With the weekend nearing, and the holiday coming up as well, we have less time to prep for our match-ups for the weekend.
While you’re scurrying to go finish up your team, it’s good to have a bit of information as to trending players.
Week 12 offered a ton of upsets and we saw a lot of guys who were rising in Week 12 struggle big time.
Here are some players that are rising and falling for Week 13.
Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech
Thomas took his lumps at the beginning of the season and has been struggling with consistency.
But the sophomore starter has stepped up in his last two weeks against Georgia Tech and North Carolina.
In his last two games he has accounted for eight total touchdowns, five in the air and three of which have came on the ground.
He gets a tough Virginia defense this week, but should be able to make plays.
Brandon Wilds, RB, South Carolina
Wilds has taken over the starting duty since Marcus Lattimore went down earlier in the season with a serious knee injury.
He has three 100 yard rushing performances in his last three weeks, and has scored three touchdowns in his last four match-ups as well.
He gets Clemson this week.
Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
Carey and Keola Antolin are splitting carries, but Carey has shown that he has big play ability and will likely start seeing more carries.
He can also catch out of the back field and is elusive in the open field.
Arizona gets Louisiana-Lafayette this week, who is 8-3. Don’t overlook the Ragin’ Cajuns against a very poor Arizona defense, but Arizona should be able to put up good numbers offensively.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Lee has been performing at a solid level all season long, especially for being a true freshman.
But in his last four games, he has been very productive, recording five touchdowns during that span, and averaging 119 yards per game.
Lee gets a great match-up in UCLA this week.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
This is more of a low end riser as Hopkins has produced well in recent weeks.
Hopkins isn’t much of a scorer, but he’s a cheap option that is usually good for 70-80 yards at least.
With Sammy Watkins (shoulder) ailing, Hopkins could see more targets.
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Wait a second, what is the future #1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft doing on a falling list.
Well, he’s got at least one interception in each of his last four match-ups, and while he’s getting around three touchdowns per game, he’s not putting up huge amounts of yardage like he’s used to.
Luck has been a bit more disappointing in fantasy, but does have a solid match-up at home versus Notre Dame.
Jeff Demps, RB, Florida
After having a huge game against Vanderbilt in Week 10, Demps has been virtually worthless.
In his last two match-ups, he has combined for 33 yards rushing and 21 yards receiving.
Just say no.
Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
Ellington hasn’t stayed consistent all season, but at least had a six game touchdown streak earlier in the season.
He rebounded from an injury that caused him to miss the loss to Georgia Tech in Week 11 against Wake Forest, but still only recorded 98 yards.
Against South Carolina this week, I’d steer clear.
Da’Jon McKnight, WR, Minnesota
A few people really jumped on the McKnight bandwagon over the last week or two after his three touchdown and 173 yard performance against Michigan State.
But it’s time to get off the bandwagon after his last two performances.
He has combined for six receptions totaling 86 yards in his last two match-ups.
A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois
Jenkins really had a couple of huge games earlier in the season that made his salary skyrocket.
Now he’s back down in the cellar after his inconsistent performances in recent weeks.
Granted, his schedule has been a bit tougher at the end of the season, Jenkins still just hasn’t produced.
He does get Minnesota this week, however.