Fantasy Football: Week 13 Recap and Week 14 Preview

Graphic by Melanie Egan

By Jacob Denninger
Sports Columnist

Week 12 Stars

-QBs: Joe Flacco (BAL): 29 Pts, 381 Yds, 4 TDs, 1 Int; Andrew Luck (IND): 29 Pts, 278 Yds, 4 TDs, 26 Rush Yds.

-RBs: David Johnson (ARI): 29 Pts, 18 Rush, 84 Yds, 1 TD, 9 Rec, 91 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD; Jordan Howard (CHI): 29 Pts, 32 Rush, 117 Yds, 3 TDs.

-WRs: Golden Tate (DET): 20 Pts, 8 Rec, 145 Yds, 1 TD; Tyler Lockett (SEA): 19 Pts, 5 Rec, 63 Yds, 1 Rush, 75 Rush Yds, 1 Rush TD; Jordy Nelson (GB): 17 Pts, 8 Rec, 118 Yds, 1 TD.

-TEs: Dwayne Allen (IND): 25 Pts, 4 Rec, 72 Yds, 3 TDs. Dwayne Allen had more points than any wide receiver this week due to three touchdowns.

-D/STs: Broncos D/ST (DEN): 16 Pts, 10 PA, 2 Int, 1 FR, 1 Sack, 1 TD.

-Ks: Matt Prater (DET): 5/5 FGs, 1/1 XPs.

Week 12 Busts

-Jason Witten, TE, DAL: Witten got no fantasy points as his franchise record 130 straight games with a reception was snapped.

-Kelvin Benjamin, WR, CAR: Benjamin had just two catches for 18 yards and one fantasy point in a tough week for the Panthers.

-Lamar Miller, RB, HOU: Miller ran for just 22 yards and 2 fantasy points last week.

-Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN: Sanders had just 28 yards receiving for only 2 fantasy points last week.

-Todd Gurley, RB, LA: It’s been a rough season for Gurley. He had just 38 yards on the ground for 3 fantasy points in week thirteen.

-Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR: Stewart has had some great games this season, but he has also had some bad ones. Last week was a bad week for Stewart as the Panthers fell victim to the Seahawks. The Carolina RB had 50 yards, but also a fumble, resulting in 3 fantasy points.

-Greg Olsen. TE, CAR: The third Carolina fantasy star to fall victim to the Panthers’ poor showing in week thirteen, Olsen had just 3 catches for 30 yards and 3 fantasy points.

Week 13 Injury Concerns

-Julio Jones, WR, ATL: Jones suffered a turf toe injury last week. It doesn’t appear to be serious, but he is listed as questionable.

Week 13 Pickups

-Jameis Winston, QB, TB: This season’s eleventh best fantasy QB has a great matchup against New Orleans this week. He’s available in just under 70% of ESPN leagues.

-Kenny Britt, WR, LA: Britt is top-20 wideout owned in just over 60% of ESPN leagues with a great matchup against Atlanta this week. Snatch him up if you can.

-Cameron Brate, TE, TB: Brate is the sixth best tight end in fantasy this year, yet he is owned in just over 50% of ESPN leagues. He has the same good matchup against New Orleans as Winston, his QB, so pick him up if you don’t have one of the top five tight ends.

-Coby Fleener, TE, NO: Fleener has a decent matchup against Tampa Bay this week and is owned in under 65% of ESPN leagues. Pick up this top-10 tight end for this week if you can’t get Brate.

-Dustin Hopkins, K, WSH: Hopkins is tied as this season’s third best kicker, and his matchup this week isn’t terrible. Hopkins should be owned in more than 60% of ESPN leagues, so be the one in your league to help bump that number up.

-Brandon McManus, K, DEN: McManus, like Hopkins, is a kicker owned in much fewer leagues than he should be. The sixth best kicker this season, McManus is just 8 points behind Hopkins, but he has a better matchup this week and is owned in only 36.1% of ESPN leagues. Pick him up.