Week 13 of the NFL season is here, and we get an 11-game main DFS slate on SuperDraft Sunday. Let’s take a look at who will be the best plays at every position.
Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders (1.3x score multiplier)
Carr is coming off a huge Thanksgiving performance against the Dallas Cowboys where he threw for 373 yards and one touchdown. He currently holds a 67% completion rate while averaging 310 passing yards per game. He now gets to face a Washington Football Team that is giving up the most fantasy points to the quarterback position per game with 25.4.
Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers (1.25x)
Herbert put up 37.28 fantasy points against the Steelers in Week 11 and followed that up with 23.72 against the Broncos in a Week 12 loss. The Bengals have been one of the better performing defenses against quarterbacks, only allowing 19.1 fantasy points per game to the position, but with this game tied for the highest projected total on the slate with an O/U of 50.5, we should expect a shootout and plenty of QB point potential.
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts (1.1x)
Taylor is basically read for the Derrick Henry treatment, a player who can’t be passed up. He has scored in nine straight games, with multiple scores in four of those games. The Texans have struggled against running backs this season, giving up 23.6 fantasy points per game to the position.
Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (1.2x)
Like Taylor, Mixon is hard to pass up. He has now had three straight games of two rushing touchdowns, eight straight with at least one scire. While his involvement in the passing game has been hit or miss, he is averaging 19 carries and 84 rushing yards per game. The Chargers are allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to the running back position per game at 25.6.
Michael Pittman, Indianapolis Colts (1.45x)
The Colts get their second game of 2021 against the Texans Sunday, and the offense is in a much better place now. Heading into their Week 6 Texans game, the Colts had averaged 21.6 points per game, but from that game on, the average has been 33.1. Pittman was held to just two receptions and 35 yards in that first meeting and faces Terrance Mitchell, but with the Texans defense likely gearing up to try to stop Taylor, Pittman should excel and offer a much higher ceiling.
Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers (1.45x)
Deebo Samuel is doubtful for Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers offense has gotten very creative with the utilization of Samuel in different looks and plays. With Samuel almost certainly out, Aiyuk should see a jump in targets and plays built around him. He secured seven catches for 85 yards in Week 11 and followed it up with three receptions for 91 yards last week. Seattle’s defense has been defending the passing game well so far with just allowing 27.2 fantasy points per game to the position.
George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (1.15x)
Like Aiyuk, Kittle will also be getting a boost with Deebo Samuel doubtful for Sunday. He is coming off his fewest targets in a game since Week 12 of 2017, when he had just 2 against the Vikings in Week 12. Prior to that, Kittle had 8, 7 and 4 targets in Weeks 9-11 after his return from injury, scoring in each of those games as well. Seattle is struggling overall, and they are currently giving up 11.3 fantasy points to the tight end position.
Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons (1.25x)
The targets are there for Pitts, but the production has been slowed down. Pitts has shown a high ceiling this year, with two games over 100 receiving yards. In a game tied with the highest projected total (50.5), we should be in for a shootout. Matt Ryan will be forced to spread the targets around to stay in this game. Pitts has just one game under five targets this year, and that was back in Week 3. In Weeks 10-12, he was targeted 7, 5 and 6 times, showing Ryan trusts him in this offense.
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