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2017 Fantasy Football Week 13 Rankings Review

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Last Thursday, Thanksgiving gave us 3 games and some great performances.  Keenan Allen torched his second defense in a row for 172 yards and another score.  Kyle Rudolph had his best game of the season with two touchdowns.  And Marvin Jones Jr. went for over 100 yards and 2 scores.  This week we get to see the struggling Cowboys against the playoff- hungry Redskins.

Hopefully we don’t get a classic TNF slopfest this week.  I would look for the Skins to stay hot, with Kirk Cousins and Jamison Crowder poised to light up another weak secondary.

As you take a look at who I tag as Too High and Too Low, be sure to take a look at the Week 13 Staff Rankings.

2017 Fantasy Football Week 13 Rankings Review

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Too Low

Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers (RB24)

Since taking over the lead role in week 10, Williams has reached at least 21 touches in each game.  And last week he was able to get into the endzone twice, while totaling well over 100 yards.  As long as competition in the backfield doesn’t come back this week, this should continue.

In a home matchup, Williams will get another great chance to shine this week.  Brett Hundley played his best game of the year in week 12, and they should be able to move the ball against Tampa Bay.  I’ll be firing Williams up this week.

Rank Above: Kareem Hunt, Carlos Hyde

Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots (RB25)

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After coming back from injury, Burkhead has become a huge piece in the Patriots offense.  Last week he was out- touched by Dion Lewis just 16 to 15.  And he threw in 2 touchdowns as well.  It is becoming clear that Bill Belicek trusts him in this role.

Patriots get another good matchup against a week Buffalo defense.  Even on the road, Burkhead should be in for another good workload.  If he nears 15 touches again, he should finish as an RB2.

Rank Above: Orleans Darkwa, DeMarco Murray

Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins (WR20)

Crowder has finally become Cousins’ number 1 target over the past 4 weeks.  He has reached at least 8 targets and 70 yards in each of those 4 weeks, topping 100 yards twice.  With no other reliable options, Crowder should continue to flourish.

To make things even better, Washington plays a poor Dallas secondary that was just torched by Keenan Allen on Thanksgiving.  I would expect Crowder to take advantage and produce another solid game.

Rank Above: Dez Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald

Too High

Kareem Hunt, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (RB10)

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Such a disappointment.  After exploding on the scene to start the season, Alex Smith‘s inability to play quarterback ruined Hunt’s rookie season.  Hunt has struggled immensely over the past 4 weeks, failing to crack 100 yards in each.

In a decent matchup against the Jets, Hunt still is not attractive.  The Chiefs offense has completely fallen apart in recent weeks.  And Hunt has failed to find the endzone since week 3.  I would stay away here if at all possible

Rank Below: Samaje Perine, Lamar Miller, Dion Lewis, Jamaal Williams, Christian McCaffrey

Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Freeman (RB16)

After his second concussion of the season, Freeman has now missed two weeks in a row.  Before that, he had failed to find the endzone or reach 100 yards since week 4.  Now that the Falcons offense is showing signs of life, maybe that will change.

However, Freeman just cleared concussion protocol and may still be limited this week.  Tevin Coleman has done well in his absence and will retain at least his role, if not see an increase.  I’m not starting Freeman this week.

Rank Below: Joe MixonMarshawn Lynch

Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks (WR10)

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Over the past two games, Baldwin has just 4 catches and a garbage touchdown in week 11.  With Russell Wilson spreading the ball around, Baldwin just hasn’t received the touches that we are used to.

This week he plays a tough Eagles defense, but there is potential for a shootout.  There’s a chance Baldwin breaks out this game since Seattle will need to score to keep up.  However, he is a high- end WR2.

Rank Below:  Alshon Jeffrey, Devin Funchess


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About Trent Smith

I am a huge sports fan, and even bigger fantasy football addict. After competing in fantasy leagues for a number of years I decided to get into the industry myself as a writer.

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