Free Agency and Injury report week 13 2020

By Kyle Dvorchak
Kyle Dvorchak

Carson Wentz, QB, PHI

Wentz was benched for Jalen Hurts in the second half of the Eagles' Week 13 loss to the Packers. Initially, it looked like Hurts would provide a spark for the struggling Eagles offense. However, his night ended with a tipped pass that was ultimately intercepted by the Packers defense. Doug Pederson has not announced a starter for Week 14. Hurts' rushing ability would make him a high-end QB2 if he does draw the start.

Brandon Allen, QB, CIN

Allen went down with a chest injury in Week 13 and did not return. Ryan Finley took over for him but thew an interception in short order. His presence only further downgrades the viability of Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins.

Frank Gore, RB, NYJ

Gore was ruled out in the first quarter because of a concussion and Ty Johnson dominated work with him sidelined. He rushed 22 times for 104 yards while adding 13 yards on two receptions. The Jets' other backup, Josh Adam, only saw eight touches. While he may play for the Jets, Johnson is the best bet to secure volume if Gore remains sidelined for Week 14.

Keke Coutee, WR, HOU

Coutee led the Texans in targets with their top-three options suspended, cut, or on IR. Brandin Cooks also missed some time while being evaluated for a concussion. With most other options exhausted, Deshaun Watson went to Coutee nine times. Coutee brought down eight of his looks for 141 yards. Cooks should be expected to take on a larger role next week but Coutee will still earn enough targets to be a viable WR3. The Texans get the Bears next week in a difficult matchup but Watson is good enough to overcome most stalwart defenses.
Chad Hansen, a former fourth-round selection by the Jets, also topped 100 yards. He is still likely to operate as the No. 3 receiver but he did lead the team in snaps. Hansen is worth a shot in deep leagues.

Cole Kmet, TE, CHI

The Bears may have finally thrown in the towel on Jimmy Graham. Second-round rookie Kmet played on 20 more snaps than Graham and saw seven looks in the passing game. He caught five passes for 37 yards and a touchdown. Tight end is an abysmal position for fantasy purposes and Kmet could be the quickest way to get an edge in the playoffs.

Peyton Barber, RB, WAS

Barber took over as the primary ball-carrier for Washington. He scored on a goal line carry but didn't do much else with his 14 totes. He ran for just 23 yards and did not see a target. He'll need to keep scoring touchdowns to have any fantasy relevancy. Barber is the worst of the viable adds at running back this week.