2022 Fantasy Football Week 13 Start/Sit

by Dylan Clemons
2022 Fantasy Football Start/Sit

Welcome Fantasy nerds! It is that time again to start setting your lineups for the week, and I'm here to help with the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 13 Start/Sit article.

In the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 13 Start/Sit article, I will be giving you a start and a sit at each position. I'll be here every week trying to help by giving you a few deeper guys to start, and a few guys who the consensus believes should be in your lineup that week, but with whom I disagree.

With it being Week 13 you should have a pretty good idea of your season and if playoffs are in sight. My goal is to help make sure you finish strong in the regular season and get you into the playoffs.

We have the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers on Bye this week. So, make sure to get Kyler Murray and D' Andre Hopkins out of your lineups.

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2022 Fantasy Football Week 13 Start/Sit

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Start

Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders (ECR QB13)

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Derek Carr had a rough start to the season as he was QB22 through the first eight weeks of the season. But since week nine Carr has finished as a top 10 quarterback three out of the last four weeks, and finished as QB10 in back-to-back weeks. Carr has had limited weapons to work with, losing Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller to IR. But we have seen his and Davante Adam's connection grow stronger, and Josh Jacobs has become more involved in the passing game.

The Matchup

The matchup against the Chargers is a great one. Carr finished as QB17 in Week one when these two teams met up, but this Chargers defense looks much different now. The Chargers allow the 13th most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. With the way Carr is rolling and the Raiders needing a win to stay alive, I look for Carr to have a top-10 week once again.

Brian Robinson, RB, Washington Commanders (ECR RB27)

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We actually saw Brian Robinson's workload increase last week, and he out-snapped Antonio Gibson. Robinson played 30 snaps which was the most since Week 10, to Gibson's 26. Gibson has popped up on the injury report this week with a foot injury and did not practice on Thursday which is a bit alarming.

If Gibson can not go, I think Robinson shoots up to top-15 Running back territory. He has finished as a top-15 back in two of the past four weeks with Gibson in the lineup.

The Matchup

The Commanders are taking on the Giants for the first of two matchups within the next three weeks. The Giants' defense has improved this season, as they give up the 13th most fantasy points to running backs. They have allowed the fifth-most rushing touchdowns to the position as well, and that's where Robinson excels. I expect Robinson to have a big day.

Treylon Burks, WR, Tennessee Titans (ECR WR36)

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Treylon Burks is starting to come into his own over the past two weeks. He has seen 14 targets over that span, catching 10 of them for 181 yards. He also recovered a fumble last week and returned it for a touchdown. Some leagues count it, but some do not. Burks is also tied with Robert Woods in targets over the last three games but has been more efficient. One thing that is still alarming is that he ran the third most routes at the position for the Titans behind Woods and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. I would expect that to change starting this week.

The Matchup

The Matchup against the Eagles isn't an easy one as they are allowing the eighth fewest fantasy points to the wide receiver position. However, over the past few weeks, they have allowed Terry Mclaurin to finish as WR13, Michael Pittman to finish as WR26, and Christian Watson to finish as WR8 last week against them as well. Burks is a fine start this week if you need some upside.

Foster Moreau, TE, Las Vegas Raiders (ECR TE10)

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Foster Moreau finished as TE9 last week after catching three of his seven targets for 33 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown really saved his day, like it normally does for a low-end tight-end option, but it was nice to see him get seven targets which were tied for second on the team with Josh Jacobs. We like tight ends who are the second pass-catching options in an offense, and that is what Foster Moreau appears to be.

The Matchup

We like Derek Carr in this matchup against the Chargers, and we like his tight end. The Chargers have allowed the 10th most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. You can definitely do worse than Moreau this week if you are streaming the position.

Sit

Deshaun Watson, QB, Cleveland Brown (ECR QB11)

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I am going the other way on this one for this week. I think that Deshaun Watson is going to need to shake some rust off, after not playing football in two years. He also hasn't been able to practice with his teammates all season up until this point. I do not think he finished as a top-12 option this week.

There are going to be a ton of eyes on Watson this weekend to see how he performs. It should be interesting to see against his former team.

The Matchup

The Browns are traveling to Houston to take on the Texans this weekend. It will no doubt be a weird feeling for Watson to be playing on the other sideline. The Texans are a bad team, but they allow the third-fewest points to opposing quarterbacks this season. That has to do with being able to run all over them, and I expect the Texans to do that with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt this week.

Isiah Pacheco, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (ECR RB22)

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Pacheco is the lead back in this very good Chiefs offense. He has seen at least 15 touches in each of the last three games. Unfortunately, he is nonexistent in the passing game, only seeing one target during that span.

In my eyes Pacheco is a game-script-dependent running back, that needs a ton of carries or at least a score to have big fantasy weeks. I do not expect the Chiefs to have a big lead in this one, so we may see the better pass-catcher Jerrick McKinnon on the field more this week.

The Matchup

The Chiefs are taking on the Cincinnati Bengals in a rematch of the AFC Championship game last season. You know the Chiefs are going to want revenge, but it will not be easy with the Bengals rolling right along. The Bengals have allowed the 12th fewest fantasy points to the running back position. I would look elsewhere than Pacheco this week.

Drake London, WR, Atlanta Falcons (ECR WR40)

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Drake London suckered some of us back in last week thinking that his target share would go up with Kyle Pitts being done for the season. That was just not the case, London only saw a 16% target share and was out-targeted by Olamide Zaccheaus eight to four.

London is just not startable in this offense any longer, he hasn't finished better than WR27 since Week 2 in half-point PPR formats.

The Matchup

The Matchup on paper for London couldn't get any better, as the Steelers allow the most fantasy points to receivers in the NFL. However, I do not see that being the case this week, with how much the Falcons want to run the ball. The Falcons' offensive line struggles with pass blocking as well, and that doesn't bode well when you are going against TJ Watt. I would still stay away from London this week even though the matchup is good.

Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams (ECR TE14)

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I am going to keep this short and sweet for Tyler Higbee this week. There is not a single person I want to start on this Rams offense if Bryce Perkins is once again the starting quarterback. Higbee also did not see a single target last week, I am out.

The Matchup

The matchup is again really good against the Seattle Seahawks who have allowed the most fantasy points to the position. However, the Seahawks' defense has been playing much better recently, and I still want nothing to do with this Rams offense. It is as simple as that.


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