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Live Blog: Week 13

by Jeff Brubach
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Week 13 got off to a breathtaking start on Thursday as Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a walk-off win thanks to a last-second heave to Richard Rodgers. The Week 13 Sunday slate will be packed with more entertaining NFL action, as fantasy leagues enter the most critical weeks on the calendar. In the Rotoworld Week 13 Live Blog, you will find instant fantasy analysis that includes game updates, stat breakdowns, target totals, injury updates, and more.
 
 
 
 
* This will mark the end of the Rotoworld Week 13 Live Blog. Enjoy the rest of the games tonight, and we will see you next week! *
 
 
 
(7:17 PM): Tom Brady is now leading a furious comeback attempt against Philadelphia after the Patriots recovered an onside kick. Three minutes left but there could be plenty of scoring left in this game.
 
(7:10 PM): Scott Chandler just scored for New England as the Patriots try to chase down the Philadelphia Eagles. Chandler is handling the lead tight end role for the Patriots this week with Rob Gronkowski out, and has four catches for 61 yards and a score. Chandler will be a TE1 while Gronk is out in coming weeks.
 
(7:02 PM): Drew Brees is having a solid day against a very good defense with three touchdown passes and 204 yards after he just connected with Brandon Coleman for a score. New Orleans is up 31-27 in their bid to hand Carolina loss number one.
 
(6:55 PM): Kansas City backfield update: 11 touches for Charcandrick West, eight touches for Spencer Ware.
 
(6:49 PM): Brutal three play stretch for Cam Newton. A horrendous drop by Ted Ginn on a deep pass, followed by a Devin Funchess drop, followed by an overthrow on a wide open Philly Brown. What could have been.
 
(6:42 PM): Jeremy Maclin's first touchdown was ruled a run, but he just caught himself a touchdown for good measure after Derek Carr threw his second interception of the day. Maclin has eight catches on eight targets for 94 yards and a score in addition to the rushing touchdown.
 
(6:39 PM): Tom Brady, yes Tom Brady, just hauled in a 36-yard reception on a pass from Danny Amendola, then turned around and threw a second interception to the Eagles, who are crushing the Patriots on defense/special teams. Brady having a slow day without his top receiving options with only 174 yards and two touchdowns with two picks.
 
(6:34 PM): The Eagles D/ST strikes again with a Darren Sproles 83-yard punt return for a score. Philadelphia now leads New England 28-14 with 4:12 left in the third quarter, thanks to their defense and special teams. Early Christmas gift for those who started the Eagles D/ST this week!
 
(6:30 PM): After a long inteception return, Jeremy Maclin scored a short touchdown for the Chiefs. Maclin is up to 82 yards on eight grabs with the score in his second-straight solid effort. Maclin blew up for 160 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 and is Alex Smith's top target.
 
(6:22 PM): The Philadelphia D/ST is on fire in New England as Malcolm Jenkins returns an interception 100 yards for a touchdown after scoring on a blocked punt just before halftime. 21-14 Philadelphia in front of New England in Foxboro.
 
(6:17 PM): After getting hammered on a goal line run, Cam Newton gets back up and delivers a touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr. to put Carolina ahead of New Orleans. Newton has 140 passing yards and two touchdowns and another 37 yards on the ground. 
 
(6:05 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * C.J. Anderson is out for the remainder of Week 13 with an ankle injury. Ronnie Hillman will handle the rushing duties for Denver.
 
(5:54 PM): Not much action from San Diego today as Philip Rivers has 104 yards with a pick and Melvin Gordon leads the running game with 28 yards on nine carries. Antonio Gates is the only Chargers player with more than one reception, as he has three for 24 yards.
 
(5:46 PM): Jonathan Stewart having a nice day so far with 75 total yards and a score on 12 touches. No signs of the Panthers limiting Stewart's touches so far as they discussed this week.
 
(5:38 PM): At halftime in Oakland, Charcandrick West is at five carries, while Spencer Ware has handled three. West has one reception on the day, but this backfield has been pretty close to evenly split so far.
 
(5:30 PM): Zach Ertz just scored his first touchdown of the season as he hooked up with Sam Bradford for a five yard score. Bradford is 9/15 for 71 yards and the touchdown in his return from injury this week. New England leads 14-7. Also of note, DeMarco Murray with just one yard on five carries and is being outgained by fellow Eagles back Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner. Murray has topped 100 yards rushing just once this season, in Week 6.
 
(5:20 PM): Danny Amendola didn't waste any time getting on the board in his return from a knee injury, as he scores a touchdown to put New England up 14-0 over Philadelphia. Amendola has three catches for 32 yards and had nine for 117 yards in his last game action in Week 11.


(5:16 PM): Alex Smith is locked onto Jeremy Maclin so far today, as Maclin has been targeted on six of Smith's seven throws. Maclin has caught all six passes for 69 yards.
 
(5:12 PM): Cam Newton finally got things rolling for Carolina with a 30-yard run and a 12-yard touchdown pass to Mike Tolbert. Carolina trails 14-7.
 
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(5:09 PM): C.J. Anderson is leading the Denver backfield once again. Anderson has 42 yards on six carries, while Ronnie Hillman is at 18 yards on four attempts. Anderson is the better bet moving forward but we will keep an eye on this split today.
 
(5:06 PM): Tom Brady gets the Patriots on the board with a 4-yard pass to James White. Scott Chandler with a 30-yard grab on the drive as he replaces the injured Rob Gronkowski. Three touchdowns over the last three weeks for White.
 
(4:59 PM): Two early turnovers for Carolina, who trail New Orleans 14-0 after the second turnove, a Jonathan Stewart fumble, was returned for a score. Big early hole for the undefeated Panthers.
 
(4:54 PM): Spencer Ware now getting involved for Kansas City. Two carries, seven yards for Ware and four carries for 22 yards for Carcandrick West so far.
 
(4:43 PM): Ben Watson just scored for the first time since Week 8 as New Orleans leads the undefeated Panthers 7-0. Drew Brees with 60 passing yards and the score so far. Hopefully Cam Newton gets rolling in this cushy matchup.
 
(4:39 PM): Not much action so far in the late games. No score in New Orleans between the Saints and Panthers and Brandon Coleman leads the Saints with 31 yards so far.
 
(4:30 PM): Kansas City scored on an Alex Smith run on their opening drive, and it was Charcandrick West leading the Chiefs backfield. West had three carries while Spencer Ware has not received a touch yet. We will keep an eye on this split today.
 
(4:28 PM): Tough run for kickers at the end of the early games, but Shayne Graham is the leading fantasy kicker of the week so far. Graham booted four field goals today, with a long of 52 yards to go with one extra point.
 
(4:25 PM): Huge disappointment from the Chicago defense at home today against San Francisco. Chicago lost in overtime 26-20, and managed zero turnovers on the day. San Francisco was held to 291 total yards, but the Bears could not keep them off the scoreboard in crunch time.
 
(4:20 PM): Seattle's Thomas Rawls rushed for 101 yards today, giving him 391 rushing yards over the last three weeks. Rawls is a stone cold RB1 down the stretch.
 
(4:16 PM): Latavius Murray just scored his fifth touchdown of the season for Oakland, as they score on their opening drive. Quick start for Murray, who has 50 yards on five carries with the score.
 
(4:12 PM): Demaryius Thomas found the end zone for Denver, and caught two passes for 24 yards on the drive. Denver leads San Diego 7-0. 3/4 for 40 yards and the score for Brock Osweiler.
 
(4:00): Incredibly, 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert just rumbled in a 44-yard touchdown run to tie the game in Chicago 20-20. Gabbert has 75 rushing yards and the score on the day but just 125 yards passing. Shaun Draughn should get more chances if this game goes to overtime, and Draughn has 18 touches so far today. Look for Alshon Jeffery to be heavily involved for Chicago as they try to win this game with 1:42 left.
 
(3:57 PM): Tyrod Taylor just hooked up with Charles Clay for a score, putting Buffalo ahead of Houston. Taylor has three passing touchdown and one rushing score today in a big effort. LeSean McCoy is up to 112 rushing yards after returning from a concussion check.
 
(3:50 PM): Ka'Deem Carey just scored for Chicago, further confusinfg the running back split in Chicago. Matt Forte has 20 carries on the day, while Jeremy Langford has handled 12, with just two for Carey. Forte has led the Bears backs in catches as well, with four on the day. Forte looks like he still has control of this backfield. 
 
(3:44 PM): The Tennessee/Jacksonville game is exploding right now, as Allen Robinson just scored for the the THIRD time today to bring the Jaguars to within 42-39. Robinson has 153 yards and the trio of scores while Blake Bortles has 316 yards and five touchdown passes. Still 6:28 to go in this game. More fantasy goodness to come.
 
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(3:40 PM): Baltimore running back Buck Allen is up to 12 catches today on 13 targets. Allen has 97 receiving yards and a score to go with 59 yards rushing. Allen is doing a fantastic job filling-in for the injured Justin Forsett.
 
(3:33 PM): Marcus Mariota showed off his wheels on an impressive 87-yard touchdown run. Mariota has 245 passing yards and three touchdowns along with 110 yards on the ground and a score in a big time effort. Still 8:30 left in this high-scoring game between Tennessee and Jacksonville.
 
(3:29 PM): Houston's DeAndre Hopkins finally makes an appearance today, as he snags a touchdown catch to give him 88 yards and the score on five catches. Hopkins should see more targets in the fourth quarter today with Houston trialing Buffalo.
 
(3:26 PM): Arizona got Kerwynn Williams involved in their running game and Williams delivered a score and now has 65 yards and a touchdown on three carries. Arizona now has 422 total yards at St. Louis, including 163 on the ground.
 
(3:19 PM): Jacksonville's Allen Robinson is an absolute monster. Robinson now has nine catches on 11 targets for 146 yards and two touchdowns on the day, as Jacksonville and Tennessee are locked in a high-scoring battle.
 
(3:16 PM): Scores are rolling in rapidly now. Russell Wilson just hit Doug Baldwin for a long score as Seattle is burying Minnesota 35-0. Thomas Rawls should get plenty of forth quarter work in this one. Elsewhere, Arizona running back David Johnson scored on a touchdown reception and now has 114 total yards and a score on 22 touches. Johnson could eclipse 30 touches today.
 
(3:12 PM): Rookie Dorial Green-Beckham is having a big day for the Titans, as he is now at five catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. Beckham has hauled in five of six targets today.
 
(3:09 PM): Jeremy Hill just punched in a short score the Cincinnati as they are pouring it on Cleveland. Hill has 60 yards to go with the score, as the game script has worked out better for him than Gio Bernard. Hill has nine touchdowns on the season.
 
(3:04 PM): In late game news, Danny Amendola is indeed ACTIVE for New England.
 
(3:02 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * LeSean McCoy is heading into the locker room. Updates to come.
 
(3:00 PM): Minnesota is getting killed by Seattle today, down 28-0 in jut the third time the Vikings have allowed more than 20 points this season. Russell Wilson has a rushing touchdown to go along with 180 passing yards and two touchdowns. Adrian Peterson has just 16 yards on seven carries.
 
(2:56 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Travis Benjamin is out for the rest of the day with a shoulder injury.
 
(2:54 PM): Allen Robinson now has 86 yards and a score for Jacksonville, as he just snagged a touchdown pass from Blake Bortles. Robinson now has nine scores on the season. With Allen Hurns (concussion) out, Marqise Lee has been Bortles' second target, but has just one catch on four targets.
 
(2:50 PM): Buck Allen is producing for fantasy owners today, hauling in a 41-yard touchdown catch. Allen is up to 113 total yards and a score on 17 touches as he remains heavily involved in the Baltimore passing game.
 
(2:42 PM): David Cobb was heavily involved early for Tennessee, but Antonio Andrews is rolling now with eight carries for 52 yards and a score. It will be interesting to see how Tennessee handles the running back position for the rest of the season, but it will likely be split between these two backs with Bishop Sankey the odd man out.




(2:34 PM): Sunday Halftime Target Leaders:
 
Running Back
 
Bilal Powell (6): 4 rec, 56 yds, TD
Devonta Freeman (6): 5 rec, 24 yds
Buck Allen (6): 5 rec, 36 yds
Shaun Draughn (5): 4 rec, 38 yds
 
Wide Receiver
 
Julio Jones (10): 7 rec, 68 yds
Anquan Boldin (6): 3 rec, 23 yds
Larry Fitzgerald (6): 3 rec, 36 yds
Michael Floyd (6): 4 rec, 53 yds
Alshon Jeffery (6): 2 rec, 45 yds
Chris Givens (6): 2 rec, 56 yds
 
Tight End
 
Delanie Walker (8): 5 rec, 64 yds, TD
Gary Barnidge (7): 4 rec, 48 yds
Austin Seferian-Jenkins (4): 2 rec, 23 yds
 
(2:28 PM): Lamar Miller with a strong first half. Miller has 78 total yards on 11 touches as the Dolphins lead the Ravens in Miami.
 
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(2:19 PM): This week in terrible quarterback play, Matt Schaub threw yet another pick-six, and Cleveland's Austin Davis is just 10/17  with one interception. Nick Foles joins the party as well with just 76 yards and a pick in the first half.
 
(2:15 PM): The incredible Odell Beckham Jr. sprinted into the endzone from 72 yards to score for the Giants. Beckham has 94 yards and the score on two grabs so far today.
 
(2:14 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore is out for the day with a back injury.
 
(2:11 PM): Arizona's David Johnson is up to 14 carries on the day, which he has turned into 66 yards. Johnson also has one catch for 11 yards and will likely see lots of second half work as the Cardinals milk the clock against the awful St. Louis offense.
 
(2:09 PM): Russell Wilson continuing his hot play of late, scoring a rushing touchdown to go along with 146 first half passing yards. 14-0 Seattle lead over Minnesota.
 
(2:05 PM): Tyler Lockett is really emerging for Seattle lately. Lockett has caught all five of his targets today for 63 yards.
 
(2:01 PM): Shaun Draughn just scored for San Francisco. Draughn has 17 yards on seven carries and 12 yards on three catches so far today. The 49ers are working Travaris Cadet in their backfield a bit today, but Draughn is in line for yet another big workload today.
 
(1:53 PM): Seattle doing a nice job defending Adrian Peterson so far today. Just 15 yards on six touches for Peterson as Seattle leads 7-0.
 
(1:49 PM): A.J. Green is off to a nice start today, with 102 yards and a score on three catches. Andy Dalton, like Tyrod Taylor, has a rushing and passing touchdown already today. Green capitalizing on the absence of Tyler Eifert.
 
(1:48 PM): As has been the case lately, not much running room for Todd Gurley, who has managed just two yards on five carries. Nick Foles not doing much for the Rams as expected, with 53 yards and a pick early on.
 
(1:45 PM): A bruising touchdown run for Matt Forte, who has 47 yards on 10 carries. Only three attempts for Jeremy Langford so far.
 
(1:42 PM): Tyrod Taylor just punched in a touchdown run and is off to a hot start today for fantasy owners. Lots of QB rushing scores so far today.
 
(1:38 PM): After a great catch by Allen Robinson, Blake Bortles hits Rashad Greene for a short touchdown. You may remember Greene from his 13 target, 28-yard Week 1 performance.
 
(1:30 PM): Jameis Winston just scored for Tampa Bay, his fifth rushing score of the season to go with 16 passing touchdowns. A rushing score for Andy Dalton as well for Cincinnati.
 
(1:28 PM): Tie game in Buffalo, as Brian Hoyer hits Ryan Griffin for a score. Three carries each for Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes on the drive.
 
(1:25 PM): Marcus Mariota just hit Craig Stevens for a score in Tennessee. Interesting note on that first Titans drive...David Cobb saw five carries to just one for Antonio Andrews. The coaching staff talked this week about getting him involved and it is happening so far for the rookie.
 
(1:22 PM): Seven early carries for Lamar Miller. Good sign for Miller today, as he has 42 rushing yards already.
 
(1:15 PM): Carson Palmer connnects with J.J. Nelson for a score. RB David Johnson had five carries for 21 yards on the Arizona opening drive and is in for a big workload today.
 
(1:13 PM): And just like that, Sammy Watkins catches a short touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor. Buffalo having no trouble with the hot Houston defense so far to start the game.
 
(1:12 PM): Chicago kicker Robbie Gould gets the Week 13 scoring started. Hopefully touchdowns are to follow.
 
(1:08 PM): Early fumble for Thomas Rawls as Seattle was driving in Minnesota. Tough start to the day for Seattle.
 
(1:05 PM): David Johnson with six yards on his first carry of the day for Arizona as he fills in for Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington.
 
(1:00 PM): Good luck today, everyone. Big week with huge fantasy implications!