This is the final week for some fantasy footballers. It’s the week where champions are made. You can bet On Tap will be in your corner during your week 13 battle. With that in mind, it’s time to get into this week’s starts and sits.
Sam Darnold – NYJ vs. CIN
Darnold has been on fire as of late. He has posted at least 21 points in the last three games. This week he faces one of the worst defenses in the NFL.
Carson Wentz – PHI vs. MIA
Wentz has not eclipsed more than 15 points in the last five weeks and has only scored 20-plus points three times this year. However, he faces one of the worst defenses in the NFL in the Dolphins, who just came off giving Baker Mayfield and co. a huge game. I’m all in on Wentz this week.
Mark Ingram – BAL vs. SF
There is no doubt that Ingram has not always been consistent this season. Sharing rush attempts with Lamar sometimes does come back to hurt him. But Ingram has nine touchdowns so far this season and has been the go-to goal-line back for Baltimore. With how well the Ravens have been playing, especially against good defenses, expect Ingram to have a surprisingly good game against one of the best defenses.
Phillip Lindsay – DEN vs. LAC
The Chargers allow the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing running backs and aside from Courtland Sutton, Lindsay is one of the most consistent pieces on the Broncos offense. Over the last two games, the Chargers have given up three rushing touchdowns, so I expect Lindsay to have a game.
The Buccaneers have allowed a historic amount of fantasy points to opposing receivers this year. Chark and Westbrook have seen the largest target share among the Jaguars’ pass catchers with Westbrook handling the slot duties. I expect Westbrook to do great in PPR leagues, while Chark should handle the red-zone looks.
Tyler Lockett – SEA vs MIN
The Vikings have allowed the fourth-most points to opposing receivers this year. Lockett’s performance was very disappointing last week, but look for him to bounce back in a game that should be a high-scoring affair.
Terry McLaurin – WAS vs. CAR (Sleeper)
Could “Scary Terry” be back this week? I believe so. Last week, Terry was the most targeted receiver for the Redskins in a game where Dwayne Haskins seemed to finally find his NFL footing. Carolina just happens to allow the fifth-most points to opposing receivers, which should make Terry a good start.
Marquise Brown – BAL vs. SF (Sleeper)
Brown has been on a hot streak as of late and had a surprisingly great performance against the Jalen Ramsey-led Rams. San Francisco should be strategizing to make Lamar Jackson throw the ball by filling his running lanes. With that said, the connection between Jackson and Brown has been great this season. If the Ravens need to go to the air, expect big things from Brown.
Jimmy Garoppolo – SF vs. BAL
Jimmy G’s two great games this year have been against the Cardinals. The Ravens have allowed the fewest points to opposing running backs in the last four weeks, including a matchup against Russell Wilson. Sit Jimmy this week.
Jared Goff – LAR vs. ARI
The Cardinals have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year. That still isn’t enough for me to start Goff, who has been struggling as of late. Over the last three weeks, Goff has a fantasy point ceiling of 5.2. Stay clear of him.
Joe Mixon – CIN vs. NYJ
It looks like Mixon’s rejuvenation from a poor season start has come to an end. After posting three consecutive 17-plus point performances, Mixon only netted eight points last week. Cincinnati does face a run-of-the-mill Jets defense, however, over the last four weeks, the Jets have allowed some of the fewest point totals to opposing running backs.
Tevin Coleman – SF vs. BAL
The Ravens have allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this year. Coleman has been up and down since his week nine breakout game. I expect him to be held back in this contest.
Alshon Jeffery – PHI vs. MIA
I know what you are thinking, the Eagles are facing the Dolphins. However, over the past couple of weeks, Jeffery has been an ineffective piece of the Eagles offense. His sloppy drops have been a huge culprit in the disappointing performances. Look for Jeffery to continue to be ineffective, as he will be a second priority behind Zac Ertz.
Marvin Jones – DET vs. CHI
Call me biased, but I don’t think Jones will have the success he has had as of late against the Bears. With a rookie quarterback in Blough starting in place of an injured Matt Driskel, look for the Bears defense to have a day against the Lions offense.
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