Fantasy Football: Top QB-WR Combos of Week 13

Joe PetruloCorrespondent IIINovember 29, 2011

Fantasy Football: Top QB-WR Combos of Week 13

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    Heading into Week 13, many fantasy football owners are beaming because they have a quarterback and wide receiver combination like Tom Brady and Wes Welker with an easy matchup.

    Week 13 is the last week of the regular season in many fantasy football leagues.

    Matchups like the one that Brady and the New England Patriots have in Week 13 can help boost a team into the playoffs.

    Let's take a look at some matchups that might help your team get into the playoffs, thanks to big points from your quarterback and wide receiver.

7. Christian Ponder-Percy Harvin vs. Denver Broncos

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    Surprisingly, Tim Tebow's magic cannot change how the Denver Broncos defense plays. 

    Although the defense has played extremely well in recent weeks, it has been susceptible to giving up fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

    In fact, the Broncos are giving up the second most standard scoring fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

    Christian Ponder played well in Atlanta and Percy Harvin has finally taken the reigns as the number one wideout in Minnesota.

    They should be able to put up points on Denver's defense in Week 13.

6. Curtis Painter-Reggie Wayne vs. New England Patriots

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    Despite another loss, the Indianapolis Colts' offense showed some promise in Week 12, including the first big-time performance from wide receiver Reggie Wayne.

    Wayne had 122 yards and a touchdown despite Curtis Painter's usual inefficiency.

    With a matchup against the New England Patriots, Wayne could be in for another one of the great performances we have come to expect of him over the past few years.

    Painter may not be on your fantasy radar in Week 13, but Wayne definitely should be.

5. Matt Moore-Brandon Marshall vs. Oakland Raiders

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    Brandon Marshall and Matt Moore have created some chemistry in the Miami Dolphins passing game over the past few weeks.

    That should continue in Week 13 against the Oakland Raiders.

    The Raiders are the fifth-easiest fantasy matchup for quarterbacks.

    Marshall is an elite receiver when his quarterback is given time to deliver.

    Treat him as one in Week 13. He is a must start as you try to secure your playoff spot.

4. Cam Newton-Steve Smith vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Cam Newton has been surprisingly dominant in 2011. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been surprisingly disappointing in 2011.

    This combination should lead to more fantasy goodness for Newton in Week 13.

    He and number one target Steve Smith should be able to get back to their eye-popping early season numbers against the Bucs.

    If you own them, they should be in your lineup in Week 13.

3. Alex Smith-Michael Crabtree vs. St. Louis Rams

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    Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree have slowly gained some momentum behind the San Francisco 49ers success this season.

    One bonus that they have is that they play in the NFC West.

    This week, they get to play a divisional opponent in the St. Louis Rams.

    The Rams have struggled defensively this season with a lackluster secondary.

    You can expect this combination to help your fantasy team out in Week 13.

2. Tim Tebow-Eric Decker vs. Minnesota Vikings

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    John Elway may have found his cure for Tim Tebow's passing woes:  a matchup against the Minnesota Vikings porous secondary.

    The Vikings have struggled to stop the pass for years now, even with a stellar front line.

    This could be the week that Tebow finds his main target Eric Decker more consistently. 

    Even if he doesn't, he is a good fantasy option, thanks to his legs.

    Decker, on the other hand, is a riskier play but if there was a time to play him based on matchup it is in Week 13.

1. Eli Manning-Hakeem Nicks vs. Green Bay Packers

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    Everyone thought that the matchup between the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants on Monday Night Football would be a shootout.

    It may not have appeared to be on the Giants side of the scoreboard, but upon further review, they provided ample fantasy points.

    The truth is that the Green Bay Packers defense, although stout when need be, can allow some fantasy points.

    The Giants have one of the most efficient passing offenses in the NFL when it comes to providing fantasy points.

    Ride this passing game to the fantasy playoffs in Week 13.