This week is the same as all the others, yet, it's also different than all the others.
This was the week of the tight end, but not exactly in a good way. Gronk went down for a couple of games, Graham is out for the season, and Eifert, well, who knows? This might be the first time that a TE is the #1 add for the week.
This week, I will construct this a little differently. I will list the top-five adds regardless of position. Then, I will do the normal Stream Weaver, with additional commentary if they are worth stashing.
Top 5 Adds for Week 13:
1. Scott Chandler (TE, NE) - Tom Brady has to throw it to someone. With Gronk out, this is a no brainer.
2. David Johnson (RB, Arz) - Chris Johnson is out for the fantasy year, and Andre Ellington has turf toe. It feels dirty not to put a potential starting RB at #1, but that's the landscape this week.
3. Julius Thomas (TE, Jax) - Allen Hurns is out, and Blake Bortles is going to throw. Thomas becomes the second option in Jacksonville and should see a huge uptick in targets. We all need a TE.
4. Kamar Aiken (WR, Bal) - Aiken was targeted twice as often as anyone else with Matt (Pick 6) Schaub in. He's a must add in PPR.
5. Duke Johnson (RB, Cle) - He's only a must-add in PPR and deep leagues, but his touches are trending in the correct direction. Cleveland is bad, and Johnson is easily one of their best options.
- Jay Cutler (Chi) - Cutler has been very good of late. He gets a really bad San Francisco team on the road. He's the #1 streamer of the week, and its not that close.
- Ryan Fitzpatrick (NYJ) - Remember what Drew Brees did to the Giants defense a few weeks ago? Okay, then, what about what Kirk Cousins did to it. End of discussion.
- Marcus Mariota (Ten) - Mariota is starting to run. He's not Michael Vick or Cam Newton, but he does increase his floor. Philip Rivers did just fine against Jacksonville last week without any wide receivers.
- David Johnson (Arz) - See above.
- Duke Johnson (Cle) - See above.
- Shaun Draughn (SF) - He is the starting RB in SF. Chi isn't exactly holding RBs down either. He's a 3 down back and has value until (or if) Carlos Hyde comes back.
- Kamar Aiken (Bal) - See above.
- Doug Baldwin (Sea) - This is a hunch, but I see the Seahawks starting to throw the ball more. That means Baldwin will get the ball much more than he already does. I see good things for him.
- Dontrelle Inman (SD) - Philip Rivers can't throw it to Stevie Johnson every play. Antonio Gates is visibly hurt. Inman should continue to be involved in the most pass happy offense in the NFL.
- Scott Chandler (NE) - See above.
- Julius Thomas (Jax) - See above.
- Richard Rodgers (GB) - Aaron Rodgers seems to have taken a liking to his namesake, especially near the end zone. Detroit doesn't do anything to scare me there.
- Texans - They've been everything we thought they would be. They're playing at a top-five level and play Buffalo.
- Bears - They held Rodgers and Co. to a pedestrian game last week. They get Blaine Gabbert this week. Nice streamer.
- Titans - They're better than you thought. Still, Jacksonville isn't terrible, but they usually give the ball away at least a couple times. Boom or bust.
Cutler has a great playoff schedule and could stick on your team if you're streaming. David and Duke Johnson are backs that could make some serious noise going into the fantasy playoffs. All three wide receivers are in the WR3 range with a good amount of upside.
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