Fantasy Football Bold Predictions for Week 13

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Fantasy Football Bold Predictions for Week 13

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football Bold Predictions for Week 13


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We’re coming down to the end of the fantasy football regular season, which means just a few more weeks of all the crazy and unexpected performances in the NFL. Last week our bold predictions went two for three, so we are back with three more ahead of Week 13.

1. Deshaun Watson Will Finish As A Top Three Quarterback

We have finally reached the long-awaited return of Deshaun Watson. Based on talent alone, he is locked and loaded as a top five quarterback. However, he hasn’t played an NFL game in almost two years. The only peek into what he can accomplish under center with the Cleveland Browns was one drive during the preseason where he failed to get a first down and completed just one-of-five passes for seven yards. 

Despite this, he faces his former team in the Houston Texans, so the revenge angle is there. Any player who gets traded, whether willingly or unwillingly always wants to play well and beat their former team. On top of that, the Texans are one of the worst teams in the league. The only drawback from Watson accomplishing this feat is if the Texans perform so badly that the Browns primarily focus on the run game led by Nick Chubb, which is very plausible. However, one of Watson’s biggest strengths is his legs, so we’ll see him move out of the pocket plenty and potentially finish as a top three quarterback this week.


2. Mark Andrews Finishes Outside The Top 10 Tight Ends

Mark Andrews is in for a rough game facing one of the best defenses in the league with the Denver Broncos. The Broncos always play to the under, and have at max allowed two touchdowns in a game. On top of that, they have only allowed two total touchdowns to tight ends this season, which will limit Andrews’ ceiling. 

The Ravens don’t have much talent outside of Andrews in the passing game, which is why I think the Broncos limit him in the Ravens’ offense early and often. I think Lamar Jackson uses his legs a lot in this game if he wants to make plays, and overall this game will be extremely slow. Andrews can have a great game if he gets peppered with targets, but he won’t be able to make big plays, extending his value. Based on the rough tight end climate this season, Andrews finishing outside the top 10 makes a bad situation for fantasy managers even worse. 

3. A.J. Brown And DeVonta Smith Both Finish As Top 20 Wide Receivers

The Philadelphia Eagles face an extremely poor Tennessee Titans team in a game where the Eagles should air it out often. At the wide receiver position, the Titans rank third in most opponent touchdowns, rank fourth in opponent targets, and rank fifth in opponent yards. The Eagles offense should have a field day, and that starts with their talent at wide receiver. 

I expect this game to be pretty competitive with a lot of lead changes, which gives Jalen Hurts more of a chance to throw the ball. A.J. Brown definitely has a bigger chance to reach the top 20 wide receivers than DeVonta Smith does, however, I think Hurts spreads the ball around the field to where both succeed. I expect both to score touchdowns, which would be enough for both of them to be top 20 wide receivers this week.

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