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Erickson: NFL Week 13 fantasy football start 'em or sit 'em

Nov 15, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) breaks a tackle from Houston Texans linebacker Tyrell Adams (50) during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Week 13 means that we are just one week away from the start of the fantasy football playoffs. The start/sit decisions made this week will be crucial to whether fantasy managers will be vying for a fantasy championship this year or duking it out in the loser’s bracket.

Injuries continue to ravage fantasy lineups (we miss you, Christian McCaffrey), and teams will be without the likes of Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson and Curtis Samuel as their teams are on bye.

I'm here to be your guide through weekly sit/start questions across traditional 10- and 12-team leagues, along with deeper formats. So, without further ado, get ready for the lucky 13th edition of the 2020 PFF fantasy football start ‘em or sit ‘em.

QUARTERBACKS

START: RYAN TANNEHILL, TENNESSEE TITANS

You’ve been warned. This week’s article will feature a helluva lot of Tennesse Titans players because it’s hard not to love them versus the Cleveland Browns. This Week 13 game has the highest projected point total on the main slate (54), and Ryan Tannehill has posted impressive back-to-back offensive showings.

Despite playing two of the NFL's tougher matchups, Tannehill has finished as a top-nine quarterback over the past two weeks. Just last week, the Browns’ defense allowed Mike Glennon to finish as a top-15 quarterback, so it’s not hard to imagine Tannehill finishing inside the top 10. The Browns have allowed four top-10 QB performances in normal-weather games this season.

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