Week 13 WR and TE Rankings
Week 13 WR and TE Sleepers
Week 13 Start N' Sit
Week 13 Waiver Wire Tips

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Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas
By Matt Brandonphoto of journalist Matt Brandon
Matt is a journalism major at SUNY Purchase College with a concentration in sportswriting. He graduates next January and is hoping to start a career as a sports journalist.
This is how we rank the top WRs and TEs for Week Thirteen of the fantasy season. Our rankings aren't just based on name value or past performance - each week we take a comprehensive look at the match-ups and each receiver's past performance and factor that into our projections. The rankings are based on a standard non-PPR league where 10 receiving or rushing yards equal 1 point, receiving and rushing TDs equal 6 pts., and fumbles deduct 2 points.

  1. Demaryius Thomas
  2. Antonio Brown
  3. Calvin Johnson
  4. A.J. Green
  5. Dez Bryant
  6. Jordy Nelson
  7. Josh Gordon
  8. T.Y. Hilton
  9. * Emmanuel Sanders
  10. Brandon Marshall
  11. Odell Beckham Jr.
  12. Alshon Jeffery
  13. Randall Cobb
  14. Julio Jones
  15. Mike Evans
  16. Jeremy Maclin
  17. Mike Wallace
  18. DeAndre Hopkins
  19. Kelvin Benjamin
  20. Golden Tate
  21. DeSean Jackson
  22. Julian Edelman
  23. Sammy Watkins
  24. Keenan Allen
  25. * Mohamed Sanu
* Check the player's injury status prior to gametime!

  1. Rob Gronkowski
  2. Jimmy Graham
  3. * Julius Thomas
  4. Greg Olsen
  5. Travis Kelce
  6. Antonio Gates
  7. Delanie Walker
  8. Martellus Bennett
  9. Coby Fleener/* Dwayne Allen
  10. Charles Clay
  11. Larry Donnell
  12. * Jordan Reed/ Niles Paul
  13. Jason Witten
  14. * Jared Cook
  15. Heath Miller
* Check the player's injury status prior to gametime!
Browns WR Josh Gordon
By Matt Brandonphoto of journalist Matt Brandon
Matt is a journalism major at SUNY Purchase College with a concentration in sportswriting. He graduates next January and is hoping to start a career as a sports journalist.
Paying attention to the match-ups each week can help you identify less heralded players with the upside to surprise and help you avoid some potential land mines. This is our list of players we expect to surpass expectations, along with a few stud WRs and TEs who may fail to deliver:

Josh Gordon
Browns WR Josh Gordon
Last year’s leading receiver did not look like he had been suspended for 10 games this season. In fact, he picked up right where he left off hauling in eight passes for 120 yards. Gordon is one of the most talented receivers in the NFL and Brian Hoyer finally has a true No. 1 receiver to throw to. The Browns are getting ready to travel to snowy Buffalo to face a Bills defense that is allowing 25.08 points to opposing wide receivers on the road. Buffalo’s secondary has no one that will be able to stop Gordon. For all you owners that have been waiting for Gordon to return, start him with confidence in the final week of the fantasy regular season. You will not regret it.

Odell Beckham Jr.
Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr.
ODB made the most insane catch I have ever seen. This was better than David Tyree’s catch in the super Bowl years ago. Beckham is freakishly athletic and is destined to be a star in the NFL. In his last four games, he has gained 156, 108, 93, and 146 yards receiving respectively. And last week, he added two touchdowns. He missed the first four games of the regular season and is still ranked 25th at his position in fantasy football. He is a must-start at this point, especially against a Jaguars defense that is allowing the 11th-most fantasy points to wide receivers. If you rolled the dice on Beckham earlier this season, you are likely on your way to the fantasy post-season. Don’t bail on him now.

Michael Crabtree
49ers WR Michael Crabtree
Crabtree has been disappointing this season ranked just 33rd at his position. Last week against the Redskins, he gained just 58 yards and failed to find the end zone. Now he has a crucial matchup with the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving Day. Remember last season’s NFC Championship? Remember the crucial play? Crabtree will likely be extra motivated to beat Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas but will not succeed. He has struggled his entire career playing against the Seahawks averaging just 55 yards against them in his last four games. In eight games against them, he has never produced a touchdown. The stats don’t lie. Keep him on the bench.

Percy Harvin
Seahawks WR Percy Harvin
With Michael Vick and Geno Smith struggling, Harvin has been unable to succeed in New York. Last week against the Bills, he caught just one pass for a measly 2 yards. In his last two games, he has produced just 25 yards receiving. You can’t assign all the blame to him, as Vick has been a shadow of his former self in the pocket. However, in fantasy football, the stats are all that matters. Right now, Harvin is someone that you just can’t trust. As the Jets prepare for a divisional matchup with a Dolphins defense that allows the 10th-fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, you may want to look for someone on the other side of the football to plug into your lineup. The Jets secondary is horrendous so try picking up Jarvis Landry to play instead of Harvin.

Travis Kelce
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce
Kelce has been a solid option this year ranking as the 9th best tight end in fantasy football. Last week, he put up a decent 67 yards receiving in the Chiefs deflating loss against the Oakland Raiders. Up next, Kansas City will host a Broncos defense that is allowing the 9th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Last time these two teams met, Kelce gained 81 yards and that was back in Week 2 when he was only playing limited snaps. Look for the rookie to go off in this one producing his finest outing of the season.

Zach Ertz
Eagles TE Zach Ertz
After two games, it looked like Ertz could turn into the next big thing at the tight end position. Unfortunately for the Eagles, that was just a mirage. In his last five contests, the tight end has failed to gain 50 yards or score a touchdown in a single game. Coming off a 3 point-performance against a weak Titan secondary, Ertz will get ready for a huge game with playoff implications against their division foes, the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas has been allowing the 3rd-most fantasy points to tight ends this season but I expect Ertz to have another bad showing as Dallas blows out the Eagles.

Marques Colston
Saints WR Marques Colston
Now that Brandin Cooks is sidelined with a thumb injury, Colston is the No. 2 target for Drew Brees behind Jimmy Graham. Last week against a tough Ravens defense, the veteran secured all four passes thrown in his direction for 82 yards and a touchdown. The Saints are still in the playoff hunt despite being 4-7 so they need to beat the Steelers when they travel to Heinz Field on Sunday. Look for New Orleans to return to form as Colston goes for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Mohamed Sanu
Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu
Many experts believed that Sanu would cool off once A.J. Green returned to the Bengals lineup. While he has not been as dominant as he was during Green’s absence, he is still producing solid numbers for Cincinnati. In the four games since Green has returned, Sanu has scored two touchdowns. Surprisingly, he is ranked 13th at his position on the year. The Bengals are traveling to Tampa Bay to face a defense that is allowing the 8th-most fantasy points to opposing receivers. Sanu is a pretty good bet to go off against this weak secondary.

Charles Clay
Dolphins TE Charles Clay
Clay has been a bit better in his last five games as he has finally found his way into the end zone. In Weeks 7 and 9, he managed to produce double-digit fantasy points. I expect the same thing to happen in Week 13 when the Dolphins travel to MetLife Stadium to face a Jets secondary that is allowing the 2nd-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Clay was inactive in Week 12 and is coming off of a hamstring/knee injury but should be ready to go in this favorable matchup. Make sure you check his status before game time but if he is able to suit up, he could be worth betting on. I’m expecting 40 yards and a touchdown from the Dolphins’ tight end.

Bills WR Robert Woods
By Matt Brandonphoto of journalist Matt Brandon
Matt is a journalism major at SUNY Purchase College with a concentration in sportswriting. He graduates next January and is hoping to start a career as a sports journalist.
As the fantasy season draws to a close, your waiver wire strategy depends on where your team is in the standings. If you've already clinched, you should be making moves with the post-season in mind and not worrying about regular season match-ups. However, if a spot in the playoffs isn't guaranteed, then looking at next week's match-ups is unavoidable. We've got a few hot tips that should help your chances of making the post-season:

Wide Receivers to Add

Robert Woods
Robert Woods is only owned in 1.4% of NFL.com fantasy leagues. This number needs to increase dramatically. Sure, Woods is not the Bills No. 1 receiver but he has played well in the second half of the season. On Monday Night Football against the Jets, Woods hauled in 9-of-11 targets for 118 yards and a touchdown. The productive outing could very well lead to more targets in the future for the talented receiver. However, Woods will not get to face Rex Ryan’s dreadful secondary every week. His Week 12 production will not be replicated any other time this season but he is definitely trending in the right direction. If you are thin at receiver, pick up that Buffalo Bill.

Jarvis Landry
Landry has been flying under the radar but that will not longer be the case as he scored 17 fantasy points last week against the Denver Broncos strong secondary. Landry has scored four touchdowns in his last four contests and has emerged as quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s No. 2 option behind Mike Wallace. In the last four games, the two have hooked up 34 times, as Landry has developed into a solid PPR receiver. Next week, the Dolphins are looking forward to a date with a Jets defense that is getting burned by almost everyone in the league. And if your league is still active in Week 17, Landry will have another matchup with Gang Green. Add this rookie before someone else does.

Wide Receivers to Drop

Dwayne Bowe
Bowe is owned in more than half of the fantasy leagues on NFL.com. That number is far too high for the 66th ranked receiver this season. The former franchise-receiver has not even scored a touchdown this season. Kansas City is a running team that relies on Jamaal Charles and Kniles Davis to do most of its scoring. Because the Chiefs have a limited amount of talent at wide receiver, Bowe is often the focal point of opposing defense’s coverage. In his last two games, he has gained just 60 yards and he has still not broken the century marker once in the entire season. For a guy that hasn’t broken 100 yards or scored a touchdown in a single game, fantasy owners seem to be afraid to let him go. That fear needs to end now. Drop him.

Terrance Williams
The Dallas Cowboy receiver that made an unbelievable catch on a fourth and 18 play against the Seahawks to keep the game winning drive alive has disappeared over the past month. Williams gained just 18 yards on Sunday Night Football against the Giants. In his last three contests, T-Will has caught just three passes for 37 yards. Now that he has broken the tip of his index finger, there isn’t much of a reason to expect him to deliver for your fantasy team. Drop the struggling Cowboy for someone with more upside. You won’t regret it.

Tight End to Add

Delanie Walker
If the Titan tight end was dropped in your league due to his concussion or decreasing production, scoop him up right away. Walker is still a top-ten tight end in fantasy football. Actually, he is ranked 7th despite missing a game. In his return against the Eagles last week, Walker caught five passes for a ridiculous 155 yards. He is the most consistent target that the Titans have and should continue to be featured in the offensive game plan. The effective play should continue as Tennessee is preparing for a duel with a Texans defense that has allowed the 2nd-most passing yards in the league this season. Walker is a must-add.

Tight End to Drop

Mychal Rivera
Rivera’s first six games were terrible as he failed to record more than 31 yards in a single contest. However, Week 8 started a three-game stretch in which the Raider gained 142 yards and scored three touchdowns. He was added in a ton of leagues and rightfully so but it seems that his play landed him on opposing defenses scouting report. In his last two games, he has just 48 yards and has failed to find the end zone. With a very difficult schedule coming up for the young tight end, he can only be considered as a flier. Don’t expect him to produce game-changing numbers in the upcoming month. If you have a better option, get rid of Rivera. If not, you’re probably not going to win your fantasy league.