Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 13
POSTED: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — Week 13 is here. We've listed the rankings provided by www.whotostart.net.
1. Nick Foles (vs. ARI): Foles has been consistently good against a variety of defenses. A home start against the Cardinals who are tough against the run should allow for 300+ and multiple scores.
2. Matthew Stafford (vs. GBP): Stafford puts up big numbers at home and this Thanksgiving should be a feast for Stafford and his WRs. He'll be eating a turkey leg at the end of this contest.
3. Cam Newton (vs. TBB): The Panthers are on a nice little roll right now and this matchup is perfect for Newton and the WR/TE group to get on the same page in terms of the passing game.
4. Peyton Manning (@KCC): Fared well at home against the Chiefs but this will be a different story. Especially if Moreno is out. Still, you gotta start the guy.
5. Andy Dalton (@SDC): Perfect conditions for a QB who is really good when he's on. Charger defense will allow for plenty of big plays.
6. Josh McCown (@MIN): If Forte is out, you'd think it'd bode better for McCown, but it's actually just the opposite. Forte should play, so full steam ahead.
7. Philip Rivers (vs. CIN): Not an ideal matchup but Rivers has no option but to throw, and he's been producing regardless of matchup anyways.
8. Drew Brees (@SEA): The most difficult of difficult matchups, but this is Drew Brees (and backed by Sean Payton and a solid set of pass catchers). Cross your fingers.
9. Tony Romo (vs. OAK): Puts up gaudy numbers at home against bad defenses. Hopefully the Raiders put up a bit of a fight so Romo has more opportunities.
10. Russell Wilson (vs. NOS): Should be a higher scoring affair, which means more production for the Seattle passing game, but keep in mind the Saints D has been tough.
Running Backs (PPR)
1. Adrian Peterson (vs. CHI): Let's just say the stars are aligned for a seemingly healthy AP this week. 100+ and multiple scores are likely.
2. Jamaal Charles (vs. DEN): Chances for a higher scoring game where this PPR stud is used even more than normal.
3. Frank Gore (vs. STL): Steady as they come, especially at home. Chances for a score or two are pretty good. Plug him in.
4. Matt Forte (@MIN): Assuming his "slightly hyperextended knee" is good to go, this is a cherry matchup, especially in PPR formats.
5. Marshawn Lynch (vs. NOS): Expect a very heavy dose of Lynch if the Seahawks get a double digit lead on the Saints.
6. Reggie Bush (vs. GBP): Much like Charles and Forte this week, expect a ton of catches for Bush in his Thanksgiving matchup against the Pack. He's money at home on the turf.
7. Montee Ball (@KCC): We'll rank him in the top-10, but it's with a little trepidation. C.J. Anderson could steal looks, especially if Ball "drops the ball" in pass protection.
8. Le'Veon Bell (@BAL): The Thanksgiving night game has the makings for a knock-down, drag-out kind of affair. This means Bell could touch the ball 20+ times. Good things can happen.
9. Danny Woodhead (vs. CIN): Not to belittle Woodhead, but he's a poor man's Jamaal Charles. By no means is he the runner Charles is, but he'll get equal opportunities in the passing game.
10. Eddie Lacy (@DET): Very tough matchup against this Lion front seven, but Lacy will be active in the passing game and heck, a turkey leg is at stake here.
Wide Receivers (PPR)
1. Calvin Johnson (vs. GBP): Seriously, did you expect to see another name at #1 here this week? If he can drop a huge game on Darrelle Revis, he can post huge numbers on the Pack.
2. A.J. Green (@SDC): A hot and cold QB's primary target, in a game where said QB should be very hot. Green should be very, very busy.
3. Brandon Marshall (@MIN): Marshall should once again see double digit targets from the Bears' backup QB. Chances for a score here are high as well.
4. Josh Gordon (vs. JAC): Apologies to those we recommended against Gordon last week. The guy does it regardless of matchup. And this matchup just so happens to be awesome. So do the math.
5. Demaryius Thomas (@KCC): Tough matchup, but if Manning gets the proper pass protection, Thomas could potentially burn this overly opportunistic Chief defense.
6. Harry Douglas (@BUF): The "last man standing" for the Falcon WR corps, Douglas should once again see a ton of targets, translating into excellent PPR production.
7. Jordy Nelson (@DET): The Packers WRs will benefit from Detroit's excellent run stopping abilities. Figure Nelson will be the main recipient of Matt Flynn's targets this Thanksgiving.
8. Nate Burleson (vs. GBP): Picked up right where he left off prior to his freak arm injury. Should be a PPR stud for the remaining weeks.
9. Keenan Allen (vs. CIN): This guy is turning into a matchup-proof PPR play. Philip Rivers trusts this rookie and could see double digit targets this week.
10. Dez Bryant (vs. OAK): Something smells of a monster game here, but the risk of Dallas blowing the Raiders out early forces us to rank him in the lower half of the top-10 this week.
Tight Ends (PPR)
1. Rob Gronkowski (@HOU): The Texans have been pretty good in terms of defending the opposing TE, but this is Rob Gronkowski. Need we say more?
2. Jimmy Graham (@SEA): Tough matchup for sure, but Graham will be heavily targeted. If the Saints have any chance at escaping the Pacific Northwest with a "W", it will be on Graham's sturdy shoulders.
3. Jordan Reed (vs. NYG): Assuming Reed is good to go after a concussion 2 weeks ago, he should produce good numbers against a soft Giant D.
4. Antonio Gates (vs. CIN): Buyer beware a bit this week, as Gates' targets could see a slight dip due to the breaking out of Ladarius Green.
5. Delanie Walker (@IND): Quickly becoming a favorite target of Ryan Fitzpatrick and Walker was lights out in the Titans' last go-round with the Colts.
6. Jason Witten (vs. OAK): OK, so this guy obviously loves playing against the G-men. Was last week a fluke or will Witten turn in another good effort against a bad defense that can't defend the TE?
7. Timothy Wright (vs. CAR): The Panthers will likely lock down on the Buc running game and WRs, leaving Wright as the best option for QB Mike Glennon.
8. Tony Gonzalez (@BUF): The Bills should shut Steven Jackson down, so we expect more shorter looks to Gonzo.
9. Jordan Cameron (vs. JAC): Brandon Weeden's back at QB, which bodes well for Cameron. The matchup is nice, too.
10. Julius Thomas (@KCC): Thomas sat out Week 12 but should return against the Chiefs, a team he scored against a few weeks back.
1. Nick Novak (vs. CIN)
2. Nick Folk (vs. MIA)
3. Shaun Suisham (@BAL)
4. Phil Dawson (vs. STL)
5. Blair Walsh (vs. CHI)
6. Ryan Succop (vs. DEN)
7. Josh Brown (@WAS)
8. Stephen Gostkowski (@HOU)
9. Graham Gano (vs. TBB)
10. Justin Tucker (vs. PIT)
1. Miami (@NYJ)
2. Buffalo (vs. ATL)
3. Detroit (vs. GBP)
4. Minnesota (vs. CHI)
5. Dallas (vs. OAK)
6. New York Giants (@WAS)
7. San Diego (vs. CIN)
8. Philadelphia (vs. ARI)
9. Chicago (@MIN)
10. Kansas City (vs. DEN)