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NFL Week 13 Fantasy Football Recap: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) catches a pass along the sideline as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) defends in the third quarter of a Week 13 NFL game at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports

Isiah Pacheco: 14 carries, 66 yards, 1 touchdown; 2 receptions, 16 receiving yards

Ja’Marr Chase: 7 receptions, 97 yards

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Monitor Hayden Hurst‘s health: Hurst suffered a calf injury late in the first quarter and didn’t return to the game.

  • Mitchell Wilcox took over as the primary receiving tight end, taking all the snaps Hurst would have.
  • He didn't see the same number of targets as Hurst, and he caught his only target for 13 yards.
  • He has never recorded more than 18 receiving yards in a game in his two-year career.
  • The Bengals have the fourth-worst schedule for tight ends over the rest of the season.
  • Hurst has been a borderline fantasy starter all season, but Wilcox likely won’t be with his lower target share and the schedule.

The return of Ja’Marr Chase: Chase missed a month of football but was back and primarily played the same role he had before the injury.

  • He was rotated out a little more than usual, but they were typically on run plays. He was only off the field for three pass plays, which is excellent for most wide receivers.
  • It wouldn’t be surprising for him to be back playing more than 90% of offensive snaps as soon as next week.
  • He should be an elite fantasy receiver over the rest of the season.

JuJu Smith-Schuster rebounds: Smith-Schuster missed Week 11. And when he returned in Week 12, he played less than half of the offensive snaps.

  • He was back to leading the Chiefs wide receivers in snaps and was playing more than he had during the start of the season. However, he didn't reach his peak in terms of snaps played with the team. 
  • Every other Chiefs wide receiver played fewer snaps, with Justin Watson seeing the largest decline.
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling led the team in receiving yards thanks to a 42-yard catch and a 29-yard catch.
  • The Chiefs' next four opponents are the Broncos twice, Texans and Seahawks, teams that rank among the top seven at preventing fantasy points to wide receivers.
  • They are also opponents that Kansas City could overpower early, which won't provide friendly game scripts for fantasy wide receivers. 
  • The circumstances, mixed with the Chiefs rotation at the position, make this a situation to avoid.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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