Week 13 Wide Receiver and Running Back Sleepers


Boy oh boy did we have some extremely high scoring players this past week. Tyreek Hill lead the way with 51.4 points, then we have Derrick Henry with 37.5, Antonio Gibson saw a career day and scored 34.1, and a pair of Texans round out the top five with Deshaun Watson scoring 33.1 points, and Will Fuller racked up 32.1 points. Which leads me to my next point, Will Fuller will be out the rest of the year and I think it’s important to know that. Not only does that effect the Texans, but it greatly impacts Deshaun Watson and my Week 13 Wide Receiver and Running Back Sleepers.

Now that not only Fuller is out, but also Randall Cobb, Kenny Stills, and David Johnson are all gone. That leaves just Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee to bear the load for the Texans. I truly believe that Watson can’t over come this and his Fantasy value has plummeted immensely.

We still have the Ravens and Steelers to play, but with every game finished at this point we must look ahead to Week 13. Here are my Week 13 Wide Receiver and Running Back Sleepers.

Wide Receivers

Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers

Coming off of the Covid list and returning to a 49ers team desperate for help makes the rookie a nice sleeper to have in your lineups this week. Before missing two games and having his bye Week, Aiyuk was on a tear. In Weeks Seven, Eight, and Ten he secured 21 catches on 31 targets for 281 receiving yards and scoring two touchdowns. In that timeframe, he was the WR15 in Half-PPR scoring formats. Buffalo has allowed eight different receivers to have more than 70 receiving yards and seven of those receivers have scored a touchdown. this could be a really good week for Aiyuk who is a strong WR3, but could be a WR2 sleeper.

Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers

It’s obvious that Lazard has reclaimed his mantle of number two receiver on the Green Bay depth chart. After missing seven weeks, Lazard has seen 10 targets and a touchdown in his return. This week he gets a nice matchup against the Eagles. Nine different wideouts have had more than 60 receiving yards and over the last three games, four receivers have had more than 65 yards. This could be a strong outing for Lazard who is a high-end WR3.

Nelson Agholor, Las Vegas Raiders

Since Week Four, the former Philadelphia wide receiver has become the go to option for Derek Carr. In that timeframe, he is the 23rd best receiver. This is very shocking due to the fact he is still a sleeper and flying under the radar. He’s ahead of big names such as Diontae Johnson, D.J. Chark Jr., Cooper Kupp, and Julio Jones. Against the Jets, Agholor is a low-end WR2. The Jets have surrendered 70 receiving yards to 12 different receivers and over the last five weeks, four wideouts have had 100 yard performances. Agholor could definitely win some matchups as a Week 13 sleeper.

Running Backs

Latavius Murray, New Orleans Saints

Without Drew Bress in the mix, the new look Saints are a much more run heavy team. This new offense will benefit Murray very much. He has seen double digit carries in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks Three and Four. Now he gets the Falcons once again. When they first squared off, Murray saw 14 touches for 85 yards. He can see similar production in Week 13 and if he can find the endzone, he’s a borderline RB1.

Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers

His first game back was a successful one, but I believe Mostert’s Week 13 game is going to be his breakout game. After a five week hiatus, Mostert picked up where he left off. Seeing 16 carries and scoring a touchdown gives this back a nice ceiling heading into Week 13. Buffalo over the last six contests have given up 100 total yards to four running backs. I truly believe Mostert is once again his only self as a reliable RB2, but has a RB1 ceiling.

Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts

With or without Johnathan Taylor in the lineup, Hines proves he is a strong Flex option, but this week he is a RB2. In Weeks 10 and 12 he combined for 22 carries, catching 13 of 16 passes, scoring twice, all while accumulating 210 total yards. Facing off against the Texans is a favorable matchup because they’re one of the worst teams against the run. If Taylor is unable to suit up, Hines is a RB2, but if he does play then Hines is a Flex play. Either way this PPR monster needs to be in your lineups.




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