Waiver Wire Targets for Week 13

Things are predictably thin on the waiver wire, but you can still get value at the RB and WR positions if you need to fill out your flex positions.  Tight end is extremely sparse.  If you’re hurting there, I’d make Jelani Woods your priority as he’s the only one left with “difference maker” potential … and even then, that’s only if the Colts decide to consolidate targets at the TE position.


  1. WR, George Pickens
  2. RB, Brian Robinson Jr.
  3. RB, Isiah Pacheco
  4. RB, Zonovan Knight
  5. WR, Treylon Burks
  6. TE, Jelani Woods

Players Probably On Rosters, but Available in 15%-30% of Leagues Out There:

  1. RB, D’Onta Foreman – available in 17% of leagues.  Somehow his availability INCREASED last week.  I don’t get it.
  2. WR, Garrett Wilson – he has excelled when the Jets have played anyone other than Zach Wilson. 
  3. RB, Jeff Wilson Jr. – Available in 14% of leagues.  He’s still the #1 back on a high scoring team. 
  4. WR, Chirstian Watson – Available in 25% of leagues.  The Packers still aren’t heavily targeting the rookie.  That could change with Aaron Rodgers’ injury situation.
  5. TE, David Njoku – Available in 19% of leagues.  Watson should return this week and that should give Njoku a bit of a lift.
  6. QB, Geno Smith – available in 15% of leagues.  He continues to put up top 10 performances.


  1. Deshaun Watson – if you don’t care about the off field stuff, now is the time.  I personally can’t bring myself to do it, lol.
  2. Trevor Lawrence – he’s been heating up lately
  3. Mike White – as long as Zach Wilson isn’t throwing the ball for the Jets, they score a lot of points.  He had a great week last week and could build on that as we close out the season.

Running Back

  1. Brian Robinson Jr. – he broke through this past week.  Things have been going well for Washington the past month.
  2. Isiah Pacheco – he continues to improve and strengthen his hold of the Chiefs backfield. 
  3. Zonovan Knight – he passed James Robinson on the depth chart this weekend.  Michael Carter is banged up.  The Jets offense is improving with the QB change.  Knight could be a significant boost for you as we close out the NFL and fantasy seasons.
  4. Gus Edwards – he’s back and looked solid last week.
  5. JK Dobbins – he is the better of the Ravens backs, but I expect the Ravens to slowly ease him back onto the field in the hopes of having him ready to roll for the playoffs.  Edwards is your guy for the rest of the fantasy season in my opinion, but Dobbins’ value SHOULD increase by the week.
  6. Rachaad White – he does well when he’s in the game.  Though, I do expect him to give production back to Fournette once the starting back is recovered.
  7. Latavius Murray – I’m not excited about it, but he is the best back on the Broncos.
  8. Cam Akers/Kyren Williams – Just in case anyone wants to be burned again by the Rams backfield again…  Akers is doing more with his carries than Williams is, but Williams is more of a factor in the passing game.  It’s the same old story in Los Angeles – you probably can’t count on either, but if you’re desperate, you can give one a shot.  My pick would be Williams for what that’s worth.

Wide Receiver

  1. George Pickens – he’s still available in about 1/3 of the leagues out there.
  2. Treylon Burks – he had a jump in snap share percentage this week, but he’s still trailing Woods and Westbrook-Ikhine.  He’ll be a legit #1 receiver in 2023, but I’m still hoping he climbs to that level in time for the playoffs.    
  3. Allen Robinson – he’s been injured, but he’ll be the #1 Rams receiver for the rest of the fantasy season. 
  4. Donovan Peoples-Jones – it was an ugly game last week for Peoples-Jones, but he has Watson coming back this week.  I’ll be very interested to see what he does with the QB change.
  5. Greg Dortch – he missed last week, but should be back soon.
  6. Parris Campbell – he had a poor performance against the Steelers, but that happens.  He still has value for your team moving forward (as long as Ryan remains the starter).

Tight End

  1. Jelani Woods – the rookie put up 8 receptions and 98 yards on 9 targets.  That’s definitely worth looking into.
  2. Hayden Hurst – just keep in mind his productivity will probably decrease when Chase hits the field again
  3. Tyler Conklin – I’m sticking with the Jets QB theme.  As long as Wilson isn’t throwing the ball, I like several of these pass catchers to improve.
  4. Cole Kmet – his production was down last week as Fields was held out.  I still like his long term potential and spot-start ability in 2022.
  5. Greg Dulich – he has talent, but this Broncos offense is dreadful.  If you’re in a dynasty league, I’m fine stashing him for next season, but you can’t count on him for a playoff run.
  6. Trey McBride – he’s trending in the wrong direction, but I will give him another week before removing him from the list.

Defense/Special Teams

  1. Baltimore Ravens vs Denver Broncos – The Ravens defense has been improving throughout the season and they match up vs a struggling offense in Baltimore this week.
  2. Cleveland Browns vs Houston Texans – The Browns defense has been playing well all season and the offense should be able to maintain increased possession, which will help the unit
  3. Washington Commanders vs NY Giants – These two teams are seemingly moving in opposite directions.  I like Washington’s defense to generate a couple of turnovers this week.

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