Monday, April 22, 2024

Fantasy Football Monday: Week 13 Recap


Monday is upon us, another week in the NFL is finished and it’s time to find out who in your leagues made it to the playoffs…

Before that though, as I do every Monday, it’s time to take a look back at the previous week’s games and pull out 5 key observations. In case you weren’t able to watch all of the games, we’ve got you covered here at Sports Mockery.

1. Tarik Cohen is a RB1 Moving Forward

Tarik Cohen played out of his mind yesterday, finishing with a total of 186 yards off of 12 receptions and he even threw a touchdown!

He’s a threat to score every time he touches the ball and is a perfect fit in this Matt Nagy offense. He’s quick, shifty, has incredible hands and has become the Tyreek Hill of this offense.

Over the course of the season, Cohen is the RB10 (not factoring in this current week’s scoring) in PPR formats. He deserves to be a high pick in next year’s fantasy drafts and is an excellent hold in Dynasty formats.

2. Chris Godwin Needs To Be Talked About More

If you’re unfamiliar with who Chris Godwin is, he’s on of the wide-receivers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

If you put on tape of this guy, or simply just watch any game he plays in, he’s constantly making contested catches and big plays all over the field.

The only issue is that he hasn’t gotten the targets needed to make a big impact for fantasy football due to the receiving corps around him.

DeSean Jackson is still relevant, Adam Humphries is a solid player in his role and Mike Evans is one of the best receivers in the game. Finding targets to go around has been difficult, but he’s been able to contribute in a few games this past season.

Sunday, those targets became a little easier to come by as DeSean Jackson was out with a hand injury. Godwin went 5-101-1 and came through for fantasy owners who rolled him out into their starting lineups.

Next season, Jackson is out of Tampa Bay due to his contract ending and he’s unlikely to be resigned. This opens the door in a big way for Chris Godwin and he’s an excellent Dynasty trade target.

He’s proven that he can come through if given the opportunity. If Jackson misses next week’s game against the Saints as well, you can feel confident rolling Godwin out there.

3. Slow Down On The Aaron Rodgers Hope

Mike McCarthy was shockingly let go on Sunday evening from his duties as the Green Bay Packers Head Coach.

It comes as a surprise, but yet not a surprise at the same time. The reason being that the writing was on the wall for the Packers moving on from McCarthy…but everyone thought that would happen at the season’s end.

After a bad home loss to the 2-9 Cardinals, McCarthy was shown the door.

The offense has not been good this season for the Packers and Rodgers has not delivered in the way fantasy football players need him to. But with the move away from McCarthy, some people might be expecting the offense to change and start performing at a high level again.


Joe Philbin comes in as the interim head coach after serving as the Offensive Coordinator this season. Here’s the skinny…Philbin is not the answer.

In Philbin’s 4 seasons as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, his offense never got above 14th in offensive yards and was mostly towards the bottom during that span. His offense is simple and uncreative.

Expect more of the same from the Packers over the remaining 4 games of the season…but if you can acquire Rodgers, Jones or Adams for cheap in Keeper/Dynasty formats, I expect the Packers to bring in an offensive mind to run this offense next season. You could see results like you’ve never seen from Rodgers before.

4. Spencer Ware Is Not Kareem Hunt

Spencer Ware was shockingly thrown into a starting running back role after the Chiefs released Kareem Hunt over the weekend.

Because of this, everyone scrambled to the waiver wire and picked him up, expecting guaranteed RB1 production.

Ware proved that he’s capable of being a starting running back in the NFL, but he is not Kareem Hunt. Anyone who expected Ware to instantly pick up Hunt’s production is going to be sorely mistaken.

He had a decent week against a terrible defense in the Oakland Raiders, but next week he takes on the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens have been shutting down nearly every running back they’ve come up against and Sunday was no exception.

The Ravens held Tevin Coleman (who I believe to be more talented than Spence Ware) to 11 total yards. Granted, the Falcons barely ran the ball, but they did so because they knew they were not going to be able to run the ball on the Ravens.

Unless Ware becomes more involved in the passing game, he’s unlikely to have a good game next week, whereas Kareem Hunt might have. Don’t drop Ware, that’s not what I’m saying, but temper your expectations moving forward and wait to play him until Week 15 against the Chargers.

5. It’s Time To Drop Trey Burton

Coming into this season, Burton was expected to instantly take on the Travis Kelce role in this Matt Nagy offense as the move tight end.

So far, the comparison has fallen drastically short.

Through 12 games, Burton has only caught 38 passes for 448 yards and 5 touchdowns. Given the tight end landscape, they’re decent numbers.

However, there have been 5 out of the last 6 games where you’ve been extremely disappointed that you played Burton. And the 6th only counts because he caught a touchdown. Otherwise, he’s been a massive disappointment.

More often than not, Burton has been hurting you in fantasy football. It’s time to drop him and move on.

There are your 5 observations from this past week’s games!

Pay attention this week to more content coming your way, including waiver wire targets, players to watch, etc.

If you have any fantasy football questions, don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter @KyleYNFL. I’m more than happy to help answer any questions you may have!

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