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Did last week settle any of the questions Fantasy football players have had about running back situations around the NFL? Unfortunately, not really. The Dolphins, Steelers, Ravens, Colts, Texans, Lions, Falcons and Panthers were all missing key backs and the Bengals, Broncos, and Saints were all playing without their starting quarterbacks, so it's hard to take much from those situations until they get healthy. The Chargers did get Autin Ekeler and the Bears got David Montgomery back, and both returned to dominate touches as expected, however, Raheem Mostert didn't do the same in his return from injury. 

So, there are still a lot of unsettled situations out there. We expect to get many of the missing players back this week, and we can make educated guesses on how everyone will be used, but it's going to be tought to know who to start and sit, as usual. That's why Jamey Eisenberg's Start 'Em & Sit 'Em column is here to help you make the right calls. Here's who Jamey is starting and sitting in Week 13:  

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START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Running Backs
Start 'Em
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PHI Philadelphia • #26
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -9 O/U 46.5
OPP VS RB
30th
PROJ PTS
14.1
RB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
600
REC
19
REYDS
123
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.7
Sanders is typically a must-start Fantasy running back in all leagues, but we're getting many questions about sitting him after what happened in Week 12 against Seattle when he had just eight total touches and was outplayed by Boston Scott. He has also scored a combined 13 PPR points in his past two games against the Browns and Seahawks, but I'm going right back to Sanders this week against the Packers. It helps that Green Bay has allowed a running back to score or gain over 100 total yards in every game this season. But Sanders also had at least 17 total touches in consecutive games prior to Week 12. The Eagles offensive line is a mess, but Sanders should still be fine this week against the Packers.
IND Indianapolis • #28
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU IND -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS RB
31st
PROJ PTS
12.1
RB RNK
NR
YTD Stats
RUYDS
518
REC
26
REYDS
227
TD
4
FPTS/G
12.3
Taylor was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, and hopefully he resumes his role as the lead running back for the Colts. Prior to missing Week 12 against Tennessee, Taylor had arguably his best game of the season against Green Bay in Week 11 with 22 carries for 90 yards, along with four catches for 24 yards on four targets. He'll still share touches with Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins, and Hines should be considered a sleeper this week since Houston has allowed seven running backs to catch at least four passes in a game this season. But this should be a game where Taylor goes off since the Texans are No. 2 in Fantasy points allowed to running backs, and Houston has allowed a running back to score in six games in a row, with eight touchdowns allowed over that span.
SF San Francisco • #31
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BUF BUF -2.5 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
21st
PROJ PTS
12.7
RB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
346
REC
13
REYDS
150
TD
3
FPTS/G
15.7
Mostert returned in Week 12 against the Rams following a four-game absence with an ankle injury and had 16 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown, although he lost a fumble. Mostert should be even better this week against the Bills. Buffalo has allowed a running back to score or gain at least 100 total yards in seven games in a row, with seven touchdowns allowed over that span and three running backs with 100-yards rushing (Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Damien Harris and Kenyan Drake). Mostert is still sharing touches with Jeff Wilson and Jerick McKinnon, but he's a lock for 15-plus touches if healthy, which should give him the chance for an outstanding performance in Week 13.
MIA Miami • #37
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CIN MIA -11.5 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
16th
PROJ PTS
8.1
RB RNK
31st
YTD Stats
RUYDS
387
REC
30
REYDS
198
TD
2
FPTS/G
14.1
At the time of publication, Gaskin was still on injured reserve, but we expect him to return this week against the Bengals. And if that happens, consider Gaskin a quality No. 2 running back in all leagues. It would help if Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) remains out, but Gaskin was the No. 1 running back in Miami before hurting his knee in Week 8 against the Rams. He scored at least 12 PPR points in five of his past six games, and he had at least 21 total touches in four of his past five outings. Hopefully his workload and production remains the same when healthy, and the Bengals have allowed a running back to score or gain at least 100 total yards in five of their past six games.

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BAL Baltimore • #27
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DAL BAL -7.5 O/U 45
OPP VS RB
1st
PROJ PTS
12.1
RB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
380
REC
17
REYDS
103
TD
3
FPTS/G
8.5
Dobbins was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, and he's eligible to play Tuesday against the Cowboys. He should be considered a quality starting option in all leagues. The Cowboys have allowed a running back to score a touchdown or gain at least 100 total yards in four of their past six games. And Dobbins just had 17 total touches for 18 PPR points in his last game in Week 11 against Tennessee.
PIT Pittsburgh • #24
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS PIT -7 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
4th
PROJ PTS
3.8
RB RNK
27th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
195
REC
2
REYDS
0
TD
3
FPTS/G
3.8
We'll see if James Conner remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list for Monday's game against Washington, but if he's out then Snell would be a low-end starter in all leagues. He started in place of Conner in Week 12 against Baltimore and had 16 carries for 60 yards, as well as three catches for 33 yards on four targets. He has the chance for 15-plus touches again this week, and Snell will hopefully get 90-plus total yards again, with maybe finding the end zone.
NE New England • #28
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC NE -PK O/U 47
OPP VS RB
24th
PROJ PTS
10.7
RB RNK
29th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
88
REC
34
REYDS
266
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.1
White's role in the passing game could be important this week with the Patriots trying to offset the Chargers pass rush with Joey Bosa. It helps that the Chargers are among the league leaders in receptions allowed to running backs with 65, and eight running backs have at least four catches against the Chargers this season. White has at least four catches in two of his past four games.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #21
Age: 37 • Experience: 16 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LV LV -7.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
29th
PROJ PTS
7.9
RB RNK
28th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
521
REC
13
REYDS
70
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.1
With Lamical Perine (ankle) out, Gore has once again been the lead running back for the Jets the past two weeks. He has at least 17 total touches in each game against the Chargers and Dolphins, and Gore has scored at least 11 PPR points in both outings. His workload should remain the same against the Raiders in Week 13, and Las Vegas is among the league leaders with 15 total touchdowns allowed to running backs on the season.
WAS Washington • #41
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT PIT -8.5 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
1st
PROJ PTS
10
RB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
223
REC
46
REYDS
338
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.7
Antonio Gibson has been awesome the past three games and should remain a starter in all leagues despite the tough matchup with the Steelers, but don't be surprised if McKissic is back as a solid flex play in PPR. While he only had five catches on six targets in his past two games against the Bengals and Cowboys, this should be a game where Washington is chasing points on the road. Look for McKissic's targets -- and receptions -- to be on the rise this week.
Sit 'Em
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CIN Cincinnati • #25
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA MIA -11.5 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
17th
PROJ PTS
11.7
RB RNK
30th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
223
REC
34
REYDS
261
TD
4
FPTS/G
9.7
I had Bernard as the bust alert last week in this column, and he struggled against the Giants with eight carries for 32 yards, along with two catches for 17 yards on three targets. He's now gone three games in a row with eight PPR points or less, and he has 13 total touches or less in each game over that span. I'm nervous to trust him with Brandon Allen under center, and hopefully the Bengals will get Joe Mixon (foot) back soon to upgrade their backfield.
ATL Atlanta • #21
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO NO -3 O/U 46
OPP VS RB
2nd
PROJ PTS
9.6
RB RNK
NR
YTD Stats
RUYDS
610
REC
16
REYDS
82
TD
9
FPTS/G
13.9
Gurley is not guaranteed to return this week after missing Week 12 with a knee injury, but initial reports indicated he would return in Week 13. However, he might consider taking another week off with this matchup against the Saints. New Orleans hasn't allowed a running back to rush for 100 yards in 49 games in a row in the regular season. Not that it matters much for Gurley, who has one game with more than 100 rushing yards in his past 27 outings in the regular season. Gurley struggled in his first meeting with the Saints in Week 11 with eight carries for 26 yards, along with one catch for 4 yards, and I don't have much optimism for him to improve this week. And if Gurley is out then you can plug Brian Hill in this spot if he's the starter for the Falcons.
BUF Buffalo • #20
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF BUF -2.5 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
7th
PROJ PTS
8.2
RB RNK
38th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
283
REC
11
REYDS
77
TD
4
FPTS/G
8.9
Moss ran well last week against the Chargers at 6.6 yards per carry, but it was disappointing to only see him get nine carries and 11 total touches compared to the workload for Devin Singletary (11 carries and 14 total touches). Maybe that changes this week, but I don't want to trust either Bills running back against the 49ers on the road. Moss will likely need to score to boost his Fantasy value this week, but he only has four total touchdowns on the season. With Josh Allen dominating the offense, the only time to trust Moss or even Singletary is in a very favorable matchup. Since San Francisco is No. 7 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to running backs, that doesn't apply this week.
NO New Orleans • #28
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL NO -3 O/U 46
OPP VS RB
5th
PROJ PTS
7.9
RB RNK
32nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
551
REC
15
REYDS
132
TD
4
FPTS/G
9.8
Murray was awesome last week at Denver with 19 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns, along with two catches for 36 yards on two targets. He now has 31 carries in two games with Taysom Hill, but I'm not starting him this week as anything more than a flex option in deeper leagues. Alvin Kamara, despite his struggles with Hill, remains a must-start Fantasy running back, but this Falcons run defense is legit. Since Raheem Morris took over as the interim head coach prior to Week 6, only D'Andre Swift in Week 7 has more than 10 PPR points, which includes matchups with Mike Davis, Gordon, Kamara, Murray and Josh Jacobs. And Swift only had 48 total yards against the Falcons, but he scored with four catches. Kamara had 13 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against Atlanta, and Murray had 12 carries for 49 yards, along with two catches for 36 yards on two targets. I would expect a similar stat line for Murray this week.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #22
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA SEA -10 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
18th
PROJ PTS
11.3
RB RNK
25th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
369
REC
16
REYDS
72
TD
6
FPTS/G
9.6
Gallman is more of a bust alert than a must-sit option, but the Giants being without Daniel Jones (hamstring) this week makes me concerned at Seattle. Maybe Colt McCoy will throw more to Gallman, who did have five targets and three catches in Week 12 at Cincinnati, although he managed minus-3 yards on those receptions. The nice thing for Gallman is he had at least 18 carries in two weeks in a row, and he scored a touchdown in six games in a row. He should be the catalyst of this offense with Jones out. But Seattle hasn't allowed a running back to gain more than 58 rushing yards in six games in a row. It will take Gallman scoring to save his production, and luckily for him the Seahawks have given up seven rushing touchdowns and eight total touchdowns to running backs since Week 8. Still, I'm nervous for the Giants offense without Jones, and I would only consider Gallman a flex this week.
Bust Alert
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DAL Dallas • #21
Age: 25 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL
OPP VS RB
4th
PROJ PTS
13.8
RB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
707
REC
39
REYDS
256
TD
7
FPTS/G
15.4
You're probably not sitting Elliott in most leagues, and if the Ravens are without standout run stopper Brandon Williams (ankle) again in Week 13, the outlook for Elliott improves. But his offensive line could be a disaster again with Zack Martin (calf) and Cameron Erving (knee) out. Elliott also has two games with more than eight PPR points in six games without Dak Prescott (ankle), and one touchdown over that span. I still have him ranked as a low-end starting option, but there are scenarios where you might consider benching Elliott. Without his quarterback and offensive line healthy, this has been a lost year for one of the best running backs in the NFL.

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