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2021 Fantasy Football Week 13 PRR Rankings

It’s now Week 13, which means one thing: you’re likely just a week or two away from the start of the fantasy playoffs. Thus, starting the right player can be the difference between making the playoffs and a lost season; these are pivotal decisions to make. The best resource to make those tough decisions? Well, I am glad you asked; my Week 13 PPR Rankings! Every week, I’ll be providing you with my personal rankings for every position, excluding defense and kicker, who will be ranked later in the week. Who’s positioned to do some damage this week? Who might not be the ideal player to start this week? We’ll answer all of that in the paragraphs ahead.

More fantasy football fun for Week 13: Waiver Wire | FAAB Guide | Start & Sit | Loves & Hates | Stock Watch | Sleepers & Streamers | D/ST Streamers

Week 13 Positional Notes


  • We should be getting the return of Kyler Murray this week! I’m not sure we’ll see the same rushing upside coming back from injury, but he’s still easily a top-ten quarterback facing an injured Bears defense in my Week 13 PPR Rankings.
  • The Saints are making a much-anticipated quarterback change this week, going to Taysom Hill under center. As he demonstrated last year, Hill can be a QB1 based simply on his rushing production. Make sure to prioritize him on the waiver wire this week if you need a quarterback.
  • Joe Burrow is having a fantastic “real-life” season, but that doesn’t always translate to fantasy points. Why? An inconsistent amount of passing volume within the Bengals offense. Facing a run-funnel Chargers defense, I’m guessing we see a game with limited fantasy production for Burrow this week.
  • At this point, it’s becoming harder and harder to trust Russell Wilson. With just a 55.4 PFF passing grade, he didn’t exactly turn the corner in a favorable matchup against Washington last week, and the 49ers aren’t a great opposing team for him to bounce back against.

Running Back

  • With Dalvin Cook injured, Alexander Mattison replaces him as a top-three back in my Week 13 PPR Rankings. There simply is no better matchup for a running back than the Lions.
  • Speaking of the Lions, the injury of D’Andre Swift opens up the possibility for Jamaal Williams to be a low-end RB2. When Swift left the game in Week 12, Williams took over and played practically all of the snaps; the Vikings are a solid matchup for running backs.
  • The Chargers defense, as mentioned, is an absolute run funnel. With that in mind, Joe Mixon’s streak of four straight top-four finishes is in great shape to continue this week.
  • It appears that Alvin Kamara will be back from his knee injury this week. This is exciting, but between him coming back from an injury, as well as the presence of Taysom Hill and Mark Ingram, be cautious getting TOO excited about his fantasy production this week.
  • Elijah Mitchell’s rushing workload was already strong, and now Deebo Samuel is out of the mix for 1-2 weeks. Mitchell, who ranks 2nd in yards after contact/attempt this year, per Pro Football Focus, has already cemented himself as an RB1, but now gets to face a poor Seahawks run defense with all the rush attempts in the world; it’s time to get really excited about the sixth-round rookie’s upside here.
  • Despite there being some thought that Ezekiel Elliot won’t be limited with a knee injury, but that’s what happened in Week 12. Thus, be careful about his fantasy projection, while Tony Pollard is a viable FLEX option this week.
  • Antonio Gibson is starting to get the role we want with a 68% snap rate and splitting the passing game work with JD McKissic. The Raiders have struggled against running backs all year, and Gibson could continue to see a second-half surge this week.
  • With David Johnson dealing with a minor injury, Rex Burkhead is the clear lead back for the Texans. Take that for what it’s worth.
  • It will be interesting to see if Clyde Edwards-Helaire plays more snaps and sees more targets this week. If else, it’s going to be hard to start him with Darrell Williams in the fold.

Wide Receivers

  • With the Bengals running the ball more, Ja’Marr Chase is one again becoming a receiver reliant on efficiency and big plays. The Chargers don’t allow many big plays, and with Cincinnati likely to run the ball often this week, there’s a lot of boom-or-bust here.
  • Mike Evans and Chris Godwin see their respective stocks go slightly down with the return of Antonio Brown, but they do have a money matchup against the Falcons this week.
  • DK Metcalf is clearly being impacted by the struggles of Russell Wilson. Both he and Tyler Locket are boom-or-bust WR2s until Wilson shows improvement.
  • Both D’Andre Hopkins (high-end WR2) and Amari Cooper (low-end WR2) should be back in action this week.
  • Brandon Aiyuk continues to see his stock rise with Deebo Samuel out for 1-2 weeks. Be comfortable labeling him as a top-24 receiver, as I’ve done in my Week 13 PPR Rankings.
  • After seeing a full-time role and 10 targets last week, I’m comfortable starting Odell Beckham Jr. moving forward.
  • Let’s see how the Giants’ pecking order in the receiving game shapes out if Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney return from injury this week.

Tight End

  • We’ve been waiting too long for a boom game from Kyle Pitts. He’s the only weapon defensive secondaries have to focus on, and I’m comfortable moving Rob Gronkowski and Pat Freiermuth around them, considering their utilization is also strong.
  • Dalton Schultz is in line to see fewer targets now with CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper back this week.
  • Foster Moreau is a good streaming option this week, as he’ll likely play a full-time role in place of Darren Waller this week.
  • A faller in my Week 13 PPR Rankings? Noah Fant. His production has been hampered by him splitting time with Albert Okwuegbunam in the mix, though the Chiefs are a great matchup for tight ends.
  • Gerald Everett has seen 20 targets in the past three weeks despite being in a Seahawks offense with limited passing volume. That is enough to make him a week-to-week streaming option or a starter in deeper formats.

Week 13 PPR Rankings

More Week 13 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Kicker | D/ST | PPR | Flex

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1Lamar JacksonBALPIT
2Tom BradyTBATL
3Josh AllenBUFNE
4Dak PrescottDALNO
5Jalen HurtsPHINYJ
6Patrick MahomesKCDEN
7Kyler MurrayARICHI
8Justin HerbertLACCIN
9Matthew StaffordLARJAX
10Taysom HillNODAL
11Russell WilsonSEASF
12Derek CarrLVWSH
13Kirk CousinsMINDET
14Joe BurrowCINLAC
15Tua TagovailoaMIANYG
16Carson WentzINDHOU
17Tyrod TaylorHOUIND
18Taylor HeinickeWSHLV
19Teddy BridgewaterDENKC
20Matt RyanATLTB
21Jimmy GaroppoloSFSEA
22Ben RoethlisbergerPITBAL
23Mac JonesNEBUF
24Trevor LawrenceJAXLAR
25Andy DaltonCHIARI
26Mike GlennonNYGMIA
27Zach WilsonNYJPHI
28Jared GoffDETMIN

1Jonathan TaylorINDHOU
2Austin EkelerLACCIN
3Alexander MattisonMINDET
4Joe MixonCINLAC
5Najee HarrisPITBAL
6Leonard FournetteTBATL
7Elijah MitchellSFSEA
8Alvin KamaraNODAL
9Darrell HendersonLARJAX
10Saquon BarkleyNYGMIA
11James ConnerARICHI
12Ezekiel ElliottDALNO
13Cordarrelle PattersonATLTB
14Myles GaskinMIANYG
15Antonio GibsonWSHLV
16James RobinsonJAXLAR
17Josh JacobsLVWSH
18David MontgomeryCHIARI
19Jamaal WilliamsDETMIN
20Javonte WilliamsDENKC
21Melvin Gordon IIIDENKC
22DeVonta FreemanBALPIT
23Miles SandersPHINYJ
24Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCDEN
25Tony PollardDALNO
26Damien HarrisNEBUF
27Rhamodre StevensonNEBUF
28Rex BurkheadHOUIND
29Tevin ColemanNYJPHI
30Devin SingletaryBUFNE
31Boston ScottPHINYJ
32Alex CollinsSEASF
33David JohnsonHOUIND
34Mark Ingram IINODAL
35J.D. McKissicWSHLV
36Darrel WilliamsKCDEN
37Latavius MurrayBALPIT
38Kenyan DrakeLVWSH
39Matt BreidaBUFNE
40DeeJay DallasSEASF
41Ty JohnsonNYJPHI
42Mike DavisATLTB
43Brandon BoldenNEBUF
44Nyheim HinesINDHOU
45Kene NwangwuMINDET
46Sony MichelLARJAX
47Samaje PerineCINLAC
48Jeff Wilson Jr.SFSEA
49Kenneth GainwellPHINYJ
50Jaret PattersonWSHLV

1Cooper KuppLARJAX
2Tyreek HillKCDEN
3Justin JeffersonMINDET
4Stefon DiggsBUFNE
5Keenan AllenLACCIN
6Diontae JohnsonPITBAL
7Ja'Marr ChaseCINLAC
8CeeDee LambDALNO
9Mike EvansTBATL
10Chris GodwinTBATL
11Terry McLaurinWSHLV
12DeAndre HopkinsARICHI
13Marquise BrownBALPIT
14D.K. MetcalfSEASF
15Tyler LockettSEASF
16Jaylen WaddleMIANYG
17Adam ThielenMINDET
18Hunter RenfrowLVWSH
19Darnell MooneyCHIARI
20Tee HigginsCINLAC
21Amari CooperDALNO
22Brandon AiyukSFSEA
23Antonio BrownTBATL
24Brandin CooksHOUIND
25Michael Pittman Jr.INDHOU
26Devonta SmithPHINYJ
27Chase ClaypoolPITBAL
28Elijah MooreNYJPHI
29Odell Beckham Jr.LARJAX
30Mike WilliamsLACCIN
31Jerry JeudyDENKC
32Van JeffersonLARJAX
33Corey DavisNYJPHI
34Michael GallupDALNO
35Cole BeasleyBUFNE
36Sterling ShepardNYGMIA
37Jakobi MeyersNEBUF
38Christian KirkARICHI
39Marvin Jones Jr.JAXLAR
40Courtland SuttonDENKC
41A.J. GreenARICHI
42KaDarius ToneyNYGMIA
43Kenny GolladayNYGMIA
44Tre'Quan SmithNODAL
45Tyler BoydCINLAC
46Laviska Shenault Jr.JAXLAR
47Rashod BatemanBALPIT
48Emmanuel SandersBUFNE
49Kendrick BourneNEBUF
50Russell GageATLTB
51Josh ReynoldsDETMIN
52Jamison CrowderNYJPHI
53Marquez CallawayNODAL
54Tim PatrickDENKC
55T.Y. HiltonINDHOU
56DeSean JacksonLVWSH
57Sammy WatkinsBALPIT
58Curtis SamuelWSHLV
59Deonte HarrisNODAL
60DeAndre CarterWSHLV
61Nelson AgholorNEBUF
62Rondale MooreARICHI
63Quez WatkinsPHINYJ
64Byron PringleKCDEN
65Zach PascalINDHOU
66Amon-Ra St. BrownDETMIN
67Gabriel DavisBUFNE
68Mecole HardmanKCDEN
69Khalif RaymondDETMIN
70Zay JonesLVWSH
71Olamide ZaccheausATLTB
72Jauan JenningsSFSEA
73Tyler JohnsonTBATL
74Nico CollinsHOUIND
75Cedrick Wilson JrDALNO

1Travis KelceKCDEN
2Mark AndrewsBALPIT
3George KittleSFSEA
4Rob GronkowskiTBATL
5Pat FreiermuthPITBAL
6Kyle PittsATLTB
7T.J. HockensonDETMIN
8Tyler HigbeeLARJAX
9Mike GesickiMIANYG
10Dallas GoedertPHINYJ
11Dawson KnoxBUFNE
12Logan ThomasWSHLV
13Dalton SchultzDALNO
14Noah FantDENKC
15Foster MoreauLVWSH
16Cole KmetCHIARI
17Gerald EverettSEASF
18Tyler ConklinMINDET
19Hunter HenryNEBUF
20Zach ErtzARICHI
21Evan EngramNYGMIA
22Jared CookLACCIN
23Jack DoyleINDHOU
25James O'ShaughnessyJAXLAR
26Cameron BrateTBATL
27Jonnu SmithNEBUF
28Mo Alie-CoxINDHOU
29Juwan JohnsonNODAL

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