Week 13 of fantasy football is a crucial week for starting and sitting tight ends on fantasy football rosters. A good tight end can earn over 25 points in one game in some fantasy football leagues and a bad tight end can cost 15 points in one week.
The top five fantasy football tight ends should remain the same barring injuries. No.1) Antonio Gates is in bad shape with a foot injury and assorted ailments but anyone with Gates on their team probably does not have another top five tight end option. No. 2) Zach Miller is going against the San Diego Chargers this week and if healthy he should have a solid game.
No.3) Vernon Davis goes against one of the most opportunistic defenses in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers. The game is also in Green Bay and it is winter on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. No.4) Jason Witten is playing against the Indianapolis Colts and their top 15 pass defense.
No.5) Dustin Keller faces a weak New England Patriots pass defense and could have a big day with Mark Sanchez under pressure from a decent front defensive line. All these tight ends are must start in most fantasy football leagues and the following three start and sit decisions could be the key to winning and losing this week.
Three fantasy football tight ends to start in week 13 of fantasy football
Kevin Boss: New York Giants
Eli Manning is without his number one wide receiver, Hakeem Nicks for this game. This will mean he will need a reliable check down option and this could be the New York Giants steady big man Kevin Boss. Boss has yet to have a break out game and this game against the Washington Redskins is as good as any. Look for Boss to have more than a few big gains after the catch. Start Mike Boss in most fantasy football leagues unless one of the top five fantasy football tight ends is on the roster.
Visanthe Schiancoe: Minnesota Vikings
Visanthe Schiancoe is a reliable receiver and this game against the Buffalo Bills will be much closer than anyone will expect. The Buffalo Bills pass defense will bottle up Rice and Harvin and Schiancoe will be the best pass option for Brett Favre. Start Visanthe Schiancoe in most fantasy football leagues unless one of the above six fantasy football tight ends is on the roster.
Todd Heap: Baltimore Ravens
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the best defense against the run and this will facilitate a short passing game for Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens. Todd Heap knows how to get open and give his quarterback a good look and this will come into play in this game. Flacco will be looking for Heap as a first option most of this game which is good news for his fantasy football owners. Start Todd Heap in most fantasy football leagues unless one of the above seven fantasy football tight ends is on the roster.
Three fantasy football tight ends to sit in week 13 of fantasy football
Brandon Pettigrew: Detroit Lions
Brandon Pettigrew had a big game on Thanksgiving and now he will face reality when he takes on the tough linebackers of the Chicago Bears. Look for Pettigrew to be forced to block most of this game and he will be ineffective over the middle against on of the toughest group of linebackers in the NFL. Sit Brandon Pettigrew in most fantasy football leagues unless the fantasy football teams next best option is ranked 11th or less among fantasy football tight ends.
Chris Cooley: Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins face a stiff test against the New York Giants in this NFC East match up. The New York Giants have been an inconsistent team in the NFL for 2010 and they are looking to rebound big in this spot against their division rivals. Chris Cooley will be a focal point in this game and he will be bottled up and will score less than five fantasy football points. Sit Chris Cooley in most fantasy football leagues unless the next best option is ranked 12th among fantasy football tight ends in the rankings.
Jacob Tamme: Indianapolis Colts
Jacob Tamme as a great pick up for fantasy football owners of Dallas Clark when he went down for the season. The Indianapolis Colts have a home game against a Dallas Cowboys team that is struggling to say the least. IN this game Tamme will be focused on over the middle and the defense will also be throwing plenty of blitzing schemes at Jon Kitna. Tamme will be forced to stay in and block in this spot. Sit Jacob Tamme in most fantasy football leagues unless the next best option ranks 13th among fantasy football tight ends.
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