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12 Fantasy Football Stats to Help You Win in NFL Week 13

Fantasy Football Week 12 is in the books and with it came the gift that keeps on giving: Stats. After each week for the 2019 fantasy football season, I will be sifting through all of the fantasy football stats produced. I will filter out stats I find noteworthy or valuable to pay attention to moving forward. I hope this list of stats encourages you to stop and assess the possible impact each stat could have on fantasy values in NFL Week 13 and beyond. Conversely, stats are fun. Enjoy each one for what it is and don’t overthink everything presented.

For more help getting ready for NFL Week 13, check out our Waiver Wire Recommendations and  FAAB Guide.

12 Fantasy Football Stats to get you ready for NFL Week 12

All stats listed are based on .5 PPR. 

1.) Ryan Tannehill was the #2 QB in Week 12 (he was #1 until Lamar Jackson ruined that for him on MNF). He completed 14 of just 18 attempts for 259 yards and two TDs. What catapulted him into the #2 spot was his additional 40 yards and two TDs on the ground. It seems Tannehill is finding himself again with the Titans. He ranks 3rd among QBs in the last five games played with 1276 passing yards, 10 TD passes, three INTs, 119 rushing yards, and another three TDs on the ground. He has at least 18.9 fantasy points in each of those games. There are plenty of QBs struggling right now but Tannehill has proven to be a safe option. Pick him up if he’s still available and play the matchups between him and your current QB.

2.) Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Carson Wentz, Matt Ryan, and Dak Prescott all finished outside the top 15 QBs in Week 12. Ryan Tannehill, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Kyle Allen, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Mitch Trubisky, and Nick Foles all finished as a top 12 QB (before the Monday Night Football game). Let this be a perfect example to play the matchups and pay attention to the weather conditions even for the “elite” QBs. This is why I recommended sitting Dak Prescott and playing Mayfield or Darnold for Week 12 in my last “12 Stats” article.

3.) Derrick Henry had a great day against the Jaguars. He rushed 19 times for 159 yards and two TDs. The Jaguars have now given up six top-24 RBs in their last three games (full PPR). Their rushing defense is swiss cheese. The Jaguars host the Buccaneers in Week 13 so get your Ronald Jones and Peyton Barber locked in your lineup!

4.) Jonathan Williams has the hot hand in Indianapolis right now. With Marlon Mack out for a few weeks, Williams is a relevant fantasy starter. He rushed 26 times (something Mack had only done once all year) for 104 yards and a touchdown. This is the second game in a row he’s rushed for over 100 yards. Hopefully, you picked him up or have a chance to if your league is living under a rock. He should be a value to your fantasy teams in Week 13 vs the Titans.

5.) Daniel Jones has been hot and cold in the last few weeks. He finished as the QB14 in Week 12. Why am I bringing him up? He has thrown four touchdowns in two of his last four games and he’s got a favorable fantasy playoff schedule. Week 15 at home against the Dolphins and Week 16 vs the Redskins. It’s worth taking a look at your current QB’s fantasy playoff schedule. You may want to stream Jones in one or both of those weeks.

6.) Jared Goff is droppable at this point. He’s been absolutely awful the past three weeks. He has 628 passing yards, 0 TDs, 5 INTs, and just 13.32 fantasy points combined! It’s not like his schedule is great the rest of the way. He should bounce back a bit in Week 13 against the Cardinals but I still wouldn’t trust him. After that, he has Seahawks, @ Cowboys, and @ 49ers for the fantasy playoffs. If you’ve been relying on him as your QB, I’m sorry. Drop him and stream!

7.) Tyler Boyd was the only bright spot for the Bengals in Week 12. He caught five of his nine targets for 101 yards and a TD. Just when things were looking “meh” for Boyd’s fantasy outlook he has a week like this. Boyd is a trustworthy option in your lineups moving forward especially now that he has Andy Dalton back. If you’re lucky enough to make it to fantasy championship week, Boyd will be matched up against the Dolphins.

8.) Odell Beckham Jr. finally scored a TD for the first time since Week 2. He finished the day with 84 yards and a TD. It’s worth noting that it was against the Miami Dolphins which puts a bit of a damper on my excitement for him moving forward. OBJ does have a couple of favorable matchups in the next few weeks but I wouldn’t consider him a lock in your lineups by any means. Play the matchups and if you have some higher upside options you may want to consider them before just automatically throwing OBJ in.

9.) The see-saw continues between Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. It was a Chris Godwin week this time. He led all WRs in fantasy points for Week 12. He caught 7 of his 8 targets for 184 yards and 2 TDs. He almost had a 3rd TD but the throw was low to him in the end zone. Regardless of this WR duo’s coin flip games, they are both must-starts as the upside is something you can’t afford to have on your bench. If you’re lucky enough to own both, I’d play both. The output from one of them on a good week is enough to account for both anyway.

10.) Welcome back, George Kittle! He didn’t waste any time getting back to that #1 spot on the week with his 6 receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown performance. For those of you that picked up Ross Dwelley in Kittle’s absence, you can safely drop him now as he has been wiped off the face of the earth. Get back to streaming the awful TE position!

11.) After scoring three touchdowns in his last two games, Jacob Hollister put up a dud for the Seahawks in Week 12. Do not let his two receptions for 22 yards and 0 TDs stat line scare you. Russell Wilson had Hollister WIDE OPEN in the end zone and overthrew the 6’4″ tight end. If you anger dropped him, pick him back up and play him this week. He’s one of the few tight ends I trust moving forward.

12.) This last one isn’t a stat but I wanted to just remind you all of something as we head into the fantasy football playoffs. This is the time of year where your league-mates may be making some curious add/drops. Pay closer attention to your waivers as you may find a great fantasy option for the playoffs. Take a look at who you like and look ahead to their schedules for the next few weeks. Now is the time to pick up and stash the players with favorable matchups to help you win your leagues. Good luck to all of you in Week 13 and as always you can reach out to me on Twitter with any questions!

Thanks for reading and good luck to all of you in NFL Week 13!

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