Our NFL Nation reporters answer fantasy football questions every Tuesday during the NFL season. Here’s what they had to say after 13 weeks.
Absolutely not. Just like Jackson, Tyler HuntleyIts favorite target is Andrews. In Tyler Huntley’s four starts last season, Andrews averaged 95.7 yards receiving and scored two touchdowns. Nearly a third of Huntley’s targeted throws went to Andrews last season (32.8%). That shouldn’t change this year, especially with the No. 1 wide receiver Rashod Bateman (foot) out for the season. If that’s not convincing enough, the Ravens next play the Steelers, who have given up 420 yards since Week 5 (eighth most in the NFL during that stretch). — Jamison Hensley
This is not the most direct answer, but it depends on our functional definition. The Bills showed a willingness to make Cook vs. the Patriots more involved, showing that both could potentially be fantasy options, but will either consistently put up points? Maybe not. Cook had a career day in New England, playing 42.7% of the snaps and finishing with 14 carries and six receptions. On the other hand, it was Singletary who scored the touchdown, not Cook. This is a tough position for fantasy owners because the Bills will use both backs. Cook will likely continue to see increased production, and both are solid options, but there’s no guarantee this offense will, if at all, have a big day. — Alaina Getzenberg
It’s been three games since Fields and Kemet scored two touchdowns in a loss to Detroit. The third-year tight end emerged as Fields’ most reliable red zone threat midway through the season, and it’s an area where the two can hone their chemistry in the Bears’ final four games. The fluidity of Chicago’s receiving corps means Fields has to match up elsewhere with his top tight ends. We do not know whether the receiver Equal St. Brown, Byron Pringle, Dante Pettis And others will be on the Bears’ roster next year. We know Kmet will. His impact could help Fields develop into a passer starting in Week 15. Courtney Cronin
Watson was extremely rusty in his first game. He was booed before every snap in Houston. How long will it take Watson to shake off the rust? And how will he fare next weekend in Cincinnati against another potentially hostile crowd? Who knows at this point? But Cooper remains the No. 1 option in the Browns’ passing offense. QB play will determine if Cooper returns to putting up big numbers. — Jake Trotter
Production is never an issue with Swift. His main problem is staying healthy. When he feels better, he’ll put up numbers, but he’s battled shoulder and ankle injuries for most of the season, while Williams has remained consistent in the backfield and as a preferred goal line threat. I don’t think that changes in the course of this last stretch. Swift will produce on the ground and in the passing game, but I believe Williams will lead in fantasy points the rest of the way with his consistency. His goal-line role is pretty much automatic at this point, and the coaching staff has confidence in his ability. — Eric Woodyard
Fantasy managers should be labeled AJ Dillon Is this the “guy” in the backfield when Green Bay plays out the string?
only if Aaron Jones has been hurt, and the shin injury he sustained late in the Bears game doesn’t appear to be an issue, especially with this week of rest. Yes, the Packers have cut Jones late in the season in past years. But there have also been times when Dillon looked like he’d emerge a week or two later to give way to Jones. — Rob Demovski
Darius Slayton Not listed in the majority of leagues but has seen 24 goals in the last three weeks: Have you seen him score 7-9 goals consistently over the last five weeks?
Slayton’s roster and regular starts are worth it at this point. His role is constantly growing and growing. As he is firmly entrenched Daniel Jones‘The No. 1 target. That’s not going to stop. The Giants are going to take a few shots downfield every game with Slayton, and he’s Jones’ security blanket. That’s a strong combination, especially against quality competition (twice Eagles, Minnesota, Washington, Indianapolis) stretched into a game environment that should force the Giants to throw more than they’d like. — Jordan Ranan
Yes, both are safe bets to be in featured roles. Arabic Michael Carter (Ankle) is expected to return this week, but it will likely be as Knight’s sidekick. Wilson is the WR1, now and for a long time, no matter who the QB is. — Rich Simini
How fantasy managers should adjust expectations Jimmy Garoppolo Got hit hard on top?
the rookie Brock Purdy Garoppolo’s replacement, and he’s a seventh-round pick who has started zero NFL games. Although Purdy was solid in his first extended play, it’s reasonable to assume that Purdy has more volatility in his performance than Garoppolo. The Niners won’t ask Purdy to do much other than take care of the ball and get out quickly, which means running back. Christian McCaffrey The big days should continue to stack up, but it’s hard to project consistent production elsewhere until we see more from Purdy. — Nick Wagner
probably Robinson will certainly be the safer choice as he continues to perform as expected. Gibson’s touch will fluctuate more, especially with this Jahan Dotson Worked his way back. Won’t touch enough to go around. And we know commanders want to control the clock, which means more Robinsons. Also, he’s running more decisively and showing more pop on the outside. It was what they were hoping to see, so I don’t see her bearing going down at all. — John Kim