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Fantasy Football Week 13: Russell Wilson, Cam Newton and other must starts

By William Schneiderhan
CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 25: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 25: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Here’s the Week 13 edition of top 5 quarterbacks to start in fantasy football.

Hopefully, everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. Also, hope you won your fantasy football game too.

Some of us had to survive the bye weeks of Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff. If you leaned on last week’s edition of top five quarterbacks to start, you may have done well.

That last edition had three players finish as top 10 scorers in ESPN PPR standard scoring leagues. Baker Mayfield led all QBs on the list as he tossed four scores on his way to 25.9 fantasy points.

Andrew Luck scored 23.6 and Cam Newton finished with 22.5. The other two players listed, Drew Brees and Tom Brady, finished outside the top 10.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – NOVEMBER 25: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass in the game against the Miami Dolphins at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – NOVEMBER 25: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass in the game against the Miami Dolphins at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

5. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

Seriously, it’s time to stop overlooking Andrew Luck and his Indianapolis Colts. The team has rattled off five straight wins and Luck looks to be in MVP form.

From a fantasy football perspective, you can’t ask for more from Luck. He has thrown three or more touchdowns in every game since Week 4. Yes, you read that right.

After starting a bit slow after coming back from injury, Luck has also scored 20+ points in every game since Week 4 as well. He’s healthy, and he’s hungry.

Luck was one of those “on the fence” gunslingers during most drafts. With a current own percentage of 95.2 percent in ESPN leagues, you can still snag a top tier QB on the waiver wire for a playoff push.

Next: 4. Russell Wilson

CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 25: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks rolls out against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 25: Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks rolls out against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson is the best one-man show in the NFL. Yes, he has other solid players around him, but he has been the key factor so far for the Seattle Seahawks.

The team is 6-5, meaning Wilson will be playing meaningful football for the rest of the year. This bodes well because he has been one of the better signal callers since Week 5.

Wilson torched the Carolina Panthers defense with his 339 passing yards and two scores. His great game led the Seahawks to a big win and 22 fantasy points.

This week, the Seahawks host the San Francisco 49ers in a rivalry game. San Fran has allowed 23 passing TDs, while only picking off two passes.

Next: 3. Jared Goff

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates his touchdown on a seven yard rush by dunking the football between the goal posts during the third quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates his touchdown on a seven yard rush by dunking the football between the goal posts during the third quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

3. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

Jared Goff and his Los Angeles Rams had the chance to take a week off during their bye week. This, of course, was fresh off the instant classic Monday Night Football win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Goff scored 35.1 fantasy points during the shootout. He threw for over 400 yards, tossed four scores and punched one in with his legs.

Some may still be skeptical of Goff. But, his last three weeks have been incredible.

The Rams travel to Detroit to play the Lions in Week 13. The Lions have allowed 24 passing scores, which is the third most in the NFL.

Next: 2. Patrick Mahomes

2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

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Of course, Patrick Mahomes was on the opposite side of Goff during that historic game. He held his own too.

The second-year quarterback threw for 478 yards and six touchdowns. Nope, that’s not a Madden stat line, it happened right before our eyes.

You know the story on Mahomes by now. He has taken the NFL by storm, throwing his hat into the ring of the league’s best at his position.

Mahomes and his Chiefs look to rebound from that tough loss to the Rams by heading out to California to play the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have been bad, and the Chiefs will want to come off the bye with a big win.

Next: 1. Cam Newton

CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 25: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 25: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

1. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers suffered a big loss on Sunday when the Seahawks escaped with a win. However, Cam Newton still had a solid fantasy day.

Newton threw for 256 yards and two scores to go with 63 rushing yards. His 22.5 day wasn’t enough though.

The former MVP has thrown two or more scores in every game besides Week 1. Not to mention his versatility as a rushing QB too.

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This week the Panthers travel to Florida to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have allowed the most passing touchdowns in the league with 26 so Newton should have a field day.

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