Sport Fantasy QB Rankings Week 13: Who to start, sit at quarterback in fantasy football
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Hopefully, you enjoyed a "W" to end your Thanksgiving weekend, but it's time to get back to business and figure out who to start at quarterback as we grind closer to the fantasy football playoffs. Our Week 13 fantasy QB ranking sees a trio of rookie QBs in tough spots, but outside of those guys, we're relatively deep with streaming considerations. All in all, everyone should survive the four-team bye this week.
The guys on bye are Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill, Baker Mayfield, and Cam Newton. Rodgers will surely be missed by many, but again, we think there are enough favorable matchups on the board to get through the week. We also get back Patrick Mahomes and Kyler Murray (hopefully) from bye, so that helps, too.
Fantasy Football QB Tiers 2021: Quarterback rankings, draft strategy
When to draft a quarterback is one of the biggest preseason questions in fantasy football every year. We break down our 2021 QB rankings into tiers and highlight different draft strategies for each, whether you want a stud or a sleeper.To clarify, a QB run is when someone drafts a QB and others in your draft quickly follow suit, fearing they will miss out on a "good" option at the position if they don't join in.
WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS:
WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS:
Josh Allen (vs. Patriots), Justin Herbert (@ Bengals), and Joe Burrow (vs. Chargers) face tough matchups on paper, but since all can explode for 40 points any given week, you can't really sit them unless you have some other high-upside options.
WEEK 13 STANDARD RANKINGS:
WEEK 13 STANDARD RANKINGS:
For those in search of streamers, Daniel Jones (vs. Dolphins), Tua Tagovaolia (vs. Giants), Teddy Bridgewater (@ Chiefs), and Matt Ryan (vs. Buccaneers) are the guys you want to target. Jones, Tua, and Bridgewater have been mentioned in just about every QB rankings article we've written, as they are almost completely matchup dependent. This week, they all face weak defenses against fantasy QBs, so it's time to start them again. Matt Ryan fell under 50-percent ownership for the first time this season, and he's a boom-or-bust play in Week 13. Tampa Bay's defense has improved, but Ryan can get it done with volume if nothing else. His bust risk comes from the Falcons' inability to keep him upright.
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While Kelce may very well be the best TE in the league it doesn’t make sense for fantasy managers to draft him in the first round.
You can also try Tyrod Taylor (vs. Colts) or Taylor Heinicke (@ Raiders). Taylor draws a bottom-10 defense against fantasy QBs, but we know the Texans' offense is starved for talent, so he doesn't come without risk. Heinicke is quietly on the edge of a QB1 for the reason, so although the Raiders aren't the best matchup, he's played well enough to warrant consideration unless the matchup is downright awful. Jimmy Garoppolo (@ Seattle) is a fine option, too, but he has a low floor given the lack of rushing upside and the potential for a run-heavy game script.
Rookies Justin Fields (vs. Cardinals) and Mac Jones (@ Bills) are facing top-three defenses against fantasy QBs leading up to Week 12, so we're not suggesting you play them. Both have shown flashes, but they're risky in even superflex/two-QB leagues. Trevor Lawrence (@ Rams) faces a middle-of-the-pack defense, but are you trusting him against Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey? We're not. Zach Wilson (vs. Eagles) actually has the best matchup of all the rookies, but that's not a risk we're willing to take either.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Watchlist for Week 13: Streaming targets, free agent sleepers include Daniel Jones, Tony Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr.
Now's the time for owners to stay ahead on the fantasy football waiver wire and scout potential free agent pickups. Prior to Weeks 12 and 13, it could be smart to add guys like Daniel Jones, Tony Jones Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr. as streaming options or lotto-ticket stashes.We're not only looking for one-week solutions in our Week 12 waiver wire watchlist but also sneaky value for late in the season. The waiver wire is obviously thin at this point, but as injuries mount and bye weeks remove your fantasy studs from action, we must prepare for all scenarios. Week 14 will mark the last week with byes, but other factors will inevitably leave you scrambling for alternate options.
All in all, the "veteran" QBs on the start-or-sit bubble have the best matchups, so that should mean the position as a whole is poised for solid production. Maybe consider sitting someone like Herbert or even Russell Wilson (vs. 49ers), but for the most part, even those guys should produce at reasonably solid levels.
Note: We'll be updating these QB rankings throughout the week, so check back for the latest player movement and analysis.
Fantasy QB Rankings Week 13: Who to start at quarterback
Rankings are based on standard, four-point passing TD formats.
|1||Tom Brady, TB @ ATL|
|2||Dak Prescott, DAL @ NO|
|3||Jalen Hurts, PHI @ NYJ|
|4||Matthew Stafford, LAR vs. JAX|
|5||Kyler Murray, ARI @ CHI|
|6||Lamar Jackson, BAL @ PIT|
|7||Patrick Mahomes, KC vs. DEN|
|8||Joe Burrow, CIN vs. LAC|
|9||Justin Herbert, LAC @ CIN|
|10||Josh Allen, BUF vs. NE|
|11||Carson Wentz, IND @ HOU|
|12||Russell Wilson, SEA vs. SF|
|13||Derek Carr, LV vs. WAS|
|14||Kirk Cousins, MIN @ DET|
|15||Tua Tagovailoa, MIA vs. NYG|
|16||Taylor Heinicke, WAS @ LV|
|17||Daniel Jones, NYG @ MIA|
|18||Tyrod Taylor, HOU vs. IND|
|19||Teddy Bridgewater, DEN @ KC|
|20||Jimmy Garoppolo, SF @ SEA|
|21||Matt Ryan, ATL vs. TB|
|22||Mac Jones, NE @ BUF|
|23||Zach Wilson, NYJ vs. PHI|
|24||Ben Roethlisberger, PIT vs. BAL|
|25||Justin Fields, CHI vs. ARI|
|26||Trevor Siemian, NO vs. DAL|
|27||Jared Goff, DET vs. MIN|
|28||Trevor Lawrence, JAX @ LAR|
|29||Taysom Hill, NO vs. DAL|
Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Week 14 lineup advice, best matchups, DFS picks .
The last week of the fantasy football regular season is upon us, which means it's win-or-go-home time for plenty of teams. Fortunately, Vinnie Iyer is here with Week 14 fantasy lineup advice and DFS tips to help with your start 'em, sit 'em decisions.With four teams (Patriots, Dolphins, Colts, Eagles) on bye and a mountain of injuries, more than a few owners will be in a pinch this week. Worse, all of the key "questionable" players, like Alvin Kamara (knee), Darren Waller (knee), Melvin Gordon (hip), Darrell Henderson (quad), Julio Jones (hamstring), Keenan Allen (COIVID), and Deebo Samuel (groin), will likely cause some decisions to go down to the very last minute.