Week 13: PPR Watch
Avoid - Keller gets talked up occasionally; as the most reliable target on the Jets, he is often a tempting option in deep leagues. Last week he managed 5 catches for 64 yards and a TD, but if you were watching Thanksgiving day, you know the TD was as garbage as garbage time gets. This was Keller's biggest game in a while, and he's still averaging less than 4 catches and under 50 yards a game over the last 4. This is basically a case of "don't chase last week's points". The Jets are a mess of Eagles like proportions, and this week they play a Cardinals defense that's allowed only 29 catches all season to Tight Ends. There is nothing to like about this situation or matchup. Stay away.
Sleeper - Bennett has continued to fall off the map in recent weeks. Over the last 4 games he has just 14 catches for 150 yards. During most of that span, the Giants also looked pretty terrible. By no means am I saying that Bennett was the reason for the Giants' slide, but his numbers are a symptom of that slide; if last week was any indication, that slide is long over. New York lit up the Packers, and Bennett had a solid( if unremarkable) game, with 3 catches for 44 yards. WIth Victor Cruz and a healthy Hakeem Nicks, that's probably all the production the Giants need out of Bennett, but it doesn't mean it's the only production he's going to get. Bennett can still be a sneaky play for an owner that's desperate at TE, and if you're that kind of owner, this might be the week to try it. The Redskins have allowed the 4th most PPG to TEs and the most receptions -- nearly 7 catches per game. He's a bit of a reach, but the upside is there if you need it.