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NFL Week 13 Fantasy Football Advice

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Entering the final leg of the 2013 regular season, this may be the final week for you to book your place in your fantasy league play-offs, so here is some last-minute advice to help you make your roster better!

Make sure you're starting Andre Brown today
Make sure you're starting Andre Brown today
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Start: QB Josh McCown, Chicago Bears

Likely to be available on your waiver wire still, if you have a quarterback you aren't entirely confident in, then I recommend picking up McCown this week, and all weeks until Jay Cutler is back. The Bears take on the Vikings today, arguably the league's worst pass defense, and the Vikes have allowed nearly 23 points to opposing quarterbacks at home this season.

Sit: QB Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

At the start of the season, it would be silly to mention sitting Matt Ryan, but a banged up receiving core and poor offensive line play has meant his production has diminished. They face the Bills in Toronto today, who have a pretty underrated defense who can pressure the quarterback. Avoid Matt Ryan if you can.

Start: RB Andre Brown, New York Giants

The bust that was David Wilson in fantasy has been replaced by the bargain that is Andre Brown in New York. Brown is scoring at least nine points in his last three games, and going up against the poor Redskins rush-defense, you can bet Brown has a good day on the ground.

Sit: RB Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots

The Texans, whom the Patriots face this afternoon, are pretty stout against the run, but it's the backfield committee in New England which is the problem. Ridley should have a strong hand on the lead-role, but his ball-security problems does not please Bill Belichick. If you want to start anyone in this backfield, make sure it's Shane Vereen.

Start: WR Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

Floyd is enjoying his best run as a Cardinals and has elevated himself to the top target in the passing game. In his last two games, Floyd has racked up 13 rec, 297 yards and a score, as well as back-to-back 100-yard games, and now he's up against one of the worst defenses in the league in the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sit: WR Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints

The Saints are up against the Seahawks today in Seattle, which is never a good match-up. Although it's Drew Brees, it's also still Seattle, and Colston will be manned by Richard Sherman all afternoon. #Avoid

Start: TE Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

Probably Cam Newton's most consistent and reliable targets in the passing game, Olsen continues to put up nice statistical games each week. He got the best of the Buccaneers defense last time they faced off, and the Buccs, who are not great against the tight end, present another chance for a decent outing.

Sit: TE Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers

Gates has had his up and downs this season so far, but the veteran pass-catcher is certainly on the decline, with only one score in his last six games. The Chargers play the Cincinnati Bengals who are very tough against the pass.

Start: D/ST Cleveland Browns

The Browns are a very good defense, and they are playing the Jaguars, who are a very bad offense. Put them together and you get fantasy points for the Browns D/ST.

Sit: D/ST Kansas City Chiefs

With Justin Houston & Tamba Hali, arguably the best pass-rushing tandem in the NFL, out for this weekends game against the Broncos, it's hard to see how they will apply pressure to Manning, who, when given time, will be able to pick your secondary apart.

And again, if you're struggling at tight end, there's one guy you can still pick up...

Start: TE Rob Housler, Arizona Cardinals

Seeing more targets in recent weeks, Housler has been a nice option at tight end. Four 50-yard plus receiving days in his last five outings, Housler has a nice chance to continue that streak against the Philadelphia Eagles.