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Fantasy football under-the-radar plays — Week 13

Lamar Miller should have another nice game. Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

It's the last game of the regular season for most fantasy leagues, so I’m back to give out more sleeper plays. My standard for a good fantasy game is around 100 total yards and/or a TD, and this is for PPR scoring. A game with a lot of catches helps too, obviously. Of course, the bar is a little lower for TEs. 

I went 8-4 last week, and you can check out that article here. Hopefully, I can nail my picks again with playoff aspirations on the line. My plays are below and these players are in no particular order.

QB

Case Keenum (DEN): The Bengals are trash and they’ve opened a can of quit. Also, they’re giving up over 30 FPTS/G to QBs over the last month.

Jameis Winston (TB): I’m not a big Jameis Winston guy, but his mathcup is fantastic. The Panthers are giving up 3 TDs a game to QBs over the last month, and allow almost 28 FPTS/G during that span.

RB

Phillip Lindsay (DEN): I’m starting to see a trend here. Yeah, start all your Broncos this week because the Bengals stink. Over the last month, Cincinnati has allowed almost 35 FPTS/G to running backs, and given up 8 TDs to the position. Yikes, FIRE HIM UP!

Lamar Miller (HOU): I wish I had him in this article last week, but the numbers say he’ll have another big game. The Browns are a great matchup for backs. They allow over 5 yards/carry and 32FPTS/G to the position over the last month.

Matt Breida (SF): This one is a little tricky because the matchup is great, but I could see this game getting out of hand pretty fast. Hopefully, Breida gets his points early, and he hauls in a lot of catches while they chase points. Seattle is allowing almost 6 yards/carry over their last 5 games, and have allowed 6 TDs to the RB position over their last 5 games.

Josh Adams (PHI): The Redskins are a Top 8 matchup for RBs over the last month and allow just under 30 FPTS/G to the position over that span. Also, Adams is really starting to come on and the Eagles are in must-win mode.

WR

Kenny Golladay (DET):  The matchup doesn’t get any better with the Rams giving up over 50 FPTS/G to WRs over their last 4 games. That is incredible! Golladay will get a ton of attention as their only good receiver, but the numbers say you have to start him. Plus, the Lions should be chasing points and throwing for most of the game.

Larry Fitzgerald (ARI): The Packers are allowing an astonishing 46 FPTS/G to receivers over their last 4 games, so Larry should be safe to start. Some garbage-time production should be coming his way.

D.J. Moore (CAR): Funchess is banged up and McCaffrey can’t be expected to score all the points. Plus, the numbers are in his favor and he’s been money the last 2 weeks.

Adam Humphries (TB): The Panthers have given up 7 TDs in their last 4 games to receivers, and he scored against them twice in Week 9. I know he’s not a sexy start, but he should come through.

TE

David Njoku (CLE): He’s hard to trust, but the Texans really struggle against TEs giving up over 20 FPTS/G to the position over their last 4 games.

Cameron Brate (TB): Nothing scary about the matchup and Winston loves to go to Brate in the red zone.

 

That’s all I have for this week. For more fantasy info, make sure you check out my show Moneyline on ESPN 97.5 every Sunday from 10-noon. Jerry Bo and I will get you ready for kickoff and answer any questions you may have. Also, follow us on Twitter.

Good luck in Week 13!

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The Houston Texans are now 9-4. They're also still in control of their own destiny as far as the AFC South is concerned. Yet, people are acting like things have gone down the shitter. There are three games left in the season! They still have a shot at the number two seed in the AFC! WHY THE HELL ARE FANS PANICKING?!?

I get it. Fans aren't happy with the 24-21 loss to hated division rival Colts. They aren't happy the nine game win streak is over. And they have every right to be pissed the team blew a chance at the number two seed in the AFC given that the Patriots wet the bed against the Dolphins.

But what are fans going to do about it? Cry? Sulk? Raise holy hell on Twitter? Facebook? Instagram? Snap Crap (John Granato voice)? No dammit! Pull yourselves up by your boot straps! Wipe the sissy tears from your eyes and remember that you've been through worse!

This is the same/similar fan base that has gone through the six years of purgatory without a team to call their own due to Bud Adams' greed. Remember, you had to sit back and watch as that team left town, relocated in Nashville, kept your team history, records, colors, eventually changed names, and watched that crotchety old man make a mockery of the whole situation, especially when they made it to Super Bowl.

You're better than this Houston! Remember when Tracy Mc Grady scored 13 points in 33 seconds against the hated Spurs? Remember when Hakeem Olajuwon led the Rockets to back to back title runs when Michael Jordan was retired? (Yeah Houston. I went there and said it like that. Sue me!) Remember when the Astros lost 100 plus games every season and missing the playoffs? Remember when the Rockets couldn't make the playoffs and were mired in mediocrity? Remember when the Dynamo were a flash in the pan and went back to relative anonymity?

This Texans team may have its flaws, but it's not without its lovable spots. Sure, Bill O'Brien may be an A hole of a coach and Deshaun Watson may be a brain fart away from losing a close game for this team, but there's more to be happy about.

When things looked bleak at 0-3, the Texans went on a nine game win streak that put them firmly in control of the division and a playoff berth. They take one loss and now some of you so-called "fans" are in full-blown panic mode! CALM DOWN! Remember what you've been through and the resiliency you've built up over the years!

You've endured the Bills debacle, no team for six years, David Carr, and Matt Schaub! This is like telling people without kids to become parent of the year nominees. You are totally forgetting who you are, what you have been through, and how tough it can be being a Texan fan. I find it funny that the same fans that say this is their team are the same ones that go into full-blown panic mode at the first hint of trouble. Relax guys. After all, you could be a Browns fan.

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