2013 Fantasy Football Hot Finishers


There will be many more 2013 Fantasy Football Rankings and features in the late spring and summer, including tons of 2013 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts, Player Rankings, Sleepers and Busts. I’ll also have an extensive 2013 NFL Fantasy Football Preseason Stock Report.

April 22, 2013

A good way to determine future fantasy success is looking at which players finished well the preceding season. Below are four charts of the top finishers at each position in 2012. The players listed could have big 2013 campaigns.



2013 Fantasy Football Hot Finishers: Quarterbacks

Player Name
Pass Yds
Pass TD
INT
Rush Yds
Rush TD
Pass Yds
Pass TD
Fumble TD
2-pt
Fantasy Points
Russell Wilson 1067 9 2 262 4 126.88
Aaron Rodgers 1457 11 1 72 2 -1 118.38
Cam Newton 1168 8 2 295 2 118.22
Drew Brees 1844 12 8 9 114.66
Tony Romo 1546 12 4 10 1 108.84
Tom Brady 1528 10 5 16 1 103.72
Matt Ryan 1294 11 1 33 98.06
Colin Kaepernick 1134 7 2 201 1 96.46
Peyton Manning 1399 11 3 -8 96.16
Matthew Stafford 1538 6 7 20 1 83.52
Eli Manning 1058 11 4 10 83.32
Ryan Tannehill 921 5 1 148 1 1 75.64
Joe Flacco 967 8 3 -4 1 70.28

Russell Wilson was the top fantasy quarterback down the stretch. There’s a good chance he’ll be a top-five fantasy quarterback this year.

Speaking of rookies, Ryan Tannehill played well during the end of the season. He’s a solid QB2 with plenty of upside.





2013 Fantasy Football Hot Finishers: Running Backs

Player Name
Pass Yds
Pass TD
INT
Rush Yds
Rush TD
Pass Yds
Pass TD
Fumble TD
2-pt
Fantasy Points
Adrian Peterson 861 5 32 1 125.3
Alfred Morris 631 7 35 106.6
Marshawn Lynch 539 6 58 1 100.7
DeAngelo Williams 445 2 140 2 81.5
Matt Forte 411 2 156 1 74.7
Jamaal Charles 581 2 47 73.8
Knowshon Moreno 428 3 129 73.7
C.J. Spiller 414 2 127 1 71.1
Doug Martin 404 2 140 66.4
Darren Sproles 127 1 279 3 64.6
DeMarco Murray 333 3 133 62.6
Arian Foster 360 3 95 62.5
Frank Gore 300 3 77 1 61.7
Ray Rice 349 2 74 1 60.3
Shonn Greene 361 3 46 58.7
Stevan Ridley 324 4 55.4
Trent Richardson 195 5 51 54.6
David Wilson 256 3 26 1 52.2

DeAngelo Williams went nuts down the stretch. Most people aren’t high on the Panther running backs, but he’s someone you can get late who could pay off.

DeMarco Murray is another buy-low candidate. Everyone’s down on him because he’s always banged up. That just means you can get him for good value later in your draft.





2013 Fantasy Football Hot Finishers: Wide Receivers

Player Name
Pass Yds
Pass TD
INT
Rush Yds
Rush TD
Pass Yds
Pass TD
Fumble TD
2-pt
Fantasy Points
Dez Bryant -11 502 6 85.1
Michael Crabtree 538 4 77.8
Calvin Johnson 707 1 75.7
Eric Decker 379 5 67.9
Brandon Marshall -2 491 3 66.9
Demaryius Thomas 419 4 65.9
James Jones 289 6 64.9
Mike Williams 371 4 61.1
Andre Johnson 540 1 60
Steve Smith 15 404 3 59.9
Wes Welker 20 393 3 59.3
Julio Jones 11 315 4 56.6
Danario Alexander 293 4 53.3
Roddy White 348 3 52.8
Jeremy Maclin 353 3 52.3
Pierre Garcon 2 389 2 51.1
Marques Colston 397 2 50.7
Antonio Brown 1 -2 288 4 50.6
T.Y. Hilton -2 373 2 49.1
Brandon Lloyd 360 1 1 48
Steve Johnson 359 2 46.9
Lance Moore 342 2 46.2
Justin Blackmon 11 317 2 44.8

There are plenty of receivers worth noting. Michael Crabtree was awesome with Colin Kaepernick. There’s a good chance he’ll be a top-10 fantasy wideout in 2013.

Danario Alexander should have been pursued as a restricted free agent this offseason. If he can stay healthy, he’s a solid WR2 in fantasy.

I like T.Y. Hilton a lot. Donnie Avery is gone, so he’ll be a bigger part of the offense in 2013.





2013 Fantasy Football Hot Finishers: Tight Ends

Player Name
Pass Yds
Pass TD
INT
Rush Yds
Rush TD
Pass Yds
Pass TD
Fumble TD
2-pt
Fantasy Points
Aaron Hernandez 304 3 48.4
Jimmy Graham 387 1 44.7
Dennis Pitta 246 3 42.6
Heath Miller 300 2 42

With Heath Miller coming off a serious knee injury, the one player who sticks out is Dennis Pitta. He was a monster down the stretch, so if he keeps that momentum, he could be a solid, low-end TE1.









More 2013 Fantasy Football Articles:
2013 Fantasy Football: Home

2013 Fantasy Football Rankings:
2013 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks - 9/1 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Rankings: RUNNING BACKS - 9/4 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers - 9/4 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends - 9/2 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defenses - 6/3 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Rankings: Kickers - 6/3 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Auction Values - 4/24 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings - 5/5 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Dynasty - 8/28 (Walt)

2013 Fantasy Football Season Features:
Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings - 12/26 (Walt)
Week 17 Fantasy Football Rankings: PPR - 12/26 (Walt)
Week 17 Fantasy Football Injury Reports - 12/26 (Walt)
Week 17 Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em - 12/26 (Walt)
Fantasy Football Add/Drop: Week 15 - 12/9 (Walt)
Week 14 Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em - 12/8 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Fan Duel Picks - 11/22 (Walt)
FanDuel FanDuel $15,000 Contest - 11/22
FanDuel Exclusive Offer to WalterFootball.com Readers - 8/24
FanDuel Week 1 $500 Freeroll - 8/24

2013 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets (Printable Option):
2013 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Traditional Scoring - 9/4 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: PPR Scoring - 9/4 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Touchdown Scoring - 9/4 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: 2-QB Format - 9/4 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Downloadable Spreadsheets - 9/2 (Walt)

2013 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts:
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 12-team, 3-WR, Flex - 9/2 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 12-team, PPR - 8/29 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 12-team, Standard - 8/22 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 12-team, Dynasty - 8/15 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 14-team, PPR - 8/8 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 3-WR - 8/1 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 2-QB - 7/26 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 14-teamer - 7/19 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: PPR - 7/11 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Standard - 6/29 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Four-Man Mock - 6/13 (Walt)

2013 Fantasy Football Articles:
2013 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Training Camp - 9/4 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock - 8/30 (Walt)
2013 NFL Preseason Recap, Fantasy Football Notes - 8/30 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Quarterback Targets - 8/30 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Sleepers - 8/28 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Busts - 8/28 (Walt)
2013 ESPN Fantasy Football Magazine: 10 Reasons Not to Buy It - 8/21 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football IDP Tips - 8/17 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Round-by-Round Strategy - 8/16 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Draft Boards for Sale - 6/13
2013 Fantasy Football All-Value Team - 6/9 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Hot Finishers - 4/24 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Quarterbacks - 4/24 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Running Backs - 4/24 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Wide Receivers - 4/24 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football: Overdrafted Players - 2/17 (Walt)
2013 Fantasy Football: First-Round Bust History - 2/17 (Walt)
Running Backs with Most Carries - 2/17 (Walt)




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