Before we get into this week’s DFS players for Sunday’s slate of games, a quick recap of my Week 12 players and where it right and (mostly) wrong. I finished with 120.48 points, which barely cracked the top-50% in the event I was in and was let down by the running back position as both Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt got the dreaded snowflake symbol by their names after scoring an identical 6.2 points each. Those two misses were offset by a pair of fire starts in Justin Jefferson and my value pick Gabriel Davis, but the rest of my lineup was average at best and therefore, I still had to do my day job this week.
Taking on lessons learnt from last week, here is my DFS lineup for the Week 13 Sunday main slate of games.
QB: Aaron Rodgers vs Philadelphia Eagles ($6800)
My top rated passer this season, Rodgers is the current QB4 in fantasy and playing his best football since he was MVP in 2014. Since the loss to Tampa in Week 6, Rodgers has scored no fewer than 23.5 fantasy points in any game and I don’t expect anything to change against an average Eagles pass defense this week. A great value start to this week’s lineup.
RB: Nick Chubb @ Tennessee Titans ($7700)
Chubb is running like a freight train since his return from injury, with three consecutive 110+ yard games and a pair of touchdowns. I’m getting him in my lineup this week before his value hits the Derrick Henry/Dalvin Cook level as that’s where he’s headed. The Titans are a bottom-7 run defense so I’m expecting Chubb to light it up again in Week 13.
RB: David Montgomery vs Detroit Lions ($5500)
This is all about the matchup as the Lions boast the worst fantasy run defense in the league this year. Add to that, Montgomery is coming of his best fantasy performance and first 100 yard rushing game of the season last week, and he is a great value RB2 pickup this week.
WR: DK Metcalf vs New York Giants ($8200)
Metcalf is one of the form players in the league at the moment and has a favorable matchup against the Giants as the Seahawks look to keep pace in the race for the number one seed in the NFC. He’s averaging almost six points per game more than Tyler Lockett over the past month and is a clear top receiving option for the rest of the season.
WR: Justin Jefferson vs Jacksonville Jaguars ($6900)
I’m going back to the well with Justin Jefferson this week, as even with Adam Thielen activated from the COVID list, the match up against the Jaguars’ pass defense is too good to turn down. Even with a $800 increase in the past week, Jefferson is still great value as the Vikings try to stay in the NFC playoff race.
WR: Keke Coutee vs Indianapolis Colts ($3000)
My value play of the week as the number of pass catchers available to Deshaun Watson has taken another hit with Will Fuller’s season-ending suspension. With Kenny Stills released and Randall Cobb injured, Coutee has become the No. 2 option behind Brandin Cooks and should see a big increase in targets for the Texans this week. The opportunity is there, he just has to take it.
TE: Robert Tonyan vs Philadelphia Eagles ($3700)
Tonyan has the all-important trust of Aaron Rodgers and with seven touchdowns on the season, is a big threat in the passing game. I love stacking him with Rodgers this week against the Eagles and he is my secret weapon to be the TE1 in fantasy this week.
FLEX: Cam Akers @ Arizona Cardinals ($4500)
My riskiest play this week as the running back position has been consistently inconsistent for the Rams this season, but I’m hoping Akers’ breakout performance last week will lead to him taking on the same volume role this week against the Cardinals.
DST: Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions ($3100)
I’m banking on the Bears defense bouncing back from the spanking they were given by Aaron Rodgers and the Packers last week as they face much friendlier opposition in the Lions, who are still without Kenny Golladay, and have Matthew Stafford still nursing a thumb injury and D’Andre Swift being eased back in from a concussion. A win for the Bears keeps them right in the playoff race and the defense will be the catalyst to get them there.
Who are your top plays in DFS for Week 13? Let me know in the comments.