Week 13 Fantasy Busts: Russell Wilson, Sony Michel are big names with letdown potential


Whether or not it is due to matchups, accidents, or utilization developments, there are many explanation why a participant can battle in a given week. It is necessary to attempt to determine these dangers prematurely. With 4 groups on a bye (Packers, Panthers, Browns, Titans), you may be pressured to play somebody on our Week 13 fantasy busts record, however you will at the least pay attention to the circumstances and have an opportunity to interchange that participant. This week, we’re anxious about Russell Wilson, scorching waiver pickup Sony Michel, and seemingly everybody from the Patriots-Payments recreation. Gamers like this determine to be concerned in loads of Week 13 fantasy begin ’em, sit ’em choices, which is why it is necessary to suppose twice earlier than locking them into your lineups.

As at all times, even perennial stars can bust in favorable matchups, however it’s powerful to name superstars “busts” until they’re lower than 100%, they’ve actually been trending downward, or they’ve a very brutal matchup. We largely persist with naming guys on the start-or-sit bubble, not guys who’re merely going to have a good-but-not-great week or guys who’re on over 90 p.c of waiver wires. Typically you do not have the depth to fairly bench these gamers (otherwise you may simply completely disagree with our assessments), however you will at the least know who’s in danger this week. Nothing is worse than being taken off guard by a fantasy dud.

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In Week 12, we appropriately recognized Alex Collins, Rhamondre Stevenson, Rashod Bateman, Courtland Sutton, C.J. Uzomah, Hunter Henry, and the Steelers D/ST as flat=out busts. Our misses had been Myles Gaskin, Tua Tagovailoa, Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham, and the Broncos’ protection. Admittedly, we went daring there, so we’re not shocked by the outcomes.

Total, we had been within the inexperienced, so this is to a different strong week of determining the worrisome gamers.

Quarterback | Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Week 13 Fantasy Busts: Working backs

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs vs. Broncos (Jackson Sparks). Since CEH is not as productive within the receiving recreation as many had hoped when he entered the league, he just about has no strong ground and is realistically matchup-dependent. Exterior of outlier performances from D’Ernest Johnson and Kenyan Drake, Denver has solely surrendered greater than 13 fantasy factors to Najee Harris and Austin Ekeler. Moreover, Edwards-Helaire is way from a workhorse again at this level, as Darrel Williams is often proper on his heels in touches. The dearth of assured utilization and receiving work mixed with the powerful matchup makes this a tricky spot to belief him.

Najee Harris, Steelers vs. Ravens (Vinnie Iyer). You’re beginning him in most leagues however can not be ok with it after he was shut down by the Bengals and the Ravens simply silenced Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

Sony Michel, Rams vs. Jaguars (Matt Lutovsky). With Darrell Henderson nursing a sore quad, fantasy house owners might be tempted to begin Michel even when Henderson is lively. Both method, we’re not huge followers of the Rams handcuff. Jacksonville has been surprisingly respectable towards RBs this yr (Twelfth-most fantasy factors per recreation allowed), and Michel has averaged simply 3.9 yards per keep it up 79 makes an attempt. If he’s beginning, he has upside, however there are many backs with greater ceilings. 

Quarterback | Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Week 13 Fantasy Soccer Busts: Quarterbacks

Teddy Bridgewater, Broncos @ Chiefs (Sparks). The Chiefs’ season-long numbers towards QBs are terrible, however early matchups with Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts, Josh Allen, and Justin Herbert early within the yr are inflating them. If it is as much as Denver, this might be a run-heavy recreation script, and with Kansas Metropolis’s protection taking part in nicely of late, it is powerful to belief Bridgewater in Arrowhead below the lights.

Joe Burrow, Bengals vs. Chargers (Iyer). Placing him right here may power a get-well recreation, however the numbers and developments say Cincinnati could be good to remain run-heavy with Joe Mixon towards a protection that doesn’t hand over a lot to wideouts and QBs.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. 49ers (Lutovsky). Wilson ended up with respectable numbers final week because of a last-minute desperation drive, however he nonetheless didn’t look proper a lot of the recreation. In his three video games since coming back from a finger damage, he’s accomplished simply 55.7 p.c of his passes for 205 yards/recreation, two complete TDs, and two INTs. He’s additionally managed simply 50 speeding yards. The 49ers’ protection has its points, however Wilson is an pointless danger in every week with loads of good streaming choices.

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Week 13 Fantasy Soccer Busts: Extensive receivers

Darnell Mooney, Bears vs. Cardinals (Sparks). Mooney has put up over 120 yards in every of his previous two video games, however the Cardinals’ protection is a top-10 unit in limiting fantasy WRs. Moreover, Allen Robinson (hamstring) ought to be again, and Justin Fields (ribs) ought to be, too. Weirdly, Andy Dalton was higher for Mooney’s fantasy success, and Robinson’s absence at the least drew some targets away from him. Add the very fact Arizona is rested coming off of a bye, and there are simply too many elements going towards Mooney this week.

Kendrick Bourne, Patriots at Payments (Iyer). He went off huge time lastly final week so as to add to his strong season — and there’s no Tre’Davious White (knee) — however it’s best to be capable of do a lot better at WR3 than forcing him into this unfavorable spot.

Tee Higgins, Bengals vs. Chargers (Lutovsky). Higgins has a reasonably strong ground, so for that cause alone you won’t wish to sit him, however earlier than scoring final week, his final TD was in Week 2. Final week additionally marked simply the second time all yr he had greater than 78 receiving yards in a recreation. The Chargers enable the third-fewest FPPG to WRs, so when you suppose you’ll want huge factors, you may wish to look elsewhere.

Week 13 Fantasy Soccer Busts: Tight ends

Hunter Henry, Patriots @ Payments (Sparks). Henry is a touchdown-or-bust normal league possibility and has given up a landing to simply Travis Kelce, Logan Thomas, and Nick Vannett. Thomas and Vannett scored in rubbish time, so we’re merely betting towards the Henry landing. With Tre’Davius White (knee) misplaced for the season, Buffalo’s defensive weak spot ought to be on the perimeter.

Dawson Knox, Payments vs. Patriots (Iyer). The Patriots have observed how key Knox has been for Josh Allen have the protection at nook, security, and linebacker to make him the one factor to cease who isn’t Stefon Diggs, who will see loads of J.C. Jackson. He’s a lower-end TE1 for that cause.

Zach Ertz, Cardinals @ Bears (Lutovsky). Kyler Murray (ankle) and DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) are anticipated again, which isn’t a foul factor for Ertz, however he’s been hit and miss ever since becoming a member of the Cardinals. He has an honest ground for a good finish, at the least in PPR leagues, however the Bears stay strong towards TEs regardless of some latest struggles (seventh-fewest FPPG allowed), so Ertz is usually TD-or-bust.

Week 13 Fantasy Busts: Defenses

Denver Broncos @ Chiefs (Sparks). We’re not going to be shocked if Denver has an honest day right here, however Andy Ried’s group coming off of a bye is a harmful ask for a protection. Count on Kansas Metropolis to come back out with weird packages and formations, and in the end construct on their scorching streak.

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Washington (Iyer). No, it received’t be a “jackpot, child!” at house wanting on the red-hot Soccer Group with a harmful offense now led by Taylor Heinicke.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Ravens (Lutovsky). At this level, you most likely don’t want any prodding to bench the Steelers. This unit is clearly struggling in each section, a matchup towards the Ravens received’t assist. Lamar Jackson received’t hold throwing INTs like he has the previous two video games. Count on a run-heavy recreation plan with loads of dinking-and-dunking down area towards Pittsburgh’s overmatched D.



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