Week 13 Fantasy Football
Tyreek Hill (WR:KC): Incredible. This is the only word that can describe the rising star’s primetime performance in Week 12 against Denver. Hill became the first player to rack in a rushing, receiving, and return touchdown in a game since Gale Sayers in 1965. The Chiefs wideout totaled 23 fantasy points. Not only is Hill fast, but he is sure-handed, catching 80% of his targets this season. As a viable flex play, he will be looking to impress against a porous Falcon defense.
Matthew Stafford (QB:DET): Stafford put up decent numbers on Thanksgiving against the Vikings, tallying 232 yards and one touchdown for 16 fantasy points. However, he has a favorable matchup in Week 13 as the Lions will travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints in the Superdome. Detroit’s offense has begun to catch fire in recent weeks, so look for Stafford to be on his game in what should be a high scoring game.
Kenneth Dixon (RB:BAL): The talented receiver out of Louisiana Tech seemed to take over Baltimore’s backfield last week, playing 44.9% of the Ravens offensive snaps. In doing so, Dixon racked up more touches and yardage than Terrance West, the team’s usual starting back. While he won’t put up huge numbers in Week 13, this rising star makes for a solid flex option against a Miami defense that can be suspect at times.
Philip Rivers (QB:SD): Yes, San Diego has one of the NFL’s most high-powered offenses and yes, Rivers is the number nine rated fantasy QB according to ESPN. However, the Bucs are coming to SoCal with a defense that stymied Russell Wilson and the Seahawks just a week ago, sacking Wilson six times and holding the team to five points. Tampa has been on a role defensively for the past three weeks, so this does not bode well for the Chargers gunslinger.
Jay Ajayi (RB:MIA): Remember those back-to-back 200 yard games in weeks six and seven? Well, fantasy owners should not expect anything within the same realm as those two games. Ajayi has an extremely unfavorable matchup as the Dolphins travel to Baltimore to take on the stingiest rushing defense in the NFL in the Ravens. Especially for those attempting to make that final playoff push, keep the Miami running back on the bench in Week 13.
Jared Cook (TE:GB): Cook did have a 100 yard game two weeks ago against the ‘Skins, however this appears to be an anomaly for the Packers’ tight-end. Last week, he put up a goose egg for fantasy owners, with just one seven yard reception. Now hosting a top-five passing defense in Houston, the Packers offense as a whole will struggle to get on the board. With a poor matchup and low production, Cook is a solid sit in Week 13.