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Who Should I Start? - Week 13

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Dec 5th, 2020
76%
Recommended by
71 of 93 experts
24%
Recommended by
22 of 93 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 42# 46-
Best Rank# 27# 31-
Worst Rank# 53# 61-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ATL at LAC-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs ATLThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs LAC-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total25.071.8-
Avg Game5.09.0-
Week 125.14.7-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor66 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
Expert Ranks 
Michael ThomasDamien HarrisAdd Player
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#43#45-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 h
#33#57-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 h
#50#49-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
1 h
#41#49-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#34#56-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
2 h
#44#60-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 h
#44#45-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 h
#41#49-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
3 h
#43#55-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
3 h
#41#50-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
4 h
#52#31-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
4 h
#34#48-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
4 h
#44#57-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
4 h
#38#45-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
4 h
#47#50-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
5 h
#43#48-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#43#45-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
6 h
#44#31-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
6 h
#41#46-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
6 h
#44#58-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#44#46-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#53#61-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
7 h
#44#45-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
8 h
#44#46-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
9 h
#47#48-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
9 h
#47#61-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#43#61-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
9 h
#44#31-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
9 h
#44#45-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
9 h
#47#45-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
9 h
#34#46-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
9 h
#41#47-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
9 h
#43#44-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
9 h
#41#44-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
9 h
#27#58-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
10 h
#36#46-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
10 h
#13#83-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
11 h
#48#57-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
12 h
#36#31-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
12 h
#41#46-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
13 h
#45#44-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
14 h
#48#13-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
14 h
#43#46-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
14 h
#45#47-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
15 h
#40#49-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
15 h
#43#58-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
15 h
#36#73-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
15 h
#31#43-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
16 h
#41#49-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
16 h
#46#43-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
16 h
#48#49-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
16 h
#41#49-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
16 h
#41#43-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
17 h
#36#44-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#46#47-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
1 d
#44#58-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 d
#46#58-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
#39#55-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
1 d
#41#50-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#41#49-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
1 d
#41#49-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#33#45-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
#41#50-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#50#40-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 d
#41#50-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#41#50-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#51#50-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#36#49-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 d
#48#55-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
2 d
#33#37-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
2 d
#56#53-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#49#50-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#43#46-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
2 d
#51#53-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#49#42-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
2 d
#44#79-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
#49#40-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 d
#44#34-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#49#50-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
2 d
#49#50-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
2 d
#22#35-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
2 d
#44#40-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#41#53-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
3 d
#51#40-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
3 d
#48#12-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 d
#46#53-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 d
#54#44-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#52#53-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
3 d
#33#23-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
3 d
#52#53-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
4 d
#52#48-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
4 d
#50#51-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
4 d
#52#51-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. MIA
Week 2 at LV
at SEA
Week 3 vs. GB
vs. LV
Week 4 at DET
at KC
17 rush, 100 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. LAC
BYE WEEK
Week 6BYE WEEK vs. DEN
6 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. CAR
vs. SF
10 rush, 58 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at CHI
at BUF
16 rush, 102 yds, 1 td
Week 9 at TB
6 tar, 5 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
at NYJ
14 rush, 71 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. SF
7 tar, 2 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
22 rush, 121 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. ATL
12 tar, 9 rec, 104 yds, 0 td
at HOU
11 rush, 43 yds, 1 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at DEN
6 tar, 4 rec, 50 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
14 rush, 47 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at ATL at LAC
Week 14 at PHI at LAR
Week 15 vs. KC at MIA
Week 16 vs. MIN vs. BUF
Week 17 at CAR vs. NYJ
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 11.7
Week 2
Week 3
Week 410.0
Week 5
Week 63.3
Week 77.0
Week 816.2
Week 95.17.1
Week 102.712.1
Week 1110.411.4
Week 125.14.7
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total25.071.8
Average5.09.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 15
Week 2
Week 3
Week 40
Week 5
Week 61
Week 71
Week 80
Week 960
Week 1070
Week 11122
Week 1260
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
at LAC, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
The good news is that Thomas has seen 18 of Hill's 39 pass attempts over the last two games, which amounts to a massive 46.2 percent target share. The bad news is that he's finished with just 13 receptions for 154 yards and no touchdowns with that incredible target share. If the Saints are going to throw the ball just 20 times per game, that's going to be an issue for any pass catcher. The last time they played the Falcons, we watched Thomas rack up nine catches for 104 yards on 12 targets, and he even left some on the table with a rare drop that would've been a 20-plus yard reception. Oddly enough, his 8.67 yards per target in that game was lower than the Falcons have allowed to wide receivers this year. That's right, they've allowed a massive 9.46 yards per target to wide receivers on the season, which is the most in the NFL. They simply don't have the talent to hang with a receiver like Thomas. There have been 14 wide receivers who've finished as top-24 options against the Falcons this season, including eight wide receivers who've topped 100 yards, and that's not even including the three games where a receiver totaled 95, 93, and 92 yards. Thomas should come with a top-24 floor, but if he gets into the end zone, he should be a WR1 this week. Let's split the difference and call him a high-end WR2.Despite the fact that Harris has been a very good running back on the ground, we were reminded why it's tricky to evaluate him last week. Since taking over the starting job, Harris has averaged 13.8 carries per game. Heck, let's pretend that number has been 16.0 just for this exercise. He's failed to receive a target in four of the last five games, so we can't count on that. Even if Harris gets 16 carries and averages a rock-star-like 5.0 yards per carry, he ends the game with 80 yards. If he doesn't score, he's not getting into startable territory, especially in PPR formats. The Chargers have allowed 1.0 rushing touchdown per game this year, which is tied for 15th. Going back to what we were just talking about, the Chargers have allowed 4.98 yards per carry, which is the third-most in the NFL. So, that 5.0 yards per carry I mentioned was very relevant. There have been nine running backs who've totaled at least 61 yards on the ground against them. Harris should be considered an RB3 right now who's extremely touchdown dependent because of how little he's used in the passing game. As for White, he could have a decent outlook in this game. Running backs have been targeted 22.7 percent of the time against the Chargers, which ranks as the second-highest mark in the NFL. We were hoping that with Rex Burkhead out of the lineup that we'd see more targets for White, and we got them in Week 11 when he saw nine of them, but he followed that up with just one target last week. Fortunately, he snuck into the end zone twice on just five carries, which is something we'll likely never get again, as White had just eight rushing touchdowns over the course of his 86-game career coming into that game. We need the passing game usage, so Week 12 was certainly a letdown. White should be considered a high-end RB4 in fantasy right now who apparently has a lower floor than we thought with Burkhead out of the lineup.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thomas had 104 yards receiving when he played Atlanta with Taysom Hill under center a couple weeks ago. Thomas is the only player I would trust in the passing game and he is a solid WR2.The Chargers are just 21st against fantasy running backs, Harris is an upside flex option.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Right now, Thomas is the only Saints receiver worth considering for fantasy football. While this is a fantastic matchup for opposing WRs, it's hard to trust this passing attack right now. Thomas can be viewed as a high-end WR2, but he'll need to finish with a score to crack the top-12.