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Fantasy football 2015: Who to start, who to sit in Cardinals vs. Rams

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Some more fantasy football advice

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It is Week 13 and you are almost done with your regular season. You are looking for any edge you can get with your fantasy team. While I would like to say this is place, at least for some perspective for the Cardinals and Rams, perhaps it is, perhaps it isn't.

But if you have any Cardinals or Rams on your roster, here is my fantasy advice to you.

Start 'em

David Johnson, RB, Cardinals: The rookie gets the start in place of the injured Chris Johnson and the injured Andre Ellington. He is expected to get around 25 touches. He leads all NFL rookies in touchdowns with eight. He is bound to find the end zone at least once on Sunday. Plus he gives you a guy who catches passes as well.

Carson Palmer, QB, Cardinals: He didn't come through last week, failing to throw for a touchdown for the first time all season, but he is still a money guy to play. He has thrown multiple touchdown passes in eight games this season. In six of them he threw at least three and thrice he threw for four scores. He's a good guy to have.

Chandler Catanzaro, Zach Hocker, K: Either one of these guys are good to have. Catanzaro kicked five field goals against St. Louis earlier in the season. Arizona isn't likely to give up many TDs to the Rams this time around.

Sit 'em

Nick Foles, QB, Rams: with injuries to the offensive line, it is just too hard for Foles to do well. Yes, he threw for three TDs in his start against the Cardinals in the team's 24-22 win. But he has four TDs and nine INTs against the rest of the league. I would consider the game against Arizona an anomaly at this point.

Tavon Austin, WR, Rams: Yes, he scored twice against Arizona earlier in the season. But he hasn't scored in his last four games. he also only has 13 receptions in his last four games for a combined 58 yards.

Pause before starting

Todd Gurley, RB, Rams: He broke out against the Cardinals for 146 yards. He looked like the next Adrian Peterson for a few weeks. But now he is averaging just 3.1 YPC in his last four games. However, he has scored a touchdown in three of his last four games. He might still be worth starting. He will be the main option if the Rams get near the goalline.