Fantasy Football Week 13 Waiver Wire Guide

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Fantasy Football Week 13 Waiver Wire Guide

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Fantasy Football Week 13 Waiver Wire Guide

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The fantasy playoffs are just two weeks away and teams are looking for a late-season boost to their rosters. There are only two more weeks of byes (Arizona and Carolina are on bye this week) which should come as a relief to fantasy managers everywhere. Whether you are looking for a season-saving streamer or a league-winning gem for your playoff run, here are the top players to add on the waiver wire in Week 13.

Quarterback

Deshaun Watson (43.1% rostered on ESPN)

Deshaun Watson is officially back from his 11-game suspension and possesses extreme fantasy upside. He has averaged over 20 fantasy points in each of his four seasons as a starter, and is now on a Cleveland Browns team with a strong supporting cast and structure. The waiver wire is barren at quarterback at this point in the year making Watson a rare commodity.

Marcus Mariota (42.4% rostered on ESPN)

This week’s stream of the week is Marcus Mariota. He has not played great football over the past few weeks, but has a strong matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game in the NFL. Mariota is typically seen as a high-floor play thanks to his rushing ability but has a higher ceiling this week than usual.

Jordan Love (0.3% rostered on ESPN)

Aaron Rodgers injured his rib on Sunday night and Jordan Love flashed as his replacement. Rodger’s status for next week against the Chicago Bears is uncertain. The Bears defense is one of the worst in the NFL, and just gave up 300 passing yards to Mike White. Love may not start, but if he does he has the potential to put up massive numbers and is available in all leagues.

Running Back

Gus Edwards (40.5% rostered on ESPN)

The Gus Bus returned from injury and was immediately a bell-cow running back again. Edwards ran the ball 16 times for 52 yards and a touchdown. If he can stay healthy, and that is a big if, he can be a reliable starter thanks to his workhorse volume. That upside is worth it with the playoffs approaching.

Kyren Williams (19.4% rostered on ESPN)

The lone bright spot for the Rams offense on Sunday was rookie running back Kyren Williams. Williams ran the ball 11 times and caught three passes in the loss to Kansas City. He is the clear third down back on a team that is down in most games. His workload has steadily increased each week since his debut. Williams may not be a league winner, but he can be a productive fantasy piece for the rest of the season.

Samaje Perine (49.3% rostered on ESPN)

Backup running backs are expected to fill in and be reliable, and that is exactly what Samaje Perine did against the Titans. The Bengal carried a heavy workload and produced both as a rusher and receiver. Joe Mixon is back this week, but Perine proved that he should be rostered in all leagues as a handcuff.

Chuba Hubbard (17.5% rostered on ESPN)

Chuba Hubbard is fully healthy again and saw serious volume on Sunday. He logged 17 carries in the Panthers win. Hubbard is the better receiving option between himself and D’Onta Foreman, but due to Carolina’s wire-to-wire victory he was not targeted. The Panthers are not a great football team and should be in pass-heavy game scripts which favors Hubbard. The Carolina backfield is a true split and Hubbard should find himself back on fantasy rosters.

JaMycal Hasty (0.8% rostered on ESPN)

The Jaguars offense did not miss a beat when Travis Etienne exited early in the game with an injury. Early reports are optimistic that he will not miss time, but JaMycal Hasty is worth an add as insurance. He proved himself to be a reliable backup, scoring 18 fantasy points. He caught five catches in the midst of Jacksonville’s victory and should be considered a rosterable handcuff running back.

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