Our own Pat Fitzmaurice has been among the most accurate fantasy football experts in the industry over the last several years. Fitz was THE most accurate in-season ranker in 2020. What better way to prepare for your fantasy football start/sit lineup decisions than by reviewing his rankings? You can do just that below.
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Jordan Love has thrown multiple TD passes in three consecutive games and is QB6 in fantasy points per game over that stretch. Love has a tricky Week 13 matchup against a Kansas City defense that’s much better against the pass than the run. But with RB Aaron Jones expected to miss another game with a sprained knee, the Packers aren’t equipped to be run-heavy in their prime-time matchup with the Chiefs. I have Love ranked just out of QB1 range at QB13.
Remember how anemic the Pittsburgh running game was early in the season? Over their first seven games, the Steelers averaged 79.7 rushing yards. Over their last four games, they’ve averaged 174.0 rushing yards. During that fruitful stretch, Jaylen Warren has been RB5 in fantasy scoring, and Najee Harris has been RB12. Yes, this is a split backfield, but you can feel good about starting either Pittsburgh running back in a favorable matchup against a soft Arizona defense that was mauled by Rams RB Kyren Williams last week.
Josh Downs has been dealing with a knee injury, but it seems safe to start him after he had a season-high 13 targets last week against the Buccaneers. Downs only caught five of those targets for 43 yards, but that’s the sort of high-volume usage we’re looking for with Downs, and now he gets a nice matchup against the Titans, who have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to wide receivers.
No one was expecting Pat Freiermuth to explode for a 9-120-0 stat line in his first game back from a significant hamstring injury, but it was a nice reminder that Freiermuth is still a fantasy TE1. He has a difficult matchup this week against a Cardinals defense that has allowed the eighth-fewest receptions and 10th-fewest fantasy points to tight ends, but Freiermuth is still a solid fantasy option.