With only two weeks left of the fantasy football regular season, let’s set our sights on setting the best possible lineup to earn your first-round bye or clinch your playoff spot. If you have Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs or Tyreek Hill, you know what to do. If you don’t and have to make a tough choice, this is the place to be for those tough Week 13 fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em decisions at wide receiver.
Welcome to our weekly fantasy football start ’em, sit ’em article for WRs!
Fantasy Football Start ’em, Sit ’em: Week 13 WRs
Start: Garrett Wilson Fantasy Outlook vs. Vikings
Going back to Week 8, Garrett Wilson has now finished as at least a WR2 in three of the last four weeks. He also has a WR11 and last week’s WR5 performances to his name. With Mike White at the helm, looking his way early and often, and a matchup with the Minnesota Vikings who are giving up 31.9 fantasy points per game (fppg) to opposing WRs, he is firmly in play this week.
Generally regarded as one of the best WRs in this year’s deep rookie class, Garrett Wilson looks to be emerging down the stretch and makes for a solid WR2 start this week.
Start: Christian Watson Fantasy Outlook vs. Bears
Another rookie WR who belongs in lineups this week is Christian Watson. Over the last three weeks, all he has done is catch six touchdowns and is right behind Davante Adams as the overall WR2 over that stretch, with 74.8 fantasy points an average of 24.9 per game. Even in a tough matchup last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, Watson was able to put up four catches for 110 yards, largely on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Love in the second half. However, it is that ability to make explosive plays that makes Watson a start at WR2, as he can make your week with one play.
It is time to start him, as he offers as much upside as anyone at WR2.
Sit: Adam Thielen Fantasy Outlook vs. Jets
Much like his QB Kirk Cousins is a sit this week, Adam Thielen belongs on your fantasy bench in a tough matchup against the New York Jets, who are only allowing 22.4 fppg to opposing WRs. Since the Minnesota Vikings acquired T.J. Hockenson, Adam Thielen has fallen to third in the receiving pecking order behind Justin Jefferson (45 targets) and T.J. Hockenson (34 targets), then Thielen has 27 targets. Despite his best performance of the season last week, where he had nine catches for 61 yards and a touchdown, Thielen belongs on your bench this week.
Sit: Treylon Burks Fantasy Outlook vs. Eagles
While Garrett Wilson and Christian Watson are both recommended starts this week, that doesn’t mean you want to start all of the emergent rookie WRs. In particular, Treylon Burks belongs on your bench this week.
Despite leading or having a share of the team target lead each of the past two weeks and catching seven passes for 111 yards and following that up with four catches for 70 yards last week. Burks is merely a desperation flex play in a tough matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles. Leave him on your bench this week.