Dion Lewis breaks out in Week 13
Lewis has been seeing his workload increase each week and is looking more and more like the explosive weapon he was last season. He out-touched James White 10-4 last week and should see even more work on Sunday, especially if Rob Gronkowski is unable to play. The Rams are allowing teams to pass all over them so this has Lewis written all over it. I see him catching 6-8 passes out of the backfield and finding the end zone.
Kyle Rudolph will lead tight ends in fantasy points this week
Rudolph has been productive all season for the Vikings and is coming off a nine-catch performance last week. This volume alone puts him in must-start status for fantasy, but he also has a great matchup with Dallas. The Cowboys allow the fifth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends and were just torched by Jordan Reed for 10/95/2 on Thanksgiving Day. The Vikings have no run game and will be forced to throw early and often in this one so look for Rudolph and Stefon Diggs to carry the load.
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville
Yeldon has been in a timeshare with Chris Ivory for most of the season so neither one has been very productive, but it should be Yeldon’s show on Sunday. Ivory suffered a hamstring injury and is very questionable for Week 13. Yeldon brings solid value since he’s a very good pass catcher out of the backfield, but does have the tough Broncos defense coming up. Teams have been able to run on them though so I like Yeldon this week as long as he gets the touches.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta
Gabriel has been very good over the last month and has seemed to take over the number two receiver role for the Falcons. He’s coming off a huge day in which he had over a 100 total yards and two touchdowns against a very good Arizona defense and should see his targets increase this week against Kansas City. Julio Jones is still the man in Atlanta, but he does see a ton of double coverage so Gabriel is worth a look. He’s a solid FLEX play this week.
Lock of the Week
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore
There’s a lot to like about Dixon down the stretch. He runs hard and is Baltimore’s best receiving option out of the backfield. He finally out-snapped and out-touched Terrance West last week and it’s looking like he’s going to be the man moving forward for the Ravens. Baltimore gets a decent matchup against Miami and West will still be in the mix, but I think Dixon is a lock for at least 15 touches, 80 yards and a touchdown.