This is it, gamers. The final 2 minutes of the 2018 Fantasy Football regular season have arrived. Perhaps you’re bleeding clock, hoping to secure a first round bye. Maybe your clawing and scratching for a comeback playoff berth. Or, like Blake Bortles (RIP), perhaps you’re just trying to pad the garbage time stats with a meaningless win that just happens to ruin your leaguemate’s season.
Regardless of the motivation, Week 13 is here. The right call could bring you the world, while the wrong could cost you everything. Thus, to make sure you’re ready to go, we want to hit every single fantasy dilemma that has been known to man. Hit me up on Twitter @RotoStreetWolf with any and all quandaries. Plus, be sure to tune into our 11:00 AM EST Facebook Live “Fantasy Football Tailgate Sit / Start Show” Broadcast to have your question answered live.
Lastly, these Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings will be updated on a rolling basis throughout the week. As a Scoring Reminder, they are based on 1/2 PPR, 4 Pt Passing TD Scoring
Week 13 Updates
Tons of news & notes this semi-playoff style week. The Big Guns:
- Stefon Diggs‘ knee reportedly swelled up last night, and he is now legitimately questionable to play. Even if Diggs plays, the risk of reaggravation is HUGE. I wouldn’t put my 2018 season in his hands.
- Keke Coutee is out, which gives Demaryius Thomas‘ already rising stock a nice little boost.
- Obviously, you’ve heard the brutal Kareem Hunt news. In his absence, Spencer Ware becomes a near must-start against an OAK defense giving up the most rush yards in the league, and slides into the RB11 slot. He’s a weekly Top-15 option moving forward in this juggernaut. Damien Williams is also an interesting stash
- Sammy Watkins is OUT versus the Raiders. Tyreek Hill was already our No.1 WR this week, but he has even more appeal after drawing double-digit targets in all three games Watkins has missed or played less than 15 snaps (12.3 average). Predictably, he’s exploded in these scenarios, and likely will again today versus an OAK defense that’s surrendered 25 passing TDs this year — second most in the league. Meanwhile, Chris Conley (12% owned) becomes a fantastic upside streamer fresh-off an 8 target, 7 catch, 74 yard and 2 score day. He’s a burner that uses his size to be “thrown open” in the Red Zone.
- Fresh off back-to-back 100 yard games, Gus “The Bus” Edwards is set to steamroll again after popping up with an ankle injury this week. He’s in a tasty spot versus a generous ATL defense. Alex Collins has landed on the IR, which locks Edwards into low-end RB1 value with a gorgeous ROS schedule. Just keep an eye on Kenneth Dixon, who was just activated from the IR and has always been a Harbaugh favorite. At only 2% owned, he makes an interesting stash. Ty Montgomery is also a nice speculative add (9% owned)
- Josh Adams is suddenly questionable for MNF, popping up on the injury report with a hip injury. Midweek setbacks are always a major concern, and the bind is even tighter with the game coming on Monday Night. Owners deploying Adams should tread lightly, and need a backup plan such as Wendell Smallwood (17%), Corey Clement (17%), or the returning Darren Sproles (3%). Another sneaky fill-in with longer term value would be Chris Thompson (47%), who’s been one of the more dropped players in recent weeks. Scan for him, as he was removed from the injury report this week and should mesh well with Colt McCoy‘s pop-gun style.
- Marlon Mack is expected to play. He struggled last time out versus JAX, but that defense is crumbling. He is a justifiable, lower-end RB2 if you’re needy.
- Mitch Trubisky (shoulder) is doubtful. Downgrade all pass catchers outside of Tarik Cohen, as Chase Daniels targets RBs at the fifth-highest rate (35%) in Week 12. Cohen still comes with upside.
- DeSean Jackson is OUT with a thumb injury… since that’s pretty important to catching passes. Adam Humphries (49%) and Chris Godwin (45%) both make solid WR3s now in an attack that averages the most passing yards per game, facing a Panthers team that bleeds them. In particular, Humphries is intriguing as the Panthers get CRUSHED out of the slot.
- Devin Funchess is expected to return but only play on a limited basis. DJ Moore is still locked-in as a Top-25 play after back-to-back big days, although Curtis Samuel may lose just a little streaming luster. At 17%, he’s still a viable streamer after dropping 18 FPs on the Bucs in their last meeting, but I might turn to Conley first.
- Chris Thompson (47% owned) is removed from the injury report and will make his return. He could have a solid stretch run as a great fit with Colt McCoy’s pop-gun style attack. Jamison Crowder similarly fits well, and is expected to return, making him a potential stash to see how the pair meshes.
- Randall Cobb will return, but who knows if he’ll take back a starting role ahead of impressive, and impossible to pronounce, rookie Equanimeous St Brown. Meanwhile, MVS may actually find a pulse, as he’ll move back outside where he was running much more vertical routes and doing far more damage.
- According to Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer, RB Rashaad Penny should have a “bigger role” in Week 13. Penny’s impressed when given chances lately, though he’s remained firmly behind Chris Carson. Still, Carson falls 5 spots in my RB rankings, while Penny (30% owned) becomes a worthy stash.
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