The NFL regular season is gradually nearing an end with Week 12 coming to an end on Monday night. Prior to looking forward to Week 13, quite a few wide receivers had stellar performances in fantasy football.
Chris Godwin continued his breakout season on Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ No. 2 wide receiver finished the game with a league-high 37.4 fantasy points with seven receptions, 184 yards, and two touchdowns.
Who are the wide receivers that can be trusted in fantasy football this week? All of the picks in this article are based on PPR (points per reception) scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues.
Given that, here are the wide receivers to start and it in your fantasy football lineups in Week 13.
WRs to Start in Week 13
Seahawks’ D.K. Metcalf (vs. Vikings): D.K. Metcalf had himself a rough outing in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The rookie wide receiver from Ole Miss caught three passes for 32 yards but dropped a couple of catchable passes (including a touchdown) from Russell Wilson.
Despite his recent dud, Metcalf should be able to return to being a key contributor for the Seattle Seahawks versus the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have surrendered an average of 40.2 fantasy points per game to WRs (fourth-most in the NFL).
Jaguars’ Dede Westbrook (vs. Buccaneers): The Jacksonville Jaguars have struggled on offense over the past two weeks since Nick Foles returned from injury. Even with that being true, Dede Westbrook has combined for a respectable 22.1 points in that span.
The young wide receiver is poised to possibly have his best performance of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13. Tampa Bay’s defense has allowed 2,267 yards (most in the NFL) and 18 touchdowns to WRs (second-most in the NFL).
Bengals’ Tyler Boyd (vs. Jets): Due to the Cincinnati Bengals being the worst team in the NFL, they are playing from behind in most of their contests. Tyler Boyd has benefitted from that plenty of times this year and he should get a boost with Andy Dalton being named the starter again.
Along with Dalton returning, Boyd gets a chance to pick apart a weak New York Jets secondary. New York’s defense has given up 15 receiving touchdowns to opposing WRs (tied for third-most in the NFL).
Other WRs to Start: Rams’ Brandin Cooks (vs. Cardinals), Dolphins’ DeVante Parker (vs. Eagles), Falcons’ Calvin Ridley (vs. Saints), Chiefs’ Mecole Hardman (vs. Raiders)-only if Tyreek Hill is out.
WRs to Sit in Week 13
Texans’ Will Fuller (vs. Patriots): Will Fuller has been a deep-threat wide receiver that typically does his damage with chunk plays. The speedy playmaker showed that as he caught seven passes for 140 yards for the Houston Texans in Week 12.
Unfortunately, Fuller will have to go up against the New England Patriots this week; a team that limits big plays down the field. New England’s historic defense has only allowed one touchdown to a wide receiver thus far (fewest in the NFL).
Lions’ Marvin Jones (vs. Bears): Ahead of the Detroit Lions’ game on Thanksgiving, it is unknown who will be the quarterback due to Jeff Driskel’s hamstring injury. In the event that Matthew Stafford remains out on Thursday, Marvin Jones becomes a player to avoid at wide receiver.
Jones has proven to have a decent connection with Driskel but it’ll be tough to trust him against a stout Chicago Bears defense. The Bears’ defense has held opposing WRs to only five receiving touchdowns (third-fewest in the NFL).
Chargers’ Mike Williams (vs. Broncos): Mike Williams was expected to make a leap in his third season in the NFL for the Los Angeles Chargers. While he’s had 33 receptions for 661 yards, he has yet to catch a touchdown from Philip Rivers in 2019.
Heading into Week 13, it’s hard to imagine he catches his first touchdown of the season in the Mile High City. The Denver Broncos’ defense has surrendered eight receiving touchdowns to WRs (tied for sixth-fewest in the NFL).