As usual, we had some major rebounds for some of the players on the Worst list from Week 12. Tony Pollard (24.6) had two touchdowns in Week 13. Donovan People-Jones (13.3) went back into double digits with a punt return for a touchdown. Christian McCaffrey had 146 yards from scrimmage and a whopping eight catches to net him 28.6 Fantasy points. Deebo Samuel cracked double digits with 12.3 points on six catches.
Some players had back-to-back down weeks, though. Mike Evans (9.9) didn’t play a big part in Tampa’s come from behind win. Chris Olave’s 10.5 Fantasy points was not overwhelming. George Kittle had a horrible game with 4.2 points and Alvin Kamara didn’t get much going with 5.7 points.
If you had the Cleveland Browns defense (31) or the Dallas defense (19), they both beat most running backs. If you are riding the Christian Watson (24.4) train or you kept the faith in Deandre Swift you were handsomely rewarded.
However, the purpose of this column is to focus on the players who really let you down. The players that had great matchups and didn’t produce. The players who got game scripted out of the week. The players that got vultured. The players we like to call The Worst.
To say that Deshaun Watson (5.34) looked rusty would be a complete understatement. Watson threw for all of 131 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He ran for 21 yards which was almost half his points. It isn’t like the Browns totally turned to the running game as Nick Chubb only ran the ball 17 times. The defense was huge and scored three touchdowns, so Watson didn’t have to do too much work.
Henry averages 18.6 Fantasy points a game and he had 5.8 points in Week 13. The Eagles exposed a huge hole in the Titans offensive game plan as they squashed Henry each of the 11 times he ran the ball. Henry’s two catches didn’t increase his impact on the game either as he totaled 38 scrimmage yards on the day. With very little threat of passing the ball, the Eagles proved that if you stop Henry, you stop the Titans.
Mark Andrews it the TE2, but that doesn’t mean he is killing it. In the first six weeks Andrews scored 22.9 points or more four times. Since week 6, he has only scored over 10 points twice, 12.3 in Week 11 and 11 in Week 12. This week’s 9.4 points came from only 4 catches and 53 yards. Andrews has not found the end zone since Week 6 either. I am a bit of a Tyler Huntley fan, but losing Lamar Jackson is not great for Andrews moving forward.
Waddle had a tough matchup and may have been dealing with a leg injury, but we have come to think of Waddle, and the Dolphins offense in general, as fairly matchup proof. I doubt any Fantasy Managers saw a one catch for nine yards outing on the horizon. 1.9 Fantasy points was easily a season low for Waddle. And though you could complain about the matchup, Tyreek Hill torched San Francisco for nine catches and 146 yards and a touchdown.
Jeff Wilson Jr.
The Dolphins have been leaning on Wilson ever since he came from the 49ers. He has scored double digit Fantasy points (including over 20) in the last three games with the Dolphins. He has scored in two of those three games. And then, all the sudden, Wilson gets one touch in Week 13. He had one rush for 3 yards. He had two targets but no catches. You don’t think of a lead back scoring less than 1 Fantasy point for a week. It isn’t like Raheem Mostert lit up the scoreboard either with just seven rushes for 30 yards and 3 Fantasy points. The Dolphin running backs have a great matchup against the Chargers next week, but it is anybody’s guess how they will use their two backs.