Terrible Fantasy Advice: Week 13

Did you lose by almost 80 points this week? No? Well that’s good, because I did.

Hopefully your fantasy Thanksgiving was more about family and mashed potatoes anyway. All football aside, I hope everyone had a safe Thanksgiving and gave thanks to the ones they love most, because some things are more important than football.

Last week was full of big performances. Who will continue their hot streak next week? Week 13 let’s go.


There is a 2015 playoff rematch this weekend between Seattle and Carolina, expect both quarterbacks to show up. Especially Russell Wilson after his sad performance last week. While the Seahawks have been dreadful on the road, Century Link Field has been a safe-haven, expect more of that this week.

If Kirk Cousins started this trend towards the beginning of the season the Redskins would maybe be undefeated, and Cousins could be the MVP of the league. The last two weeks he put up 30 and 27 points. He will continue that next week against a tough Arizona defense and for the rest of the season.

Matt Ryan has played good, but not like the first half of the season. Though the emergence of Gabriel Taylor may help him. NFC South compatriot Drew Brees threw five touchdowns, so what’s new?

If you need a QB: Alex Smith, Phillip Rivers and Colin Kaepernick are all good pickups.

Running backs

David Johnson is still running like he’s playing against NDSU. He and the Cardinals have a favorable schedule for the rest of the season when it comes to fantasy football. He still has not had a game with less than 100 yards from scrimmage this season.

Carlos Hyde is often the lone bright spot for the 49ers, he scored 20 points and had a reception touchdown. If Kaepernick can find his footing and loosen up defense, there will be more room to run.

Mark Ingram had two total touchdowns and 146 yards, good enough for 29 points. Le’veon Bell was going to be a risk in the draft with a four game suspension. Those who stuck with him have been greatly rewarded.

If you need a running back: Chris Ivory, James Starks and Terrance West can help you out.

Wide receivers

I called out the WR position a couple weeks ago saying they were being shadowed by the running backs. Well two weeks in a row I was proven wrong. Mike Evans grabbed eight catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Thomas had two touchdowns. Antonio Brown had a feast on Thanksgiving with three touchdowns.

Davante Adams proves to be a solid choice, even as WR 1.5 behind Jordy Nelson in Green Bay. Odell Beckham Jr. continues to be electric. He trounced the lowly Browns with two scores. So once again, I apologize wide receivers, give some of the points back to the running backs.

If you need a guy in your lineup: Willie Snead, DeSean Jackson and Tyler Boyd will work.

Tight ends

Jordan Reed is the best pass catching tight end in the league. Yes, better than Gronk. Reed caught 10 balls for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Play him every week because it is worth the risk. Kyle Rudolph continues to have consistently average games, and his value in PPR league rises as the Vikings continue to throw short.

Antonio Gates and Eric Ebron both put up a big goose egg, which doesn’t happen very often. Expect at least some action from that pair next week. Delanie Walker is never disappointing though, he had 50 yards and a touchdown.

If you need a tight end: Zach Ertz, Jared Cook and Vance McDonald are good options.

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