Week 13 of the NFL season has a full slate of games, which means plenty of options for daily fantasy football. Who should be in your Week 13 FanDuel lineup?
For the first time in several weeks, every team is in action in Week 13. There are 13 games during the day on Sunday; nine scheduled for 1:00pm ET and four scheduled for 4:00pm ET.
Before we examine Sunday’s matchups, lets take a look back at Week 12’s lineup. The Cleveland Browns defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 35-20 and Nick Chubb had himself a big game. The rookie back carried the ball 28 times for 84 yards and one score. He also caught three passes for 44 yards and one touchdown.
He finished the afternoon with 26.3 fantasy points, third most amongst all backs. Pairing Chubb with Colts running back Marlon Mack was an okay decision, but not the greatest. He compiled 85 yards on the ground, on only 15 carries, but couldn’t find the end zone.
Nearly all four wide receivers from Week 12’s lineup finished with double digit fantasy points. The lone wideout who didn’t was Josh Gordon. Gordon caught five passes for 70 yards and had 9.5 fantasy points.
Meanwhile, Mike Evans caught six passes for 116 yards and D.J. Moore snagged eight receptions for 91 yards. The two receivers combined for 28.4 fantasy points. Week 12’s second best wideout was JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Smith-Schuster led the Pittsburgh Steelers in all receiving categories, despite losing 24-17 to the Denver Broncos. He caught 13 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown. A majority of Smith-Schuster’s production came on his 97-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.
The two weakest parts of last week’s lineup were the Patriots defense and tight end C. J. Uzomah. They combined for only 14.9 fantasy points.
My Week 13 lineup will only include players that are playing on Sunday, minus the Sunday night football game. All fantasy points discussed are based on FanDuel’s scoring system.
Week 12’s top performers at each position:
Quarterback: Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings- 27.38 (Sunday Night)
Running back: Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers- 41.4 & Saquon Barkley, New York Giants- 30.5
Wide receiver: Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys- 34 (Thursday Night); JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers- 31.4 & Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings- 22.5 (Sunday Night)
Tight end: Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts- 19
FLEX: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns- 26.3 & Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars- 24.3
Defense: Baltimore Ravens- 18
Quarterback: Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens- $7,500
The Baltimore Ravens are on a two-game winning streak since making the switch from veteran Joe Flacco to Jackson. In last week’s 34-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders, the rookie quarterback threw his first career touchdown pass.
He finished the game with 178 yards through the air, one touchdown and two interceptions. Jackson added 71 yards on the ground and another score. The rookie finished with 22.2 fantasy points, 9th amongst quarterbacks.
For the second week in a row, Jackson finished with at least 19 fantasy points. In his first start he relied heavily on his legs and scampered out of the pocket 26 times for 119 yards, while attempting 19 passes.
Against Oakland, he ran only 11 times and attempted 25 passes. This week, Jackson has a chance for a big game against the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta has given up 257.7 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, second most in the league.
They have allowed 25 passing touchdowns, tied for second most in the league and over 3,100 yards through the air. In addition, they have given up 205 yards and three scores on the ground to quarterbacks.
Jackson’s versatility makes him a hot commodity in Week 13’s matchups.