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Week 13: Pickups of the Week

These players are worth considering adding to your roster if they're available. This week's picks include Profiled players include E.J. Manuel, Carson Palmer, Bilal Powell, C.J. Anderson, and Nate Burleson.
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For the second time in three weeks, Kansas City faces a Denver team that enters Week 13 allowing the third most points to fantasy tight ends. The Broncos have also allowed a touchdown in two straight games. That means one came against the Chiefs. As it turns, that score came from Fasano, who also found the end zone last week against the Chargers and caught four passes in both games. It's risky to count on a score and don't expect many yards - let's just say the former Notre Dame standout won't win most foot races against safeties and outside linebackers. Still, the recent production is encouraging, enough to consider Fasano a decent TE2 or bye week flyer in standard formats for those in deeper leagues.

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For those that haven't noticed, Geno Smith isn't very good at quarterbacking right now. The rookie completed nine of 22 passes for 127 yards and two interceptions against the Ravens in Week 12. Sure, everyone has a bad week here or there, but that's all Smith has going on right now. He has completed less than 10 passes in three straight games. He hasn't thrown a touchdown in a month. Over the last six games, Smith has thrown one touchdown pass and 10 interceptions. The former West Virginia star has been sacked at least three times in seven of his last eight games. As for the Dolphins, they haven't been a stellar fantasy unit, but there are pass rushers (at least two sacks in every game). Geno can handle the rest.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings

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