Dion Lewis rushed five times for 27 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 11 yards in the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Rams.
LeGarrette Blount (18) led New England's backfield in touches, while Lewis (9) and James White (7) continued to share passing-back duties. The Patriots used a lot of Lewis early in game, then put him on bubble wrap the rest of the way in an easy win. We'd project Lewis for 9-11 touches in Week 14 against Baltimore. Lewis will be a low-end flex option in that Monday night game.
Jared Cook caught 3-of-4 targets for 19 yards Week 13 against the Texans.
Cook came out of the gate hot, catching two quick passes including a third-down conversion on the first drive, but that was the extent of his contributions until the fourth quarter. Cook will have some big games in this offense, but he is impossible to trust week to week. He can be left on the wire.
Drew Brees completed 31-of-44 passes for 326 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in New Orleans' 28-13, Week 13 loss to the Lions.
It was Brees' first touchdown-less game at home since Week 4, 2009, a span of 60 games. It was an inconceivable outcome considering his 2016 play and weak opponent. Brees may have been playing through an injury, as his deep passes were wobbling much more than usual. He lacked his usual drive. Provided everything is alright physically, Brees will bounce back as a mid-range QB1 for next week's trip to Tampa.
Randall Cobb hauled in all three of his targets for 19 yards and a touchdown Week 13 against the Texans.
Cobb was not asked to do much of anything, but he did save his fantasy owners with a nine-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Aaron Rodgers was able to escape pressure to his left on the play, and Cobb did a good job to find space in the end zone for the score. It was his fourth touchdown of the season but his first since Week 9. He also has recorded 41 yards or fewer in three of his last four games. With Davante Adams vacuuming up targets, Cobb has become a low-floor WR3. He certainly will not be a must-start next week against the Seahawks.
Jeremy Hill rushed 23 times for 33 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Eagles.
He added two catches for 12 yards on three targets. The one-yard touchdown run after a 50-yard catch by Cody Core definitely saved Hill's fantasy day, though it can be viewed as a big positive that he received 25 total touches. In the two games without Gio Bernard and A.J. Green, Hill has handled 43 total touches as one of the focal points of the offense. Unfortunately, he's faced two strong run defenses. Hill will get a much better matchup Week 14 at the hapless Browns.
Malcolm Mitchell caught 8-of-10 targets for 82 yards in the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Rams.
Mitchell took over as a near-full-time player in this one, playing in three-receiver packages alongside Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan. Mitchell clearly has the trust of Tom Brady, who is engineering a high-volume, ball-out-quick passing attack that suits all of his receivers' skill sets. Mitchell has earned every-week WR3 treatment entering a Week 14 date with Baltimore.
Davante Adams caught 1-of-7 targets for 17 yards Week 13 against the Texans.
Adams had some chances in this game, but he was only able to come down with one of them. That catch was a disappointment as well, as Adams just stepped out of bounds before running over several would-be tacklers for another 30 yards. Adams also dropped what would have been a long gain down the sideline and was overthrown deep down the field in the first half. Overall it was a very disappointing game, but Adams still was second on the team with seven targets and should avoid Richard Sherman on most of the snaps next week. Despite the bad day, Adams will remain a solid WR2 against Seattle.
Jordy Nelson caught 8-of-10 targets for 118 yards and a touchdown Week 13 against the Texans.
Nelson was the focal point of the passing game all day. With the offense focusing on short passes early, Nelson racked up five catches for 37 yards in the first half, but he got it going down the field after the break. His first long catch was a 32-yard touchdown where he was left all alone in the end zone. He also hauled in a deep pass down the right sideline in the fourth quarter, and he went over Kareem Jackson for a third-down conversion on the final touchdown drive. Still the No. 1 receiver even with Davante Adams surging, Nelson will remain a WR2 even with the Seahawks and Richard Sherman coming to town next week.