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Week 13 Matchups - Fantasy Football Game Breakdowns (Part 1)

Welcome to our Week 13 matchups analysis and starts/sits column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every matchup from every Sunday game to help you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. We'll also be updating this as injury reports come in so check back often.

This article will cover the early slate of games, beginning at 1 PM ET on Sunday. Also, check out our late game matchups analysis and our MNF matchups analysis.

Check back here each week to get advice for your toughest start/sit decisions and take a look at our consensus rankings each week. Find me on Twitter @ChrisMangano for more insight and help to your start/sit questions.

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Matchups Analysis - 1:00 PM ET Games

With bye weeks finished the early slate has a full load of nine games. Set those lineups in time by analyzing each matchup below to gain the best advantage.


Ravens at Falcons

Matchups We Love:

Lamar Jackson (QB, BAL)
Jackson has yet to throw for more than 180 yards and has three interceptions with just one touchdown, but he has 190 rushing yards and a touchdown. He gets a fantastic matchup this week against a Falcons defense allowing over 280 yards and more than two touchdowns through the air. Jackson should continue to find success on the ground but could have his best day passing as well. He remains a viable streaming option.

Gus Edwards (RB, BAL)
Edwards has now had consecutive games with over 115 yards and has 40 carries over that span. He should continue to handle the bulk of the work against a Falcons run defense allowing five yards per carry and just under 100 yards per game. He is a high-upside RB2 play.

Matchups We Hate:

Matt Ryan (QB, ATL)
Ryan salvaged his week in garbage time against the Saints on Thanksgiving and will be put to the test against a Ravens defense that allows only 220 passing yards and just over one touchdown per game. Being at home helps, but Ryan has a limited ceiling in this spot.

Tevin Coleman (RB, ATL)
Coleman only has eight carries in each of the last two games but has caught three passes in three straight. He will need to see way more work than that if he is going to have success against a Ravens run defense holding backs to just 3.5 yards per carry and 68 yards per game. His work in the passing game keeps his value afloat, but he can't be considered more than a low-end RB2 in this matchup.

Calvin Ridley / Mohamed Sanu (WR, ATL)
Over the last three games, Ridley has seen just 17% of the Falcons targets and Sanu just 14%. Now they face a Ravens secondary allowing the third fewest receptions to receivers and the least amount of yards per game. Neither can be considered more than a risky flex option.

Michael Crabtree / John Brown / Willie Snead (WR, BAL)
In Lamar Jackson's two starts the target breakdown for his receivers is Crabtree 9, Snead 8, Brown 8. A week after seeing 8 targets, Snead was not targeted Sunday despite playing 49 of 70 snaps. With Jackson under center, none of the Ravens can be trusted week to week and should be benched if possible.

Other Matchups:

Nick Boyle (TE, BAL)
With Lamar Jackson as the quarterback, Boyle leads all Ravens tight ends with six targets. The Falcons are an average matchup for tight ends, and with Jackson's apparent trust in Boyle, he is a viable TE2 option.

Julio Jones (WR, ATL)
Jones continues to be a target monster with 34 targets over the last three games. He's in a tough spot against a Ravens secondary allowing the third fewest receptions to receivers and the fewest yards, but he's impossible to bench. His volume keeps him a locked-in WR1 even in a tough spot.

Austin Hooper (TE, ATL)
Hooper is second behind Julio Jones on the team with 24 targets over the last three games. The Ravens allow over five catches and more than 67 yards per game to the position, so Hooper remains a viable tight end play.


Panthers at Buccaneers

Matchups We Love:

Cam Newton (QB, CAR)
Newton had 256 yards and two touchdowns against the Seahawks Sunday and added another 63 yards on the ground. He's in line for a monster game against a Buccaneers defense giving up 290 yards and more than two touchdowns through the air. He remains a top-5 fantasy quarterback option.

D.J. Moore / Devin Funchess / Curtis Samuel (WR, CAR)
In weeks 10 and 11 with Funchess in the lineup, he and Moore tied for the team lead with 13 targets while Samuel had 11. Funchess missed week 13 and Moore and Samuel stepped up. It looks as though Funchess will be back, and this is a great spot for all three receivers as the Bucs allow the 10th most receptions and over 160 yards per game. Moore and Funchess can be considered WR3 starts while Samuel is a sneaky flex play as the Bucs are especially vulnerable to slot receivers.

Greg Olsen (TE, CAR)
Olsen only has 13 targets over the last three games but gets a great matchup as the Buccaneers allow the 10th most receptions to tight ends but are giving up the most yards. Olsen is a solid TE1 start this week.

Jameis Winston (QB, TB)
Winston is coming off his best game of the season, a 312 yard, two touchdowns, no interception game against the 49ers. He could exceed that against a Panthers defense that gave up four touchdowns to Ryan Fitzpatrick five weeks ago. Winston is a solid top-1o option with a massive ceiling.

Mike Evans / Adam Humphries (WR, TB)
In Week 12 with Jameis Winston back under center, Evans led the team with eight targets while Humphries had six. Evans racked up 116 yards and Humphries scored a touchdown. Both are in play against a Panthers secondary allowing the 11th most receptions and 180 yards per game. Evans is a locked-in WR1 while Humphries is a solid flex start, especially in PPR formats.

Cameron Brate (TE, TB)
With O.J. Howard out, Brate only saw four targets but caught three for 26 yards and a score. Completely touchdown dependent, this could be a week were he scores again as the Panthers give up the fifth most receptions to tight ends and are allowing just under one score per game. Brate is a fringe TE1 play.

Matchups We Hate:

Peyton Barber (RB, TB)
Barber has scored in two straight but is coming off an 18 carry, 47 yard game against the 49ers. The Panthers only give up 4.1 yards per carry and 70 yards on the ground, so Barber is likely going to need to find the end zone to reward fantasy players. He is nothing more than an RB3/flex start.

Other Matchups:

Christian McCaffrey (RB, CAR)
McCaffrey has been on a tear of late, totaling 485 yards and five touchdowns over the last three games. The Buccaneers are an underrated run defense, holding backs to just 4.4 yards per carry and 91 yards per game, but they do allow over five catches. It won't matter, however, as McCaffrey's usage keeps him firmly inside the RB1 discussion and possibly in the top-5 mix.

DeSean Jackson / Chris Godwin (WR, TB)
With Jameis Winston in Week 12, Jackson had seven targets but caught only two for 17 yards. He did rack up 131 air yards, however. Godwin, meanwhile, caught all four of his targets for 42 yards. Despite a decent matchup against the Panther secondary, Jackson has boom potential but nothing more, while Godwin can't be considered more than a touchdown-dependent flex play.

UPDATE: DeSean Jackson has been ruled out for Week 13.


Bears at Giants

Matchups We Love:

Odell Beckham Jr. (WR, NYG)
In back-to-back great matchups, Beckham was targeted just 13 times catching nine passes for 159 yards and a score. While that isn't terrible, it's not what fantasy players expect from the stud wideout. He gets another good matchup this week as the Bears secondary allows the fourth most receptions to receivers and 180 yards per game. Beckham offers a safe floor but until he gets back to double-digit targets his ceiling is a bit limited.

Matchups We Hate:

Eli Manning (QB, NYG)
Manning has six touchdowns over the last three games and put up 297 yards against the Eagles depleted secondary, but faces a tough test against a Bears unit allowing just 250 yards per game and 1.5 touchdowns. He can't be considered more than a low-end QB2 in a tough spot.

Evan Engram (TE, NYG)
Engram was a surprise late scratch last week, and even if he plays this week is unstartable. The Bears give up the fifth fewest receptions to tight ends and are allowing just 34 yards per game, second lowest. Engram should be left on benches if not on waiver wires.

UPDATE: Evan Engram has been ruled out for Week 13.

Other Matchups:

Chase Daniel (QB, CHI)
Mitch Trubisky has already been ruled out for Sunday's game, and that will leave Daniel to make his second consecutive start. He was solid on Thanksgiving, completing 73% of his passes for 230 yards with two scores and no interceptions. The Giants are an average pass defense so Daniel should be able to put up similar numbers. He is a streaming option in two-quarterback leagues only.

Jordan Howard / Tarik Cohen (RB, CHI)
Despite positive or neutral game script on Thanksgiving, the Bears used a short passing attack and only ran the ball 10 times. Howard had seven while Cohen had three. Cohen was targeted eight times catching seven passes while adding a score. Howard was targeted just twice catching one pass. With Trubisky out Howard becomes a risky start as a touchdown-dependent RB3 while Cohen is an upside RB2 play, especially in PPR formats.

Allen Robinson / Taylor Gabriel / Anthony Miller (WR, CHI)
With Chase Daniel in Week 12, the Bears target breakdown was: Gabriel eight, Robinson and Miller four each. The Giants are right in the middle when it comes to defending receivers, but with Daniel back under center, no Bears receiver offers a ton of upside. Gabriel and Robinson can be considered WR3 starts while Miller is a risky flex play.

Trey Burton (TE, CHI)
Burton was second on the Bears with seven targets in Week 12 with Chase Daniel but caught just four of them for 28 yards. He also fumbled. The Giants allow the seventh most receptions and more than 65 yards per game to tight ends so Burton could be in store for a better day. He remains a low-end TE1 option.

Saquon Barkley (RB, NYG)
Barkley has only scored less than 20 PPR points in one game all year, and even in a tough matchup against a Bears run defense giving up just 3.4 yards per carry and 60 yards, he remains a must-start running back play. His usage and work in the passing game give him an incredible floor with plenty of upside.

Sterling Shepard (WR, NYG)
Shepard only has 13 targets (11% share) over the last three games but is in a good spot against a Bears secondary allowing the fourth most receptions. His lack of targets makes him a risky start, but if you're desperate, he has upside as a flex play.


Bills at Dolphins

Matchups We Love:

LeSean McCoy (RB, BUF)
McCoy continues to get plenty of work with 43 carries over the last two games. He did nothing against a tough Jaguars run defense, but should bounce back against a Dolphins unit allowing 4.8 yards per carry and over 120 yards per game. He is an upside RB2 start this week.

Matchups We Hate:

Buffalo WRs
With Josh Allen back under center in Week 12, five different receivers were targeted and none more than three times. The Dolphins are a tough matchup for receivers anyways, and the Bills will likely try to lean on the run once again. No Bills receiver can be trusted.

Ryan Tannehill (QB, MIA)
Tannehill returned from his shoulder injury and looked good, throwing for 204 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in a close loss to the Colts. The Bills have an underrated pass defense, however, as they are allowing just 208 yards and one touchdown per game. Tannehill can't even be trusted as a QB2 this week.

Kenny Stills (WR, MIA)
Ryan Tannehill only attempted 25 passes in Week 12, but Stills did lead all Dolphins receivers with four (16% share). He also complained this week, so if you believe in the squeaky wheel narrative, there's that. Unfortunately, the Bills are tough against receivers, especially against outside receivers, so Stills will need a big play to pay off. He is a desperation flex play at best.

Other Matchups:

Josh Allen (QB, BUF)
Allen returned from injury and completed just eight of 19 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown against a tough Jaguars defense. He did add 99 yards on the ground and a score, however. The Dolphins defense is not as tough as the Jaguars, but they aren't bad either, allowing just 270 yards and less than two touchdowns per game. Allen is a risky start in any format.

Kenyan Drake (RB, MIA)
Drake only has eight carries in each of the last two games but was targeted six times by Ryan Tannehill in Week 12 (team high), catching five for 64 yards and a score. The Bills are an average run defense but do give up six receptions per game to backs. Drake is a low-end RB2 play.


Colts at Jaguars

Matchups We Love:

T.J. Yeldon (RB, JAX)
With Leonard Fournette suspended for fighting in Week 12, Yeldon and Carlos Hyde should split the running back duties. The Colts are excellent at stopping the run, holding backs to just 3.9 yards per carry and 90 yards per game. They struggle through the air, however, allowing the second most receptions to backs. Yeldon makes for a safe PPR start as an upside RB2.

Matchups We Hate:

Marlon Mack (RB, IND)
Mack suffered a concussion in Week 12, but he practiced in full Thursday which bodes well for his chances of playing. He has 31 carries over the last two games and will need all the work he can get against a Jaguars defense giving up just 79 yards and 3.8 yards per carry. Volume and scoring chances keep him in the RB2 discussion.

T.Y. Hilton (WR, IND)
Hilton has 16 catches, 280 yards, and two scores over the last two games, but will be hard-pressed to keep the hot streak going against a Jaguars secondary holding receivers to the second fewest receptions per game. Hilton only caught three passes for 77 yards when these teams met four weeks ago. Still, with the play of Andrew Luck, he remains a solid WR2 option even in a tough spot.

Carlos Hyde (RB, JAX)
With Leonard Fournette serving a one-game suspension, Hyde should assume most of the early down work. Unfortunately, he gets a tough matchup against a Colts run defense allowing just 3.9 yards per carry and 90 yards per game. He has a chance to see a heavy workload in this one but comes with considerable risk. He can't be considered more than an RB3 play.

Dede Westbrook / Donte Moncrief (WR, JAX)
With Cody Kessler replacing Blake Bortles the target distribution of the Jaguars receivers is anyone's guess. It's probably best to avoid them if possible as the Colts secondary holds opposing receivers to the eighth-fewest catches and just 137 yards per game. Hopefully, you have better options this week.

Other Matchups:

Andrew Luck (QB, IND)
Yes, the matchup is tough, but Luck has had plenty of tough matchups this year and it hasn't mattered. He now has eight straight games with three or more touchdown passes, and the last time these teams played he threw for 285 yards, and you guessed it, three touchdowns. He remains an every week must-start at quarterback.

Eric Ebron (TE, IND)
Well, it appears Ebron has now locked into a top-5 tight end fantasy role the rest of the season. With Jack Doyle suffering a lacerated kidney in Week 12 and headed to I.R., Ebron becomes the team's number one tight end. In five games without Doyle this season, Ebron is averaging 3.6 receptions, 45 yards, and 1.4 touchdowns. He scored three times the last time these teams played. He's every week must start from here on out.

Cody Kessler (QB, JAX)
Blake Bortles has been benched, and Kessler has been named the team's starter. When Kessler replaced Bortles in Week 7, he completed 21 of 30 passes for just 156 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Kessler is a dink-and-dunker with a career 6.7 yards per attempt. The Colts are an average pass defense, but Kessler can't be trusted as anything more than a desperation play in two-quarterback leagues. Hopefully, you have better options.


Browns at Texans

Matchups We Love:

David Njoku (TE, CLE)
Over the last two games, Njoku has 6 targets (13% share) and gets a Texans defense allowing the seventh most receptions to tight ends and just under 70 yards per game. Always a red zone threat, Njoku is a solid TE1 start.

Lamar Miller (RB, HOU)
In the last five games, Miller has run for over 100 yards and scored in three and is coming off a monster 162 yard, one score game. He gets a great matchup against a Browns defense allowing 4.7 yards per carry and 109 yards per game. He is a solid RB2 start.

DeAndre Hopkins (WR, HOU) / Keke Coutee (WR, HOU) / Demaryius Thomas (WR, HOU)
Hopkins leads the Texans with 12 targets over the last two games, but Coutee is right behind him with 11. That's even with Coutee missing most of the second half in Week 12. Thomas has six targets over that stretch but did score twice last week. The matchup is great as the Browns secondary allow the sixth most receptions, 180 yards per game, and more than one touchdown per game to receivers. Hopkins remains an every week WR1 while Coutee is in the WR3 discussion. Thomas is nothing more than a desperation play in a good matchup.

UPDATE: Keke Coutee will be a game-time decision in Week 13.

Matchups We Hate:

Baker Mayfield (QB, CLE)
Mayfield has seven touchdowns and zero interceptions over the last two games but will be tested on the road against a Texans defense that holds opposing passers to just 249 yards and 1.5 touchdowns. He is still in the streaming discussion and likely inside the top-15, but you should temper expectations this week.

Nick Chubb (RB, CLE)
Since taking over starter duties after Carlos Hyde was traded, Chubb has been nothing short of spectacular, running for 80 or more yards in four of five games while scoring six touchdowns. He has 20 or more touches in four straight games as well. He faces a tough matchup this week, however, as the Texans are giving up just 3.4 yards per carry and only 73 yards per game. Still, the volume and production keep him in the low-end RB1 range.

Jarvis Landry (WR, CLE)
Over the last two games, Landry leads the Browns with 10 targets (21% share) but has turned them into just five catches and 52 yards. It's perplexing, to say the least. Now he must contend with a Texans secondary giving up less than 12 catches per game and fewer than 150 yards. Landry can't be considered more than a WR3 at this point.

Other Matchups:

Deshaun Watson (QB, HOU)
Watson has not thrown for more than 239 yards in six straight games and has only thrown for more than two touchdowns once all season. The Browns are an average pass defense, and Watson does have 30 or more rushing yards in seven games, but he isn't showing the ceiling we saw from him last year. Still, he has to be considered in the top-12 quarterbacks and has a relatively safe floor.


Broncos at Bengals

Matchups We Love:

Case Keenum (QB, DEN)
Keenum is coming off a two-touchdown, no interception game against the Steelers, and now gets a Bengals defense that just allowed four touchdowns to Baker Mayfield. Keenum may not rack up a ton of yards in this one, but he is a safe streaming option in deeper formats with plenty of upside.

Phillip Lindsay (RB, DEN)
Lindsay is the unquestioned number one in Denver now and has 189 yards and three touchdowns over the last two games. He gets a fantastic matchup against a Bengals defense allowing 4.9 yards per carry and 118 yards per game. Lindsay is a fringe RB1 with potential for a nice week.

Matchups We Hate:


Other Matchups:

Emmanuel Sanders / Courtland Sutton (WR, DEN)
Over the last two weeks, Sanders has been targeted 18 times (30% share) while Sutton has 10 targets (16% share). The Bengals allow the 12th most receptions and 180 yards per game and their defense has gotten worse as the season has gone on. Sanders is an upside WR2 while Sutton is an upside flex start.

Matt LaCosse (TE, DEN)
With Jeff Heuereman headed to I.R., Matt LaCosse is now the Broncos starting tight end. He has six targets over the last two weeks and should see his share of looks. The Bengals are one of the best tight end matchups, allowing the third most receptions and 68 yards per game. There is a risk in starting LaCosse but in this tight end landscape, he is worth a try.

Jeff Driskel (QB, CIN)
With Andy Dalton headed to I.R. after suffering a hand injury in Week 12, Driskel will take over starter duties. Driskel was drafted by the 49ers in the sixth round of the 2016 draft but never saw the field until this year. So far he has completed 23 of 36 passes for 239 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. The Broncos are not a tough matchup but it will be hard to trust Driskel in lineups as he makes his first NFL start.

Joe Mixon (RB, CIN)
Mixon only has 11, 14, and 12 carries over the last three games but was targeted four times by new starting quarterback Jeff Driskell. The Broncos are allowing 4.8 yards per carry and 110 yards per game, but have been better of late. Still, this offense will likely run through Mixon now, and he is a solid RB1.

A.J. Green / Tyler Boyd (WR, CIN)
Green said he is for sure playing this week, which is great news for those who need him as we enter the last week of the fantasy regular season. This is also good news for those who have Boyd as Green should open things up for him. Unfortunately, they will both be dealing with essentially a rookie quarterback who is making his first start. You can't bench either of them but expectations should be tempered.

C.J. Uzomah (TE, CIN)
Uzomah was targeted eight times with Driskell under center in Week 12 (13 targets overall), most of any Bengals pass catcher. He could operate as Driskell's safety valve and gets a decent matchup as the Broncos are an average defense against tight ends. Uzomah makes for a solid streaming option this week.


Rams at Lions

Matchups We Love:

Jared Goff (QB, LAR)
The last time we saw Goff, he was throwing for 413 yards and four touchdowns in one of the wildest games in NFL history. It was his third consecutive game with at least 300 yards. Now he gets a Lions defense that is allowing 257 yards and more than two touchdowns. While you can't expect a repeat of Week 11, Goff remains a solid weekly QB1.

Matchups We Hate:

Brandin Cooks / Robert Woods / Josh Reynolds (WR, LAR)
In the three games, Cooper Kupp has missed this year, Woods and Cooks have 25 targets each (23% share) while Reynolds has 14 (13% share). The Lions are a tough secondary led by stud corner Darrius Slay. On the season they are allowing the third fewest receptions to wideouts and just 160 yards. Cooks and Woods remain weekly WR2's while Reynolds is a risky flex start.

Gerald Everett / Tyler Higbee (TE, LAR)
Without Cooper Kupp in the lineup, Higbee has out-targeted Everett nine to eight, but both have less than a 10% target share. The Lions are tough against tight ends, giving up just four receptions and 40 yards per game to the position. Both should be left on benches this week.

Other Matchups:

Todd Gurley (RB, LAR)
In a fantasy smorgasbord that was Rams/Chiefs in Week 11, Gurley had his worst game of the season as he battled an ankle injury. With a bye week to recover he should be all systems go in Week 13 and will face a Lions run defense that is vastly improved with the addition of Damon Harrison. In the last three games, they have allowed just 36, 54 and 34 yards and are allowing just 2.8 yards per carry. Still, the Rams offensive line is elite and should be able to create holes for Gurley. Just don't be surprised if this is another low ceiling game.

Matthew Stafford (QB, DET)
Stafford only has three touchdowns over the last four games, including two with zero touchdowns, as the Lions attempt to transition to a more run-dominant offense. The Rams are a good matchup for quarterbacks, allowing 270 yards and more than two touchdowns, but Stafford is just not attempting the number of passes he was earlier in the season. The only thing that may save him this week is if his team falls behind and are forced to throw more. Regardless, Stafford can no longer be considered an every week QB1 but is still a fine QB2 play.

Kenny Golladay / Bruce Ellington (WR, DET)
In the three games since Golden Tate was traded, Golladay has 35 targets and a massive 30% target share. Ellington, meanwhile, has emerged as the team's number two receiver and has 16 targets and a 21% share over that span. The Rams secondary allowing the 10th fewest receptions and 170 yards to receivers so both should have chances. Golladay is an upside WR2 while Ellington is a sneaky flex start.

LeGarrette Blount / Theo Riddick (RB, DET)
With Kerryon Johnson out in Week 12, Blount carried the ball 18 times for 88 yards and two scores. Meanwhile, Riddick has 20 targets since the Golden Tate trade, second most on the team. The Rams are allowing just under five yards per carry and 100 yards a game on the ground, while also allowing just under six receptions. Both Blount and Riddick are playable this week, with Blount an RB3 and Riddick a PPR flex.


Cardinals at Packers

Matchups We Love:

Aaron Jones (RB, GB)
In the last three games, Jones has at least 93 yards from scrimmage in each and five total touchdowns. Finally operating as the Packers undisputed lead back has done wonders for his fantasy value, and he gets a great matchup this week against a Cardinals defense giving up 4.6 yards per carry and 130 yards per game. Jones is a solid RB1 start with tons of upside.

Matchups We Hate:

Josh Rosen (QB, ARI)
Rosen only has 241 total passing yards over the last two games, and despite getting a good matchup against a Packers defense allowing 250 yards and just under two touchdowns per game, can't be trusted in any lineup.

Ricky Seals-Jones (TE, ARI)
Seals-Jones has 14 targets over the last three games (18% share) but has caught only seven for 61 yards. Now he gets a Packers defense giving up the 10th fewest receptions to the position and just 45 yards per game. Hopefully, you have better options.

Aaron Rodgers (QB, GB)
Over the last three games, Rodgers has a 332-yard game sandwiched between a 199-yard and 198-yard games. Now he faces a Cardinals pass defense that allows only 239 yards and just over one touchdown per game. It's hard to bench Rodgers, but you should temper expectations this week.

Jimmy Graham (TE, GB)
Graham overcame a broken thumb and was able to play on Sunday night, but caught only two passes for 34 yards. The Cardinals are stingy against tight ends, allowing the sixth fewest receptions and just 40 yards per game. Far from healthy, Graham can be benched in all formats.

Other Matchups:

David Johnson (RB, ARI)
Johnson has 16 or more carries in four straight games and gets a Packers run defense allowing 4.5 yards per carry and just under 100 yards per game. The Cardinals offense, or lack thereof, limits Johnson's upside but he remains a borderline RB1 in a fine matchup.

Larry Fitzgerald / Christian Kirk (WR, ARI)
Fitzgerald and Kirk each have 16 targets over the last three games (21% share). Fitzgerald has a 10/103/3 stat line over that span while Kirk sports a 9/126/1 line. Both are in play against a Packer secondary that is average against receivers. Fitzgerald and Kirk can be considered WR3 starts.

Davante Adams (WR, GB)
Adams has scored in every game but three and has 60 or more yards in eight. He should have plenty of chances against a Cardinals secondary that ranks right in the middle against receivers. With Rodgers having little trust with any other receiver, Adams should continue to see the bulk of targets and is a weekly must-start.

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Things finally got serious. If you're here, it's only because one of two reasons: 1) you have followed the series all along and want to keep reading just so you don't feel bad with yourself, or 2) you won your first round of the fantasy playoffs and are still on the lookout for the smallest... Read More

Deeper League Free Agent Pickups for Week 15

The first week of the fantasy playoffs is in the books, and hopefully you're still writing another chapter in it. Week 14 was absolutely brutal from an injury perspective, with several big name players getting carted off the field and burying multitudes of fantasy teams in the process. Mike Evans, Calvin Ridley, Devante Parker, Alshon... Read More