Week 13 Fantasy Football Pass Targets Winners and Losers
As Borat would say, “Woo Wee, Woo Whaa,” what a week for receivers! Week 13 brought us some dominating performances from wideouts that likely propelled your Fantasy team into the playoffs, or crushed your dreams if you didn’t have them. Josh Gordon set an NFL record for most receiving yards in a two game span with 498 on 24 receptions and while getting in the end zone three times the past two weeks. We saw Alshon Jeffery set Bears' single-game receiving yardage record with 249 yards. And, Gordon and Jeffrey became the 1st two players to have 240 receiving yards on the same day in NFL history, yet they were not the top performing wideout in Week 13. That title would go to Eric Decker, who became the first Broncos player to reel in four touchdown passes in a game for 41 standard league Fantasy Points and 49 in PPR leagues. This is just the tip of the iceberg as we move into this week’s Target Winners and Losers.
Wide Receiver Target Winners
|5 players with 11 targets|
* Harry Douglas with back-to-back games of leading the Falcons in targets, 70-plus yards receiving, and unfortunately no touchdowns. With the return of Roddy White to Fantasy Relevancy with 143 yards receiving, it may make it even easier sledding for Douglas going foward as he may not be the focal point of oppossing defenses. Both Douglas and White should be in your starting lineups as I would not be surprised if both receivers see their touchdown droughts end versus the Packers this week. The Packers have allowed nine receiving touchdowns to receivers over the last five games, and that total would likely have been even higher except for they played the Vikings in one of those games.
* Brian Hartline found the end zone for the first time since Week 3 and has played his way back into a PPR start over the last three weeks.
* Three solid weeks in a row form Anquan Boldin, but has a tough matchup versus the Seahawks this week. Boldin had just one catch on three targets for seven yards in the teams Week Two matchup.
* Guess Julian Edelman's Week 12 peformance was not a fluke as he has posted back-to-back double-digit targets, nine receptions, for 100-plus yards receiving.