Week 13 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Ravens vs Steelers

Adam Taylor McKillop
Fantasy football picks for the Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Week 13 matchup, including Marquise Brown, Latavius Murray and Chase Claypool.
Fantasy football picks for the Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Week 13 matchup, including Marquise Brown, Latavius Murray and Chase Claypool. / Sean M. Haffey/GettyImages

The Baltimore Ravens look to widen their gap in the AFC North standings when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Ravens slated as 4.5-point favorites in this fierce division rivalry.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 13 showdown.

Marquise Brown Fantasy

Start Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Marquise Brown has really fired into form since Week 7 of the season, seeing four straight games with double-digit targets and a WR25 PPR ranking in that stretch. He should be in for a great performance against the Steelers defense that ranks 26th in Football Outsiders' pass-defense DVOA metric and allows the ninth-most PPR points to opposing wideouts. Start the young wideout with confidence this week.

Pat Freiermuth Fantasy

Start Pat Freiermuth, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: After four consecutive starts, tight end Pat Freiermuth is slowly becoming an important weapon in this Steelers' offense. Freiermuth ranks fourth on the team with 53 total targets, including 6.5 targets per game over the past four. He's operated as TE3 in PPR leagues since Week 9 and will enjoy facing a Ravens secondary that allows the fourth-most PPR points to opposing TEs.

Latavius Murray Fantasy

Sit Latavius Murray, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Latavius Murray missed several weeks of action in the middle of the season and saw Devonta Freeman take over lead-back duties on Baltimore's roster. Freeman out-carried Murray 32-18 since Murray's return in Week 11. That trend doesn't show any signs of stopping with putting up a better 3.16 yards per attempt to Murray's 2.56 Y/A in that span.

Chase Claypool Fantasy

Sit Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: As the 2021 season rolls on, it's quite clear that Chase Claypool remains a second option to Diontae Johnson. Claypool has eclipsed 5 receptions in just three of his nine starts and ranks a disappointing WR41 on the year. He accounts for just 16% of Pittsburgh's target share, compared to Johnson's 26%. And although the Ravens don't defend the pass well (24th in Football Outsiders' pass-defense DVOA), there hasn't been enough upside from Claypool this season to trust him with a start.

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