Fantasy Football 2015: Week 13 Key Matchups
Taking a Look at the Week 13 Waiver Wire Trends and Favorable Matchups
December 2, 2015
It’s Wednesday, and around here that means it’s time to check out some of the favorable matchups among waiver-wire level players in the world of fantasy football. We’ve got a few notable plays you might be able to snatch up in the next couple of days, so let’s take a look at the numbers and see if anyone looks right for your daily or seasonal fantasy team.
Chicago Bears Defense: Here’s a matchup play if there ever was one. The Bears defense this year is a long way from that ‘85 squad, but for our purposes this week, they’ll do just fine.
Chicago is coming off a 10-point effort in the Green Bay game, and they have a nice matchup looming in Week 13 against the woeful 49ers offense. They’re ideal for those who are stringing defenses.
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Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets: We’ve been all over Fitzpatrick this week as a waiver wire add, and he qualifies as a matchup play as well. He’s scored at least 16.72 fantasy points in each of the past six games he’s been healthy.
Fitzpatrick dismantled the Dolphins last week to the tune of four touchdowns, and gets a crummy Giants secondary in Week 13.
Markus Wheaton, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: You should be able to get Wheaton pretty cheaply if you can beat the rest of your league to him. He had a breakout game in Seattle, torching the Seahawks for 201 yards and a touchdown on nine grabs.
Wheaton was targeted 13 times in that one, proving himself a reliable No. 3 option behind the Steelers’ big WR guns. He gets a good matchup against the Colts this week.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings: Rudolph had a “blah” day in Week 12, posting seven catches for 53 yards overall against Atlanta. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that Rudolph has 19 targets in his last two games alone, and goes up against a Seattle defense this week that has given up the fourth most fantasy points to tight ends. He’s owned in fewer than 50 percent of the leagues out there.
DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins: Let’s dig deep on this last entry today and check out Parker. He was targeted 10 times against the Jets, coming up with four grabs for 80 yards and a touchdown.
With Rishard Matthews banged up, Parker should get some additional looks. Even better, he goes up against a wimpy Baltimore secondary this weekend.
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