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What to do with Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins in Week 13 fantasy football

The Chiefs face a porous Raiders secondary in Week 13, providing some intriguing fantasy football options. We break down the start/sit considerations.

Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Sammy Watkins after a 29 yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on September 16, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs host the Oakland Raiders in a key Week 13 AFC West showdown, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes will have a full slate of wide receivers at his disposal. Tyreek Hill suffered a hamstring in Week 11, but after three straight practices of full participation, he did not show up on the final injury report.

Prior to leaving last week’s game with the hamstring injury, Hill led the Chiefs in receiving yards each of the five weeks since his return from a fractured collarbone. If you remove his injury-shortened Week 1 and Week 11 games, Hill is averaging 6.2 receptions, 105.4 yards, and one touchdown per game.

Sammy Watkins put up a huge game in Week 1 after Hill left with his collarbone injury, but otherwise has been relatively quiet on the season. Since that game he’s averaged 4.7 receptions and 48.5 yards with no scores in seven games.

This week, the Chiefs face a Raiders defense that ranks 30th in pass defense efficiency and has given up the ninth most fantasy points to wide receivers. They’ve given up more passes of 20-plus yards this season than any other team, per Rotoworld.

Hill is a must-start WR1 option on Sunday. Watkins is a flex start in deeper 14+ team leagues. Demarcus Robinson is not worth starting in most formats. He had a pair of big performances in Weeks 2 and 3, but has struggled with consistency since then.

Start/Sit Recommendation

Tyreek Hill: Start in all formats
Sammy Watkins: Flex start in 14+ team leagues
Demarcus Robinson: Sit