Fantasy Football WR Target Projections: Most Volume for Week 13

Volume significantly raises both the floor and ceiling of wide receivers. These are the ones I project to see the most targets in Week 13 (Sunday main slate only). Please note these aren’t rankings, just volume projections.

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Odell Beckham Jr., NYG vs. CHI, $7,800 — Beckham burned a lot of people last week at 24 percent ownership. Now his price has been slashed by $900 for a home game against a Bears defense that can be suffocating but has shown leaks against perimeter wideouts. Overall, they’ve allowed the 12th-most fantasy points to the position.
Projection: 11 targets

Adam Thielen, MIN at NE, $8,000 — Sunday’s game at New England sets up nicely for Thielen, who is likely to avoid Stephon Gilmore while in the slot. It’s also an ideal game environment, as the Patriots allow the sixth-most plays per game and will put up points on the Vikings’ defense. A back-and-forth shootout is squarely in the range of outcomes.
Projection: 11 targets

Stefon Diggs, MIN at NE, $7,600 — Diggs somehow remains underrated despite consistently operating as one of the league’s best wideouts when healthy. In his past four games, he’s averaged 9.7 catches on a whopping 13.7 targets. A matchup against Gilmore isn’t ideal, but Diggs easily can overcome it with sheer volume.
Projection: 11 targets

Julio Jones, ATL vs. BAL, $7,700 — The Ravens’ defense leads the league in yards per pass attempt allowed and completion percentage allowed. They’re second in touchdown passes allowed and passing yards per game allowed. All that said, Jones is still in play as he rides a streak of six straight 100-yard games and has seen a price cut to $7,700.
Projection: 11 targets

DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. CLE, $8,200 — We can expect Hopkins to see a lot of Denzel Ward, but matchups rarely affect the unstoppable Nuk. The bigger concern is the run-heavy and conservative game plans we’ve seen out of the Texans lately. Deshaun Watson hasn’t topped 25 pass attempts since way back in Week 5.
Projection: 10 targets

Kenny Golladay, DET vs. LAR, $6,700 — Marvin Jones (knee) is officially done, leaving the likes of Bruce Ellington and Theo Riddick as “primary” targets for Matthew Stafford. So we can once again project a solid target floor for the wildly talented Golladay, who gets to square off with weekly Rams CB burn victims Marcus Peters and Sam Shields.
Projection: 9 targets

Julian Edelman, NE vs. MIN, $7,100 — It’s never exciting to click on Edelman’s weak average depth of target (7.4 yards) and underwhelming red-zone role. But he remains Tom Brady’s go-to guy and has at least eight targets in four of his past five games. Edelman also will avoid top Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes while operating out of the slot.
Projection: 9 targets

Mike Evans, TB vs. CAR, $8,100 — One month ago, Evans got embarrassed by Panthers CB James Bradberry. He finished that game with one catch for 16 yards on 10 targets. Expect Bradberry to employ the same kind of physical coverage at the line with safety help from Eric Reid over the top. The differences this time are Jameis Winston is under center and the Bucs are at home.
Projection: 9 targets

Davante Adams, GB vs. ARI, $7,900 — Adams will see a lot of Patrick Peterson, who quietly continues to play at a high level despite Arizona’s disastrous season. He’s ProFootballFocus’ No. 8 CB among 120 qualifiers. The Packers should take a run-heavy approach against the Cardinals, who have faced the most rush attempts in the league.
Projection: 9 targets

Tyreek Hill, KC at OAK, $9,100 — The Raiders’ secondary has no prayer of hanging with Hill, whose 22 receptions of 20+ yards leads the NFL. The biggest concern is price as Hill is at a season-high $9,100 — $1,800 more than he was when last on the main slate in Week 10. It’s a lot to pay for someone who has seen eight or fewer targets in 6-of-11 games this season. We also have serious blowout concerns here as the Raiders’ tankathon continues.
Projection: 8 targets


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