Fantasy Football Recap Week 13

Looking back at Sunday's fantasy football action

Jalen Hurts

The opening slate of Week 13 was a lot of fun. From a fantasy perspective, it felt like a return to normalcy. The football games were generally good, too. The FullTime Fantasy Football Recap Week 13 looks back at the games to see what they mean moving forward.

Hard to believe that the fantasy playoffs are here for many leagues. Our Fantasy Football Recap Week 13 should be able to provide some interesting nuggets to help you advance.

QB1 Hurts

How about that Jalen Hurts guy? The superstar Philadelphia quarterback produced 392 yards of offense and four more touchdowns en route to QB1 honors for the week.

If you took just Hurts’ rushing numbers he would be a top-30 fantasy back.

There were some questions about Hurts this summer. I certainly am guilty of questioning his long-term viability. But the former Alabama signal-caller has silenced those critics.

But Jalen Hurts wasn’t the only hurts that came out of the quarterback position today.

Unfortunately, QB injuries put the hurtin’ on many fantasy lineups in Week 13.

Lamar Jackson suffered an early knee injury and was unable to return. After the game, John Harbaugh said Jackson could miss some time but the injury is not season-ending.  At least we were the lowest in the entire industry on Jackson versus Denver this week.

Later, Jimmy Garoppolo hurt his foot and was carted to the locker room in the first quarter. For a team with a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl, the 49ers have had some bad luck with quarterback injuries.

That got me looking at the overall status of the quarterback position heading into the fantasy lineups.

By my count, nine of the 28 teams playing this week have different starters playing right now than they opened the season with.

As they say, the 18-week regular season is a war of attrition. Especially if you just happen to be taking snaps under center.

Backfield Breakdown

With so few teams employing a workhorse running back, it is essential for us to track how coaches divide their backfield touches.

Here are the fantasy opportunities from some of Sunday’s backfields. Opportunities means carries plus targets.

Atlanta – Tyler Allgeier 28 snaps, 10 opp.; Cordarrelle Patterson 25 snaps, 11 opp.; Caleb Huntley 5 snaps, 4 opp.

Baltimore – Kenyan Drake 34 snaps, 10 opp.; Gus Edwards 17 snaps, 6 opp.; Justice Hill 17 snaps, 3 opp.

Chicago – David Montgomery 40 snaps, 19 opp.; Darrynton Evans 13 snaps, 1 opp.; Trestan Ebner 1 snap, 0 opp.

Cleveland – Nick Chubb 32 snaps, 18 opp.; Kareem Hunt 24 snaps, 11 opp.; Jerome Ford 7 snaps, 3 opp.

Denver – Latavius Murray 36 snaps, 21 opp.; Mike Boone 12 snaps, 7 opp.

Detroit – D’Andre Swift 39 snaps, 19 opp.; Jamaal Williams 23 snaps, 11 opp.; Justin Jackson 16 snaps, 6 opp.

Green Bay – A.J. Dillon 45 snaps, 20 opp.; Aaron Jones 25 snaps, 14 opp.; Patrick Taylor 6 snaps, 1 opp.

New York Jets – Zonovan Knight 47 snaps, 20 opp.; Ty Johnson 28 snaps, 8 opp.; James Robinson 9 snaps, 4 opp.

Philadelphia – Miles Sanders 39 snaps, 12 opp.; Kenneth Gainwell 20 snaps, 6 opp.; Boston Scott 17 snaps, 7 opp.

Washington – Brian Robinson 40 snaps, 23 opp.; Antonio Gibson 42 snaps, 19 opp.; Jonathan Williams 2 snaps, 1 opp.

 

Week 14 Preview

Week 14 byes: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Washington

Lines courtesy Draftkings

 

Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams (+5)

New York Jets at Buffalo (-9.5)

Cleveland at Cincinnati (-4)

Houston at Dallas (NL)

Minnesota at Detroit (+2.5)

Philadelphia at New York Giants (+6.5)

Baltimore at Pittsburgh (NL Lamar Jackson)

Jacksonville at Tennessee (-3.5)

Kansas City at Denver (+8)

Carolina at Seattle (-6)

Tampa Bay at San Francisco (NL)

Miami at Los Angeles Chargers (NL)

New England at Arizona (+1.5)

 


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