Yates’ Early Fantasy Football Week 13 WR Rankings: Do You Need To Start Ja’Marr Chase, Puka Nacua, and Courtland Sutton?

The 2023 NFL season is flying by, and it's already time to look ahead to Week 13! Who should you be starting in fantasy football at the WR position?

Ladies and gentlemen, we only have two weeks left before the fantasy football playoffs start in the vast majority of leagues! Fantasy managers have to know who they can trust in their starting lineups in a critical week.

With that in mind, here are our early fantasy football Week 13 WR rankings to help guide you as you look ahead.

Which WR Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

All rankings are in 1QB and half-PPR scoring formats.

1) Tyreek Hill | MIA (at WAS)
2) CeeDee Lamb | DAL (vs. SEA)
3) A.J. Brown | PHI (vs. SF)
4) Amon-Ra St. Brown | DET (at NO)
5) Keenan Allen | LAC (at NE)
6) Michael Pittman Jr. | IND (at TEN)
7) Mike Evans | TB (vs. CAR)
8) Tank Dell | HOU (vs. DEN)
9) Brandon Aiyuk | SF (at PHI)
10) Jaylen Waddle | MIA (at WAS)
11) Cooper Kupp | LAR (vs. CLE)
12) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN (at JAX)
13) DeVonta Smith | PHI (vs. SF)
14) Adam Thielen | CAR (at TB)
15) Deebo Samuel | SF (at PHI)
16) Nico Collins | HOU (vs. DEN)
17) Terry McLaurin | WAS (vs. MIA)
18) Calvin Ridley | JAX (vs. CIN)
19) DK Metcalf | SEA (at DAL)
20) DeAndre Hopkins | TEN (vs. IND)
21) Garrett Wilson | NYJ (vs. ATL)
22) Chris Olave | NO (vs. DET)

23) Puka Nacua | LAR (vs. CLE)
24) Courtland Sutton | DEN (at HOU)
25) Christian Kirk | JAX (vs. CIN)
26) Diontae Johnson | PIT (vs. ARI)
27) Rashee Rice | KC (at GB)
28) Marquise Brown | ARI (at PIT)
29) Josh Downs | IND (at TEN)
30) Chris Godwin | TB (vs. CAR)
31) Tyler Lockett | SEA (at DAL)
32) Jayden Reed | GB (vs. KC)
33) Drake London | ATL (at NYJ)
34) Rashid Shaheed | NO (vs. DET)
35) Amari Cooper | CLE (at LAR)
36) George Pickens | PIT (vs. ARI)
37) Christian Watson | GB (vs. KC)
38) Demario Douglas | NE (vs. LAC)
39) Brandin Cooks | DAL (vs. SEA)
40) Romeo Doubs | GB (vs. KC)
41) Jerry Jeudy | DEN (at HOU)
42) Jahan Dotson | WAS (vs. MIA)
43) Jaxon Smith-Njigba | SEA (at DAL)
44) Joshua Palmer | LAC (at NE)

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45) Rondale Moore | ARI (at PIT)
46) Tyler Boyd | CIN (at JAX)
47) Zay Jones | JAX (vs. CIN)
48) Justin Watson | KC (at GB)
49) Robert Woods | HOU (vs. DEN)
50) Tutu Atwell | LAR (vs. CLE)
51) Elijah Moore | CLE (at LAR)
52) Curtis Samuel | WAS (vs. MIA)
53) Jameson Williams | DET (at NO)
54) Michael Wilson | ARI (at PIT)
55) Jonathan Mingo | CAR (at TB)
56) Greg Dortch | ARI (at PIT)
57) Trey Palmer | TB (vs. CAR)
58) Josh Reynolds | DET (at NO)
59) A.T. Perry | NO (vs. DET)
60) Trenton Irwin | CIN (at JAX)
61) Quentin Johnston | LAC (at NE)
62) DJ Chark | CAR (at TB)
63) Marvin Mims Jr. | DEN (at HOU)
64) Jalen Tolbert | DAL (vs. SEA)
65) Marquez Valdes-Scantling | KC (at GB)
66) Skyy Moore | KC (at GB)

67) Alec Pierce | IND (at TEN)
68) Kyle Philips | TEN (vs. IND)
69) Kalif Raymond | DET (at NO)
70) Jalen Guyton | LAC (at NE)
71) Cedric Tillman | CLE (at LAR)
72) Chris Moore | TEN (vs. IND)
73) JuJu Smith-Schuster | NE (vs. LAC)
74) Michael Gallup | DAL (vs. SEA)
75) Nick Westbrook-Ikhine | TEN (vs. IND)
76) Jauan Jennings | SF (at PHI)
77) Allen Robinson II | PIT (vs. ARI)
78) Jake Bobo | SEA (at DAL)
79) DeVante Parker | NE (vs. LAC)
80) Cedrick Wilson Jr. | MIA (at WAS)
81) Xavier Gipson | NYJ (vs. ATL)
82) Dyami Brown | WAS (vs. MIA)
83) Julio Jones | PHI (vs. SF)
84) Van Jefferson | ATL (at NYJ)
85) Olamide Zaccheaus | PHI (vs. SF)
86) Derius Davis | LAC (at NE)
87) KhaDarel Hodge | ATL (at NYJ)
88) KaVontae Turpin | DAL (vs. SEA)

Top WRs To Start in Week 13

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers

It’s been so up-and-down for Deebo Samuel this year in San Francisco. He’s had some massive performances here or there, but then he’s truly underwhelmed for the most part. That’s because he has to share the ball with so many other explosive playmakers in this offense.

Week 12 was a good week for Deebo, though, as he ended the week as a top-12 WR for fantasy purposes. That momentum should continue over into this massive Sunday afternoon showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and the 49ers.

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The Eagles’ secondary has been gashed so far this year, and they’re allowing the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers up to this point of the 2023 NFL season. Samuel’s still boom-or-bust due to the nature of the offense and how many mouths there are to feed, but the upside is too high to think about sitting him.

Rashee Rice, Kansas City Chiefs

Did we finally witness the big entrance onto the scene performance from Rashee Rice? After failing to eclipse more than six targets in a game dating all the way back to Week 3, Rice saw 10 targets against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 12 that he turned into eight receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown.

The Chiefs have desperately needed a WR to step up and make plays for them this year, and Patrick Mahomes appears to have full trust in Rice at this moment. Moving forward, he needs to be in your starting lineup due to his upside.

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