It’s Week 13 of the season and all the byes are behind us know with every team in play. We’ve already had six teams play on Thanksgiving and we’ve still got 13 games to play in a very important week of the playoff push. In many leagues this is the last week to position yourself in the seeding. Potentially you could already be staring up at the scoreboard after this past Thursday, but that’s why we’re here to help you set your lineups.
Seasoned fantasy players know about the studs and chalky plays so at Bruno Boys we try to help wade through the matchups on those tougher decisions, or point out when there’s a great matchup that you should go all-in on.
Still, we feel very strong about these recommendations and you should use them to help guide you to your starting lineup.
Here are your Week 13 Fantasy Football Team Defenses to Start.
Cleveland Browns Team Defense at Pittsburgh Steelers
It’s dangerous to lean on the earlier game too much when teams square off a second time in the season. Division rival games can often be unpredictable things but the fact remains that James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster are expected to be out. The Steelers are down too their third string quarterback Devlin Hodges too, since the team wants no part of a repeat performance by Mason Rudolph who threw four interceptions in Week 11. While the receivers have responded better to Hodges, Diontae Johnson and James Washington have underachieved and are up against quality corners.
A team can lose only so much talent before it shows on the field. Look at the Dolphins for example. Keeping the Steelers in this game will be their defense, but the Browns, despite losing Myles Garrett may have enough to keep the scoring down while their offense figures out how to beat Pittsburgh’s unit.