Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
For the fourth consecutive weekend and sixth time in the last seven weeks, the TSN Fantasy Player of the Week has gone to a wide receiver.
But which one?
There were three wideouts who's fantasy production was head and shoulders above all the rest. To find out which one took home the top prize, read on.
Peyton Manning, Denver - Manning didn't start the game very well, getting intercepted twice before halftime, but he rebounded to throw for 403 yards and five scores worth a position-leading 33.8 fantasy points. The unbelievable season continues for Manning who has thrown for 300 yards or more ten times and four or more touchdowns six times.
Russell Wilson, Seattle - Fans and fantasy owners think of the Seahawks as a run-first offense and while they do run the ball 53 percent of the time, Wilson is still a solid fantasy quarterback. Monday night facing Drew Brees and the Saints, Wilson put up his best fantasy total of the season, 31.1 points. The second-year QB has thrown 22 touchdown passes against just six interceptions and his 456 yards rushing only adds to his already top-10 value.
Running Backs -
Ben Tate, Houston - In Week 12, Tate wasn't very good, not even the Texans best running back, but he rebounded to be the No. 1 fantasy back in Week 13 with 102 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.
DeMarco Murray, Dallas - Murray didn't rush for a lot of yards, but combined with five receptions and three short touchdown runs, he managed to edge out most of the competition and earn his way onto this week's list.
Wide receivers -
Eric Decker, Denver - Decker was nowhere to be found last weekend against New England, but against Kansas City he was everywhere. Decker owned the middle of the field and burned the Chiefs for eight receptions, 174 yards and four touchdowns worth 48 fantasy points.
Josh Gordon, Cleveland - As the Week 12 TSN Fantasy Player of the Week, Gordon didn't rest on his laurels. This time he caught 10 balls for 261 yards and a pair of scores worth 48 points. His two-week total is 24 catches, 498 yards, three touchdowns and 85 fantasy points.
Alshon Jeffery, Chicago - With the Vikings keying on Brandon Marshall, Jeffery put together a monster day. He had already caught seven balls for 89 yards in the first half, then added two long touchdown catches (80, 48) and finished off the afternoon with the best numbers of his career (12-249-2) to give his fantasy owners almost 48 fantasy points.
Tight Ends -
Rob Gronkowski, New England - "Gronk" scored for the fourth consecutive week and posted his third 100-yard effort in six games this season. Fantasy owners can only dream of what his totals would be like if he had been healthy all season.
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia - Almost no one benefited from Nick Foles looking to Ertz so often in Week 13. Ertz, owned in less than three percent of all leagues, did most of the damage for the Eagles' receiving corps (68 yards and two touchdowns) to the dismay of DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper's fantasy owners.
Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis - Vinatieri went 5-of-5, including four from 45- yards or more, to put up a position-leading 20 fantasy points. Over his 18- year career he's hit 439 of 529 attempts (82.9 percent).
Defense/Special Teams -
Detroit Lions - In a rare Thanksgiving Day win (they had lost their previous nine Turkey Day games), the Lions defense dominated, holding the Packers banged up offense to just 126 total yards, sacking the quarterback seven times including once for a safety and turning the ball over three times.
And the winner of the TSN Fantasy Player of the Week for Week 13 is ... Denver wide receiver Eric Decker, who by the slimmest of margins, edged out fellow receivers Gordon and Jeffery. Fittingly during Thanksgiving, Gordon's "feast- or-famine" season reached its highest moment, helping his Broncos win a key divisional battle and his fantasy owners in the final weekend of the regular season.