QB Matthew Stafford @ Saints
RB David Johnson vs Redskins
WR Julio Jones vs Chiefs
WR Golden Tate @ Saints
TE Coby Fleener vs Lions
Week 13 Value
WR Willie Snead vs Lions
Welcome to week 13, where everyone is going to have some variation of the same team. That’s because many expect the Saints/Lions to be one of the better offensive games of the season. Its gonna be hard picking the right guys out of the game. We will try are best and lets hope for another good week.
QB- Matthew Stafford
This was the hardest choice in my opinion, and I actually like Brees more then Stafford, but I like the team you can build around Stafford more with the 1k in savings. Stafford is in the MVP discussion which is still crazy to think about, and he gets his best matchup of the season. Stafford gets the Saints D which is giving up 281 yards per game through the air. They also get to play in the Super dome, so this should be perfect conditions.
RB- David Johnson
Another week, another time to play David Johnson. Johnson gets a matchup versus the Redskins who are giving up the 7th most fantasy points per game to the running back position and 4th most over the last 4 weeks. Honestly it is getting to the point where matchup doesn’t matter for Johnson, as he is the biggest part of any one player to an offense in the NFL.
WR- Julio Jones
Julio gets the Chiefs defense which is giving up the most points per game to fantasy wide receivers this year. The chiefs are finally healthy on the defensive end, so its a little risky but Julio is defense proof. Julio is tough to gage as he is either really good or really disappointing, but he was pretty uninvolved last week which makes me think they will look to him more this week.
WR- Golden Tate
Tate has been more involved in the offense lately, and as of 7:40 pm Saturday Marvin Jones is looking more doubtful then he is going to play. Tate gets to play in the Super Dome, and Tate typically plays better on turf. Tate has been close to 8 targets a game for the last 5 weeks, which includes a game with only 4. Tate has the chance to really shine in the high scoring outing with the Saints.
TE- Coby Fleener
Now on the other side of the ball I want to focus on weapons in the middle of the field. First we start with Fleener who gets a matchup with the Lions who give up the most fantasy points per game to the tight end. Brees knows how to attack a weakness of a defense, and using the tight end is going to be one of the best ways to do that.
Week 13 Value- Willie Snead
The other matchup they can look to exploit is Willie Snead in the slot. Snead gets a matchup versus Quandre Diggs in the slot, and he is the weak link in terms of corner backs for the Lions. Snead should also be the lowest owned wide receiver out of the Saints 3 wide receivers, so we need some sort of variance to get some low owned guys. Snead should be in for a big day to do that.