A.J. Hoffman

NFL fantasy football rankings for Week 13

Antonio Brown tops the WR rankings. Joe Sargent/Getty Images


  1. Patrick Mahomes @ OAK
  2. Cam Newton @ TB
  3. Drew Brees @ DAL
  4. Jared Goff @ DET
  5. Andrew Luck @ JAX
  6. James Winston vs. CAR
  7. Ben Roethlisberger vs. LAC
  8. Russell Wilson vs. SF
  9. Philip Rivers @ PIT
  10. Kirk Cousins vs. NE 
  11. Aaron Rodgers vs. ARI
  12. Deshaun Watson vs. CLE
  13. Dak Prescott vs. NO
  14. Lamar Jackson @ ATL
  15. Tom Brady vs. MIN

RB (Standard)

  1. Todd Gurley @ DET
  2. Kareem Hunt @ OAK
  3. Christian McCaffrey @ TB
  4. Ezekiel Elliott vs. NO
  5. Alvin Kamara @ DAL
  6. Aaron Jones vs. ARI
  7. Saquon Barkley vs. CHI
  8. Nick Chubb @ HOU
  9. James Conner vs. LAC
  10. Phillip Lindsay @ CIN
  11. David Johnson @ GB
  12. Gus Edwards @ ATL
  13. Joe Mixon vs. DEN
  14. Austin Ekeler @ PIT
  15. Matt Breida @ SEA
  16. Sony Michel vs. MIN
  17. Dalvin Cook @ NE
  18. Lamar Miller vs. CLE
  19. Chris Carson vs. SF
  20. Josh Adams vs. WAS
  21. Tarik Cohen @ NYG
  22. James White vs. MIN
  23. Mark Ingram @ DAL
  24. Marlon Mack @ JAX
  25. Carlos Hyde vs. IND
  26. Dion Lewis vs. NYJ
  27. Adrian Peterson @ PHI
  28. Tevin Coleman vs. BAL
  29. LeSean McCoy @ MIA
  30. Frank Gore vs. BUF

WR (Standard)

  1. Antonio Brown vs. LAC
  2. Tyreek Hill @ OAK
  3. DeAndre Hopkins vs. CLE
  4. Adam Thielen @ NE
  5. Michael Thomas @ DAL
  6. Julio Jones vs. BAL
  7. Odell Beckham, Jr. vs. CHI
  8. Davante Adams vs. ARI
  9. Stefan Diggs @ NE
  10. Keenan Allen @ PIT
  11. Mike Evans vs. CAR
  12. Robert Woods @ DET
  13. Juju Smith-Schuster vs. LAC
  14. Brandin Cooks @ DET
  15. Kenny Golladay vs. LAR
  16. TY Hilton @ JAX
  17. Amari Cooper vs. NO
  18. Julian Edelman vs. MIN
  19. DJ Moore @ TB
  20. Emmanuel Sanders @ CIN
  21. Tyler Lockett vs. SF
  22. Corey Davis vs. NYJ
  23. AJ Green vs. DEN
  24. Josh Gordon vs. MIN
  25. Alshon Jeffery vs. WAS
  26. Josh Reynolds @ DET
  27. Tyler Boyd vs. DEN
  28. Jarvis Landry @ HOU
  29. Allen Robinson @ NYG
  30. Larry Fitzgerald @ GB
  31. Doug Baldwin vs. SF
  32. Calvin Ridley vs. BAL
  33. Adam Humphries vs. CAR
  34. Golden Tate vs. WAS
  35. Demaryius Thomas vs. CLE
  36. Chris Godwin vs. CAR
  37. Curtis Samuel @ TB
  38. Michael Crabtree @ ATL
  39. Anthony Miller @ NYG
  40. Tre’Quan Smith @ DAL

TE (Standard)

  1. Travis Kelce @ OAK
  2. Zach Ertz vs. WAS
  3. Rob Gronkowski vs. MIN
  4. Eric Ebron @ JAX
  5. George Kittle @ SEA
  6. Greg Olsen @ TB
  7. David Njoku @ HOU
  8. Cameron Brate vs. CAR
  9. Jordan Reed @ PHI
  10. Jared Cook vs. KC
  11. Trey Burton @ NYG
  12. Vance McDonald vs. LAC
  13. Kyle Rudolph @ NE
  14. Austin Hooper vs. BAL
  15. Chris Herndon @ TEN


  1. Bears @ NYG
  2. Rams @ DET
  3. Seahawks vs. SF
  4. Titans vs. NYJ
  5. Chiefs @ OAK
  6. Texans vs. CLE
  7. Broncos @ CIN
  8. Colts @ JAX
  9. Bills @ MIA
  10. Packers vs. ARI
  11. Patriots vs. MIN
  12. Saints @ DAL
  13. Redskins @ PHI
  14. Eagles vs. WAS
  15. Ravens vs. BAL

Every-Thing Sports

Texans vs Chiefs: Good, bad & ugly

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The Texans and Deshaun Watson won the battle of the two best quarterbacks from the 2017 draft over Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs 31-24. Here are my observations:

The Good

-Although both young quarterbacks had two turnovers each, it was Watson who outdueld Mahomes. He had a total of 322 yards and three touchdowns to Mahomes' 272 yards and three touchdowns. It was his ballsy playmaking ability on two fourth down conversions, as well as his timely rushing touchdowns in a big time road win that put him over.

-Rookie defensive lineman Charles Omenihu had a crucial strip sack of Mahomes just before halftime. Linebacker Benardrick McKinney recovered the fumble and the Texans scored on the next play to go up 23-17 with their 20th unanswered points of the first half. This was a huge momentum shifter.

-Tashaun Gipson caught the first Mahomes interception of the season in the second quarter. The Chiefs were driving again and in field goal range when Mahomes took a shot at the end zone thinking he had a free play because of a potential pass interference/defensive holding call. The refs remarkably overruled the original call and ruled it an interception. Shocker!

The Bad

-Whitney Mercilus jumped offsides and Mahomes took a deep shot knowing he had a free play. Tyreek Hill won the jumpball over Justin Reid and Phillip Gaines. Hill is listed at 5'10, but looked as if he was 6'7 when he leaped to catch the ball. Reid appeared to have the ball in his grasp, but came up empty.

-Carlos Hyde fumbled on the first play from scrtimmage where he appeared to have simply lost his grip on the ball. The no-contact fumble was recovered by the Chiefs and led to a field goal to put the score at 10-0 about five minutes into the game.

-Watson threw a pick into double coverage trying to go for DeAndre Hopkins in the end zone while thewy were in field goal range down 24-23. It was his second pick of the day. It also came after Hopkins dropped a potential touchdown catch uncharacteristically taking his eyes off the ball before securing the catch.

The Ugly

-Horrible missed call on an offensive pass interference on the Chiefs opening drive! Travis Kelce basically threw a pass block that opened up Damien Williams for a huge 52-yard gain. The Texans challenged the call and the refs upheld it. This was the epitome of ref C.Y.A.

-The two teams combined for 14 penalties for 114 yards in the first half. That was most in a half this season. In an offensive shootout, penalties can kill you. They ended the game with 21 combined penalties for 149 yards.

-Rookie offensive lineman Tytus Howard was carted off with a leg injury on the third play of the 3rd quarter. It looked to be somewhat serious as his leg was rolled on and bent in a weird way. Bradley Roby gingerly walked off the field mid way throught he 3rd quarter and left the Texans with four healthy corners. Few plays later, Chiefs went up 24-23 on another Hill touchdown catch.

The Texans put together a great gameplan and it went as well as one could expect against a juggernaut like the Chiefs. Bill O'Brien deserves come credit. He gambled on a couple key 4th down conversions because he trusted Watson to do the right thing. He also committed to the run to the tune of 192 yards on the ground, despite Hyde's early fumble. Hyde himself ended up with 116 yards rushing. If O'Brien and Watson keep this up, there could be big things on the horizon. Next week's matchup against the Colts in Indy will tell us who's the big dog in the AFC South. Can O'Brien and Watson make magic again?

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