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The game of the week for Week 13 will be the Chiefs at Bengals, and I'm excited for this matchup. It will hopefully have plenty of points and Fantasy production from two of the best offenses in the NFL. The projected point total is 53.0, according to Caesars Sportsbook, which is fantastic.

For the Chiefs, you know what to do with Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, and hopefully JuJu Smith-Schuster is back to 100 percent. He missed Wednesday's practice with an illness, but if he's healthy then consider him a borderline starter in the majority of leagues.

Skyy Moore has sleeper appeal in deeper formats, especially if Kadarius Toney (hamstring) remains out, but I'm nervous about Isiah Pacheco, as you'll read below. Keep an eye on Jerick McKinnon (hamstring) also, as he could have some sleeper appeal if this game becomes the aerial attack most expect.

The Bengals are getting Ja'Marr Chase (hip) back for this matchup, and he should be immediately inserted back into your starting lineups. Tee Higgins and Joe Burrow are also must-start options, and hopefully Tyler Boyd and Hayden Hurst can perform at a high level in this contest. As for Joe Mixon (concussion), you start him if he plays, otherwise you pivot to Samaje Perine, who had 18 PPR points in place of Mixon in Week 12 at Tennessee.

It's going to be an exciting Week 13, highlighted by the Chiefs at Bengals. Now, let's see who you should be starting and sitting in your Fantasy lineups as the regular season ends in the majority of leagues in two weeks.

Start of the Week
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JAC Jacksonville • #16
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET JAC -1 O/U 51.5
OPP VS QB
32nd
PROJ PTS
21.4
QB RNK
7th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2655
RUYDS
179
TD
19
INT
6
FPTS/G
19.8

Trevor Lawrence grew up a little bit in Week 12 against Baltimore. He needed to lead the Jaguars to a victory in the fourth quarter, and he took Jacksonville on a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones. Lawrence then connected with Zay Jones for a two-point conversion with 14 seconds left to give Jacksonville a 28-27 victory.

Lawrence finished the game completing 29-of-37 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns, his first career game with 300-plus passing yards, three-plus passing touchdowns and zero interceptions. He scored 30 Fantasy points, and this was after he had 24 Fantasy points in his previous game at Kansas City.

Lawrence should stay hot in Week 13 at Detroit, and the Lions allow the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Three quarterbacks in a row have scored at least 26 Fantasy points against Detroit, including Justin Fields, Daniel Jones and Josh Allen.

This game is expected to be a high-scoring affair with a projected point total of 51.5, according to Caesars Sportsbook, and Lawrence should hold up his end of the deal. I love the matchup for Christian Kirk and Zay Jones, and Lawrence has top-five upside (again) this week.

I didn't expect Lawrence to play well in Week 12 against Baltimore, but he proved me wrong. He should deliver another big game in this matchup with the Lions, and he's worth starting in all Fantasy leagues.

START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Quarterbacks
QBs to Start
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SEA Seattle • #7
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAR SEA -7.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS QB
10th
PROJ PTS
19.8
QB RNK
8th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2802
RUYDS
240
TD
20
INT
5
FPTS/G
21.8
Smith comes into Week 13 with a streak of four games in a row with at least 22 Fantasy points, and he should be facing a depleted Rams defense in this matchup. Aaron Donald is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, and it would be surprising if he played in this meaningless game for Los Angeles. In the Rams past two games against Andy Dalton and Patrick Mahomes, those quarterbacks have combined for 580 passing yards, four touchdowns and one interception for an average of 23.5 Fantasy points. Smith is a solid top-10 Fantasy quarterback this week.
DAL Dallas • #4
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs IND DAL -11 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
15th
PROJ PTS
20.2
QB RNK
10th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1393
RUYDS
71
TD
11
INT
6
FPTS/G
19.4
Prescott's three-game streak of scoring at least 24 Fantasy points came to an end in Week 12 against the Giants when he scored just 18 points. He did have at least 261 passing yards and two touchdowns for the third game in a row, but unfortunately he added two interceptions. The Colts also ended a streak in Week 12 of allowing a quarterback to score at least 21 Fantasy points, which happened in each of their previous two games against Derek Carr and Jalen Hurts. I expect Prescott to get back on track in this matchup, and he's worth using as a top-10 quarterback in all leagues.
CLE Cleveland • #4
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU CLE -7 O/U 47
OPP VS QB
3rd
PROJ PTS
25.5
QB RNK
14th
Watson hasn't played football in a meaningful game since Week 17 of the 2020 campaign, and he struggled in the preseason with the Browns. He's also facing a Texans defense that is No. 4 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, mostly because teams just run on them. The Browns could easily do that here with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, but I would be surprised if Watson doesn't have some big-play chances in his first game against his former team. He's worth using as a low-end starter in Week 13.
LV Las Vegas • #4
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC LAC -1.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS QB
18th
PROJ PTS
21.2
QB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2730
RUYDS
77
TD
18
INT
7
FPTS/G
19.2
The Chargers and Raiders game has an implied total of 50.5 according to the Caesars Sportsbook, which should mean plenty of points. I expect Carr to hold up his end of the deal after he's scored at least 21 Fantasy points in four games in a row, including the past two against Denver and Seattle on the road with at least 24 points. He has three games in a row against the Chargers with two passing touchdowns, and the Chargers have allowed 61 Fantasy points in the past two games against Patrick Mahomes and Kyler Murray. Carr has top-10 upside in this potential shootout with Justin Herbert.
GB Green Bay • #12
Age: 39 • Experience: 18 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI GB -4 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
20th
PROJ PTS
18.7
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2682
RUYDS
63
TD
21
INT
9
FPTS/G
18
Rodgers is expected to start at the Bears despite dealing with a rib injury, and hopefully he continues his usual domination against Chicago. In his past five meetings with the Bears, Rodgers is averaging 244.2 passing yards per game with 17 total touchdowns and no interceptions. In his past two games at Chicago, Rodgers has scored 33 Fantasy points and 26 points, and hopefully he can be in that range again. The Bears just lost standout safety Eddie Jackson (foot), and three of the past five quarterbacks against Chicago have scored at least 29 Fantasy points. As long as Rodgers is fine on Sunday you should start him with confidence in all formats.
Sleepers (Start/Sit)
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SF San Francisco • #10
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA SF -4 O/U 46.5
OPP VS QB
29th
PROJ PTS
19.8
QB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2381
RUYDS
33
TD
18
INT
4
FPTS/G
19.4
This won't be an easy matchup for Garoppolo, who is dealing with a minor knee injury he sustained in Week 12 against New Orleans. The Dolphins have only allowed one quarterback to score more than 19 Fantasy points in their past five games, which was Justin Fields in Week 9, but the other four quarterbacks over that span were Kenny Pickett, Jared Goff, Jacoby Brissett and Kyle Allen. I like Garoppolo better than all of those guys except Fields, and the 49ers have a lot of weapons to throw at Miami, which should be a problem. Garoppolo has scored at least 20 Fantasy points in five of his past seven games, and he should be considered a low-end starter in all leagues for this home matchup.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #5
Age: 27 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
24th
PROJ PTS
18
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
315
RUYDS
2
TD
3
INT
0
FPTS/G
30.8
I hope White's performance in Week 12 against the Bears wasn't a fluke because we saw what happened to him last year. In 2021, White started in Week 8 against Cincinnati and scored 32 Fantasy points. He combined for just 11 Fantasy points in his next two starts, although he left one of those games with an injury. After scoring 30 Fantasy points against Chicago last week, White now gets Minnesota on the road, and the Vikings have allowed three quarterbacks in a row to score at least 21 Fantasy points, including Mac Jones with 27 points last week. White is a must-start option in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues, and I would use him in deeper one-quarterback leagues also given the matchup.
DET Detroit • #16
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC JAC -1 O/U 51.5
OPP VS QB
23rd
PROJ PTS
19.3
QB RNK
19th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2682
RUYDS
42
TD
17
INT
7
FPTS/G
18.1
Goff likes playing at home, and he should do well this week against the Jaguars, who have allowed three quarterbacks in a row to score at least 22 Fantasy points. Goff just had 21 Fantasy points in Week 12 against Buffalo and has now scored at least 18 Fantasy points in five of six home games this season. There's the potential of a shootout in Detroit against the Jaguars and Trevor Lawrence, and I expect Goff to perform like a low-end No. 1 quarterback in all leagues. It also should be fun to see what Goff and the Lions do with rookie Jameson Williams now that he's expected to make his NFL debut in Week 13.
QBs to Sit
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TB Tampa Bay • #12
Age: 45 • Experience: 23 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO TB -3.5 O/U 40
OPP VS QB
21st
PROJ PTS
19
QB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
3051
RUYDS
-6
TD
14
INT
2
FPTS/G
18.2
Brady comes into Week 13 having scored at least 20 Fantasy points in consecutive games for just the second time all year. He also has consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes, and he's only done that in three games all season. Brady is facing the Saints this week, and this matchup has been tough on him. He scored 11 Fantasy points at New Orleans in Week 2, and he is averaging just 237.4 passing yards per game in his past five outings with the Saints, along with eight total touchdowns, six interceptions and three fumbles. New Orleans has not allowed a quarterback to score more than 19 Fantasy points in six games in a row, including matchups with Kyler Murray, Derek Carr, Lamar Jackson and Jimmy Garoppolo. Brady is a low-end starter in most leagues in this prime-time matchup.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #8
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS WAS -2.5 O/U 40.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
PROJ PTS
19.6
QB RNK
21st
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2165
RUYDS
451
TD
14
INT
4
FPTS/G
18.7
Jones was held to 16 Fantasy points in Week 12 at Dallas, but prior to that he had scored at least 21 points in three of his past four outings. I'm expecting another down performance this week against the Commanders, who allow an average of just 18.2 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. The Giants will likely try to run the ball and lean on Saquon Barkley with the expected return of right tackle Evan Neal (knee) and center Jon Feliciano (neck). Jones is only worth starting in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues in Week 13.
TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 34 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PHI PHI -5.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
1st
PROJ PTS
13.9
QB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1976
RUYDS
47
TD
11
INT
4
FPTS/G
15.5
Tannehill should have scored at least 17 Fantasy points last week against Cincinnati, but he lost six points when Derrick Henry fumbled on what should have been a touchdown pass. Instead, Tannehill finished with just 11 Fantasy points, which snapped a two-game streak of him scoring 23 points. I'm not expecting him to bounce back this week against the Eagles, who have yet to allow a quarterback to score more than 18 Fantasy points this season. And Philadelphia has more interceptions (15) than passing touchdowns (12) this year. Tannehill is only worth using in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues.
DEN Denver • #3
Age: 34 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -8.5 O/U 38.5
OPP VS QB
17th
PROJ PTS
15.9
QB RNK
NR
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2369
RUYDS
137
TD
9
INT
5
FPTS/G
15.1
Wilson is not worth using in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues, even with Jerry Jeudy (ankle) expected to play in Week 13. That's how bad it is for him this season. He heads into Week 13 with his own teammates upset at him, and Wilson should struggle against the Ravens, who have allowed just one quarterback to score more than 19 Fantasy points since Week 4. Wilson was once again awful against the Panthers in Week 12 with nine Fantasy points and has now scored 15 points or less in six games in a row.
Bust Alert (Start/Sit)
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MIN Minnesota • #8
Age: 34 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ MIN -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
7th
PROJ PTS
18.9
QB RNK
12th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2760
RUYDS
49
TD
19
INT
9
FPTS/G
19.3
Cousins was awesome in Week 12 against New England with 27 Fantasy points, which snapped a two-game streak of him scoring 17 points or less. He did it in a prime-time game against a good New England defense, and hopefully he can have similar success against the Jets this week. But I'm skeptical of Cousins being that productive again. The Jets allow an average of just 14.1 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, and only Josh Allen in Week 9, Joe Burrow in Week 3 and Lamar Jackson in Week 1 have scored more than 17 Fantasy points against this defense. Cousins is a low-end No. 1 quarterback at best in Week 13.
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Running Backs
RBs to Start
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TB Tampa Bay • #29
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO TB -3.5 O/U 40
OPP VS RB
17th
PROJ PTS
10.7
RB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
286
REC
29
REYDS
180
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.2
We'll keep an eye on Leonard Fournette (hip) to see if he can return in Week 13, but even if he plays, I still like White as a starter in the majority of leagues. He should remain the lead running back for the Buccaneers, and he played well in Week 12 at Cleveland with 14 carries for 64 yards, along with nine catches for 45 yards on nine targets. Hopefully he keeps his role in the passing game, and that should help him in PPR, even in a tough matchup against the Saints.
DAL Dallas • #21
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs IND DAL -11 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
22nd
PROJ PTS
10.2
RB RNK
20th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
577
REC
8
REYDS
40
TD
7
FPTS/G
12.5
Tony Pollard will likely remain the better running back in Dallas, but Elliott should produce at a high level as well. I like Elliott as a high-end No. 2 running back in all leagues in Week 13. He looked fantastic in Week 12 against the Giants with 16 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown and one catch for 3 yards on three targets. He's now scored a touchdown in four games in a row, with six touchdowns over that span, and the Colts have allowed three touchdowns to running backs in their past three games.
BAL Baltimore • #35
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DEN BAL -8.5 O/U 38.5
OPP VS RB
10th
PROJ PTS
9.9
RB RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
183
REC
0
REYDS
0
TD
3
FPTS/G
11.4
Edwards returned in Week 12 at Jacksonville from a two-game absence due to a hamstring injury and took over as the lead running back for the Ravens, finishing with 16 carries for 52 yards and a touchdown, along with a fumble. He didn't have a catch, which is always a problem in PPR, but he could have a big game against the Broncos this week. Three of the past four running backs against Denver have run for at least 109 yards, and the combination of D'Onta Foreman and Chuba Hubbard last week had 41 carries for 178 yards. Edwards is a must-start running back in all leagues, with his value higher in non-PPR formats.
HOU Houston • #31
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CLE CLE -7 O/U 47
OPP VS RB
31st
PROJ PTS
12.8
RB RNK
24th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
788
REC
27
REYDS
143
TD
4
FPTS/G
12.9
Pierce has been miserable of late with 15 carries for 16 yards, along with five catches for 17 yards on nine targets, in his past two games against Washington and Miami. But he has the chance to rebound this week against the Browns, who are terrible against stopping the run. Cleveland has allowed a running back to score or gain over 100 total yards in three games in a row, with four total touchdowns over that span, and the Browns are No. 2 overall for the season in most Fantasy points allowed to running backs. Prior to Week 11, Pierce had scored at least 11 PPR points in seven games in a row, so hopefully he's back to that level again this week.
CHI Chicago • #32
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB GB -4 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
28th
PROJ PTS
11.5
RB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
580
REC
21
REYDS
238
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.8
In two games without Khalil Herbert (hip), Montgomery has been a solid Fantasy running back, including Week 12 at the Jets when Justin Fields (shoulder) was also out. Montgomery scored 20 PPR points at Atlanta in Week 11 and 13 PPR points at New York in Week 12, and he should have similar success against the Packers in Week 13. We'll see if Fields can return against Green Bay, but Montgomery gets to face a Packers defense that has allowed six total touchdowns to running backs in the past three games against Dallas, Tennessee and Philadelphia, with Tony Pollard, Derrick Henry and Miles Sanders each scoring at least 21 PPR points.
Sleepers (Start/Sit)
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WAS Washington • #8
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG WAS -2.5 O/U 40.5
OPP VS RB
14th
PROJ PTS
9.7
RB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
467
REC
6
REYDS
27
TD
3
FPTS/G
9.3
It was always going to be a matter of time before Robinson started to take advantage of his touches and have a big game, and that happened in Week 12 against Atlanta. He had 18 carries for 105 yards against the Falcons, adding two catches for 20 yards and a touchdown on three targets, and he scored a season-high 20 PPR points. It's now two games in his past three outings with at least 14 PPR points, and he should have another productive stat line against the Giants in Week 13. A running back has scored or gained over 100 total yards against the Giants in six games in a row, with eight touchdowns over that span, and Robinson is worth using as No. 2 running back in all leagues for this matchup. As for Antonio Gibson, consider him a flex option for this week, especially since he's been dealing with a foot injury in practice.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #35
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS RB
20th
PROJ PTS
10.6
RB RNK
27th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
69
REC
3
REYDS
34
TD
0
FPTS/G
13.3
Michael Carter (ankle) is doubtful for Week 13 at Minnesota, which means we should see the Jets lean on Knight for a big workload. That means Knight could have the potential to be a No. 2 Fantasy running back in all leagues. Carter was hurt in Week 12 against Chicago, and Knight stepped up with 14 carries for 69 yards, along with three catches for 34 yards on three targets. He played in tandem with Ty Johnson, who also had a productive game against the Bears with five carries for 62 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for 16 yards on two targets. But Knight has the potential to be the lead running back and also catch passes from Mike White, and the Vikings have allowed four running backs to score at least 17 PPR points in their past three games. I'm excited to see what Knight can do for an encore with Carter out. And Johnson can even be used as a flex option in deeper leagues.
GB Green Bay • #28
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI GB -4 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
29th
PROJ PTS
8.8
RB RNK
36th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
531
REC
20
REYDS
133
TD
2
FPTS/G
8.2
It's probably risky going back to Dillon in any capacity for Fantasy managers, but I don't mind him as a flex in deeper leagues against the Bears. The matchup is enticing since Chicago has allowed seven running backs to score or gain at least 100 total yards in the past five games, with eight touchdowns over that span. Aaron Jones should be a star for the Packers, but Dillon just had eight carries for 64 yards and a touchdown, along with three catches for 24 yards on four targets, in Week 12 at Philadelphia. Hopefully he can stack two productive games in a row for the first time this season.
LAR L.A. Rams • #23
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA SEA -7.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS RB
30th
PROJ PTS
8
RB RNK
34th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
80
REC
7
REYDS
63
TD
0
FPTS/G
5.3
In PPR, Williams might be worth using as a flex option in deeper leagues. Williams played the most snaps for the Rams in Week 12 at Kansas City and finished with 11 carries for 35 yards, along with three catches for 25 yards on three catches. He now has two games with three catches in his past three outings, and he should continue to be heavily involved in the passing game with the Rams likely chasing points in Week 13 against Seattle. The Seahawks are among the league leaders in receptions (65), receiving yards (535) and receiving touchdowns (three) to running backs this year, so Williams' role in the passing game should help him in this matchup. Meanwhile, you can avoid Cam Akers in most leagues since he's not scoring touchdowns or working in the passing game.
RBs to Sit
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ATL Atlanta • #84
Age: 31 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PIT PIT -1 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
16th
PROJ PTS
9.6
RB RNK
31st
YTD Stats
RUYDS
506
REC
11
REYDS
65
TD
5
FPTS/G
12
Patterson has run well when given the ball, but he's not being used as the featured back in Atlanta. And in a tough matchup with the Steelers, that makes Patterson someone to sit in the majority of leagues. Patterson has averaged 5.0 yards per carry in his past two games against the Bears and Commanders, but he only has 21 carries over that span. He hasn't scored a touchdown in three games in a row, and he only has seven catches for 37 yards in his past four outings. The Steelers have only allowed two rushing touchdowns to running backs in their past five games, and Patterson likely won't help your Fantasy roster if he doesn't score this week.
DEN Denver • #28
Age: 33 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -8.5 O/U 38.5
OPP VS RB
7th
PROJ PTS
9.4
RB RNK
28th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
358
REC
13
REYDS
70
TD
4
FPTS/G
11.4
It's a revenge game for Murray, who spent last season in Baltimore, but he should know the Ravens have a tough run defense. In their past four games against Tampa Bay, New Orleans, Carolina and Jacksonville, no running back has run for more than 30 yards or scored on the ground. Only JaMycal Hasty caught a touchdown against Baltimore over that span. Murray has done a nice job as the lead running back for the Broncos and should get plenty of work -- he has at least 14 total touches in three of his past four games -- but I would only use him as a flex option in most leagues in Week 13.
BUF Buffalo • #26
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE BUF -3.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS RB
1st
PROJ PTS
10.6
RB RNK
30th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
552
REC
31
REYDS
226
TD
4
FPTS/G
11.7
KC Kansas City • #10
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CIN KC -2 O/U 52.5
OPP VS RB
9th
PROJ PTS
10.2
RB RNK
29th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
455
REC
4
REYDS
30
TD
2
FPTS/G
5.7
The Bengals run defense was fantastic against Derrick Henry in Week 12, holding him to 38 yards and no touchdowns on 17 carries. He was productive in the passing game with three catches for 79 yards on three targets, but this should be a tough matchup for Pacheco. He doesn't work in the passing game with four catches for 30 yards on four targets for the season. Pacheco has done a nice job lately running the ball and scored his second touchdown of the year in Week 12 against the Rams. But this game should be all about the Kansas City aerial attack, and Pacheco isn't likely to be a huge factor. He's best used as a flex, with his value higher in non-PPR leagues.
PIT Pittsburgh • #30
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL ATL -1 O/U 43
OPP VS RB
23rd
PROJ PTS
6.5
RB RNK
36th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
190
REC
16
REYDS
137
TD
0
FPTS/G
4.9
The Steelers' running back situation has been all over the place this week. On Monday, Najee Harris left the Week 12 game at Indianapolis with an oblique injury, and Benny Snell took over with Jaylen Warren (hamstring) inactive. Then on Wednesday, Warren returned to a full practice, while Harris sat out, which made it seem like he would be out for Week 13 at Atlanta. That certainly made Warren more attractive in a plus matchup against the Falcons if he would be the starter. By Friday, Harris was back to a full practice, and he's now the lone Steelers running back to trust. Warren, who scored 10 PPR points in each of his two previous healthy games, still has sleeper appeal in deeper leagues, but you can't start him in most formats if Harris is healthy and active. As for Snell, ignore him in all leagues.
Bust Alert (Start/Sit)
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MIA Miami • #23
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -4 O/U 46.5
OPP VS RB
2nd
PROJ PTS
12.2
RB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
677
REC
16
REYDS
149
TD
5
FPTS/G
11.3
Wilson is worth starting as a flex option in the majority of leagues, but his value is lower for this week with Raheem Mostert (knee) back and starting offensive tackles Terron Armstead (pectoral) and Austin Jackson (ankle) out. Even though this is a revenge game for Wilson, who started his career in San Francisco before getting traded to Miami, I expect him to struggle. Wilson has scored in three games in a row for the Dolphins, but this is a tough matchup against the 49ers, who allow the fewest Fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. Only one running back has scored a touchdown against San Francisco since Week 7, and only six running backs have scored more than 10 PPR points against the 49ers all year. Wilson should know this defense from having practiced against it earlier this season, but the defense also knows him. I'm worried that Wilson will have a down performance, even in a revenge game.
START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Wide receivers
WRs to Start
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NYJ N.Y. Jets • #17
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
27th
PROJ PTS
13.7
WR RNK
15th
YTD Stats
REC
49
TAR
79
REYDS
628
TD
4
FPTS/G
12.4
Wilson is averaging 19.3 Fantasy points per game in the four games not started by Zach Wilson this season. Garrett Wilson just had five catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets against the Bears in Week 12 with Mike White, and Wilson should stay hot this week against the Vikings. Since Week 6, eight receivers have scored at least 17 PPR points against Minnesota, with six touchdowns over that span. Wilson has top-15 upside in all leagues for Week 13.
GB Green Bay • #9
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CHI GB -4 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
16th
PROJ PTS
12.9
WR RNK
25th
YTD Stats
REC
22
TAR
34
REYDS
353
TD
7
FPTS/G
11.3
Watson had another big game in Week 12 at Philadelphia with four catches for 110 yards and a touchdown on six targets, and he's now scored at least 20 PPR points in three games in a row, with six touchdowns over that span. He's become a must-start Fantasy receiver in all leagues while he's this hot, and it's great for him that Aaron Rodgers (ribs) is expected to play against the Bears. In the past five games for Chicago, six receivers have scored at least 14 PPR points with seven touchdowns. And two rookie receivers, Drake London and Garrett Wilson, have scored three touchdowns against the Bears in the past two games.
NO New Orleans • #12
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -3.5 O/U 40.5
OPP VS WR
13th
PROJ PTS
12.5
WR RNK
28th
YTD Stats
REC
56
TAR
92
REYDS
822
TD
3
FPTS/G
14.2
Olave only scored 11 PPR points in Week 12 at San Francisco, but he had nine targets against the 49ers for five catches and 62 yards. I expect a better performance this week against the Buccaneers, and he had five catches for 80 yards on 13 targets against Tampa Bay in Week 2, although that was with Jameis Winston. In the past five games for the Buccaneers, six receivers have scored at least 13 PPR points. I expect Olave to show up in a prime-time game at Tampa Bay on Monday night, and he's worth starting as a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #5
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LAC -1.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS WR
19th
PROJ PTS
12.1
WR RNK
24th
YTD Stats
REC
50
TAR
75
REYDS
552
TD
3
FPTS/G
12.4
We'll continue to monitor the status of Mike Williams (ankle), but I like Palmer as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver even if Williams is active. If Williams is out then consider Palmer a top-20 receiver in the majority of leagues. While he only had five catches for 56 yards at Arizona in Week 12, he did that on seven targets. We need Justin Herbert to get Palmer eight targets or more. He has six games this season with at least eight targets, and he's scored at least 13 PPR points in five of them. This should be a high-scoring affair for the Chargers and Raiders, and five receivers have scored at least 13 PPR points against Las Vegas in the past four games. Look for Palmer and Keenan Allen to have big stat lines, and DeAndre Carter can even be used as a sleeper if Williams is out again.
PHI Philadelphia • #6
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN PHI -5.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
29th
PROJ PTS
12
WR RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
56
TAR
79
REYDS
609
TD
3
FPTS/G
12.1
Smith had his worst game in Week 12 against Green Bay since Dallas Goedert (shoulder) was injured in Week 10. In his past three games, Smith has at least eight targets, and he scored at least 13 PPR points in two of those outings. But he finished with four catches for 50 yards on nine targets against the Packers, and he should rebound this week. The Titans are No. 2 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, and six receivers have scored at least 13 PPR points against Tennessee in the past four games. Smith is a solid No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues for Week 13.
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JAC Jacksonville • #7
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET JAC -1 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
30th
PROJ PTS
10.8
WR RNK
30th
YTD Stats
REC
58
TAR
79
REYDS
562
TD
1
FPTS/G
12.4
I love Christian Kirk this week, and he's a must-start Fantasy receiver in all leagues. Jones is a borderline starter in all leagues, and Marvin Jones is a sleeper in deeper formats with a revenge game against his former team. Jones was a star last week with 11 catches for 145 yards on 14 targets against the Ravens. This was after he had eight catches for 68 yards on 10 targets against the Chiefs in Week 10. He's trending up, and he should excel against the Lions, who have allowed eight receivers to score at least 13 PPR points in their past five games, with six touchdowns over that span.
PIT Pittsburgh • #14
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL PIT -1 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
32nd
PROJ PTS
13.4
WR RNK
33rd
YTD Stats
REC
36
TAR
59
REYDS
510
TD
3
FPTS/G
9.9
Pickens, who played at Georgia, will likely enjoy this trip to Atlanta, especially against this Falcons defense. There have been eight receivers with at least 12 PPR points against Atlanta in the past six games, and Pickens has scored at least 14 PPR points in three of his past five outings. He's just missed some big plays with Kenny Pickett, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see them connect in this matchup. Pickett is worth trusting as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in the majority of leagues, and hopefully the matchup works for Diontae Johnson as well.
CLE Cleveland • #11
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU CLE -7 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
7th
PROJ PTS
12.8
WR RNK
37th
YTD Stats
REC
42
TAR
65
REYDS
593
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.6
Peoples-Jones had a down game in Week 12 against Tampa Bay with just two catches for 16 yards on four targets, which snapped a streak of five games in a row with at least 11 PPR points. Don't give up on him now with Deshaun Watson starting for the Browns, and Peoples-Jones could be a solid contributor in this matchup with the Texans in Week 13. If the Browns decide to let Watson throw a lot in this matchup, it could be great news for Amari Cooper and Peoples-Jones, especially with David Njoku (knee) out for this game.
LV Las Vegas • #10
Age: 29 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC LAC -1.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS WR
10th
PROJ PTS
11.2
WR RNK
41st
YTD Stats
REC
40
TAR
64
REYDS
531
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.1
Hollins is worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues, and he had another productive game with Hunter Renfrow (oblique) and Darren Waller (hamstring) out in Week 12 at Seattle with four catches for 63 yards and a touchdown on five targets. He's now scored at least 11 PPR points in consecutive games and has reached that total in four of his past six outings. There's the potential for a shootout in Week 13 against the Chargers, who will likely focus their attention on Davante Adams (rightfully so), allowing Hollins to make plays if Derek Carr continues to look in his direction.
DET Detroit • #4
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC JAC -1 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
17th
PROJ PTS
9
WR RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
9
TAR
24
REYDS
114
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.5
I still like Chark as a sleeper in deeper leagues against the Jaguars, even with Jameson Williams (ACL) expected to make his NFL debut this week. Williams will likely be on a snap count, and this is a revenge game for Chark, who started his career in Jacksonville. Chark has the chance to be a No. 3 receiver in deeper formats, and he just scored a touchdown in Week 12 in Week 12 against Buffalo with two catches for 16 yards on five targets.
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MIN Minnesota • #19
Age: 32 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ MIN -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
2nd
PROJ PTS
12.7
WR RNK
35th
YTD Stats
REC
54
TAR
77
REYDS
553
TD
3
FPTS/G
11.8
Thielen had a big game against the Patriots in Week 12 with nine catches for 61 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets. He scored 21 PPR points, but prior to that outing he combined for 22 PPR points in his previous three games against Washington, Buffalo and Dallas. The Jets are No. 3 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, and they've only allowed one touchdown to a receiver since Week 8. Thielen is just a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in most leagues in Week 13.
TEN Tennessee • #16
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PHI PHI -5.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
9th
PROJ PTS
9.8
WR RNK
36th
YTD Stats
REC
24
TAR
36
REYDS
334
TD
0
FPTS/G
8.4
I would like to roster Burks on my Fantasy team, but I don't want to start him this week against the Eagles. While Burks has played better of late with at least 11 PPR points in consecutive games, he's still looking for his first receiving touchdown of the season. And the Eagles have only allowed three touchdowns to receivers since Week 5. I'm hopeful that big games are coming for Burks, and I like that he has 20 targets in his past three outings. But this isn't the matchup to trust him yet as anything more than a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper formats.
WAS Washington • #10
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG WAS -2.5 O/U 40.5
OPP VS WR
4th
PROJ PTS
9.8
WR RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
48
TAR
72
REYDS
493
TD
4
FPTS/G
11.3
Samuel went from someone you can use as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in most leagues on a weekly basis to someone you should probably cut. He's been at nine PPR points or less for three games in a row, and he didn't have a target in Week 12 against Atlanta. He also has just six targets for three catches, 38 yards and no touchdowns in his past three games combined. The Commanders will probably run a lot against the Giants and limit the targets for Samuel again, and the Giants have also allowed the fourth-fewest Fantasy points to receivers this season.
NE New England • #16
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BUF BUF -3.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
21st
PROJ PTS
0
WR RNK
31st
YTD Stats
REC
47
TAR
62
REYDS
571
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.4
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DEN Denver • #14
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -8.5 O/U 38.5
OPP VS WR
28th
PROJ PTS
12.3
WR RNK
26th
YTD Stats
REC
52
TAR
88
REYDS
688
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.6
Sutton has scored 12 or 13 PPR points in three games in a row, which has been quality production, and he's benefitted with Jerry Jeudy (ankle) being out. But now Jeudy is expected to play in Week 13, and this is a tough matchup against the Ravens. Since Week 3, here is what No. 1 receivers have done against Baltimore: Stefon Diggs (10 PPR points), Ja'Marr Chase (12 PPR points), Amari Cooper (10 PPR points), Mike Evans (18 PPR points), Chris Olave (13 PPR points), D.J. Moore (5 PPR points) and Christian Kirk (8 PPR points). The Ravens secondary, led by cornerback Marlon Humphrey, should be able to contain Sutton in this matchup, and he also hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 4. I'd also be hesitant to trust Jeudy in Week 13, and let's not forget how bad Russell Wilson has been for most of this season.
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Tight End
TEs to Start
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NYJ N.Y. Jets • #83
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS TE
22nd
PROJ PTS
8.7
TE RNK
9th
YTD Stats
REC
38
TAR
56
REYDS
381
TD
3
FPTS/G
8.6
Let's hope that Mike White continues to boost the value for Conklin, starting in Week 13 against the Vikings, which is a revenge game for him. Conklin had three catches for 50 yards on three targets in Week 12 against Chicago in the first start with White. It's a good matchup for Conklin against his former team since Minnesota has allowed four touchdowns to tight ends in the past six games, and Conklin is worth using as a low-end starter in all leagues.
CHI Chicago • #85
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs GB GB -4.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
9th
PROJ PTS
9.4
TE RNK
8th
YTD Stats
REC
29
TAR
43
REYDS
336
TD
5
FPTS/G
7.8
Kmet could be in a great spot this week now that Justin Fields (shoulder) is on track to start against the Packers. With Darnell Mooney (ankle) out, Kmet should lead the team in targets, and it's a great matchup against Green Bay. The Packers have allowed six touchdowns to tight ends in their past five games, and Kmet scored five touchdowns in the three games with Fields prior to him getting hurt in Week 11 at Atlanta. With Fields, Kmet is a top-10 Fantasy tight end in all leagues.
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LAC L.A. Chargers • #7
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LAC -1.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS TE
26th
PROJ PTS
9.1
TE RNK
11th
YTD Stats
REC
38
TAR
59
REYDS
382
TD
2
FPTS/G
9
Everett didn't take advantage of the dream matchup against the Cardinals in Week 12 with just four catches for 18 yards on four targets, along with a two-point conversion. But he should rebound this week against the Raiders, who are No. 6 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends. In Week 1, Everett had three catches for 54 yards and a touchdown on four targets against Las Vegas, and hopefully he can replicate that performance again in the rematch.
JAC Jacksonville • #17
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET JAC -1 O/U 51.5
OPP VS TE
27th
PROJ PTS
8.9
TE RNK
18th
YTD Stats
REC
37
TAR
52
REYDS
356
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.3
Engram will be tough to trust this week given his recent lack of involvement with seven targets for five catches, 26 yards and no touchdowns in his past three games against the Raiders, Chiefs and Ravens. But this matchup is juicy against the Lions, who are No. 5 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends. Detroit has allowed four touchdowns to tight ends in the past six games, and hopefully Engram can prove himself useful to Trevor Lawrence and Fantasy managers in this matchup.
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DEN Denver • #80
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -8.5 O/U 38.5
OPP VS TE
11th
PROJ PTS
8.4
TE RNK
19th
YTD Stats
REC
19
TAR
29
REYDS
234
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.1
Dulcich scored at least 11 PPR points in each of his first three games but has combined for just 12 PPR points in his past three outings. He's tough to trust with the way Russell Wilson is playing, and you can't start him in Week 13 at Baltimore. Dulcich will likely need to score in this matchup, and he only has one touchdown on the season. Wilson also has thrown just eight touchdowns on the year.
LV Las Vegas • #87
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC LAC -1.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS TE
21st
PROJ PTS
9.9
TE RNK
14th
YTD Stats
REC
24
TAR
41
REYDS
284
TD
2
FPTS/G
7
Moreau has scored a touchdown in two of his past three games, including Week 12 at Seattle when he had three catches for 33 yards on seven targets. But I'm skeptical about starting him this week against the Chargers. The only tight ends with more than 50 receiving yards this season against the Chargers are Darren Waller, Travis Kelce and David Njoku. And Kelce and Greg Dulcich are the only tight ends with touchdowns against the Chargers. Evan Engram (1 PPR point), Noah Fant (1 PPR point), Kyle Pitts (4 PPR points) and George Kittle (3 PPR points) are some of the tight ends the Chargers have shut down this season. Moreau is only worth starting in deeper leagues.
MIA Miami • #88
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -4 O/U 46.5
OPP VS TE
5th
PROJ PTS
7.2
TE RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
24
TAR
36
REYDS
269
TD
4
FPTS/G
6.8
Gesicki didn't have a catch in Week 12 against Houston on just one target, and he's combined for six PPR points in his past three games. He'll pop up with the occasional good performance here and there, but he's not worth trusting heading into Week 13 at San Francisco. The 49ers haven't allowed a tight end to score a touchdown since Week 6.
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NE New England • #85
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BUF BUF -3.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
7th
PROJ PTS
6.5
TE RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
34
REYDS
323
TD
2
FPTS/G
6.1
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DST
DST to Start

Seahawks (at LAR)

The Rams are likely going to be the free space for opposing DSTs for the rest of the season, even if Matthew Stafford (neck) is able to return. Without Cooper Kupp (ankle), Allen Robinson (foot) and a healthy offensive line, it will be tough for the Rams to score, which was the case in Week 12 at Kansas City when Los Angeles had 10 points with three sacks and two interceptions. Seattle's defense has struggled of late, but the Seahawks DST is worth starting in all leagues given the matchup.

Sleepers
  • Steelers (at ATL)
  • Browns (at HOU)
  • Commanders (at NYG)
DST to Sit

Chiefs (at CIN)

The Chiefs DST was awesome in Week 12 against the Rams, but this is a significant step up in competition in Week 13 at Cincinnati. Ja'Marr Chase (hip) and Joe Mixon (concussion) are expected to play, and this game will hopefully be a shootout. Now, Joe Burrow does have three interceptions in his past four games, but he's also been sacked just five times in his past three outings as well. I don't expect Kansas City's defense to slow down Cincinnati, and the Chiefs DST is not worth starting in most leagues.

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KICKERS
Kicker to Start
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LAC L.A. Chargers • #15
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LAC -1.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS K
12th
PROJ PTS
8.3
K RNK
11th
Dicker has yet to miss a kick in four games with the Chargers, going 8-for-8 on field goals and 8-for-8 on PATs. He's also scored at least eight Fantasy points in three of four games. I expect this game to be a high-scoring affair since the expected point total is 50.5, according to Caesars Sportsbook, so look for Dicker to get plenty of scoring chances.
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SF San Francisco • #9
Age: 40 • Experience: 18 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA SF -4 O/U 46.5
OPP VS K
5th
PROJ PTS
7.1
K RNK
13th
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #6
Age: 35 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -3 O/U 44.5
OPP VS K
22nd
PROJ PTS
6.9
K RNK
9th
TB Tampa Bay • #3
Age: 36 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO TB -3.5 O/U 40.5
OPP VS K
31st
PROJ PTS
7.6
K RNK
15th
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MIA Miami • #7
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -4 O/U 46.5
OPP VS K
1st
PROJ PTS
6
K RNK
17th
Sanders was great in Week 12 against Houston with three field goals and three PATs for 12 Fantasy points, but that was just his second game this season with double digits in Fantasy points. He should struggle this week against the 49ers, who allow the fewest Fantasy points to opposing kickers. Six kickers this season against San Francisco have failed to make even one field goal, including Wil Lutz last week. I would avoid Sanders in Week 13 with this matchup on the road.