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Week 13 Patriots vs Eagles Fantasy Football Recap: Buy James White!

The Patriots didn't win, but they certainly had some players stand out in the final week of the fantasy season.

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Most people are starting their fantasy playoffs this upcoming season, so a not-very-fanlike silver lining for the Patriots defeat is that Tom Brady and company haven't locked up a playoff spot and are going to have to play extremely well over the next couple of weeks to maintain position to snag a first round bye.

Brady was somehow the 6th ranked quarterback this week as three scramblers in the Panthers Cam Newton, Titans Marcus Mariota, and Seahawks Russell Wilson had massive weeks. Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford only posted 120 passing yards and wasn't worth noting for fantasy.

Patriots running back James White surprised with a 3rd-ranked week on the back of 119 yards and a touchdown. If he's still available in your league, you might want to pick him up for the playoffs because he's certainly gaining the trust of Brady and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. LeGarrette Blount wasn't worth noting, but Eagles running back Darren Sproles had a huge day out of the backfield, ranking 8th with 100 yards and no scores.

Wide receiver Danny Amendola ranked 14th on the week with 62 yards and a touchdown, along with 36 passing yards, and he'll continue to be a legitimate WR2 for the rest of the regular season as his knee heals. Brandon LaFell continues to be unreliable, while Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews was a flex option only because of his late touchdown score.

Tight end Scott Chandler clearly didn't replace Rob Gronkowski on the field, but he did a great imitation in fantasy, ranking 4th with 61 yards and a touchdown. He'll continue to be a touchdown reliant fantasy play, and it looks like Gronkowski will be out for at least another week, so Chandler will continue to be a viable start. Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was a borderline fantasy play thanks to a 5-yard touchdown reception. The Patriots continue to lock down tight ends on a weekly basis.

The Eagles defense was actually one of the top plays of the week, thanks to three defensive and special teams scores, while the Patriots defense gets penalized for the pick-six and the special teams gaffes. Neither kicker had a good fantasy day as both teams were all about the touchdowns.