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Week 13 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Updated 12/6 12:00 PM ET. No major changes. Ticked Kenny Stills down. Ticked DeVante Parker up. 

Fully healthy for the first time since 2011, Jonathan Stewart is just 10 carries away from a new career high. Of course, when he took the rock 221 times in 2009, it produced 1,133 yards (5.12 YPC). This season, his 211 totes have created a more modest 832 yards (3.94 YPC). J-Stew is grinding, moving the chains through sheer will instead of big plays.

But touches are the most important thing in fantasy, and Stewart has them in spades. J-Stew has cleared 20 carries in seven straight games, something that’s practically unheard in an era of 2-3 man backfields. He’s produced four touchdowns in the process, and averaged 87 yards on the ground. In good matchups with the Eagles and Redskins, Stewart turned in 100-yard days. A good matchup is what he has for Week 13 in the Saints, a defense allowing 135 weekly yards (30th in the league) and 4.86 yards per carry (31st).

J-Stew’s film is that of an RB2/3, but his Week 13 matchup and workload mean he’s all but guaranteed to produce an RB1 day, and quite possibly a top-five one. You don’t have to love the player, you only have to understand the circumstances. Stewart’s could scarcely be better vs. the Saints.    

Week 13 Quarterbacks

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Cam Newton at NO -
2 Ben Roethlisberger vs. IND Probable (concussion)
3 Carson Palmer at STL -
4 Tom Brady vs. PHI -
5 Andy Dalton at CLE -
6 Aaron Rodgers at DET -
7 Derek Carr vs. KC -
8 Matthew Stafford vs. GB -
9 Russell Wilson at MIN -
10 Jay Cutler vs. SF Probable (illness)
11 Ryan Tannehill vs. BAL -
12 Eli Manning vs. NYJ -
13 Ryan Fitzpatrick at NYG Probable (thumb)
14 Blake Bortles at TEN -
15 Drew Brees vs. CAR -
16 Matt Ryan at TB -
17 Marcus Mariota vs. JAC -
18 Philip Rivers vs. DEN Probable (foot)
19 Alex Smith at OAK -
20 Jameis Winston vs. ATL -
21 Matt Hasselbeck at PIT -
22 Brock Osweiler at SD -
23 Tyrod Taylor vs. HOU Probable (shoulder)
24 Kirk Cousins vs. DAL -
25 Brian Hoyer at BUF Probable (concussion)
26 Sam Bradford at NE Probable (shoulder)
27 Blaine Gabbert at CHI -
28 Austin Davis vs. CIN -
29 Matt Cassel at WAS -
30 Teddy Bridgewater vs. SEA Probable (shoulder)
31 Matt Schaub at MIA -
32 Nick Foles vs. ARZ -

QB Notes: Cam Newton is the QB2 by average points. Sunday, he gets a Saints “defense” that’s been obliterated for a 16:1 TD:INT ratio over its past four games, and 30:5 on the season. Fantasy rankings are rarely this straightforward. … Fresh off exposing the former “Legion of Boom,” Ben Roethlisberger gets a Colts defense allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Big Ben has been held below 334 yards passing in just 1-of-6 healthy starts. He’s been the league’s most explosive player whenever he’s taken the field this season. … Second to only Tom Brady in touchdown passes, Carson Palmer has produced six three-score games through 11 contests. With the Rams’ defense beginning to fade, Palmer won’t face much resistance in the Gateway City. … Fresh off producing three touchdowns against the league’s best defense on the road in a snowstorm, Tom Brady will be missing Rob Gronkowski, but will find a way to get it done against an Eagles secondary that’s gotten completely unmasked the past two weeks.

Andy Dalton bounced back from his rough Week 10 with five combined touchdowns against the Cardinals and Rams. Refusing to go away, Dalton should have a big day against a Browns pass defense that’s gone from one of the league’s best to one of its worst. … Aaron Rodgers’ five-game slump includes a down day against the Lions in Week 10. It’s hard to believe Rodgers won’t snap out of it soon, but his 53.8 completion percentage and 5.74 YPA over his past five starts are difficult to ignore. … Third in the league in touchdown passes with four three-score efforts over his past six starts, Derek Carr still isn’t getting the respect he deserves. The Chiefs are a tough matchup, but the loss of Justin Houston will make life significantly easier for Oakland’s signal caller at home. … The QB4 over the past three weeks, Matthew Stafford gets the reeling Packers at Ford Field. With his entire team playing much better since its Week 9 bye, Stafford is a higher-floor option than he was for the season’s first half.

Russell Wilson’s touchdown rate has finally regressed to the mean, but he has a tough Week 13 road test in a Vikings defense allowing the fifth fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. Either way, Wilson has re-established his every-week QB1 bonafides. … With Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte both finally healthy, Jay Cutler should get back on the multi-touchdown track. Cutler is on pace for just nine interceptions, which would easily be his lowest total for a full season. … Let’s get one thing straight: Ryan Tannehill’s 351-yard, three-touchdown Week 12 was solely the product of garbage time. That being said, Tannehill has now managed multiple scores in three straight starts, and has a dream matchup in a Ravens defense allowing the fifth most fantasy points to enemy QBs. … Blake Bortles is the QB8 on the season. The eye test protests, but the sophomore has earned the fantasy benefit of the doubt over many of the more established names behind him. … Even without Darrelle Revis, the Jets made life miserable for Ryan Tannehill before garbage time last week. Gang Green is a tough matchup for Eli Manning, who got pummeled in a good one last Sunday. There’s an esoteric quality to Manning’s fantasy production, but Week 13 seems unlikely to be a big day.

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Coming off his best game of the season, Ryan Fitzpatrick will do battle with a Giants defense coughing up the second most fantasy points to rival quarterbacks. His floor makes him a nice cash option in DFS leagues. … The good news is that Drew Brees is returning home, but the bad news is he’s doing so against a Panthers defense allowing the third fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. Brees might make a nice DFS contrarian play at the Superdome, but isn’t a legit QB1 against undefeated Carolina. … Marcus Mariota has a mouthwatering matchup, but his lack of weapons continues to curb his upside. Perhaps he’ll be called on to use his legs against a Jags defense he stung for 5/29/1 on the ground two weeks ago. … The matchup is right for Alex Smith, but don’t go crazy with a quarterback who has 12 passing touchdowns on the season, three of which came in Week 1. … Matt Ryan is playing so poorly he got vote-of-confidence’d on Monday. The Bucs are a perfectly fine matchup, but Ryan has only seven touchdowns through five road starts.

Philip Rivers proved he wasn’t dead against the Jaguars, but owners can’t be chasing last week’s numbers against a Broncos defense allowing the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. … Jameis Winston came back down to earth against the Colts, and the Falcons are the wrong team to stream against. Only Denver has allowed fewer fantasy points through the air. … The Steelers’ pass defense has really taken on water in recent weeks. Matt Hasselbeck should be able to get his two scores in Pittsburgh. … Brock Osweiler mostly struggled against the Patriots, but the Chargers are a significantly better matchup. His ceiling probably still isn’t high enough to fire him up in DFS tournaments. … Tyrod Taylor woke up against the Chiefs, but is going to find life difficult against a Texans defense finally playing up to its elite pedigree. … Brian Hoyer failed to take off in last week’s meeting with the Saints, and will find the sledding much tougher on the road in Buffalo. … Dallas has allowed just 11 passing touchdowns all season. It’s not going to be a Kirk Cousins day. … Don’t be surprised if Austin Davis gets benched against the Bengals.

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Week 13 Running Backs

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Adrian Peterson vs. SEA Probable (hamstring)
2 Devonta Freeman at TB Probable (concussion)
3 DeAngelo Williams vs. IND -
4 Jonathan Stewart at NO -
5 LeSean McCoy vs. HOU Probable (shoulder)
6 Thomas Rawls at MIN -
7 Doug Martin vs. ATL -
8 Todd Gurley vs. ARZ -
9 Darren McFadden at WAS Probable (groin)
10 Chris Ivory at NYG -
11 Mark Ingram vs. CAR Probable (shoulder)
12 LeGarrette Blount vs. PHI -
13 Eddie Lacy at DET -
14 Buck Allen at MIA -
15 Lamar Miller vs. BAL -
16 DeMarco Murray at NE Probable (groin)
17 C.J. Anderson at SD -
18 Matt Forte vs. SF -
19 David Johnson at STL -
20 Latavius Murray vs. KC -
21 T.J. Yeldon at TEN -
22 Charcandrick West at OAK Probable (hamstring)
23 Shaun Draughn at CHI -
24 Giovani Bernard at CLE -
25 Jeremy Hill at CLE -
26 Frank Gore at PIT Probable (knee)
27 Ronnie Hillman at SD -
28 Jeremy Langford vs. SF -
29 Antonio Andrews vs. JAC -
30 Alfred Blue at BUF Probable (back)
31 Theo Riddick vs. GB Probable (groin)
32 Danny Woodhead vs. DEN -
33 Ameer Abdullah vs. GB -
34 Alfred Morris vs. DAL -
35 Melvin Gordon vs. DEN -
36 Spencer Ware at OAK Probable (hamstring)
37 Duke Johnson vs. CIN -
38 Charles Sims vs. ATL -
39 Matt Jones vs. DAL -
40 Rashad Jennings vs. NYJ -
41 James Starks at DET -
42 Shane Vereen vs. NYJ -
43 Jonathan Grimes at BUF -
44 Jay Ajayi vs. BAL Probable (elbow)
45 Isaiah Crowell vs. CIN -
46 Brandon Bolden vs. PHI -
47 Joique Bell vs. GB Probable (shoulder)
48 Tevin Coleman at TB -
49 Darren Sproles at NE -
50 Terrance West at MIA -
51 Bilal Powell at NYG -
52 James White vs. PHI -
53 Chris Thompson vs. DAL Questionable (shoulder)
54 David Cobb vs. JAC -
55 Stepfan Taylor at STL -
56 Dan Herron at PIT -
57 C.J. Spiller vs. CAR -
58 Chris Polk at BUF Probable (hamstring)
59 Robert Turbin at WAS -
60 Denard Robinson at TEN -
61 Mike Tolbert at NO -
62 Anthony Dixon vs. HOU -

RB Notes: Averaging 11.4 more rushing yards per game than any other back, Adrian Peterson has once again put the Vikings on his back, and laid bare the notion that only quarterbacks can carry offenses in 2015. The Seahawks are a tough matchup, but AD is a much tougher one for them. … Devonta Freeman’s standing in the Falcons’ offense only grew during his 1.5-game absence. Tevin Coleman struggled mightily, while Matt Ryan proved incapable of putting the necessary points on the board. Freeman should be in for a monstrous workload against the Bucs. … DeAngelo Williams has averaged 127 yards from scrimmage in five games as the Steelers’ starter. That will play against a Colts defense surrendering 136 yards to enemy backs on a weekly basis. … Averaging 126 yards from scrimmage in four games since the Bills’ bye, LeSean McCoy has quietly been producing as one of the league’s top backs. Amongst healthy players, he’s the RB5 by average points. … Thomas Rawls found himself bottled up in Week 12, but still received 21 carries. The Vikings aren’t an easy road matchup, but Rawls’ voluminous workloads coupled with his proven upside make him a no-brainer RB1.

Doug Martin has established a ridiculous ceiling, but gets a Falcons defense allowing the sixth fewest yards per carry (3.73). That, coupled with his infrequent trips to the end zone — just seven total scores in 28 games since his rookie season — leave him as more of a mid-range RB1 than high-end option. … Todd Gurley has cratered along with the rest of the Rams, taking the rock a mere 46 times for 130 yards (2.83 YPC) over his past three games. Gurley had his coming out party against the Cardinals two months ago, but a sequel shouldn’t be expected. Gurley’s upside remains as high as anyone’s in the league, but his Week 13 case rests on volume alone. … Darren McFadden ran all over the pathetic Dolphins in Week 11, but has otherwise appeared to hit a wall, taking the rock 56 times for 172 yards (3.07 YPC) over his past three games. The workloads remain bountiful, but with Tony Romo again sidelined, the bottom could fall out for the Cowboys against the Redskins. DMC remains an RB1 because of the matchup (Washington is allowing 127 yards per game and 4.69 YPC) and touch potential.

Chris Ivory hit a McFadden-like wall in Weeks 7-9, but has seen his tank re-filled by plus matchups. That remains the case for Week 13 against a Giants defense increasingly hampered by injuries. Just eight teams are allowing more fantasy points to running backs. … The Mysterious Case of Mark Ingram’s Workloads remains a pressing concern, but Ingram still generated 97 yards from scrimmage against the Texans, and is averaging 4.63 yards per carry on the year. The Panthers are a brutal matchup, but Ingram is the RB7 amongst healthy backs. … With Rob Gronkowski sidelined and the Patriots’ receiver corps a MASH unit, expect all-day doses of LeGarrette Blount against the Eagles’ caved-in run defense. … Eddie Lacy has re-emerged as an angry, dynamic, tackle-breaking force over the past two weeks, but still committed two huge blunders in last week’s loss to the Bears. First, he nearly let go of the ball before crossing the plane on his touchdown. Next, he lost a critical late-game fumble. Will the Packers trust him in this week’s money situations? Hopefully the answer is yes against a Lions defense that’s silver plattered the most rushing touchdowns in the league (15).

Buck Allen produced 84 yards from scrimmage in a good matchup on Monday evening, and has another one for Sunday afternoon. It’s just that, considering Allen’s talent limitations and his quarterback, there’s only so much upside to tap. … Lamar Miller has only 12 carries for 46 yards over his past two games, but the Dolphins are guaranteed to show a greater commitment to the run after firing OC Bill Lazor. Miller could reward with a nice post-hype performance against the Ravens. … DeMarco Murray’s resurgence didn’t last long. We know Murray will get the ball a ton, but it shouldn’t produce RB1 numbers against the Patriots’ stout run defense. … The Broncos’ backfield remains a delicate situation, but it’s hard to see how they go away from C.J. Anderson after he single-handedly won them the game in Week 12. Anderson’s matchup couldn’t be better in a Chargers defense allowing the most fantasy points to running backs. Ronnie Hillman is a floor-based FLEX play. … In the Bears’ backfield, the question is if Matt Forte will remain in a committee with Jeremy Langford. Forte has had 10 days to rest up, but OC Adam Gase will likely continue to divvy up touches in an effort to keep Forte fresh down the stretch. He’s still a rock-solid RB2. Langford is a similar FLEX to Ronnie Hillman.

Latavius Murray and T.J. Yeldon are both guaranteed to get the rock, but have long since settled in as floor-based RB2s. Ceiling has proven elusive. … Cleveland presents an opportunity for the Bengals to ground and pound with Jeremy Hill, but it wouldn’t be the first golden matchup Hill failed to take advantage of. Giovani Bernard has proven over and over that he’s the safer/higher-upside fantasy option. … Charcandrick West was balling before missing Week 12, but then Spencer Ware stepped in and did the same thing. West figures to have Ware on touches, but Ware’s power could give him the edge near the goal line. Both find themselves in the RB2/3 conversation. … Shaun Draughn played 100 percent of the 49ers’ snaps last week, touching the ball 20 times for 86 yards. He’s a plug-and-play RB2 against the Bears’ leaky run defense. … I could be making a huge mistake with David Johnson, who is locked into starting duties. It’s just that the matchup isn’t dazzling, and Johnson has left much to be desired as a short-yardage runner. Stepfan Taylor could be more of a factor than fantasy owners realize. … Frank Gore is running on fumes. Dan Herron could get a surprising amount of touches. … Theo Riddick has more catches than Danny Woodhead. He’s firmly on the standard-league FLEX radar.          

Week 13 Receivers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Julio Jones at TB -
2 Odell Beckham vs. NYJ -
3 Antonio Brown vs. IND -
4 DeAndre Hopkins at BUF Probable (hamstring)
5 Calvin Johnson vs. GB Questionable (ankle)
6 Alshon Jeffery vs. SF -
7 Brandon Marshall at NYG Probable (toe)
8 A.J. Green at CLE -
9 Allen Robinson at TEN -
10 Larry Fitzgerald at STL Probable (ankle)
11 Martavis Bryant vs. IND Probable (hip)
12 Eric Decker at NYG Probable (knee)
13 Amari Cooper vs. KC -
14 Demaryius Thomas at SD Probable (neck)
15 Jarvis Landry vs. BAL Probable (knee)
16 Mike Evans vs. ATL -
17 Dez Bryant at WAS Probable (knee)
18 T.Y. Hilton at PIT -
19 Emmanuel Sanders at SD Probable (ankle)
20 Brandon LaFell vs. PHI -
21 Randall Cobb at DET -
22 Jeremy Maclin at OAK -
23 Michael Crabtree vs. KC -
24 Danny Amendola vs. PHI Questionable (knee)
25 Sammy Watkins vs. HOU Probable (ankle)
26 Brandin Cooks vs. CAR -
27 DeSean Jackson vs. DAL Probable (illness)
28 Stevie Johnson vs. DEN -
29 Kamar Aiken at MIA -
30 Travis Benjamin vs. CIN -
31 John Brown at STL Probable (hamstring)
32 Doug Baldwin at MIN -
33 Golden Tate vs. GB Probable (calf)
34 Donte Moncrief at PIT -
35 Vincent Jackson vs. ATL Probable (knee)
36 Anquan Boldin at CHI Probable (hamstring)
37 Jordan Matthews at NE -
38 Stefon Diggs vs. SEA -
39 Marvin Jones at CLE -
40 James Jones at DET -
41 Ted Ginn at NO Probable (knee)
42 Michael Floyd at STL Questionable (hamstring)
43 Kendall Wright vs. JAC Probable (knee)
44 Tavon Austin vs. ARZ -
45 Cecil Shorts at BUF -
46 Rueben Randle vs. NYJ -
47 Dontrelle Inman vs. DEN -
48 DeVante Parker vs. BAL -
49 Davante Adams at DET -
50 Brian Hartline vs. CIN -
51 Tyler Lockett at MIN -
52 Devin Funchess at NO -
53 Pierre Garcon vs. DAL -
54 Markus Wheaton vs. IND -
55 Jermaine Kearse at MIN -
56 Terrance Williams at WAS -
57 Nate Washington at BUF Probable (hip)
58 Dwayne Harris vs. NYJ -
59 Robert Woods vs. HOU -
60 Kenny Stills vs. BAL -
61 Jerricho Cotchery at NO Probable (ankle)
62 Marques Colston vs. CAR Probable (shoulder)
63 Jamison Crowder vs. DAL -
64 Cole Beasley at WAS -
65 Marqise Lee at TEN -
66 Torrey Smith at CHI Probable (back)
67 Nelson Agholor at NE Probable (hip)
68 Keshawn Martin vs. PHI -
69 Roddy White at TB -
70 Malcom Floyd vs. DEN Probable (shoulder)
71 Chris Givens at MIA -
72 Dorial Green-Beckham vs. JAC -
73 Kenny Britt vs. ARZ -
74 Harry Douglas vs. JAC Probable (ribs)

WR Notes: Julio Jones’ 56-yard Week 12 was the first time in six games he ended up below 90 yards. Julio has cleared the 100 threshold six times in 11 contests. For Week 13, he gets a Bucs defense that’s allowed the third most passing scores in the league (23). … With Darrelle Revis (concussion) expected to miss his second straight contest, the Jets will be powerless to stop Odell Beckham, who is all the way up to WR4 status on the year. Beckham has emphatically proven he’s one of the game’s best players. … The Steelers sacrificed Antonio Brown to Richard Sherman Island in Week 12, but he should bounce back with a vengeance against the Colts. Vontae Davis has been up and down this season, and dramatically less effective than he was in 2014. … Coming off his quietest game of the year, DeAndre Hopkins will bounce back against a Bills defense that gives up more big plays than its personnel would suggest. … The WR5 since the Lions came off their bye three games ago, Calvin Johnson has made 5/85 look like clockwork.

Provided he can avoid another practice injury, Alshon Jeffery is back to alpha WR1 status after having 10 days to heal up. The 49ers’ defense has struggled away from home, and is ripe to get burned. … Continuing to soak up looks in the red zone, Brandon Marshall has drawn at least 10 targets in three straight games. A Giants team allowing the most passing yards in the league will be hard pressed to prevent Marshall from getting his 10th touchdown. … An already plus matchup for A.J. Green will get even more inviting if Tyler Eifert (neck) is forced to sit. … The WR8, Allen Robinson has caught at least five passes in seven straight games. Allen Hurns’ (concussion) absence means defenses can roll more attention Robinson’s way, but the Titans aren’t about to bottle him up. … The WR1 by average points? Martavis Bryant. Bryant has played only six games, but he’s averaged a weekly 4.5/85 to go along with five scores. Bryant’s touchdown rate hasn’t faded at all from his rookie season. Bryant has the looks of someone who is going to be a top-five wideout in 2016.      

Larry Fitzgerald has caught at least eight passes in four straight games, and seven times in 11 contests. A healthy Michael Floyd and John Brown lower Fitz’s ceiling, but his floor is one of the most appealing in all of fantasy football. … Amari Cooper runs hot and cold, but is coming off one of his best games of the season against a Chiefs defense allowing the second most fantasy points to opposing receivers. Justin Houston’s absence upgrades the Raiders’ entire passing attack. … Like Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker is a target hog who draws weekly looks in the red zone. He’s as safe a WR2 as there is. … It could just be small-sample size bingo, but Demaryius Thomas’ production has dramatically fallen off since Peyton Manning’s benching. The Chargers are a nice matchup, but Thomas is more WR2 than WR1 for the time being. … Emmanuel Sanders, meanwhile, is coming off a jackrabbit effort against the Patriots, and will be squaring off with burnable Bolts CB Patrick Robinson. … Only two teams have allowed more touchdowns to receivers than Washington, but with Tony Romo once again on the shelf, the air could be out of Dez Bryant’s sails. Without Romo at the controls, Bryant has had one big fantasy day in four opportunities.

Mike Evans has seen his target totals come back down to WR2 earth with Vincent Jackson in the lineup. As Rich Hribar points out in his must-read Worksheet, it’s V-Jax who is expected to occupy dangerous Falcons CB Desmond Trufant, but Evans is more WR2 than WR1 until further notice. … Jarvis Landry is coming off the most impressive box score of his entire career, but it was all about the garbage time. Even in a plus matchup with the Ravens, Landry’s best approached as a volume-based WR2. … Coming off his best game without Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton gets a Steelers defense that just got ripped apart by Seattle’s diminutive wideouts. Even with Matt Hasselbeck failing to take the tops off defenses, Hilton should have a nice day. … Randall Cobb’s targets have remained steady, but his production has been scattershot. The Lions’ defense has been much improved since its bye, but are highly exploitable on paper. … If you’re going to chase points with Jeremy Maclin, you might as well do it against a Raiders defense allowing the fourth most passing yards in the league.

With the Eagles’ secondary in complete disarray after losing No. 1 CB Nolan Carroll, Brandon LaFell could have a monster day as Rob Gronkowski’s targets are funneled his way. Danny Amendola should also operate unmolested over the middle of the field, catching five passes in his sleep. … Sammy Watkins had a monster half against the Chiefs, then went quiet. He’s a boom-or-bust, WR2/3 borderline play with the Texans’ pass rush capable of completely nuking the Bills’ passing game. … Stevie Johnson has caught seven passes in three straight games, but doesn’t have a ceiling against the Broncos’ league-best defense. … Travis Benjamin never stopped making plays … with Josh McCown at quarterback. With Austin Davis, all bets are off for the WR19 by average points. … The WR1 over the past three weeks, Doug Baldwin has rocketed from obscurity to WR3, but the sample size is still too small to put him in the top 24. Another big game, and it might be time. … Blaine Gabbert has breathed some life back into Anquan Boldin, but his floor is still too low to consider him anything other than a low-end WR3. … The temptation is understandable with DeVante Parker, but let’s see him do something outside of garbage time before putting him on the WR3 radar.                                

Week 13 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Greg Olsen at NO -
2 Delanie Walker vs. JAC -
3 Travis Kelce at OAK Questionable (ankle)
4 Jordan Reed vs. DAL -
5 Gary Barnidge vs. CIN -
6 Antonio Gates vs. DEN Probable (hip)
7 Julius Thomas at TEN Probable (abdomen)
8 Scott Chandler vs. PHI -
9 Ben Watson vs. CAR -
10 Jacob Tamme at TB -
11 Martellus Bennett vs. SF Probable (ribs)
12 Jason Witten at WAS -
13 Heath Miller vs. IND Questionable (ribs)
14 Crockett Gillmore at MIA Probable (shoulder)
15 Zach Ertz at NE Probable (concussion)
16 Richard Rodgers at DET -
17 Kyle Rudolph vs. SEA -
18 Charles Clay vs. HOU -
19 Vance McDonald at CHI -
20 Coby Fleener at PIT -
21 Eric Ebron vs. GB -
22 Vernon Davis at SD -
23 Will Tye vs. NYJ -
24 Jared Cook vs. ARZ -
25 Jordan Cameron vs. BAL Probable (hamstring)
26 Luke Willson at MIN Questionable (ankle)
27 Cameron Brate vs. ATL -
28 Ryan Griffin at BUF -
29 Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs. ATL -
30 Zach Miller vs. SF Questionable (ribs)
31 Owen Daniels at SD Probable (knee)
32 Brent Celek at NE -
33 Ladarius Green vs. DEN Probable (ankle)
34 Tyler Kroft at CLE -

TE Notes: Leading all non-Gronk tight ends in yards, Greg Olsen has a dream Week 13 matchup in a Saints defense allowing the most fantasy points to seam stretchers. Especially with Tyler Eifert battling a neck stinger, Olsen is an easy call at No. 1 overall. … Leading the NFL in receiving touchdowns, Eifert is day to day after an MRI revealed no structural damage. If he can suit up, he’ll get a Browns defense that’s been smashed for eight touchdowns by enemy tight ends. … Leading all tight ends in receptions with 59, Delanie Walker has a plus Week 13 matchup in a Jags defense allowing the seventh most fantasy points to rival TEs. Walker stung Gus Bradley’s squad for season highs in both catches (eight) and yards (109) two weeks ago. … Jordan Reed is sixth in tight end targets (75) despite missing two games. Reed is the TE6 on the year by average points.

Gary Barnidge is the TE3 by average points, but has done his best work with Josh McCown, who is now out for the reason. He’s still worth betting on with Austin Davis under center, but both his ceiling and floor will be much more unpredictable. … Antonio Gates showed a two-touchdown pulse against the Jags last weekend, but faces a much stiffer test in the Broncos. Gates retains week-winning upside, but his floor is no longer that of a top-five option. … Julius Thomas has turned 18 targets over his past two games into 14/144/2. The Titans are not an imposing matchup. … To Scott Chandler or not to Scott Chandler? That is the question with St. Gronk sidelined. The Eagles are allowing the second fewest fantasy points to tight ends, but have also disintegrated on defense. With the Pats’ skill corps so banged up, Chandler is a legit plug-and-play TE1. … A usage machine whenever Leonard Hankerson is sidelined, Jacob Tamme is a safe top-12 option.

Martellus Bennett (ribs) will play, but the Chicago Tribune reports that he’s been in an “odd mental funk.” Zach Miller could continue to have a role this week. … Zach Ertz (concussion) should gain clearance, but could have a hard time maintaining his pre-injury momentum in a tough matchup with the Patriots. … Suddenly a factor in the Vikings’ offense, Kyle Rudolph has a plus matchup in a Seahawks defense allowing the fourth most fantasy points to tight ends. ...  Getting run with Blaine Gabbert in the lineup and Vernon Davis and Garrett Celek out of it, Vance McDonald will likely catch 4-5 passes for the cheapest price imaginable. Perhaps one of them will come in the end zone. … Eric Ebron is officially “waiting till next year.” … The owner of an 8/100/2 line over the past two weeks, Cameron Brate gets a Falcons defense surrendering a weekly 5.9 receptions to tight ends.   

Week 13 Kickers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Stephen Gostkowski vs. PHI -
2 Josh Brown vs. NYJ -
3 Mason Crosby at DET -
4 Steven Hauschka at MIN -
5 Caleb Sturgis at NE -
6 Graham Gano at NO -
7 Andrew Franks vs. BAL -
8 Justin Tucker at MIA -
9 Mike Nugent at CLE -
10 Chandler Catanzaro at STL -
11 Dan Carpenter vs. HOU -
12 Adam Vinatieri at PIT -
13 Brandon McManus at SD -
14 Chris Boswell vs. IND -
15 Blair Walsh vs. SEA -
16 Robbie Gould vs. SF -
17 Cairo Santos at OAK -
18 Dan Bailey at WAS -
19 Dustin Hopkins vs. DAL -
20 Kai Forbath vs. CAR -
21 Josh Lambo vs. DEN -
22 Ryan Succop vs. JAC -
23 Matt Prater vs. GB -
24 Shayne Graham at TB -
25 Phil Dawson at CHI -
26 Travis Coons vs. CIN -
27 Sebastian Janikowski vs. KC -
28 Nick Novak at BUF -
29 Zach Hocker vs. ARZ -
30 Connor Barth vs. ATL -
31 Randy Bullock at NYG -
32 Jason Myers at TEN -

Week 13 Defense/Special Teams

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Cardinals Def/Spec Team at STL -
2 Patriots Def/Spec Team vs. PHI -
3 Bengals Def/Spec Team at CLE -
4 Broncos Def/Spec Team at SD -
5 Seahawks Def/Spec Team at MIN -
6 Panthers Def/Spec Team at NO -
7 Texans Def/Spec Team at BUF -
8 Packers Def/Spec Team at DET -
9 Chiefs Def/Spec Team at OAK -
10 Dolphins Def/Spec Team vs. BAL -
11 Vikings Def/Spec Team vs. SEA -
12 Jets Def/Spec Team at NYG -
13 Buccaneers Def/Spec Team vs. ATL -
14 Rams Def/Spec Team vs. ARZ -
15 Ravens Def/Spec Team at MIA -
16 Titans Def/Spec Team vs. JAC -
17 Cowboys Def/Spec Team at WAS -
18 Bills Def/Spec Team vs. HOU -
19 Jaguars Def/Spec Team at TEN -
20 Falcons Def/Spec Team at TB -
21 Browns Def/Spec Team vs. CIN -
22 Steelers Def/Spec Team vs. IND -
23 Lions Def/Spec Team vs. GB -
24 Bears Def/Spec Team vs. SF -
25 Raiders Def/Spec Team vs. KC -
26 Redskins Def/Spec Team vs. DAL -
27 Fortyniners Def/Spec Team at CHI -
28 Giants Def/Spec Team vs. NYJ -
29 Eagles Def/Spec Team at NE -
30 Colts Def/Spec Team at PIT -
31 Chargers Def/Spec Team vs. DEN -
32 Saints Def/Spec Team vs. CAR -
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