Fantasy Football Expert's Guide: Top 5 Pickups for Week 13
Well, it's that time of the week again.
Time for all fantasy football players to make their claims for who they want to pick up. It's getting pretty late into the year now, and each week should be very important to all teams.
There are still a bunch of good guys on the waiver wire, and I'm here to help make your decisions easier. As usual, I'm only going to name players that are owned in less then 80 percent of all leagues.
Here are my top five pickups for Week 13.
No. 5: Mark Sanchez, QB, NYJ, 79.6 Percent Owned
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My No. 5 guy barely makes the cut, as he is 79.6-percent owned.
Sanchez has performed relatively well throughout the entire year, and he has a decent matchup this week. If your having trouble with your starting quarterback, he could be a good fill in.
Sanchez is facing the New England Patriots, who have been shaky at times. When these two teams met earlier in the year, Sanchez had a monster of a game, throwing for 220 yards and three touchdowns.
With the resurgence of Santonio Holmes, I expect him to have a good game again.
200 yards, two touchdowns, one interception
No. 4: Mike Goodson, RB, CAR, 26 Percent Owned
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I picked up this guy three weeks ago in one of my leagues to fill a rookie spot, and he has done tremendously for me.
Goodson took over the starting spot for a couple of weeks when Panthers running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart were injured. In those two games, he had two 100-yard rushing games.
Last week, Stewart came back and split the carries with Goodson. Although Stewart did decently against a poor run defense of Cleveland, Goodson did well again, rushing for 55 yards and a touchdown.
I think he has another good game this week against Seattle.
14 carries, 70 yards, four receptions, 30 yards
No. 3: Lance Moore, WR, NO, 71.1 Percent Owned
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Lance Moore has flown under the radar all year.
But with a great matchup this week against the Bengals, I believe he will shine. Moore has six touchdown receptions this year and has been a pretty consistent target for Drew Brees to throw to.
Because of his matchup against the Bengals, I like Moore as my No. 3 guy. Still, don't consider him higher than a No. 2 WR for the week.
Five receptions, 60 yards, one touchdown
No. 2: Sidney Rice, WR, MIN, 53.7 Percent Owned
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Does anyone even remember him?
He had a breakthrough performance last year and almost helped the Vikings to a Super Bowl. Then, of course, he hurt himself and only was able to come back to the NFL a couple weeks ago.
With Percy Harvin being the leading receiver for Brett Favre, Sidney Rice should rack up some good numbers. Although he hasn't done all that well so far, expect him to have a good game against Buffalo this week.
Five catches, 70 yards, one touchdown
No. 1: Matt Cassel, QB, KC, 49.4 Percent Owned
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I never thought I would be using Matt Cassel as my No. 1 in anything.
But he has played too well for me to ignore him any longer. He's actually in the top 10 overall rankings for quarterbacks this year in fantasy.
He's thrown 12 touchdowns and only one interception in his last four games.
Not only that, but Dwyane Bowe is showing that he still has some talent left in him and is playing a ton better than he was in the beginning of the year. With Cassel playing against a Denver defense that has been torn apart, I expect him to do great.
300 yards, three touchdowns