Fantasy Football: Week 13 Rankings

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Looking at Week 13

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Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

We have reached the final week of the regular season for most fantasy leagues with Week 13 here. This is now make or break time for fantasy teams all over and you have to make correct decisions at this point. I will tell you now that roster depth isn’t important anymore, you have your studs and they have to be in the lineup every week the rest of the way now on the trek towards the fantasy championship.

I have my rankings for Week 13 to hopefully help you make the right picks on who you should put into your lineup if you still have a ton of depth on your roster. There are many leagues that are still fighting for playoff spots. I know in the league that I’m in that there are eight playoff spots and only three teams have already clinched coming into this week so a lot is going to happen there this week.

Without further ado, here are my rankings for this week. If you need any additional help with lineup selections, feel free to tweet me @ASchmidtSports and I will answer your questions as quickly as I possibly can. This is your week to shine and get the job done so next week isn’t a battle of what if and instead is a battle for moving on to the next round of the playoffs where the ultimate goal is still in sight. I will have players to start or sit coming on Thursday morning for you to mull through before play begins on Thursday night.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports

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Quarterbacks

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Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

It was a rough week last week for Aaron Rodgers but I think he will find a way to bounce back this week with a matchup against Minnesota. A sleeper could be Miami’s Ryan Tannehill if you are truly desperate still…..

1. Aaron Rodgers

2. Matt Ryan

3. Peyton Manning

4. Drew Brees

5. Matthew Stafford

6. Robert Griffin III

7. Colin Kaepernick

8. Tony Romo

9. Andrew Luck

10. Tom Brady

11. Josh Freeman

12. Philip Rivers

13. Eli Manning

14. Andy Dalton

15. Cam Newton

16. Matt Schaub

17. Carson Palmer

18. Ryan Tannehill

19. Jay Cutler

20. Ryan Fitzpatrick

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Running Backs

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Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

I expect a ton of running this week from San Francisco so Frank Gore tops this list…..

1. Frank Gore

2. Arian Foster

3. Ahmad Bradshaw

4. Doug Martin

5. Trent Richardson

6. Mikel LeShoure

7. Adrian Peterson

8. Jamaal Charles

9. Ryan Mathews

10. Ray Rice

11. Knowshon Moreno

12. Michael Bush

13. C.J. Spiller

14. Bryce Brown

15. Rashad Jennings

16. Chris Johnson

17. Michael Turner

18. Reggie Bush

19. Darren Sproles

20. Alfred Morris

21. Shonn Greene

22. BenJarvus Green-Ellis

23. Stevan Ridley

24. Marshawn Lynch

25. Jonathan Dwyer

26. Darren McFadden

27. DeAngelo Williams

28. Beanie Wells

29. Steven Jackson

30. Felix Jones

31. Daniel Thomas

32. Vick Ballard

33. Bilal Powell

34. Fred Jackson

35. DeMarco Murray

36. Marcel Reece

37. Ben Tate

38. Jacquizz Rodgers

39. James Starks

40. Matt Forte

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Wide Receivers

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Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

The Lions have been throwing a ton so expect a lot out of Calvin Johnson again this week….

1. Calvin Johnson

2. Roddy White

3. A.J. Green

4. Dez Bryant

5. Percy Harvin

6. Demaryius Thomas

7. Hakeem Nicks

8. Julio Jones

9. Brandon Marshall

10. Eric Decker

11. Wes Welker

12. Vincent Jackson

13. Reggie Wayne

14. Victor Cruz

15. Randall Cobb

16. Andre Johnson

17. Brian Hartline

18. Jordy Nelson

19. Davone Bess

20. Steve Smith

21. Marques Colston

22. Brandon Lloyd

23. Ryan Broyles

24. T.Y. Hilton

25. Malcom Floyd

26. Stevie Johnson

27. Danny Amendola

28. Santana Moss

29. Larry Fitzgerald

30. Justin Blackmon

31. Miles Austin

32. Torrey Smith

33. Anquan Boldin

34. Mike Williams

35. Michael Crabtree

36. Pierre Garcon

37. Jeremy Maclin

38. Denarius Moore

39. Dwayne Bowe

40. Darrius Heyward-Bey

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Tight Ends

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Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The top two tight ends on this list both play on Thursday night with Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham from New Orleans. The tight end position has been in flux all season all long with not very many steady players each week….

1. Tony Gonzalez

2. Jimmy Graham

3. Antonio Gates

4. Jason Witten

5. Owen Daniels

6. Jermaine Gresham

7. Aaron Hernandez

8. Dustin Keller

9. Vernon Davis

10. Brent Celek

11. Jermichael Finley

12. Greg Olsen

13. Heath Miller

14. Scott Chandler

15. Dwayne Allen

16. Brandon Pettigrew

17. Benjamin Watson

18. Jared Cook

19. Marcedes Lewis

20. Dallas Clark

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Kickers

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Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

It could be another week where your kicker means more than anything so finding the right one with the right matchup becomes a necessary evil. I think this week that Jason Hanson will end up finishing at the top of the list….

1. Jason Hanson

2. Nick Folk

3. Dan Bailey

4. Justin Tucker

5. Matt Bryant

6. Sebastian Janikowski

7. Matt Prater

8. Shayne Graham

9. David Akers

10. Garrett Hartley

11. Stephen Gostkowski

12. Adam Vinatieri

13. Phil Dawson

14. Ryan Succop

15. Rian Lindell

16. Mason Crosby

17. Lawrence Tynes

18. Nick Novak

19. Robbie Gould

20. Connor Barth

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Defense

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Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

If you want a matchup of two defenses that could go nuts with points and possible interceptions for touchdowns, take a look at the Jets-Cardinals matchup with two very bad offenses playing each other. There are other defenses to consider including ones in Buffalo, Baltimore and Dallas that could also put up double digit points that could lead you to a victory this week.

1. N.Y. Jets

2. Green Bay

3. Buffalo

4. Baltimore

5. Dallas

6. Arizona

7. San Francisco

8. Carolina

9. N.Y. Giants

10. Chicago

11. Cincinnati

12. Cleveland

13. Seattle

14. New England

15. Houston

16. Kansas City

17. Detroit

18. Denver

19. Pittsburgh

20. Philadelphia

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Looking at Week 13

week
Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

We have reached the final week of the regular season for most fantasy leagues with Week 13 here. This is now make or break time for fantasy teams all over and you have to make correct decisions at this point. I will tell you now that roster depth isn’t important anymore, you have your studs and they have to be in the lineup every week the rest of the way now on the trek towards the fantasy championship.

I have my rankings for Week 13 to hopefully help you make the right picks on who you should put into your lineup if you still have a ton of depth on your roster. There are many leagues that are still fighting for playoff spots. I know in the league that I’m in that there are eight playoff spots and only three teams have already clinched coming into this week so a lot is going to happen there this week.

Without further ado, here are my rankings for this week. If you need any additional help with lineup selections, feel free to tweet me @ASchmidtSports and I will answer your questions as quickly as I possibly can. This is your week to shine and get the job done so next week isn’t a battle of what if and instead is a battle for moving on to the next round of the playoffs where the ultimate goal is still in sight. I will have players to start or sit coming on Thursday morning for you to mull through before play begins on Thursday night.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports

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Quarterbacks

qb
Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

It was a rough week last week for Aaron Rodgers but I think he will find a way to bounce back this week with a matchup against Minnesota. A sleeper could be Miami’s Ryan Tannehill if you are truly desperate still…..

1. Aaron Rodgers

2. Matt Ryan

3. Peyton Manning

4. Drew Brees

5. Matthew Stafford

6. Robert Griffin III

7. Colin Kaepernick

8. Tony Romo

9. Andrew Luck

10. Tom Brady

11. Josh Freeman

12. Philip Rivers

13. Eli Manning

14. Andy Dalton

15. Cam Newton

16. Matt Schaub

17. Carson Palmer

18. Ryan Tannehill

19. Jay Cutler

20. Ryan Fitzpatrick

3 of 7

Running Backs

rb
Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

I expect a ton of running this week from San Francisco so Frank Gore tops this list…..

1. Frank Gore

2. Arian Foster

3. Ahmad Bradshaw

4. Doug Martin

5. Trent Richardson

6. Mikel LeShoure

7. Adrian Peterson

8. Jamaal Charles

9. Ryan Mathews

10. Ray Rice

11. Knowshon Moreno

12. Michael Bush

13. C.J. Spiller

14. Bryce Brown

15. Rashad Jennings

16. Chris Johnson

17. Michael Turner

18. Reggie Bush

19. Darren Sproles

20. Alfred Morris

21. Shonn Greene

22. BenJarvus Green-Ellis

23. Stevan Ridley

24. Marshawn Lynch

25. Jonathan Dwyer

26. Darren McFadden

27. DeAngelo Williams

28. Beanie Wells

29. Steven Jackson

30. Felix Jones

31. Daniel Thomas

32. Vick Ballard

33. Bilal Powell

34. Fred Jackson

35. DeMarco Murray

36. Marcel Reece

37. Ben Tate

38. Jacquizz Rodgers

39. James Starks

40. Matt Forte

4 of 7

Wide Receivers

wr
Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

The Lions have been throwing a ton so expect a lot out of Calvin Johnson again this week….

1. Calvin Johnson

2. Roddy White

3. A.J. Green

4. Dez Bryant

5. Percy Harvin

6. Demaryius Thomas

7. Hakeem Nicks

8. Julio Jones

9. Brandon Marshall

10. Eric Decker

11. Wes Welker

12. Vincent Jackson

13. Reggie Wayne

14. Victor Cruz

15. Randall Cobb

16. Andre Johnson

17. Brian Hartline

18. Jordy Nelson

19. Davone Bess

20. Steve Smith

21. Marques Colston

22. Brandon Lloyd

23. Ryan Broyles

24. T.Y. Hilton

25. Malcom Floyd

26. Stevie Johnson

27. Danny Amendola

28. Santana Moss

29. Larry Fitzgerald

30. Justin Blackmon

31. Miles Austin

32. Torrey Smith

33. Anquan Boldin

34. Mike Williams

35. Michael Crabtree

36. Pierre Garcon

37. Jeremy Maclin

38. Denarius Moore

39. Dwayne Bowe

40. Darrius Heyward-Bey

5 of 7

Tight Ends

te
Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The top two tight ends on this list both play on Thursday night with Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham from New Orleans. The tight end position has been in flux all season all long with not very many steady players each week….

1. Tony Gonzalez

2. Jimmy Graham

3. Antonio Gates

4. Jason Witten

5. Owen Daniels

6. Jermaine Gresham

7. Aaron Hernandez

8. Dustin Keller

9. Vernon Davis

10. Brent Celek

11. Jermichael Finley

12. Greg Olsen

13. Heath Miller

14. Scott Chandler

15. Dwayne Allen

16. Brandon Pettigrew

17. Benjamin Watson

18. Jared Cook

19. Marcedes Lewis

20. Dallas Clark

6 of 7

Kickers

kick
Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

It could be another week where your kicker means more than anything so finding the right one with the right matchup becomes a necessary evil. I think this week that Jason Hanson will end up finishing at the top of the list….

1. Jason Hanson

2. Nick Folk

3. Dan Bailey

4. Justin Tucker

5. Matt Bryant

6. Sebastian Janikowski

7. Matt Prater

8. Shayne Graham

9. David Akers

10. Garrett Hartley

11. Stephen Gostkowski

12. Adam Vinatieri

13. Phil Dawson

14. Ryan Succop

15. Rian Lindell

16. Mason Crosby

17. Lawrence Tynes

18. Nick Novak

19. Robbie Gould

20. Connor Barth

7 of 7

Defense

defense
Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

If you want a matchup of two defenses that could go nuts with points and possible interceptions for touchdowns, take a look at the Jets-Cardinals matchup with two very bad offenses playing each other. There are other defenses to consider including ones in Buffalo, Baltimore and Dallas that could also put up double digit points that could lead you to a victory this week.

1. N.Y. Jets

2. Green Bay

3. Buffalo

4. Baltimore

5. Dallas

6. Arizona

7. San Francisco

8. Carolina

9. N.Y. Giants

10. Chicago

11. Cincinnati

12. Cleveland

13. Seattle

14. New England

15. Houston

16. Kansas City

17. Detroit

18. Denver

19. Pittsburgh

20. Philadelphia


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