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Week 13 Flex Rankings: Don’t Get Too Coutee

Well, it certainly has been an interesting seven days in the NFL. We have seen postponements, player suspensions, scheduling adjustments, wide receivers playing quarterback, and a whole host of other craziness. I have harped on this throughout the season on numerous occasions, but it is no less true today than it has been all season long – flexibility is the name of the game in 2020, more so than ever before. The fact that I am working on Week 13 Flex rankings and we as a staff have already put our FAAB and waiver wire articles well before Week 12 comes to a close certainly speaks to that. Amidst a constant sea of changing variables, the only thing we can count on is that nothing is certain. Oh, did I mention this week is the fantasy football regular-season finale? No pressure or anything.

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As I submit this week’s rankings, there are no less than a dozen prominent players whose availability for Week 13 is currently in question. Some are due to injuries and others are due to complications from Covid-19. Either way much is likely to change between now and Sunday. That was certainly the case last week and has been so for much of this year. I will update these rankings over the weekend once we have a clearer picture of the Week 13 landscape. In the meantime, here are some of the situations I have my eye on over the next few days, followed by my current rankings. Feel free to comment below with any questions you have as we approach kickoff on Sunday. Best of luck in your Week 13 matchups!

Week 13 Covid News

The NFL postponed the Week 12 game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers for so long that J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram, who were the first Ravens to test positive, were eligible to come off the Covid list by the time the game got played. Cue the conspiracy theories and circus music. Though neither one suited up against Pittsburgh, they may be on the field when Baltimore hosts Dallas. This would be an excellent matchup for the Ravens running backs, and Dobbins in particular. Only the Houston Texans have allowed more rushing yards to opposing running backs than Dallas has. We saw Antonio Gibson run wild against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Dobbins would carry that kind of a ceiling if given a clean bill of health. Ingram has looks washed this season, but he could be a desperation play given the advantageous matchup.

Other players who were inactive last week due to Covid who have since been activated include Jonathan Taylor, Adam Thielen, and Brandon Aiyuk. They should all be active for their Week 13 matchups. James Conner and Mark Andrews are among those who may not be available this week. Not only will they have to deal with a short turnaround, but their preexisting health conditions may result in complications. Larry Fitzgerald does not have a preexisting medical condition and barely sneaks in underneath the high-risk age threshold. Still, discretion is the better part of valor, and it may be prudent to have him sit out for another week as well. Andy Isabella had a 60 percent snap count and 18 percent target share in last week’s game. He also has a nice individual matchup and could be a sneaky PPR Flex this week.

Injuries to Dalvin Cook, Josh Jacobs

Dalvin Cook and Josh Jacobs are both among the top six running backs in fantasy scoring this season. So fantasy managers became more than a little nervous when they both exited last week with ankle injuries. Cook returned to action, so he is likely fine going forward. It should be noted, though, that Cook has had at least 32 touches in three of the last five weeks. With the Vikings slated to host lowly Jacksonville before traveling to Tampa Bay, this may be a week to give Cook a lighter workload. Of course, he does not need 30 touches to pop against the Jaguars, so he is still number one in my Week 13 Flex rankings. But I probably would not pay up in DFS, and I would not be surprised if Alexander Mattison got more run than normal against the Jaguars this week.

As for Jacobs, his injury seems a bit more severe. There is reportedly a chance he plays this week. This is another situation where the team has the luxury of facing a much inferior opponent. Las Vegas will not need Jacobs to defeat the New York Jets on Sunday. The team may decide to rest their star running back for their upcoming game against Indianapolis in Week 14. That game will likely have major implications in the AFC playoff chase. If the Raiders choose to let Jacobs rest, Devontae Booker should fill in quite nicely. The former Bronco has shown flashes in limited action this season. He has averaged a healthy 5.5 yards per carry while chipping in three rushing touchdowns. The Jets’ interior defense has been solid, but volume and positive game script should make Booker an intriguing Week 13 play.

No Love for Keke

Way back in the olden days of 2018, Keke Coutee was a waiver wire darling. He set the modern-day NFL record for receptions in a debut when he caught 11 passes. Coutee caught six passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in his second game, and it seemed we had another potentially great slot receiver. The Drake GIFs were in full force for a minute there. But Coutee only played four other games during the regular season in 2018 and totaled just 11 more receptions. He returned from injury in time for Houston’s playoff game and had another 11 grabs. There was a little bit of buzz heading into last season, but Coutee got off to another slow and injury-riddled start. Just when he started to gain some steam in October of 2019, the injury bug hit again. He played in only three of Houston’s last 10 games.

When Houston signed Randall Cobb to a three-year deal in March of this year, it essentially rendered Coutee useless for the 2020 campaign. Coutee was a weekly healthy scratch and saw just five snaps until Cobb injured his toe in Week 11. Houston placed Cobb on injured reserve before their Thanksgiving game in Detroit. Coutee played 50 percent of the snaps and saw just three targets in the Texans’ blowout victory over the Lions. However, the recent suspension of Will Fuller could open even more room for Coutee to make an impact. I would not get carried away with investing too much in Coutee this week, however. But for those chasing a narrative, both of Coutee’s 11-catch performances came against the Indianapolis Colts. Two years ago is a long time in NFL terms, but it could be something for fantasy managers to clutch on to.

Week 13 Flex Rankings

1Dalvin Cook (MIN)vs. JACRB1
2Derrick Henry (TEN)vs. CLERB2
3Davante Adams (GB)vs. PHIWR1
4Tyreek Hill (KC)vs. DENWR2
5James Robinson (JAC)at MINRB3
6Austin Ekeler (LAC)vs. NERB4
7Nick Chubb (CLE)at TENRB5
8Alvin Kamara (NO)at ATLRB6
9Aaron Jones (GB)vs. PHIRB7
10Adam Thielen (MIN)vs. JACWR3
11A.J. Brown (TEN)vs. CLEWR4
12Travis Kelce (KC)vs. DENTE1
13Keenan Allen (LAC)vs. NEWR5
14DK Metcalf (SEA)vs. NYGWR6
15Justin Jefferson (MIN)vs. JACWR7
16Stefon Diggs (BUF)at SFWR8
17Raheem Mostert (SF)vs. BUFRB8
18Michael Thomas (NO)at ATLWR9
19Calvin Ridley (ATL)vs. NOWR10
20Chris Carson (SEA)vs. NYGRB9
21Miles Sanders (PHI)at GBRB10
22Brandin Cooks (HOU)vs. INDWR11
23J.K. Dobbins (BAL)vs. DALRB11
24Julio Jones (ATL)vs. NOWR12
25DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)vs. LARWR13
26Tyler Lockett (SEA)vs. NYGWR14
27David Montgomery (CHI)vs. DETRB12
28Cooper Kupp (LAR)at ARIWR15
29Allen Robinson (CHI)vs. DETWR16
30Amari Cooper (DAL)at BALWR17
31Robert Woods (LAR)at ARIWR18
32Darren Waller (LV)at NYJTE2
33Jonathan Taylor (IND)at HOURB13
34Myles Gaskin (MIA)at CINRB14
35Terry McLaurin (WAS)at PITWR19
36Deebo Samuel (SF)vs. BUFWR20
37Jarvis Landry (CLE)at TENWR21
38DeVante Parker (MIA)vs. CINWR22
39Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)at BALRB15
40Diontae Johnson (PIT)vs. WASWR23
41Melvin Gordon (DEN)at KCRB16
42Kareem Hunt (CLE)at TENRB17
43D.J. Chark (JAC)at MINWR24
44Antonio Gibson (WAS)at PITRB18
45Devontae Booker (LV)at NYJRB19
46Kenyan Drake (ARI)vs. LARRB20
47Wayne Gallman (NYG)at SEARB21
48JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)vs. WASWR25
49Giovani Bernard (CIN)at MIARB22
50Corey Davis (TEN)vs. CLEWR26
51David Johnson (HOU)vs. INDRB23
52Tyler Boyd (CIN)at MIAWR27
53Sterling Shepard (NYG)at SEAWR28
54Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC)vs. DENRB24
55CeeDee Lamb (DAL)at BALWR29
56Cole Beasley (BUF)at SFWR30
57Nyheim Hines (IND)at HOURB25
58Michael Pittman (IND)at HOUWR31
59Damien Harris (NE)at LACRB26
60Frank Gore (NYJ)vs. LVRB27
61Hunter Henry (LAC)vs. NETE3
62Denzel Mims (NYJ)vs. LVWR32
63Marquise Brown (BAL)vs. DALWR33
64Chase Claypool (PIT)vs. WASWR34
65Tee Higgins (CIN)at MIAWR35
66Marvin Jones (DET)at CHIWR36
67Jamison Crowder (NYJ)vs. LVWR37
68Hunter Renfrow (LV)at NYJWR38
69Darius Slayton (NYG)at SEAWR39
70Mike Williams (LAC)vs. NEWR40
71Jerry Jeudy (DEN)at KCWR41
72T.J. Hockenson (DET)at CHITE4
73Brandon Aiyuk (SF)vs. BUFWR42
74Christian Kirk (ARI)vs. LARWR43
75James White (NE)at LACRB28
76Evan Engram (NYG)at SEATE5
77Zack Moss (BUF)at SFRB29
78Nelson Agholor (LV)at NYJWR44
79Sammy Watkins (KC)vs. DENWR45
80J.D. McKissic (WAS)at PITRB30
81Jakobi Meyers (NE)at LACWR46
82Benny Snell (PIT)vs. WASRB31
83Breshad Perriman (NYJ)vs. LVWR47
84Latavius Murray (NO)at ATLRB32
85Kerryon Johnson (DET)at CHIRB33
86Dallas Goedert (PHI)at GBTE6
87Devin Singletary (BUF)at SFRB34
88Keelan Cole (JAC)at MINWR48
89Henry Ruggs (LV)at NYJWR49
90Robert Tonyan (GB)vs. PHITE7
91T.Y. Hilton (IND)at HOUWR50
92Mike Gesicki (MIA)vs. CINTE8
93Todd Gurley (ATL)vs. NORB35
94Chase Edmonds (ARI)vs. LARRB36
95Rashard Higgins (CLE)at TENWR51
96Damiere Byrd (NE)at LACWR52
97Hayden Hurst (ATL)vs. NOTE9
98Allen Lazard (GB)vs. PHIWR53
99Josh Reynolds (LAR)at ARIWR54
100Noah Fant (DEN)at KCTE10
101Travis Fulgham (PHI)at GBWR55
102Andy Isabella (ARI)vs. LARWR56
103Jamaal Williams (GB)vs. PHIRB37
104Alexander Mattison (MIN)vs. JACRB38
105Tim Patrick (DEN)at KCWR57
106Eric Ebron (PIT)vs. WASTE11
107Jordan Akins (HOU)at INDTE12
108Adrian Peterson (DET)at CHIRB39
109Leviska Shenault (JAC)at MINWR58
110Austin Hooper (CLE)at TENTE13
111Emmanuel Sanders (NO)at ATLWR59
112Duke Johnson (HOU)vs. INDRB40
113Kyle Rudolph (MIN)vs. JACTE14
114Jalen Reagor (PHI)at GBWR60
115Keke Coutee (HOU)vs. INDWR61
116Dez Bryant (BAL)vs. DALWR62
117Michael Gallup (DAL)at BALWR63
118Gabriel Davis (BUF)at SFWR64
119Darnell Mooney (CHI)vs. DETWR65
120Cam Akers (LAR)at ARIRB41
121Carlos Hyde (SEA)vs. NYGRB42
122Jordan Reed (SF)vs. BUFTE15
123Le'Veon Bell (KC)vs. DENRB43
124Dalton Schultz (DAL)at BALTE16
125Golden Tate (NYG)at SEAWR66
126Trey Burton (IND)at HOUTE17
127A.J. Green (CIN)at MIAWR67
128David Moore (SEA)vs. NYGWR68
129Anthony Miller (CHI)vs. DETWR69
130Zach Pascal (IND)at HOUWR70
131Darrell Henderson (LAR)at ARIRB44
132Russell Gage (ATL)vs. NOWR71
133Anthony Firkser (TEN)vs. CLETE18
134Demarcus Robinson (KC)vs. DENWR72
135Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB)vs. PHIWR73
136Logan Thomas (WAS)at PITTE19
137Danny Amendola (DET)at CHIWR74
138Zach Ertz (PHI)at GBTE20
139Malcolm Brown (LAR)at ARIRB45
140N'Keal Harry (NE)at LACWR75
141Cordarrelle Patterson (CHI)vs. DETWR76
142Tony Pollard (DAL)at BALRB46
143Adam Humphries (TEN)vs. CLEWR77
144Gus Edwards (BAL)vs. DALRB47
145Jakeem Grant (MIA)vs. CINWR78
146Devin Duvernay (BAL)vs. DALWR79
147Mecole Hardman (KC)vs. DENWR80
148K.J. Hamler (DEN)at KCWR81
149Jerick McKinnon (SF)vs. BUFRB48
150Gerald Everett (LAR)at ARITE21
151Jalen Richard (LV)at NYJRB49
152Jimmy Graham (CHI)vs. DETTE22
153Jared Cook (NO)at ATLTE23
154Brian Hill (ATL)vs. NORB50
155Phillip Lindsay (DEN)at KCRB51
156D'Andre Swift (DET)at CHIRB52
157Mark Ingram (BAL)vs. DALRB53
158Patrick Laird (MIA)vs. CINRB54
159Boston Scott (PHI)at GBRB55
160Tyler Higbee (LAR)at ARITE24
161Joshua Kelley (LAC)vs. NERB56
162Tyler Eifert (JAC)at MINTE25
163Ito Smith (ATL)vs. NORB57
164Kendrick Bourne (SF)vs. BUFWR82
165Jacob Hollister (SEA)vs. NYGTE26
166Mo Alie-Cox (IND)at HOUTE27
167Greg Ward (PHI)at GBWR83
168Darren Fells (HOU)vs. INDTE28
169Jalen Guyton (LAC)vs. NEWR84
170Jordan Wilkins (IND)at HOURB58
171Miles Boykin (BAL)vs. DALWR85
172Chris Conley (JAC)at MINWR86
173Anthony McFarland (PIT)vs. WASRB59
174Drew Sample (CIN)at MIATE29
175Ty Johnson (NYJ)vs. LVRB60
176Collin Johnson (JAC)at MINWR87
177Isaiah Coulter (HOU)vs. INDWR88
178Harrison Bryant (CLE)at TENTE30
179Dawson Knox (BUF)at SFTE31
180Tevin Coleman (SF)vs. BUFRB61
181Luke Willson (BAL)vs. DALTE32
182Sony Michel (NE)at LACRB62
183James Washington (PIT)vs. WASWR89
184Mack Hollins (MIA)vs. CINWR90
185Tre'Quan Smith (NO)at ATLWR91
186Samaje Perine (CIN)at MIARB63
187Dontrelle Inman (WAS)at PITWR92
188Cam Sims (WAS)at PITWR93
189Will Dissly (SEA)vs. NYGTE33
190Chris Herndon (NYJ)vs. LVTE34
191Cole Kmet (CHI)vs. DETTE35
192Ross Dwelley (SF)vs. BUFTE36
193James O'Shaughnessy (JAC)at MINTE37
194Dan Arnold (ARI)vs. LARTE38
195Antonio Callaway (MIA)vs. CINWR94
196Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE)at TENWR95
197Chad Beebe (MIN)vs. JACWR96
198Durham Smythe (MIA)vs. CINTE39
199Geoff Swaim (TEN)vs. CLETE40
200Marcus Johnson (IND)at HOUWR97

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