Fantasy Football Rankings Week 13
On Thursday night, Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season began. Throughout the evening, there were a few standout fantasy performances. You would likely be in a terrific position going into the weekend if you had Stefon Diggs or Josh Allen in your starting lineup. When playing against them, you might need to gain some ground.
The rest of the week’s lineup decisions shouldn’t be rushed because the fantasy playoffs are practically on the doorstep.
The main skill positions of quarterback, running back, receiver, and tight end are included here, along with one favorable matchup for each position, coupled with our most recent points-per-reception (PPR) rating for each position.
Exploitable matchup: Justin Herbert against. Las Vegas Raiders
In most formats, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is a weekly must-start, and now that receiver Keenan Allen is back on the field, he’s regaining top status.
Herbert threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns last week while adding 38 rushing yards against the Arizona Cardinals.
The 24-year-old will go to division foe Las Vegas Raiders this week. From a fantasy football standpoint, the signal-caller shouldn’t be much of a problem for the 4-7 Raiders, who are fighting for their playoff survival.
The second-most fantasy football points this season have been given up by opposition quarterbacks to Las Vegas. The Oregon product passed for 279 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions in his last matchup against Las Vegas in the season opener.
The time to trust Herbert is now if you have him in a streaming position for any reason—possibly after selecting Geno Smith or Trevor Lawrence.
Cleveland Browns vs. Dameon Pierce is the matchup to exploit.
Dameon Pierce, a rookie running back, has developed into a standout for the Houston Texans this year.
He is difficult to stop, according to Texans coach Lovie Smith, according to NFL.com’s Kevin Patra.
But unlike Herbert lately, the 22-year-old hasn’t been a must-start. He only managed 16 rushing yards, five receptions, and 17 receiving yards in Weeks 11 and 12 combined, losses to the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Commanders, respectively.
The Florida product may be tempted to sit on the bench, but managers should have some faith in Week 13. He has a great matchup coming up against the Cleveland Browns and is ready to make a comeback.
This season, the Browns have given up the second-most fantasy points to opposition backs. It might be time to bench Pierce for the remainder of the fantasy season if he doesn’t have a strong performance against them. Cleveland is known for giving up huge plays, so that shouldn’t be an issue.