Fantasy Football's Week 13 Starts and Sits

Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IDecember 2, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 29:  Thomas Jones #20 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers on November 29, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Panthers 17-6.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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By Derek Lofland.

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. Now that December is upon us, there are only a couple of weeks left before the fantasy playoffs start. This is going to be an important week for victories in your leagues.

To help make things easier for you to decide whom you should start and sit, we have cobbled together a list of players you must start weekly. If you own one of these players, we recommend you put them in your lineup and keep them there, especially for the playoff push, regardless of matchup.

At QB we suggest you always start Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers, Kurt Warner (if healthy) and Brett Favre.

At RB we suggest you always start Adrian Peterson, Michael Turner (when healthy), Maurice Jones Drew, Chris Johnson, Cedric Benson (again when healthy) and DeAngelo Williams.

You should always start these wide receivers: Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Reggie Wayne, Randy Moss and Vincent Jackson.

These Tight Ends are must starts: Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez and Dallas Clark.


Start of the Week:

New York Jets RB Thomas Jones: The Buffalo Bills surrender the most yards to fantasy running backs of any NFL defense. Jones broke the 200-yard barrier and scored a touchdown the last time he played the Bills. The Bills have allowed at least 100-yards rushing to opponents in nine of their 11 games and over 200-yards rushing in three of their games this year.

Jones is quietly putting together another Pro Bowl type season for the 5-6 New York Jets. He is on pace for almost 1,400 yards rushing and 13 rushing touchdowns. The Jets have been limiting rookie QB Mark Sanchez’s attempts in recent weeks, as he has only 38 in his last two starts. Jones should have a big week in Buffalo and is a must start this week...

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