Week 13 Fantasy Rankings

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After finishing in the Top 10 in FantasyPros’ 2012 Expert Accuracy Competition, theScore’s Justin Boone is back in the Top 10 this season. Here are his rankings for Week 13.

Quarterbacks

Rank Player Matchup
1 Peyton Manning – Den at KC
2 Matthew Stafford – Det vs. GB
3 Cam Newton – Car vs. TB
4 Tom Brady – NE at Hou
5 Tony Romo – Dal vs. Oak
6 Josh McCown – Chi at Min
7 Drew Brees – NO at Sea
8 Nick Foles – Phi vs. Ari
9 Russell Wilson – Sea vs. NO
10 Andy Dalton – Cin at SD
11 Colin Kaepernick – SF vs. StL
12 Philip Rivers – SD vs. Cin
13 Carson Palmer – Ari at Phi
14 Robert Griffin – Was vs. NYG
15 Andrew Luck – Ind vs. Ten
16 Alex Smith – KC vs. Den
17 Ryan Fitzpatrick – Ten at Ind
18 Matt Flynn – GB at Det
19 Eli Manning – NYG at Was
20 EJ Manuel – Buf vs. Atl
21 Matt Ryan – Atl at Buf
22 Ryan Tannehill – Mia at NYJ
23 Ben Roethlisberger – Pit at Bal
24 Joe Flacco – Bal vs. Pit
25 Brandon Weeden – Cle vs. Jac
26 Mike Glennon – TB at Car
27 Christian Ponder – Min vs. Chi
28 Case Keenum – Hou vs. NE
29 Matt McGloin – Oak at Dal
30 Geno Smith – NYJ vs. Mia
31 Kellen Clemens – StL at SF
32 Chad Henne – Jac at Cle

Peyton Manning has cooled off a bit recently and the Broncos’ offense has looked out of sync at times, but are you bold enough to bench him for any other quarterback?… Matt Stafford hasn’t had a multi-touchdown game against the Packers since Week 17 in 2011. Green Bay’s starting quarterback that day was Matt Flynn and their starter on Thursday - you guessed it Frank Stallone Matt Flynn… Not sure what’s happening with the Texans right now, but Tom Brady will be happy to capitalize… Unless you have an elite option at quarterback, you have to consider Josh McCown this week, as he faces an extremely generous Minnesota pass defense… Coming off their bye weeks, Russell Wilson and Andy Dalton are QB1s… Andrew Luck has a bad matchup and if you need a win this week, there are better options.

Running Backs

Rank Player Matchup
1 Adrian Peterson – Min vs. Chi
2 Jamaal Charles – KC vs. Den
3 LeSean McCoy – Phi vs. Ari
4 Matt Forte – Chi at Min
5 Marshawn Lynch – Sea vs. NO
6 Andre Brown – NYG at Was
7 Reggie Bush – Det vs. GB
8 Eddie Lacy – GB at Det
9 Frank Gore – SF vs. StL
10 Rashad Jennings – Oak at Dal
11 Alfred Morris – Was vs. NYG
12 DeMarco Murray – Dal vs. Oak
13 Chris Johnson – Ten at Ind
14 Maurice Jones-Drew – Jac at Cle
15 Zac Stacy – StL at SF
16 Giovani Bernard – Cin at SD
17 Knowshon Moreno – Den at KC
18 Danny Woodhead – SD vs. Cin
19 Shane Vereen – NE at Hou
20 C.J. Spiller – Buf vs. Atl
21 Le’Veon Bell – Pit at Bal
22 Fred Jackson – Buf vs. Atl
23 Ray Rice – Bal vs. Pit
24 Pierre Thomas – NO at Sea
25 Ben Tate – Hou vs. NE
26 Steven Jackson – Atl at Buf
27 Bobby Rainey – TB at Car
28 Chris Ivory – NYJ vs. Mia
29 Andre Ellington – Ari at Phi
30 Lamar Miller – Mia at NYJ
31 Bilal Powell – NYJ vs. Mia
32 Chris Ogbonnaya – Cle vs. Jac
33 Joique Bell – Det vs. GB
34 Donald Brown – Ind vs. Ten
35 Darren Sproles – NO at Sea
36 Rashard Mendenhall – Ari at Phi
37 Montee Ball – Den at KC
38 Ryan Mathews – SD vs. Cin
39 Trent Richardson – Ind vs. Ten
40 Brandon Bolden – NE at Hou
41 BenJarvus Green-Ellis – Cin at SD
42 DeAngelo Williams – Car vs. TB
43 Jacquizz Rodgers – Atl at Buf
44 Fozzy Whittaker – Cle vs. Jac
45 Dennis Johnson – Hou vs. NE
46 Benny Cunningham – StL at SF
47 Stevan Ridley – NE at Hou
48 Brian Leonard – TB at Car
49 Ronnie Brown – SD vs. Cin
50 Jonathan Stewart – Car vs. TB
51 Darren McFadden – Oak at Dal
52 Roy Helu – Was vs. NYG
53 Bernard Pierce – Bal vs. Pit
54 LeGarrette Blount – NE at Hou
55 Brandon Jacobs – NYG at Was
56 Mike Tolbert – Car vs. TB
57 Shonn Greene – Ten at Ind
58 Marcel Reece – Oak at Dal
59 Mark Ingram – NO at Sea
60 Toby Gerhart – Min vs. Chi

If he’s 100 percent healthy, Adrian Peterson might just set the single game rushing record against the Bears’ horrific rush defense, and that’s not even hyperbole… Andre Brown is running hard and down the stretch you’ll find him ranked among the elite fantasy backs… Reggie Bush hasn’t made a trip to the end zone in three weeks, but I expect him to spend some time there Thursday… Don’t be fooled by one bad game from Alfred Morris, who is coming off a very difficult matchup against the 49ers. Prior to Week 12, Morris had at least 90 rushing yards in five straight games. Start him with confidence… Hopefully you like pass catching backs, because Danny Woodhead and Shane Vereen will be doing their usual damage this week. They are solid RB2s with a lot of upside… Chris Ivory’s health will be important to monitor this week. If he sits out, Bilal Powell will be a sneaky start versus the Dolphins.

Wide Receivers

Rank Player Matchup
1 Calvin Johnson – Det vs. GB
2 Brandon Marshall – Chi at Min
3 Dez Bryant – Dal vs. Oak
4 A.J. Green – Cin at SD
5 Josh Gordon – Cle vs. Jac
6 Demaryius Thomas – Den at KC
7 Antonio Brown – Pit at Bal
8 Alshon Jeffery – Chi at Min
9 Jordy Nelson – GB at Det
10 Andre Johnson – Hou vs. NE
11 Larry Fitzgerald – Ari at Phi
12 DeSean Jackson – Phi vs. Ari
13 Victor Cruz – NYG at Was
14 Vincent Jackson – TB at Car
15 Torrey Smith – Bal vs. Pit
16 Michael Floyd – Ari at Phi
17 Keenan Allen – SD vs. Cin
18 Pierre Garcon – Was vs. NYG
19 Wes Welker – Den at KC
20 Kendall Wright – Ten at Ind
21 T.Y. Hilton – Ind vs. Ten
22 Harry Douglas – Atl at Buf
23 Riley Cooper – Phi vs. Ari
24 Eric Decker – Den at KC
25 Mike Wallace – Mia at NYJ
26 Jarrett Boykin – GB at Det
27 Rod Streater – Oak at Dal
28 Dwayne Bowe – KC vs. Den
29 Nate Burleson – Det vs. GB
30 Steve Smith – Car vs. TB
31 Percy Harvin – Sea vs. NO
32 Steve Johnson – Buf vs. Atl
33 Anquan Boldin – SF vs. StL
34 Cecil Shorts – Jac at Cle
35 James Jones – GB at Det
36 Danny Amendola – NE at Hou
37 Rueben Randle – NYG at Was
38 Marques Colston – NO at Sea
39 Roddy White – Atl at Buf
40 Brian Hartline – Mia at NYJ
41 Brandon LaFell – Car vs. TB
42 Emmanuel Sanders – Pit at Bal
43 Golden Tate – Sea vs. NO
44 Rishard Matthews – Mia at NYJ
45 Marvin Jones – Cin at SD
46 Terrance Williams – Dal vs. Oak
47 Tiquan Underwood – TB at Car
48 Robert Woods – Buf vs. Atl
49 Ace Sanders – Jac at Cle
50 Dexter McCluster – KC vs. Den
51 Hakeem Nicks – NYG at Was
52 DeAndre Hopkins – Hou vs. NE
53 Miles Austin – Dal vs. Oak
54 Michael Crabtree – SF vs. StL
55 Santonio Holmes – NYJ vs. Mia
56 Cordarrelle Patterson – Min vs. Chi
57 Julian Edelman – NE at Hou
58 Tavon Austin – StL at SF
59 Justin Hunter – Ten at Ind
60 Andre Roberts – Ari at Phi
61 Marquise Goodwin – Buf vs. Atl
62 Chris Givens – StL at SF
63 Marlon Brown – Bal vs. Pit
64 Nate Washington – Ten at Ind
65 Eddie Royal – SD vs. Cin
66 Ted Ginn – Car vs. TB
67 Jacoby Jones – Bal vs. Pit
68 Jerricho Cotchery – Pit at Bal
69 Kenny Stills – NO at Sea
70 Greg Jennings – Min vs. Chi
71 Donnie Avery – KC vs. Den
72 Mohamed Sanu – Cin at SD
73 Doug Baldwin – Sea vs. NO
74 Lance Moore – NO at Sea
75 Greg Little – Cle vs. Jac

Some of the league’s best receivers will take the field on Thursday, including Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown and Jordy Nelson. All four pass catchers are in-line for big days… Josh Gordon is quietly putting together a monster season. After taking the first two games off (to serve a suspension), Gordon is averaging 6.0 receptions and 109.8 yards per game. He also has five touchdowns in that time. Oh, and he plays the Jaguars this week…  Victor Cruz is a talent, but his production is all over the map. Hard to trust, but even harder to sit… Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd will take their act to Philadelphia this week. Don’t shy away from starting either of them… Riley Cooper is outside the top 20, but he continues to have WR1 upside… Welcome back Nate Burleson. The Lions needed you, but so did fantasy owners looking for a reliable WR3… Let Percy Harvin prove it to you, before he makes it into your lineup… Marques Colston will have Ray Sherman on his hip all Monday night. If you wait on him, you’ll be disappointed.

Tight Ends

Rank Player Matchup
1 Rob Gronkowski – NE at Hou
2 Jimmy Graham – NO at Sea
3 Vernon Davis – SF vs. StL
4 Jason Witten – Dal vs. Oak
5 Julius Thomas – Den at KC
6 Jordan Cameron – Cle vs. Jac
7 Greg Olsen – Car vs. TB
8 Tony Gonzalez – Atl at Buf
9 Coby Fleener – Ind vs. Ten
10 Jordan Reed – Was vs. NYG
11 Antonio Gates – SD vs. Cin
12 Martellus Bennett – Chi at Min
13 Delanie Walker – Ten at Ind
14 Charles Clay – Mia at NYJ
15 Garrett Graham – Hou vs. NE
16 Tim Wright – TB at Car
17 John Carlson – Min vs. Chi
18 Rob Housler – Ari at Phi
19 Heath Miller – Pit at Bal
20 Brandon Pettigrew – Det vs. GB
21 Ladarius Green – SD vs. Cin
22 Scott Chandler – Buf vs. Atl
23 Mychal Rivera – Oak at Dal
24 Brent Celek – Phi vs. Ari
25 Jared Cook – StL at SF
26 Tyler Eifert – Cin at SD
27 Jermaine Gresham – Cin at SD
28 Zach Miller – Sea vs. NO
29 Brandon Myers – NYG at Was
30 Anthony Fasano – KC vs. Den
31 Zach Ertz – Phi vs. Ari
32 Dallas Clark – Bal vs. Pit

Josh Gordon has put up big numbers, regardless of his quarterback. The same can’t be said for Jordan Cameron, who completely vanished when Jason Campbell took over. Cameron owners might be the only people in the world excited to see Brandon Weeden back in the lineup… If Jordan Reed (concussion) can go, he will be a top 10 option against the Giants… Antonio Gates is nursing a hamstring injury. A week off for Gates would mean a huge dose of rising star Ladarius Green. Green would leap into the top 12, assuming Gates were absent for Week 13.

Kickers

Rank Player Matchup
1 Matt Prater – Den at KC
2 Stephen Gostkowski – NE at Hou
3 Justin Tucker – Bal vs. Pit
4 Dan Bailey – Dal vs. Oak
5 Robbie Gould – Chi at Min
6 Mason Crosby – GB at Det
7 Nick Novak – SD vs. Cin
8 Phil Dawson – SF vs. StL
9 Steven Hauschka – Sea vs. NO
10 Garrett Hartley – NO at Sea
11 Adam Vinatieri – Ind vs. Ten
12 Alex Henery – Phi vs. Ari
13 Ryan Succop – KC vs. Den
14 David Akers – Det vs. GB
15 Nick Folk – NYJ vs. Mia
16 Graham Gano – Car vs. TB
17 Kai Forbath – Was vs. NYG
18 Jay Feely – Ari at Phi
19 Josh Brown – NYG at Was
20 Shaun Suisham – Pit at Bal
21 Blair Walsh – Min vs. Chi
22 Mike Nugent – Cin at SD
23 Dan Carpenter – Buf vs. Atl
24 Rob Bironas – Ten at Ind
25 Matt Bryant – Atl at Buf
26 Caleb Sturgis – Mia at NYJ
27 Sebastian Janikowski – Oak at Dal
28 Billy Cundiff – Cle vs. Jac
29 Randy Bullock – Hou vs. NE
30 Rian Lindell – TB at Car
31 Josh Scobee – Jac at Cle
32 Greg Zuerlein – StL at SF

Special Teams/Defenses

Rank Team Matchup
1 Carolina Panthers – Car vs. TB
2 San Francisco 49ers – SF vs. StL
3 Baltimore Ravens – Bal vs. Pit
4 Cleveland Browns – Cle vs. Jac
5 New England Patriots – NE at Hou
6 Buffalo Bills – Buf vs. Atl
7 New York Jets – NYJ vs. Mia
8 Dallas Cowboys – Dal vs. Oak
9 Miami Dolphins – Mia at NYJ
10 Pittsburgh Steelers – Pit at Bal
11 Seattle Seahawks – Sea vs. NO
12 Arizona Cardinals – Ari at Phi
13 Philadelphia Eagles – Phi vs. Ari
14 Denver Broncos – Den at KC
15 St. Louis Rams – StL at SF
16 Cincinnati Bengals – Cin at SD
17 New York Giants – NYG at Was
18 Washington Redskins – Was vs. NYG
19 Chicago Bears – Chi at Min
20 New Orleans Saints – NO at Sea
21 Detroit Lions – Det vs. GB
22 Kansas City Chiefs – KC vs. Den
23 San Diego Chargers – SD vs. Cin
24 Jacksonville Jaguars – Jac at Cle
25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – TB at Car
26 Tennessee Titans – Ten at Ind
27 Green Bay Packers – GB at Det
28 Indianapolis Colts – Ind vs. Ten
29 Houston Texans – Hou vs. NE
30 Atlanta Falcons – Atl at Buf
31 Minnesota Vikings – Min vs. Chi
32 Oakland Raiders – Oak at Dal