The NFL Schedule heats up in Week 13 as daily fantasy football owners look to capitalize on nearly a full slate of action. For FanDuel owners, Sunday’s lineup of GPP contests is stacked with contests starting as low as a quarter while the $1.4 Million NFL FanDuel Sunday Million will reward first place with a $250k top prize. That said let’s take a look around the NFL and our top daily fantasy football options from the NFL Schedule from Week 13 on FanDuel.
Before we get to our NFL FanDuel Lineup for Week 13, let’s take a look at some of the key fantasy matchups to build around.
Los Angeles Rams Passing Attack Against Arizona Cardinals Defense
Despite going against one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL in Patrick Peterson, the Rams passing attack is well worth the risk to build around. Entering Week 13, the Cardinals defense ranks 4th in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks, 9th in fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers while also allowing running backs to catch 68 passes out of the backfield.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense Against Green Bay Packers
Since losing Aaron Rodgers the Packers season has taking a turn for the worse including on the defensive side of the football. While bad for the organization it is great for FanDuel owners looking to build a winning lineup week in and out. Entering Week 13, the Packers rank 4th in fantasy poinst allowed to wide receivers and 7th in fantasy points allowed to running backs.
While each of these teams have some solid options to build around, here are a few of the other NFL teams you want to look to during week 11 to build your FanDuel lineups around based on their matchup.
Here is our Daily Fantasy Football Options we like for Week 13 of the 2017 NFL Season.
2017 NFL Daily Fantasy Football Options Week 13
Quarterback – Philip Rivers
The fantasy options under center this weekend are endless as daily fantasy owners look to cash in. While we love Jared Goff against the Arizona Cardinals as well as Tom Brady against the Buffalo Bills we just can’t look past the San Diego Chargers quarterback. Rivers who is coming off a spectacular performance on Thanksgiving will look to take advantage of a Cleveland Browns defense that ranks eighth in the NFL in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. Add that with the fact Rivers has posted at least 16 fantasy points in five of his last eight contests makes him one of the more consistent options at quarterback.
Other Top Quarterback Options – Tom Brady & Jared Goff
Sleeper Options – Geno Smith (Deep Sleeper) & Jimmy Garoppolo
Potential Bust – Cam Newton
Running Backs – Rex Burkhead & Danny Woodhead
This might not be your prototypical running back tandem but each of these guys bring some solid fantasy value with their ability to make plays out of the backfield. For Burkhead he has a solid matchup against a Buffalo Bills team that has struggled in slowing down opposing running backs. Through their first 11 games, running backs have rushed for 1,117 yards and 13 touchdowns hilw also pulling in 60 passes for 453 yards and one touchdown. Meanwhile Woodhead is slowly returning to full steam and has seen a ton of reps in the teams passing game pulling in ten grabs in his two games back. Meanwhile on the high side we also like Leonard Fournette and Todd Gurley as top tier fantasy options.
Other Top Running Back Options – Todd Gurley & Leonard Fournette
Sleeper Options – Alex Collins, Tarik Cohen & Peyton Barber
Potential Bust – Alvin Kamara
Wide Receivers – Julio Jones, Mike Evans & Keenan Allen
After going cheap at the running back position, it opened up us up to spend heavy at wide receiver. Our number one option in Week 13 is Allen as we look to ride a stack of Rivers, Allen and Hunter Henry. Allen has been red hot pulling in 13 and 14 receptions over the past two games while posting over 28 fantasy points in each contest. Rounding out the wide receiving group for us is Evans and Jones. For us it’s hard to look past Evans against a Packers defense that ranks 4th in fantasy points allowed to the position with 13 touchdown grabs and 1,926 yards. Meanwhile the Atlanta Falcons will need to turn to Jones in a must win matchup against a very good Minnesota Vikings team Meanwhile like Allen, Jones is coming off a stellar 44.8 point fantasy performance in Week 12.
Other Top Wide Receiver Options – DeAndre Hopkins, Doug Baldiwin & Brandin Cooks
Sleeper Options – Marqise Lee, Jermaine Kearse, Josh Gordon & Tedd Ginn Jr
Potential Bust – Golden Tate & Devin Funchess
Tight End – Hunter Henry
For us this might have been one of the easier fantasy football picks in Week 13 after deciding to go with Rivers at quarterback. For fantasy football owners, you have to love Henry’s matchup against a Browns defense that has allowed 633 receiving yards and the second most touchdown receptions (9) to opposing tight ends through their first 11 games of the 2017 NFL Schedule. Meanwhile it is hard to look past guys like Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce.
Other Top Tight End Options – Travis Kelce & Rob Gronkowski
Sleeper Option – Jared Cook & Benjamin Watson
Potential Bust – Evan Engram
Kicker – Greg Zuerlein
As long as the Rams offense is clicking on full cylinders Greg The Leg will need to be anchored in our daily fantasy football lineups. The Rams kicker has been stellar for most of the season including posting at least 17 fantasy points in four of the Rams last five games. Look for him to take advantage of his matchup against the Cardinals.
Other Kicker Options –Justin Tucker & Stephen Gostkowski
Defense – Jacksonville Jaguars
Rounding out our FanDuel lineup in Week 13 is the Jacksonville Jaguars defense as they look to take advantage of a very bad Indianapolis Colts offense. Entering Week 13, opponents are averaging just below 13 fantasy points on the defensive side of the ball. The Colts enter this weekend ranked 27th in the NFL in yards per game, 26th in passing yards and 27th in points per game.
Other Defensive Options – Los Angeles Chargers & Denver Broncos
Don’t forget to set your FanDuel Lineups today to take advantage of some great contests taking place in Week 13 including the $1.4 Sunday Million ($250k top prize).