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Week 13 Waiver Wire/Free Agent Targets

Week 

Upcoming Bye Weeks

Week 13: CAR, CLE, GB, TEN

Week 14: IND, MIA, NE, PHI

 

QB

Taysom Hill

Grasping at straws here for a QB1 this late in the season and Taysom may be swooping in to save the day. He is getting all the QB1 reps in New Orleans this week and is expected to start Thursday for the Saints against the Cowboys. He is a dynamic runner with a strong arm but not much accuracy. His legs give him a great floor and high ceiling. Snag him if you need a QB.

Tua Tagovailoa 

Tua put together another nice outing against a good Carolina defense going 27/31 for 230 and 1 TD. He is offering a high floor with a good matchup against the Giants presenting a high ceiling. This is a one week bridge as Miami has a bye week in Week 14.

Carson Wentz

Wentz gets the Texans this week. This is always a nice smash spot. I don’t see the Colts letting up the gas as they are on a mission with the Titans crumbling with injuries. The Colts could realistically throw up 40+ this week and it is unlikely it comes from 5 Jonathan Taylor TDs again. The Colts will have a Week 14 Bye so this is a 1 week stop gap.

Daniel Jones

Jones has not played well since his early season “breakout”. He gets a good matchup in Miami in Week 13 where I do expect both teams to score a little bit. Mixing in some rushing and Kitchens calling plays, Jones should be good for a solid floor of 15+ fantasy points.

 

RB

Alexander Mattison

This one is a no brainer. Dalvin Cook dislocated his shoulder in the loss to the 49ers Sunday. Even if Cook is out 2-3 weeks, Mattison is a plug and play RB1/2 while Cook is out. The Vikings next 3 games are the Loins, Steelers, & Bears. All 3 are average to above average matchups for Mattison.

Jamaal Williams

Swift could miss some time. The immediate diagnosis was “day to day” according to Dan Campbell. They do have the extended week for Swift to rest. Once Swift exited, Williams saw 63% of the snaps and got 20 touches. He isn’t a talent like Swift but the Lions do love him.

Matt Breida

Breida has emerged as the favorite in this Buffalo backfield the last 3 weeks and some around the industry view him as a league winner. I’m not quite ready to go there just yet but he does look like the best of the 3 backs. So much so, the Bills made Moss a healthy inactive. They are working to see which back will fit the best as they make a playoff push and Breida is giving them the most juice. He was still outpaced by Singletary who ate up 15 carries to Breida’s 9. If he can secure the lead role, he will be a solid FLEX option as the season comes to a close.

Dontrell Hilliard

Hilliard busted a long 68-yard TD Sunday against the Patriots. The Titans are STRUGGLING to find anyone with talent on the offensive side of the ball but Hilliard may be close to taking over the profitable points in this backfield. He finished with 12 carries for 131 yards and a TD but showed more burst than Foreman. Foreman put up a solid line himself of 19 for 109 but Hilliard is the Titans preferred receiver moving forward. Couple big play ability with the receiving work and Hilliard is a viable RB2/FLEX. The reason he is not higher is due to the Titans having a Bye in Week 13.

Ameer Abdullah

CMC is out for the season. Some may rush to get Hubbard but the team likes Abdullah a lot more than the rookie. Also, Ameer has been getting all of the air work. He saw 6 targets Sunday in the big loss to Miami. 

 

WR

Van Jefferson

The Rams get the Jags this week after losing in Green Bay. This is a get right spot for the Rams and Van has consistently been targeted week in and week out. As predicted, he has secured the Robert Woods role in this offense. Over the last 3 weeks Jefferson has a target count of 7, 7, & 9. He is an every week starter with a high ceiling if he can bring in a deep ball like he did against the Packers.

LaViska Shenault

Viska saw 9 targets in the Jaguars first game without the amazing Jamal Agnew. Urban Meyer said in a press conference before the game that they needed to get Shenault the ball more and even out of the backfield on some rush attempts. This didn’t happen against the Falcons which is as easy of a match-up as you will get. However, the 9 targets are very promising. The Jags lost Dan Arnold to a knee injury so someone has to catch the ball in Jacksonville. My money is on the short, high percentage targets for Shenault and hope he breaks out. Volume is king with this one.

Russell Gage

Gage has emerged as the #1 receiving threat for the Atlanta Falcons. Teams are focusing on stopping Pitts and doing their best to stop Patterson. This is leaving Gage with a lot of softer matchups that he is very capable of winning. He has 15 targets over his last 2 games with a stat line of 11/111/1. 

Josh Reynolds

Reynolds paced the Lions receiving core in Week 12 tying Jamaal Williams with a team high of 5 targets, snagging 3 of them for 70 yards. Highlighted with a 39 yard TD on the first drive, Reynolds showed some chemistry with Goff. The Lions need someone who somewhat resembles and alpha and that could be Reynolds.

 

TE

Foster Moreau

If Waller is out, Moreau assumes the starting TE duties. He is a legit TE1 if Waller sits. If Waller is active, Moreau is not startable.

Cole Kmet

Kmet brought in 8 of his 11 targets for 65 yards. As long as Dalton is under center, Kmet is a weekly starter. If Fields is announced the starter at any point, Kmet becomes an emergency start only.

Jack Doyle

Doyle has come to life as of recently. I’ve been hesitant to buy in but Wentz just keeps connecting with the 31-year old TE. He isn’t going to take the top off but he is a great security blanket showing flashes of old. He led the Colts in yards in Week 12 with a 6/81/1 stat line on 8 targets. He has been targeted 17 times over his last 3 games and the Colts get the Texans in Week 13.

Gerald Everett

The Seahawks offense looks like dog shit but one bright spot has been Everett. Everett has all of the talent in the world, he just needs the targets. With DK and Lockett taking a lot of the coverage over top, it is leaving Everett open underneath. Over his last 3 weeks he has 21 targets for 16 catches, 137 yards and a score. My hesitancy is his floor which we saw 4 weeks ago of 1 catch for 7 yards. The Seahawks seem determined to continue to suck but there is a slim chance they switch up their style leaving Everett with a few floor games in the coming weeks before they realize their season is over.

 

DST

ARI

The Cards are coming off of a bye and get the Bears who have given up a league high in sacks this year.

MIN

The Vikings should get back on the tracks as they face the lowly Lions. If the Lions don’t have Swift, this matchup is even juicier. 

IND 

The Colts should be widely available after facing the Bucs but they get the Texans in Week 13.

 

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