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Fantasy Football 2014: Week 13 Key Matchups

Taking a Look at the Favorable Week 13 Matchups in Fantasy

November 26, 2014

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This week marks the final round of regular-season games for many fantasy football leagues out there, so the lineup decisions are extra-excruciating. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the trending adds out there who have favorable matchups this weekend that your fantasy team may be able to exploit for a victory and a playoff berth.

Miami Dolphins Defense: After a tough game against Denver last week (minus-1 fantasy points), the Dolphins defense may not be on a lot of people’s radar. That said, they’ve got a choice matchup this weekend in primetime.
The ‘Phins will be taking on their AFC East rival Jets, who looked absolutely atrocious on offense against the Bills. We see a big game for Miami here; keep in mind that before the Denver game they’d scored at least eight points in five straight weeks.

Fantasy Football 2014: Week 13 Key Matchups

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Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Although Rudolph hasn’t produced much on the field since he’s been back, the team seems to be easing him into action each week. He came up with three grabs on five targets for 50 yards against Green Bay, and should take another step forward this week.
Rudolph’s matchup will be against the Panthers, which is admittedly a middle-of-the-road look, but there’s not much to choose from if you need a tight end.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins: Let’s double-dip in the Dolphins-Jets matchup this week and check out Tannehill. He was big-time against Denver, tossing for 228 yards and three scores. It was his second tiem scoring at least 27 fantasy points in the last four weeks.
Tannehill should have no problem shredding the lowly Jets secondary, as New York’s pass defense is atrocious. He may even get back to racking up the rush yards here again as well. He’s in the QB1 area this week.

Charles Johnson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: While we’re double-dipping this week, let’s check out the Vikings-Panthers matchup again. Johnson is a stellar talent who seems like he’s finally coming around. He posted three grabs on 11 targets for 52 yards and a score against Green Bay, and seems like he’s got some genuine chemistry going.
The Panthers are very permissive against opposing wide receivers, so Johnson might have a big day.

Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills: Pretty much every Bills player looked good against the Jets on Monday, and Jackson was no different. He got 10 rushes for 32 yards and a touchdown, even though he was likely still feeling some lingering discomfort from his groin issue.
Jackson is mired in a running-back-by-committee, but he’s probably the best option of the three in Buffalo to get the most carries. He’s got a mid-level matchup against the Browns this week, and if he can score again he’ll be worth it.

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