Take It To The Bank: NFL Week 13
By Brett Malamud
It’s getting to the end of the line. Many fantasy leagues are in the last week of the regular season and some have even started the playoffs. Here’s some tips to get you through week 13.
Battle of NY
The matchup between the Jets and the Giants should be a good heated matchup. I’ll take wide receivers Eric Decker, and Brandon Marshall, plus running back Chris Ivory on the Jets, just as I have in weeks past. But when it comes to the Giants, the only player that I can see having a big week is Odell Beckham Jr. because he won’t have to face Darrelle Revis. I don’t recommend taking quarterback Eli Manning, as you probably have a better option.
Bears running backs Matt Forte and Jeremy Langford both have a cap on their performance, now that Forte has returned from injury. They’ve got a running back by committee in Chicago, but this week, I’m throwing that out the window. Both Forte and Langford should have a big day against the San Francisco 49ers. A thing to watch out for: If the Bears go up big, look for Langford to take over, as the team rests Forte.
Gurley Out of Gas?
For most of this season, Rams running back Todd Gurley has been the top running back in the NFL. But in the last four weeks, Gurley has failed to reach 100 rushing yards. A touchdown bailed him out in the first three weeks, but last week, Gurley was held to just 19 yards on nine carries for a shocking total of two fantasy points. This week he looks to turn the page as the team returns home to face the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals haven’t allowed a 100 yard rusher since way back in week four, when it was Gurley. I think that he can recreate the magic and have a big day Sunday.
Brett Malamud is an English Rhetoric Major at Binghamton University. He is the co-founder of dabuzzza.com. His favorite athletes are Derek Jeter and Todd Bertuzzi. You can follow him on twitter at @brettnyy