Every week fantasy owners have tough decisions to make. Whether it is who to start in their FLEX spot or if they should start a less quality player against a weaker defense. I will be giving my fantasy followers my solo rankings based on PPR scoring. As an added bonus I will explain my favorite matchup for each position. If you have more specific questions regarding fantasy football and my rankings, ask me on twitter (@MikeSports22) and as always happy hunting fantasy friends.

Breaking Football’s Week 13 Rankings
Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Tom Brady Patriots at Bills
2 Carson Wentz Eagles at Seahawks
3 Kirk Cousins Redskins at Cowboys
4 Russell Wilson Seahawks vs Eagles
5 Philip Rivers Chargers vs Browns
6 Cam Newton Panthers at Saints
7 Jared Goff Rams at Cardinals
8 Matt Ryan Falcons vs Vikings
9 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers at Bengals
10 Derek Carr Raiders vs Giants
11 Tyrod Taylor Bills vs Patriots
12 Drew Brees Saints vs Panthers
13 Case Keenum Vikings at Falcons
14 Matthew Stafford Lions at Ravens
15 Marcus Mariota Titans vs Texans
16 Alex Smith Chiefs at Jets
17 Dak Prescott Cowboys vs Redskins
18 Blake Bortles Jaguars vs Colts
19 Jameis Winston Buccaneers at Packers
20 Brett Hundley Packers vs Buccaneers

My Favorite Quarterback Matchup

Philip Rivers vs Browns: On Thanksgiving Rivers carved up the Cowboys, finishing with a season-high 28.9 fantasy points. The Chargers are trending in the right direction and just one game out of first place in the AFC west. Rivers and the Chargers must have revenge on their minds as the Browns got their only win last season against them. The Browns rank 25th in the league against opposing quarterbacks, giving up an average of 18.1 fantasy points per game. Meanwhile, Rivers is averaging 20.7 fantasy points per game since the Chargers bye week.

Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Le’Veon Bell Steelers at Bengals
2 Todd Gurley Rams at Cardinals
3 Alvin Kamara Saints vs Panthers
4 Mark Ingram Saints vs Panthers
5 Melvin Gordon Chargers vs Browns
6 LeSean McCoy Bills vs Patriots
7 Christian McCaffrey Panthers at Saints
8 Jordan Howard Bears vs 49ers
9 Leonard Fournette Jaguars vs Colts
10 Joe Mixon Bengals vs Steelers
11 Carlos Hyde 49ers at Bears
12 Kareem Hunt Chiefs at Jets
13 Samaje Perine Redskins at Cowboys
14 Latavius Murray Vikings at Falcons
15 Alex Collins Raiders vs Lions
16 Marshawn Lynch Ravens vs Giants
17 Devonta Freeman Falcons vs Vikings
18 Kenyan Drake Dolphins vs Broncos
19 Isaiah Crowell Browns at Chargers
20 Dion Lewis Patriots at Bills
21 Lamar Miller Texans at Titans
22 Jerick McKinnon Vikings at Falcons
23 Rod Smith Cowboys vs Redskins
24 Alfred Morris Cowboys vs Redskins
25 Orleans Darkwa Giants at Raiders
26 Rex Burkhead Patriots at Bills
27 Jamaal Williams Packers vs Buccaneers
28 Tevin Coleman Falcons vs Vikings
29 Duke Johnson Jr. Browns at Chargers
30 Devontae Booker Broncos at Dolphins
31 DeMarco Murray Titans vs Texans
32 Derrick Henry Titans vs Texans
33 Danny Woodhead Ravens vs Lions
34 Ty Montgomery Packers vs Buccaneers
35 Adrian Peterson Cardinals vs Rams
36 Matt Forte Jets vs Chiefs
37 Bilal Powell Jets vs Chiefs
38 Doug Martin Buccaneers at Packers
39 Theo Riddick Lions at Ravens
40 Ameer Abdullah Lions at Ravens

My Favorite Running Back Matchup

Alvin Kamara vs Panthers: There isn’t a hotter fantasy running back right now than Kamara. Over the last four games, Kamara is averaging 29.6 fantasy points per game despite getting under 12 carries in each game. However, over that span Kamara is averaging 5.8 catches a game and has six total touchdowns. While the Panthers rank fourth in the league against opposing running backs, giving up just 18.8 fantasy points per game, Kamara’s workload and explosive playmaking ability seems unstoppable at this point.

Wide Receivers
Rank Name Opponent
1 Antonio Brown Steelers at Bengals
2 Keenan Allen Chargers vs Browns
3 DeAndre Hopkins Texans at Titans
4 Adam Thielen Vikings at Falcons
5 A.J. Green Bengals vs Steelers
6 Julio Jones Falcons vs Vikings
7 Michael Thomas Saints vs Panthers
8 Doug Baldwin Seahawks vs Eagles
9 Mike Evans Buccaneers at Packers
10 Brandin Cooks Patriots at Bills
11 Alshon Jeffery Eagles at Seahawks
12 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals vs Rams
13 Chris Hogan Patriots at Bills
14 Robby Anderson Jets vs Chiefs
15 Devin Funchess Panthers at Saints
16 Tyreek Hill Chiefs at Jets
17 Jarvis Landry Dolphins vs Broncos
18 Stefon Diggs Vikings at Falcons
19 Golden Tate Lions at Ravens
20 Marvin Jones Jr. Lions at Ravens
21 Josh Doctson Redskins at Cowboys
22 Jamison Crowder Redskins at Cowboys
23 Cooper Kupp Rams at Cardinals
24 Devante Adams Packers vs Buccaneers
25 Demaryius Thomas Broncos at Dolphins
26 Mohamed Sanu Falcons vs Vikings
27 Marqise Lee Jaguars vs Colts
28 JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers at Bengals
29 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos at Dolphins
30 Zay Jones Bills vs Patriots
31 Seth Roberts Raiders vs Giants
32 Randall Cobb Packers vs Buccaneers
33 Dez Bryant Cowboys vs Redskins
34 Nelson Agholor Eagles at Seahawks
35 Jermaine Kearse Jets vs Chiefs
36 Ted Ginn Jr. Saints vs Panthers
37 Sterling Shepard Giants at Raiders
38 Rishard Matthews Titans vs Texans
39 DeVante Parker Dolphins vs Broncos
40 Kenny Stills Dolphins vs Broncos
41 DeSean Jackson Buccaneers at Packers
42 Cordarrelle Patterson Raiders vs Giants
43 Jeremy Maclin Ravens vs Lions
44 Jordy Nelson Packers vs Buccaneers
45 Corey Davis Titans vs Texans
46 Dontrelle Inman Bears vs 49ers
47 Corey Coleman Browns at Chargers
48 Sammy Watkins Rams at Cardinals
49 Josh Gordon Browns at Chargers
50 Josh Reynolds Rams at Cardinals

My Favorite Wide Receiver Matchup

DeAndre Hopkins at Titans: Whether it’s Deshaun Watson or Tom Savage under center for the Texans, Hopkins has continued to be a monster for fantasy owners. Hopkins has scored 17.5 or more fantasy points in every game that Savage started this season. Furthermore, over his last five games, Hopkins is averaging 22.4 fantasy points per games. Meanwhile, the Titans rank 26th in the league against opposing wide receivers, giving up an average of 35 fantasy points per game. In Week 4, the Texans’ wide receivers scored 55.3 fantasy points, a season worst for the Titans, led by Hopkins with 26.7 fantasy points.

Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Rob Gronkowski Patriots at Bills
2 Zach Ertz Eagles at Seahawks
3 Travis Kelce Chiefs at Jets
4 Jared Cook Raiders vs Giants
5 Greg Olsen Panthers at Saints
6 Delanie Walker Titans vs Texans
7 Jimmy Graham Seahawks vs Eagles
8 Hunter Henry Chargers vs Browns
9 Jack Doyle Colts at Jaguars
10 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jets vs Chiefs
11 Vernon Davis Redskins at Cowboys
12 Kyle Rudolph Vikings at Falcons
13 Charles Clay Bills vs Patriots
14 Evan Engram Giants at Raiders
15 Austin Hooper Falcons vs Vikings
16 Julius Thomas Dolphins vs Broncos
17 Jason Witten Cowboys vs Redskins
18 Tyler Kroft Bengals vs Steelers
19 O.J. Howard Buccaneers at Packers
20 Ricky Seals-Jones Cardinals vs Rams

My Favorite Tight End Matchup

Jared Cook vs Giants: Last week against the Broncos, Cook let fantasy owners down scoring barely over one fantasy point. However, this week Cook faces a Giants defense that ranks last in the league against opposing tight ends, giving up an average of 17.8 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, the Giants have allowed opposing tight ends to score at least 15.8 fantasy points in 10 games this season. In addition to the good matchup, the Raiders are likely to be without Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper, meaning Cook will see a huge jump in targets this week.

D/STs
Rank Team Opponent
1 Chargers vs Browns
2 Jaguars vs Colts
3 Bears vs 49ers
4 Raiders vs Giants
5 Titans vs Texans
6 Rams at Cardinals
7 Steelers at Bengals
8 Ravens vs Lions
9 Dolphins vs Broncos
10 Lions vs Ravens
11 Patriots at Bills
12 Vikings at Falcons
13 Buccaneers at Packers
14 Packers vs Buccaneers
15 Eagles at Seahawks

My Favorite Defense/Special Teams Matchup

Chargers vs Browns: Over their two game winning streak, the Chargers D/ST is averaging 21 fantasy points per game. This week they face the Browns, who are the friendliest team to opposing D/STs. On the season, opposing D/STs are averaging 12.7 fantasy points per game when facing the Browns offense. Furthermore, opposing D/STs have scored 10 or more fantasy points in five of the last six games against the Browns. The Chargers defense have forced eight turnovers and scored three touchdowns during their two streak.

Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Greg Zuerlein Rams at Cardinals
2 Justin Tucker Ravens vs Lions
3 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots at Bills
4 Chris Boswell Steelers at Bengals
5 Wil Lutz Saints vs Panthers
6 Dan Bailey Cowboys vs Redskins
7 Kai Forbath Vikings at Falcons
8 Ryan Succop Titans vs Texans
9 Matt Bryant Falcons vs Vikings
10 Matt Prater Lions at Ravens
11 Brandon McManus Broncos at Dolphins
12 Josh Lambo Jaguars vs Colts

My Favorite Kicker Matchup

Greg Zuerlein at Cardinals: Most kickers are “a dime a dozen” to fantasy owners, but not Zuerlein. For the season, Zuerlein ranks first among kickers, averaging 13.5 fantasy points per game and scores 2.5 more fantasy points than the second highest scoring kicker. Thanks to the Rams highest scoring offense, Zuerlein has scored 11 or more fantasy points in eight games this season. Furthermore, Zuerlein has scored 17 fantasy points in four of his last five games. Meanwhile, the Cardinals rank 18th against opposing kickers, giving up an average of 8.5 fantasy points per game. However, given how banged up the Cardinals defense is, fantasy owners should expect another big fantasy performance from Zuerlein.

About The Author Mike Fanelli

Mike is a former journalism major who spent all four years in high school working for the school newspaper. Now at 25 years old, he is happy to get back into sports writing for Breaking Football as it gives him a platform to get his sports opinions out there.