Fantasy Football Market Report: Week 13

The latest risers and fallers in the fantasy football landscape.

An issue that impacts fantasy rankings every year is the perception coming into a season as to the teams that are going to be playing for something late in the season when fantasy titles are up for grabs. What makes the NFL great is that, while there are some dynasty teams like Kansas City that are good every year, there are also teams that rise to take their place among the elite.

With six weeks left to play, only three defending division champions find themselves currently in first place (Kansas City, Tennessee and Tampa Bay at 5-6). Both Philadelphia (10-1) and Minnesota (9-2) have surpassed their 2021 win totals. San Francisco and Miami finished third in their divisions last season. Baltimore finished last in the AFC North in 2021.

The NFL is the best reality show on television for a reason – you never fully know what to expect when the season begins, because there are twists and turns that most of us don’t see coming. Players you drafted expecting them to dwell on the bench have become your bell cows because the NFL is cyclical.

Here is the Week 13 Fantasy Football Market Report.

The Huddle’s Blitzed Fantasy Football Podcast: Episode 184

Week 13 fantasy football news, daily lineup tips, and more!

In this episode, Steve and Harley bring you B.P.N. NFL news, their “too early” 2023 top-12 running back rankings, and their DFS pay-ups, stay-aways and value plays. So Huddle up, tune in, and get Blitzed!

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Fantasy football start/bench list: Week 12

Check out where your roster options fit into our Week 12 start/bench tiers.

Player analysis and projections can be found in our Start/Bench Tool customized to your myHuddle league scoring and rosters. All player listings by groups are in no particular order.

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QUARTERBACKS WIDE RECEIVERS
BEST BETS Opp BEST BETS Opp
Jalen Hurts GB Stefon Diggs @DET
Justin Herbert @ARI Tyreek Hill HOU
GREAT STARTS Opp Tee Higgins @TEN
Josh Allen @DET A.J. Brown GB
Patrick Mahomes LAR GREAT STARTS Opp
Lamar Jackson @JAC Davante Adams @SEA
Geno Smith LVR M. Pittman Jr. PIT
SOLID STARTERS Opp DeAndre Hopkins LAC
Tom Brady @CLE Keenan Allen @ARI
Justin Fields @NYJ Tyler Lockett LVR
Dak Prescott NYG SOLID STARTERS Opp
Tua Tagovailoa HOU DeVonta Smith GB
Joe Burrow @TEN Joshua Palmer @ARI
Matt Ryan PIT Gabe Davis @DET
FRINGE FANTASY PLAYS Opp Deebo Samuel NO
Daniel Jones @DAL J. Jefferson NE
Taylor Heinicke ATL George Pickens @IND
Jared Goff BUF Chris Godwin @CLE
Jacoby Brissett TB D. Peoples-Jones TB
Aaron Rodgers @PHI A. St. Brown BUF
Andy Dalton @SF Amari Cooper TB
Jimmy Garoppolo NO Christian Kirk BAL
Trevor Lawrence BAL DK Metcalf LVR
Marcus Mariota @WAS Terry McLaurin ATL
Derek Carr @SEA Tyler Boyd @TEN
Kirk Cousins NE Brandon Aiyuk NO
SIT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM Opp Jakobi Meyers @MIN
Sam Darnold DEN C. Sutton @CAR
Mike White CHI CeeDee Lamb NYG
Mac Jones @MIN Jaylen Waddle HOU
Kyle Allen @MIA Chris Olave @SF
Kenny Pickett @IND Mike Evans @CLE
John Wolford @KC Allen Lazard @PHI
Kyler Murray LAC FRINGE FANTASY PLAYS Opp
Ryan Tannehill CIN J. Smith-Schuster LAR
Bryce Perkins @KC DJ Moore DEN
Colt McCoy LAC Diontae Johnson @IND
Russell Wilson @CAR Drake London @WAS
RUNNING BACKS Julio Jones @CLE
BEST BETS Opp T. Marshall Jr. DEN
K. Walker III LVR C. Watson @PHI
Austin Ekeler @ARI Jarvis Landry @SF
Josh Jacobs @SEA Allen Robinson @KC
GREAT STARTS Opp Demarcus Robinson @JAC
Derrick Henry CIN Zay Jones BAL
Jeff Wilson Jr. HOU Brandin Cooks @MIA
Tony Pollard NYG Adam Thielen NE
SOLID STARTERS Opp Mack Hollins @SEA
C. McCaffrey NO Darius Slayton @DAL
Saquon Barkley @DAL Nico Collins @MIA
R. Stevenson @MIN Curtis Samuel ATL
Rachaad White @CLE Treylon Burks CIN
Antonio Gibson ATL Parris Campbell PIT
Jamaal Williams BUF Darnell Mooney @NYJ
D. Montgomery @NYJ Garrett Wilson CHI
B. Robinson Jr. ATL SIT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM Opp
Ezekiel Elliott NYG Marquise Brown LAC
Miles Sanders GB Jerry Jeudy @CAR
Kenyan Drake @JAC Ja’Marr Chase @TEN
Jonathan Taylor PIT Rondale Moore LAC
Aaron Jones @PHI Kadarius Toney LAR
James Conner LAC Alec Pierce PIT
Travis Etienne BAL Skyy Moore LAR
Dalvin Cook NE Robert Woods CIN
Nick Chubb TB Justin Watson LAR
FRINGE FANTASY PLAYS Opp DJ Chark Jr. BUF
Michael Carter CHI Chase Claypool @NYJ
D. Singletary @DET DeSean Jackson @JAC
Damien Harris @MIN Mike Williams @ARI
Latavius Murray @CAR Damiere Byrd @WAS
Alvin Kamara @SF Richie James @DAL
Dameon Pierce @MIA DeVante Parker @MIN
C. Patterson @WAS Kalif Raymond BUF
Samaje Perine @TEN Michael Gallup NYG
James Robinson CHI L. Shenault Jr. DEN
D’Andre Swift BUF Kendall Hinton @CAR
Isiah Pacheco LAR N. Westbrook-Ikhine CIN
L. Fournette @CLE Randall Cobb @PHI
Najee Harris @IND Van Jefferson @KC
D’Onta Foreman DEN DEFENSIVE TEAMS
Tyler Allgeier @WAS BEST BETS Opp
Raheem Mostert HOU Cowboys NYG
Jerick McKinnon LAR GREAT STARTS Opp
SIT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM Opp Chiefs LAR
Elijah Mitchell NO Broncos @CAR
James Cook @DET SOLID STARTERS Opp
Marlon Mack @CAR Jets CHI
Cam Akers @KC Eagles GB
AJ Dillon @PHI Dolphins HOU
Joe Mixon @TEN Ravens @JAC
Gus Edwards @JAC Buccaneers @CLE
Jaylen Warren @IND 49ers NO
Kareem Hunt TB FRINGE FANTASY PLAYS Opp
Kyren Williams @KC Browns TB
TIGHT ENDS Bengals @TEN
BEST BETS Opp Chargers @ARI
Mark Andrews @JAC Commanders ATL
T.J. Hockenson NE Bills @DET
GREAT STARTS Opp Colts PIT
Dawson Knox @DET Seahawks LVR
Travis Kelce LAR Titans CIN
SOLID STARTERS Opp Vikings NE
Tyler Higbee @KC Patriots @MIN
Dalton Schultz NYG SIT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM Opp
David Njoku TB Saints @SF
FRINGE FANTASY PLAYS Opp Rams @KC
Foster Moreau @SEA Panthers DEN
Noah Fant LVR Raiders @SEA
Greg Dulcich @CAR Steelers @IND
Cade Otton @CLE Texans @MIA
Tre’ McKitty @ARI Bears @NYJ
George Kittle NO Cardinals LAC
Austin Hooper CIN Giants @DAL
Taysom Hill @SF Falcons @WAS
Pat Freiermuth @IND Packers @PHI
SIT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM Opp Jaguars BAL
Cole Kmet @NYJ Lions BUF
Juwan Johnson @SF
Trey McBride LAC
Evan Engram BAL
Mike Gesicki HOU
Robert Tonyan @PHI
Gerald Everett @ARI
Hunter Henry @MIN
Hayden Hurst @TEN
Tyler Conklin CHI
Logan Thomas ATL

Daily Fantasy Domination: 2022 Thanksgiving Edition

Breaking down the top players and sleepers for DraftKings and FanDuel for Week 12 Thanksgiving Day Slate DFS fantasy football

It is time once again to gobble up some bonus DFS action as we enter the Turkey Day slate. There is nothing better than stuffing your belly and then stuffing your wallet. Then you can go out the next morning and blow all that newly begotten wealth on Black Friday deals!

Buffalo Bills @ Detroit Lions

So, will Buffalo go home between Week 11 and Thanksgiving Day? The Lions haven’t played at Ford Field since Week 9, so the Bills will have actually spent more time in this stadium recently than the Motor City Kitties have.

On this slate, Josh Allen (QB1) has the best combination of arm strength and running ability, and he is no worse than second in surrounding talent on offense. Stack him with either Stefon Diggs or Gabe Davis.

Jared Goff (QB4) doesn’t have the natural talent of Allen, but he does have an elite WR. He also is not afraid to throw the ball 40-plus times a game to keep up with a higher-octane offense. Buffalo’s passing defense is nowhere near as fierce as they were earlier this season, and I like Goff as a bargain-priced pivot here.

Detroit has no clue how to stop the run. It has been a battle to the bottom between them and Houston all year (with Cleveland and the Chargers making a late charge, too). Unfortunately for Buffalo, Devin Singletary (RB3) typically doesn’t get the workload needed to really take advantage of this. I still think he is the safest RB2 on the board. Nyheim Hines (RB12) hasn’t done anything since his arrival. He can be left to Showdown. James Cook (RB10), on the other hand, has seen his role continue to grow. He could be a nice flex play.

Buffalo isn’t great against the run, either. Jamaal Williams (RB4) has been a TD machine. He needs to be in consideration for your RB2 slot. D’Andre Swift (RB7) finally scored last week. He also had fewer touches and yards than Justin Jackson (RB12). Against a worse defense, I might advocate for one of them. Here, neither is more than a desperation flex play.

Detroit is just as bad against the pass as the run. WR1s in particular have posted huge games against them. This is why Stefon Diggs (WR1) gets the top spot on the slate. His price will be high, but he will be worth it. If you want to save some money use his running mate, Gabe Davis (WR5). Just know that Diggs is a much safer play. Isaiah McKenzie (WR13) also is in play as a WR3. Khalil Shakir (WR17) should probably be left to Showdown.

Since Week 7, Amon-Ra St. Brown (WR3) has nearly as many targets as all of the other WRs on Detroit’s active roster. This sets up nicely for him as it has been possession WRs that have done the most damage against Buffalo this season. DJ Chark Jr. (WR16) finally returned in Week 11. Everyone in attendance at your family’s dinner had as many catches and yards as he did. His presence creates more operating room for St. Brown, but Chark is still looking like a bust. Josh Reynolds (back – WR9) has missed a month with a back injury. When he was healthy, he was a reliable WR3. If he can finally return, I’d gladly play him in that spot. If Reynolds remains out, Kalif Raymond (WR14) could be a sneaky WR3 play. Tom Kennedy (WR20) is certainly a fake name, but that name is on the player list, so I have to at least rank him. You can leave him for Showdown.

Despite having multiple other weapons, Buffalo has kept Dawson Knox (TE3) involved all season. Like every other position, Detroit cannot seem to cover TEs, either. Knox at a discounted price might be a nice third leg to an Allen-Diggs stack.

Detroit had an elite TE and they traded him away. Now they have two guys who are just serviceable at best. At least the matchup isn’t awful. Brock Wright (TE7) and James Mitchell (TE8) probably should be ignored, but I have a sneaking feeling that one of them will score this week.

New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys

This NFC East rivalry has a little extra gravy this week as these two teams battle for wild-card positioning behind division leader Philadelphia.

Daniel Jones (QB5) will have his work cut out for himself this week. Normally, I like him as a sleeper, but this time I’m not going to go out of my way to use him. That said, running QBs (including Jones in Week 3) have had some success against this defense, so he has that going for him.

As for Dallas, Dak Prescott (QB2) gets a solid but not spectacular matchup. Still, on a mediocre QB slate, his floor is higher than most of the rest. Stack him with CeeDee Lamb.

Saquon Barkley (RB1) doesn’t have the cream-puff matchups that he has faced the last two weeks. Still, it is always easier to run against Dallas, than throw against them. Matt Breida (RB13) scored last week, but he remains strictly a handcuff. Barring an injury, he has zero value this week.

Ezekiel Elliott (RB5) and Tony Pollard (RB6) are both healthy. Unfortunately, this means a split backfield and split production. If either was alone this week, they would be a top-three option. Still, each can be used as an RB2 or flex play. Elliott has scored in seven of the last eight games he has played against the Giants, so I’ll give him a small edge. Malik Davis (RB15) returns to irrelevancy with both Pollard and Zeke healthy.

The Giants’ WR room was maligned most of the year. Now, they are back to having only one solid option in Darius Slayton (WR10) as Wan’Dale Robinson (ACL) is out for the year. When he has played, Slayton has been reliable this year. Unfortunately, he will likely be saddled by Trevon Diggs. I guess Slayton still deserves WR3 consideration. The team also has Kenny Golladay (WR20). He used to be reliable. Now, it is a victory when he gets more than one target in a game. Bigger-bodied outside WRs have actually fared well against Dallas this season, so he could be a deep dart throw at flex. That said, I’d rather leave him to Showdown. With Robinson out, Richie James (knee – WR16) will start in the slot. He could also be a WR3 option.

CeeDee Lamb (WR4) is one of the few WR1 pivots that I like from Stefon Diggs and Justin Jefferson. Lamb actually has more targets than the rest of the Cowboys’ WR room combined. It helped that Michael Gallup (WR8) missed the start of the season. Gallup gets a lot of volume, but his final stat line leaves a lot to be desired. He is best left as a WR3. Noah Brown (WR12) has disappeared since the return of Gallup. In a better spot, I would consider him. This isn’t that spot.

Daniel Bellinger (eye – TE11) has missed a month now. He promised that he would return at some point this season. I don’t think it will be this week. If he plays, bump him up to TE5. Assuming Bellinger remains out, Tanner Hudson (TE6) or Lawrence Cager (WR23/TE9) could be a nice sleeper in a double-TE lineup.

Dalton Schultz (TE2) is a great option this week as the Giants have been a sieve of late against the position. Plus, Schultz has been a top-six TE since returning from his early-season injury. I highly recommend using both Schultz and T.J. Hockenson in a double-TE lineup.

New England Patriots @ Minnesota Vikings

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Mac Jones (QB6) is the thanksgiving QB turkey this week. The matchup is actually positive, but he just lacks the talent. If you want to get crazy build a stack with him and Jakobi Meyers and then fall asleep early so you don’t have to watch that money go up in smoke.

Coming into this season, Kirk Cousins (QB3) was maligned for his failures in primetime. He has played admirably this season to erase some of that trend, but with his LT, Christian Darrisaw, doubtful with a concussion, he is in trouble here. Certainly, Kirk has the weapons, but he needs time to get the ball to those weapons. If Darrisaw plays, I will use Cousins. Otherwise, I will pass.

Rhamondre Stevenson (RB8) and Damien Harris (RB9) were back to splitting the load last week. The Vikes are actually solid against the run, so neither should be more than an RB2 dart throw. I’d lean toward Stevenson since Minnesota has historically struggled with pass-catching backs.

The Vikings have to get their running game going this week. Dalvin Cook (RB2) had scored in five straight games prior to getting the game scripted away from him in last week’s contest. Unfortunately, the Patriots are neutral, at worst, against the run. Alexander Mattison (RB11) is purely a handcuff these days. He can be left to Showdown contests.

There are a lot of WRs in the room for the Patriots, but very few you can truly trust. Jakobi Meyers (WR6) is worth a WR2 slot. He has been the one consistent asset all year. DeVante Parker (WR11) came back from injury in Week 11 and didn’t do much. I don’t love the matchup for him. Nelson Agholor (WR21) has had six targets since Week 4. Still, he is one of the types of WRs that Minnesota historically struggles with. Tyquan Thornton (WR18) has seen more targets, but he has done just as little with them. Either of these two could be a punt WR3 at best. Kendrick Bourne (WR22) has done nothing over the last two months. He can be ignored.

Opposing WR1s have done little versus New England over the last month. That said, they haven’t faced anyone like Justin Jefferson (WR2) recently. The few higher-end WR1s they faced earlier this year did just fine against this defense. Jefferson will have a great game here, and he deserves WR1 consideration. Adam Thielen (WR7) had seven or more targets in eight straight contests before Week 11. The numbers haven’t been great, but he can be used as a WR2. K.J. Osborn (WR13) was featured in Week 10 and then he was ignored last week. The matchup isn’t strong enough to consider him as anything more than a punt play at WR3.

Jonnu Smith (TE4) has outproduced Hunter Henry (TE5) in recent weeks. I’d consider a pivot with either, but there is no clear advantage to using them considering the price differences aren’t huge between them and the highest-priced guys.

Quality TEs have feasted on New England this season. T.J. Hockenson (TE1) definitely qualifies in that category. Ironically, he was held to just 1-6-0 versus New England back in Week 4 when he was still with Detroit. That is more of a testament to the Detroit offense than Hockenson. I like him for 6-70-1 here. Johnny Mundt (TE10) can be ignored.

The Main Slate: recommended DFS lineups

DK Lineup: QB Josh Allen ($8k), RB Devin Singletary ($5.7k), RB Jamaal Williams ($5.9k), WR Stefon Diggs ($8k), WR Jakobi Meyers ($5.1k), WR Kalif Raymond ($4.1k), TE Dawson Knox ($3.5k), FLEX Tony Pollard ($6.6k), DST New England Patriots ($3k)

FD Lineup: QB Josh Allen ($9.5k), RB Devin Singletary ($6.9k), RB Jamaal Williams ($7.1k), WR Stefon Diggs ($9.3k), WR Michael Gallup ($5.7k), WR Kalif Raymond ($5.5k), TE Dawson Knox ($5.5k), FLEX T.J. Hockenson ($6.3k), DST New England Patriots ($4.2k)

FB Lineup: QB Josh Allen ($7.4k), RB Saquon Barkley ($7.2k), RB Jamaal Williams ($5.6k), WR Stefon Diggs ($7.2k), WR Michael Gallup ($4.1k), WR K.J. Osborn ($3.3k), TE Dawson Knox ($3.7k), FLEX Tony Pollard ($6.3k), FLEX Devin Singletary ($5.2k)

Quarterback

DraftKings FanDuel
Josh Allen $8,000 $9,500
Dak Prescott $6,200 $8,000
Kirk Cousins $5,600 $7,400
Daniel Jones $5,500 $7,500
Jared Goff $5,200 $6,900
Mac Jones $5,100 $6,500

Weekly strategyJosh Allen and Dak Prescott are the safest plays. Mac Jones and Kirk Cousins are the only two to fully fade.

Pay to Play

Josh Allen, Bills @ DET ($8,000 DK, $9,500 FD)
Best offense on the slate versus the worst defense on the slate. Simply put, get Allen in there and stack him with as many players as you can fit under the cap.

Stay Away

Kirk Cousins, Vikings vs. NE ($5,600 DK, $7,400 FDCousins is a decent starting QB and he has some elite weapons, but if he doesn’t have Christian Darrisaw blocking his blindside, he is in a world of trouble. The Patriots’ edge rushers have to be licking their chops while watching footage from last week’s game.

Value Play

Jared Goff, Lions vs. BUF ($5,200 DK, $6,900 FD)
Detroit will be playing from behind, so expect Goff to be forced to throw the ball a ton. Obviously, this means cue up the stacks with Amon-Ra St. Brown and perhaps Kalif Raymond or Josh Reynolds (back) if he can return from his injury.

Running Back

DraftKings FanDuel
Saquon Barkley $8,000 $8,800
Dalvin Cook $7,400 $7,800
Tony Pollard $6,600 $8,500
Rhamondre Stevenson $6,400 $7,200
Jamaal Williams $5,900 $7,100
Ezekiel Elliott $5,800 $7,000
Devin Singletary $5,700 $6,900
D’Andre Swift $5,600 $6,200
Damien Harris $5,500 $6,400
Alexander Mattison $4,800 $5,000
Nyheim Hines $4,500 $4,900
James Cook $4,400 $5,500
Matt Breida $4,300 $5,100
Justin Jackson $4,100 $5,200

Weekly strategy – Saquon Barkley and Dalvin Cook are both usable at RB1. If you can afford them. That said, I’m likely fading both due to their salaries. I’d prefer to pivot with two or three of this group: Jamaal Williams, one of the Patriots, Devin Singletary, or one of the Cowboys.

Pay to Play

Saquon Barkley, Giants @ DAL ($8,000 DK, $8,800 FD)
I am going to have a hard time fitting Barkley under my cap, but he deserves to be there. He posted 126 total yards and a score in their earlier matchup. Plus, Dallas has allowed some big RB lines over the last month or so. I’m just scared of a repeat of last week’s fiasco versus Detroit where Daniel Jones and Matt Breida vultured Barkley’s TDs.

Stay Away

D’Andre Swift, Lions vs. BUF ($5,600 DK, $6,200 FD)
Buffalo isn’t very good against the run, but Swift actually played less than Justin Jackson last week. On a small slate, you can’t have this big of a goose egg risk in your lineup.

Value Play

Devin Singletary, Bills @ DET ($5,700 DK, $6,900 FD)
Despite slowing down Saquon Barkley last week, Detroit continues to be an RB whipping boy. James Cook could eat into some of Singletary’s touches again, but if Devin is fed like last week, he will score for a third-straight week.

Wide Receiver

DraftKings FanDuel
Justin Jefferson $8,200 $8,600
Stefon Diggs $8,000 $9,300
CeeDee Lamb $7,100 $7,900
Amon-Ra St. Brown $6,600 $7,600
Gabe Davis $5,300 $7,200
Jakobi Meyers $5,100 $6,700
Darius Slayton $5,000 $6,400
Adam Thielen $4,900 $5,900
Michael Gallup $4,600 $5,700
Josh Reynolds $4,200 $5,600
Kalif Raymond $4,100 $5,500
Isaiah McKenzie $4,000 $5,200
DeVante Parker $3,900 $5,400
DJ Chark Jr. $3,800 $5,000
Kenny Golladay $3,700 $5,300
K.J. Osborn $3,600 $5,300
Noah Brown $3,500 $5,200
Kendrick Bourne $3,400 $4,900
Lawrence Cager N/A $4,800
Richie James $3,400 $5,400
Tyquan Thornton $3,300 $5,300
Nelson Agholor $3,100 $5,100
Khalil Shakir $3,000 $4,600

Weekly strategy – Your WR1 should be either Stefon Diggs or Justin Jefferson. You cannot afford both. Gabe Davis, CeeDee Lamb, and Amon-Ra St. Brown are the WR1 pivot options. Use two of Darius SlaytonJakobi MeyersMichael GallupKalif Raymond, or Adam Thielen as your WR2 and WR3. K.J. Osborn and Richie James are the only two possible punt play here.

Pay to Play

Stefon Diggs, Bills @ DET ($8,000 DK, $9,300 FD)
Diggs has scored and/or topped 90 yards in each of his last six games. Meanwhile, Detroit has allowed a big game by virtually every alpha WR to face them. You need either Diggs or Gabe Davis in your lineup, good luck getting both of them under the cap.

Stay Away

Justin Jefferson, Vikings vs. NE ($8,200 DK, $8,600 FD) The Patriots go out of their way to take out an opponent’s top weapon. Well, Jefferson is clearly the top option on this offense. I know Bill Belichick is adept at this strategy, and he has last week’s game to pull from.

Value Play

Kalif Raymond, Lions vs. BUF ($4,100 DK, $5,500 FD) or Josh Reynolds, Lions vs. BUF ($4,200, $5,600) This comes down to whether or not Reynolds (back) can play. If Reynolds is out once again, fire up Raymond. If Reynolds returns, fire up Reynolds. Both could have value as Buffalo is forced to deal with Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark Jr. on the outsides.

Tight End

DraftKings FanDuel
T.J. Hockenson $5,000 $6,300
Dalton Schultz $3,800 $5,800
Dawson Knox $3,500 $5,500
Daniel Bellinger $3,200 $4,600
Hunter Henry $3,100 $4,900
Jonnu Smith $3,000 $4,700
Brock Wright $2,900 $4,600
James Mitchell $2,700 $4,200
Lawrence Cager $2,700 N/A
Johnny Mundt $2,700 $4,200
Tanner Hudson $2,500 $4,300

Weekly strategyT.J. Hockenson is the safest play. I’d also consider Dalton Schultz or Dawson Knox.

Pay to Play

T.J. Hockenson, Vikings vs. NE ($5,000 DK, $6,300 FD)
Since landing with the Vikings, Hockenson has been peppered with 28 targets in three games. That is the fifth-most targets in the league during this three-game stand. Meanwhile, the Patriots rank near the bottom in points allowed to the TE. I can do the math, and it adds up to this being the best TE play on the board.

Stay Away

Hunter Henry, Patriots @ MIN ($3,100 DK, $4,900 FD)
Henry has begun to accrue fewer stats than Jonnu Smith. If I have to fade someone this week, it would be him.

Value Play

Dawson Knox, Bills @ DET ($3,500 DK, $5,500 FD)
Knox has shed his TD-dependent label and started to post reasonable counting stats. Against Detroit, he should be able to do both. I love Knox as the third leg of an Allen-Diggs stack. He can also be the second option in a double-TE lineup with Hockenson.

Fantasy Football Market Report: Week 12

A look at trending fantasy football risers and fallers.

While there officially isn’t “tanking” in the NFL like other pro sports, there is the habit of resting veterans or putting them on snap counts because the current season has reached the point where making the playoffs will be virtually impossible. The teams that finish at the bottom tend to be the same teams year after year. We know who they are.

What makes this season so bizarre is the teams that are included on the walking dead list. The Green Bay Packers are 4-7 and on life support, and the list of 3-7 teams includes the defending champion Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos. These aren’t teams known for tanking – much less losing so often.

Will they take the time-honored, semi-ethical approach of giving young players more opportunities to see what they have moving forward while letting the vets ease into the end of the season? It will be interesting because these franchises haven’t been bottom feeders often.

Here is the Week 12 Fantasy Football Market Report.

Fantasy Football: 12 utilization stats to know from Week 11

Here are the fantasy football utilization stats you need to know from Week 11 of the 2022 NFL season.

Eleven down, seven to go.

The NFL season is winding down and the fantasy football playoff race is heating up. Here are 12 utilization stats you should know before making any waiver wire claims in fantasy football this week.

The Huddle’s Blitzed Fantasy Football Podcast: Episode 183

Week 12 fantasy football news, daily lineup tips, and more!

In this episode, Steve and Harley bring you B.P.N. NFL news, and a double helping of DFS pay-ups, stay-aways and value plays. So Huddle up, tune in, and get Blitzed!

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Fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em: Week 11

Here’s a look at some start/sit decisions in Week 11 of fantasy football.

After we saw two rookie wide receivers explode in primetime on Thursday night, it’s time to take a look at some tough start/sit decisions fantasy football manager will have to face in Week 11.

Teams on a bye in Week 11 include the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks.

Doing start/sit articles can be a little challenging. The players featured on the list below should not be taken as “must starts” or “must sits.” Instead, these are more suggestions on what we believe managers should do with fringe players heading into the weekend. The choice is ultimately up to the manager.

Just because a player is listed as a “start” doesn’t mean he should be put in the lineup over the secure, bona fide studs. Vice versa for the “sits.” If there’s no better option on the waiver wire or the bench, a manager shouldn’t automatically sit the player. That’s why these can be tricky waters to navigate.

You also can check out our start and sit bench list for Week 11:

Fantasy football start/bench list: Week 11

Check out where your roster options fit into our Week 11 start/bench tiers.

Player analysis and projections can be found in our Start/Bench Tool customized to your myHuddle league scoring and rosters. All player listings by groups are in no particular order.

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QUARTERBACKS WIDE RECEIVERS
BEST BETS Opp BEST BETS Opp
Josh Allen CLE Stefon Diggs CLE
GREAT STARTS Opp J. Jefferson DAL
Patrick Mahomes @LAC GREAT STARTS Opp
Justin Herbert KC DeAndre Hopkins SF
Joe Burrow @PIT CeeDee Lamb @MIN
Justin Fields @ATL Tee Higgins @PIT
SOLID STARTERS Opp Jakobi Meyers NYJ
Kirk Cousins DAL SOLID STARTERS Opp
Dak Prescott @MIN Gabe Davis CLE
Daniel Jones DET Deebo Samuel @ARI
Jalen Hurts @IND A. St. Brown @NYG
Lamar Jackson CAR Chris Olave LAR
Aaron Rodgers TEN Keenan Allen KC
FRINGE FANTASY PLAYS Opp Brandin Cooks WAS
Kyler Murray SF C. Sutton LVR
Kenny Pickett CIN Allen Robinson @NO
Jimmy Garoppolo @ARI D. Peoples-Jones @BUF
Taylor Heinicke @HOU M. Pittman Jr. PHI
Marcus Mariota CHI Davante Adams @DEN
Russell Wilson LVR Brandon Aiyuk @ARI
Davis Mills WAS Terry McLaurin @HOU
SIT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM Opp DeVonta Smith @IND
Matt Ryan PHI Drake London CHI
Derek Carr @DEN Adam Thielen DAL
Jared Goff @NYG Allen Lazard TEN
Ryan Tannehill @GB Rondale Moore SF
Andy Dalton LAR Darnell Mooney @ATL
Jacoby Brissett @BUF Mike Williams KC
Baker Mayfield @BAL Tyler Boyd @PIT
Mac Jones NYJ A.J. Brown @IND
M. Stafford @NO FRINGE FANTASY PLAYS Opp
Zach Wilson @NE Alec Pierce PHI
RUNNING BACKS W. Robinson DET
BEST BETS Opp Devin Duvernay CAR
Saquon Barkley DET C. Watson TEN
R. Stevenson NYJ Amari Cooper @BUF
GREAT STARTS Opp DJ Moore @BAL
B. Robinson Jr. @HOU Curtis Samuel @HOU
Austin Ekeler KC Garrett Wilson @NE
C. McCaffrey @ARI Diontae Johnson CIN
Dalvin Cook DAL M. Valdes-Scantling @LAC
SOLID STARTERS Opp Joshua Palmer KC
Aaron Jones TEN Van Jefferson @NO
D. Montgomery @ATL George Pickens CIN
C. Patterson CHI Nico Collins WAS
Isiah Pacheco @LAC Darius Slayton DET
Jamaal Williams @NYG Kadarius Toney @LAC
Gus Edwards CAR Jarvis Landry LAR
Miles Sanders @IND SIT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM Opp
Antonio Gibson @HOU Robert Woods @GB
Jonathan Taylor PHI D. Robinson CAR
Dameon Pierce WAS Mack Hollins @DEN
Alvin Kamara LAR N. Westbrook-Ikhine @GB
Nick Chubb @BUF Treylon Burks @GB
Josh Jacobs @DEN DeSean Jackson CAR
Derrick Henry @GB Corey Davis @NE
Joe Mixon @PIT Michael Gallup @MIN
FRINGE FANTASY PLAYS Opp Chase Claypool @ATL
D. Singletary CLE DeVante Parker NYJ
Tony Pollard @MIN J. Smith-Schuster @LAC
M. Gordon III LVR Josh Reynolds @NYG
Elijah Mitchell @ARI Marquise Brown SF
Ezekiel Elliott @MIN Jerry Jeudy LVR
Latavius Murray LVR Sammy Watkins TEN
Kenyan Drake CAR Mecole Hardman @LAC
Tyler Allgeier CHI Kendall Hinton LVR
Damien Harris NYJ T. Marshall Jr. @BAL
D’Andre Swift @NYG Parris Campbell PHI
Jaylen Warren CIN L. Shenault Jr. @BAL
Najee Harris CIN Jahan Dotson @HOU
Michael Carter @NE Kalif Raymond @NYG
D’Onta Foreman @BAL DEFENSIVE TEAMS
SIT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM Opp BEST BETS Opp
James Conner SF Ravens CAR
James Robinson @NE Bills CLE
Kyren Williams @NO GREAT STARTS Opp
Kareem Hunt @BUF Eagles @IND
AJ Dillon TEN 49ers @ARI
Caleb Huntley CHI Patriots NYJ
Cam Akers @NO SOLID STARTERS Opp
Jerick McKinnon @LAC Broncos LVR
TIGHT ENDS Saints LAR
BEST BETS Opp Bengals @PIT
Mark Andrews CAR Rams @NO
Travis Kelce @LAC Commanders @HOU
GREAT STARTS Opp Giants DET
Dalton Schultz @MIN FRINGE FANTASY PLAYS Opp
George Kittle @ARI Cowboys @MIN
SOLID STARTERS Opp Bears @ATL
Tyler Conklin @NE Raiders @DEN
Tyler Higbee @NO Texans WAS
Greg Dulcich LVR Jets @NE
Pat Freiermuth CIN Titans @GB
Cole Kmet @ATL SIT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM Opp
FRINGE FANTASY PLAYS Opp Chiefs @LAC
Austin Hooper @GB Steelers CIN
Juwan Johnson LAR Vikings DAL
Kyle Pitts CHI Lions @NYG
Robert Tonyan TEN Cardinals SF
Foster Moreau @DEN Browns @BUF
Dawson Knox CLE Panthers @BAL
T.J. Hockenson DAL Packers TEN
Hayden Hurst @PIT Falcons CHI
SIT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM Opp Colts PHI
Kylen Granson PHI Chargers KC
David Njoku @BUF
Gerald Everett KC
Hunter Henry NYJ
Taysom Hill LAR
Logan Thomas @HOU
Jordan Akins WAS
Tanner Hudson DET

Fantasy Football Market Report: Week 11

It will be interesting to see the knee-jerk reaction that happens when a fantasy draft darling has resurrected himself from the dead. Coming into Sunday’s game, Green Packers wide receiver Christian Watson had caught just 10 passes for 88 yards and …

It will be interesting to see the knee-jerk reaction that happens when a fantasy draft darling has resurrected himself from the dead. Coming into Sunday’s game, Green Packers wide receiver Christian Watson had caught just 10 passes for 88 yards and no touchdowns. He had missed three games due to injury and had shown nothing … until Sunday’s game against Dallas.

Three of his four receptions Sunday went for touchdowns – two bombs and a red-zone TD. He looked the part of a rookie with big upside, which has those who still have him on their rosters wondering if this is the start of something big or just a midseason mirage.

These are the decisions that aggravate fantasy owners – and sometimes kill their seasons. Watson was likely on the bench of every fantasy roster he was still on in Week 10. How many weeks will fantasy owners chase their tails hoping to see another huge game that may never come? There are reasons for optimism, but with the fantasy regular season in the home stretch, if you have more consistent options do you bench them for Watson in hopes of catching lightning in a bottle … a bottle that may blow up in your face?

Here is the Week 11 Fantasy Football Market Report.