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Jeff Wilson Jr. start or sit: Week 13 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Jeff Wilson Jr. ahead of the Dolphins Week 13 matchup against the Commanders.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 24: Jeff Wilson Jr. #23 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates during an NFL football game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Perry Knotts/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins’ high-octane offense heads on the road for a matchup with the Washington Commanders in Week 13. Miami’s backfield has been held afloat by the likes of Jeff Wilson Jr., who has served as an ample backup in light of De’Von Achane’s injury. With the latter coming back in the fold come Sunday, is Wilson trustworthy to start in fantasy lineups, or should managers pivot accordingly?

Fantasy Football analysis: Dolphins RB Jeff Wilson Jr.

Wilson enters Week 13 ranked as RB76 in PPR fantasy leagues with an average of just 6.1 fantasy points per game. He’s logged 18 carries for 85 yards in a small sample size of playing time this season, though he’s ramped up as of late in light of De’Von Achane’s knee injury.

Start or sit in Week 13 PPR leagues?

Start. Wilson finished with three receptions for 17 yards last week, but his involvement in the ground game resulted in a solid 10.3 PPR fantasy performance. Again, this production was a byproduct of Achane’s absence, which means that he probably won’t get as many touches this week since Achane’s back from his injury. Still, this may be one of the few weeks left to plug Wilson into lineups, as Achane could be on a snap count or limited in any way, and that’s if he’s back in action.

Wilson enters as a low-end RB3/flex option in both smaller and larger PPR fantasy leagues this weekend.

Start or sit in Week 13 standard leagues?

Start. With Achane sidelined last week, Wilson saw his biggest workload of the season in carrying the ball 11 times for 56 yards on the ground. He fits in nicely as the backup option to Raheem Mostert, but Achane’s return means Wilson will be a surefire third choice in the pecking order.

Thus, Wilson remains a solid option to plug into starting lineups. Just treat him as an RB3/flex option in non-PPR scoring leagues, both smaller and larger.

Player(s) you would start ahead of Jeff Wilson Jr.

Brian Robinson Jr. is worth a look in starting over Wilson, and he’ll have a much-welcomed rebound opportunity versus the Dolphins on deck. Miami has been solid versus running backs, but their yardage allowed does bump back up to 107.7 yards per game when playing on the road. If Washington plays from behind early, it opens the door for Robinson to take advantage of some garbage time scoring opportunities as well.