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Raiders fantasy football: Start or Sit — Week 13 edition

The last week before the playoffs!

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Happy Saturday, everyone. We’ve made it, the final week before fantasy playoffs begin. Hopefully you’ve already clinched a playoff spot and this week doesn’t matter. For many of you, I’m assuming this week is a chance at reaching the playoffs. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you get in and begin your run at a championship!

Darren Waller (Start)

This year has been dreadful for fantasy tight ends. And by dreadful, I mean if you don’t have Travis Kelce or Darren Waller, you’ve likely been struggling at the position. If you’re fortunate enough to have Waller, you’re likely a playoff team. If you have Waller, start him, and be fortunate that you’re lucky enough to have him.

Josh Jacobs (Sit ... unless you have to start him)

This is a tough situation to be in. For many, Josh Jacobs is likely your RB1. Maybe you got lucky and he’s your RB2. Depending on your depth, you’ll have to start Jacobs, assuming he’s good to go. There have been some rough games lately for Jacobs, and he’s not 100 percent. If you have some really good options you can pivot to, do it. However, if you’re relying on Jacobs, you better hope he falls into the endzone.

Derek Carr (Sit)

What he did last week should prohibit him from ever being in your starting lineup again. However, he is playing the Jets ... so he SHOULD be good to go. Play at your own risk.

Henry Ruggs (Sit)

He showed some signs of life last week. But no, next. Try and avoid.

Nelson Agholor (Start)

Agholor has been a pleasant surprise this season. He’s been the big play threat we expected Ruggs to be. Agholor is still more of a deeper-league play, but he’s a solid flex option as there will be a couple touchdowns by the Raiders.

Hunter Renfrow (Sit)

It looked as if he was beginning to break out during the beginning of the season, but over the last month of the season he really hasn’t contributed much at all in fantasy. If you want to take a chance on him scoring a touchdown this weekend, by all means take the chance. But play at your own risk.