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In all the years that I've been writing this Start 'Em and Sit 'Em column, it's the first time that I've been doing it with a game happening. I'm currently watching the Ravens-Steelers game as I'm writing this sentence, and it's kind of cool. Maybe we'll get more Wednesday games in the future? Probably not.

While the 2020 season has been wacky because of COVID-19, the good thing is the NFL has been flexible in making sure every game gets played. It hasn't always been easy, and Fantasy managers have had to juggle a lot of things in setting your lineups. The final stretch of the season will likely have more twists and turns, but we're near the end. In fact, this is the final week of the regular season in many Fantasy leagues.

Hopefully, this is the week you will clinch a playoff berth or lock up a potential bye week. We know that's not the case for everyone, but it would be great if several teams are alive fighting for a postseason spot in your league to make it competitive.

So let's get to why you're here with the starts and sits that you need for Week 13. I know many of you will stop reading this column after this week if you miss the Fantasy playoffs, but I appreciate you coming here during the season. We'll still be here until the end of the year, and hopefully help those of you still in contention come away with a Fantasy title. 

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Start of the Week
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CHI Chicago • #32
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET CHI -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS RB
32nd
PROJ PTS
13.2
RB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
575
REC
35
REYDS
252
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.6

It was great to see David Montgomery have a breakout game in Week 12 at Green Bay, and I expect that to carry over to this week. He should have another outstanding performance in Week 13 against the Lions.

Detroit allows the most Fantasy points to opposing running backs. The Lions are fifth in rushing yards allowed in the NFL at 1,467 and first in touchdowns allowed to running backs with 14 rushing and 21 total. In the past five weeks alone, seven running backs have scored at least 15 PPR points against Detroit, with 12 total touchdowns allowed. That bodes well for Montgomery, especially with the way he looked against the Packers.

He missed Week 10 against Minnesota with a concussion, but he returned after Chicago's bye with 11 carries for 103 yards at Green Bay, along with five catches for 40 yards and a touchdown on six targets for a season-high 25 PPR points. It was also the first 100-yard game of the season for Montgomery.

Now, it's been an up-and-down season for Montgomery. With Tarik Cohen (ACL) out, he's established career highs in targets (47), receptions (35), receiving yards (252) and receiving touchdowns (two).  He has at least three catches in six of his past seven games, which has given him a nice floor in PPR. But he also has just one rushing touchdown on the season and just three games with more than 12 PPR points.

However, this should be a great week for Montgomery against the Lions, and I expect him to be a top-15 running back in all leagues -- if not higher.

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Quarterbacks
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MIN Minnesota • #8
Age: 32 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC MIN -10 O/U 52.5
OPP VS QB
30th
PROJ PTS
22.5
QB RNK
10th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2768
RUYDS
77
TD
23
INT
11
FPTS/G
21.5
Do we still have to worry about Cousins and his volume? He's attempted at least 30 passes in three games in a row, including two outings with at least 36 attempts. He's averaging 26.5 Fantasy points per game in his past four outings, including 28.3 Fantasy points per game in his past three at home. And he gets Adam Thielen back this week after he missed Week 12 against Carolina because he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Jaguars have allowed five quarterbacks in a row to pass for at least 258 yards and two touchdowns, and Cousins should be in that range this week -- if not better. He's a top 10 Fantasy quarterback for Week 13 and was in consideration for Start of the Week.
TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 32 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CLE TEN -5.5 O/U 54
OPP VS QB
21st
PROJ PTS
22.6
QB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2608
RUYDS
152
TD
25
INT
4
FPTS/G
24
Tannehill rallied the past two weeks against tough opponents on the road at Baltimore and Indianapolis with at least 20 Fantasy points in both outings. Now, he benefited with key guys missing on defense in both of those matchups, and the Browns will be without cornerback Denzel Ward (calf) and safety Ronnie Harrison (shoulder). Myles Garrett (illness) is back to cause problems up front, but I still like Tannehill as a starter in all leagues. He's averaging 25.7 Fantasy points per game at home, and Cleveland just allowed Mike Glennon to pass for 235 yards and two touchdowns and score 21 Fantasy points. Tannehill should do better than that this week.
PIT Pittsburgh • #7
Age: 38 • Experience: 17 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BAL PIT -10.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS QB
5th
PROJ PTS
23.3
QB RNK
9th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2534
RUYDS
14
TD
24
INT
5
FPTS/G
23.9
Hopefully, Roethlisberger is fine in Wednesday's game against Baltimore, and he should be considered a top-10 quarterback for Week 13 against Washington. Prior to Week 13, he had scored at least 20 Fantasy points in three games in a row, and he's attempted at least 42 passes in each outing. Also, in Roethlisberger's first five home games, he was averaging 24.2 Fantasy points per game. This should be a game where the Steelers offense has its way with the Washington defense, and the passing game is the reason why. I can't imagine Washington stopping JuJu Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson and Eric Ebron, and Roethlisberger has the chance for a big outing in this spot.
LV Las Vegas • #4
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYJ LV -7.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS QB
29th
PROJ PTS
19.8
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2646
RUYDS
124
TD
19
INT
4
FPTS/G
18.9
Carr was an absolute disaster in Week 12 at Atlanta with zero Fantasy points. That's not a misprint. He passed for 215 yards, no touchdowns and one interception, and he also lost three fumbles. What better way to cure his woes then facing the Jets this week. That secondary is a mess, and the Jets have allowed 623 passing yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions the past two games against Justin Herbert and Fitzpatrick. Carr should rebound this week, potentially in a big way, and he's worth trusting again in Week 13 despite his poor outing in Week 12.
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CHI Chicago • #10
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET CHI -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
26th
PROJ PTS
19.3
QB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
802
RUYDS
101
TD
9
INT
5
FPTS/G
17.2
It wasn't pretty, but Trubisky scored 24 Fantasy points at Green Bay in Week 12 as the starter in place of Nick Foles (hip), who is likely out again. And Trubisky faces Detroit this week, which is a team he typically has success against. In his past four meetings with the Lions, Trubisky has scored 29, 24, 29 and 41 Fantasy points. He's worth using as a streaming option in all leagues.
CLE Cleveland • #6
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN TEN -5.5 O/U 54
OPP VS QB
28th
PROJ PTS
15
QB RNK
19th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2108
RUYDS
76
TD
17
INT
7
FPTS/G
16.1
The Browns finally played in decent weather for the first time since Week 7 in their game at Jacksonville last week, and it showed in their passing game with Mayfield scoring 22 Fantasy points. Hopefully that continues in what could be a fun game at Tennessee this week. The Titans are No. 4 in Fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, and the past two games that Mayfield attempted more than 28 passes he scored at least 22 points. Only Cousins in Week 3 had fewer than 29 pass attempts against the Titans this year.
IND Indianapolis • #17
Age: 39 • Experience: 17 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU IND -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS QB
19th
PROJ PTS
20.7
QB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2978
RUYDS
-3
TD
16
INT
9
FPTS/G
17.9
Rivers has scored at least 21 Fantasy points in four of his past six games, including two outings in a row. He's attempted at least 36 passes in four games in a row, and we'll see if he's forced to throw again this week at Houston. The Texans haven't allowed multiple passing touchdowns in a game since Week 7, but three of their past four opposing quarterbacks have at least 295 passing yards. It also helps that Houston cornerback Bradley Roby (suspension) is out.
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DET Detroit • #9
Age: 32 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI CHI -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
7th
PROJ PTS
15.8
QB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2876
RUYDS
85
TD
18
INT
8
FPTS/G
19.8
Once again it appears like Kenny Golladay (hip) will be out against the Bears, and that's been bad news for Stafford all season. Golladay missed six games prior to Week 13, and Stafford has one game with more than 19 Fantasy points over that span. He faced the Bears in Week 1 without Golladay and scored 17 Fantasy points. We'll see if Darrell Bevell taking over as the interim head coach for the fired Matt Patricia inspires Stafford, but I don't trust him against the Bears. In his past five trips to Chicago, Stafford is averaging 265.4 passing yards per game with seven total touchdowns, six interceptions and a lost fumble.
LAR L.A. Rams • #16
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI LAR -3 O/U 48.5
OPP VS QB
16th
PROJ PTS
19.5
QB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
3021
RUYDS
55
TD
18
INT
10
FPTS/G
18.9
Goff has been extremely inconsistent this season, and I don't want to trust him this week against the Cardinals. He has one game with more than 12 Fantasy points in his past four outings, and he's been turnover prone with six interceptions and four fumbles over that span. The Cardinals have struggled with quarterbacks of late, but it's been mostly mobile ones like Russell Wilson, Tua Tagovailoa and Josh Allen. Goff isn't going to hurt the Cardinals with his legs, and he should be considered a low-end starter at best this week.
PHI Philadelphia • #11
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -8.5 O/U 46.5
OPP VS QB
13th
PROJ PTS
18.1
QB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2541
RUYDS
258
TD
21
INT
15
FPTS/G
20.5
Wentz got lucky with 22 Fantasy points in Week 12 against Seattle thanks in part to a 33-yard Hail Mary at the end of the game to Richard Rodgers. While he did run for 42 yards, he still finished with 215 passing yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He was also sacked six times in the game, and he's been taking a beating all season. It's hard to trust Wentz in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues at this point, and prior to his 22-point outing against the Seahawks, he had 18 Fantasy points or less in three games in a row. This could be another week where Wentz is getting hit often against the Packers, and he shouldn't be started in most formats.
NE New England • #1
Age: 31 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC NE -PK O/U 47
OPP VS QB
24th
PROJ PTS
20.8
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1984
RUYDS
387
TD
13
INT
9
FPTS/G
18
Newton struggled against the Cardinals in Week 12 with just 9-of-18 passing for 84 yards and two interceptions, and he also added nine carries for 46 yards. He could rebound this week since the matchup looks OK on paper against the Chargers, but Los Angeles got Chris Harris back in Week 12 against Buffalo, as well as a monster game from Joey Bosa. If Bosa is able to harass Newton, as well as Harris and Casey Hayward causing problems in the secondary, it could be another rough game for Newton. And remember, he only has two games with more than 20 Fantasy points since Week 2, so he's an easy quarterback to replace in most leagues.
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NO New Orleans • #7
Age: 30 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL NO -3 O/U 46
OPP VS QB
32nd
PROJ PTS
24.1
QB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
397
RUYDS
279
TD
5
INT
1
FPTS/G
7.7
Hill had a solid game in the first meeting with the Falcons in Week 11, scoring 24 Fantasy points with 233 passing yards, 49 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He followed that up with 17 Fantasy points behind just 78 passing yards, 44 rushing yards and two touchdowns at Denver in Week 12, but he didn't have to do much in that game since the Broncos offense was so inept. I'm expecting his production to fall in the middle of those two outings, so he's a low-end starting option at best this week at Atlanta. It's hard to count on him scoring two touchdowns on the ground, but hopefully he can throw his first passing touchdown this year. Hill should be good, but I don't expect him to be great, which is why he's in this spot.
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Running Backs
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PHI Philadelphia • #26
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -9 O/U 46.5
OPP VS RB
30th
PROJ PTS
14.1
RB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
600
REC
19
REYDS
123
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.7
Sanders is typically a must-start Fantasy running back in all leagues, but we're getting many questions about sitting him after what happened in Week 12 against Seattle when he had just eight total touches and was outplayed by Boston Scott. He has also scored a combined 13 PPR points in his past two games against the Browns and Seahawks, but I'm going right back to Sanders this week against the Packers. It helps that Green Bay has allowed a running back to score or gain over 100 total yards in every game this season. But Sanders also had at least 17 total touches in consecutive games prior to Week 12. The Eagles offensive line is a mess, but Sanders should still be fine this week against the Packers.
IND Indianapolis • #28
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU IND -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS RB
31st
PROJ PTS
12.1
RB RNK
NR
YTD Stats
RUYDS
518
REC
26
REYDS
227
TD
4
FPTS/G
12.3
Taylor was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, and hopefully he resumes his role as the lead running back for the Colts. Prior to missing Week 12 against Tennessee, Taylor had arguably his best game of the season against Green Bay in Week 11 with 22 carries for 90 yards, along with four catches for 24 yards on four targets. He'll still share touches with Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins, and Hines should be considered a sleeper this week since Houston has allowed seven running backs to catch at least four passes in a game this season. But this should be a game where Taylor goes off since the Texans are No. 2 in Fantasy points allowed to running backs, and Houston has allowed a running back to score in six games in a row, with eight touchdowns allowed over that span.
SF San Francisco • #31
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BUF BUF -2.5 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
21st
PROJ PTS
12.7
RB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
346
REC
13
REYDS
150
TD
3
FPTS/G
15.7
Mostert returned in Week 12 against the Rams following a four-game absence with an ankle injury and had 16 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown, although he lost a fumble. Mostert should be even better this week against the Bills. Buffalo has allowed a running back to score or gain at least 100 total yards in seven games in a row, with seven touchdowns allowed over that span and three running backs with 100-yards rushing (Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Damien Harris and Kenyan Drake). Mostert is still sharing touches with Jeff Wilson and Jerick McKinnon, but he's a lock for 15-plus touches if healthy, which should give him the chance for an outstanding performance in Week 13.
MIA Miami • #37
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CIN MIA -11.5 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
16th
PROJ PTS
8.1
RB RNK
31st
YTD Stats
RUYDS
387
REC
30
REYDS
198
TD
2
FPTS/G
14.1
Gaskin has been activated from IR and is expected to return this week against the Bengals. And if that happens, consider Gaskin a quality No. 2 running back in all leagues. It would help if Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) remains out, but Gaskin was the No. 1 running back in Miami before hurting his knee in Week 8 against the Rams. He scored at least 12 PPR points in five of his past six games, and he had at least 21 total touches in four of his past five outings. Hopefully his workload and production remains the same when healthy, and the Bengals have allowed a running back to score or gain at least 100 total yards in five of their past six games.
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BAL Baltimore • #27
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT PIT -10.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS RB
1st
PROJ PTS
12.1
RB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
380
REC
17
REYDS
103
TD
3
FPTS/G
8.5
Dobbins was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, and he's eligible to play Tuesday against the Cowboys. He should be considered a quality starting option in all leagues. The Cowboys have allowed a running back to score a touchdown or gain at least 100 total yards in four of their past six games. And Dobbins just had 17 total touches for 18 PPR points in his last game in Week 11 against Tennessee.
PIT Pittsburgh • #24
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BAL PIT -10.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS RB
4th
PROJ PTS
3.8
RB RNK
27th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
195
REC
2
REYDS
0
TD
3
FPTS/G
3.8
We'll see if James Conner remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list for Monday's game against Washington, but if he's out then Snell would be a low-end starter in all leagues. He started in place of Conner in Week 12 against Baltimore and had 16 carries for 60 yards, as well as three catches for 33 yards on four targets. He has the chance for 15-plus touches again this week, and Snell will hopefully get 90-plus total yards again, with maybe finding the end zone.
NE New England • #28
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC NE -PK O/U 47
OPP VS RB
24th
PROJ PTS
10.7
RB RNK
29th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
88
REC
34
REYDS
266
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.1
White's role in the passing game could be important this week with the Patriots trying to offset the Chargers pass rush with Joey Bosa. It helps that the Chargers are among the league leaders in receptions allowed to running backs with 65, and eight running backs have at least four catches against the Chargers this season. White has at least four catches in two of his past four games.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #21
Age: 37 • Experience: 16 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LV LV -7.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
29th
PROJ PTS
7.9
RB RNK
28th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
521
REC
13
REYDS
70
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.1
With Lamical Perine (ankle) out, Gore has once again been the lead running back for the Jets the past two weeks. He has at least 17 total touches in each game against the Chargers and Dolphins, and Gore has scored at least 11 PPR points in both outings. His workload should remain the same against the Raiders in Week 13, and Las Vegas is among the league leaders with 15 total touchdowns allowed to running backs on the season.
WAS Washington • #41
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT PIT -8.5 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
1st
PROJ PTS
10
RB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
223
REC
46
REYDS
338
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.7
Antonio Gibson has been awesome the past three games and should remain a starter in all leagues despite the tough matchup with the Steelers, but don't be surprised if McKissic is back as a solid flex play in PPR. While he only had five catches on six targets in his past two games against the Bengals and Cowboys, this should be a game where Washington is chasing points on the road. Look for McKissic's targets -- and receptions -- to be on the rise this week.
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CIN Cincinnati • #25
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA MIA -11.5 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
17th
PROJ PTS
11.7
RB RNK
30th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
223
REC
34
REYDS
261
TD
4
FPTS/G
9.7
I had Bernard as the bust alert last week in this column, and he struggled against the Giants with eight carries for 32 yards, along with two catches for 17 yards on three targets. He's now gone three games in a row with eight PPR points or less, and he has 13 total touches or less in each game over that span. I'm nervous to trust him with Brandon Allen under center, and hopefully the Bengals will get Joe Mixon (foot) back soon to upgrade their backfield.
ATL Atlanta • #21
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO NO -3 O/U 46
OPP VS RB
2nd
PROJ PTS
9.6
RB RNK
NR
YTD Stats
RUYDS
610
REC
16
REYDS
82
TD
9
FPTS/G
13.9
Gurley is not guaranteed to return this week after missing Week 12 with a knee injury, but initial reports indicated he would return in Week 13. However, he might consider taking another week off with this matchup against the Saints. New Orleans hasn't allowed a running back to rush for 100 yards in 49 games in a row in the regular season. Not that it matters much for Gurley, who has one game with more than 100 rushing yards in his past 27 outings in the regular season. Gurley struggled in his first meeting with the Saints in Week 11 with eight carries for 26 yards, along with one catch for 4 yards, and I don't have much optimism for him to improve this week. And if Gurley is out then you can plug Brian Hill in this spot if he's the starter for the Falcons.
BUF Buffalo • #20
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF BUF -2.5 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
7th
PROJ PTS
8.2
RB RNK
38th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
283
REC
11
REYDS
77
TD
4
FPTS/G
8.9
Moss ran well last week against the Chargers at 6.6 yards per carry, but it was disappointing to only see him get nine carries and 11 total touches compared to the workload for Devin Singletary (11 carries and 14 total touches). Maybe that changes this week, but I don't want to trust either Bills running back against the 49ers on the road. Moss will likely need to score to boost his Fantasy value this week, but he only has four total touchdowns on the season. With Josh Allen dominating the offense, the only time to trust Moss or even Singletary is in a very favorable matchup. Since San Francisco is No. 7 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to running backs, that doesn't apply this week.
NO New Orleans • #28
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL NO -3 O/U 46
OPP VS RB
5th
PROJ PTS
7.9
RB RNK
32nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
551
REC
15
REYDS
132
TD
4
FPTS/G
9.8
Murray was awesome last week at Denver with 19 carries for 124 yards and two touchdowns, along with two catches for 36 yards on two targets. He now has 31 carries in two games with Taysom Hill, but I'm not starting him this week as anything more than a flex option in deeper leagues. Alvin Kamara, despite his struggles with Hill, remains a must-start Fantasy running back, but this Falcons run defense is legit. Since Raheem Morris took over as the interim head coach prior to Week 6, only D'Andre Swift in Week 7 has more than 10 PPR points, which includes matchups with Mike Davis, Gordon, Kamara, Murray and Josh Jacobs. And Swift only had 48 total yards against the Falcons, but he scored with four catches. Kamara had 13 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against Atlanta, and Murray had 12 carries for 49 yards, along with two catches for 36 yards on two targets. I would expect a similar stat line for Murray this week.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #22
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA SEA -10 O/U 48
OPP VS RB
18th
PROJ PTS
11.3
RB RNK
25th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
369
REC
16
REYDS
72
TD
6
FPTS/G
9.6
Gallman is more of a bust alert than a must-sit option, but the Giants being without Daniel Jones (hamstring) this week makes me concerned at Seattle. Maybe Colt McCoy will throw more to Gallman, who did have five targets and three catches in Week 12 at Cincinnati, although he managed minus-3 yards on those receptions. The nice thing for Gallman is he had at least 18 carries in two weeks in a row, and he scored a touchdown in six games in a row. He should be the catalyst of this offense with Jones out. But Seattle hasn't allowed a running back to gain more than 58 rushing yards in six games in a row. It will take Gallman scoring to save his production, and luckily for him the Seahawks have given up seven rushing touchdowns and eight total touchdowns to running backs since Week 8. Still, I'm nervous for the Giants offense without Jones, and I would only consider Gallman a flex this week.
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DAL Dallas • #21
Age: 25 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL
OPP VS RB
4th
PROJ PTS
13.8
RB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
707
REC
39
REYDS
256
TD
7
FPTS/G
15.4
You're probably not sitting Elliott in most leagues, and if the Ravens are without standout run stopper Brandon Williams (ankle) again in Week 13, the outlook for Elliott improves. But his offensive line could be a disaster again with Zack Martin (calf) and Cameron Erving (knee) out. Elliott also has two games with more than eight PPR points in six games without Dak Prescott (ankle), and one touchdown over that span. I still have him ranked as a low-end starting option, but there are scenarios where you might consider benching Elliott. Without his quarterback and offensive line healthy, this has been a lost year for one of the best running backs in the NFL.
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Wide Receiver
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HOU Houston • #13
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs IND IND -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
7th
PROJ PTS
16.4
WR RNK
13th
YTD Stats
REC
52
TAR
78
REYDS
719
TD
3
FPTS/G
12.9
Fantasy managers seemingly haven't been willing to trust Cooks based on his start percentage on CBS Sports. For example, despite the fact that he's scored at least 12 PPR points in six of his past seven games, he's still at 80 percent started as of Wednesday afternoon. Now, that number will change with Will Fuller (suspended) now out, and hopefully Cooks will continue to succeed as the No. 1 receiver for Deshaun Watson. I like Keke Coutee as a sleeper this week, but Cooks has top-10 upside. In the past two weeks, the No. 1 receiver against the Colts -- Davante Adams in Week 11 and A.J. Brown in Week 12 -- has at least 98 receiving yards and a touchdown and has scored at least 19 PPR points. I could see Cooks doing something similar this week.
MIA Miami • #11
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CIN MIA -11.5 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
19th
PROJ PTS
14.6
WR RNK
10th
YTD Stats
REC
52
TAR
79
REYDS
642
TD
4
FPTS/G
12.7
The Bengals have allowed nine receivers to score at least 12 PPR points in their past five games, with eight touchdowns scored over that span. This defense should allow Parker to have a good game, and it could be great if Ryan Fitzpatrick starts again for the injured Tua Tagovailoa (thumb). I would imagine Tagovailoa knows to feature Parker as much as possible, and he has at least seven targets in four games in a row. With Fitzpatrick, Parker is a borderline top-10 Fantasy receiver in all leagues, but he's still a quality starting option even if Tagovailoa does return for Miami.
CLE Cleveland • #80
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN TEN -5.5 O/U 54
OPP VS WR
27th
PROJ PTS
11.9
WR RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
46
TAR
68
REYDS
614
TD
2
FPTS/G
11.1
Good weather for the Browns finally led to good production for Landry in Week 12 at Jacksonville, and the weather report for Week 13 at Tennessee is favorable. After dealing with wind and rain for three games in Cleveland against Las Vegas, Houston and Philadelphia, Landry went to Florida and torched the Jaguars for eight catches, 143 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets. It was his best game since Odell Beckham (ACL) went down in Week 7 at Cincinnati, and Landry should finish the season strong. Against the Titans, in what could be a high-scoring affair, Landry should again have another strong performance.
SF San Francisco • #19
Age: 25 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BUF BUF -2.5 O/U 48
OPP VS WR
12th
PROJ PTS
13.1
WR RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
REC
27
TAR
35
REYDS
318
TD
1
FPTS/G
13.4
We'll see how Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk work together as the top options in the passing game for the 49ers now that Aiyuk is off the reserve/COVID-19 list. We haven't seen that pairing without George Kittle (foot), so this will hopefully work well. I'm confident in both, and both should be considered No. 2 Fantasy receivers this week. Samuel was awesome in Week 12 at the Rams with 11 catches for 133 yards on 13 targets, and he's scored at least 11 PPR points in three games in a row. And Aiyuk has scored at least 17 PPR points in his past three games. The Bills have allowed four touchdowns to receivers in their past three games, and it would be great if Samuel and Aiyuk both found the end zone. I like Samuel slightly better than Aiyuk this week, but both should be successful in this matchup.
PIT Pittsburgh • #18
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS PIT -7 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
3rd
PROJ PTS
13.7
WR RNK
11th
YTD Stats
REC
57
TAR
94
REYDS
583
TD
4
FPTS/G
13.9
Johnson scored 12 PPR points in Week 12 against Baltimore, but he left a lot of production on the field in that game. He had 13 targets, but he only caught eight for 46 yards. He should improve this week against Washington, and Johnson has at least 10 targets in four games in a row. He also scored at least 14 PPR points in the three games prior to Week 12, and I'm expecting all of Pittsburgh's receivers to play well this week, including JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool. All of them have top 20 upside against the Washington Football Team.
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DEN Denver • #81
Age: 27 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -14 O/U 51
OPP VS WR
5th
PROJ PTS
10.4
WR RNK
30th
YTD Stats
REC
36
TAR
58
REYDS
563
TD
3
FPTS/G
11
Throw out last week against New Orleans when the Broncos quarterback situation was a mess. Drew Lock is expected to return this week against the Chiefs, and he should continue to lean on Patrick, who has at least six targets in five of his past six games prior to Week 12. I'm expecting the Broncos to be chasing points at Kansas City, and the Chiefs have allowed five receivers to score at least 15 PPR points in their past three games.
IND Indianapolis • #11
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU IND -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
22nd
PROJ PTS
10.4
WR RNK
31st
YTD Stats
REC
26
TAR
40
REYDS
330
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.4
Pittman has at least seven targets in three of his past four games, and he has a great matchup in Week 13 at the Texans, who just lost standout cornerback Bradley Roby (suspension). The Texans are also among the league leaders with 15 touchdowns allowed to receivers this year.
GB Green Bay • #13
Age: 25 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI GB -8.5 O/U 46.5
OPP VS WR
15th
PROJ PTS
11.7
WR RNK
34th
YTD Stats
REC
19
TAR
27
REYDS
295
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.7
Lazard scored a touchdown in Week 12 against Chicago and hopefully that momentum carries over to Week 13 against the Eagles. He now has at least 12 PPR points in three of the five games he's played this year.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #19
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LV LV -7.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
18th
PROJ PTS
11.5
WR RNK
28th
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
36
REYDS
352
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.7
Perriman, Denzel Mims and Jamison Crowder are all in play this week against the Raiders, who have allowed eight touchdowns to receivers in their past six games. Seven receivers have at least 13 PPR points against Las Vegas over that span, and Perriman has scored at least 11 PPR points in three games in a row.
TEN Tennessee • #84
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CLE TEN -5.5 O/U 54
OPP VS WR
21st
PROJ PTS
12.9
WR RNK
24th
YTD Stats
REC
42
TAR
58
REYDS
619
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.5
Davis has done well as the No. 2 receiver for the Titans opposite A.J. Brown, and both of them have a great matchup in Week 13 against the Browns. Cleveland is down Denzel Ward (calf) and Ronnie Harrison (shoulder) in their secondary, and the Browns are among the league leaders with 13 touchdowns allowed to receivers. Davis has scored at least 11 PPR points in seven of the nine games he's played this season.
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ARI Arizona • #13
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAR LAR -3 O/U 48.5
OPP VS WR
2nd
PROJ PTS
11.7
WR RNK
33rd
YTD Stats
REC
34
TAR
58
REYDS
496
TD
6
FPTS/G
12
Kirk will hopefully turn things around soon, but it's hard to trust him after the way he's played the past three games. He has 19 PPR points over that span on 18 targets, 11 catches, 96 yards and no touchdowns. Prior to that, Kirk scored at least 12 PPR points in four games in a row, but I'm expecting another down game in this matchup with the Rams, who allow the fewest Fantasy points to opposing receivers this season.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #86
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA SEA -10 O/U 46.5
OPP VS WR
32nd
PROJ PTS
10.7
WR RNK
48th
YTD Stats
REC
38
TAR
66
REYDS
584
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.2
Slayton seemingly has a great matchup against the Seahawks, but you can't start him with Colt McCoy under center for the injured Daniel Jones (hamstring). Slayton just had no catches on two targets in Week 12 at Cincinnati, and it's hard to expect many downfield throws for McCoy to Slayton. And while Seattle is No. 1 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, the Seahawks haven't allowed a receiver to score in three games in a row against the Rams, Cardinals and Eagles.
DAL Dallas • #88
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL
OPP VS WR
1st
PROJ PTS
11.9
WR RNK
29th
YTD Stats
REC
53
TAR
81
REYDS
650
TD
4
FPTS/G
13.3
We'll see what the Ravens defense looks like after Wednesday's game against the Steelers, but I expect Baltimore to make things uncomfortable for the Cowboys passing game. And the only receiver I like this week is Amari Cooper. Lamb does have 13 targets in the past two games with Andy Dalton back, and he scored in Week 11 at Minnesota. But he only has nine catches for 55 yards in those outings, and I don't want to count on Lamb finding the end zone this week, especially since Baltimore has allowed the fewest touchdowns to receivers this year with five.
NE New England • #16
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC LAC -1.5 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
6th
PROJ PTS
12.4
WR RNK
35th
YTD Stats
REC
36
TAR
47
REYDS
443
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.9
Meyers has slowed down the past two games against Houston and Arizona following a three-game stretch where he scored at least 13 PPR points. He only has 16 PPR points against the Texans and Cardinals with eight catches for 90 yards on nine targets. He's still looking for his first career touchdown catch, and I'm not counting on that happening this week. With Chris Harris and Casey Hayward, this Chargers secondary should make things tough on Meyers, and he's only worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues.
CIN Cincinnati • #83
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIA MIA -11.5 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
17th
PROJ PTS
12
WR RNK
36th
YTD Stats
REC
72
TAR
93
REYDS
725
TD
3
FPTS/G
15.2
The first game without Joe Burrow (ACL) was bad for Boyd in Week 12 against the Giants with three catches for 15 yards on six targets. We hope Brandon Allen continues to lean on Boyd, but it's hard to trust him going against the Dolphins, who have a standout secondary led by cornerback Xavien Howard. I don't trust Tee Higgins either even though he scored against the Giants, and you can't start A.J. Green. At best, Boyd and Higgins are No. 3 Fantasy receivers in most leagues on the road.
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DET Detroit • #11
Age: 30 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI CHI -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
3rd
PROJ PTS
10.6
WR RNK
26th
YTD Stats
REC
43
TAR
69
REYDS
503
TD
5
FPTS/G
11.2
Jones will be the No. 1 receiver again for the Lions with Kenny Golladay (hip) likely out, and we've seen some good things from Jones in that role. But over the past two games against Carolina and Houston, Jones has averaged 9.5 PPR points on 18 targets, 10 catches, 99 yards and no touchdowns. Jones doesn't have a good track record against the Bears with 18 catches for 312 yards and a touchdown in his past five meetings with Chicago, and I would only use Jones as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver at best this week in the majority of leagues.
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PHI Philadelphia • #88
Age: 26 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -8.5 O/U 46.5
OPP VS TE
4th
PROJ PTS
10
TE RNK
4th
YTD Stats
REC
30
TAR
41
REYDS
338
TD
3
FPTS/G
11.7
Even though Zach Ertz (ankle) is expected to return this week, I'm still starting Goedert with confidence. Goedert should continue to be the best receiving option for Carson Wentz, and he has 22 targets in his past three games, scoring at least 18 PPR points in his past two outings against Cleveland and Seattle. The Packers have only allowed three touchdowns to tight ends all season, but two of them came in Week 11 against the Colts.
MIN Minnesota • #82
Age: 31 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC MIN -10 O/U 52.5
OPP VS TE
22nd
PROJ PTS
7.1
TE RNK
8th
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
35
REYDS
334
TD
1
FPTS/G
5.9
Even though Adam Thielen (illness) is back this week, Irv Smith (back) is likely out, which bodes well for Rudolph. In the past two games Smith has missed in Week 10 at Chicago and Week 12 against Carolina, Rudolph has at least five targets, four catches and 63 yards. He has a great matchup this week against the Jaguars, who have allowed a tight end to score in each of their past two games against Eric Ebron and Austin Hooper.
GB Green Bay • #85
Age: 26 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI GB -8.5 O/U 46.5
OPP VS TE
21st
PROJ PTS
9.5
TE RNK
11th
YTD Stats
REC
37
TAR
42
REYDS
458
TD
7
FPTS/G
11.3
Tonyan is coming alive over the past two games against the Colts and Bears with 10 targets, 10 catches, 111 yards and two touchdowns, and he's scored at least 15 PPR points in each outing. I'm hoping he can score for a third game in a row against the Eagles, who should struggle to slow down the Packers in this matchup on the road.
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CLE Cleveland • #81
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN TEN -6 O/U 53.5
OPP VS TE
24th
PROJ PTS
8.1
TE RNK
12th
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
42
REYDS
262
TD
2
FPTS/G
7.4
Hooper only had two targets in Week 12 at Jacksonville, but he made the most of them with two catches for 13 yards and a touchdown. He has a favorable matchup in Week 13 at Tennessee, and the Titans have allowed a tight end to score in three of their past four games.
HOU Houston • #88
Age: 28 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs IND IND -3 O/U 50.5
OPP VS TE
5th
PROJ PTS
8.2
TE RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
28
REYDS
275
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.0
Akins should be headed for a big role with Will Fuller (suspension) out, and he almost had two touchdowns in Week 12 at Detroit. He finished with no catches in that game on two targets, but he had five catches for 83 yards on six targets in Week 11 against New England. The Colts are among the best teams in the NFL at defending tight ends, but Akins could surprise us with a bigger role. He should be considered a low-end starting option in deeper leagues.
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SF San Francisco • #81
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BUF BUF -2.5 O/U 48
OPP VS TE
29th
PROJ PTS
7.5
TE RNK
17th
YTD Stats
REC
19
TAR
30
REYDS
168
TD
2
FPTS/G
8
Matt Milano (chest) coming back for the Bills would be bad for Reed since he's the key to Buffalo defending tight ends. Reed did have six targets in Week 12 at the Rams, but he only managed two catches for 18 yards. I'd be hesitant to start Reed if Milano plays as expected, and this should be a game where the 49ers lean on Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.
NO New Orleans • #87
Age: 33 • Experience: 12 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL NO -2.5 O/U 46
OPP VS TE
32nd
PROJ PTS
7.7
TE RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
37
REYDS
285
TD
4
FPTS/G
7.3
In Cook's past four games overall, he has a combined four PPR points. He has eight targets, three catches and 36 yards over that span. In two games with Taysom Hill under center, Cook has three targets, one catch and 6 yards. Even though the Falcons have struggled with tight ends earlier this season, they have only allowed one touchdown to a tight end since Week 4.
DEN Denver • #87
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -14 O/U 51
OPP VS TE
20th
PROJ PTS
8.2
TE RNK
13th
YTD Stats
REC
40
TAR
60
REYDS
435
TD
2
FPTS/G
9.8
The Chiefs have allowed five touchdowns to tight ends this season, but three of them have come against the Raiders (two for Darren Waller and one for Jason Witten). Fant hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 2, and he's scored nine PPR points or less in seven of his past eight games. In three career meetings with Kansas City, Fant only has six catches for 101 yards and no touchdowns.
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WAS Washington • #82
Age: 29 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT PIT -8.5 O/U 44
OPP VS TE
1st
PROJ PTS
6.4
TE RNK
19th
YTD Stats
REC
34
TAR
60
REYDS
328
TD
4
FPTS/G
8.4
Thomas scored in Week 12 at Dallas with four catches for 20 yards on four targets, and he's scored at least 10 PPR points in four of his past six games. He's been a nice find for Fantasy managers off the waiver wire, but this isn't the week to trust him. The Steelers are No. 1 in Fantasy points allowed to tight ends, and prior to Week 12 they had allowed just one touchdown to a tight end all season. Thomas is only worth a look in tight-end premium leagues this week given the matchup with Pittsburgh.
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DST
Start 'Em

Packers (vs. PHI) 

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  • Vikings (vs. JAC) 
  • Raiders (at NYJ) 
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Washington Football Team (at PIT)

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BUF Buffalo • #2
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF BUF -2.5 O/U 48
OPP VS K
24th
PROJ PTS
7.7
K RNK
12th
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NE New England • #6
Age: 36 • Experience: 13 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAC NE -1 O/U 47
OPP VS K
21st
PROJ PTS
7.4
K RNK
17th
IND Indianapolis
Age: 26 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI LAR -3 O/U 48.5
OPP VS K
22nd
PROJ PTS
6
K RNK
20th
DAL Dallas • #2
Age: 33 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL
OPP VS K
1st
PROJ PTS
5.8
K RNK
14th
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DET Detroit • #5
Age: 36 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI CHI -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS K
27th
PROJ PTS
6.7
K RNK
10th

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