Fantasy Football Week 13 Start Rankings

December 02, 2009 | Thyrl Nelson

Week 13 is upon us already, and with it comes the stretch run to the playoffs; and this looks like a good week for offense in general. Don’t forget that the Jets are playing the Bills in Toronto on Thursday night, in a game that you probably don’t want a quarterback in, but where there could be a couple of interesting possibilities at running back.

 

If you’re on the outside looking in when it comes to your own league playoffs, there’s good news for you still. That’s because WNST has a free salary cap league, with $2500 in cash being split 3 ways for the highest single week scores. That means that even if you haven’t entered yet, you still have 5 chances to submit a winning lineup here and possibly win some serious cash.

 

Congrats to Buddy Lee 97, for putting up 163 points this week, and the highest score for week 12. Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t enough to get into the money, where Ravenators still sits in first place with 209 points, followed by PlayLikeARaven and Goobirds, who remain tied for second at 195 points. With 5 more chances at the money, there’s still a chance to save your fantasy season. And did I mention that this should be a good week for offense?

 

So here are this week’s formulary rankings. Remember that they’re 2 parts player performance, and one-part defensive expectations against them, with adjustments made for injuries, anomalies and changes in role. Also remember that they’re not an inducement to do anything crazy, just an aid for tough lineup decisions or when looking for help on the wire.

 

As always, keep an eye on the injury report, have fun and good luck.

 

 

 

Quarterbacks

 

1. Peyton Manning vs. TEN (8)

2. Tom Brady @ MIA (18)

3. Matt Schaub @ JAX (18)

4. Donavan McNabb @ ATL (18)

5. Carson Palmer vs. DET (19)

6. Brett Favre @ AZ (21)

7. Phillip Rivers @ CLE (23)

8. Aaron Rodgers vs. BAL (25)

9. Drew Brees @ WAS (30)

10. Jay Cutler vs. St.L (32)

11. Kyle Orton @ KC (33)

12. Tony Romo @ NYG (37)

13. Ben Roethlisberger vs. OAK (39)

14. Kurt Warner vs. MIN (39) *put Leinhart about 21st if it’s him

15. Joe Flacco @ GB (39)

16. Alex Smith @ SEA (41)

17. Eli Manning vs. DAL (42)

18. David Garrard vs. HOU (45)

19. Matt Moore vs. TB (46) *Delhomme would be about the same here

20. Vince Young @ IND (47)

21. Matthew Stafford @ CIN (51)

22. Matt Hassselbeck vs. SF (54)

23. Kyle Boller @ CHI (55)

24. Josh Freeman @ CAR (56)

25. Chad Henne vs. NE (58)

26. Jason Campbell vs. NO (61)

27. Matt Cassel vs. DEN (61)

28. Chris Redman vs. PHI (64)

29. Brady Quinn vs. SD (65)

30. Bruce Gradkowski @ PIT (66)

31. Mark Sanchez @ BUF (68)

32. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. NYJ (72)

 

 

Running Backs

 

1. Thomas Jones @ BUF (11)

2. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. HOU (14)

3. Adrian Peterson @ AZ (20)

4. Chris Johnson @ IND (22)

5. Rashard Mendenhall vs. OAK (24)

6. DeAngelo Williams vs. TB (26) *if he’s probable or better

7. Steven Jackson @ CHI (29)

8. LaDanian Tomlinson @ CLE (29)

9. Joseph Addai vs. TEN (30)

10. Matt Forte vs. St.L (30)

11. Ricky Williams vs. NE (31)

12. Frank Gore @ SEA (31)

13. Jonathan Stewart vs. TB (32) *swap him with Williams if Williams is worse than probable

14. Cedric Benson vs. DET (36) *watch his health

15. Ray Rice @ GB (39)

16. Darren Sproles @ CLE (39)

17. Justin Forsett vs. SF (44)

18. Ryan Grant vs. BAL (45)

19. Knowshon Moreno @ KC (45)

20. Cadillac Williams @ CAR (45)

21. LeSean McCoy @ ATL (46)

22. Pierre Thomas @ WAS (48)

23. Correll Buckhalter @ KC (49)

24. Michael Turner vs. PHI (51) *if he’s probable or better

25. Jamal Charles vs. DEN (51)

26. Marion Barber @ NYG (52)

27. Larry Johnson vs. DET *put him up about 10 spots if Benson is less than probable

28. Fred Jackson vs. NYJ (53)

29. Brian Westbrook @ ATL (53)

30. Kevin Smith @ CIN (54)

31. Lawrence Maroney @ MIA (55)

32. Rock Cartwright vs. NO (59)

33. Shon Greene @ BUF (59)

34. Jerious Norwood vs. PHI (59) *put him around 27th if Turner can’t go

35. Tim Hightower vs. MIN (60)

36. Chester Taylor @ AZ (60)

37. Derrick Ward @ CAR (61)

38. Brandon Jacobs vs. DAL (62)

39. Felix Jones @ NYG (62)

40. Jamal Lewis vs. SD (63)

41. Willis McGahee @ GB (65)

42. Chris Brown @ JAX (65)

43. Mike Bell @ WAS (66)

44. Julius Jones vs. SF (67) *move him up about 8 spots if he’s better than probable

45. Donald Brown vs. TEN (68)

46. Willie Parker vs. OAK (68)

47. Jason Snelling vs. PHI (71) *move him up 5-7 spots if he’s probable or better and Turner sits

48. Leonard Weaver @ ATL (71)

49. Beanie Wells vs. MIN (72)

50. Tashard Choice @ NYG (72)

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

1. Reggie Wayne vs. TEN (3)

2. Andre Johnson @ JAX (12)

3. Randy Moss @ MIA (17)

4. Sidney Rice @ AZ (22)

5. Vincent Jackson @ CLE (25)

6. DeSean Jackson @ ATL (29) *if he’s probable or better

7. Larry Fitzgerald vs. MIN (31)

8. Miles Austin @ NYG (33)

9. Percy Harvin @ AZ (34)

10. Wes Welker @ MIA (35)

11. Marques Colston @ WAS (36)

12. Brandon Marshall @ KC (36)

13. Chad Ochocinco vs. DET (36)

14. Steve Smith vs. DAL (38)

15. Hines Ward vs. OAK (40)

16. Donald Driver vs. BAL (41)

17. Roddy White vs. PHI (45)

18. Mike Sims-Walker vs. HOU (47)

19. Steve Smith vs. TB (51)

20. Santonio Holmes vs. OAK (52)

21. Pierre Garcon vs. TEN (53)

22. Jeremy Maclin @ ATL (53) *put him up about 5 spots if Jackson can’t play

23. Derrick Mason @ GB (54)

24. Nate Burleson vs. SF (57)

25. Greg Jennings vs. BAL (59)

26. Mario Manningham vs. DAL (62)

27. TJ Houshmandzadeh vs. SF (63)

28. Michael Crabtree @ SEA (63)

29. Robert Meachem @ WAS (68)

30. Terrell Owens vs. NYJ (71)

31. Devin Hester vs. St.L (72)

32. Austin Collie vs. TEN (75)

33. Calvin Johnson @ CIN (78)

34. Anquan Boldin vs. MIN (81)

35. Devery Henderson @ WAS (82)

36. Donnie Avery @ CHI (83)

37. Hakeem Nicks vs. DAL (84)

38. Santana Moss vs. NO (86)

39. Chris Chambers vs. DEN (87)

40. Steve Breaston vs. MIN (91)

41. Nate Washington @ IND (91)

42. Jerricho Cotchery @ BUF (92)

43. Bernard Berrian vs. St.L (92)

44. Kenny Britt @ IND (93)

45. Mike Wallace vs. OAK (94)

46. Patrick Crayton @ NYG (96)

47. Johnnie Knox vs. St.L (98)

48. Jacoby Jones vs. BAL (98)

49. Laverneus Coles vs. DET (98)

50. Lee Evans vs. NYJ (99)

 

 

Tight Ends

 

1. Tony Gonzalez vs. PHI (9)

2. Antonio Gates @ CLE (15)

3. Brent Celek @ ATL (15)

4. Dallas Clark vs. TEN (20)

5. Visanthe Schiancoe @ AZ (21)

6. Vernon Davis @ SEA (22)

7. Greg Olsen vs. St.L (28)

8. Jason Witten @ NYG (28)

9. Kellen Winslow @ CAR (35)

10. Benjamin Watson @ MIA (36)

11. Heath Miller vs. OAK (37)

12. Zach Miller @ PIT (44)

13. Kevin Boss vs. DAL (45)

14. Dustin Keller @ BUF (45)

15. Todd Heap @ GB (46)

16. Tony Scheffler @ KC (46)

17. Jon Carlson vs. SF (49)

18. Jeremy Shockey @ WAS (50)

19. Mercedes Lewis vs. HOU (51)

20. Dante Rosario vs. TB (53)

21. Will Heller @ CIN (58)

22. Daniel Fells @ CHI (59)

23. Kellen Davis vs. St.L (60)

24. Fred Davis vs. NO (64)

25. JP Foschi vs. DET (64)

26. Jermichael Finley vs. BAL (66)

27. Jeff King vs. TB (67)

28. Ben Patrick vs. MIN (67)

29. Spencer Havner vs. BAL (72)

30. Randy McMichael @ CHI (75)

 

 

Kickers

 

1. Stephen Gostkowski @ MIA (11)

2. Nate Kaeding @ CLE (13)

3. Rob Bironas @ IND (18)

4. David Akers @ ATL (20)

5. Matt Prater @ KC (25)

6. Ryan Longwell @ AZ (27)

7. John Carney @ Was (27)

8. Mason Crosby vs. BAL (28)

9. Olindo Mare vs. SF (28)

10. Lawrence Tynes vs. DAL (37)

11. Matt Stover vs. TEN (37)

12. Jeff Reed vs. OAK (39)

13. Shayne Graham vs. DET (44)

14. Jay Feeley @ BUF (46)

15. Kris Brown @ JAX (46)

16. Ryan Succop vs. DEN (48)

17. Dan Carpenter vs. NE (49)

18. Robbie Gould vs. St.L (50)

19. Rian Lindell vs. NYJ (55)

20. Neil Rackers vs. MIN (55)

21. Joe Nedney @ SEA (55)

22. John Kasay vs. TB (57)

23. Matt Bryant vs. PHI (59)

24. Nick Folk @ NYG (60)

25. Phil Dawson vs. SD (63)

26. Shaun Suisham vs. NO (68)

27. Josh Brown @ CHI (68)

28. Connor Barth @ CAR (68)

29. Billy Cundiff @ GB (72)

30. Josh Scobee vs. HOU (73)

31. Sebastian Janikowski @ PIT (74)

32. Jason Hanson @ CIN (80)

 

 

Defense / Special Teams

 

1. Saints @ WAS (8)

2. Chargers @ CLE (15)

3. Broncos @ KC (18)

4. Bengals vs. DET (21)

5. Vikings @ AZ (21)

6. Steelers vs. OAK (28)

7. Eagles @ ATL (30)

8. Ravens @ GB (35)

9. 49ers @ SEA (36)

10. Packers vs. BAL (37)

11. Colts vs. TEN (37)

12. Jets @ BUF (37)

13. Bills vs. NYJ (39)

14. Bears vs. St.L (43)

15. Patriots @ MIA (48)

16. Cardinals vs. MIN (51)

17. Cowboys @ NYG (51)

18. Seahawks vs. SF (51)

19. Buccaneers @ CAR (54)

20. Texans @ JAX (56)

21. Giants vs. DAL (61)

22. Panthers vs. TB (61)

23. Dolphins vs. NE (62)

24. Falcons vs. PHI (66)

25. Raiders @ PIT (66)

26. Chiefs vs. DEN (69)

27. Titans @ IND (75)

28. Lions @ CIN (77)

29. Rams @ CHI (78)

30. Redskins vs. NO (80)

31. Jaguars vs. HOU (82)

32. Browns vs. SD (84)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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