Fantasy Football Week 13: Julio Jones, Adam Thielen and other must starts
Here is the Week 13 edition of top 5 wide receivers to start in fantasy football.
The Week 12 edition of top five wide receivers didn’t do well. Only two players finished as top 10 scorers in ESPN PPR standard scoring leagues.
JuJu Smith-Schuster was the second-highest scoring wide receiver in the NFL with his 37.9 fantasy points. He reeled in 13 catches for 189 yards and one score.
Julio Jones was the other wideout to crack ESPN’s top 10. He scored 23.8 points with 11 catches and 147 yards.
Odell Beckham Jr, Jarvis Landry, and Michael Thomas all finished outside the top 10. So, let’s make up for last week this week in Week 13 fantasy football.
5. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
Yes, things have gone bad to worse for the Green Bay Packers. The team has struggled to fight through injuries and inconsistencies.
More importantly, the Packers haven’t done a good enough job in providing talent for Aaron Rodgers. But there is one weapon. Davante Adams.
Adams has been great this year, and he has also been a stud fantasy receiver. He has scored 20+ points five times this year, including three 25+ days.
Last week, Adams had a bad game for his standards. He only caught five catches for 69 yards and a score. Still, that’s a nice game and fantasy owners will be thrilled with that. This week, the Packers play the Arizona Cardinals.
Next: 4. Tyreek Hill
4. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs travel to the bay to play the Oakland Raiders. They will be looking to snag a win fresh off their bye week.
Of course, the last game the Chiefs played turned into an iconic, instant classic against the Los Angeles Rams. In that game, Tyreek Hill had one of the best games of his career. Hill went for 215 yards with 10 catches and two scores. His massive night resulted in 43.5 points.
The Raiders will have their hands full with this speedy threat. The Oakland defense has allowed opposing wideouts to haul in the 16 TDs.
Next: 3. DeAndre Hopkins
3. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
When it comes to the Houston Texans, you should get off the tracks when the train is coming through. They are by far the hottest team in the NFL.
Their hot streak has led them to an 8-3 record, which puts them right in the thick of the playoff picture. A big key to the team’s success has been the offense.
DeAndre Hopkins has had his hands all over that success, but he had a bit of a down day during the Texans Week 12 win. He caught five catches and 74 yards, leading to only 12.4 points.
Owners shouldn’t be too worried that Hopkins lost his red zone targets to Demaryius Thomas last week. Hopkins will still get his, especially against the Cleveland Browns in Week 13.
Next: 2. Adam Thielen
2. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
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Adam Thielen broke out of his three-week slump in a big way during the Minnesota Vikings win against the Green Bay Packers. He had down games in Week 9 and Week 11 after a scorching hot start to the season.
Thielen ran all over the Packers secondary, on his way to 26.5 points. He caught eight passes for 125 yards and one score.
This week the Vikings face another tough test. The team travels to New England to play the Patriots.
The Pats haven’t really been their usual selves the past few weeks. So, look for Thielen to be a big target for Kirk Cousins.
Next: 1. Julio Jones
1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Seriously, Julio Jones may be the most underrated superstar in the NFL. Well, if that can be considered a real thing.
Jones has been incredible this year, although his Atlanta Falcons have hit a bump in the road. He leads the whole league in receiving yards with his 1,305.
The former Alabama star has also had far more success finding the end zone this year. He has hauled in three, but they have all come over the past four weeks.
This week, the Falcons look to salvage their season against the Baltimore Ravens. No stats are needed, start this stud.