Each week during the NFL season FST brings you our Fantasy Football Sit’em column, which takes a look at unfavorable match-ups and how they might impact lineup decisions for your fantasy football roster. Let’s take a look at some players that you may want to consider benching for Week 13. If you have any start’em sit’em questions feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

Running Backs

Beanie Wells AZ VS. NYJ

Beanie came back to action last week against the Rams and looking like a battering ram with his 2 TD performance. This week it’s against a team that is coming off their worst loss of the season to a Patriots team that put up 50. So what to think? I don’t think the Jets are that bad and I don’t think Wells can repeat his performance. The new QB in Arizona is not a great upgrade from what they’ve had so if the Jets can do what they do best in stopping the running attack they should be in position to get a home victory.

Steven Jackson STL VS. SF

Jackson has been playing better of late. Do I have any confidence he’ll eclipse 8 fantasy points against the Niners on Sunday? No way Jose. Jackson has been good for 3 yards and that proverbial cloud of dust week in and week out. It shouldn’t change this week and certainly there are better options, sit Jackson and make sure he doesn’t move off your bench.


Jay Cutler CHI VS. SEA

Cutler came back last week to carve up Minnesota. This week it’s the Seahawks on the menu. Given the looming suspensions to the Seahawks DBs this appears to be a good matchup. I just don’t think so against the Seahawks who will do everything to contain Marshall. Without Forte and other wide-out weapons it’s Cutler who should be frustrated by a solid Seahawks pass rush. I just can’t wait to see Cutler yell “Don’t let them hit me!” to his offensive line again.

Carson Palmer OAK VS. CLE

Palmer has seen better days. If losing to his old team wasn’t bad enough last week, he got booed and virtually blasted by all the Cincinnati media upon his return. I certainly don’t blame them either. The Browns just turned over the Steelers 8 times last game and Haden is back healthy a cornerback. I don’t like Palmer for the Raiders one bit this Sunday.

Wide Receivers

Brandon Lloyd NE VS. MIA

Will Lloyd finally break out? I don’t know, but my hunch is negative. I think Miami stands a very little chance of providing much resistance against one of the league’s hottest offenses. I would say Lloyd has been a non-factor for several reasons and he remind me more of how Chad Johnson got lost in this offense last season. Not confident enough for me to start him this week at least.

Denarius Moore OAK VS. CLE

For many of the same reasons I’m hating on Palmer, are why I don’t like Moore this week either. Haden is healthy for the Browns and should draw his assignment. I don’t think this team will pack it in but I don’t think he’ll find the receptions easy to come by in this game.

Tight Ends

Vernon Davis SF VS. STL

Vernon Davis has been silent and sometimes a disappearing act in the Niners offense. If he’s not involved early in the game, he gets lost and out of sorts with the offense. The Rams surprisingly defend the Tight End position well so avoid another clunker for Davis this week.

Antonio Gates SD VS. CIN

Single-handedly the most overrated TE this season. He’s done about the bare minimum for fantasy owners to consider not trading him. I just don’t believe it’s only Rivers and his regression this season. Perhaps he’s just getting too old.


Green Bay Packers GB VS. MIN

Cheeseheads looked putrid last week in the Meadowlands. This week it should be easier against a Vikings team led by 2nd year QB Ponder. I think Peterson is the wild card and can factor in heavily. I love the Packers to blow them out but I don’t see a bunch of sacks or defensive turnovers. There are better sleeper options out there.