Week 13 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Raiders vs Jets

Larry Rupp
Frank Gore's consistent amount of touches makes him a great start in Week 13.
Frank Gore's consistent amount of touches makes him a great start in Week 13. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
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The New York Jets (0-11) will attempt to secure their first win of the season when they welcome the Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) to town in Week 13 NFL action. The oddsmakers do not think that is likely as the Raiders are 7.5-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 Raiders-Jets showdown.

Nelson Agholor Fantasy

Start Nelson Agholor, WR, Las Vegas Raiders: The Raiders do not seem to have a clear-cut No. 1 receiver quite yet, but Nelson Agholor has been the most consistent player at the position. He has hauled in 11 of 15 targets for 142 yards and a touchdown over the past two games. He now has 6 touchdowns on the season and has become quarterback Derek Carr's go-to deep threat in the passing game. He draws a great matchup this week as the Jets' defense has allowed the third-most yards to opposing wide receivers in the NFL this season (2,181). Agholor seems to be heating up at the right time as the fantasy football playoffs are right around the corner. His upside makes him worth a start this week.

Frank Gore Fantasy

Start Frank Gore, RB, New York Jets: Don't look now, but Frank Gore is still a starting running back in the NFL and has some value in fantasy football, too. He had a season-high 74 rushing yards on 18 carries in Week 12 and should continue seeing that kind of volume at least until La'Mical Perine returns from the injured reserve. The Raiders rank in the middle of the pack when it comes to rushing defense, but they have given up 13 rushing touchdowns so far this season (No. 30 in the NFL). Expect Gore to see upwards on 15-plus carries again this week and be a threat to score a touchdown as well. He is a viable FLEX option this week and should produce RB3 numbers.

Derek Carr Fantasy

Sit Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders: Talk about a bad game. Derek Carr had his worst performance of the season last week against an Atlanta Falcons' defense he was expected to pick apart. He threw for just 215 yards and no touchdowns, while also having 4 turnovers (1 interception, 3 fumbles lost). Carr has been a name thrown around every week when it comes to streaming quarterbacks, but his recent struggles make him untrustworthy. He does draw a decent matchup against a Jets' defense giving up 284.0 passing yards per game (No. 30 in the NFL), but there is a limited upside when it comes to starting him. It would be smart to look at other options if you need quarterback help this week.

Sam Darnold Fantasy

Sit Sam Darnold, QB, New York Jets: Here we have another quarterback just struggling to post any kind of positive fantasy football production. Darnold threw for under 200 yards for the third consecutive game in Week 12 and had 2 interceptions. He has a stable group of wide receivers to throw to, but can't seem to get any rhythm going through the air. The Jets' offense is stagnant as a whole and doesn't bring almost any upside in fantasy football. Avoiding the Jets is key here and that includes looking at other options rather than streaming Darnold this week. He isn't worth a roster spot anymore and is best suited to stay on the waiver wire.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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