Whether it’s from matchups, injuries, or usage trends, there are many reasons why a player may run into trouble in any given week. It is important to try to identify these risks in advance. With four teams in a goodbye (Packers, Panthers, Browns, Titans), you may be forced to play someone on our Week 13 fantasy busts list, but at least you’ll be aware of the circumstances and have the ability. chance to replace that player. . This week, we’re worried about Russell Wilson, Sony Michel, and apparently everyone in the Patriots-Bills game. Players like that this figure gets involved in a lot of Week 13 fantasy decisions to start, sit down, so it’s important to think twice before locking them into their rosters.
As always, even perennial stars can flop in favorable matchups, but it’s hard to call superstars “flops” unless they’re less than 100 percent, really trending down, or having a particularly brutal showdown. Most of the time we stick to naming those who are in the start or sit bubble, not the ones who are just going to have a good but not great week or those who are in more than 90 percent of the exemption leads. . Sometimes you don’t have the depth to bench these players (or you may not agree with our assessments), but at least you will know who is at risk this week. There is nothing worse than being caught off guard by a fantasy fiasco.
WEEK 13 FANTASY: Sleepers | Get started, feel them
In week 12, we correctly identified Alex Collins, Rhamondre Stevenson, Rashod Bateman, Courtland Sutton, CJ Uzomah, Hunter Henry, and the Steelers D / ST as flat busts. Our failures were Myles Gaskin, Tua Tagovailoa, Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham and the Broncos defense. It is true that we became bold there, so we are not surprised by the results.
Overall, we were in the green, so for another solid week to uncover the worrying players.
WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS:
Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker
Week 13 Fantasy Busts: Runners
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs vs. Broncos (Jackson Sparks). Since CEH isn’t as productive in catching play as many expected when he entered the league, he has virtually no solid floor and is realistically reliant on matchups. Outside of the atypical performances of D’Ernest Johnson and Kenyan Drake, Denver has only given up more than 13 fantasy points to Najee Harris and Austin Ekeler. Plus, Edwards-Helaire is far from a workhorse at this point, as Darrel Williams is usually hot on his heels on touches. The lack of guaranteed use and reception of work combined with the tough confrontation makes this a difficult place to trust.
Najee Harris, Steelers vs. Ravens (Vinnie Iyer). You’re starting it in most leagues, but you can’t feel good after the Bengals shut it down and the Ravens just silenced Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
Sony Michel, Rams vs. Jaguars (Matt Lutovsky). With Darrell Henderson caring for a sore quadriceps, fantasy owners will be tempted to initiate Michel even if Henderson is active. Either way, we’re not big fans of the Rams’ wives. Jacksonville has been surprisingly decent against the RBs this year (12th most Fantasy points per game allowed), and Michel has averaged just 3.9 yards per carry on 79 attempts. If you are just starting out, it has advantages, but there are many seatbacks with higher ceilings.
WEEK 13 STANDARD RATINGS:
Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker
Week 13 Fantasy Football Busts: Quarterbacks
Teddy Bridgewater, Broncos @ Chiefs (Sparks). The Chiefs’ season numbers against the quarterbacks are horrible, but early matchups with Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen and Justin Herbert earlier in the year are inflating them. If it’s up to Denver, this will be an intense game script, and with the Kansas City defense playing well lately, it’s hard to trust Bridgewater at Arrowhead under the lights.
Joe Burrow, Bengals vs. Chargers (Iyer). Putting it here could force an improvement game, but the numbers and trends say Cincinnati would be smart to stay heavy with Joe Mixon against a defense that doesn’t give up much to receivers and quarterbacks.
Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. 49ers (Lutovsky). Wilson finished with decent numbers last week thanks to a last-minute desperation campaign, but he still didn’t look good for most of the game. In his three games since returning from a finger injury, he completed just 55.7 percent of his passes for 205 yards / game, two total TDs and two interceptions. He has also managed just 50 rushing yards. The 49ers defense has its problems, but Wilson is an unnecessary risk in a week with many good broadcast options.
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Week 13 Fantasy Football Busts: Wide Receivers
Darnell Mooney, Bears vs. Cardinals (Sparks). Mooney has accumulated more than 120 yards in each of his last two games, but the Cardinals defense is in the top 10 to limit fantasy WRs. Plus, Allen Robinson (hamstring) should be back and Justin Fields (ribs) should be, too. Interestingly, Andy Dalton was better for Mooney’s fantasy hit, and Robinson’s absence at least took some goals away from him. Add in the fact that Arizona is rested after a break, and there are too many factors against Mooney this week.
Kendrick Bourne, Patriots at Bills (Iyer). He finally went big last week to add to his solid season, and there is no Tre’Davious White (knee), but he should be able to do much better in WR3 than force him into this inauspicious spot.
Tee Higgins, Bengals vs. Chargers (Lutovsky). Higgins has a pretty solid floor, so you may not want to sit it down, but before scoring last week, his last TD was in Week 2. Last week also marked the second time in the entire year that he had more than 78 receptions. yards in a game. The Chargers allow the third least amount of FPPG to WR, so if you think you will need big points, you may want to look elsewhere.
Fantasy Football busts from week 13: tight ends
Hunter Henry, Patriots @ Bills (sparks). Henry is a standard league choice of touchdown or bust and has given a touchdown only to Travis Kelce, Logan Thomas and Nick Vannett. Thomas and Vannett scored on garbage time, so we just bet against Henry’s touchdown. With Tre’Davius White (knee) lost for the season, Buffalo’s defensive weakness should be on the perimeter.
Dawson Knox, Bills vs. Patriots (Iyer). The Patriots have come to realize how key Knox has been for Josh Allen – having the corner coverage, safety and linebacker to turn him into someone other than Stefon Diggs, who will see a lot of JC Jackson. It’s a low-end TE1 for that reason.
Zach Ertz, Cardinals @ Bears (Lutovsky). Kyler Murray (ankle) and DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) are expected to return, which isn’t a bad thing for Ertz, but has been hit or miss since joining the Cardinals. He has a decent floor for a tight end, at least in the PPR leagues, but the Bears remain solid against the TEs despite some recent struggles (the seventh fewest FPPGs allowed), so Ertz is mostly TD- or-bust.
Week 13 Fantasy Busts: Defenses
Denver Broncos @ Chiefs (Sparks). We won’t be surprised if Denver has a decent day here, but Andy Ried’s team coming off a break is a dangerous question for a defense. Expect Kansas City to come out with weird packages and formations, and ultimately build on its hot streak.
The Las Vegas Raiders against Washington (Iyer). No, it won’t be a “jackpot, honey.” at home watching the fiery soccer team with a dangerous offense now led by Taylor Heinicke.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Ravens (Lutovsky). At this point, he probably doesn’t need a push to get the Steelers on the bench. This unit is clearly struggling in every phase, a showdown against the Ravens won’t help. Lamar Jackson will not continue to pitch INT like he has in the last two games. Expect a racing-filled game plan with lots of punches and dunks on the field against the outclassed D.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.