The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – WR edition – Week 13

The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – WR edition – Week 13

The Fantasy Football 2019 NFL regular season. As we close out the regular season, let’s take a look at the best starts and sits heading into Week 13 of your fantasy football matchups.

Start of the Week: Tyler Boyd vs New York Jets

Last week I wasn’t very big on starting Tyler Boyd and he proved me wrong by making several nice catches on really ugly footballs thrown by Ryan Finley. This week, the entire Bengals receiving crew is going to get a nice boost with the return of the Red Rifle, Andy Dalton. Dalton’s presence had all the Bengals receivers producing fantasy-relevant results and Tyler Boyd is definitely the biggest benefactor against a weak New York Jets pass defense.

Start – Chris Conley vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Jaguars offense was shaky last week against Tennessee, only getting going in garbage time. However, Chris Conley still saw 9 targets in that game, the most he’s seen all season. Any wide receiver getting between 8 to 10 targets should be considered a decent play, especially against the Buccaneers pass defense.

Start – Darius Slayton vs Green Bay Packers: It’s looking like Golden Tate could miss Sunday’s game, or will at least be limited and Sterling Shepard still isn’t fully recovered either. As such, Darius Slayton gets a bit of a boost from me, as he was still targeted 7 times in a road game in Chicago. He’s a nice start this week.

Start – Robert Woods @ Arizona Cardinals: Returning from a mysterious absence due to personal reasons, Robert Woods was easily the best performing receiver for the Rams last week. He finished with 6 catches on 9 targets for 97 yards but has yet to find the endzone this season (except for a rushing touchdown). I think Woods gets his first TD this week and has a nice game.

Start – Mecole Hardman vs Oakland Raiders: Volume doesn’t matter when it comes to Mecole Hardman, because he can get all the fantasy points you need on one play. The Raiders are susceptible to big plays, so Hardman is an excellent flex option this week.

Sit of the Week: Amari Cooper vs Buffalo Bills

Predictable, Amari Cooper did not do well against the New England Patriots defense, particularly with the bad weather in that game. However, I don’t think anyone expected him to goose your lineup. Cooper did not catch either of his 2 targets and now has 38 yards in the last two weeks. With a tough matchup against a solid Buffalo Bills defense, I’d be looking to pivot off Amari Cooper, even though the Cowboys are playing at home.

Sit – AJ Brown @ Indianapolis Colts: I’m much higher on the Indianapolis Colts defense than that of the Jacksonville Jaguars, so I can’t recommend chasing the points with AJ Brown. Brown had a monster game last week, but it came on 5 targets. If he doesn’t catch a long touchdown, which the Colts aren’t habitually giving up, he likely will disappoint you this week.

Sit – Terry McLaurin @ Carolina Panthers: For as long as Dwayne Haskins is under center, Terry McLaurin is not a usable fantasy asset. McLaurin is averaging about half the points per game with Haskins that he was with Keenum, and the reason is that Haskins does things like overthrow a wide-open McLaurin in the endzone. With a bad road matchup added on, I’m not playing McLaurin this week.

Sit – Emmanuel Sanders @ Baltimore Ravens: Besides the fact that Emmanuel Sanders is banged up, he’s also got a really bad matchup against a surging Ravens defense. The Ravens secondary has been one of the league’s best since trading for Marcus Peters and since Jimmy Smith returned from injury, so I won’t be messing with Sanders this week.

Sit – Deandre Hopkins vs New England Patriots: I understand you aren’t going to sit Deandre Hopkins and neither am I. With that said, if I had a real option to pivot to, I would. I expect Hopkins to see Stephon Gilmore all game and Gilmore has done a number on star wide receivers this year. Again, it would take a very deep roster to bench Nuk, but if you have that luxury, you should take advantage of it.