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2020 Fantasy Football Week 13 Stock Up/Stock Down

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After a very long week with bad news every day, we’re hoping to be back to normal now for the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 13 Stock Up/Stock Down.

Derek Henry and Antonio Gibson both won their games almost by themselves.

Will Fuller got suspended for a PED violation and I think we can all agree that if it keeps brittle knees healthy, it may not be a bad thing.

Patrick Mahomes crossed the threshold of minimum attempts to be formally recognized as the most effective passer in NFL history.

And as always, for the injury impact, you can click here.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 13 Stock Up/Stock Down

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Keke Coutee, WR, Houston Texans

Clearly, Brandin Cooks is the big winner of the recent unfortunate events in Houston. But he’s likely not available. Coutee, as well as Darren Fells and Jordan Akins stand to inherit a larger role in the offense after the Will Fuller suspension.

There are 7.5 targets per game available and while Cooks may inherit most of the missing air yards, his volume has been high enough since the coaching change that it’s unlikely to change dramatically.

Coutee has already begun to see the field as of late with the Randall Cobb injury. And with a few more targets per game, he could see some fantasy relevance, particularly with tough matchups ahead for Cooks against the Colts twice and the Bears over the next three weeks.

Coutee may not be a league winner, but he makes for a fine speculation add going into a playoff run.

Gabriel Davis, WR, Buffalo Bills

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John Brown is on IR with no clear timeline for return. At the earliest Brown can come back in Week 15.

In the meantime, Gabriel Davis played over 95% of the team’s snaps, led the team in receiving yards, and caught a TD pass from the illustrious QB Cole Beasley.

Obviously, when Stefon Diggs isn’t going to be bottled up we can expect him to lead the team. But with matchups against Richard Sherman, A.J. Bouye, and Stephon Gilmore ahead, it’s a safe bet that Davis will find himself getting a fair amount of targets moving forward.

Until John Brown comes back Davis can be started as a safe WR3 with higher upside in any given week.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings

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Another solid week of fantasy production, another week of everybody struggling to put him in lineups.

I know as well as anybody that putting Kirk Cousins into a lineup doesn’t feel good. But his recent efficiency deserves our attention. Over his last five starts, he’s had a TD-INT ratio of 12-1.

In his last four games with Adam Thielen in the lineup, he hasn’t dipped below 8 yards per passing attempt. And rookie Justin Jefferson is doing just enough to keep his ceiling high.

He may not be for everybody, but if you’re willing to roll the dice on Taysom Hill every week, maybe give some thought to Cousins as well.

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Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders

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I think I speak for everybody when I say that I learned a lesson about starting Derek Carr against anybody but the Chiefs. After four turnovers against one of the least effective defenses in the NFL, Carr is an immediate drop candidate.

Carr’s inconsistency is bad enough that almost any options are better even in a deeper pool of available QBs. A brief list of QBs who have averaged more points over the last two weeks include,

The lesson to be learned here, we shouldn’t bother trusting Carr again. At least not until next year when we once again forget what we’ve learned.

Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

Fulgham seemed like a league winner for the first month of his breakout. Now the offensive woes that had us worried in the first place have been rearing their head.

The limited production that the injury-plagued team can muster up isn’t likely to produce any relevant receiver if it keeps getting split between so many targets.

On top of that, any defense that can stop the run without stacking the box can end drives with ease. It appears to me that without injuries to most playmakers, the receivers all siphon fantasy relevance from each other.

The only real question to ask about this offense is which tight end is going to lead the team this week.


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About Bobby Shepherd

Bobby has played fantasy football since he was first tall enough to reach a draft board. He eats sleeps and breathes stats and is always excited to share his findings.

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