

Eli Manning, QB, Giants

Verdict: Start him

Speaking of this being the time of year that the Giants shine, Eli Manning will put together his second solid performance after a string of clunkers. 

In the four games leading up to last week, Manning had chucked six interceptions to just one touchdown, and he looked completely inept. 

That changed in a New York minute last week as Manning threw for 249 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. 

Manning will exploit a Redskins' pass defense that is 31st in the NFL. In the previous meeting, Manning threw for over 330 yards, and that was at the beginning of his terrible four-game stretch. 

He will fill up the stat sheet this week. 

Anyone on the Eagles

Verdict: Sit 'em

My goodness, the Eagles are bad, and they aren't getting any better. There is no reason to play anyone on this team in fantasy this week.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Enquirer reported that Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy will both be out of this week's matchup with the Cowboys, so forget about either of those two.

That also means that rookie Nick Foles will be trying to get the ball to the Eagles wide receivers, and he will have to do so without McCoy taking up the attention of the defense. 

And let us not forget about the Cowboys victimizing the terrible Eagles' offensive line.

When it comes to fantasy, just say no to the Eagles.