Just as NFL teams are scrambling for playoff position, plenty of fantasy owners are down to the wire for their own playoff push. With only a game or two remaining in most formats, however, owners should be able to count on 2013 stalwarts like Andrew Luck and Knowshon Moreno to power their teams to victory, right?
Well, maybe that coveted playoff spot won't be so easy after all.
The bye weeks may be over, but that doesn't make every top player an automatic start in Week 13. In fact, several fantasy stars could be in for a rude awakening in this Sunday's matchups.
It may seem sacrilegious to bench a superstar with the playoffs on the line, but the smart fantasy owner can't always follow the projections. Not all teams will have the options available to work around these stars, but the following players are most likely to fall short in Week 13.
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