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Bowen's Film Room: Week 13 fantasy football upgrades and downgrades

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Van Jefferson beats Packers secondary for 79-yard touchdown (0:33)

In the Week 12 game versus the Packers, Rams WR Van Jefferson showcased his explosive-play ability on a deep ball from QB Matthew Stafford. (0:33)

With some recent injuries to high-level players at the running back position and the constant need for help at the WR3/flex spot (at least in my leagues), we need to find some players to fill key spots in your lineup at this critical juncture of the fantasy football season.

There are a couple running backs in here: One who can get downhill with the ball and another who is a veteran in a pretty good spot for this week's matchup. A wide receiver, too, who has big-play juice and the route-running chops to see target volume in one of the league's most heavily schemed pass games. Plus, I always look at the players to downgrade -- and those to monitor -- based on this week's slate.

So, let's get into it. Here's what I'm seeing on the tape.

Players to upgrade in Week 13