Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em: David Montgomery ready for another big game

In all the years that I’ve been writing this Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em column, it’s the first time that I’ve been doing it with a game happening. I’m currently watching the Ravens-Steelers game as I’m writing this sentence, and it’s kind of cool. Maybe we’ll get more Wednesday games in the future? Probably not.

While the 2020 season has been wacky because of COVID-19, the good thing is the NFL has been flexible in making sure every game gets played. It hasn’t always been easy, and Fantasy managers have had to juggle a lot of things in setting your lineups. The final stretch of the season will likely have more twists and turns, but we’re near the end. In fact, this is the final week of the regular season in many Fantasy leagues.

Hopefully, this is the week you will clinch a playoff berth or lock up a potential bye week. We know that’s not the case for everyone, but it would be great if several teams are alive fighting for a postseason spot in your league to make it competitive.

So let’s get to why you’re here with the starts and sits that you need for Week 13. I know many of you will stop reading this column after this week if you miss the Fantasy playoffs, but I appreciate you coming here during the season. We’ll still be here until the end of the year, and hopefully help those of you still in contention come away with a Fantasy title. 

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It was great to see David Montgomery have a breakout game in Week 12 at Green Bay, and I expect that to carry over to this week. He should have another outstanding performance in Week 13 against the Lions.

Detroit allows the most Fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Lions are fifth in rushing yards allowed in the NFL at 1,467 and first in touchdowns allowed to running backs with 14 rushing and 21 total. In the past five weeks alone, seven running backs have scored at least 15 PPR points against Detroit, with 12 total touchdowns allowed. That bodes well for Montgomery, especially with the way he looked against the Packers.

He missed Week 10 against Minnesota with a concussion, but he returned after Chicago’s bye with 11 carries for 103 yards at Green Bay, along with five catches for 40 yards and a touchdown on six targets for a season-high 25 PPR points. It was also the first 100-yard game of the season for Montgomery.

Now, it’s been an up-and-down season for Montgomery. With Tarik Cohen (ACL) out, he’s established career highs in targets (47), receptions (35), receiving yards (252) and receiving touchdowns (two).  He has at least three catches in six of his past seven games, which has given him a nice floor in PPR. But he also has just one rushing touchdown on the season and just three games with more than 12 PPR points.

However, this should be a great week for Montgomery against the Lions, and I expect him to be a top-15 running back in all leagues — if not higher.

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