Week 12 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Answering Your Biggest Fantasy Questions

Kyle Vassalo@VassaloBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 27, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 31:  Jackie Battle #26 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 31, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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We're getting down to the wire now in fantasy football and one start 'em, sit 'em decision can be the difference between you going on to win your entire fantasy league or missing the playoffs completely.

Many of you have been asking us questions through Twitter and the comments section of our start 'em, sit 'em articles to make sure you make all the right moves with your lineup.

Brandon faced two dilemmas and posed his questions via Twitter.

D.J. Ware or Jackie Battle?

Jackie Battle took the fantasy world by storm, but hasn't managed to find the end zone in the month of November. He's been held to under 10 carries in his last two outings and with the Chiefs' recent skid, Battle is a risky start.

The mystique surrounding Battle is gone and at this point, and he's not worth the risk. Kansas City isn't utilizing him and to make matters worse, he's up against the Steelers' vaunted front this week.

Battle is one of those guys who was incredibly valuable for a few weeks, but the window of opportunity has passed and not only is he not worth starting, he's not worth the room on your bench.

D.J. Ware is a different story. With Ahmad Bradshaw out and Brandon Jacobs' subpar performance of less than 2.0 yards per carry against a soft Philly defense last week, Ware is the better option.

He isn't Bradshaw, but he can catch out of the backfield and he's going up against a Saints' front that allows over 120 yards per game. 

Neither of these guys is a home run, but Bradshaw's injury and the matchup Ware faces makes him the better option here.

Start D.J. Ware

Scott Chandler or Kellen Winslow

There was a stretch at the beginning of the season where Scott Chandler was a must-start. He was Ryan Fitzpatrick's go-to guy in the red zone and it looked like he was going to be this year's red-zone tight end sensation—the way Marcedes Lewis was last season.

He's gone ice cold though. Despite a small resurgence, he's not a viable starter.

One multi-touchdown game and a 71-yard performance last week shouldn't be enough to make owners forget that he's been held out of the end zone in six of his last seven games. Also, he's only racked up over 35 yards twice all season.

Kellen Winslow has been up and down this season, but he's been far more consistent than Chandler has. The Bills' offense is dying out and Winslow is coming off a huge 132-yard performance against Green Bay.

The Bucs have lost four in a row and are in desperation mode. This is a must-win and you should expect Winslow to come up big when it matters, just as he did last week.

Start Kellen Winslow

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