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Week 13 Rankings: Quarterbacks and Running Backs

Posted By Themis Katris On Nov 30 2011 @ 12:26 pm In Fantasy Football | 1 Comment

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving and took in all the food and football that you can handle!

PLAYOFFS!!!  At least for some of you, others may still have 1 week left of season play.  Either way, IT IS CRITICAL that you employ the right personnel in your lineups.  I hope that my week 13 rankings will help you along the way to finalizing your lineups.  Don’t be afraid to go with your gut feeling on some players.  Take a look at the match-ups, weather, home or away, what kind of numbers they put up last time they played etc.  There are many factors in deciding which player to put in or keep on the bench.


  1. Tom Brady vs. IND (Always a good bet and it helps that he’s going up against the Colts)
  2. Aaron Rodgers @ NYG (He will erase all hopes the Giants have in making the playoffs)
  3. Drew Brees vs. DET (Suh is out, pass rush will be a bit easier and this game will be a shootout)
  4. Eli Manning vs. GB (Will need to throw just like he did against the Saints)
  5. Matthew Stafford @ NO (I predict a shootout and Stafford will not disappoint)
  6. Cam Newton @ TB (If he doesn’t give you a passing TD, he will certainly run one in)
  7. Tony Romo @ ARI (Has been on fire as of late and going up against a very beatable secondary) [1]
  8. Ben Roethlisberger vs. CIN (Bengals have a good rush defense, so they’ll need to throw)
  9. Matt Ryan @ HOU (Will be a tough match-up, but he has the weapons)
  10. Tim Tebow @ MIN (4th quarter machine!)
  11. Philip Rivers @ JAX (….He’s been a disappointment but the matchu-up is there)
  12. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. TEN (Had a good game last week and they really neerd a win)
  13. Carson Palmer @ MIA (Miami has been playing great Defense as of late and Palmer was shut out of the endzone last week)
  14. Vince Young @ SEA (No Vick and Young threw for over 400 yards last week)
  15. Matt Moore vs. OAK (I am liking this guy with every week that goes by.  Moore to Marshall connection again)
  16. Josh Freeman vs. CAR (Tough Match-up here)
  17. Alex Smith vs. STL (Will be running all over the Rams which should open up the passing game)
  18. Mark Sanchez @ WAS (Very inconsistent and going up against a pretty good secondary)
  19. Joe Flacco @ CLE (I do not like him here, but he may have a couple lucky TD’s)
  20. Sam Bradford @ SF (Will need to throw in this game, but still going up against an overall great defense)



  1. Frank Gore vs. STL (He will be on fire in this game)
  2. Arian Foster vs. ATL (3rd string QB is starting…more Foster to come)
  3. Ray Rice at CLE  (Benson had a great game against them last week and Rice will torch them in the passing game as well) [2]
  4. Matt Forte vs. KC  (The Bears will lean heavily on Forte this week. The Chiefs are giving up 133.7 YPG.)
  5. LeSean McCoy @ SEA (Tough match-up playing in Seattle, but has been getting into the endzone)
  6. LeGarrette Blount vs. CAR  (Blount has been on a tear the last two games. The Panthers are giving up 137.5 YPG.)
  7. DeMarco Murray @ ARI  (The Cards are giving up 123.5 YPG.)
  8. Marshawn Lynch vs. PHI (Love his match-up)
  9. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. SD  (The only thing happening down there is MJD, other than being sold)
  10. Chris Johnson @ BUF  (He came back to his old self again and going up against a rush friendly defense)
  11. Adrian Peterson vs. DEN (Not sure if he’s playing yet)
  12. Michael Bush @ MIA (Should be able to score in this one)
  13. Michael Turner @ HOU (Going up against a strong defense, so this will be a clash)
  14. BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. IND  (Start him as they will have a big lead and will run a lot in this game)
  15. Beanie Wells vs. DAL (Had a great game last week but going up against a tougher match-up this time around)
  16. Reggie Bush vs. OAK (I’ve had a man crush on Bush the last 5 weeks, please start using him!)
  17. Ryan Mathews @ JAX (Had a good game and should continue vs. the Jaguars)
  18. Rashard Mendenhall vs. CIN (Scored twice last time they played, but every week is different and the Bengals have a good rush defense)
  19. Willis McGahee @ MIN (Tough to run on but they will have to worry about Tebow as well)
  20. Cedric Benson @ PIT (Has been good as of late but playing in Pittsburgh is tough)
  21. C.J. Spiller vs. TEN (I like him as my sleeper pick and will have a coming out party here)
  22. Shonn Greene @ WAS (so so match-up but he will have to take control early on)
  23. Darren Sproles vs. DET (I like him every week to have an explosive play)
  24. Steven Jackson @ SF (Hate this match-up, but he could go off on one big play)
  25. Jonathan Stewart @ TB (Has done well and should do well in this game also)
  26. DeAngelo Williams @ TB (Him, stewart and Newton should all do damage in this game)
  27. Donald Brown @ NE (The only problem is that they will be down early, so his best chance is the first half) [3]
  28. Peyton Hillis vs. BAL Not exactly a dream matchup, but Hillis should see plenty of touches.
  29. Roy Helu vs. NYJ (Who knows, Torrain might come back to life this week..but for now I’ll stick with Helu)
  30. Maurice Morris @ NO (If Kevin Smith is out, Morris will get the carries)


If you have any questions about your lineups or want any advice, please leave a comment below or ask me on Twitter @Themisk22!



































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