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Avoid these fantasy ‘turkeys’ in Week 13

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Mashed potatoes, stuffing, libations and, of course, a roasted bird – these are edibles people typically relish on Thanksgiving. However, no fantasy owner wants a 'turkey' on their team, especially with the fantasy playoff just one week away. To prevent unwanted heartburn, here are three players who could run afowl in Week 13:

Andrew Luck, Ind, QB – In the Colts' previous meeting with Tennessee just a couple weeks ago, Luck registered only fair numbers (232-0-31-1) against a stout Titans secondary. A similar output should be expected in the encore. Matt Schaub is the only passer to throw for two touchdowns against Alterraun Verner and Jason McCourty this year. Even stiffer of late, the duo has given up just two vertical strikes in their last seven games. Don't expect Luck to buck that trend.

LeSean McCoy, Phi, RB – It may seem 'Shady' to call the No. 4 RB in fantasy a turkey, but don't be surprised if he generates only lukewarm production against visiting Arizona. The Cardinals are the unfriendliest run defense in the virtual game surrendering just 3.14 yards per carry and 63.2 total yards per game to to RB1s. McCoy is dynamite, but like any commodity he isn't immune to poor performances. In fact, he's failed to reach the 10 fantasy point threshold three times this year. Count on the Cardinals adding to that total.

Vincent Jackson, TB, WR – Jackson and Mike Glennon have established an instant bond, hooking up numerous times on explosive pass plays. However, Carolina's secondary typically extinguishes big plays. Captain Munnerlyn and Drayton Florence have allowed just over 10 yards per catch to their assignments. As a whole, the Panthers have given up only three touchdowns to WRs all year. Jackson will again be peppered with targets, but expect only modest numbers in Week 13.

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