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NFL Fantasy Football 2017: Week 13 DFS advice

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Take a look at these starters for a match-up advantage in DFS.

NFL: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

In the interest of transparency (and occasionally to brag) we continue to start by reviewing how my picks did last week and move into what we can do in the coming week.

DFS week 12

Position Player Start % Score Stats Pts
Position Player Start % Score Stats Pts
QB Ben Roethlisberger 67.30% GB 28 PIT 31 Final 4 PaTD, 351 PaYds, 2 INT, 1 300+Pass, 25 RuYds, 1 2PtPass 35.54
RB Jamaal Williams 28.70% GB 28 PIT 31 Final 1 RuTD, 66 RuYds, 1 RecTD, 69 RecYds, 4 REC 29.5
RB Danny Woodhead 29.70% HOU 16 BAL 23 Final 22 RuYds, 23 RecYds, 4 REC 8.5
WR Antonio Brown 77.10% GB 28 PIT 31 Final 2 RecTD, 169 RecYds, 10 REC, 1 100+Rec, 1 2PT 43.9
WR Martavis Bryant 54.70% GB 28 PIT 31 Final 1 RecTD, 40 RecYds, 4 REC, 1 RuYds 14.1
WR Mike Wallace 40.20% HOU 16 BAL 23 Final 48 RecYds, 5 REC 9.8
TE Benjamin Watson 58% HOU 16 BAL 23 Final 29 RecYds, 3 REC 5.9
FLEX Le'Veon Bell 79.90% GB 28 PIT 31 Final 95 RuYds, 88 RecYds, 12 REC, 1 FUM 29.3
DST Texans 19.50% HOU 16 BAL 23 Final 1 SACK 1

As we can see this week went pretty well. I went with a prime time only slate for a smaller pool of players. This makes it a lot easier to fade certain match ups and anticipate wild cards. Anything above 150 is usually in the green, so I’ll take these results every single week. Of course, any lineup that features Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell is probably gonna do well.

Moving on. . .


Josh McCown

Josh McCown has benefited greatly from a competent offensive coordinator and a surprising wealth of talent in his receiving corps. Robby Anderson has enjoyed a touchdown in five consecutive games and Kansas City has struggled to stop any form of competent offense.

As an alternative Phillip Rivers and the Chargers face the Browns. The Chargers are one of the top five teams in terms of total passing yards, and Cleveland is in the bottom of teams in terms of touchdowns allowed. Pair with Keenan Allen for a quality handcuff.

Running Back

Leonard Fournette

Fournette struggled against Arizona and has had his season numbers hampered due to injuries, but slated to go against Indianapolis — a team who has given up one of the highest percentages of touchdowns to running backs — Fournette should see a return to form and fantasy greatness. A few weeks off with ankle issues should also temper the dreaded rookie wall.

Running Back

Jordan Howard

Few teams are worse against opposing running backs than San Francisco. Jordan Howard has an opportunity to get his feet back under him and take some pressure of rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. He’s a good, lesser used running back for Week 13.

Wide Receiver

Nelson Agholor

Seattle has suffered excruciating losses in their secondary due to untimely injuries. With the leading touchdown scoring team in the league, it will take everything the ‘Hawks have to stop this offense. Agholor is the speed option that can expose inexperienced cornerbacks and stretch the field for Carson Wentz.

Wide Receiver

Robby Anderson

Anderson made one of the most spectacular finesse meets strength catches against the Panthers last Sunday that you could hope for. Continuing his touchdown streak for another week and adding a second for good measure, Anderson has done plenty to earn the respect of fantasy owners. Kansas City doesn’t have a lot to compete with that.

Wide Receiver

Marqise Lee

Lee is a yardage machine. Despite the lackluster quarterback performances, somehow Lee still manages to produce numbers worthy of a start consideration. With Fournette tearing up the ground game and Indy allowing passing and rushing yards in equal measure, it could be a banner game for Jacksonville.

Tight End

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Seferian-Jenkins is a favorite target of Josh McCown. He’s been singled out in recent games to help stymie the passing game, but Anderson proved that you have to pick your poison against the Jets. Expect his numbers to improve as teams focus more energy on other receivers.


Sammy Watkins

The Rams will face an Arizona Cardinals team with one big name on defense. With Patrick Peterson drawing the main assignment, I think Arizona will focus on shutting down Cooper Kupp, who was a big piece of the win against New Orleans. It could go either way, I just have a good feeling for Watkins in this one.

Defense/Special Teams


One of the best defenses in the league faces one of the most anemic offenses. This season has proven that a quality defensive start can make all the difference in standings, so I’ll take the salary hit and start the clear top pick on this one.

Those are my picks. Who do you have going into week 13?