Week 13 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Matthew Stafford and 4 Quarterbacks You Must Start

Matt LeirdahlContributor IIIDecember 2, 2011

Week 13 Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Matthew Stafford and 4 Quarterbacks You Must Start

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    Week 13 has some of the most favorable matchups of the season for quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford

    With Week 13 being the week that starts the playoffs in many fantasy football leagues, it is imperative that you start the right quarterback. 

    There is no doubt that a quarterback can make or break a fantasy football team, this year especially. 

    Here are four quarterbacks that you must start. 

Aaron Rodgers

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    As usual, Aaron Rodgers is poised to have a great game. 

    In Week 13, he and the Green Bay Packers are taking on the New York Giants, who have a struggling defense. They give up 25.2 points per game and are very bad at defending the pass. 

    Because the Packers rely heavily on the pass, things don't look good for the Giants.

    Look for Rodgers to have one of his best games of the season. 

Tom Brady

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    The whole world would be shocked if Tom Brady didn't have a great game in Week 13. 

    He and the New England Patriots are playing the worst team in the league, the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts give up 29 points per game and only have five interceptions on the season. 

    That being said, in the last three games, Tom Brady has thrown eight touchdowns and zero interceptions. 

    Starting Tom Brady this week is a no-brainer. 

Cam Newton

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    Cam Newton has been one of the most consistent and surprising quarterbacks of the season. 

    There is no reason to believe that he won't continue that trend in Week 13 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    The Buccaneers have been struggling on defense all season. They give up more than 250 passing yards per game and almost 27 points per game.

    Cam Newton will be able to tear through the passing defense, especially since the Carolina running game will be able to soften the defense up. 

Matthew Stafford

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    If the Detroit Lions are planning on making a run at the playoffs this season, they will need to start in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints. 

    The Saints have one of the most porous passing defenses in the league, giving up more than 250 yards per game. 

    The Saints also have a very good passing offense, which means they will be scoring, and often. 

    The Lions will need to keep up, and the fastest way to do that is through the air, meaning yardage and points for Stafford.