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We'll be missing Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, Jarvis Landry, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Nick Westbrook, Chester Rogers and Dez Fitzpatrick on byes for Week 13. That's a lot of talent. Add on a bunch of injuries, and lots of us will be scrambling in Fantasy.

Jamey Eisenberg has his Start and Sit calls for WR below. His Waiver Wire column also can direct you to the best options who may be available in your leagues.  Also check out Heath Cummings' Week 13 Wide Receiver Preview for much more.

START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Wide Receiver
Start 'Em
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BAL Baltimore • #5
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT BAL -4.5 O/U 44
OPP VS WR
23rd
PROJ PTS
13.4
WR RNK
8th
YTD Stats
REC
60
TAR
92
REYDS
770
TD
6
FPTS/G
17.4
Brown returned in Week 12 against Cleveland from a one-game absence with a thigh injury and had 10 targets for eight catches and 51 yards. It was a respectable 13 PPR points, but we've come to expect more from the third-year breakout receiver. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 7, so he's due. And he's got a good track record against the Steelers with three touchdowns in four career meetings. Pittsburgh has also allowed three receivers to score at least 20 PPR points in the past two games.
PHI Philadelphia • #6
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ PHI -6.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS WR
17th
PROJ PTS
13.4
WR RNK
24th
YTD Stats
REC
48
TAR
78
REYDS
686
TD
4
FPTS/G
11.7
Smith was upset following the Week 12 loss to the Giants about his lack of targets, especially toward the end of the game, and it feels like a squeaky wheel opportunity is coming in Week 13 at the Jets in the same building. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said Smith, who was limited to two catches for 22 yards on four targets against the Giants, wanted the chance to help his team win late in the game. "I love the fact that he wants the ball in crunch time and wants it on his shoulders when the game is on the line," Sirianni said. "That's what he was telling me, and I respect that." Smith should get a target spike against the Jets, and he's worth trusting as a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues. Nine receivers have also scored at least 13 PPR points against the Jets in their past five games.
SF San Francisco • #11
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA SF -3.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS WR
13th
PROJ PTS
12.7
WR RNK
18th
YTD Stats
REC
32
TAR
48
REYDS
432
TD
3
FPTS/G
8.6
Aiyuk is the No. 1 receiver for the 49ers now with Deebo Samuel (groin) out, but Aiyuk has basically been in that role for the past two weeks since Samuel has spent more time in the backfield. In his past two games, Aiyuk has 13 targets for 10 catches, 176 yards and a touchdown, and he scored at least 12 PPR points in three of his past four outings. This week he's facing a Seahawks defense that he torched last year in Seattle for eight catches, 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 9. Let's hope history repeats itself this week, and Aiyuk should be considered a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
LV Las Vegas • #13
Age: 26 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS LV -2.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS WR
28th
PROJ PTS
15
WR RNK
14th
YTD Stats
REC
64
TAR
82
REYDS
658
TD
4
FPTS/G
14
Renfrow has moved into must-start territory in all leagues after scoring at least 12 PPR points in four of his past five games. He has two touchdowns and one game with 134 yards over that span, including four outings with at least eight targets. He should continue to see a healthy amount of targets from Derek Carr with Darren Waller (knee) banged up, and this is a great matchup against Washington. The Football Team is No. 4 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, and six receivers have scored at least 12 PPR points against Washington in the past five games.
LAR L.A. Rams • #12
Age: 25 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC LAR -12.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
20th
PROJ PTS
12.3
WR RNK
29th
YTD Stats
REC
33
TAR
62
REYDS
580
TD
4
FPTS/G
10.5
Jefferson and Odell Beckham are both worth starting as high-end No. 3 Fantasy receivers in all leagues, but make sure Beckham is healthy after dealing with a hip injury in Week 12 at Green Bay. It was a standout game for Jefferson and Beckham against the Packers, and hopefully that momentum carries over to Week 13 against the Jaguars. Jefferson had nine targets and finished with three catches for 93 yards and a touchdown. Beckham had 10 targets and finished with five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. Both guys probably won't have similar success this week against the Jaguars, especially with Cooper Kupp still the clear-cut No. 1 receiver for Matthew Stafford, but it's worth the gamble to use both guys against Jacksonville. And if Beckham is out, Jefferson becomes a must-start Fantasy option in all leagues.
Sleepers
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ARI Arizona • #13
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI ARI -7.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS WR
24th
PROJ PTS
11.4
WR RNK
27th
YTD Stats
REC
49
TAR
61
REYDS
628
TD
4
FPTS/G
12.6
Kirk gets Kyler Murray (ankle) back this week after a three-game absence, but Kirk did well even with Colt McCoy under center. Kirk scored at least 12 PPR points in four of his past six games, including two of those outings with McCoy, but Kirk hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 7. DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) is expected to play this week, and Kirk also has to contend with A.J. Green, Rondale Moore and Zach Ertz. But Kirk has nine games this season with at least five targets, and he's scored at least 12 PPR points in six of them. He should be trusted as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
NE New England • #16
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BUF BUF -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
1st
PROJ PTS
9.9
WR RNK
35th
YTD Stats
REC
59
TAR
90
REYDS
620
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.1
Kendrick Bourne is worth a look as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver this week, especially since Buffalo is without standout cornerback Tre'Davious White (ACL) for the rest of the season. Bourne has three touchdowns in his past three games, and he scored at least 14 PPR points in four of his past seven outings. But I like Meyers better in PPR for this matchup, and he had 14 targets in his past two games against Atlanta and Tennessee, finishing with five catches for 98 yards against the Titans in Week 12. Meyers should be a go-to option for Mac Jones this week, and he's worth using as a No. 3 PPR receiver in this matchup.
DET Detroit • #8
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIN MIN -7 O/U 46.5
OPP VS WR
30th
PROJ PTS
8.6
WR RNK
43rd
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
21
REYDS
160
TD
1
FPTS/G
5
Reynolds finally made an impact with the Lions in Week 12 against Chicago with three catches for 70 yards and a touchdown on five targets. And now he gets a Vikings defense that has pass rush and secondary concerns in Week 13. Jared Goff should continue to look for Reynolds moving forward, and remember those two played together with the Rams. Minnesota has allowed seven touchdowns to wide receivers in the past five games, and nine receivers have scored at least 12 PPR points against the Vikings over that span.
ATL Atlanta • #14
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TB TB -11 O/U 50.5
OPP VS WR
16th
PROJ PTS
10.8
WR RNK
32nd
YTD Stats
REC
27
TAR
41
REYDS
270
TD
2
FPTS/G
8.3
Gage has stepped up recently with Calvin Ridley (persona) out, scoring at least 13 PPR points in two of his past four games. He has 15 targets in his past two outings against New England and Jacksonville, and he had six catches for 62 yards and a touchdown on seven targets against the Jaguars in Week 12. He should be considered a No. 3 PPR receiver in Week 13 against Tampa Bay, and the Buccaneers have allowed six receivers to score at least 11 PPR points against them in their past four games.
IND Indianapolis • #13
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU IND -8.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS WR
18th
PROJ PTS
10.8
WR RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
21
REYDS
155
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.9
Hilton loves facing the Texans. He's played them 19 times in his career, and he has 101 catches for 1,798 yards and 11 touchdowns on 160 targets over that span. He had four catches for 80 yards on four targets in Week 6 against the Texans, and hopefully that's the floor for him in the rematch. He also just had four catches for 28 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 12 against Tampa Bay. Michael Pittman is a high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver in this matchup, but Hilton isn't far behind him. He's a sneaky option in deeper leagues given his track record against Houston.
Sit 'Em
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LAC L.A. Chargers • #81
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CIN CIN -3 O/U 50.5
OPP VS WR
12th
PROJ PTS
13.7
WR RNK
33rd
YTD Stats
REC
50
TAR
86
REYDS
744
TD
7
FPTS/G
15.3
I hope Williams proves me wrong for this posting and has a tremendous game this week, but it's hard to trust him given his recent lack of success. He's scored seven PPR points or less in five of his past six games, and he's had six targets or less in five of those outings. He started the season scoring at least 22 PPR points in four of his first five games, but he's mostly disappeared since then. He's still worth using as a starter in three-receiver leagues, but he's no longer a must-start option in most formats.
DEN Denver • #14
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -9.5 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
6th
PROJ PTS
11.4
WR RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
45
TAR
70
REYDS
634
TD
2
FPTS/G
11.1
Sutton has been bad lately, and it coincides with Jerry Jeudy coming back from his ankle injury. In his past four games, Sutton has combined for 16 PPR points with just 12 targets. The Broncos are relying more on their running backs than their receivers with Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams carrying the offense, and it's impacted Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and Noah Fant. I still like Jeudy as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues, and Fant is a low-end starter at tight end. But Sutton and Patrick can't be trusted in most leagues given their recent lack of production, especially Sutton whenever Jeudy is on the field.
BUF Buffalo • #1
Age: 34 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NE BUF -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
4th
PROJ PTS
8.5
WR RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
36
TAR
61
REYDS
559
TD
4
FPTS/G
10.8
There's no reason to expect Sanders to break out of his recent slump against the Patriots this week, especially since New England is No. 4 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers. Sanders hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 5, and he's combined for 26 PPR points in his past five games on just 22 targets. I'm starting Stefon Diggs with confidence even in this tough matchup, and Beasley remains in play in PPR as a No. 3 receiver. But Sanders should remain on the bench until he proves otherwise, and it's hard to expect a quality outing against New England this week.
JAC Jacksonville • #11
Age: 31 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAR LAR -12.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
21st
PROJ PTS
11.5
WR RNK
45th
YTD Stats
REC
46
TAR
79
REYDS
529
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.6
I thought Jones had the chance to help Fantasy managers as a No. 3 receiver in Week 12 against Atlanta, and he had seven targets against the Falcons at home. But he managed just four catches for 43 yards, and there's no reason to think he'll improve against the Rams on the road. Jones has one touchdown since Week 2 and has scored nine PPR points or less in five games in a row. Jones and Laviska Shenault are at best No. 4 Fantasy receivers in deeper leagues for Week 13.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #19
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA MIA -4 O/U 40.5
OPP VS WR
31st
PROJ PTS
10.1
WR RNK
31st
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
41
REYDS
372
TD
0
FPTS/G
7.5
We're not sure if Daniel Jones (neck) or Mike Glennon will start this week for the Giants, but it's hard to trust Golladay with this shaky quarterback situation. Now, he should see a decent amount of targets because it seems like Sterling Shepard (quad) and Kadarius Toney (quad) will remain out this week, but that should mean even more attention from Xavien Howard and Byron Jones. Keep an eye on Jones' health, but Golladay is a low-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver at best in this matchup.
Bust Alert
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NYJ N.Y. Jets • #8
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI PHI -6.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS WR
3rd
PROJ PTS
12.5
WR RNK
28th
YTD Stats
REC
37
TAR
65
REYDS
461
TD
5
FPTS/G
11.8
Our fears became a reality in Week 12 for Moore against the Texans. With Zach Wilson back under center for the Jets, Moore's Fantasy production suffered with four catches for 46 yards on eight targets. It snapped a four-game streak of Moore scoring at least 12 PPR points, and all of that production came from Mike White, Josh Johnson and Joe Flacco when Wilson was out with a knee injury. We'll see if Wilson and Moore can connect for better production in Week 13 against the Eagles, but this is a tough matchup against a Philadelphia secondary led by Darius Slay. The Eagles allow the third-fewest Fantasy points to opposing receivers, and Moore is just a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in most leagues for this week.

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