Week 13 Players Poised For Big GamesQBsCam Newtonhasn't totaled less than 15.5 fantasy points since Week 7 and he faces the Saints this week, a team that gives up the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed 15 passing touchdowns in their last four games, included five in two straight games. Good news for Tom Brady. Andy Daltonalready got the best of the Browns this season, throwing for three scores. Cleveland hasn't allowed less than two passing touchdowns in a single game since Week 7.**
The best photos of Running Back DeAngelo Williams from the 2015 season thus far.
RBs** DeAngelo Williamshas been superb this season for the Steelers. He gets to face the Colts this week, who give up an average of 20.3 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. The Eagles have given up an average of 29 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs since Week 7. That bodes well for LeGarrette Blount. Though Houston has been stout against the run, the Bills need a big win and LeSean McCoywill do his best to make sure that happens.
Despite A.J. Greenbeing up and down all season, he will face the Browns this week who have allowed close to 40 fantasy points per game in their last four games to opposing wide receivers. If Atlanta wants to make the postseason, they are going to have to win this game. Julio Joneswon't have two bad games in a row, especially against this soft Buccaneers' secondary. The Steelers have allowed at least 250 passing yards in three straight games to opposing wide receiving groups. Step right up, T.Y. Hilton.
TEsDelanie Walkerhas had a great season on a bad team. This week he will face the Jaguars, who have allowed four receiving touchdowns to tight ends in their last three games. The Raiders have allowed a touchdown to an opposing tight end in five of their last six games, which is a good look for Travis Kelce. Greg Olsenwill have another solid outing as he goes up against the Saints, who are last in the league when it comes to fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends.Defense/Special Teams
I can't believe I am saying this, but the Jacksonville Jaguars have a favorable matchup this week against a very bad Tennessee team. The Titans rank dead last, giving up 12 fantasy points per game to opposing defenses/special teams groups. Speaking of last, the Browns are second-to-last when it comes to giving up fantasy points to opposing defenses/special teams groups. They will face the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams have been awful this last month, and this week they face a great Arizona Cardinalsgroup.
Week 13 Players To Avoid
QBsRussell Wilsonhad quite possibly the best game of career last week, but don't let that fool you as he faces a top-five fantasy pass defense in Minnesota. Drew Brees'team isn't what it used to be, and I don't expect him to have much impact as he faces the third-best fantasy pass defense in Carolina. The Chiefs have been rolling, and their pass defense has moved into the top-10, which doesn't bode well for Derek Carr.RBs
We all know how great Frank Gore once was, and we all know he can still turn it on, but the Steelers rank second in fewest fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. Lamar Millerhas been cold as ice, and that will continue this week against a stout Ravens' rush defense. I'm off the Todd Gurleytrain as well as he will face a great Cardinal's rush defense.
WRs* With Ben Roethlisberger's status up in the air, I can't commit toAntonio Brown. Even when Ben played the majority of last week's game, Brown was nowhere to be found.Mike Evans *will struggle against a top-three fantasy pass defense in Atlanta. Don't expectSammy Watkins to see much room as he faces the eighth-best fantasy pass defense in Houston.TEs* Despite a shaky Denver defense when it comes to covering tight ends,Antonio Gates *isn't high on my list this week. Same goes forJason Witten, who goes missing when Tony Romo isn't playing. Besides, the Redskins are a top-five unit when it comes to points allowed to opposing tight ends. Stay away fromCharles Clay this week as well as he faces a strong Texans' defense.Defense/Special Teams* I would stay away from both theSteelers *andColts this week. I expect both teams to score a lot of points. TheRamswere a good group early this season, but haven't done anything this past month, and they will face one of the best offenses in the league, Arizona. I would also avoid theSeahawks **this game. They have been giving up a lot of points as of late.