Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans (21.4%)
Week 13 was Tannehill’s worst performance since taking over as the starter for the Titans. The Colts have been one of the more difficult opponents for fantasy QBs, but Tannehill was still able to throw two touchdowns and no interceptions. The Titans face the Raiders, Texans and Saints through the fantasy playoffs, so things should get back to normal for Tannehill in the next few weeks.
Derrius Guice, RB, Washington Redskins (51.7%)
In his three weeks since returning from injury Guice has rushed the ball 27 times for 185 yards and two touchdowns, with an additional four receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. Week 13 was the best game of his career so far, with 129 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Both touchdowns came on one-yard runs, showing that he has a steady usage in the red zone.
Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks (37.6%)
After his Week 12 breakout with 129 rushing yards and a touchdown, Penny did not disappoint in Week 13. Not only did Penny score a rushing touchdown, but he also had another in the passing game. After hardly being used through the middle of the season, Penny appears to have earned the trust of his coach and team and should be in weekly flex consideration throughout the playoffs. If Carson has any more fumbling issues, Penny could get even more work down the stretch.
Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota Vikings (17.7%)
The Vikings are one of the most run-heavy offenses in the NFL, and owning their starting RB in fantasy is a big advantage. Prior to Week 13, Mattison already had five games with over 50 yards rushing as the backup to Dalvin Cook. With Cook leaving Week 13 early with a shoulder injury, Mattison only rushed for 22 yards, but added 51 receiving yards and a touchdown. It doesn’t look like Cook will miss any time, but if he does, Mattison is a must-start and is a league-winning type of pickup.
Bo Scarbrough, RB, Detroit Lions (46.7%)
Since taking over as the Detroit Lions’ starting RB, Scarbrough has seen an increase in carries each week. In Week 13, Scarbrough had 21 carries for 83 yards, but he was unable to find the end zone. In his time as the starter, Scarbrough has led the backfield in red zone opportunity, so there is a chance for a touchdown in the coming weeks. If Scarbrough is able to score, he will be a great fantasy starter.
Benny Snell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (16.8%)
With no James Conner in the lineup for two straight weeks, Benny Snell has made the most of his opportunity. Over those two games, he has 37 rushes for 161 yards and a touchdown. If Conner’s shoulder injury persist, Snell should have a good game against the Cardinals. If Conner is back, Snell should still be in line for some touches and is back to being one of the more valuable handcuffs in fantasy.
Raheem Mostert, RB, San Francisco 49ers (14.1%)
Through 13 weeks, the 49ers are ranked top-three in rushing yards per game and it seems like whoever they put on the field succeeds. Over the past two weeks without Breida in the lineup, Mostert has rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns, with an additional 30 receiving yards. The 49ers play the Saints in Week 14, so it could be a tough matchup, but if anyone can find a weakness, it is the 49ers.