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Jayden Reed start or sit: Week 13 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Jayden Reed ahead of the Packers Week 13 matchup against the Chiefs.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 23: Jayden Reed #11 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with teammate Christian Watson #9 after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter of the game at Ford Field on November 23, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers face the Kansas City Chiefs in a Sunday Night Football showdown in Week 13, and wide receiver Jayden Reed will be a popular option as fantasy managers finalize their starting lineups. The Green Bay wideout has had a knack for finding the endzone over the past month, but can he be trusted against one of the best-scoring defenses this season?

Fantasy Football analysis: Packers WR Jayden Reed

Heading into Week 13, Reed clocks in as WR33 in PPR fantasy scoring, averaging 12.0 fantasy points per game. He’s caught 36 of his 59 targets for 497 yards with five receiving touchdowns and is riding a three-game streak of finding the end zone.

Start or sit in Week 13 PPR leagues?

Start. Reed has hit the double-digit scoring mark in four of his last five games and should remain steadily involved in this primetime matchup with the Chiefs. Kansas City is allowing just 18.7 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers, but it’s hard to ignore the elevated role Reed has found himself in with the Packers offense. He’s seen five or more targets in four of his last five games and thus should remain in fantasy lineups accordingly.

Reed is a solid flex option in smaller fantasy leagues, with a slight uptick to a WR2 in larger leagues of 12 to 14 teams.

Start or sit in Week 13 standard leagues?

Start. On top of Reed’s clear emergence in the passing game, his dual-threat ability to impact the ground game continues to keep him on the fantasy radar. Granted, it could be a rough outing against the Chiefs and their third-ranked scoring defense, but his five carries over the last two weeks highlight the opportunity to stay involved regardless of the matchup.

Nonetheless, fantasy managers can throw him into flex consideration given his sheer will to find the end zone in three weeks and counting.

Player(s) you would start ahead of Jayden Reed

Terry McLaurin could be actively involved throughout Sunday’s matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Miami is allowing 22.0 fantasy points per game to opposing receivers and if the game script calls for an early double-digit deficit, McLaurin could be the recipient for a handful of garbage time receiving yards and touchdowns.