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Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts

Nov 30, 2019

Here’s a look at Week 13 fantasy football rankings from our most accurate experts so far this season. These rankings are for standard scoring fantasy football formats.

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Week 13 Quarterback Rankings

Rank Quarterbacks Team Opp Best Worst Avg Std Dev Proj. Pts
1 Patrick Mahomes KC vs. OAK 1 2 1.1 0.2 24.6
2 Lamar Jackson BAL vs. SF 1 4 1.9 0.2 22.7
3 Russell Wilson SEA vs. MIN 2 7 3.2 0.5 19.3
4 Drew Brees NO at ATL 3 6 4 0.5 18.9
5 Aaron Rodgers GB at NYG 3 6 4.9 0.7 18.9
6 Kyler Murray ARI vs. LAR 5 9 6.4 1 18.9
7 Jameis Winston TB at JAC 6 11 7.1 0.8 18.5
8 Dak Prescott DAL vs. BUF 4 12 7.8 0.7 18.4
9 Sam Darnold NYJ at CIN 9 15 10.8 2 17.6
10 Josh Allen BUF at DAL 5 19 10.9 1.4 17.1
11 Deshaun Watson HOU vs. NE 7 15 10.9 1.6 17.1
12 Carson Wentz PHI at MIA 7 17 12.3 2.3 16.4
13 Nick Foles JAC vs. TB 10 16 12.6 1.1 16
14 Matt Ryan ATL vs. NO 9 18 13.3 2.3 15.9
15 Kirk Cousins MIN at SEA 10 17 14.8 1.2 15.5
16 Tom Brady NE at HOU 6 17 15.5 1.3 15.3
17 Jared Goff LAR at ARI 10 17 15.6 1.5 15.3
18 Ryan Tannehill TEN at IND 16 23 18.6 0.8 15.3
19 Jacoby Brissett IND vs. TEN 17 26 19.1 1.3 15.1
20 Kyle Allen CAR vs. WAS 18 25 21.7 1.4 15

 
Kyler Murray (ARI)
It’s been a relatively successful rookie year for Murray, though he’s hit some bumps along the way. That includes fantasy football, too. He’s finished as a top-eight quarterback in four of his last six games but was the QB25 and QB26 in the other two games, highlighting his floor isn’t as high as some may think. But finishing as a top-eight quarterback against the 49ers not once, but twice? That’s something to build upon. They just watched a blueprint of what to do against the Rams defense, as Lamar Jackson diced them up while they were continually worried about him running the ball. Murray isn’t on Jackson’s level, but they can still do similar things with him. The Rams opponents have averaged a league-high 68.0 plays per game, so knowing that the Cardinals are the eighth pass-happiest team while throwing the ball 62.3 percent of the time, there should be plenty of opportunity for Murray. It’s important to note that while Jackson was able to rush for 95 yards, the Rams had been one of the better teams at slowing down mobile quarterbacks before then. Jackson was just the third quarterback to average more than 7.4 yards per attempt against the Rams, though competition has been mediocre for much of the year. Knowing the Rams offense is likely to put some points on the board, Murray should offer some upside in this game. He can be considered a low-end QB1 with a stable floor in this matchup.

Nick Foles (JAC)
Foles has only thrown for two total touchdowns in the two games since his return from injury, but he has arguably one of the most attractive defensive matchups in Week 13. Consider him a fringe QB1 and a strong streaming option.

Carson Wentz (PHI)
He apparently suffered a bruise on his throwing hand towards the end of that game last week, which may limit his practice this week, but he’s expected to be fine. The question is: Will his receivers be? He was down to Mack Hollins, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, and Jordan Matthews last week. Matthews was cut just one day after the game, which indicates they’re expecting someone back. For now, we’ll expect both of them to return. The Dolphins aren’t a team they should have to throw much against, regardless. Opponents have averaged just 31.7 pass attempts per game against them (5th-fewest), though that’s been enough to produce, as they’ve allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to the position. They’re the best matchup for a pocket-passer, as they’ve allowed the most fantasy points per pass attempt (not including rushing totals), as well as a league-high 7.45 percent touchdown-rate. The only two quarterbacks who didn’t throw at least two touchdowns against them were Sam Darnold (he actually did, though they overturned one of them) and Brian Hoyer. They’re generating a sack on just 3.9 percent of dropbacks, which is easily the lowest mark in the league. There’s not much to worry about here with Wentz, who should get back into the low-end QB1 territory provided his receivers play.

Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)
Since acquiring Emmanuel Sanders, Garoppolo has been posting much better numbers for fantasy owners. He’s thrown multiple touchdowns in four of the five games while completing 70-plus percent of passes in them. He needs to throw for plenty of touchdowns to be fantasy viable, as he offers nothing on the ground. Are touchdowns possible against the Ravens, who look like the best team in the NFL right now? They’ve now played 11 games this year, and have allowed just nine passing touchdowns. Outside of Patrick Mahomes, no quarterback has thrown more than one touchdown. In fact, four quarterbacks have thrown exactly zero touchdowns, including each of the last two games against Jared Goff and Deshaun Watson. The addition of Marcus Peters to the secondary has been huge, as they’ve held 4-of-5 quarterbacks to throw for 241 or less yards with him on the team. The only quarterback who did was Tom Brady, who threw 46 pass attempts and still wound-up to just 285 yards. Garoppolo should not be in your starting lineup this week.

Week 13 Running Back Rankings

Rank Running Backs Team Opp Best Worst Avg Std Dev Proj. Pts
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs. WAS 1 2 1 0 18.3
2 Dalvin Cook MIN at SEA 2 4 2.1 0.3 17.3
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. BUF 1 4 3.1 0.6 15.3
4 Alvin Kamara NO at ATL 3 5 3.8 0.6 15
5 Derrick Henry TEN at IND 4 7 5 0.4 14.3
6 Le’Veon Bell NYJ at CIN 6 11 7.8 1.7 14
7 Saquon Barkley NYG vs. GB 6 11 8 1.4 14
8 Nick Chubb CLE at PIT 6 11 8.5 1.2 13.9
9 Leonard Fournette JAC vs. TB 5 11 8.6 2.1 13.7
10 Aaron Jones GB at NYG 7 11 8.8 1.4 13.2
11 Josh Jacobs OAK at KC 6 15 9.4 1.5 13.1
12 Todd Gurley LAR at ARI 9 14 12.4 0.9 12.9
13 Melvin Gordon LAC at DEN 12 15 13.6 0.5 12.6
14 Mark Ingram BAL vs. SF 12 17 13.8 1.5 12.2
15 Phillip Lindsay DEN vs. LAC 13 17 15.9 1.1 11.2
16 Chris Carson SEA vs. MIN 12 22 16.2 1.7 11.2
17 Miles Sanders PHI at MIA 13 23 16.5 2 10.7
18 Joe Mixon CIN vs. NYJ 14 25 19 1.9 10.7
19 Devin Singletary BUF at DAL 18 29 19 0.9 10.5
20 David Montgomery CHI at DET 18 24 20.8 1.1 10.1
21 Tevin Coleman SF at BAL 18 30 22.2 2.7 10.1
22 Jonathan Williams IND vs. TEN 15 26 22.8 1.3 9.9
23 Austin Ekeler LAC at DEN 18 25 23 2.1 9.9
24 Sony Michel NE at HOU 14 31 23.3 2.6 9.6
25 Ronald Jones II TB at JAC 17 29 23.4 2.5 9.6
26 Kenyan Drake ARI vs. LAR 25 31 26.4 1.1 9.4
27 Bo Scarbrough DET vs. CHI 22 32 28 1.9 8.7
28 Benny Snell Jr. PIT vs. CLE 24 35 28.4 2.1 8.6
29 Carlos Hyde HOU vs. NE 26 34 30 2 8.5
30 Jamaal Williams GB at NYG 24 38 30.9 1.2 8.5
31 Kareem Hunt CLE at PIT 28 34 31.2 1.7 8.4
32 Devonta Freeman ATL vs. NO 20 63 31.8 9.9 8
33 Tarik Cohen CHI at DET 33 42 34.4 1.4 7.5
34 Latavius Murray NO at ATL 30 39 34.4 1.5 7.3
35 Derrius Guice WAS at CAR 28 41 35.8 2.2 7.3
36 James White NE at HOU 29 39 36.1 1.5 7.2
37 Rashaad Penny SEA vs. MIN 31 39 36.7 1.4 7.2
38 Royce Freeman DEN vs. LAC 34 43 38.6 1.1 7.2
39 LeSean McCoy KC vs. OAK 31 46 39 3.3 7
40 Jay Ajayi PHI at MIA 38 63 40.8 2.1 6.8
41 Adrian Peterson WAS at CAR 39 53 41.8 1.9 6.8
42 Jaylen Samuels PIT vs. CLE 40 46 43.9 1.5 6.6
43 David Johnson ARI vs. LAR 35 55 44 4 6.5
44 Duke Johnson HOU vs. NE 38 49 44.4 1.8 6.4
45 Peyton Barber TB at JAC 42 52 46.1 1.6 6.1
46 Kalen Ballage MIA vs. PHI 41 55 46.2 2 5.8
47 Raheem Mostert SF at BAL 38 69 48.3 5.7 5.7
48 Darrel Williams KC vs. OAK 23 65 48.9 6.8 5.6
49 Frank Gore BUF at DAL 46 52 49.7 1.7 5.5
50 Nyheim Hines IND vs. TEN 45 54 50.4 1.5 5.3

 
Melvin Gordon (LAC)
The pendulum keeps swinging between Gordon and Austin Ekeler, with Ekeler being more heavily involved the last time the Chargers took the field. Sunday’s contest against Denver should be a Gordon game, as it’s much easier to run on the Broncos than pass on them. Consider him a decent RB2.

Miles Sanders (PHI)
It doesn’t appear Jordan Howard is expected back any time soon, leaving the backfield to Sanders and Ajayi. Sanders ran extremely well, totaling 63 yards on 12 carries and chipping in with three receptions for 23 yards. If there were one game the Eagles could impose their will on the ground, it’s this week against the Dolphins. There have been six running backs who’ve tallied 100-plus yards on the ground, including another seven running backs who’ve amassed 55-plus yards. This is possible due to the league-high 27.7 carries per game they’ve faced. Most teams haven’t had to utilize their running backs in the passing game very much, as the matchups at receiver are great, but the Eagles might need to. When targeted, running backs have averaged 1.96 yards per target against the Dolphins, which is the second-highest mark in the league. Provided Howard is out, Sanders should be locked into lineups as a high-end RB2 with tremendous upside if Pederson lets him run with the job.

Jonathan Williams (IND)
Williams has gone over 100 yards in his two games truly involved in the Colts rushing attack. Consider him a strong RB2 again in Week 13 as long as Marlon Mack stays out, as expected.

Ronald Jones (TB)
This is still, unfortunately, a timeshare between the two, though Jones is at the top of it. Since being given the starting role, Jones has received 45 carries and 17 targets while Barber has 26 carries and four targets. That’s over a span of four games. If there’s a week for Arians to give Jones his true “breakout” game, this is it. The Jaguars have been the worst run defense in the league over the last three weeks, allowing a massive 584 yards on 81 carries (7.21 yards per carry) with five rushing touchdowns. During that three-week span, there have been six running backs who’ve finished as a top-24 option. There’s been just two games this year where Jones has totaled more than 14 carries, but here’s to hoping it’s his third. If you don’t trust him in this matchup, you never will. Plug him in as a low-end RB2 with top-10 upside.

Week 13 Wide Receiver Rankings

Rank Wide Receivers Team Opp Best Worst Avg Std Dev Proj. Pts
1 Tyreek Hill KC vs. OAK 1 5 1.1 0.2 15
2 Michael Thomas NO at ATL 1 3 2.1 0.2 14.3
3 Mike Evans TB at JAC 2 5 3.9 0.5 12.6
4 Chris Godwin TB at JAC 3 8 3.9 1.4 12.2
5 Davante Adams GB at NYG 1 6 4.4 1.1 11.8
6 D.J. Chark JAC vs. TB 6 10 7.1 1.5 11.7
7 D.J. Moore CAR vs. WAS 5 10 7.6 1.5 10.7
8 Julian Edelman NE at HOU 5 13 8.6 1.9 10.7
9 Tyler Lockett SEA vs. MIN 6 16 8.9 1.6 10.7
10 Cooper Kupp LAR at ARI 7 13 9.5 1.6 10.5
11 DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. NE 4 15 10.1 1.8 10.4
12 Calvin Ridley ATL vs. NO 10 15 11.9 1.1 10.2
13 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE at PIT 9 20 13.5 0.7 10.2
14 Stefon Diggs MIN at SEA 9 23 14.3 1.8 10
15 Allen Robinson CHI at DET 11 18 15.4 1.5 9.9
16 John Brown BUF at DAL 12 20 16.6 1.5 9.7
17 Jarvis Landry CLE at PIT 16 21 17.3 1.1 9.6
18 Keenan Allen LAC at DEN 9 28 18.2 2.6 9.6
19 Amari Cooper DAL vs. BUF 11 24 19 1.7 9.2
20 Courtland Sutton DEN vs. LAC 14 27 21.4 2.2 9.2
21 Devante Parker MIA vs. PHI 18 28 22 2.2 9.1
22 Michael Gallup DAL vs. BUF 20 29 23.8 1.5 8.9
23 Tyler Boyd CIN vs. NYJ 19 28 23.9 3.1 8.9
24 D.K. Metcalf SEA vs. MIN 17 28 23.9 1.7 8.9
25 Christian Kirk ARI vs. LAR 18 36 24.9 2.8 8.9
26 Robert Woods LAR at ARI 20 30 25.4 2.6 8.6
27 Sammy Watkins KC vs. OAK 16 41 28.9 3.6 8.5
28 Jamison Crowder NYJ at CIN 23 39 29.1 2.4 8.5
29 Tyrell Williams OAK at KC 24 36 30.8 2.4 8.5
30 Terry McLaurin WAS at CAR 28 39 31.4 2.2 8.5
31 Kenny Golladay DET vs. CHI 27 45 32.1 2.7 8.3
32 Brandin Cooks LAR at ARI 22 44 32.3 3.6 8.3
33 Marquise Brown BAL vs. SF 25 46 34.3 4.7 8.2
34 Will Fuller HOU vs. NE 29 45 35.4 3.4 8.1
35 Dede Westbrook JAC vs. TB 30 41 36.5 2.8 7.9
36 Curtis Samuel CAR vs. WAS 31 50 37.7 3.6 7.8
37 Deebo Samuel SF at BAL 32 42 37.9 2.3 7.8
38 Marvin Jones DET vs. CHI 27 47 39.3 2.6 7.7
39 Sterling Shepard NYG vs. GB 31 61 39.9 5.2 7.4
40 Mike Williams LAC at DEN 37 45 41.5 2.7 7.4
41 Robby Anderson NYJ at CIN 23 45 41.6 2.6 7.3
42 Alshon Jeffery PHI at MIA 23 67 42.4 11.9 7.3
43 A.J. Brown TEN at IND 34 51 43.8 2.9 7
44 Emmanuel Sanders SF at BAL 38 50 43.9 3.1 6.9
45 James Washington PIT vs. CLE 36 55 45.6 3 6.8
46 Russell Gage ATL vs. NO 35 53 46.1 3.8 6.7
47 Chris Conley JAC vs. TB 31 55 47.3 1.8 6.6
48 Darius Slayton NYG vs. GB 45 64 49.3 2.6 6.6
49 Randall Cobb DAL vs. BUF 49 60 52.1 2.1 6.6
50 Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs. LAR 42 58 52.2 4.2 6.6
51 Cole Beasley BUF at DAL 50 57 52.2 1.3 6.6
52 Anthony Miller CHI at DET 38 57 52.3 2.9 6.6
53 Auden Tate CIN vs. NYJ 44 62 53.3 4.1 6.6
54 Allen Hurns MIA vs. PHI 51 61 54.8 2.5 6.4
55 Demaryius Thomas NYJ at CIN 49 66 56.3 3.3 6.3
56 Diontae Johnson PIT vs. CLE 51 70 58.4 2.9 6.2
57 Corey Davis TEN at IND 54 65 59.1 2 6.2
58 Ted Ginn NO at ATL 56 63 59.5 1.8 6.2
59 Zach Pascal IND vs. TEN 38 75 61.2 5.8 6.1
60 Phillip Dorsett NE at HOU 46 74 61.8 7 6.1

 
Keenan Allen (LAC)
In Week 12, Allen finally scored again for the first time since Week 3. He has double-digit targets in four of his last five games, and he’s a WR2 in a fairly tough matchup against the Broncos in Week 13.

Devante Parker (MIA)
Parker has seen double digit targets in each of the last three weeks, and he’s averaged 98.3 receiving yards per game in that span. He’s a solid WR2 again as the Dolphins continue losing their other offensive weapons.

D.K. Metcalf (SEA)
He’s now just eight targets behind Lockett on the year (78-70) and has out-targeted both him and Gordon 16 to 10 over the last two games. His high target share started before then, as he’s now seen 39 targets over his last five games (7.8 per game). When someone is getting volume like that from Wilson, you play him. His matchup is Xavier Rhodes this week, a veteran cornerback who has looked washed this season, allowing 47-of-55 passing for 525 yards and three touchdowns. That’s not a typo. He’s allowed an 85.5 percent catch-rate in his coverage. PFF has him graded No. 116 of the 123 cornerbacks. Knowing the Seahawks will likely have trouble running the ball, the targets should continue to be there for Metcalf. He should be in lineups as a WR3 with upside.

Terry McLaurin (WAS)
The good news is that he saw a team-high 12 targets versus the Lions despite being mixed up with Darius Slay most of the game. That accounted for 41.4 percent of Haskins’ attempts. It was actually the first time all year McLaurin reached double-digit targets. The Panthers are one of the most zone-heavy teams in the league, which hasn’t been the best thing for McLaurin, as he’s someone who’s been much better versus man coverage. On the year, quarterbacks have an 84.1 QB Rating when targeting him in zone, but a near perfect quarterback rating of 140-plus against man. He’ll see a good mix of James Bradberry and Donte Jackson in coverage, a duo that’s combined to allow just a 59 percent completion-rate, 13.2 yards per reception, and four touchdowns on 104 targets in coverage. The Panthers have allowed 15 receivers to finish as top-36 options, so it’s not all bad, though they can really be beaten in the slot, where McLaurin runs just 23 percent of his routes. Of the 14 wide receivers who finished inside the top-30 against the Panthers, 13 of them had seven-plus targets, so he’s going to need the high volume to continue. Consider him a mid-to-low-end WR3 who comes with some risk.

Week 13 Tight End Rankings

Rank Tight Ends Team Opp Best Worst Avg Std Dev Proj. Pts
1 Travis Kelce KC vs. OAK 1 2 1 0 11.5
2 Zach Ertz PHI at MIA 1 2 2 0 9.7
3 George Kittle SF at BAL 3 5 3.3 0.5 8.8
4 Hunter Henry LAC at DEN 3 4 3.8 0.4 8.6
5 Darren Waller OAK at KC 3 6 5.9 0.2 8.2
6 Mark Andrews BAL vs. SF 5 7 5.9 1 7.7
7 Jared Cook NO at ATL 5 9 6.2 0.9 6.3
8 Greg Olsen CAR vs. WAS 7 9 8.1 0.3 6.3
9 Dallas Goedert PHI at MIA 8 12 9.2 0.9 6.2
10 Ryan Griffin NYJ at CIN 10 18 11.6 1.8 6.1
11 Jack Doyle IND vs. TEN 9 16 12 2.2 5.8
12 Noah Fant DEN vs. LAC 10 15 12.4 0.7 5.2
13 Jacob Hollister SEA vs. MIN 11 15 13.1 1.2 5.1
14 Kyle Rudolph MIN at SEA 10 19 13.8 1.5 5
15 Vance McDonald PIT vs. CLE 14 24 16.5 1.7 4.8
16 Mike Gesicki MIA vs. PHI 11 21 17.4 1.3 4.8
17 Jimmy Graham GB at NYG 15 24 18.2 1.4 4.6
18 Darren Fells HOU vs. NE 16 27 20.5 2.6 4.6
19 Jonnu Smith TEN at IND 13 29 21.2 3.5 4.3
20 Jason Witten DAL vs. BUF 18 25 21.8 1.8 4.3

 
Ryan Griffin (NYJ)
There are too many mouths to feed to fully endorse Griffin as a TE1, but he’s scored in two straight and seems to be continuing to develop camaraderie with Sam Darnold. He’s a decent streaming play.

Jack Doyle (IND)
Doyle has been generally unreliable this season, though the Colts missing T.Y. Hilton and Eric Ebron should help in Week 13. Doyle is a great streaming option and a fringe TE1.

Jacob Hollister (SEA)
The Vikings are a bottom half defense against TEs this season, so it’s not a scary matchup for Hollister. His usage has shown to be inconsistent, but Wilson will look his way in the red zone, giving him a solid chance at a score on MNF. He is a borderline TE1 this week.

Jimmy Graham (GB)
Jimmy Graham caught just one pass last week, after dropping what would have been the longest gain of the day for the Packers. He’s tough to trust and he’s not scoring touchdowns. In a matchup where the WRs should actually find success, you probably shouldn’t expect much from Graham.

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