Week 13 Fantasy Rankings: Austin Collie and More Bad WRs in Good Matchups

Michael DixonAnalyst IIIDecember 4, 2011

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 16:  Peyton Manning the #18 of the Indianapolis Colts talks with Austin Collie #17 during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Are you still unsure about your receiver situation? Well, if you are, take a look at these guys. They're certainly available in plenty of leagues.

The problem with these guys is that they're not the sexiest names. I get a little bit of apprehension, but the matchups are right for big point totals. They may be gambles, but they are worth taking a chance on.


Austin Collie

How in the world can I recommend a guy that hasn't had more than 50 yards receiving in a single game and hasn't caught a touchdown pass all season?

Well, the Colts are matched up against the Patriots. Historically, New England gets out to big leads and they're not exactly afraid to run it up a little bit.

What that means is that the Colts will be playing from a big deficit for nearly the whole game. That's where Collie will benefit.


David Nelson

Read what ESPN's fantasy page had to say about Nelson.

He's relegated to slot duty, but perhaps that's not a bad thing. Nelson seems to do his best work when defensive attention is minimal, and Cortland Finnegan, et al might have their hands full containing Steve Johnson. Here's a Week 13 sleeper for you.

I couldn't agree more. Nelson has had a hard time finding the end zone since the early season, but he's still been good at finding the end zone. Unless Finnegan moves onto Nelson, this sets up well for him.


Early Doucet

This one just sets up well. As good as the Cowboys are, they're not particularly strong at defending receivers. Granted, that sets up well for Larry Fitzgerald, but I am guessing he's not available in your league. 

If he is, please get me your email address and the address of everyone in your league. I'd be happy to play with you next year.

Dallas defense will have to make stopping Fitzgerald the key. That opens the door for the rest of the Cardinals to find great coverage. Doucet will benefit from that.


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