You should target players who have a good chance to score a touchdown and get a lot of looks from their respective quarterbacks when considering who to start at the position.
Monitor the status for each of your players' games this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the NFL schedule and player availability. Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers players should be removed from all starting lineups, as those teams have Week 13 byes.
Check out my weekly waiver wire article for candidates to add to your roster before your Week 13 matchup.
Here are some of my favorite players in this week's rankings:
A.J. Brown has had a breakout season for the Tennessee Titans. The 6-foot wide receiver has scored in seven of his last eight games. He is my top fantasy football wide receiver for Week 13.
The Titans host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Nashville. The Browns have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. They also just allowed 235 passing yards and two scores from journeyman quarterback Mike Glennon.
I expect Brown to score at least once and secure at five catches for more than 100 yards against the Browns. He is an elite option down the stretch.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams has averaged a league-best 100.9 receiving yards per game this season. He also has been one of the safest wide receivers in fantasy football. Adams has three multi-touchdown games this season. He also has scored in six consecutive games.
Adams is my No. 2 option for Week 13 as he heads into a matchup against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that was just torched by D.K. Metcalf. I expect Adams to score at least once as he dominates Eagles defensive backs.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas lands at No. 10 in my Week 13 rankings. Thomas had just four catches for 50 yards in Week 12, but I expect a rebound performance this week when he faces the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons have allowed the second-most receiving yards and fourth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Thomas should be a lock to receive at least 10 targets in this game, which I expect to be a shootout.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark is my No. 19 option and is a great WR2 play for Week 13. Chark hasn't scored since Nov. 8, but I expect him to get into the end zone this week when the Jaguars face the Minnesota Vikings.
The Vikings have allowed the third-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Chark should gain at least 60 receiving yards and should see some red zone looks.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton had his best game of the season in Week 12, with four catches for 81 yards and a score in a loss to the Tennessee Titans. He should again provide WR3 steamer value in Week 13 when he battles a Houston Texans defense that is tied for allowing the ninth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers.
The Texans also will be without starting cornerback Bradley Roby, who has been suspended for the rest of the season. I expect the Colts to dominate this game and Hilton should benefit in the passing game. He is my No. 24 wide receiver.
Rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is one of my favorite sleepers for Week 13. Ruggs had three catches for 56 yards in the Las Vegas Raiders loss last week to the Atlanta Falcons. He should continue to flash his explosive skill set down the stretch.
The Raiders face the New York Jets in Week 13. The Jets have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Ruggs is my No. 31 wide receiver. I expect the Raiders speedster to make some big plays against this struggling defense.
Week 13 fantasy football wide receiver rankings
1. A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans vs. CLE
2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers vs. PHI
3. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings vs. JAX
4. D.K. Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks vs. NYG
5. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers vs. NE
6. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs vs. DEN
7. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons vs. NO
8. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams at ARI
9. Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team at PIT
10. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints at ATL
13. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings vs. JAX
14. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks vs. NYG
15. Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans vs. IND
17. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams at ARI
19. D.J. Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars at MIN
20. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns at TEN
21. Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. WAS
23. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons vs. NO
24. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts at HOU
25. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers vs. BUF
27. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys at BAL
28. Darius Slayton, New York Giants at SEA
29. Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans vs. CLE
30. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers vs. NE
31. Henry Ruggs III, Las Vegas Raiders at NYJ
32. Denzel Mims, New York Jets vs. LV
33. Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos at KC
34. Michael Pittman, Indianapolis Colts at HOU
35. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. WAS
36. Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals vs. LAR
37. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants at SEA
38. Nelson Agholor, Las Vegas Raiders at NYJ
39. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens vs. DAL
40. Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots at LAC
41. Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles at GB
42. Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. WAS
44. Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills at SF
45. Jamison Crowder, New York Jets vs. LV
46. Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers vs. PHI
47. Emmanuel Sanders, New Orleans Saints at ATL
48. Breshad Perriman, New York Jets vs. LV
49. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers vs. BUF
50. Sammy Watkins, Kansas City Chiefs vs. DEN