Week 13 Waiver Wire (Fantasy Football)

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Week 13 Waivers are here! Below is a list of the players to target if you need a Week 13 pickup. We had a host of injuries from Week 12 as well as the Titans, Browns, Packers, and Panthers on a bye. Listen or watch today’s Week 13 Waivers episode of The Fantasy Footballers podcast for a full breakdown of these waiver adds, plus players to consider dropping!

Wide Receivers
Team Player Roster % Upcoming
LAR Van Jefferson 58% vs JAX
@ ARI
vs SEA
NE Kendrick Bourne 21% @ BUF
BYE
@ IND
GB Marquez Valdes-Scantling 36% BYE
vs CHI
@ BAL
GB Allen Lazard 11% BYE
vs CHI
@ BAL
SF Jauan Jennings 0% @ SEA
@ CIN
vs ATL
SF Trent Sherfield 0% @ SEA
@ CIN
vs ATL
LV DeSean Jackson 7% vs WAS
@ KC
@ CLE
TEN Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 34% BYE
vs JAX
@ PIT
ATL Russell Gage 39% vs TB
@ CAR
@ SF
IND T.Y. Hilton 40% @ HOU
BYE
vs NE
MIA DeVante Parker 49% vs NYG
BYE
vs NYJ
WAS DeAndre Carter 3% @ LV
vs DAL
@ PHI

The Patriots are starting to heat up at the right time and rookie QB Mac Jones is getting it done through the air. He has been relying on several wide receivers including Kendrick Bourne, who scored two touchdowns on five receptions and 61 yards. We are in the stage of the season where it’s nearly impossible to find high-volume guys, but Bourne has been getting the looks in key moments for touchdowns. They have a very tough schedule against Buffalo twice and Indianapolis, but don’t put anything by Bill Belichick down the stretch for the playoffs.

DeSean Jackson continues to be a dynamic playmaker no matter which team he plays for. On three receptions, he had a whopping 102 yards and a touchdown and has immediately filled the void that Henry Ruggs left behind. He is a boom or bust wide receiver, but his boom games have the potential to be giant. QB Derek Carr looks for him to stretch the field and he should see plenty of opportunity to do so against Washington and then in the possible shootout in Week 14 against the Chiefs.

Taylor Heinicke of the Washington Football Team has been doing everything he possibly can to manufacture wins. In their victory over the Seahawks last night, it felt like we heard WR DeAndre Carter’s name on nearly every play. He logged four receptions on five targets for 42 yards, rushed once for four yards, and plays a big role on special teams with a combined four punt and kick returns for 51 yards. Carter is a deeper play, but could be another sneaky point machine against the Raiders in Week 13.

Listen or watch today’s Week 13 Waivers episode to hear how The Fantasy Footballers are prioritizing these wideouts and who you can drop to pick them up!

Running Backs
Team Player Roster % Upcoming
MIN Alexander Mattison 55% @ DET
vs PIT
@ CHI
CAR Chuba Hubbard 49% BYE
vs ATL
@ BUF
CAR Ameer Abdullah 0% BYE
vs ATL
@ BUF
BUF Matt Breida 15% vs NE
@ TB
vs CAR
BUF Devin Singletary 37% vs NE
@ TB
vs CAR
DET Jamaal Williams 66% vs MIN
@ DEN
vs ARI
PHI Boston Scott 26% @ NYJ
BYE
vs WAS
SF Jeff Wilson 51% @ SEA
@ CIN
vs ATL
TEN Dontrell Hilliard 46% BYE
vs JAX
@ PIT
TEN D’Onta Foreman 48% BYE
vs JAX
@ PIT
NYJ Tevin Coleman 25% vs PHI
vs NO
@ MIA
NO Tony Jones Jr. 38% vs DAL
@ NYJ
@ TB

Last week was abysmal for options at the running back position, but this week is less bleak due to the unfortunate injuries to starting players. First and foremost, if Chuba Hubbard is available, pick him up.  Ameer Abdullah (now with the Panthers) could be a sneaky add as well. Also, snag Alexander Mattison and Jamaal Williams. Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has a torn labrum from a dislocated shoulder in Week 12 and will miss at least two weeks while D’Andre Swift is considered day-to-day with a shoulder injury.

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With Jordan Howard out for Week 12 and Miles Sanders finally back from injury, it was Boston Scott who had 15 carries for 64 yards and touchdown, because Miles Sanders exited in the second half with an ankle injury. Scott’s numbers could have been even higher had the game script been more positive for Philadelphia. Both Sanders and Howard could be back for this week’s game. They have an excellent upcoming schedule, with the exception of a Week 14 Bye. They will face the Jets in Week 13 and Washington in Week 15.

If you have some wiggle room by some miracle or are looking ahead to Week 14, Dontrell Hilliard has been the real deal on the field for the Titans. Normally a preseason and special teams option, Hilliard has had two big games behind D’Onta Foreman in the backfield. A good chunk of those points are in the return game, much like Carter of Washington FT. He carried the ball 12 times for 131 yards and touchdown last week but he also saw 10 targets in Week 11. Their schedule looks nice after their Week 13 bye, facing the Jaguars, Steelers, and the 49ers.

Get the full breakdown of these RBs on today’s Week 13 Waivers episode.

Tight Ends
Team Player Roster % Upcoming
ARI Zach Ertz 80% @ CHI
vs LAR
@ DET
WAS Logan Thomas 66% @ LV
vs DAL
@ PHI
CHI Cole Kmet 28% vs ARI
@ GB
vs MIN
LV Foster Moreau 2% vs WAS
@ KC
@ CLE
JAX James O’Shaughnessy 0% @ LAR
@ TEN
vs HOU
IND Jack Doyle 3% @ HOU
BYE
vs NE
CLE David Njoku 10% BYE
vs BAL
vs LV
SEA Gerald Everett 24% vs SF
@ HOU
@ LAR

Injuries weren’t confined to the running back position. Beloved Darren Waller luckily avoided a serious knee last Thursday, but he did strain his IT band. He is expected to miss time so TE2 for the Raiders, Foster Moreau, is an option based on opportunity and matchups. There is no replacement for Waller, that’s just the reality, but you can at least have some points until he returns.

The Bears QB situation isn’t ideal, but one constant in the offense has been TE Cole Kmet. he doesn’t have the big splash plays, but he quietly gets the job done no matter who is under center. He saw a season-high 11 targets in Week 12 with eight receptions and 65 yards. Chicago will take on Houston, New England, and Arizona over the next three weeks.

Finally, as much as this will pain Jason Moore, “baby hands” Jack Doyle might just be a viable option at tight end, especially in deeper leagues. He saw a season-high in targets, receptions, and yards in Week 12 and scored his third touchdown of the season against the Buccaneers. If Carson Wentz and the Colts insist on blowing early leads and taking each game down the wire, adding pieces in their passing game could work. This also holds true for WR T.Y. Hilton (nicknamed T.Y. Houston because of his career dominance vs the Texans) as a boom or bust option. The Colts will take on Houston, New England, and Arizona so there are plenty of opportunities for Doyle and Hilton to see action in the end zone.

If you’re doing the TE dumpster dive this week, listen/watch The Fantasy Footballers discuss these options on today’s Week 13 Waivers show.

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Team DEF/ST
Team Roster % Upcoming
Indianapolis Colts 45% @ HOU
BYE
vs NE
Arizona Cardinals 48% @ CHI
vs LAR
@ DET
Los Angeles Rams 61% vs JAX
@ ARI
vs SEA
Dallas Cowboys 58% @ NO
@ WAS
@ NYG
Philadelphia Eagles 47% @ NYJ
BYE
vs WAS
Miami Dolphins 31% vs NYG
BYE
vs NYJ
Minnesota Vikings 11% @ DET
vs PIT
@ CHI
Week 14 Stashes
Denver Broncos 22% @ KC
vs DET
vs CIN
Green Bay Packers 19% BYE
vs CHI
@ BAL
Seattle Seahawks 9% vs SF
@ HOU
@ LAR
New Orleans Saints 35% vs DAL
@ NYJ
@ TB
Tennessee Titans 33% BYE
vs JAX
@ PIT
QB Streamers

Team Player Upcoming
IND Carson Wentz @ HOU
BYE
vs NE
MIA Tua Tagovailoa @ LV
vs DAL
@ PHI
NO Taysom Hill vs DAL
@ NYJ
@ TB

Get the reasoning behind the QB Streamer picks from The Fantasy Footballers on the Week 13 Waivers episode! Good luck on your waiver claims!

Comments

FANTASY DOG says:

hey lauren !! good stuff ! heard u on “good football show” – already p/u ‘d foreman- hill – (had waddle for ever ) – aiyuk – had jackson in alot of best ball – anyway we are in lockstep and i FOR SURE plan on listening to u for advice – btw- i am the best @ redraft – way too many championships !!!! i play @ yahoo- cbs- nfl-espn- jus sayin – u rock!!!

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