Hello everyone, and welcome to another Wednesday, rankings day! We are now just one week out from the playoffs in most leagues, so hopefully almost all of the Razzball readers are in contention in at least one of their leagues. Playoffs are the best time for any fantasy football player that finds themselves in the thick of things, so let’s make the best of things!
Let’s get right to it!
*Note*: All projections are based off of standard-scoring points, with the ranking given as the Pigskinonator ranking, not my personal rank.
Players I’m High On
Alright, let’s try this again. After disappointing results from Mariota after performances against Pittsburgh and Indianapolis, Mariota draws another fantastic matchup against the Houston Texans. He’ll get his buddy Rishard Matthews back, most likely, and should have a nice day against a beat-up Texans secondary.
If you need a streaming option this week, look no further than Fitzpatrick. While he hasn’t quite been Fitzmagic this year, he has been very serviceable with respectable games coming against the Jets, Dolphins and Falcons. He now draws a beatable opponent in the Green Bay Packers, fresh off of an SNF appearance that yielded some fantastic fantasy performances from the Steelers offense.
They are on the road in Buffalo, and although it may not seem like it thanks to the ineptitude of the Chiefs running game, this Bills team is still pretty bad against the run. If this game gets out of hand, which I expect for it do to, then we can expect plenty of volume from Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead both on the ground, and for Burkhead, in the passing game.
If you have Amari Cooper, start him. The Giants secondary has been pretty bad these past couple of weeks, and without Michael Crabtree in the lineup this Sunday, Coopers target share and snap count will definitely be on the rise.
His snap count continues to rise, and Cleveland continues to give up production (namely TD’s) against opposing Tight Ends. It’s a match made in heaven.
Players I’m Not So High On
They are at home, and maybe Sarkisian has finally realized it isn’t illegal to throw to Julio Jones, but just understand that this Vikings defense is actually #good (great analysis Zach), just look at what they did to Los Angeles a few weeks back, so if you have a better option, I would bench Matty Ice.
If Hyde is your only option, start him, but beware the fact that it’s a tough matchup for Hyde on the road in Chicago against a pass-funnel defense. With Jimmy G under center for the 49ers, I would expect a lot of passing plays out of this offense, limiting Hyde’s ceiling.
T.Y. Hilton @ JAX: Proj: 5.98 pts (#38 WR)
I’ll keep it short. He’s playing Jacksonville and should see Jalen Ramsey.
Jack Doyle @ JAX: Proj: 4.58 (#18 TE)
While it’s technically a good matchup for Doyle, as the Jags aren’t the best against TE’s (see Ricky Seals-Jones just last week), the Colts might have the worst O-Line in the entire NFL, and I’m expecting this offense to struggle a lot.
Alright guys, that’s my time for today. Be sure to hit me up in the comment sections if you have questions, comments or concerns. Happy Week 13 everybody!
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