By: Cooper Weiss @CATCHINGTAPICK6
Redraft Risers and Fallers
It’s week 13 and fantasy playoffs are next week! You’re going to need to be on the money, there isn’t a lot of room for error on your lineup. So listen to Risers and Fallers and Start em or sit Ems and other rankings to help you out!
One of the best receivers in football is having a really on a bad year. But in week 12 he finally broke out, with 12 catches for 253 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. Those 2 touchdowns came off of 2 big plays. The first one came off a 51 yard pass from Mohamed Sanu who played quarterback in high school. Sanu is 6-6 of passes for 228 yards and 3 touchdowns with a 158.3 passer rating. The second touchdown came where Julio broke the defenders ankles and caught the ball and flew out of bounds but was able to put the ball over the goal line for 25 yards. Julio had his annual monster game, everybody hopes Julio will keep producing against a tough matchup this week against Xavier Rhodes and the Minnesota Vikings.
Two Joe’s broke out in week 12 and both are on here. Joe Mixon after everybody saying he’s going to breakout every week, we’ll last week was finally the performance everybody’s been waiting for. Joe had 23 rushing attempts for 114 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. Also he caught 3 passes for 51 yards. This was definitely the performance we were waiting for. Joe has been great at catching the ball and yards after catch, he was just struggling gaining yards with a bad offensive line but not in week 12. Now that he has broken out he is definitely a RB2 and a potential RB1.
Ricky after coming off his breakout week in week 11, he continued his dominance again in week 12. He had 4 catches for 72 yards and 1 touchdown. The past two games he has shown he is really good for run after catch. On his touchdown in week 12, he was wide open, caught the pass and outran the defense for a 29-yard score. Now in week 13 he gets a tough Matchup against the Los Angeles Rams who have been pretty stout against the tight end. This will be Ricky Seals-Jones Proving week, if he can keep this up then he will be a good tight end to slide in your lineup.
Under the radar Risers:
Sammy Watkins (4 catches for 82 yards and 1 touchdown)
Mohamed Sanu (8 catches for 64 yards)
Cooper Kupp (8 catches for 116 yards)
Jamaal Williams(21 rushes for 66 rushing yards and 1 touchdown, 4 catches for 69 yards and 1 touchdown)
Alex Collins (16 rushesfor 60 yards and 1 touchdown)
Tevin Coleman (19 rushesfor 97 yards and 2 touchdowns)
Who would’ve thought he would be here in the first couple weeks of football. Kareem is simply not getting the touches he used to. His touch count has decreased each week. In week 11 he had 21 touches(the highest since week 8) now in week 12 he had just 12 touches for 17 rushing yards and 1 catch for 9 yards. Kareem Hunt might be overrated because when he now gets touches he doesn’t breakout and explode like he used too. With him struggling to get touches and produce when he does, Kareem is staying away from my lineups now.
Dez is the most overrated receiver in the NFL and he showed it this week. Only catching 3 passes for 37 yards, Dez was held catchless in the first half. He was shadowed by Casey Hayward who is one of the most underrated corners in the league. Dez struggles to get space between the corner and doesn’t catch passes. He is a WR3 or a WR4. This week Dez and the Cowboys gets a matchup against the Washington Redskins for Thursday Night Football. He will get locked up Josh Norman this week just saying.
The Tight End has been struggling the past two weeks. Only catching 4 of 13 passes for 27 yards. After having a great start to his career he has hit the rookie wall just like Kareem Hunt. With him struggling and Eli Manning benched for Geno Smith i’m fully staying away from Evan Engram and waiting for next season, when the giants draft a franchise quarterback.
Under the Radar Fallers:
Larry Fitzgerald(3 catches for 12 yards)
Eric Decker(3 catches for 23 yards)
Jared Cook(1 catch for 2 yards)
Alfred Morris(9 rushes for 36 yards)
Jay Ajayi (5 catches for 26 yards)
Orleans Darkwa(11 rushes for 30 yards)