SportsTradex: Top NFL Targets For Week 13: Over $12,000 Guaranteed
What’s up Grinders!
Welcome to the Week 13 edition of the SportsTradex Column. SportsTradex is continuing their large GPP action for Week 10 with two large field Draft Contest tournaments dubbed “The Pooch Kick”. The 1st is a $200 buy-in and features a $8,000 prizepool, and the 2nd is a $25 buy in with a $2,000 prizepool. For those not into the GPP scene, there are plenty of Double Ups, and H2H action as well. If you haven’t tried the site yet, I highly recommend that you give it a try. They offer a very unique game type with both Draft Contests and Pick ‘Em style contests. There has been some overlay in these games lately, so if you are looking for some value this Sunday for NFL, make sure to check out SportsTradex.
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Description of Draft Contests:
Draft a team of 7, 8 or 9 players in this tiered fantasy draft game. The number of players you will draft from each tier varies depending on the strategy option you select in the dropdown box. You have three options:
Option 1: 7 Players: 3A, 1B, 1C, 2D
Option 2: 8 Players: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D
Option 3: 9 Players: 1A, 3B, 3C, 2D
Here is the breakdown of the tiers:
Tier A – Contains Top QB/HB/WR options (Think Rodgers/Murray)
Tier B – Contains 2nd Tier QB/HB/WR options (Think Dalton//Marshall)
Tier C – Contains mid-tier HB/WR’s
Tier D – Contains Longshots for the week
I really like the 8 an 9 player teams this week. There are some very viable options in TIer D this week, and when you can find good plays in Tier D, you generally want the maximum number of players you can get on your team.
Le’Veon Bell – Bell tops my RB ranking this week, and should be in line for a huge game this week at home vs. the Saints. LeGarrette Blount is gone, and Bell now has complete control of the backfield in Pittsburgh. The Saints have been torched my RBs three weeks straight, giving up huge games to the Niners, Bengals, and Ravens. Bell should have no issue making it a fourth week of doom for the Saints run D.
Andrew Luck – Luck was rather disappointing last week, only giving us 15 Fpts, but I am going right back to him this week against a poor redskins secondary. Luck has been superb all season, and facing the Skins who have given up the third most Fpts to QBs this season, sounds like a great way for him to get back on track this week.
Antonio Brown – Brown is always a threat to lead all players in Fpts on a given week, and has a great matchup this week at home vs. the Saints. Big Ben has had some great games at home this season, and should be able to find Brown open easily as the Saints have given up the seventh most Fpts to WR’s this season. This game also has a 54 O/U right now, which is very high for a Steelers game, so I’m expecting plenty of points from both sides in this game.
Arian Foster – if you are looking for a Sleeper pick in Tier A with massive upside, Foster is catching my eye after a few weeks off due to injury. Some may be worried about a setback in game, but Foster has proven this season that if he is cleared to play, he can have monster performances. The Titans have given up the most Fpts to RBs this season, an Foster should eat them alive this Sunday.
Jimmy Graham – When you compare Jimmy to some of the names in this tier, it just doesn’t add up. Graham is the clear go to redzone target for the Saints. He has the upside to win you GPP’s and with how he is racking up TDs the consistency for 50/50’s as well.
Rashad Jennings – Jennings is a straight PPR machine, always involved in the passing game, and should thrive this week against the hapless Jaguars. The Jags have been ripped apart on the ground three weeks straight, giving up huge fantasy games to the Bengals, Cowboys, and Colts. Jennings should have plenty of chances on the ground and through the air to put up points, and makes a great selection in all game types this week.
Odell Beckham – Beckham is simply on another planet right now, logging 23 receptions, 347 yards and 2 TDs in his last three games. The Jags have given up 6 TDs to WRs in the past 4 games, and have no one that can guard Beckham on the outside. Beckham should put up a huge stat line this week.
Andre Ellington -If the Cards have hopes of winning without Carson Palmer, they are going to need to lean on Ellington to do it. The Falcons have given up the second most Fpts to RBs this season, which includes giving up 63 receptions as well. Ellington provides a very safe play this week, with major upside if he can get into the endzone.
Tre Mason – Mason has a great matchup against the Raiders who are giving up the fourth most fantasy points to RBs this season. Mason has a lockdown on the starting gig for the Rams, and should be able to approach 20+ touches against the weak Raiders run D this week.
Julian Edelman – Edelman has a chance to be PPR gold this week, in the game with the highest O/U of the week at 58. This game should feature a ton of scoring from both sides, and after a 11 for 89 performance last week, should have the eye of Tom Brady as the Pats go blow for blow in what looks to be a preview of the Superbowl with the Packers.
Jarvis Landry – While there are some bigger names in this Tier, Landry has played his way into Ryan Tannehill’s favorite target the past few weeks. The Jets are in total disarray right now, and the Dolphins should be able to march into New York and really throw the ball around against a Jets secondary that has been abused all season.
Allen Hurns – The Jags are likely to fall behind against the Giants this week, which means plenty of pass attempts. Hurns has flashed big play ability this season, and with Allen Robinson out for the season, Hurns played 91% of the snaps last week for the Jags. There is plenty of opportunity this week for Hurns to have a productive game.
Stedman Bailey – Stedman broke out last week with a 7-89-1 line, and could be Shaun Hill’s new favorite target. Oakland has been decent in pass defense this season, but with this game at home, and Shaun Hill’s re-emergence as the team’s starting QB, could lead to Stedman having a very good PPR game.
Good luck Grinders – you will find me in the mid-lowstakes 50/50s and the $25 Pooch Kick this weekend! I will also be checking back around kickoff on Sunday to get into the $200 Pooch Kick if there is any overlay (I suggest you do the same). Take me on if you dare!