Fantasy Football Chat: Tips and advice for setting lineups in Week 13
Fantasy owners have already been treated to an appetizer of games this week on Thanksgiving Day, with and now we get to sit down for the full buffet. A quick recap: Calvin Johnson had his second-biggest game of the season against the Bears, catching 11 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns (and reached 10,000 career receiving yards, becoming the fastest receiver to do so) as Detroit routed Chicago 34-17. Eagles' LeSean McCoy had his second-straight 100-plus-yard rushing game as the Eagles shut down the Cowboys and took the lead in the NFC East, and in the nightcap, Seahawks defense shined as Seattle stole a crucial win against San Francisco.
On Sunday, fantasy owners (especially those fighting for a playoff spot in the last week of the regular fantasy season) will surely be keeping their eyes on a few players. First, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers go head to head in what many have called a potential Super Bowl preview in one of two afternoon games. Will the game turn into a shootout of top quarterbacks? Steelers' Antonio Brown hasn't had 100 receiving yards since Week 9 -- can he get the job done for his owners against the Saints?
This week has also seen a few quarterback changes. Redskins' Robert Griffin III has been benched in favor of Colt McCoy, while Jets' Geno Smith will get the start over veteran Michael Vick. And a quick injury update: Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, who sprained his MCL in Week 11 and sat out Week 12, is highly likely to play against the Falcons Sunday. Raiders' Latavius Murray, everyone's favorite waiver-wire pickup after his huge game against the Chiefs, is out against the Rams this week with a concussion.
SI's Michael Beller is here to provide fantasy advice and answer any questions you may have leading up to Sunday's action. Reach out to him on the @SINow Twitter account, or just follow along with the Q&A below, starting at 10:30 a.m. ET for an hour. And after the Twitter chat, Beller will be taking questions and giving tips on SI's Facebook page starting at 12:00 p.m. ET.