Week 13 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Eagles vs Packers
The Philadelphia Eagles (3-7-1) will look to snap a three-game losing streak this Sunday when they head to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers (8-3). The Packers head into this game as 8-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.
If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 13 Eagles-Packers showdown.
Dallas Goedert Fantasy
Start Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: Dallas Goedert has become a top receiving option for quarterback Carson Wentz, resulting in some solid fantasy production. Goedert has caught at least 5 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in each of the past two games. He benefits from the fact that Wentz targets his tight ends more than any other quarterback in the NFL. Even though fellow tight end Zach Ertz may return from injury this week, Goedert has shown he's worthy of starter consideration and possesses top-5 tight end potential.
Robert Tonyan Fantasy
Start Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers: Robert Tonyan is another tight end that has been on a recent hot streak, racking up at least 5 receptions for over 40 yards and a touchdown in each of his past two games. Tonyan now has 7 touchdowns this season and has proven to be a reliable deep threat for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He draws a decent matchup in Week 13 against an Eagles defense that has allowed 58 receptions to opposing tight ends this season (seventh most in the NFL) as well as 6 touchdowns. Expect Rodgers to target him early and often in this one.
Travis Fulgham Fantasy
Sit Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: This may be surprising given the hot streak Travis Fulgham was on in Weeks 4-8, but he should be benched or even dropped by fantasy managers. Despite seeing 14 targets over the past three games, he has just 4 receptions for 32 yards. That's nowhere near starter-level production. Fulgham appears to be losing snaps to veteran Alshon Jeffery, as Fulgham played in only 52% of the offensive snaps last week (a season low) compared to Jeffery's 49% (a season high). This matchup isn't horrible for Fulgham, but he hasn't shown any positive production lately and should be on your bench until that changes.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Fantasy
Sit Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers: It's hard to find someone on the Packers' offense worth benching, but Marquez Valdes-Scantling may fit the bill more than anyone. After having breakout performances in Weeks 9-10, he didn't see a single target last week despite playing in 79% of the team's offensive snaps. It seems that Allen Lazard has regained the No. 2 receiver role, which leaves Valdes-Scantling struggling to produce any type of fantasy points. The Eagles' defense has been solid against opposing wide receivers this season, giving up just 8 touchdowns to the position all season (T-5th least in the NFL). It's just not worth the risk to start Valdes-Scantling this week.
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