Tuesday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Cowboys vs Ravens

Marquise Brown's fantasy outlook points to a higher target share than usual in Week 13.
Marquise Brown's fantasy outlook points to a higher target share than usual in Week 13. / Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Two teams fighting to stay alive in the playoff race meet head-to-head to cap off Week 13 as the Dallas Cowboys (3-8) take on the Baltimore Ravens (6-5) on Tuesday Night Football. The Ravens are almost back to full health and head into this one as 8.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 13 Cowboys-Ravens showdown.

Ezekiel Elliott Fantasy

Start Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott has had an up-and-down 2020 season that involves 5 fumbles lost and just one 100-yard game. However, if you have him on your roster, you have likely been starting him all season and that shouldn't change this week. Elliott has had double-digit carries in every game so far this season and should be leaned on Tuesday night to wear down the Ravens' defense. Plus, Elliott's ability to catch the ball coming out of the backfield could come in handy as Baltimore has given up 3 receiving touchdown to running backs this season. The Cowboys know if they want to win games, they must get Elliott going. This could be the week that it finally happens.

Marquise Brown Fantasy

Start Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Despite not having starting quarterback Lamar Jackson throwing to him last week, Marquise Brown had one of his best performances of the season hauling in 4 of 8 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown. The Ravens will be without starting tight end Mark Andrews, which means Browns could see more targets than usual in this matchup. The Cowboys' defense has struggled to keep wide receivers in check all season. They have given up 19 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers so far, which ties for the most in the NFL. The Ravens may lean on the running game early on in this one, but expect Brown to rack up some yards as the game progresses. He is a solid FLEX play this week.

CeeDee Lamb Fantasy

Sit CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Rookie CeeDee Lamb has seen at least 6 targets in each of the past three games, but has only posted more than 35 receiving yards once in that span. He has become one of quarterback Andy Dalton's favorite targets in the redzone, but relying on a touchdown-dependent wide receiver is no the smartest move in fantasy football. Lamb draws a difficult matchup in Week 13 as the Ravens' defense has allowed the third-least amount of receiving yards to opposing wide receivers in the NFL this season (1,652). Lamb could benefit from the fact that the Cowboys are expected to play from behind in this one and pass the ball a lot, but the risk of a poor performance is not worth starting him this week.

Gus Edwards Fantasy

Sit Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Gus Edwards was a popular waiver wire pickup last week as he was expected to serve as the Ravens' starting running back. Edwards ended up having just 9 carries for 10 yards, but did score a touchdown. Heading into this game, J.K. Dobbins is healthy and should return to his role as the starting running back. While Edwards may see some carries as a change of pace back, he is not relevant in fantasy football anymore. The Cowboys are a great matchup on paper, but Edwards is just not going to see enough work to be worthy of a starting spot this week. He is a great depth piece to have heading into the fantasy football playoffs, though.

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