Fantasy Football: Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em

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A lot of people are still alive in their fantasy football leagues, but it’s getting to that point in the season where if you’re not winning, we must come to grips with the fact that it’s just not going to happen this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play spoiler and bring some people down with you. If you’re sick of watching your friends defile your name each week by crushing your fantasy dreams, why not hit them right back with some spoiler magic? Starting and sitting these guys will both help you win and spoil someone else’s Sunday in the process.

Mandatory Credit: Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE

Start ‘Em: Doug Martin – RB|Buccaneers (vs. Kansas City Chiefs)

The Kansas City Chiefs have allowed five touchdowns to opposing running backs so far this year and Doug Martin might be the most dangerous they’ve faced yet. The Bucs traded back into the first round to get Martin because he’s such a versatile back, and this might be the week we finally see why it was so smart to trade away some of your draft to get him. Greg Schiano and company have full faith in Martin and despite what some experts are saying, Martin is going to get a decen work load this week. The only way he gets anything less than that is if he splits carries with LeGarrette Blount, but if Martin gets 23 carries, what’s the big deal? It might not be a gigantic game for Martin, but it will be a return to form.