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Who Should I Start? - Week 13

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

Updated: Dec 3rd, 2020
95%
Recommended by
60 of 63 experts
5%
Recommended by
3 of 63 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 13# 20-
Best Rank# 9# 13-
Worst Rank# 16# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LAR at ATL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 1 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs LARThis is a 5 star matchup. WRs perform better than their average vs ATL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec17.920.1
Rec Yds175.6241.1
Rec TD0.81.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total118.725.0-
Avg Game10.85.0-
Avg Projection10.810.1-
Week 125.55.1-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoorIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
DeAndre HopkinsMichael ThomasAdd Player
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
5 m
#13#20-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
34 m
#9#16-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
42 m
#15#18-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
50 m
#13#20-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
56 m
#14#25-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 h
#15#17-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 h
#10#19-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 h
#19#23-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
3 h
#15#16-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
3 h
#14#22-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
3 h
#12#22-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
4 h
#9#27-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 h
#14#22-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
6 h
#13#21-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
6 h
#12#21-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
6 h
#19#18-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
7 h
#13#20-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
8 h
#15#13-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
11 h
#16#26-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
12 h
#12#22-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
13 h
#5#17-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
13 h
#14#15-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
14 h
#16#21-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
15 h
#7#22-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
16 h
#13#23-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
17 h
#15#24-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
18 h
#9#23-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
18 h
#13#22-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
18 h
#14#20-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
18 h
#14#25-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
19 h
#14#22-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
19 h
#9#22-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
21 h
#13#20-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
21 h
#12#22-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
21 h
#12#22-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
22 h
#13#20-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
22 h
#10#17-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
23 h
#4#7-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
23 h
#14#20-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
24 h
#14#23-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
1 d
#14#18-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#13#20-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 d
#12#18-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 d
#9#23-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#15#23-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#13#23-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
1 d
#11#23-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 d
#9#23-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#12#23-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#9#23-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#14#21-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#11#20-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#13#20-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#11#17-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 d
#7#24-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#9#23-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
2 d
#3#13-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 d
#11#23-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#10#22-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
#7#23-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#14#22-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#10#23-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
#15#12-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at SF
16 tar, 14 rec, 151 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
5 tar, 3 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. WAS
9 tar, 8 rec, 68 yds, 1 td
at LV
Week 3 vs. DET
12 tar, 10 rec, 137 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
Week 4 at CAR
9 tar, 7 rec, 41 yds, 0 td
at DET
Week 5 at NYJ
7 tar, 6 rec, 131 yds, 1 td
vs. LAC
Week 6 at DAL
8 tar, 2 rec, 73 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 vs. SEA
12 tar, 10 rec, 103 yds, 1 td
vs. CAR
Week 8BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 9 vs. MIA
3 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
at TB
6 tar, 5 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. BUF
12 tar, 7 rec, 127 yds, 1 td
vs. SF
7 tar, 2 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at SEA
8 tar, 5 rec, 51 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
12 tar, 9 rec, 104 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at NE
7 tar, 5 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
at DEN
6 tar, 4 rec, 50 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 13 vs. LAR at ATL
Week 14 at NYG at PHI
Week 15 vs. PHI vs. KC
Week 16 vs. SF vs. MIN
Week 17 at LAR at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
vs. LAR, Sun 4pm EST
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions6.46.0
Rec Yards78.974.4
Rec TDs0.50.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.1
Rush Yards0.10.2
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points10.810.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
2020 Points 
Week 115.11.7
Week 212.8
Week 313.7
Week 44.1
Week 519.1
Week 67.3
Week 714.3
Week 8
Week 93.05.1
Week 1018.72.7
Week 115.110.4
Week 125.55.1
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total118.725.0
Average10.85.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
2020 Targets 
Week 1165
Week 29
Week 312
Week 49
Week 57
Week 68
Week 712
Week 8
Week 936
Week 10127
Week 11812
Week 1276
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
vs. LAR, Sun 4pm EST
at ATL, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Weeks 11 and 12 was the first time all season where Hopkins finished outside the top-12 wide receivers in back-to-back weeks in a Cardinals uniform. He's now finished with 55 or less yards in three of his last four games, though there were a couple tough shadow matchups in there. Unfortunately, Week 13 won't be any different. When playing against the Rams, wide receivers have scored 6.7 fewer PPR points per game against the Rams than they do on average, making it the second-worst matchup when you adjust for schedule. It surely doesn't help wide receivers knowing they've seen just 52.3 percent of the targets thrown, which is the lowest percentage in the NFL. The Rams have allowed just six wide receiver touchdowns all season, and that's over a span of 207 targets. That's not it, either. They've allowed just 7.24 yards per target to receivers, which is the league-low (closest team is at 7.51). If the Cardinals want to move the ball, they'll have to do it via the short passing game, as the Rams have allowed a league-low 10.94 yards per reception. Last year, the average top-12 wide receiver performance took 19.7 PPR points, which is a number the Rams have allowed just once this season, and it was to Deebo Samuel last week, who saw 13 targets and was continually getting the ball behind the line of scrimmage. Hopkins is going to see Jalen Ramsey in coverage, which has been a chore for almost every receiver this year. I'd feel better about Hopkins if we knew Murray were healthy, but it doesn't seem like he is, which makes Hopkins just a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 this week.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Rams are the best fantasy wide receiver defense in the NFL and Hopkins has slowed a bit in recent weeks. I still think he sees too many targets and has too much upside to be ranked lower than a WR1.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.
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.