NFL Week 13 – Running Back Sit/Start Report

Expect Chris Ivory to punch a hole through the Giants in Week 13

Expect Chris Ivory to punch holes through the Giants line in Week 13

Start – Chris Ivory:  Battle of New York, or should I say, Battle of mediocrity? Thirteen weeks into the season and both East Rutherford inhabitants are driving NY fanatics crazy while flirting with .500. Although the Giants (5 – 6) have won the last five games in this series, the Jets (6 – 5) are two point favorites. Ivory is also my favorite running back to make a difference in the game come Sunday. Ivory has quietly put together a top-5 fantasy running back campaign. Now he gets the Giants’ defense that is allowing over 100 rush yards per game. Put your money on Ivory as a RB1 this week.

Start – CJ Anderson:  It only took Anderson 12 weeks but he finally looked like the first round fantasy draft pick that everyone projected he’d be. Last Sunday, Anderson carried the ball 15 times for 113 yards and two scores, including the game winning score to down the previously undefeated Pats. Head Coach Gary Kubiak already announced that Ronnie Hillman will remain the starter but against the Chargers, there should be some meat left on the bone for Anderson to feast. The Bolts are giving up 4.97 yards per carry, most in the league. Plug Anderson in as your flex and hope he rips off a long one for you.

Start – Matt Forte:  It’s unfortunate that Forte returned from injury to a full timeshare within the backfield, but let’s not forget who the top dog is in Chicago. Forte will get first crack at the 49ers dreadful defense. The 49ers come in to Soldier Field with the second worst rush defense in the NFL. Forte is a solid RB2 even within a timeshare with the powerful Langford.

SIT – Frank Gore:  The touches are there, the results are not. Gore is averaring 1.6 yards per a carry over the course of the last two weeks. Whatever the problem is with Gore, it won’t be resolved during Week 13. The Colts are traveling to play the number one run defense in the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. The way you beat the Steelers is through the air and Matt Hasselbeck is still undefeated as a starter, so trust the ball will be with him. Gore’s schedule should get easier in the fantasy playoffs, but leave him on the bench for Week 13.


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