Now that we are all recovered from the turkey comatose that consumed us Thursday, we decided it would be a good idea to take a look at the perfect team for week 13. The sites decided to break up Thanksgiving day games and Sunday games so we are starting over with a fresh slate for Sunday. It feels like we almost got a bonus week of NFL cooked in with our turkey with the way that the tournaments are structured this weekend. In the Perfect Team for Week 13 I try to take a look at some plays that may be valuable to you. A one lineup entry is not going to take down a GPP, it takes a perfect combination of unorthodox plays to build the perfect lineup. Hopefully some of these plays will help you to set your lineup apart to take down a GPP this holiday weekend.
QB: Andrew Luck—-10,000: Luck has had two pedestrian outings in a row. They get a crumbling Washington team and Luck is looking for some “get healthy” moments. I’m expecting a big game from Luck and fellow fantasy stud, TY Hilton.
RB: Tre Mason—-6,200: Mason has essentially established himself as the lead dog in St. Louis and that is great news for daily league players as his price is still pretty reasonable. He has a juicy matchup with the Raiders in St. Louis and I’m betting on big things this week.
RB: Denard Robinson—7,200: The Giants are the worst run defense in the league and are going on the road vs Jacksonville. Robinson is a fighter and while he might not be the ideal back to grind out tough yards…which is what happened last week, all he needs is one big play and I think the potential is high that he gets one, two or three big plays this week.
WR: TY Hilton—-8,700: I think he’s well worth his price in this matchup with the Andrew Luck hook up.
WR: Brandon LaFell—7,000: The Packers have been shockingly pretty good vs the pass this season, even if they went into the year with not the most impressive talent in their secondary. What happens is the Packers get up by so much and that allows them to send Matthews and Peppers into “get the QB” mode the rest of the game. I’m not expecting a similar scenario here. I think there will be some fireworks in this game, and LaFell seems like as good of a bet as any to be the recipient of a Tom Brady god week.
WR: Charles Johnson—6,300: Johnson has been a pretty sneaky player the past few weeks for the Vikings as they look for any receiving option to get open. As a Vikings fan it’s been pretty hard to watch this WR corps completely fall on their face (literally sometimes even) when trying to get open. Teddy Bridgewater has had some consistency issues and hasn’t had the most time in the world….but a young QB needs guys to get open for him to have a chance and Johnson is emerging as the guy who will do that for Bridgewater. The talent appears to be legit, and Teddy trusts him with the deep ball, and Carolina is terrible vs the pass. Could be a big week for the unheralded Johnson.
TE: Charles Clay—-5,200: I want to give you Kelce for the third week in a row and I actually believe in that play if you want to go with it…but to change it up and suggest a different option, Charles Clay is a good TE in a good offense facing the worst TE defense in the NFL this season. If he’s healthy he’s a great cheap option.
K: Jason Tucker—5,000: Worth the price every week.
DST: Vikings—-4,500: Here are a list of the last 5 DST’s that have played the Panthers this season
New Orleans: 13
The Packers, Seahawks and Eagles all have been good fantasy defenses as of late…but of the five squads, there isn’t a true powerhouse defense of this lot. The Falcons and Saints are terrible defensively and still managed a good game when playing the Panthers. The Panthers O-Line is in complete shambles and that is forcing Cam Newton into throws he doesn’t want to make. Minnesota needs these next two victories as they are at home and vs winnable teams. The Vikings get sacks and turnovers, so while the Panthers might be able to score against the Vikings…they are a pretty safe bet to come out of this with quality points.