The Week 13 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins features one team struggling with injuries, while another team is in a dog fight to try and make the playoffs. We've got the fantasy projections courtesy of numberFire.
Buck Allen put together a respectable effort against the Cleveland Browns last week in light of the fact that starter Justin Forsett is out for the season. Allen put together a total of 84 yards on 16 touches and managed to find the end zone for a touchdown. Only four teams in the NFL give up more fantasy points to running backs than the Miami Dolphins, so Allen could be in for a second straight solid showing in Week 13. The Ravens may not be going to the playoffs, but another good game from Allen could help fantasy owners secure their spot.
Wide receiver Kamar Aiken also did well last week. He beat the Browns for six catches, 80 yards and a touchdown. Aiken has been the team's default No. 1 receiver all year long with first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman forced to sit out the season with a knee injury. Outside of the running game, Aiken is the only reliable offensive option the team has. In deeper leagues, he should definitely be pegged into the starting lineup against Miami.
DeVante Paker has spent most of the 2015 NFL season as the Dolphins' No. 5 receiver, but now that teammate Rishard Matthews is out for a while thanks to multiple broken ribs, Parker is getting some action. In a loss to the New York Jets last week, Parker parlayed 10 targets into four catches, 80 yards and his first career NFL touchdown. He's got a lot of talent, which is why the Dolphins drafted him in the first place, and now might be the best time for him to show it off. Not just because the team needs it, but because fantasy owners in deeper leagues are probably looking for a late-season add that could make all the difference.
One guy nobody will be able to add to the lineup is teammate Jarvis Landry. He's a PPR machine and thus was drafted early in fantasy leagues that reward reception-based formats. Last week he exploded against the Jets for a career-best day. The stat line reads as follows: 16 targets, 13 catches, 185 receiving yards and a touchdown. That's pretty impressive no matter what format your fantasy league follows. Landry could be in for another big day against the Ravens, a team that can't really stop anybody, at least not this season.
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