2023 Fantasy Football Week 13 Drop List

by Mike Bonni
2023 Fantasy Football Week 13 Drop List

Welcome to the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 13 Drop List.

Yes! You read that correctly. After a few weeks in the basement, we have emerged. Not only have we just emerged, we now have a new writer at the helm. From here on out, I will be providing you with the players that must be sent to the waiver wire. Buckle up, it's going to get wild.

The fantasy playoffs are right around the corner. This means there are four things you must do.

  1. Drop the dead weight.
  2. Go scorched earth on the waiver wire
  3. Find a D/ST you can roll with through the playoffs.
  4. This is the best one, secure that fantasy playoff spot.

There is no time to mess around now.

Continue reading the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 13 Drop List to see who should be cut.

2023 Fantasy Football Week 13 Drop List

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Easy Pickings (IR)

Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints (55.7%)

Michael Thomas was put on the IR in Week 10 for a knee injury.

There is no reason to have him rostered now. The 2019 Michael Thomas we all loved, is gone.

You can say at the beginning of the year Michael Thomas was showing glimpses of his normal self (He wasn't.). He was still getting the targets (7+ targets/game) but was doing nothing with those targets (11 FPTS/game). Through eight games, Michael Thomas was only the WR39.

Before getting hurt, Michael Thomas was on a heater (NOT). He garnered three targets (caught one for nine yards) in the two games before injury. It's not like we were chomping at the bit to put him in starting lineups.

RB Roster Plodders

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Zack Moss, RB, Indianapolis Colts (59%)

What a year it has been for Zack Moss. His 2023 season was magical at the start for fantasy players, so what I'm about to say is not about his talent.

It's all about his workload now. It all starts with the return of Jonathan Taylor's snap % going over 50% (Week 7).

Before J.T. was given 50% of the snaps, Zack Moss was averaging 20.2 FPTS/game. During this time (Week 2-Week 6) Moss was the RB3 averaging 19.2 carries/game, 93.2 yards/game, 3.4 targets/game, 2.8 catches/game, and a total of four touchdowns. In four of those five games (three games over 20 FPTS), Moss was an RB1.

Now let's get to the bad news.

Since the return of J.T. (and his snaps), Zack Moss is averaging 6.4 FPTS/game. During this time (Weeks 7-12) Moss is the RB45 averaging nine carries/game, 41.2 yards/game, 1.2 targets/game, 0.6 catches/game, and one total touchdown. There have been four games where he has finished under 10 FPTS (three straight).

Unfortunately, Zack Moss is nothing more than a handcuff at this point. This is alluring, but I believe you can find better options on the waiver wire.

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Miles Sanders, RB, Carolina Panthers (58%)

Is Miles Sanders a bust in 2023?

Short answer, yes! Drafted as a top-24 RB, Sanders has been dreadful (3.1 YPC compared to his career YPC of 5.1).

Currently sitting at RB47, Sanders is averaging a measly 6.5 FPTS/game. Through all of 2023, he has one touchdown. There have been only three games where he has finished as an RB3 or better (RB11, RB22, RB28).

The news gets worse from here, so don't expect anything good from me.

Miles Sanders has had six straight games under ten FPTS, less than ten touches in four straight games, and has seen 45% or less of the snaps in five straight games.

There was a slight glimmer of hope, but that was dead on arrival. In Week 11 and 12, Sanders actually saw 10 or more carries in both games. He did nothing with that (11 for 50 in Week 11 and 15 for 28 in Week 12). With all that "work", Sanders was RB36 (Week 11) and RB52 (currently in Week 12) in those two games.

It's Chubba Hubbard's backfield, so plan accordingly. Dropping Miles Sanders is in your best interest.

On The Bubble

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Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans (69.7%)

Dameon Peirce is currently sitting as the RB51 (6.5 FPTS/game). He has only finished as an RB3 or better (top-36) in three of his eight games.

Although he is averaging 14.3 carries/game, the efficiency is alarming. Through eight games, Pierce is only averaging 2.9 YPC (63rd in the NFL). Pierce is no threat in the passing game as well. He has only seen 13 targets all year.

Since Singletary's emergence (Week 6), Pierce has played in only three games (injury). During this time, Pierce's best fantasy finish was RB47. His carries/game have dropped from 16.8 (Weeks 1 to 5) to 10.0/game (Weeks 6 to 12). In an even more alarming trend, Pierce's snap % has dropped dramatically (52.4 (Weeks 1 to 5) to 31.3% (Weeks 6 to 12). This includes a season-low snap in Week 12 (18%).

Dameon Pierce is a waste of a roster spot. For your sake, consider dropping him for Keaton Mitchell. Samaje Perine (avg. 13 FPTS/game in the past two games) is another name to think about.


As you can see, I mentioned some players that should be rostered instead. For more in-depth waiver-wire advice, check out the article/video here at F6P.

That should do it for the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 13 Drop List.

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1 comment

TGS November 28, 2023 - 5:24 pm

man tough advice on Moss. You don’t drop league winning handcuffs in week 13.

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