Welcome to December, the final month of the 2019 fantasy football season. Here are the 2019 Fantasy Football Week 13 Trends to open it up.
For almost all of you, this week was the final week of your regular season. Hopefully, through our site's guidance, your season isn't over. Maybe you even clinched a top seed and will have a bye week.
This is where the fun starts. Let's get into it.
2019 Fantasy Football Week 13 Trends
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1. Jared Goff's Dreadful November is Over
OK, I know that headline might be confusing. November is over for everybody, not just Jared Goff. But Goff's November was dreadful. It was so bad that he literally did not throw a touchdown for the entire month.
He looked like his 2018 self on Sunday, though. He torched the Arizona Cardinals' lacking pass defense for 424 yards in limited work. It was exactly the game both Goff and the LA Rams needed after an embarrassing 45-6 loss against the Ravens on Monday Night Football.
Hopefully, this was a sign of things to come for Goff and not an anomaly. Looking ahead, he faces an alright Seattle Seahawks defense that he had 395 yards against, the Dallas Cowboys, the 49ers, and the Cardinals to finish out the year. I wouldn't trust him to start next week against Seattle.
2. Derrick Henry's Success Continues
Quietly, Derrick Henry is having a great year. He's up to 1,140 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. It's already a career high in yards and he will soon hit his career high touchdown number of 12. Henry is having a resurgent year under new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith.
Henry has especially picked up the pace with Ryan Tannehill under center. He had 166 total yards and a touchdown Sunday, marking his third straight game of at least 150 total yards and his fourth straight fantasy football game of 20+ PPR points.
Tennessee is sitting at 7-5 and in the thick of a wild card race where every game matters. Henry has a favorable schedule the rest of the way, with only one defense in the top-half of least fantasy points allowed to RB's. Treat Henry as an RB1.
3. Alshon Jeffery Shows Up Again
One of the only bright spots in a ridiculous 37-31 loss against the Miami Dolphins, Alshon Jeffery caught nine passes for 137 yards and a touchdown Sunday. Although it was not the most formidable secondary to play against, it was exactly what Alshon needed to get back on track.
The Eagles' WR corps has faced an absurd amount of injuries this season, starting nobodies at receiver all year. Jeffery's return will do wonders for the offense.
He also has a very attackable schedule the rest of the way. Jeffery gets the Giants twice, the Redskins once, and the Cowboys once. He can make it happen in all of these games. He's a good start for next week against the Giants.
4. DeVante Parker Stays Hot
Another guy who has been quietly great this year is Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker. Parker is one of the most consistent wideouts in the league, recording at least 10 PPR fantasy points in every game since his Week 5 bye.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is not as bad as some may think. He can get the ball to guys, and Parker has taken full advantage of that. He really broke into national news today with his 7-159-2 line.
Shockingly, DeVante is still available in 20% of Yahoo fantasy leagues. While there is a higher chance than not that he's gone, it's still worth it to take a look. He also has a great schedule down the stretch that includes a date with the Jets next week. He's a WR2 in that game.
5. Odell Beckham Jr.'s Forgettable Year
Odell Beckham Jr. added another disappointing day to a disappointing year on Sunday, catching only three passes for 29 yards.
It's been a rough year for Beckham and the Browns. While I previously believed OBJ attempted to troll the Giants when he said they sent him to Cleveland to die, I guess he was speaking the truth. He's on pace for his worst year ever, tracking towards a 76-1,073-3 year.
The system is not designed to cater to an outside WR like OBJ, but elite talents usually find a way. The fact of the matter is, Beckham does not deserve to be talked about with the best in the league. He needs to figure out a way to get the ball before he can enter that. Beckham has a perfect opportunity to rebound next week against Cincinnati. If he doesn't get right there, it's not inconceivable to leave him on the bench.
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