NFL Scores Week 13: Top Fantasy Stars, Results and Playoff Picture

Kristopher Knox@@kris_knoxFeatured ColumnistDecember 1, 2019

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson warms up on the field before the start of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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The NFL playoff picture is coming into focus here in Week 13. The New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC South on Thursday. Teams like the Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans took another step toward the postseason Sunday.

In most season-long fantasy leagues, the postseason is already here. Players like Lamar Jackson and Alvin Kamara aren't just helping their respective teams push toward a championship; they're doing the same for many a fantasy manager.

Here, we'll run down the full results of Week 13, along with the top fantasy stars and the current conference standings.


NFL Week 13 Results and Top Fantasy Stars

Chicago Bears 24, Detroit Lions 20

WR Anthony Miller: nine receptions, 140 receiving yards

WR Kenny Golladay: four receptions, 158 receiving yards, one TD


Buffalo Bills 26, Dallas Cowboys 15

QB Josh Allen: 231 passing yards, one passing TD, 43 rushing yards, one rushing TD

WR Cole Beasley: six receptions, 110 receiving yards, one TD


New Orleans Saints 26, Atlanta Falcons 18

RB Alvin Kamara: 61 rushing yards, four receptions, 23 receiving yards

WR Russell Gage: five receptions, 51 receiving yards, one TD


Baltimore Ravens 20, San Francisco 49ers 17

QB Lamar Jackson: 105 passing yards, one passing TD, 101 rushing yards, one rushing TD

RB Raheem Mostert: 146 rushing yards, two receptions, eight receiving yards, one TD


Tennessee Titans 31, Indianapolis Colts 17

RB Derrick Henry: 149 rushing yards, three receptions, 17 receiving yards, one TD

WR Zach Pascal: seven receptions, 109 receiving yards


Green Bay Packers 31, New York Giants 13

QB Aaron Rodgers: 243 passing yards, four passing TDs

WR Davante Adams: six receptions, 64 receiving yards, two TDs


Cincinnati Bengals 22, New York Jets 6

RB Joe Mixon: 44 rushing yards, four receptions, 26 receiving yards, one TD

WR Robby Anderson: seven receptions, 101 receiving yards


Pittsburgh Steelers 20, Cleveland Browns 13

WR James Washington: four receptions, 111 receiving yards, one TD

RB Kareem Hunt: 46 rushing yards, five receptions, 19 receiving yards, one TD


Miami Dolphins 37, Philadelphia Eagles 31

WR DeVante Parker: seven receptions, 159 receiving yards, two TDs

RB Miles Sanders: 83 rushing yards, five receptions, 22 receiving yards, one TD


Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28, Jacksonville Jaguars 11

WR Breshad Perriman: five receptions, 87 receiving yards

WR Dede Westbrook: five receptions, 60 receiving yards, one TD


Washington Redskins 29, Carolina Panthers 21

RB Derrius Guice: 129 rushing yards, two receptions, eight receiving yards, two TDs

RB Adrian Peterson: 99 rushing yards, one TD


Los Angeles Rams 34, Arizona Cardinals 7

QB Jared Goff: 424 passing yards, two TDs

WR Robert Woods: 13 receptions, 172 receiving yards


Kansas City Chiefs 40, Oakland Raiders 9

TE Travis Kelce: five receptions 90 receiving yards

TE Darren Waller: seven receptions, 100 receiving yards


Denver Broncos 23, Los Angeles Chargers 20

WR Courtland Sutton: four receptions, 74 receiving yards, two TDs

WR Keenan Allen: six receptions, 68 receiving yards, one TD


Houston Texans 28, New England Patriots 22

QB Deshaun Watson: 234 passing yards, three passing TDs

RB James White: 79 rushing yards, eight receptions, 98 receiving yards, two TDs


Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions

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The Detroit Lions got knocked out of playoff contention Thursday, but wide receiver Kenny Golladay is helping plenty of fantasy managers stay in it. Against the vaunted Chicago Bears defense, he caught four passes for 158 yards and a touchdown.

What's notable for managers is that Golladay thrived with third-string quarterback David Blough. The undrafted rookie out of Purdue looked comfortable in his first NFL start and didn't hesitate to uncork aggressive deep passes. He connected with Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr. for scores and finished with 280 passing yards.

"He clicked well with Jones and Golladay and showed the front office and coaches there is something to work with here moving forward," Benjamin Raven of MLive.com wrote.

With Matthew Stafford still dealing with a back injury and with Jeff Driskel headed to injured reserve, the Lions will likely count on Blough for the foreseeable future. Golladay should remain a solid option for the rest of the fantasy postseason.


Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson didn't have a phenomenal day passing the ball, but he did exactly what he needed to do to beat the San Francisco 49ers.

Jackson led a rushing attack that totaled 178 yards. He produced 101 yards of that himself to go with 105 passing yards and two total touchdowns. As has been the case for most defenses this season, San Francisco struggled to identify what the Ravens planned to do pre-snap.

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San Francisco came in with the league's top-ranked overall defense (248 yards per game allowed) yet had no answer for Jackson. This should be a clear sign to fantasy managers that Jackson is essentially matchup-proof because of his dual-threat ability.

Even with a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14, Jackson is a must-start in any format that awards rushing points to quarterbacks.


Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans

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The Tennessee Titans continue to push for the postseason. Since making the switch to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, Tennessee has gone 5-2 and has crept back into the AFC South race. The steady play of Tannehill cannot be overlooked, but running back Derrick Henry has had a lot to do with the Titans' success.

Henry had another outstanding game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, rushing for 146 yards and catching three passes. His hard between-the-tackles running has made it difficult for opposing defenses to key in on Tannehill, who had another efficient if understated outing (182 yards, two touchdowns).

As long as Henry remains healthy, the Titans are likely to remain in the postseason hunt—and he'll remain a must-start in fantasy. He has a favorable matchup in Week 14 against the Oakland Raiders and a defense that has allowed 371.1 yards per game.


Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams

The much-maligned Los Angeles Rams offense got back on track Sunday against NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals. So did Rams quarterback Jared Goff—he had no touchdown passes and five interceptions in his last three.

Goff carved up the Cardinals defense for 424 yards and two touchdowns. He was helped tremendously by wide receiver Robert Woods (172 yards) and tight end Tyler Higbee (107 yards, one TD) and a strong performance from running back Todd Gurley.

Gurley finished with 115 combined rushing and receiving yards and a touchdown.

While this was a tremendous outing for Goff and a much-needed performance for the Rams, it doesn't mean he's a must-start in fantasy moving forward. Goff's up-and-down play is still a serious concern, as are upcoming matchups against the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys.


AFC, NFC Standings, Playoff Seeding Post-SNF


1. Baltimore Ravens 10-2

2. New England Patriots 10-2

3. Houston Texans 8-4

4. Kansas City Chiefs 8-4

5. Buffalo Bills 9-3

6. Pittsburgh Steelers 7-5

7. Tennessee Titans 7-5

8. Oakland Raiders 6-6

9. Indianapolis Colts 6-6

10. Cleveland Browns 5-7

11. Jacksonville Jaguars 4-8

12. Denver Broncos 4-8

13. Los Angeles Chargers 4-8

14. New York Jets 4-8

15. Miami Dolphins 3-9

16. Cincinnati Bengals 1-11


1. San Francisco 49ers 10-2

2. New Orleans Saints 10-2

3. Green Bay Packers 9-3

4. Dallas Cowboys 6-6

5. Seattle Seahawks 9-2

6. Minnesota Vikings 8-3

7. Los Angeles Rams 7-5

8. Chicago Bears 6-6

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-7

10. Philadelphia Eagles 5-7

11. Carolina Panthers 5-7

12. Detroit Lions 3-8-1

13. Arizona Cardinals 3-8-1

14. Atlanta Falcons 3-9

15. Washington Redskins 3-9

16. New York Giants 2-10