kelce1Quarterback
1 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Detroit …Brees should be huge again — Brees comes into this one with a career-best 71.5 completion percentage this season
2 Tom Brady, New England vs. Los Angeles
3 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay vs. Houston …Rodgers has been the #1 quarterback since Week 5 and he’s on pace for nearly 4500 passing yards and 40 TDs, at home this week he should be money again even against a tough Houston Texans’ pass defense
4 Matthew Stafford, Detroit at New Orleans
5 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. Kansas City …Kansas City allows 302.7 yards passing per game over its past three games, 2nd-most
6 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Giants …You love Big Ben at home, although note that the Giants are one of four teams allowing less than a passing touchdown per game and the Giants rank 2nd in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks
7 Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay at San Diego
8 Derek Carr, Oakland vs. Buffalo
9 Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. Tampa Bay
10 Russell Wilson, Seattle vs. Carolina
11 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco at Chicago …Kaepernick put up old-school elite stats last week as he cracked 100 yards rushing and threw for nearly 300 yards with 3 TDs, he remains in QB1 territory this week against a Bears defense allowing 28.3 points per game over their past three games, 3rd-most — Kaepernick has been the 2nd-best fantasy quarterback over the past four weeks
12 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets …Luck comes off missing a game due to concussion but he should be good to go this week
13 Kirk Cousins, Washington at Arizona …Arizona allows 29.3 points per game over their past three games, 2nd-most
14 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh
15 Carson Palmer, Arizona vs. Washington …Palmer is down from 2.2 passing TDs per game last year to a much more pedestrian 1.5 per game this year
16 Alex Smith, Kansas City at Atlanta …Smith could be a sneaky streaming quarterback against an Atlanta team allowing the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks
17 Dak Prescott, Dallas at Minnesota
18 Joe Flacco, Baltimore vs. Miami
19 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia
20 Matt Barkley, Chicago vs. San Francisco …Barkley comes off a surprise game with 300-plus yards passing and 3 TDs
21 Cam Newton, Carolina at Seattle …Seattle allows a league-worst 17.0 points per game while Newton has not fared well against them — in six career games against Seattle he’s averaged 186 yards passing and 0.83 passing TDs per game, with just 29 yards rushing per game and just one rushing TD
22 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo at Oakland
23 Ryan Fitzpatrick, N.Y. Jets vs. Indianapolis
24 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia at Cincinnati
25 Paxton Lynch, Denver at Jacksonville …UPDATE: Trevor Siemian (foot) is out this week, leaving Lynch to get his second NFL rookie start
26 Sam Bradford, Minnesota vs. Dallas
27 Ryan Tannehill, Miami at Baltimore
28 Brock Osweiler, Houston at Green Bay
29 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville vs. Denver
30 Jared Goff, Los Angeles at New England

 

Running Back
1 David Johnson, Arizona vs. Washington …Not that it matters anyway with the great David Johnson, but Washington allows a league-high 1.5 rushing TDs per game
2 LeVeon Bell, Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Giants
3 Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas at Minnesota
4 Melvin Gordon, San Diego vs. Tampa Bay
5 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta vs. Kansas City
6 LeSean McCoy, Buffalo at Oakland
7 Spencer Ware, Kansas City at Atlanta
8 Jordan Howard, Chicago vs. San Francisco …San Francisco allows a league-worst 171.8 yards rushing per game
9 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay at San Diego …San Diego allows 1.4 rushing TDs per game, 2nd-most
10 Theo Riddick, Detroit at New Orleans
11 Devontae Booker, Denver at Jacksonville
12 Latavius Murray, Oakland vs. Buffalo …Murray is a good bet to score on any given week — Murray is tied with Melvin Gordon and LeSean McCoy with for 4th most rushing TDs (9)
13 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco at Chicago
14 LeGarrette Blount, New England vs. Los Angeles
15 Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Detroit …UPDATE: Ingram (toe) has been limited all week in practice and looks to be limited some this week
16 Lamar Miller, Houston at Green Bay
17 Matt Forte, N.Y. Jets vs. Indianapolis
18 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh
19 Tim Hightower, New Orleans vs. Detroit
20 Todd Gurley, Los Angeles at New England
21 Kenneth Dixon, Baltimore vs. Miami …Dixon looks to have surpassed Terrance West as the Ravens’ starter — Dixon had 31 snaps last week to 23 for West and this week the Ravens’ backs get a Miami defense allowing 132.2 yards rushing per game, 3rd-most
22 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia …With Giovani Bernard out, Hill tacked on a season-high 61 receiving yards last week
23 Tevin Coleman, Atlanta vs. Kansas City …After missing four games Coleman made his return last week and while 9 yards on 8 carries is a little rusty, you have to like the touchdown and Coleman now has 7 TDs on the season on just 88 touches
24 Thomas Rawls, Seattle vs. Carolina …The Panthers allow a league-low 3.3 yards per carry to opposing running backs and they are one of two teams allowing fewer than 80 yards rushing per game, although star linebacker Luke Kuechly (concussion) could miss this another game
25 Jay Ajayi, Miami at Baltimore …Baltimore allows a league-low 74.9 yards rushing per game
26 Robert Kelley, Washington at Arizona …Arizona allows the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs
27 Frank Gore, Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets
28 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina at Seattle
29 Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia at Cincinnati
30 James Starks, Green Bay vs. Houston …Starks will chip in with a few receptions (he has 13 in his past three games since returning) but he averages a dreadful 2.5 yards rushing per attempt this season and he is likely nearing the end of the road
31 Dion Lewis, New England vs. Los Angeles
32 Terrance West, Baltimore vs. Miami
33 Bilal Powell, N.Y. Jets vs. Indianapolis
34 Chris Thompson, Washington at Arizona
35 Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota vs. Dallas
36 Rex Burkhead, Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia …He won’t have huge stats, but Burkhead is filling the Giovani Bernard role now for the Bengals and he had 48 yards last along with 2 receptions
37 Jalen Richard, Oakland vs. Buffalo
38 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia at Cincinnati
39 James White, New England vs. Los Angeles
40 Denard Robinson, Jacksonville vs. Denver …Robinson could start this week with Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon both dinged; UPDATE: Ivory has been ruled out
41 Matt Asiata, Minnesota vs. Dallas
42 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville vs. Denver …Yeldon (ankle) will need to be monitored
43 Paul Perkins, N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh
44 Kapri Bibbs, Denver at Jacksonville
45 Jeremy Langford, Chicago vs. San Francisco
46 Charcandrick West, Kansas City at Atlanta
47 Dwayne Washington, Detroit at New Orleans
48 Akeem Hunt, Houston at Green Bay
49 Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay at San Diego …UPDATE: it’s looking more likely that Rodgers will make his return this week
50 Robert Turbin, Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets
51 Damien Williams, Miami at Baltimore
52 KaDeem Carey, Chicago vs. San Francisco
53 Jonathan Williams, Buffalo at Oakland
54 Benny Cunningham, Los Angeles at New England
55 Andre Ellington, Arizona vs. Washington
56 Christine Michael, Green Bay vs. Houston
57 Fozzy Whittaker, Carolina at Seattle
58 Mike Tolbert, Carolina at Seattle
59 Alfred Morris, Dallas at Minnesota
60 Jamize Olawale, Oakland vs. Buffalo

 

Wide Receivers
1 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Giants …Sometimes it feels like he does this every week, but Brown actually had his first-ever career receiving TD hat-trick game last week, and now Brown has matched his 2015 total of 10 receiving TDs (Brown had 13 in 2014)
2 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay at San Diego
3 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh
4 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. Kansas City …Off a down game and without having scored in his past two, look for Jones to get back on the scoring train this week against a Kansas City defense that allows the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers
5 Michael Thomas, New Orleans vs. Detroit
6 Amari Cooper, Oakland vs. Buffalo
7 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans vs. Detroit …Cooks didn’t receive a single target last week, making him a strong candidate for bounce-back game (especially for a squeaky wheel who has since expressed frustration with his role in the offense)
8 Doug Baldwin, Seattle vs. Carolina
9 Davante Adams, Green Bay vs. Houston …Adams has exploded to WR11 on the season and he’s on pace for 84 receptions, 1,129 yards and 12 TDs
10 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City at Atlanta …Hill comes off a monster game — the first player since Gale Sayers in 1965 to have a rushing TD, a receiving TD and a kick return TD all in the same game — in the dome this week in a potential shoot-out gives Hill near must-start status (plus Atlanta allows 282.2 yards passing per game, the most in the league)
11 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay vs. Houston …Houston allows the third-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers
12 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets vs. Indianapolis …The Colts allows 278.7 yards passing per game, 3rd-most
13 Michael Crabtree, Oakland vs. Buffalo
14 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at Jacksonville
15 Dez Bryant, Dallas at Minnesota …Minnesota allows the second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers
16 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Green Bay …Hopkins has gone six straight games without a touchdown and he’s been WR46 since Week 5, although this is a good match-up to get out of his slump
17 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at Jacksonville
18 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. Washington …Fitzgerald has now gone six straight games without a score
19 Golden Tate, Detroit at New Orleans
20 Tyrell Williams, San Diego vs. Tampa Bay …Williams (shoulder) will need to be monitored; UPDATE: Williams was limited all week but he says he will be good to go
21 Julian Edelman, New England vs. Los Angeles
22 Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets
23 Stefon Diggs, Minnesota vs. Dallas …Diggs (knee) missed Week 12 and will need to be monitored
24 Willie Snead, New Orleans vs. Detroit
25 Mike Wallace, Baltimore vs. Miami …Wallace gets a chance to toast his former team this week
26 Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. Houston
27 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets …Hilton (back) left last week’s game and will need to be monitored
28 Jamison Crowder, Washington at Arizona
29 Anquan Boldin, Detroit at New Orleans …This is a prime opportunity for a shoot-out and for Boldin to continue to add fantasy value (he’s on pace for 70 receptions and 9 TDs), although Boldin is averaging a brutal 8.7 yards per catch average, a 33 percent drop from his 13.1 career average
30 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo at Oakland …Watkins returned last week instantly showing his bag-play capability with 80 yards on 3 receptions
31 Jarvis Landry, Miami at Baltimore
32 Taylor Gabriel, Atlanta vs. Kansas City …Gabriel has turned into a real fantasy asset of late, averaging 68 yards per game in his past four games with 5 TDs
33 Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia
34 Steve Smith, Baltimore vs. Miami
35 Sterling Shepard, N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh …Shepard didn’t receive a single target last week, making him a strong candidate for bounce-back game (Eli Manning reportedly apologized for Shepard for not targeting him)
36 Marquess Wilson, Chicago vs. San Francisco …Wilson popped for 125 yards last week and could be in-line for another strong game this week at home against the 49ers
37 Adam Thielen, Minnesota vs. Dallas …Thielen has been the 23rd-best receiver over the past three weeks and has a good match-up in this one as well at home against Dallas who allows 280.4 yards passing per game (2nd-most) and a league-worst 372 yards passing over its past three games
38 Malcolm Mitchell, New England vs. Los Angeles …Mitchell has turned into a bit of a red-zone option for Tom Brady with 2 TDs last week (he almost had a third) and a TD the week prior
39 Dorial Green-Beckham, Philadelphia at Cincinnati …Green-Beckham comes off his best game as an Eagle with 6 receptions for 82 yards; UPDATE: reports are that Jordan Matthews will miss Week 13, leaving Green-Beckham as the Eagles’ #1 receiver and likely Nelson Agholor to get more playing time
40 Kenny Britt, Los Angeles at New England …UPDATE: Tavon Austin is out, leaving more targets for Britt and Brian Quick, and potentially Pharoh Cooper
41 Quincy Enunwa, N.Y. Jets vs. Indianapolis
42 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville vs. Denver …Denver allows a league-low 193.9 yards passing per game
43 DeSean Jackson, Washington at Arizona
44 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina at Seattle
45 Cole Beasley, Dallas at Minnesota
46 Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta vs. Kansas City
47 Pierre Garcon, Washington at Arizona
48 Dontrelle Inman, San Diego vs. Tampa Bay
49 Will Fuller, Houston at Green Bay
50 Tyler Lockett, Seattle vs. Carolina
51 DeVante Parker, Miami at Baltimore …UPDATE: Parker (back) is starting to look like he might be sat down this week, but he will be a game-time call
52 Seth Roberts, Oakland vs. Buffalo
53 Marqise Lee, Jacksonville vs. Denver
54 Chris Conley, Kansas City at Atlanta
55 Kenny Stills, Miami at Baltimore
56 Michael Floyd, Arizona vs. Washington
57 Jermaine Kearse, Seattle vs. Carolina
58 Chris Hogan, New England vs. Los Angeles
59 Travis Benjamin, San Diego vs. Tampa Bay
60 Brandon LaFell, Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia
61 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota vs. Dallas
62 Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina at Seattle
63 Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay at San Diego
64 Eli Rogers, Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Giants
65 Cameron Meredith, Chicago vs. San Francisco
66 Brian Quick, Los Angeles at New England
67 Marvin Jones, Detroit at New Orleans …UPDATE: Jones (thigh) has been limited all week and it’s possible he could miss the week, or at least likely be limited
68 Torrey Smith, San Francisco at Chicago
69 Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia at Cincinnati
70 Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh
71 Albert Wilson, Kansas City at Atlanta
72 Breshad Perriman, Baltimore vs. Miami
73 Devin Funchess, Carolina at Seattle
74 Josh Bellamy, Chicago vs. San Francisco
75 Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets

 

Tight End
1 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Atlanta …Kelce has been the number one tight end over the past five weeks, with three 100-plus yard receiving games over those five games
2 Jimmy Graham, Seattle vs. Carolina …Carolina allows the 2nd-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends
3 Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia …Eifert should be plenty busy although Philadelphia allows the 2nd-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends — Eifert is averaging 76 yards per game over his past four
4 Greg Olsen, Carolina at Seattle …Note that Olsen averaged over 100 yards receiving in two games against Seattle last year with a touchdown in each game
5 Eric Ebron, Detroit at New Orleans
6 Martellus Bennett, New England vs. Los Angeles …UPDATE: Rob Gronkowski will be sidelined for the rest of the season needing back surgery, leaving Bennett to be the team’s starter going forward
7 Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay at San Diego
8 Coby Fleener, New Orleans vs. Detroit …Detroit allows the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends
9 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota vs. Dallas …Dallas has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends over its past three games
10 Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. Tampa Bay
11 Vance McDonald, San Francisco at Chicago
12 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia at Cincinnati
13 C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston at Green Bay
14 Vernon Davis, Washington at Arizona …Davis should be the Week 13 starter with Jordan Reed (shoulder) likely out, although Arizona allows the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends; UPDATE: Reed has been declared out this week
15 Hunter Henry, San Diego vs. Tampa Bay
16 Jared Cook, Green Bay vs. Houston
17 Jason Witten, Dallas at Minnesota
18 Ladarius Green, Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Giants …Green showcased his big-play capability with 32- and 35-yard receptions last week
19 Jack Doyle, Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets
20 Clive Walford, Oakland vs. Buffalo
21 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets
22 Will Tye, N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh
23 Lance Kendricks, Los Angeles at New England
24 Dennis Pitta, Baltimore vs. Miami …Pitta has 52 receptions this year, still doesn’t have a touchdown
25 Josh Hill, New Orleans vs. Detroit
26 A.J. Derby, Denver at Jacksonville …Derby is starting to take over as the receiving tight end in Denver — Derby has caught his first six receptions in his NFL career over the past two weeks, hauling in all four of his targets last week
27 Jermaine Gresham, Arizona vs. Washington …Gresham is turning into a usable option suddenly for the Cardinals, with touchdowns anyway in back-to-back games
28 Dion Sims, Miami at Baltimore
29 Ben Koyack, Jacksonville vs. Denver …UPDATE: Julius Thomas (back) is doubtful, leaving Koyack likely to get the start
30 Charles Clay, Buffalo at Oakland

 

Kicker
1 Justin Tucker, Baltimore vs. Miami
2 Brandon McManus, Denver at Jacksonville
3 Stephen Gostkowski, New England vs. Los Angeles
4 Cairo Santos, Kansas City at Atlanta
5 Josh Lambo, San Diego vs. Tampa Bay
6 Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. Kansas City
7 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland vs. Buffalo
8 Mason Crosby, Green Bay vs. Houston
9 Matt Prater, Detroit at New Orleans
10 Wil Lutz, New Orleans vs. Detroit
11 Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Giants
12 Dan Bailey, Dallas at Minnesota
13 Steven Hauschka, Seattle vs. Carolina
14 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets
15 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets vs. Indianapolis
16 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona vs. Washington
17 Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia at Cincinnati
18 Roberto Aguayo, Tampa Bay at San Diego
19 Connor Barth, Chicago vs. San Francisco
20 Kai Forbath, Minnesota vs. Dallas
21 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia
22 Dustin Hopkins, Washington at Arizona
23 Phil Dawson, San Francisco at Chicago
24 Robbie Gould, N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh
25 Nick Novak, Houston at Green Bay
26 Jason Myers, Jacksonville vs. Denver
27 Andrew Franks, Miami at Baltimore
28 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo at Oakland
29 Graham Gano, Carolina at Seattle
30 Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles at New England

 

Defense
1 Denver DT, Denver at Jacksonville
2 Baltimore DT, Baltimore vs. Miami
3 New England DT, New England vs. Los Angeles
4 Seattle DT, Seattle vs. Carolina
5 Green Bay DT, Green Bay vs. Houston
6 Dallas DT, Dallas at Minnesota
7 Indianapolis DT, Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets
8 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia at Cincinnati
9 San Diego DT, San Diego vs. Tampa Bay
10 Oakland DT, Oakland vs. Buffalo
11 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia
12 Arizona DT, Arizona vs. Washington
13 New York Jets DT, N.Y. Jets vs. Indianapolis
14 Carolina DT, Carolina at Seattle
15 Minnesota DT, Minnesota vs. Dallas
16 Atlanta DT, Atlanta vs. Kansas City
17 Washington DT, Washington at Arizona
18 Miami DT, Miami at Baltimore
19 Pittsburgh DT, Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Giants
20 Kansas City DT, Kansas City at Atlanta
21 Chicago DT, Chicago vs. San Francisco
22 Tampa Bay DT, Tampa Bay at San Diego
23 Jacksonville DT, Jacksonville vs. Denver
24 New Orleans DT, New Orleans vs. Detroit
25 San Francisco DT, San Francisco at Chicago
26 Buffalo DT, Buffalo at Oakland
27 Houston DT, Houston at Green Bay
28 New York Giants DT, N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh
29 Detroit DT, Detroit at New Orleans
30 Los Angeles DT, Los Angeles at New England