Fantasy football playoffs are starting in a lot of leagues in Week 13, but if your team didn’t qualify, the season still isn’t over. You can try your luck on daily fantasy sites such as DraftKings.
Here’s our DraftKings dream lineup for Week 13.
Quarterback: Tom Brady, New England Patriots ($8,000)
Brady was angry after his team’s loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night, and that’s bad news for the Philadelphia Eagles. Brady hasn’t hit the 300-yard mark since Patriots receiver Danny Amendola was injured against the New York Giants, but he does have four touchdown passes and one interception in the two games since. It also should be noted the Eagles’ pass defense has struggled of late, giving up 10 touchdowns in its last two games.
Running Backs: Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs ($4,900); Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers ($5,100)
Ware is a smart start if Charcandrick West doesn’t play Sunday. Ware did a nice job replacing West in Week 12 with 114 rushing yards and one touchdown against a good Buffalo Bills run defense.
Lacy is playing against a Detroit Lions defense allowing 115 rushing yards per game and a league-high 15 rushing touchdowns. The Packers running back also enters Week 13 with back-to-back 100-yard games for the first time all season.
Wide Receivers: Brandon Marshall, New York Jets ($7,100); A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals ($7,600); Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers ($3,600)
Marshall dominated the Miami Dolphins last week with nine receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Expect another strong performance from him in Week 13 when he plays a New York Giants pass defense giving up the most passing yards per game of any team.
Green has a great matchup against a Cleveland Browns defense that ranks 25th in passing yards allowed per game, has given up the third-most passing touchdowns and whose secondary is ravaged by injuries. The Bengals wideout also is averaging 10 targets over his last five games.
Wheaton had his best game of the season Sunday with nine receptions for 201 yards and one touchdown. He’s playing an Indianapolis Colts defense in Week 13 ranked 27th in passing yards allowed per game.
Tight End: Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs ($4,700)
The Raiders give up the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends in standard scoring leagues, so Kelce’s is a smart play on daily fantasy sites. His status for Week 12 was in question, but he ended up playing and caught four passes for 69 yards and one touchdown against the Bills.
Flex: Thomas Rawls, Running Back, Seattle Seahawks ($5,400)
The Minnesota Vikings have a pretty good defense, but they give up 110 rushing yards per game, which makes Rawls a good value play at just $5,400. He’s the Seahawks’ No. 1 running back with Marshawn Lynch sidelined because of an injury.
Defense: Atlanta Falcons ($3,000)
The Falcons are facing a rookie quarterback in Jameis Winston and a Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense that scored just 12 points against a below-average Colts defense last week. Atlanta also has given up the third-fewest passing touchdowns with the third-most interceptions.
Thumbnail photo via Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Oct 29, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports
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