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2020 Fantasy Football Week 13 Vampire League Starters


Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 13 Vampire League Starters article!

Well, at this point, it isn’t a surprise but won again last week. (Could I sound anymore ignorant?) Not only did I acquire Davante Adams, but I’m now sitting in first place in the standing, giving me a first-round bye in the playoffs.

I hope you other vampires were victorious last week. If you won, congratulations on stealing a player. If not, let’s improve your odds in Week 13 and help secure a playoff so your reign of terror can continue on your victims.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 13 Vampire League Starters

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Taysom Hill, New Orlean Saints

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Want to hear something crazy? Hill had less than 100 yards passing and still was able to have a top 15 performance among quarterbacks in Week 12. It’s all thanks to his rushing ability, which has been an invaluable asset for vampires these past two weeks. It also helps he has been a touchdown vulture at the goal line, and it doesn’t seem Sean Payton has the intention to stop using Hill as the primary goal-line option. (Can’t you hear all the Alvin Kamara owners cursing?)

Hill is facing the Falcons, who allowed him to have a top-five performance in Week 11. The Falcons allow 23.7 fantasy points (second-most in the NFL), 306.9 yards, and two touchdowns per game to quarterbacks this season.

Taysom is the hill I think vampires should die on in Week 13 (Did you see what I did there? Of course you did, you guys are probably clapping and cheering after reading that force-fed line. Thank you, I’m very talented).

Running Backs

Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts

Jonathan Taylor is still on the COVID list, and Jordan Wilkins has been inefficient with his carries, which makes Hines the main man until Taylor returns.

In his previous five games, Hines is averaging 5.6 targets, 68.6 scrimmage yards, and 7.71 yards-per-target. We all know that Philip Rivers is the check-down king, so Hines will get plenty of work against Houston.

 The Texans‘ defense has allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs ( 31.1 points per game). Houston allows 142.2 rushing yards, 43.5 receiving yards, and 1.3 touchdowns per game to running backs this season.

Honorable Mentions: I really hope you guys have taken a starting running back from your previous victories because Week 13 doesn’t have the best matchups for low rostered running backs. But if you’re in a real bind, you could start Adrian Peterson (if DeAndre Swift remains out) against the Bears. Chicago’s defense has struggled against stopping the run, especially if Akiem Hicks remains out.

Duke Johnson could be a starter for vampires if you think the Colts defense can be susceptible to rushing attacks in two weeks in a row. I doubt it, but anything is possible in fantasy football.

Wide Receivers 

Keelan Cole Sr. Jacksonville Jaguars 

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Mike Glennon wasn’t terrible against the Browns last week and proved to be competent enough to provide the Jaguars’ wide receivers with some fantasy value.

Collin Johnson stole the show in Week 12, but in Week 13, it will be the Keelan Cole show. Cole was tied for second in targets in last week’s game and leads all Jags’ wide receivers in snaps. The Jaguars snap leader will be facing the Vikings’ secondary, who has been less than stellar against wide receivers.

The Vikings allow 42.9 fantasy points, 182.4 yards, and 0.9 touchdowns per game to wide receivers.

The Vikings and Jaguars game has the chance to be one of the games where two bad defensive teams allow a crap ton of points and provide fantasy owners excellent value.

Nelson Agholor, Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders’ offense was unrecognizable, and a dumpster fire wheeling towards a gas station with pumps spewing gasoline. I’m saying it was a disaster last week, but in Week 13, the Raiders will be looking for revenge, and the Jets will be their punching bag.  

Agholor has a 14.2% target share, which isn’t that spectacular, but he has been efficient with his touches. He has 13.3 averaged-depth-of-target yards, which is one of the better rates among wide receivers in the NFL. So, even if he doesn’t get a ton of targets, he will get yardage out of them. 

In Week 13, he faces the Jets, so he won’t have trouble finding open spots on the field. The Jets allow 41.2 fantasy points, 199 yards, and 1.7 touchdowns per game to wideouts this season.

Tight End

Jordan Reed, San Francisco 49ers

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Reed is back from injury and should be the second receiving option behind Deebo Samuel. Reed has the potential to be that tight end that booms towards the end of the season and seals championships for fantasy players (think Tyler Higbee last season).

He faces the Buffalo Bills in Week 13, who have allowed fourth-most fantasy points (15.3) to tight ends this year.


Breshad Perriman, WR, New York Jets

Perriman has been pleasantly surprising this past few weeks. In his previous three games, he is averaging 6.3 targets, 78 yards, and one touchdown.

Now, Perriman has a good matchup against the Raiders, who are allowing 38.1 fantasy points, 172 yards, 1.1 touchdowns per game to wide receivers this season.

As I previously mentioned, I expected the Raiders’ offense to come out swinging, which will force the Jets to pass the ball a ton.

Defense/Special Teams

Miami Dolphins 

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The Dolphins’ defense is on a recording-breaking turnover streak. Now Miami is facing a Bengals offense that is starting a backup quarterback. The turnover streak will continue and provide vampires with quite a few fantasy points along the way. 

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About Travis Argo

I'm a die hard fan of teams that constantly disappointment me every season. So, I write about fantasy sports to forget my sorrows. That's hard sometimes because I'm a Pacers correspondent for I also recently graduated with honors from UNCC. Go Niners...I guess.

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