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2018 Fantasy Football Week 13: Stream Team

Welcome back to the Stream Team, the best place to scour the waiver wire and assemble a team of players owned in 50% or less of leagues. After a crippling Week 11, the Week 12 Stream Team righted the ship, producing over 80 points in half point PPR leagues. RSJ darling Lamar Jackson (22.22) led the way with his legs,  along with RSJ’s Week 12 #1 waiver wire add Josh Adams (16.4). Unfortunately, the rest of the crew provided a relatively mixed back of single digit point totals, stopping up from reaching the glorify 100+ point plateau we strive for here on a weekly basis. With a good batch of players this week, I see us getting right back on track, so let’s quickly move on to the Week 13 Steam Team picks.

Quarterback

Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys (47% Yahoo ownership)

Since the addition of Amari CooperDak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys offense looks like a completely different animal. The Cowboys have taken the lead in the NFC East since Cooper’s addition, going 3-1. And the improvements can most be attributed to a more balanced passing attack. Dak’s completion percent over that time period is an even 70% (91/130), while it was just 62.1% in the seven games previous. Cooper has also opened up more rushing lanes for Dak, seeing him score a rushing touchdown in each of the past three weeks after having 2 rushing scores through his first 8 games. In Week 13, the Cowboys projected as a touchdown home underdog against the NFL’s best Saints, so Dak and company will need to be on their A+++++ game against a New Orleans defense allowing the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks.

Running Back

RB1: Doug Martin, RB, Oakland Raiders (47% Yahoo ownership)

We are really turning back the clocks with these two running back choices. As well as our Flex. Is this the early 2010’s?!?! Last week Doug Martin totaled 72 yards on 14 touches for a touchdown, proving that even an Oakland Raider on John Gruden’s hapless squad can maintain a shred of relevancy. Martin has performed admirably since the Raiders placed Marshawn Lynch on IR, averaging 4.75 YPC. In Week 13, the Raiders host a Chiefs squad that will likely put up anywhere from 50-125 points, so look for their one true “skill” position player to dominate touches.

RB2: Frank Gore, RB, Miami Dolphins (25% Yahoo ownership)

Old Man River Frank Gore continues defying logic, gravity, and all principles of physics. He just keeps rolling, he keeps on rolling along. And while Kenyan Drake profiled as the young, more athletic, more versatile player, Gore continues out touching and out performing Gore on a weekly basis. He may not be as sexy or explosive as he once was, but his 12-15 touches and 4.5 YPC show that he can still bring it, even at the ripe old age of 174.

Wide Receiver

WR1: David Moore, WR, Seattle Seahawks (10% Yahoo ownership)

With Russell Wilson doing that thing he does where he plays better in the second half than the first half of the season, I want all the pass catchers I can carry on the Seahawks squad, especially with Doug Baldwin looking like a shell of his former, awesome self. David Moore exploded Week 12, catching 4 of 5 balls for 103 yards and a touchdown, showing he deserve more playing time. With 5 scores in his past 7 games, Moore has a nose for the end zone that needs to be rostered and exploited.

WR2: Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (44% Yahoo ownership)

After catching a touchdown in 4 of his first 5 games to begin his career, Chris Godwin hit that rookie wall he did not know existed, having not scored since Week 6. However, even with dwindling opportunities, his sure handedness (he has caught 16 of 17 balls his past four games) makes him an appealing option to the inaccurate Jameis Winston. With the Panthers struggling against opposing wideouts recently (6 touchdowns allowed to wide receivers in its past three games), look for Godwin to get back on the scoring map.

Tight End

TE: C.J. Uzomah, TE, Cincinnati Bengals (26% Yahoo ownership)

If I had a penny for every time C.J. Uzomah let me down this year, I would be a millionaire. In Week 12, Uzomah garnered 13 (THIRTEEN!) looks from Andy Dalton and Jeff Driskel (who?), yet managed only 6 catches for 39 yards. The Broncos have struggled against pass catching tight ends this year, recently allowing the Old Man in the Moutain Antonio Gates to produce a 5-80-1 TD line. If Gates can still do it, then Uzomah (hopefully) can.

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Flex

Flex: LeGarrette Blount, RB, Detroit Lions (14% Yahoo ownership)

After steamrolling the Bears for 88 yards on 19 carries for 2 scores, LeGarrette Blount finds himself in a recently unfamiliar position: fantasy relevancy. The injury to Kerryon Johnson (knee) should keep him out Week 13 as well, so Blount will likely once again handle the lions share (pun intended) of carries in the Lions backfield. Look for Detroit and Blount to play keep away at home against the LA Rams juggernaut offense, playing with a more ball control and clock killing strategy.

Kicker

K: Brett Maher, K, Dallas Cowboys (22% Yahoo ownership)

With the Cowboys surging to the top of the NFC East, Dallas will look to hold on for dear life against the NFL’s best team, the New Orleans Saints. The game projects as a shoot (53 point total), so Brett Maher should get more than his fair share of scoring opportunities against a suspect Saints defense.

Defense

DST: Kansas City Chiefs DST (37% Yahoo ownership)

Projected as the highest point spread Week 13 (15 points), the Kansas City Chiefs DST should ravage the Oakland Raiders this upcoming Sunday. The Chiefs defense ranks third in the league in sacks for, and the Raiders have allowed the third most sacks this season. Derek Carr will likely be airing it out early and often playing from behind, so multiple turnovers could be had as well for an underrated Chiefs defensive unit.

And that’s a wrap for Week 13 of the Fantasy Football Streamers. Be sure to check back every Tuesday to see where to turn to next and get the early leg up on your opponent. Until next time, good luck and godspeed, and may the fantasy football gods forever be in your favor.

To contact me with any questions or general fantasy football discussion, please email me at [email protected] or tweet me @AJGamballer.

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