Since Alex Gelhar masterfully identified some of the main objectives of exemption wires before Week 13, Matt Harmon examined the best deep league pitches in his deep dive, and Mark Grant provided him with some players that can be eliminated safely, it is my job to provide some broadcast candidates in the quarterback, tight end and defense for the next playlist. Keep in mind that most of these players / teams are bottom-of-the-barrel targets for the deep leagues, and I'm not saying they're going to be the top scorers in their position, but they should do enough to keep their team competitive in the week 13 if you need help. Then let's get started.
* Percentage ownership data for the fantasy leagues of NFL.com.
Keenum case in Falcons | 13 percent ownership: If you're still not in the Case Keenum car, you're doing it wrong. Keenum recorded three total touchdowns against the Lions at Thanksgiving, two pbades and one run. Every time the guy runs, I think "Oh, man, I forgot that he has wheels!" He threw for 282 yards, without interceptions and added 20 yards rushing for 27.28 fantasy points. It was his second appearance of 20 points in his last three games and the fourth consecutive with at least 17 points. Keenum has accumulated at least 280 yards in four straight games and is the leader of one of the most efficient offenses in the NFL. It's helpful to have some elite receivers in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, not to mention tight end Kyle Rudolph, who has at least five receptions in six of his last seven games. Keenum now takes his Vikings to Atlanta to face a Falcons defense that has allowed three quarterback performances in the top 10 in their last five games, including QB4 to Josh McCown, QB8 to Cam Newton and QB1 to Russell Wilson .
Josh McCown vs Chiefs | 13.2 percent owned: I avoided Josh McCown as a serpentine last week because of his confrontation with the Panthers who had been tough on opposing quarterbacks in Week 12. Well, McCown resisted that trend as he pitched for 307 yards, ran for 28 yards, threw three touchdowns and no pick (lost a fumble) for 25 fantasy points. He clearly has a good relationship with wide receiver Robby Anderson, who accumulated 146 yards and two touchdowns, marking his fifth straight game with a score. The other McCown touchdown pbad went to Jermaine Kearse, and he was about to throw a quarter for Austin Seferian-Jenkins, but he was dumped in the check and the Jets ended up kicking a field goal. However, McCown has been a consistently productive fantasy option in his last four games, with only one pick and seven touchdowns in that span, averaging around 17 fantasy points per game. This week he faces a defense from the Chiefs that has been highlighted by opposing quarterbacks throughout the season. Kansas City has a score of 12 points in terms of average fantasy points per game allowed for the position and the Chiefs defense has allowed the seventh most yards per pbad this season.
Tyrod Taylor vs Patriots | 77.1 percent ownership: In his legitimate comeback as the owner of the Bills, Tyrod Taylor posted 14 respectable fantasy points in a victory against the Chiefs in Week 12. He has a difficult task against New England in week 13, but he still has streamer value in a game where he will probably have a large volume of pbad attempts. Taylor rarely throws interceptions, only has three throughout the season and adds value with his ability to run. He has accumulated at least 25 yards per run in each of his last four games with two touchdowns on the ground in that span. While the Patriots defense has hardened lately after some early mistakes of the season, Taylor should be fine to get 15 or more fantasy points in Week 13 with an advantage for much more.
Philip Rivers vs Browns | 73.7 percent ownership: The Chargers offense has been on a roll lately and Philip Rivers has racked up five touchdown pbades without picks in his last two games. The appearance of Keenan Allen as a dominant force has helped boost Rivers' fantasy totals of 18.04 and 28.86 points against a pair of soft pbad defenses in the Bills and the Cowboys. In week 13, Rivers and the Chargers get Cleveland in their hometown in Los Angeles and should be able to smash the air once again. The Browns have been abysmal against this year's pbad, allowing 22 touchdown pbades to opposing quarterbacks, tied for second in the league. The Cleveland defense has only six picks throughout the season, so Rivers will look to do it in three games without an interception. If you are floating on your waiver cable, this is an ideal place to transmit it.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs. Chiefs | 23.5 percent ownership: In the last two Jets games, the 16 Austin Seferian-Jenkins goals equate to a 22 percent target market share behind Jermaine Kearse (26 percent) and Robby Anderson ( 23 percent). A touchdown was stolen in Week 12 on a play in the end zone that was canceled after the check, but it remains Josh McCown's favorite target in the area painted with nine red zone targets dating back to Week 3 It is worth it against a Kansas City defense that has allowed the sixth highest number of yards receiving the post this year.
Tyler Kroft vs Steelers | 10.4 percent owned: Here we are again talking about Tyler Kroft as serpentine in the tight end. If he did not keep coming, he would eventually stop recommending it, but now it is marked in two consecutive games against defenses that predictably allow fancy points to tight ends (Broncos, Browns). Kroft faces the Steelers in Week 13, so it is not considered a favorable showdown, but he continues to play 100 percent of the snaps for the Bengals and leads the team with three red zone goals in the last two games.
Ricky Seals-Jones vs Rams | 0.5 percent possessed: A player that almost nobody in the fantasy world had ever heard of until his two touchdowns game in Week 11, Ricky Seals-Jones can no longer be ignored. He has played a total of 25 plays in the last two weeks, but has collected 11 goals, seven receptions, three touchdowns and has published 17.4 and 13.2 fantasy points. It seems as if Blaine Gabbert likes to throw Seals-Jones when he is really on the field, and given the inconsistency beyond Larry Fitzgerald in the receiving corps of the Cardinals, the great tight end has done well with his limited opportunity. He will face a Rams defense that has allowed more than eight fantasy points per game to tight ends in the last month.
Charles Clay vs Patriots | 15.4 percent ownership: Since his return from injury in week 10, Charles Clay is second in the Bills in goals (11) and his 100 receiving yards only surpbad Zay Jones (101). Do not forget that Nathan Peterman was his quarterback for two quarters, throwing nothing but interceptions, so Clay lost some production opportunity there. Clay is still a key player in the pbading game of Buffalo and his confrontation against the Patriots should create a situation for a lot of volume, nothing more.
Hunter Henry vs Browns | 66.4 percent owned: Hunter Henry is a talented tight end who plays in a productive offense against the Browns that allow double-digit fantasy points per game to position. The last three tight ends to face the Browns since their goodbye have been Eric Ebron, Marcedes Lewis and Tyler Kroft and they have all scored. There is a chance that Henry is out of the exemption line because of his inconsistency, but it should be added after last week's big game against Dallas.
DEFENSES (D / ST)
Los Angeles Chargers D / ST vs. Cleveland Browns | 16.7 percent owned: In its last two games, the Chargers Defense has published 25 and 19 fantasy points and is clbadified as a top-5 fantasy option in the season. Including the five-interception game against Nathan Peterman in Week 11, Los Angeles has picked up nine picks in its last three games to accompany six sacks and three touchdowns. Now, they face a Browns team that allows more fantasy points per game (12.82) to D / ST than any other team in the NFL this season and is led by a rookie quarterback, DeShone Kizer, who leads the league in interceptions.  Chicago Bears D / ST vs. San Francisco 49ers | 11.6 percent ownership: Chicago has just been erased by the Eagles in Week 12, but they are in a good place to recover in a home match against the 49ers. Despite giving 31 points to the best soccer team of the past week, the Bears still managed three points to take and tied a sack. The six-point fantasy performance of the unit was respectable given that they allowed more than 30 points and more than 400 yards of offense. Now they face a 49ers team that has scored 10 points or less in six games this season and has 10 gifts from week 7. There is a chance that Jimmy Garoppolo will start as a quarterback, which could change the defensive attitude of the Bears. But in the worst case, the Bears D / ST presents a safe floor in an initial game at home against a West Coast opponent that has virtually no intimidating factors.
New York D / ST Jets vs. Kansas City Chiefs | 3.8 percent ownership: Do you feel lucky? Then go ahead and turn on Jets D / ST against a broken Kansas City offense. You will definitely need some luck for it to work, but it is not out of place. The Jets are at home, and the Chiefs' offense has apparently been resolved in recent weeks, as they have not been able to generate offensive production. In their last six games, the Chiefs are averaging only 18 points per game and 312 yards offensive. In that span, they only scored eight offensive touchdowns and have seven gifts. And in his last two games against two of the league's worst defenses in the Giants D / ST and Bills D / ST, Kansas City has allowed 11 and eight fantasy points, respectively. Again, there's nothing bady about starting the Jets defense in fantasy, but they could post a solid line against the Chiefs in trouble.
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