Week 13 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Washington vs Raiders
The Washington Football Team will aim for their fourth straight victory when they take on the Las Vegas Raiders in an NFL Week 13 matchup. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Raiders as 2.5-point home favorites.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 13 showdown.
Logan Thomas Fantasy
Start Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Football Team: Washington didn't waste any time re-integrating Logan Thomas in his first complete game since Week 3. While he finished with just 31 yards on three receptions, he was still targeted six times. Now, he gets to take on a Raiders defense that's been tormented by tight ends all season long. Las Vegas is giving up the second-most fantasy points per game (14.4) to the position, which includes eight touchdowns. With Thomas getting his legs back under him, he's a no-brainer to start this week.
Hunter Renfrow Fantasy
Start Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders: Last season, Washington was the second-best team at defending wide receivers. Fast forward to 2021 and they're ranked fourth-worst, surrendering 32.6 fantasy PPG. That's great news for Hunter Renfrow, who's been averaging 12.4 fantasy PPG since Week 8 as the WR18 during that stretch. He just had an eight-catch, 134-yard performance against the Dallas Cowboys last week and has a great opportunity to continue that momentum against another NFC East foe.
Curtis Samuel Fantasy
Sit Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Football Team: Just like last week, Curtis Samuel finds himself in the "sit 'em" section. The 25-year-old made his return from injury last week, playing just 24% of snaps resulting in 13 yards from scrimmage on one reception and carry apiece. While he was supposed to be a focal point in Washington's offense this year, that usage is too risky. Whether he's still hurt or not, just about any other fantasy option out there is a safer pick. Keep Samuel on your bench until his situation becomes clearer.
Bryan Edwards Fantasy
Sit Bryan Edwards, WR, Las Vegas Raiders: After seeing 4.3 targets per game in his first nine contests, Bryan Edwards has been targeted once in his last two games despite playing 102 offensive snaps. Even though Washington does offer a juicy matchup, it's hard trusting a wide receiver who's finished with zero catches in two of his last four games. While he has the potential to be a playmaker one day, he's too inconsistent for fantasy purposes, especially with DeSean Jackson's arrival pushing him down the depth chart.
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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.