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Week 13: Player Upgrades

These players' stock is rising. This week's picks include Eli Manning, Cam Newton, Bryce Brown, Knowshon Moreno, and Pierre Garcon.

Assuming that Greg Jennings plays in Week 13, it will be his first game action since Week 4. The Packers offense is built on having multiple ways to beat you and Jennings is the one piece of the puzzle that has been missing all season. Green Bay's offense needs no hype or explanation and that's precisely why starting Jennings after this much time away would be a wise decision. Between Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and James Jones, all three receivers are among the Top 30 at their position. While there is no confirmation that Jennings will be active this week, if he does play, fantasy owners must seriously consider starting him. When he is on the field, he is the Packers' unquestioned No. 1 receiver. Best of all, Jennings hit the waiver wire in some leagues and there is no way he shouldn't be owned in 100-percent of leagues.

As previously mentioned in this article's recommendation for Eli Manning, Martellus Bennett is primed for a big game after being very quiet for many weeks now. The Giants will play Washington in Week 13. The Redskins have the league's worst defense against opposing tight ends in fantasy football. A slowed and aging London Fletcher is a big part of this, but it also has to do with their scheme. The 'Skins are still transitioning into a 3-4 defense and all the pieces aren't quite there yet. Now that Eli Manning is finally back on track and throwing touchdowns, this is a great opportunity to re-insert Bennett into your starting lineup, especially if you're still reeling from the loss of Rob Gronkowski a couple weeks ago.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings