Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown for fantasy football Week 13! We will review each of the outside matchups, as well as my 10 favorite matchups in the slot. Then, below the charts in this article, I break down my five absolute favorite matchups to use for DFS purposes. We are on lucky Week 13 and while only two teams are on bye, injuries have really made things difficult. We are just two weeks away from the fantasy playoffs, and lineup decisions have never been more difficult.  This article is also critical for fantasy football DFS players, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups. Follow me on Twitter (@fightingchance) as well!


NFL Week 13 WR-CB Matchup Report

Left WR vs Right CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDK / FD $CornerbackOppMatchup
Drake LondonATL$4700 / $5900Akhello WitherspoonPITRisky
A good defense against Atlanta, a bad defense against Atlanta, it really doesn't matter. London hasn't hit 40 receiving yards since all the way back in Week 6 and although he scored a couple of touchdowns in November, he hasn't had any sort of real impact. The Steelers are a terrible secondary, but there's just no way to play London anymore until there is a change at quarterback. Even as a flex in your season long leagues he's a huge stretch.
Devin DuvernayBAL$4500 / $5500Patrick SurtainCARRisky
This team really just throws the ball to tight ends and runs the ball. That's about it. Duvernay led the wide receivers with five targets, but had just three catches for 23 yards. He now has just 31 receiving yards and five catches combined for the last three weeks, and the matchup gets tough against the Broncos. I don't expect the Ravens to all of a sudden change their philosophy and honestly Duvernay doesn't even belong on rosters in fantasy leagues.
Stefon DiggsBUF$17400 / $15000Jonathan JonesNESafe
It hasn't been vintage Diggs in the last couple weeks but he still came through with eight catches for 77 yards and a touchdown on Thanksgiving day against the Lions. While that is still a really solid fantasy line, I kind of expected even more. The Bills offense has just been off really since Josh Allen's elbow injury. He is still playing well, but I think it could be better. The Patriots have a strong secondary but just gave up 300 yards and three passing touchdowns to Kirk Cousins on Thanksgiving. I expect this one to be lower scoring but Diggs should never be benched in season long leagues and he is the best receiving option for the Thursday night DFS showdown slate for either team.
Chase ClaypoolCHI$3800 / $5500Jaire AlexanderGBModerate
Things are going from bad to worse for the Bears. They missed Justin Fields last week, and then Darnell Mooney suffered a season-ending injury during the game. That will elevate Claypool, who has barely been on the team a month, to the number one receiver spot. The talent is there, but he has struggled since his second year in the league. With the team at 3-9 it makes little sense to rush Justin Fields back, and it seems like it will be another Trevor Siemian week. Claypool has big play ability, but this Bears offense has struggled. However, the Packers defense has struggled even more and they have been guttedn the last two weeks. Claypool could be a sneaky DFS GPP play and I think is a reasonable option for a flex in your season long Week 13 lineups.
Ja'Marr ChaseCIN$7900 / $8900Josh WilliamsKCSafe
He almost played in Week 12, but ultimately was ruled inactive. However, Chase is a sure thing to play in Week 13 and given that extra week off I won't be fading him in his return game. Chase had nine or more targets in every game but one this season and there's no reason to think that won't continue. The Chiefs secondary got a week off last game against a Rams offense with a backup QB and down their two best receivers but they give up the most passing touchdowns in the league. Chase will be an elite play in all fantasy games for Week 13.
Amari CooperCLE$6400 / $7800Steven NelsonHOUSafe
Well, here we go. We've waited all season for the Deshaun Watson return, and this is it. Cooper has been strong all year with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback, better than I could have ever hoped for. You have to believe that Watson will know that Cooper is his bread and butter receiver. There are always changes in preferences in receivers when a new quarterback comes in, but I don't anticipate this being the case with Watson and Cooper. I would not go with the Browns offense this week in DFS but I still feel comfortable with Cooper as a low end WR2 or solid WR3 in season long leagues.
Michael GallupDAL Stephon GilmoreINDModerate
He had his best game of the season and seemed to be very involved in the Cowboys offense on Thanksgivingbut still ended up with five catches for 63 yards without a touchdown. It is a nice 11-point game in full point PPR leagues, but that is his best game of the year. It was a season high in targets, so perhaps Gallup is now fully healthy and ready to be a bigger contributor like we had hoped? The Colts secondary is pretty strong and there are only two teams on bye so you likely have a better option on your roster, but you can do worse than Gallup at your flex for Week 13 and he is a decent option as a pay down receiver for the Sunday night showdown slate.
Courtland SuttonDEN$5500 / $7200Marlon HumphreyBALModerate
This offense is pathetic! The Broncos could only put up 10 points on the Panthers although Sutton still had a pretty decent game with six catches for 75 yards. There is no ceiling here as this team doesn't score and even against Baltimore you can't figure that Denver is going to score too much. Sutton is still a season long league option, especially in PPR leagues, but you can't use this offense for DFS games.
D.J. CharkDET#N/ATyson CampbellJACModerate
After not having a catch on one target in his first game back, Chark was a little more involved on Thanksgiving day where he had five targets. I mean, he still only had two catches, but one was for a touchdown and 16 yards. It is hard to say what we can expect from Chark in the coming weeks, but the Jaguars secondary is very beatable as they have given up 16 passing touchdowns this season, but I can really only trust Chark in a season long league where you are having a receiver or two on bye and maybe an injury.
Christian WatsonGB$5200 / $6500Jaylon JohnsonCHISafe
Things were looking bad for Watson Sunday night, and we couldn't blame him against an elite Eagles secondary, but he broke off a 60 yard touchdown on a short pass where he outran the defense after making the catch. He has just four catches in each of the last three games, but has gone over 100 yards in two of them and has six touchdowns over that span. Surely, this is a streak he can't continue, but he should have a very strong game against a Bears secondary that has been one of the worst in the league in the last month. With them back on the main slate, I still like Watson as a bargain play in all DFS formats and there's no way you can sit him in season long leagues right now.
Brandin CooksHOU$5000 / $6300Denzel WardCLEModerate
The Texans offense didn't fare any better with Kyle Allen at quarterback but Cooks was still at least respectable with five catches for 59 yards. However, he hasn't had even 85 receiving yards in a game and he has scored just once. The Texans offense is going to be a drag no matter who is at quarterback, and while Cooks is still a decent WR3 or flex play in seasonal leagues, there isn't a guy on the team you should even consider for a second for any DFS contest.
Michael Pittman Jr.IND Trevon DiggsDALModerate
He might be the only one, but Pittman has certainly been rejuvenated since Matt Ryan became the quarterback again. He had seven catches for 61 yards and a touchdown on Monday night against the Steelers, and looked like the potentially dominant receiver we know he can be again. The problem is this offense is very low scoring, and even against the Steelers they only put up 17 points. The other problem is they will be on primetime again and facing a solid Cowboys defense on Sunday night. As not many other players move the fantasy needle much on this team, Pittman is a viable option for your Sunday night DFS Showdown slate and he remains a strong WR2 for your season long leagues.
Marvin JonesJAX#N/AJeff Okudah#N/ARisky
Sure, he had the game winning touchdown, but Jones still only had three catches for 22 yards. He hasn't had 50 receiving yards in a game since Week 7 and has had only nine catches in the last four weeks combined. The Lions are a pretty bad secondary, but I still wouldn't trust Jones in any season long or DFS contest.
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKC$4100 / $5800Eli AppleLACRisky
In an odd turn of events, Valdes-Scantling didn't have a boom or bust game in Week 12 against the Rams. He was good for four catches and 56 yards on five targets. He doesn't have many of these middle of the road games, but the Chiefs are dealing with injuries at wide receiver, so his role is a little more defined at the moment. I just have never been a fan of this guy for fantasy purposes. One of his best games of the year was against San Francisco, a game where you'd think he would be bad and then he has a terrible game against the Chargers who are a much weaker secondary. He is impossible to predict. The Bengals are definitely a beatable secondary, and there should be a good amount of passing in this one. I just would prefer other receivers on the team if I was to target someone for a spot in my lineups.
Davante AdamsLV$8700 / $8600Asante SamuelLACSafe
After three straight really strong games, somehow Adams leaves us disappointed with seven catches for 74 yards on 11 targets. That is still 14 fantasy points in a full PPR league, but the day belonged to Josh Jacobs. He still had double digit targets for the fourth straight game and seven or more catches in five of the last six. The Raiders are pushing off of some nice momentum after the upset win over the Seahawks and now welcome the very beatable Chargers secondary to town. Adams started the season with ten catches and 141 yards and a touchdown against them in the season opener and while predicting another huge game like that is tough, I won't be suprised if Adams tops 20 fantasy points in this one. Fire him up in all fantasy formats.
Joshua PalmerLAC$5600 / $6600Rock Ya-SinKCSafe
It was a decent game for Palmer with five catches for 56 yards, but it felt like it should have been more against a suspect (or sus as the kids say) defense in Arizona. Mike Williams didn't practice at all this week, so I am going to go on the assumption that he won't make it out there this week which means Palmer should continue to see near double digit targets. This would be the smash spots of all smash spots for Palmer as his DFS price tag is still very low and he goes against perhaps the worst secondary in the league in Las Vegas. He is an absolute must have in DFS cash games and perhaps GPPs as well and a complete no brainer in any season long league.
Van JeffersonLAR$4800 / $5900Tariq WoolenSEAModerate
Matthew Stafford likely isn't coming back, Allen Robinson is gone, and Cooper Kupp has no business getting back on the field for this team in its current state. That makes Jefferson the number one guy on the team. However, how much does that matter on an offense that can't get anything going? Jefferson did have a touchdown in Week 12, but he also had just three catches for 29 yards. You can have him as your flex in season long leagues, but even that seems like a bit of a reach. The Seahawks secondary has talent even though they don't have the best stats. Jefferson could be used as a flex for your Week 13, but I implore you to look at all of your options before making that call.
Jaylen WaddleMIA$7400 / $7900Charvarious WardSFSafe
This is going to be the ultimate test! The Dolphins offense has been amazing, especially against the pass, while the 49ers defense is the league's best and hasn't given up a point in the second half in four games. Waddle hasn't had under 65 receiving yards since Week 5 against the Jets, so I have a hard time believing that San Francisco is going to be able to shut him down for an entire game. This could be a high scoring affair as the Chiefs whipped on the Niners defense pretty well so I am absolutely starting Waddle in season long leagues, but I would likely look elsewhere for my DFS lineups.
Justin JeffersonMIN$8900 / $8700Sauce GardnerNYJSafe
Take away Week 11 where he had just three catches, and Jefferson would be on an absolute tear. He had nine catches for 139 yards and a score on Thanksgiving against the Patriots and that is now seven of the last eight where he has had 98 receiving yards or more. Is he unstoppable? We will find out this week as the Jets come to town who have one of the better corners in the league in Sauce Gardner. If you believe in Jefferson, this could be a great DFS week for him as many will likely shy away from the matchup. Personally, I don't think that Jefferson can be stopped and I feel good about him in all fantasy sormats as only twhree teams have kept him under 50 receiving yards all season long.
DeVante ParkerNE$8400 / $8000Tre'Davious WhiteBUFRisky
He did have 80 yards on Thanksgiving, but I am not a fan of the volume here as he was only targeted four times. He did catch them all, but Parker hasn't exactly been a focal point of the Patriots passing game. They also threw the ball a lot on Thankgiving and he still only had four targets. He has the highest ceiling out of any of the Patriots outside receivers if you are looking for someone different for the Thursday night DFS showdown slate, but I still like Jakobi Meyers better for the DFS game and Parker is a lower end flex option for your Week 13 season long lineups.
Chris OlaveNO Carlton DavisTBSafe
This kid is just really impressive. The hands, the route running, the speed, he appears to have the total package. He had five catches for 62 yards in Week 12 against the 49ers and honestly should have had more as a catch he secured was somehow ruled incomplete. I'm a 49ers fan and I thought it was a catch! But anyway. Olave has really caught the eye of fantasy players and there's no reason he shouldn't finish the year with great numbers even with crappy quarterback play as the Saints really don't have many other options at wide reciever. He had five catches for 80 yards in Week 2 against the Bucs and the Saints receiving group was healthier then and I expect an even better game this week. I feel confident about Olave in both season long and he will be very heavily played in the Monday night DFS showdown slate.
Darius SlaytonNYG$5100 / $6200Kendall FullerWASModerate
With Wan'Dale Robinson gone for the year, there really isn't any one else that the Giants can rely on. He had three catches for 63 yards on Thanksgiving, and nearly had a touchdown but was down at the one. He has just three catches in three of the last five games as the Giants aren't a high powered passing offense, but Slayton has had over 60 receiving yards in four straight. The Commanders are one of the worst pass defenses in football and I like Slayton as a season long flex and he is also a worthy bargain option in DFS GPP contests.
Garrett WilsonNYJ$5300 / $6600Patrick PetersonMINSafe
So wait, with a decent quarterback the Jets receivers CAN PLAY????? Who knew! With Mike f'ing White under center, Wilson had a great game with five catches for 95 yards and a touchdown in very poor playing conditions in New York in Week 12. Well, I think you can guarantee that White gets another start this week against the Vikings who gave up a ton to New England on Thanksgiving, but also have extra time to get ready for this one. Wilson has been the Jets best receiver all season long, and with White at quarterback I expect the offense to do well again this week and weather won't be an issue in the dome in Minnesota. Wilson is a strong WR2 in season long leagues and a definite option in all formats of DFS contests.
A.J. BrownPHI$7800 / $8100Kristian FultonTENSafe
It was a bit of a down game for Brown last week as he had just four catches for 46 yards and lost a fumble on Sunday night against the Packers. His night was saved as he was able to find a second half touchdown. He now hasn't topped 60 receiving yards in four straight contests, and has only scored twice over that span. I've been trashing the Titans secondary for most of the season in this column, but they have improved of late. They also have played a couple of weak passing teams in two of the last three weeks and while it took a while, Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins eventually got theirs. I think some might shy away from Brown with his down production of late and the Titans looking better but I'm going to dive into that and I like him in DFS contests this week and as always he is a start in season long leagues.
Diontae JohnsonPIT$5200 / $6500A.J. TerrellATLModerate
The middling performances continue as Johnson had five catches for 49 yards on eight targets on Monday night and still hasn't scored a touchdown. He ALMOST scored this week and had an end zone target that I really thought he should have caught. It wasn't the most egregious drop I've ever seen, but it was like a magic spell was cast on his hands at the last minute and he was unable to hang out. He has a great matchup this week against the Falcons, but Johnson has disappointed in plus matchups before. He has become a DFS pariah you shouldn't touch, but with his reliable floor of eight to twelve fantasy points, in full PPR you should still start him in your flex spot and hope for that elusive touchdown some day.
Deebo SamuelSF$6600 / $6800Xavien HowardARISafe
The hammy is clearly still an issue as Samuel spent more time on the turf and the sidelines trying to work out whatever pain he is having during the team's Week 12 game. He did finish the contest, but had just three catches for 43 yards and had a sweet 20+ yard run called back with a hold. I think given the plethora of weapons, the 49ers are trying to keep Deebo's workload manageable in games that they are able to do so and not risk a loss. This week should be a track meet as the Dolphins are one of the higher flying offenses, but their defense is just middle of the road. The injury to Elijah Mitchell could get Deebo a few more carries than he has been getting lately, but overall I would imagine that his volume should remain fairly steady. The team is going to need him and I see an easy path to him having a big game in this one, it is just health that holds me back from loading up DFS lineups with him. Regardless of his struggles the past month, there is no way I sit him in season long leagues.
DK MetcalfSEA$6700 / $7600Jalen RamseyLARSafe
It was a big game for Metcalf in the Seahawks shootout with the Raiders as he had 11 catches for 90 yards although he didn't score for the second straight week. It is still quite hard to argue about 20 fantasy points though. Metcalf has averaged ten targets over the last four games and has given 13+ fantasy points in all four. Surprisingly, this is the first game against the Rams this season, and while the Los Angeles defense is still solid, it is hard to see their effort being up to the challenge the way the team has gone into the crapper. It is on the road, but I still think that Metcalf is in for another good game as the Rams have certainly lost their teeth and could have given up much more to the Chiefs but it felt like a pity party. You might be able to find better options at the price for DFS contests, but Metcalf remains a must start in season long leagues.
Mike EvansTB Marshon LattimoreNOModerate
Once a fantasy stalwart, we have to wonder what in the world is going on with Mike Evans? He is still getting solid volume as he has averaged over ten targets a game over the last five, but he hasn't topped 55 receiving yards in three weeks and hasn't scored since alllllllllll the way back in Week 4! I mean you can't sit this guy, but what do you do? I don't know if Marshon Lattimore is going to play this week, I've thought he was going to for weeks but hasn't yet, although reports last week were that he was going to return for this game. Evans had just three catches for 61 yards in Week 2 against the Saints and you just have to keep Evans out there and hope he gets right. In a Monday showdown slate where Chris Godwin will be highly played, perhaps Evans is the key to differentiating your lineup some as he is likely to be much lower played given his recent struggles.
Robert WoodsTEN$4300 / $5600Darius SlayPHIRisky
So it looks like the answer last week was that the Packers secondary isn't that good. There was some hope for optimism when Woods had a strong game against the Packers, but he was right back to his ineffective self with two catches and 16 yards against the Bengals. Woods still tied for the most targets on the team, which is encouraging, but he has now topped 40 receiving yards just once since Week 3. The Eagles secondary is elite and Woods should not be trusted in any fantasy format.
Terry McLaurinWAS$5800 / $6900Fabian MoreauNYGModerate
It has been a couple of off games in a row for McLaurin and honestly in three of the last four he hasn't topped 60 receiving yards. The initial bump that McLaurin got when Taylor Heinicke became the quarterback is really gone. He had just four catches for 48 yards against a suspect Falcons secondary and although the Giants secondary has suffered several injuries, I still have a hard time trusting McLaurin to go off in a big way. He certainly is a solid option in season long leagues though as I find it very hard to believe you have three receivers better than him on your roster.
Right WR vs Left CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Olamide ZaccheausATL$3600 / $5500Levi WallacePITModerate
He had a season high five catches for a season high 91 yards on a season high eight targets. In fact, that was double the targets that he had in any game this season. However, it was a really easy matchup against the Commanders, and this is another cupcake against the Steelers. If you are desperate and not dropping anyone important I can see you picking up Zaccheaus for your flex spot and he could be a seriously cheap dart throw in DFS GPPs.
Demarcus RobinsonBAL$4000 / $5700Damarri MathisDENModerate
He was great in Week 11, but came crashing back to Earth in a huge way with just one catch on four targets for 17 yards agains the Jaguars, and the team scored a bunch of points in the second half. To me, Robinson is the receiver to have on the team if anyone is going to have production outside of the running backs and Mark Andrews, but this isn't going to be an easy matchup against the Broncos and Robinson should be on fantasy benches for Week 13.
Gabe DavisBUF$12000 / $11000Jalen MillsNEModerate
After a couple strong weeks, it wasn't the best Thanksgiving for Davis who came up with four catches for 38 yards. He hasn't scored in two weeks, and Davis needs a touchdown to have a strong fantasy day at this point. New England's secondary hasn't been elite lately, but Davis is nothing more than a WR3 or a flex in season long leagues and honestly an expensive dart throw for the Thursday showdown slate.
Byron PringleCHI$3000 / $5000Rasul DouglasGBRisky
He did score on Sunday against the Jets, but Pringle was targeted just twice and caught both of them for 12 yards. He had some good games back in his time in Kansas City, but this Bears offense is miles away from the Chiefs. No matter who the quarterback is, I don't see Chicago having a huge offensive day even against the Packers and while Pringle has some talent, I am still not colose to trusting him in any fantasy format.
Tee HigginsCIN$7200 / $8300Trent McDuffieKCSafe
He really feasted with Chase out of the lineup, but he sure had his fair share of good games with the other Bengals stud receiver on the field so I wouldn't let Chase's return make you shy away from Higgins. His target share is sure to go down a little, but there's no way that Joe Burrow is going to just shy away from him. The Chiefs are one of the weaker secondaries in football, but in fairness to them, their opponents are always playing from behind. I love Higgins in both season long and DFS games for Week 13.
Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE$4900 / $6100Derek StingleyHOUModerate
As noted with Amari Cooper, this will be the week that Deshaun Watson returns. This change is coming right as Peoples-Jones had his worst game since Week 3 with two catches for 16 yards. Peoples-Jones has some good deep speed that has gone completely unused with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. I don't know how sharp Watson will be in his first game in almost two years and what his comfort level will be with DPJ and I would likely shy away from him in Week 13.
Noah BrownDAL Isaiah RodgersINDRisky
Dallas had such a condensed offense, especially in the passing game, that only two wide receivers even were targeted on Thursday, and Brown wasn’t one of them. I do expect him to be a little more involved in Week 13, but Brown hasn’t shown much since early in the season and it would be a surprise if he all of a sudden reverted back to a fantasy relevant role against the Colts and is even a long shot for the Sunday night DFS showdown slate.
Kendall HintonDEN$3600 / $5400Marcus PetersBALModerate
K.J. Hamler is still not practicing, and Hinton has tried to take advantage of it. He did have five catches on nine targets but they were good for just 35 yards. You have to love the usage, but this offense is just so bad that it is hard to trust anyone really. I suppose Hinton isn't the worst dart throw in the hope that he scores a touchdown or a desperation flex if you have players hurt or on bye.
Kalif RaymondDET$3900 / $5400Tre HerndonJACRisky
As the team is getting more healthy at wide receiver, Raymond continues to have a limited role on the offense. He had four catches on Thanksgiving but for the fourth straight game he had less than 50 receiving yards. Raymond finished with 35 yards in that game, and while he has shown solid efficiency (30 catches on 44 targets), he doesn't have a fantasy relevant stat line. The Lions have a low key high scoring game ahead with the Jaguars, but there's no reason to trust that Raymond will have any really good game here.
Allen LazardGB$5400 / $6400Kindle VildorCHIRisky
He is dealing with a shoulder injury, but Lazard hasn't scored since Week 9 and he's had more than five catches just twice all season. The Packers offense has been scuffling all year long and Lazard has just 126 receiving yards in the last three weeks. He gets a great matchup against the Bears, whose offense just gave up a huge game to Mike White and the Jets in terrible weather conditions and has been getting crushed on the reg. Lazard is a fairly strong flex play at worst in season long leagues although I prefer his younger, more explosive teammate in DFS contests.
Nico CollinsHOU$4200 / $5800Martin EmersonCLEModerate
He has gotten an uptick in production lately and has had 26 targets in the last three weeks, but Coolins still hasn't topped 50 receiving yards since Week 5. The 16 catches in the last three weeks makes him a decent flex option if you are in a full point PPR league, but the upside of any real scoring for Collins has been capped by their terrible quarterback play.
Alec PierceIND Anthony BrownDALRisky
What started out so solid has gone completely to hell since the Colts benched Matt Ryan. Pierce had three strong games in the beginning, but did nothing with Sam Ehlinger, and has less of a role now with Matt Ryan back as he had no catches for the second time in three weeks on Monday against the Steelers. If you are considering him in DFS you must have a rabbits foot in your pocket and a horseshoe where the sun doesn't shine. His value is near zero right now.
Zay JonesJAX$4900 / $6400Mike Hughes#N/ASafe
It was a second strong game for Jones and his best of the season with 11 catches for 145 yards against the Ravens. He still hasn't scored since September 25th, but Jones has had 14+ fantasy points in full-PPR leagues the last two weeks and seems to be becoming the preferred receiver on the team with his 24 targets. With a pillow soft matchup against the Lions secondary, you have to love Jones for a flex option at worst and a nice bargain option in both cash and GPP contests for DFS.
Skyy MooreKC$3100 / $5300Cam Taylor-BrittLACModerate
He still hasn't been impressive, but you can't overlook the fact that the rookie has had six targets in each of the last two games. That being said, they have been good for just 99 receiving yards in those two games, but he is building a rapport with Patrick Mahomes and has been very efficient as he has caught ten of those 12 targets. It might be too soon to trust him yet, but the underlying signs of a good game are coming. If you are a real high roller you can trust him in a DFS GPP as a real bargain option in a game that is sure to be waged through the air in the hopes that this is Moore's breakout. He should probably be picked up in season long leagues at this point, but you likely have more reliable options to trust in your starting lineups just yet.
Mack HollinsLV$4600 / $5900Michael DavisLACModerate
With half the pass catchers on IR, that has opened up some more opportunity for Hollins and he has ten catches for 115 yards in the last two weeks and he scored in Week 12 against Seattle. As long as the team is without Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller, there aren't too many other options for Derek Carr to throw to out there and Hollins should continue to see an uptick in usage. However, his production is very unpredictable, and even the big games aren't huge. He had just one catch against the Chargers in Week 1, but the team was fully healthy then. If you are looking for eight to twelve points from a flex spot in your season long leagues, you can do worse than Hollins as that is more than likely what he will bring you.
DeAndre CarterLAC$3900 / $6200Sam Webb#N/AModerate
He does have a touchdown in two of the last three weeks, and Carter surprisingly led the team in targets with ten. Considering he had just seven in the previous two weeks combined, I am not sure that we should expect that type of volume to continue for the Chargers receiver. He certainly is forming more of a rapport with Justin Herbert, but I still think there are definitely two more talented than him and more dynamic as well. The Raiders secondary is completely awful so I could see an argument for throwing a DFS dart at Carter or putting him in your flex, but personally I feel that would be chasing last week's points and will leave you disappointed.
Ben SkrowanekLAR#N/AMichael Jackson#N/ARisky
He had a couple decent games through the season, but this Rams offense has imploded due to injuries and there are just some small scraps of production to hope for. Skrowanek isn't it. He had just two catches for five yards in Week 12 against the Chiefs, and I expect him to finish in the four to six fantasy point range for the rest of the season. Leave him on the waiver wire where he belongs.
Trent SherfieldMIA$3300 / $5100Demmodore LenoirSFRisky
He has had five targets in back to back games, but this Miami pass game runs through their two stars and there isn't enough there for anyone else to be fantasy relevant on a consistent basis. Sherfield does have 96 yards combined in the last two weeks, but he isn't someone to count on and this is a really tough matchup. I feel like I've already written too much for a guy who hasn't been a fantasy player all season long.
Adam ThielenMIN$5000 / $6300D.J. ReedNYJModerate
This year has been a struggle for Thielen as he was once a reliable source of touchdowns but scored just his third of the season on Thankgiving. It was a season-high nine catches last Thursday for Thielen to go with 61 yards and that score in his finest game of the year. It was also his only game with double digit targets. I don't expect a repeat performance in Week 13, and as much as I don't like the Jets, they do have a strong defense. You can use him at your flex and hope that he can get as much volume as he did last week, but even then you are crossing your fingers and hoping.
Nelson AgholorNE$7200 / $6500Dane JacksonBUFRisky
He did have six catches for 65 yards and a touchdown on Thanksgiving, but Agholor's eight targets in the game were more than his previous five games combined. His production also came from Jakobi Meyers being in and out of the game. When the offense is running right, Mac Jones doesn't throw the ball 39 times. Even if Jakobi Meyers does miss this game against the Bills, I still think last week was an outlier for Agholor and I don't think he should be trusted in season long lineups. He could possibly be a dart throw in the Thursday night showdown slate, but he isn't someone I will be focusing on.
Jarvis LandryNO Jamel DeanTBRisky
The Saints offense was contained all game against the 49ers, and they ended up not scoring any points despite being in the red zone several times. None of the other receivers have really stood out all year. Landry was the second most targeted wide receiver, but he still had just two catches for 20 yards on four targets. He hasn't had more than three catches and hasn't reached 40 receiving yards since his return from injury and I wouldn't trust him in any fantasy format this week. If I needed a dart throw for Monday night's DFS contest i would prefer Rashid Shaheed who has more speed and more chances of making a big play than an aging retread like Landry.
Richie JamesNYG#N/ABenjamin St. Juste#N/ARisky
He has found the end zone in each of the last two games, but James has just nine targets and 89 receiving yards combined in those games. The Giants pass offense is just decimated by injuries and poor play as Wan'Dale Robinson is out for the season and Kenny Golladay wasn't even targeted on Thanksgiving. With just two teams on bye I think you should be able to do better than James in your season long lineups even in a great matchup against Washington.
Corey DavisNYJ$4100 / $5500Akayleb EvansMINRisky
It wasn't much of a return to the lineup for Davis after he hadn't played since Week 7 as he had just one catch for nine yards against the Bears. The weather conditions weren't great, but I also think that Davis is easily third on the target priority when the Jets have a decent quarterback under center. He will likely do better in Week 13, but I still think that Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore have more of a celing for production and I would keep Corey Davis on fantasy benches for this coming week.
DeVonta SmithPHI$6200 / $6800Roger McCrearyTENSafe
His four catches for 50 yards wasn't a bad night for Smith, but considering he had nine targets and dropped a couple he should have caught, this game could have been more. He now has 26 targets in the last three weeks and has eight or more in four of the last five weeks, so his volume isn't the issue. The Titans secondary is improving, but still is far from one of the league's best. I probably like A.J. Brown more in DFS contests, but I wouldn't totally shy away from Smith either. Roger McCreary has a 106.5 quarterback rating against and gave up the Bengals one passing touchdown last week. Smith is still a no brainer start for me in season long leagues and is a friendly priced option in DFS contests.
George PickensPIT$5100 / $6700Rashad FentonATLModerate
His inconsistency of making catches continued as he made one really great catch and dropped a couple he probably should have had, but Pickens still finished with three catches for 57 yards and tacked on a two point conversion for good measure. He certainly is the ceiling play on this offense as he is the only one with big play ability, the only issue is that consistency I spoke about. He has had six targets in each of the last two games after a couple where he was under five, but I'd still love to see the volume rise even more. The Falcons secondary is awful, and I think Kenny Pickett could have a good game here. Pickens will once again be a very attractively priced option in DFS contests and could be a solid bargain option and given his upside I would definitely start him in season long leagues as well.
Brandon AiyukSF$6100 / $6700Keoin CrossenMIASafe
His strong season continues as Aiyuk had five catches for 65 yards against the Saints and hasn't returned less than double digit fantasy points in full PPR leagues since Week 5 in Carolina. He has become a very reliable target for Jimmy Garoppolo both in the short passing game and farther down the field. Aiyuk has also been scoring at an adequate clip, and I expect this to be a game that involves a lot of passing against Miami. I am thinking that this could be one of his better games of the year, and I feel good about Aiyuk and the Niners offense in Week 13 in both season long and DFS games.
Tyler LockettSEA$6000 / $7400Derion KendrickLARSafe
He scored for the fourth straight game, but Lockett also had just three catches for the second straight outing. He still gave you 15 fantasy points and was targeted seven times, but I was hoping for more in an easy matchup against the Raiders. The matchup will get tougher, in theory, against the Rams but they are sliding in defensive rankings as the season goes on. Lockett isn't quite getting enough attention to warrant my consideration for DFS contests as I would go with Metcalf there, but Lockett is still a solid WR3 or at worst a flex spot in season long leagues for Week 13.
Julio JonesTB Paulson AdeboNORisky
He continues to be decent as Jones had 40 receiving yards on three catches and a 15 yard run, but that still falls short of ten fantasy points even in full PPR leagues. He hasn't had more than five targets in any game this year, and (shocker) was injured the first time the Bucs played the Saints. There are only two teams on bye so I have to imagine that you have three or four better receiving options on your team outside of Jones that are getting more targets and have an easier matchup as the Saints look to be getting back into shape a little in the secondary.
Treylon BurksTEN$4600 / $6100James BradberryPHIModerate
OK, this kid is looking like the real deal! A week after topping 110 receiving yards, Burks was solid again versus the Bengals with four catches for 70 yards and even had a touchdown although that was recovering a fumble from Derrick Henry and not a direct result of one of his catches. Burks has a really tough matchup this week against the Eagles, and while I think he will be solid most weeks, I am concerned about him in Week 13. I would still give him a start in my season long leagues as he is easily the most talented receiver on the squad.
Jahan DotsonWAS$3700 / $5600RoDarius WilliamsNYGRisky
Even in a great matchup, the Commanders pass offense isn't good enough for multiple receivers to be fantasy relevant, and even some weeks Terry McLaurin comes up short. Dotson has great touchdown upside, but was targeted just once last week against the Falcons. The Giants will offer a much tougher secondary, and Dotson, or any other receiver not named McLaurin on the Commanders offense won't be worth a damn for fantasy.

Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 13.

Slot WR vs Slot CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Tyreek HillMIA$8800 / $9000Jimmie WardSFSafe
He had six catches for 85 yards in Week 12, and he didn't play the fourth quarter with cramps. The past couple weeks have been a little down by Hill's standards, but those are pretty damn lofty standards! He always tortured the 49ers when he was on the Chiefs as they struggled to deal with his speed. I know that past years don't mean much as team's change, but Hill is just a gamebreaker and there aren't many guys like him in the league. I expect the game to be high scoring and lots of passing to be done in this one. The 49ers defense has been incredibly stingy with points and this one is in San Francisco, but I still expect Hill to have over 100 yards in this one and if he found the end zone I wouldn't be the least bit surprised. Even in what seems like a tough matchup he is absolutely in play in DFS contests and is never a doubt in season long leagues.
CeeDee LambDAL Kenny MooreINDSafe
He should have had a touchdown on Thanksgiving but still finished with six catches and 106 yards against the Giants on 11 targets. That is two games out of the last three that he has had over 100 receiving yards. He is also averaging just over ten targets a game over the last three games. Lamb has been a little up and down lately, but is definitely the number one receiver on the team. The Colts are a fairly strong secondary and I might not feature Lamb in many DFS lineups but he is a season long stalwart.
Amon-Ra St. BrownDET$7100 / $8000Darious WilliamsJACSafe
This guy is on an absolute roll lately! He had nine catches for 122 yards and a touchdown on Thanksgiving and has 26 catches in the last three weeks. The Lions are getting healthy at wide receiver with D.J. Chark and Josh Reynolds are back, but St. Brown is the main attraction here. Williams allows over 12 yards per catch, which is high for the slot and St. Brown is absolutely going to get his. The Lions are on a roll right now as a team even if the Bills did beat them and I love St. Brown in both season long and DFS contests for Week 13.
Chris GodwinTB Chris HarrisNOSafe
After not scoring in the first nine weeks, Godwin has found the end zone in back to back games, and is on an absolute tear right now! He had 12 catches for 110 yards against the Browns in Week 12 and now has 18 grabs for 181 yards in the last two weeks. The assignment doesn't get a lot tougher this week against the Saints who played well last week against the 49ers, but Jauan Jennings had one of his best games of the season out of the slot. If Harris plays defense like that again this week, Godwin is going to ball out! He will be highly played, but almost certainly worth it on the Monday night showdown slate and he has been a must start all season long as he has had fewer than six catches in a game just once all year
Keenan AllenLAC$6500 / $7700Amik RobertsonLVSafe
He hasn't played a lot this eason, but he has stayed healthy for two straight weeks and is an absolute smash spot for Week 13. Allen had five catches for 49 yards last week against the Cardinals and faces an even softer secondary in Week 13 against the Raiders who have just been slaughtered all season long. Allen had four catches for 66 yards against them in Week 1, but Las Vegas has faded on defense as the season has gone on, and the Chargers are either going to be without Mike Williams or he will be far from 100%. Allen is a great option in both season long and DFS contests for Week 13.
Christian KirkJAX$6300 / $7500Will HarrisDETSafe
It was a disappointing game after the bye as Kirk had just four catches for 46 yards against the Ravens. You still have to love the volume as he still had nine targets, but the production is certainly disappointing. The Lions have been getting beaten out of the slot regularly and I love Kirk in season long leagues and more in DFS GPPs where many might shy away from him after the Week 12 letdown.
Jakobi MeyersNE$10800 / $11500TAron JohnsonBUFModerate
Considering he was in and out of the game last Thursday with a shoulder injury, Meyers game line of three catches for 62 yards against the Vikings wasn't that bad. We have to keep an eye on him this week, but the early reports were the injury isn't a long-terrm problem. He is definitely the most reliable receiver on the team, and as long as he is healthy he should be in your lineups. You'd love to see him score more, but the offense is limited by the quarterback and they like to throw a lot. The Bills secondary has been more porous than they probbably should be and he is a decent option for the Thursday showdown slate as well as any season long Week 13 lineups.
Elijah MooreNYJ$3700 / $5700Chandon SullivanMINModerate
It wasn't a huge day for Moore as he had only two targets and two catches, but he made the most of them as he had 64 yards and his first touchdown of the season! Funny what happens when you have a competent quarterback under center. Hell, the weather wasn't even good and he still had a good day. As long as Mike White is under center, Moore becomes a fantasy receiver that you can play. He might still be a little risky for DFS purposes considering he still only had two targets, but his price tag is still very enticing and I can see you going with Moore against a secondary that gave up a butt load of points and yards to the Patriots on Thanksgiving. Garrett Wilson is the more reliable play, but Moore is still good to go and should be in your Week 13 lineups.
JuJu Smith-SchusterKC$5700 / $6900Mike HiltonCINModerate
He was fairly limited in his first game back from a concussion and finished with three catches on three targets for 38 yards. Smith-Schuster certainly didn't play his normal complement of snaps, and that honestly should have been expected after that brutal hit he took against the Jaguars. I expect his usage to be ramped up more in Week 13, but I still don't know that I think he will see 80-90% of snaps in this one. However, the Bengals secondary is not overly strong, and Hilton allows two of three passes at him to be caught. I want to see Juju's usage get back to a much higher level before I trust him for DFS games, but I still absolutely start him in your Week 13 season long leagues.
Parris CampbellIND DaRon BlandDALModerate
It was certainly a down game for Campbell on Monday night as he had just two catches for 14 yards, although it certainly looked like he was interfered with on the game's final play. Not that it would have added to his fantasy box score, just pointing out facts. He gets a matchup against a pretty solid Cowboys defense, but Bland has allowed 87% of balls his way to be caught this season and has been pushed into more work with the loss of Jourdan Lewis. The Colts offense will have to look like the team in the second half of Monday's game and not the first half, but if they can play a full game like that Campbell will be worth a roster spot on the Sunday night DFS Showdown slate and perhaps even a flex shot on your Week 13 seasonal lineups.


Tyreek Hill vs. Jimmie Ward

I’m not concerned about the cramps from last week at all, and I’m only mildly concerned about how good the 49ers defense is. Hill is just another kind of player. He is averaging 112 yards per game, you would just like to see more than four touchdowns at this point. He has slate breaking talent and although it isn’t a great matchup, I just can’t see San Francisco containing him all game. It might not be a seven to nine catch game, but I feel a 100-yard game with a touchdown coming. This is the highest total game of the weekend and there’s sure to be a lot of passing and the Dolphins only throw it mostly to two guys. Give me the one with the bigger stats this season. 

A.J. Brown vs. Kristian Fulton

Yes, the Titans secondary has been better of late. However, Tee Higgins still had a great game last week and the two games before that were the Packers and Broncos, not exactly offensive powerhouses and Christian Watson had two scores and Courtland Sutton still had a solid game. The number one guy on teams are still having good DFS games against the Titans, and I feel like people will be shying away from Brown some considering the matchup and he didn’t have a great game Sunday night. Let’s lean right into the opposite of both narratives and watch Brown have one of his signature games in Week 13. And don’t forget that revenge game narrative for those of you who are into that sort of thing!


Tee Higgins vs. Trent McDuffie

The Chiefs secondary got a real breather last week against what is left of the Rams, but I’m going after this game as another high scoring affair. Yes, Ja’Marr Chase is back, but I wonder if he is QUITE 100% and that also means the defense won’t be able to key on Higgins quite as much. Plus, the dude is just a physical specimen as he just takes balls away from defenders in the air as he did last week against the Titans. People are going to be all giddy about Chase and the Chiefs are allowing an average of two passing touchdowns per week. I don’t see a way that Higgins doesn’t score on Sunday. 

Christian Kirk vs. Will Harris

The Zay Jones hype train is in full effect, and for good reason, but let’s not forget who the alpha on this receiving group has been all season long. Kirk has seven touchdowns in 11 games, and five games over 75 receiving yards. The Lions are allowing the fourth most passing yards and the sixth most passing touchdowns this season. Let everyone flock to Zay Jones, who I also think will have a good game, but give me Kirk to fly the highest. 

Bargain Bin

Garrett Wilson vs. Patrick Peterson

This is a great play on both sites, but apparently DraftKings really missed the Jets game last week and probably missed the Vikings defense on Thanksgiving. Mike White looked like Broadway Joe Namath in the rain of New York while the Vikings almost allowed Mac Jones to throw for 400 yards. Garrett Wilson is the most targeted receiver on the Jets, and he had two scores last week with nearly 100 yards. I expect New York to throw a bunch again this week with a questionable running game and for Wilson to be the guy who has the best game again. 

Christian Watson vs. Jaylon Johnson

Let’s do a bonus bargain pick and again this one is a little more focused on DraftKings. I gotta get some exposure to this game as the Bears secondary has been awful and lost safety Eddie Jackson to injury last week which should make matters worse. Watson has huge big play ability as we saw on Sunday night, and there is really no other receiver that commands a huge target share so I expect him to have another great game. The Packers offense hasn’t been great by any standards, but regardless of that Watson has been on a roll and let’s keep riding the wave. 

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.


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