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Fantasy Football Week 13 Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em: RB Isaiah Crowell

By Michael Henken
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 11: Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets runs the ball during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on November 11, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 11: Isaiah Crowell #20 of the New York Jets runs the ball during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on November 11, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images) /
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Heading into Week 13 fantasy football, it’d be a smart decision for fantasy football owners to sit New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell as he takes on the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

With a record of 3-8, the New York Jets have done little but disappoint throughout the 2018 season thus far. It’s become incredibly clear that the team still has many holes to fill, with many of them being on the offensive side of the ball.

To be blunt, the Jets offense has been quite brutal this season. Rookie quarterback Sam Darnold had struggled for the most part before suffering an injury, while the unit has often failed to establish a strong rushing attack behind a relatively weak offensive line. Ultimately, the Jets simply lack weapons on offense.

Because of this, it’s once again expected that the Jets will have trouble moving the ball and putting up points against the Titans this week. The Titans have a solid defense and the Jets haven’t shown much promise with the ball, which is why it’s probably a smart decision for fantasy football owners to sit Jets running back Isaiah Crowell in Week 13.

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Crowell, who signed with Jets prior to the 2018 season, has had some bright moments, but he’s struggled as well.

On the season, he’s totaled 582 yards on 120 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry with six touchdowns. Those stats, however, are quite inflated as he rushed for 219 yards against the Denver Broncos in Week 5. Aside from that game, Crowell has only rushed for over 100 yards on one occasion this season.

Also, Crowell has only scored a touchdown in one of the last six games, meaning his fantasy football production has been low as well. And following a week where offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates dialed up 50 passing plays as opposed to 12 rushing plays, it’s unclear how many opportunities he’ll even get.

It’d be best for owners to sit Crowell this week and not even think twice about it. Now isn’t the time to experiment when it comes to the ever-important RB position on your fantasy football lineup.

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