Players I dislike week 13
QB Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Don’t get me wrong; Drew Brees is the best fantasy QB in the game. But after hanging 49 points in the Superdome against L.A. Rams (with a defense that’s supposed to be good) and piling up 32,5 fantasy points he is overrated this week.
I had him on my “Like”-list last week, but in DFS you need to start every week with a blank canvas.
At $9,300 he is $700 more expensive than the second QB at FanDuels.
Lions defense is not a powerhouse, but they are not that bad either.
The key for this fade is that the whole Saints wanted to stick it to L.A. Rams defensive coach Gregg Williams, who used to be the DC of New Orleans Saints. They used every play in the playbook and refused to take the foot of the gas. This game they will be satisfied with just a win. When up they will run the ball with Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower and let Brees have a breeze.
RB Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
Texans QB Brock Osweiler was pissed that he didn’t get to lead the Broncos to a Super Bowl win. He got a good offer, but decided that he needed a couple of more dollars and left for the greener grass in Texas.
Perhaps he is laughing all the way to the bank. But I think Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway is laughing even more. I know all of Houston is crying because of Osweilers performance. He doesn’t look like he belongs in the NFL. It goes with out saying that he should never be on your fantasy team.
RB Lamar Miller is good, but what can you do when the whole defense focus on you because your QB sucks? Green Bay Packers looked suddenly good last week. Expect that to continue, and stay a long way from Houston Texans.
WR Taylor Gabriel, Atlanta Falcons
Gabriel has averaged 18,8 points the last four games. Came out of nowhere and has been as close to DFS-heaven you can imagine. Kansas City Chiefs are a well-coached, disciplined team with a great defense. They will not fall for any gimmick-play and they will keep their eyes on Taylor Gabriel.
The price has also gone up considerably both at FanDuel and DraftKings.
TE Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
The Gronk was on my “Dislike” list last week and produced 0 fantasy points. He is still banged up and will not be 100%.
L.A. Rams have a good defense.
Patriots are looking at the play offs and are looking to rest and heal their good players.
The Gronk is the best TE in the league, but don’t go near him this week either.
Players I like week 13
QB Kirk Cousin, Washington Redskins
I surrender, this cat is actually good. I have undervalued him the whole season, just like almost everybody else. Kirk Cousin has produced the sixth most fantasy points for QB’s this season. He has averaged 24,3 fantasy points the last five games.
Arizona Cardinals have injury problems in the secondary.
Kirk Cousin is ranked 16th with $7,500 at FanDuel and 11th with $6,400 at DraftKings. He is a must in every team on FanDuel, and still a good choice at DraftKings.
RB David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
The best fantasy producing running back was on my “Like” list last week too. Unfortunately he dislocated two fingers and only got 13 attempts. Fortunately he made the most of it and racked up 30,1 fantasy points.
Imagine what he can do with a full workload. I’m putting him in all my lineups without even a flinch.
TE Travis Kelche, Kansas City Chiefs
The Falcons are extremely weak to tight ends - they had issues with Gresham, for crying out loud - so Kelce will be a big factor in moving the chains for Kansas City the entire afternoon. Expect Travis Kelce to have a huge performance and plug him in your lineups.
K Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
Will be my recommendation this week too. He is the most expensive Kicker this week, but it doesn’t matter if he rewards the believers with 19 points like he did last week.
Miami Dolphins has a good red-zone defense. I see plenty of field goals in the crystal ball.
D Green Bay Packers
Produced a record-high 11 points last week. Once they are ahead everybody in Houston Texans will give up, since they know that Brock Osweiler cannot muster a comeback.
The Texans team will just wait for the final blow in the cold Wisconsin, shaking their heads at Osweilers wobbling presents to the Packers secondary and longing for the warmth home in Texas.