8 Big-Name Players You May Want to Avoid in Week 13

We're closing in on the fantasy playoffs, and benching some of these big-name guys could help you sneak in.

Thanks to a good friend of mine getting me started on it, I recently began watching the TV show 30 Rock, which is about the trials and tribulations a writer of a fictional NBC TV series goes through on a daily basis with a kooky cast of characters surrounding her. Tina Fey is absolutely a phenomenal writer and actress, and she makes this show wonderful to watch on so many levels.

The real star of the show, though - both 30 Rock and the fictional "TGS with Tracy Jordan" - is Tracy Morgan's character, Tracy Jordan. Jordan plays one half of a buffoonish pair of star actors headlining this show, but it's his quips and one-liners that get me every time. The wisdom he espouses is so simple, so brilliant, that everyone can and should follow it. He muses on food ("I don't get brunch. What's the benefit of combining breakdancing and lunch?"), linguistics ("Superman does good. You're doin' well. You need to study your grammar, son."), and social justice ("I wanna hold a mirror up to society... and then win the world record for biggest mirror.").

Perhaps the wisest advice that this comedy Buddha gives for fantasy football players to heed, though, is this simple, YOLO-esque mantra: "Live every week like it's Shark Week." I believe more fantasy football owners need to examine their starting lineups through this lens, especially as we draw ever-closer to the fantasy playoffs. Week 13 is a time to be unafraid to bench underperforming stars, to start unknowns and rookies, and like Tracy Jordan, to live every week on the edge.

So, which big-name players will be chum buckets this fantasy Shark Week? Let's find out!