Matthew Wright — PIT
Week 12 stats: 3/3 FGM, 1 XPM – 13.0 PPR points
Week 13 matchup: @ ATL
Matthew Wright has seen ample opportunity with the Steelers, scoring 13 points in back-to-back games. With Pickett moving the ball well, plenty of field goals can be expected in the future for this young kicker while he fills in for Chris Boswell. Wright has attempted multiple field goals in every game this year with the Steelers, and has yet to miss a kick since missing two field goals against the Saints. Even in games where he has missed a kick, Wright has scored seven and six PPR points, respectively. His floor appears to be one the highest among kickers for fantasy.
BYE WEEKS: Matt Prater, Eddie Pineiro
Nick Folk – NE
Week 12 stats: 4/4 FGM, 2/2 XPM – 15.0 PPR points
Week 13 matchup: vs BUF
Folk is not a bad option for fantasy, as the Patriots offense is very keen on moving the ball into field goal range without mustering the oomph to get the ball into the end zone. However, in a Thursday night matchup with the Bills, Folk will have to overcome an elite defensive matchup and wind gusts up to 39 mph. Against the Jets in week 11, wind played a part in Folk missing two field goals. Do not make the mistake of starting this usually productive kicker again.
Week 12 stats: 40 PA, 2 INT, 1 SCK, -5.0 PPR points
Week 13 matchup: @ LAR
The Rams with Bryce Perkins, no Cooper Kupp, and no Allen Robinson are the easiest team to start a defense against. The Seahawks have not been particularly good this year defensively, but they will be good enough to put up numbers against this team.
Week 12 stats: @ ATL
Week 13 matchup: 17 PA, 1 INT, 1 FR, 3 SCK – 12.0 PPR points
The Steelers secondary has been a weak point this year, but they will be facing a quarterback who struggles to throw the deep ball. Not to mention, TJ Watt is back to making his colossal presence felt at all times, tipping passes and terrorizing opposing quarterbacks. This Steelers defense can be trusted in matchups like this one when Watt is out there to give them that boost.
BYE WEEKS: Cardinals, Panthers
Week 12 stats: 33 PA, 1 INT, 1 SCK – 1.0 PPR points
Week 13 matchup: vs BUF
The Patriots might be the best defense in the league, but no one can be trusted against the Bills. Allen and company will be able to succeed in the run and pass game vs the Pats D this week.
Week 12 stats: 28 PA, 2 INT – 0.0 PPR points
Week 13 matchup: vs WSH
The Commanders are on the rise, and the Giants are crashing back to reality. In fact, the Heinicke led Commanders just might be the superior team. This week will be telling for both sides, but do not count on the New York Giants defense to step up. They have allowed the sixth most rushing yards to opposing running backs.