Fantasy football Player Projections -- Breaking down Week 13
In most fantasy leagues, Week 13 is the final week of the regular season. The time for roster tweaking has long since passed. If you make a wrong move, you could be in for a December of watching your league-mates enjoy the playoffs while you get a jump on your holiday shopping.
So who is the key flex play of the week? Which regular might you want to sit? Find out that and more in our Week 13 projections.
The Dolphins held Newton in check through the air, but his eight carries for 51 yards and a touchdown gave him a nice fantasy day. He's a strong play against a Buccaneers defense that allows the seventh-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.
Manning threw for just 150 yards and two scores against the Patriots last week. The master of adjustments should be ready for his second go-round with the Chiefs.
I've got Dalton penciled in for a huge game against a San Diego defense that allows the sixth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.
The Bears allowed 258 rushing yards to the Rams last week. Peterson could legitimately reach that total by himself on Sunday.
Charles carved up the Chargers as expected and is one of the top options at the position, as always, this week. It'll be interesting to see if the Chiefs have any new offensive wrinkles in thier second matchup in three weeks against the Broncos.
Gore should be in for a huge day against a St. Louis defense that allows the second-most fantasy points per game to running backs.
Johnson had seven receptions for 115 yards last week. He's in line for a big day, even though the Green Bay secondary is back to full strength.
Gordon burned the Steelers for 237 yards and a score last week. He did plenty of damage after Brandon Weeden took over for an injured Jason Campbell, so there's no reason to downgrade him for the quarterback change.
Bryant should feast on a Raiders defense allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.
Graham had five catches for 100 yards and a touchdown last week. Get him going in Week 13.
Gronk is the one Patriot with a clear-cut starring role in the offense, other than Tom Brady, of course.
The Rams have done well against opposing tight ends this year, but that didn't stop Martellus Bennet from having a big game last week. Start Davis with confidence.
Henery is worth a shot in this matchup and could be considered a reliable fantasy kicker for the rest of the season.
The Bills can be stout at times on defense, and that could help make Bryant a worthwhile play this week.
Gostkowski remains as efficient as ever and is tied to an ever-improving offense. Start him with confidence.
The Dolphins didn't play poorly against the Panthers, though their struggles against the run came back to bite them. They are a great play against a terrible Jets offense, however.
Threes were wild for the Ravens last week, as they forced three turnovers, sacked Geno Smith three times and held the Jets to three points. They should be started this week.
The Browns were a total no-show against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers a week ago. The Jaguars present a nice opportunity to bounce back.