Fantasy Recap – Week 13

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Welcome to the fantasy recap. Week 13 will have been unlucky for some, especially those with players who suffered game ending injuries early on. Week 14 marks the start of the fantasy playoffs in some leagues but with 6 teams on bye I hope for your sake that they start in week 15. You don’t want people knocked out of the playoffs due to their star being on bye. That being said, injuries are also going to be key, and some have major knock on effects for other assets so this may make tough reading for some. But there were some stars too so let’s start with the positives.

NB: Scores based on PPR leagues

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Fantasy Stars:

QB: Jalen Hurts (PHI) – 29cmp/380yds/3td/0int + 5rsh/12yds/1td/1fum = 33pts

Hurts was top of the tree in this week where many have put theirs up for Christmas.

Other star QBs: J.Burrow(30), G.Smith(23).

RB: Christian McCaffrey (SF) – 17rsh/66yds + 8rec/80yds/1td = 29pts

The 49ers lose their starting QB but their best asset stepped up to carry them through.

Other star RBs: T.Pollard (25), D.Swift (21), J.Jacobs (20).

WR: Davante Adams (LV) – 8rec/177yds/2tds = 38pts

Adams once again dominated albeit if you have Brown in your name you were probably good too.

Other star WRs: A.StBrown(35), AJ.Brown(32), T.Hill(30).

TE: Greg Dulcich (DEN) – 6rec/85yds = 15pts

This should be in surprises as a Denver player makes it into this section but it was a bad week for tight ends.

Other Star TE’s: C.Otton/E.Engram(14), T.Hill/C.Kmet/G.Everett(13).

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Surprise Packages:

J.Goff (DET) – 31cmp/340yds/2td/0int = 22pts

Goff and co. put up 40 points on the Jags as though they were playing Madden on rookie.

Other surprise QBs: M.White (19), T.Huntley (17), B.Purdy(15).

Cam Akers (LAR) – 17rsh/60yds/2tds + 1rec/0yds = 19pts

Cam Akers has returned from the wilderness. Not sure how long it will last but good for him.

Other surprise RBs: S.Perine (22), A.Dillon (18pts), Z.Knight/J.Cook (17).

Garrett Wilson (NYJ) – 8rec/162yds/0td = 24pts

A Jets player, not scoring a td but puts up 24pts. Maybe times are changing for this offence.

Other surprise WRs: A.Pierce(19), J.Dotson(16), I.Hodgins/T.Sherfield(15).  

Chigoziem Okonkwo (TEN) – 4rec/68yds = 11pts

Okonokwo went with the flow this week and the rookie has started to emerge.

Other surprise TEs: N.Fant(14), C.Heyward/B.Jordan(9).

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DeShaun Watson (CLE) – 12cmp/131yds/1int + 7rsh/21yds/1fumlost = 6pts

Ignore fantasy, he’s a disappointment in general as a human so many will have taken delight in his terrible statline on his return.

Other disappointing QB’s: K.Cousins(12), A.Rodgers/T.Lawrence(14). Other low scorers were somewhat expected.

Jeff Wilson (MIA) – 1rsh/3yds = 0pts

Wilson was against his former team but here he was MIA, Missing in action.

Other disappointing RB’s: J.Hasty(0), G.Edwards(1), R.Mostert(3), A.Kamara/D.Henry/C.Patterson(6).

George Pickens (PIT) – 1rec/2yds = 1pt

The Steelers won but the Pickett to Pickens connection wasn’t picked by the coaching team.

Other disappointing WR’s: J.Waddle(2), M.Jones(3), Z.Jones/M.Pittman(4), A.Thielin(5).

Dawson Knox (BUF) – 0rec/0yds = 0pts

Knox was locked down against the Patriots but you could argue they didn’t need him.

Other disappointing TE’s: M.Alie-Cox(-1); M.Gesicki/T.Hill(0); G.Kittle(4).

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Injury Roundup:

I’ve added a new section to note who left games with injuries which may have affected their fantasy score and you will have to keep an eye on over the coming week or weeks.


Lamar Jackson (Knee – Could miss time)

Jimmy Garoppolo (Foot – Out for season)

Running Backs:

Kenneth Walker (Ankle – Unknown)

Wide Receivers:

Jalen Waddle (Leg – Returned to game but unclear)

Jacobi Meyers (Head – Unknown)

Treylon Burks (Concussion – Unknown)

Tight Ends:

Hayden Hurst (Calf – Unknown)

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Waiver Wire Pickups:

The last week of byes but it is a big one so I hope that these don’t bias your playoffs.



Derek Carr – LV @LAR

Geno Smith – SEA vsCAR

Tyler Huntley – BAL @PIT

Running Backs:

Deejay Dallas – SEA vsCAR

Cam Akers – LAR vsLV

Zonovan Knight – NYJ @BUF

D’Onta Foreman – CAR @SEA

Wide Receivers:

Garrett Wilson – NYJ @BUF

Josh Palmer – LAC vsMIA

Nico Collins – HOU @DAL

Donovan Peoples-Jones – CLE @CIN

Tight Ends:

Greg Dulcich – DEN vsKC

Noah Fant – SEA vsCAR

Evan Engram – JAX @TEN

Defence/Special Teams (Assume BUF/DAL/PHI/BAL/SF/NE is unavailable):

Seahawks vsCAR

Chiefs @DEN

Titans vsJAX

Raiders @LAR

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