This is the Fantasy Football Nerd's look at the best and worst matchups for Week 13 of the 2016 NFL season. Decisions are based upon the FFN rankings and matchup analysis. Given the known conditions, these matchups are the ones to watch and/or avoid.
Please Note: This list does not generally include the elite players that you are going to start regardless of matchup. You don't need us to tell you to start Aaron Rodgers, Rob Gronkowski, or Antonio Brown. Instead, we take a look at other players on your team that we believe either have great matchups or should be avoided for multiple reasons. Factors like opposing defense, performance trending, and peer comparisons may influence our decisions.
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notgrad CommentedDec 1, 2016 11:00 am
I have a TE question here. Iâ€™m locked in for a playoff spot but a win this week gets me a first round bye. Reed is out for me, which leaves me with a few options, Standard Scoring:
L. Green: I could def see him go off with AB taking the top off the defense
McDonald/Kendricks: seem like theyâ€™re reliable targets for their qbs
Vernon Davis: Horrible matchup this week but is a great cuff for the playoffs bc Cousins loves his TEs
Should I play it safe and get a good cuff for Reed ROS or aim higher and get Green/McDonald/Kendricks?
Then I have to drop someoneâ€¦Dixon, Dion Lewis, or (ugh I canâ€™t believe Iâ€™m even thinking this) hopkins?
RBs: Shady, Martin, Gillislee, Dixon, Dion
WRs: Baldwin, Moncrief, Watkins, AJG, Hopkins
Thanks a bunch!
Nerd CommentedDec 1, 2016 11:00 am
If you can play it safe, Davis would be the play, but nobody remembers those who played it safe, right? I like Green.
Don't rush to get rid of Hopkins. Hold onto him. If I'm dropping anyone, it's likely to be Dion Lewis.
RaiderLuv4LIFE CommentedDec 2, 2016 11:00 am
Flex spot? Rawls, M. Thomas or T.west? I have Gore and Howard starting.
Nerd CommentedDec 2, 2016 11:00 am
I like Thomas, Rawls, and West in that order.
Boots-N-Rally'rs CommentedDec 3, 2016 11:00 am
Win and I'm in, lose and i need one the teams below me to lose. I have two questions (1ppr and .25ppc) Vernon Davis or A.Gates as my TE, and either JStew, Tyreke Hill or D. Sproles at my flex? HELP!
Sulfek CommentedDec 4, 2016 11:00 am
I'm tore up this week. I'm in a 120 point matchup for a playoff seat.
WR ty Hilton (injured back?)
WR Michael Thomas
WR Malcom Mitchell
Kik the goat
I want to play booker over dixon but the broncos are running paxton which makes me think we may be playing from behind thus killing the running game.
I want to swap Hilton for Michael Thomas.... Hilton with a back injury scares me.
What are your thoughts?
Nerd CommentedDec 4, 2016 11:00 am
@Boots - I like Davis with Reed out this week even though the rankings say otherwise, and I like Sproles with Mathews out.
@Sulfek - Personally, I'd roll with Booker over Dixon and I'd stay with Hilton over Thomas.
Obviously, if I'm wrong on any of these, please disregard. :-)