DRAFT Rankings for NFL Week 13

DRAFT Rankings for NFL Week 13
Rank Player POS TEAM Notes
1 Christian McCaffrey RB CAR I’d consider taking him here “chasing points” but the opponent is Tampa Bay and they are the worst defense in the NFL right now.
2 Todd Gurley RB LAR Nursing a rolled ankle injury and having been a disappointment in two out of three games going into the bye. If it wasn’t for the prime matchup against the Lions I would’ve dropped him lower.
3 Saquon Barkley RB NYG He’s stuck predictable offense running against one of the best rushing defenses in the NFL.
4 Ezekiel Elliot RB DAL Pretty much the same story as Barkley, but with a better chance for his passing game to open things up for him. Dak Prescott vulturing TDs is a knock on his numbers.
5 Kareem Hunt RB KC His value goes up if you are stacking the Chiefs this week, but on his own, his floor is lower than the rest of the top-five RBs.
6 Aaron Jones RB GB The Cardinals are soft against the run, so if the Packers offense can get going, he will be in line for solid RB1 production.
7 Julio Jones WR ATL Looking at a potential game-flow nightmare against a Ravens team that doesn’t air it out enough.
8 Michael Thomas WR NO If only he would reliably see more targets each week…seven last week and four before don’t inspire much confidence on the road this week in Dallas.
9 James Conner RB PIT Ever since Le’Veon Bell decided not to report for the season, Conner’s production has gone straight into the toilet. A home game against an improving Chargers D is a shot at redemption.
10 Austin Ekeler RB LAC With Gordon out, Ekeler is a plug-and-play backup who should see Gordon’s touches.
11 Tyreek Hill WR KC Big-play potential against an opponent that has clearly given up for the year.
12 Adam Thielen WR MIN All the man does is draw targets from his QB (124 on the season). The only real downside to his production is Belichick’s ability to take away a team’s best player on offense.
13 Alvin Kamara RB NO Has had a steady drop-off in production for three weeks and is up against a Cowboys team playing for a playoff spot.
14 David Johnson RB ARI The Cardinals are having a tough time scoring and that’s keeping D.J.’s production at a standstill. A road game at Green Bay doesn’t provide a favorable game script.
15 DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU Deshaun Watson discovered Demaryius Thomas last week and now Nuk is up against the NFL’s best rookie CB.
16 Davante Adams WR GB The only Packers WR you should consider taking on DRAFT. He’s the only reliable target on a team that should have a better passing game than what it has shown this season.
17 Antonio Brown WR PIT Dropping like a rock on DRAFT, AB is still a good WR2 option Ben Roethlisberger is a better QB at home.
18 Keenan Allen WR LAC A steady WR option with a limited ceiling. He just churns out 15 NFL fantasy points a week.
19 Odell Beckham Jr. WR NYG Let’s be real… the Giants are tanking and will stop throwing the ball anytime it will steal them a win. Maybe I’m wrong, but the Giants passing game is nothing to bet cash games on.
20 Patrick Mahomes QB KC Expect to be drafting Mahomes early – as usual. Coming off of a bye week and facing the Raiders gives him added value this week.
21 Nick Chubb RB CLE The Texans have one of the tougher rushing defenses in the NFL, but Chubb is seeing enough volume to be a solid RB2 option.
22 Phillip Lindsay RB DEN Takes just enough of a haircut from the other RBs in the Broncos backfield to put a cap on his production. The Bengals have Hue Jackson, though – so he could run for 300 yards.
23 Travis Kelce TE KC The Raiders are just bad enough against TEs to keep Kelce in the mix for a receiver spot on DRAFT. Can be stacked with Hunt, Hill and (of course) Mahomes against Oakland.
24 Amari Cooper WR DAL If you’re playing the Thursday game than don’t forget Amari. He’s been available lower than he should be due to a low projection on DRAFT.
25 Brandin Cooks WR LAR Detroit’s offense has looked lost without Marvin Jones and Golden Tate, so don’t expect fireworks in this one. His volume is a good reason to take him in larger drafts, though.
26 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT JuJu is hot and the Steelers are at home… it’s really just that simple with him this week.
27 Cam Newton QB CAR Cam Newton against Tampa is worth paying up for. I’d go as high as the third round in larger drafts.
28 Lamar Miller RB HOU Cleveland is reliably bad against the run and Miller has just hit that point in the year where he knows he’s playing for a paycheck next season.
29 Matt Breida RB SF Couldn’t punch one in against Tampa Bay, which almost rules him out entirely – but is a dual threat facing a team having trouble against the run.
30 Stefon Diggs WR MIN DRAFT has him ranked low in their NFL projections for some reason, so you can grab him later than you should be able to. Works well with Thielen on DRAFT, too.
31 Joe Mixon RB CIN With a backup QB in play, Mixon could the focal point of the offense. Denver is mediocre against the run, but Mixon may lack receiving upside.
32 Robert Woods WR LAR Has seen the expected bump in volume, but faces the same game-flow problems of the rest of the Rams WR’s.
33 Zach Ertz TE PHI Washington has not been soft against TE’s and the Eagles are headed in the wrong direction. He’s a target-dependent late-round pick.
34 Tarik Cohen RB CHI There are plenty of quality RB’s available all the way down this week on DRAFT. Cohen is a high-upside play against a Giants team that bad against the run.
35 Mark Ingram RB NO Totally under the radar and stuck in the Thursday game, but could be a sneaky pick in 10-man drafts in the last round.
36 Josh Adams RB PHI The biggest dart-throw that I’m willing to rank this week.  Twenty-two carries and a TD last week is tough to ignore.
37 Drew Brees QB NO Brees is having an NFL MVP season, so his road struggles might be less of a concern against a Cowboys team that has found some life in their passing game.
38 Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT Big Bseemslways seem to play better when he’s running his mouth about his teammates, and he’s had a great fantasy season so far.
39 DeShaun Watson QB HOU High upside/low floor play against the Browns at home. Entire offense is playing better as a unit and they seem to have worked DT into the gameplan.
40 Philip Rivers QB LAC The Steelers will need to throw to beat the Chargers this week, so I’m expecting a decent number from both QBs in NFL cash games.

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