Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. Sleeper alert features an under-the-radar player who could produce good numbers. Owners beware features a regular fantasy starter who could fail to meet expectations based on the strength of his opponent. Obvious fantasy starters like Aaron Rodgers and Adrian Peterson will not be featured. For your final lineup decisions, check our lineup rankings.
Start of the week
Russell Wilson vs. Minnesota Vikings: Wilson has been on absolute fire over the last four weeks, ranking third in fantasy points among quarterbacks on NFL.com. His success in the stat sheets should continue against the Vikings, who have surrendered an average of over 20 fantasy points per game to opposing signal-callers since Week 7. (Maximum value: High QB1)
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Nick Foles vs. Washington Redskins: No quarterback has been hotter than Foles, who has 10 touchdowns with no interceptions and leads all players with 68.56 fantasy points over the last two weeks. He should remain active against the Redskins, who have allowed the 18.2 fantasy points to quarterbacks on the road this year. (Maximum value: High QB1)
Robert Griffin III at Philadelphia Eagles:RGIII has been inconsistent in the stat sheets this season, but he is coming off one of his best performances and is set up to have another successful start against the Eagles. Their defense has surrendered an average of nearly 20 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks away from home. (Maximum value: High QB1)
Matt Ryan at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ryan's numbers have tumbled, as he's thrown three touchdown passes and seven interceptions in his last three starts. Still, this week's matchup in Tampa Bay makes him an attractive option. Over the last four weeks, the Buccaneers have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points (21.8 PPG) to quarterbacks. (Maximum value: Mid QB1)
Sleeper alert - Case Keenum vs. Oakland Raiders: Keenum has made a name for himself in fantasy circles, scoring 18-plus fantasy points in two of his three starts. Available in most leagues, he is a solid sleeper candidate against the Raiders -- their defense has allowed an average of 21.45 fantasy points to quarterbacks since Week 7. (Maximum value: Low QB1)
Sit of the week
Tom Brady at Carolina Panthers (Mon.): Brady is coming off his best fantasy stat line of the season, but has he returned to must-start status? I'm not so sure, and this week's matchup in Carolina is very difficult. Their defense has allowed an average of 10.3 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks at home, so Brady is a major risk. (Maximum value: Low QB1)
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Colin Kaepernick at New Orleans Saints: It's pretty tough to bench Kaepernick in leagues, but you should keep in mind that this week's battle of NFC powerhouses is anything but attractive. In fact, New Orleans' defense has surrendered the fourth-fewest fantasy points (10.1 PPG) to opposing quarterbacks at home this season. (Maximum value: Low QB1)
Eli Manning vs. Green Bay Packers: Manning is in the midst of one of his worst seasons at the pro level, ranking a very unimpressive 24th in fantasy points among quarterbacks with a league-high 16 interceptions. So while the Packers have struggled to stop the pass in 2013, it's still tough to advise starting Manning in most fantasy leagues. (Maximum value: High QB2)
Jason Campbell at Cincinnati Bengals: Campbell has been on fire since taking over the starting job in Cleveland, scoring 21-plus fantasy points in each of his last two contests. Still, this week's matchup against the Bengals is tough -- their defense has allowed the second-fewest fantasy points (9.5 PPG) to quarterbacks at home in 2013. (Maximum value: Mid QB2)
Owners beware - Philip Rivers at Miami Dolphins: Rivers has been one of the better fantasy quarterbacks of the season, but a matchup in Miami against the Dolphins is anything but attractive. While their defense is bad against the run, the 'Fins have surrendered the third-fewest fantasy points (9.85 PPG) to opposing quarterbacks at home. (Maximum value: Low QB1)
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