Finest fantasy soccer waiver wire pickups for Week 13

Best fantasy football waiver wire pickups for Week 13

With all of the injuries and COVID issues that have emerged up to this week, we knew there would be ample opportunity for sleepers to hold their own among the top pickups of week 13 for fantasy waivers and free agent adds . That didn't really happen on Sunday, however, as handcuffed RBs Jordan Wilkins, Brian Hill and Matt Breida weren't even the best defenders on their teams, and very few passers and quarterbacks broke out under the radar. Cam Akers was one of the few Sleepers to get through in a big way, and Josh Jacobs, one of the few notable players who sustained a potential injury, opened the door to his handcuff, Devontae Booker.

Our full list of free agents has many potential flyers based on workload (Frank Gore, Sterling Shepard, Jordan Reed, etc.) but with the possible exceptions of Akers and Booker these are not safe things or "must-haves". As always, we also have a number of week 13 streaming recommendations at QB, TE and D / ST that can be found at the bottom of this list.

Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

With week 13 being the final week of the regular fantasy season, there's no reason to hold back your high waivers if you're battling for a spot in the playoffs. If you need a TE, use the top claim for Reed, Trey Burton, or Logan Thomas. You may regret it if you make it into the postseason, but you won't regret it if that is the difference between winning and losing this week. Same goes for a borderline WR3 (Shepard, Breshad Perriman, Corey Davis, etc.) or a streamer QB (Kirk Cousins, Ryan Fitzpatrick). Neither of them are worth major renouncement in a vacuum, but if this is the place you need then do whatever you can to get them.

Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker

Obviously, Akers, Booker, and perhaps Gore are the most valued players in general, and all three deserve a high waiver. However, if your lineup is solid and you don't need one of those backs, there's nothing wrong with holding on to your high standards and waiting to use them during the playoffs. – Matt Lutovsky

Unless otherwise stated, only players in less than 50 percent of the Yahoo Leagues considered will be considered.

  • # 1

    Devontae Booker, RB, Raiders

    Booker has seen more work lately, and with Josh Jacobs sustaining an ankle injury late in Las Vegas against the Falcons, it's possible that Booker will see even more touching in the near future. He's averaged 5.9 yards per carry this year, and while that will likely decrease when he starts, he could still do a lot of damage. Vegas has a cheap matchup against the Jets next week, so Booker is worth a pretty high waiver if Jacobs is out. – Matt Lutovsky

  • A week after his first NFL touchdown, Akersreally faced the 49ers. He only had nine rushes (one less than Darrell Henderson) but he posted 84 yards and a TD. To be fair, 61 of these yards came at once, but it's clear that Akersis the Rams are the most explosive and versatile back. By comparison, Henderson only had 19 yards on his 10 trages. It's only a matter of time before they start trusting Akers with even more touches. The Rams have cheap rushing matchups (@ Cardinals, vs. Patriots, vs. Jets) for the next several weeks, so Akers should be in a lot of fantasy playoff lineups. –ML

  • With La & # 39; Mical Perine (ankle) on IR, it was Gore who took on much of the workload for the Jets. Against the dolphins he got 21 touches and was able to generate a total of 86 yards. As long as he's got volume, Gore has a chance of posting roughly four yards per carry and could find the end zone in any given week. It's not a sexy game, but it should do well in a week 13 matchup against a mediocre Raiders defense. – Jacob Camenker

  • # 4

    Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens

    Edwards will take the lead for the Ravens on Tuesday with JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram on the COVID list. It is unclear if Dobbins and / or Ingram will be available for the Ravens in week 13 against the Cowboys. Therefore, Edwards must be used in the event that one (or both) players are unavailable. The Cowboys have one of the weakest defenses in the league so Edwards could easily find a way to the end zone if all goes according to plan. –JC

  • # 5

    Brian Hill, RB, Falcons

    Hill got the start, leading the Falcons in carry (13), but he finished with just 54 yards and gave Ito Smith a touchdown at garbage time. Despite the disappointing performance, fantasy owners should focus more on the fact that Hill clearly brought the Hawks back when things were near, and as long as Todd Gurley (knee) stays out, Hill should head the Atlanta Quasi-Committee. Atlanta has a tough matchup against New Orleans next week, but all starting RBs have some value in the imagination, so Hill is worth winning as potential flex-inbetter matchups like Week 14 versus the Chargers and Week 16 versus the Chiefs . – Matt Lutovsky

  • # 6

    Jordan Wilkins, RB, Colts

    Jonathan Taylor was added to the Colts COVID list on Friday. He missed week 12 and it's unclear when he could return for the team. After Taylor knocked out, Nyheim Hines did most of the work outside of the Colts' field, but Wilkins had 57 yards with just nine touches during the game. His week 13 opponent, the Texans, allowed more rush gardens than any other team in the NFL. So if Taylor can't go back, Wilkins has a chance to do well and make his way into flex territory. –JC

  • # 7

    Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants

    Shepard is owned in 52 percent of the Yahoo leagues, but he deserves to be obsessed in more than that. He's one of the most consistent receivers in the league, and against the Bengals in week 12 he led the Giants at receptions (7), logging 64 yards. Shepard is a weekly WR3 in PPR formats and a rewarding flex in standard formats. In week 13, Shepard plays a Seahawks defense that has given WRs the most fantasy points per game this year, so he might do even better in this competition whether Daniel Jones or Colt McCoy are quarterback. –JC

  • # 8th

    Allen Lazard, WR, Packers

    Lazard took four out of six goals for 23 yards and a TD on Sunday night, making him second among all Packers receivers on goals. It seems clear that he is number 2 behind Davante Adams and that could lead to a lot of Fantasy Points in any matchup. With the upcoming games against Philadelphia, Detroit, Carolina and Tennessee, Lazard has WR3 on its head the rest of the way. –ML

  • # 9

    Corey Davis, WR, Titans

    Davis had 70 reception yards against the Colts' strong defenses, and in the last five games has received an average of 75 reception yards per game. The Titans can play the Browns, Jaguars and Lions for the next three weeks, so Davis should have the chance to be a WR3 / Flex each for the next three weeks. That also makes it one of the more attractive targets for the fantasy playoffs as it has been pretty consistent over the past few weeks. –JC

  • # 10

    Breshad Perriman, WR, Jets

    Perriman saw eight Sam Darnold targets in week 12, four overtaking for 79 yards. He has averaged more than 20 yards per catch in his last three games and has scored three goals in that time, allowing him to cause damage in weeks 13 and 14 against the Raiders and Seahawks. He's on the rise as a deep playmaker so he can make good choices for the fantasy playoffs. –JC

  • # 11

    Denzel Mims, WR, Jets

    Mims saw eight targets from Sam Darnold against the dolphins and turned them into four catches for 67 yards. The rookie continues to establish himself as a solid external receiver and could work his way into the flex area in favorable upcoming matchups against the Raiders and the Seahawks. –JC

  • # 12

    Keelan Cole, WR, Jaguars

    Cole saw six goals in week 12, which was the second most common on the team. Despite only having three catches for 44 yards, he's posted at least 100 yards or a TD in five games this season. As long as DJ Chark (Ribs) and Chris Conley (Hip) are out, Cole has the edge. In week 13 he gets another cheap matchup against the Vikings. So think of it as a boom-or-bust WR3. –JC

  • # 13

    Nelson Agholor, WR, Raiders

    Agholor was easily Vegas' best receiver that year, and while disappointed with a great matchup with Atlanta in Week 12, he took five of six goals for 54 yards. That shows he has decent soil, at least in cheap matchups, and he should be prepared for another decent show next week against the Jets. – ML

  • # 14

    Jakobi Meyers, WR, Patriots

    Cam Newton did nine passes in Week 12, five of which went to Meyers. The former NC State uncovered free agent had five catches for 52 yards against the Cardinals and is clearly one of two targets Newton can comfortably throw at (the other is Damiere Byrd). The Patriots face the Chargers in Week 13, so Meyers should do well in another decent matchup, provided Newton isn't overheated by Jeoy Bosa. –JC

  • # 15

    Gabriel Davis, WR, bills

    David led the Bills with 79 yards and a TD against the Chargers in Week 12. He only had three catches and four targets, but the rookie was able to make some big games with John Brown out of the line-up. The quick veteran will be out at least two more games with an ankle injury, so Davis should be a potential flex game against the 49ers (21.9 FPPG versus WRs) and the Steelers (24.6 FPPG versus WRs). –JC

  • # 16

    Trey Burton, TE, Colts

    Early against the Titans it was the Trey Burton Show for the Colts. Burton caught a skilled TD while well covered and ended the day with three catches, 42 yards on six targets (third highest on the team). Philip Rivers loves to throw at his TEs, so Burton should keep getting a uniform look. The Colts will play the Texans, Raiders, and Texans again in their next three games. These three teams are in the middle of the path against TEs, so Burton should continue to be a frontier TE1. –JC

  • # 17

    Logan Thomas, TE, Washington

    Thomas went on his formidable streak of seeing at least four goals per game against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, and caught them all for 20 yards and a TD. Thomas leads Washington in the Red Zone Goals of the Year at 12 and should keep trying to score. He's playing the Steelers in week 13 and they've been the best of the NFL against TEs that year, but Thomas still has TD potential and his target floor will make him a solid low-end starter in PPR formats. As thin as TE is, having a player with solid ground is never bad. –JC

  • # 18

    Jordan Reed, TE, 49er

    Reed may only have caught two passes for 18 yards against the Rams, but he saw six targets that day. That was second place in the 49ers behind only Deebo Samuel (13). In week 13, Reed takes over the bills that allowed a league high of 709 to receive TEs this year. If Reed can hit another six or more goals, he should be far more successful than against the Rams. –JC

  • # 19

    T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts

    Hilton had his best game of the season against the Titans when he recorded 81 yards and his first TD of the year. Granted, the Colts had been through most of the game and had a lot of junk to produce, but it's still significant. Hilton will play the Texans in two of their next three games, and the Texans have allowed the fifth most FPPG for WRs this year (28.4). Perhaps Hilton can break some long catches in these competitions. –JC

  • # 20

    Michael Pittman, WR, Colts

    Pittman only had two catches for 28 yards against the Titans, but it wasn't for lack of opportunity. He saw nine targets, second only to Nyheim Hines & # 39; 10, and continued his ascent on the Colts' depth map. Pittman should continue to attract Philip Rivers' attention and he could have a great game against the Texans in Week 13. The Texans have fought WRs this year. So if Pittman hits nine goals again, he should have a big day. –JC

  • # 21

    Emmanuel Sanders, WR, saint

    Taysom Hill only had to throw 78 yards on Sunday to beat the Broncos and their fifth QB, but he'll have to do more in Week 13 to beat the Falcons. The Falcons are weak against receivers and have the third most admitted FPPG to the position this season (2/29). That gives Sanders a chance to be a rewarding streamer as he posted four catches for 66 yards when the Saints played against Atlanta in Week 11. –JC

  • # 22

    Collin Johnson, WR, Jaguars

    With DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) in week 12, Johnson led the Jaguars in goals (8) and yards (96) and got a touchdown. With an inexpensive matchup against a Viking defense that has enabled the fourth most FPPG for WRs, Johnson should be added, especially if you are an owner of Chark and need extra receiver depth. –JC

  • # 23

    Hunter Renfrow, WR, Raiders

    Renfrow led the Raiders against Atlanta in Catches (7), Aims (9) and Yards (73) in Week 12. That's promising enough to make him a real streaming option in a similarly inexpensive matchup against the Jets next week. –ML

  • # 24

    Alexander Mattison, RB, Vikings

    It looked like Mattison might have a chance to get some broadcasts after Dalvin Cook left the game after an apparent ankle injury in the third quarter. Cook returned to action, however, and Mattison only had two carry and six yards in play. Even so, Mattison is well worth handcuffing as it will likely be a large volume action if Cook ever has to miss time. –JC

  • # 25

    Ito Smith, RB, Falcons

    Smith played second fiddle for most of week 12 after Brian Hill, but took over in the fourth quarter and ended up with 65 yards and a score of 12 carry. He also caught four out of five targets for 10 yards. Smith could have made more playing time on his performance, and if Todd Gurley (knee) is out, he'll have an upward trend in cheap matchups like Week 14 versus the Chargers and Week 16 versus the Chiefs. –ML

  • # 26

    Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos

    The Broncos' week 12 game against the Saints, in which they lost all four quarterbacks due to COVID logs, isn't particularly important. One notable thing is that Phillip Lindsay suffered a knee injury and did not return to the game. If Lindsay has to miss the time, Freeman could end up making more carry as the Broncos tend to split carry between two backs in normal games. Melvin Gordon would be the clear top back, but Freeman (eight stretches, 50 yards in week 12) would have at least some flex / handcuff potential, depending on the severity of Lindsay's injury. The Broncos will play the Chiefs and Panthers in the coming weeks, so Freeman should be able to post decent numbers in these matchups if he gets the chance to wear the stone. –JC

  • # 27

    Jimmy Graham, TE, bears

    Graham has been one of the most targeted shortages in the NFL that season. He saw 5.7 per game, which is good for 10th place in the NFL. Week 13 will see Graham face the Lions, a team that have done well against TEs this year but have placed at least 50 yards in four straight games, along with four receiving TDs. Graham should be able to take advantage of this so that he can be considered a top waiver wire streamer this week. –JC

  • # 28

    Dalton Schultz, TE, Cowboys

    Schultz was only 24 yards against Washington on Thanksgiving, but he achieved all five of his goals. He's seen 6.1 goals per game this year and will always have high ground because the cowboys have a tendency to throw a lot. A week 13 matchup with the Ravens may not look appetizing on paper, but it's worth noting that the Ravens have 18 players on the COVID list and may do without some of their defensive players against the Cowboys. And after that, Schultz plays the Bengals, 49ers and Eagles, so it's worth sticking to for the fantasy playoffs. – JC

  • # 29

    Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings

    Even without Adam Thielen, cousins ​​were able to set up 307 yards and three TDs against the Panthers. He lost some fiddling, but the TDs made up for it. Next week, Cousins ​​will take on the Jaguars, who gave the third-highest FPPG to QBs this year (23). That should make Cousins ​​the safest QB streamer of the week. –JC

  • # 30

    Derek Carr, QB, Raiders

    Carr just had a miserable game against the Falcons in which he flipped the ball four times and didn't record a TD. Despite this poor performance against a lackluster opponent, Carr can be trusted as QB1 against the low jets. He has multiple TDs in seven of his eleven games this year, so he should get back in shape in another easy matchup. –JC

  • # 31

    Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, dolphins

    With Tua Tagovailoa (thumbs up), Ryan Fitzpatrick was an absolutely solid streaming option against the Jets in week 12. He posted 252 yards and two TDs and put 10 yards on the floor. Tagovailoa are also likely to miss next week's game against the Bengals, so Fitzpatrick should have a chance to cause some damage against a Bengals defense that was mid-road against QBs this year. – JC

  • # 32

    Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns

    Mayfield had his second-best passing game of the year in week 12. He threw 258 yards and two TDs at the Jaguars and looked comfortable with a knee injury for the first time since Odell Beckham Jr. Next week, Mayfield will face the Titans who are in the top 10 FPPG QBs this season. Hence, it should be a decent streamer and a potential bargain DFS game. –JC

  • # 33

    Jalen Hurts, QB, Eagles

    Carson Wentz is in the middle of the worst season of his professional career, leading the NFL in Interceptions (14), Fumbles (10) and Sacks (40). According to the latest Scuttlebutt, Jalen Hurts has received some first-team reps and could show more action against the Seahawks on Monday night. If the Eagles fall out of the playoff picture, Hurts could make a start or two on the track to give him some experience and give Wentz a chance to reset and rebuild his confidence. Hurts is a great runner so he could be an intriguing streaming option if he takes over. –JC

  • # 34

    Washington soccer team D / ST

    Washington's matchup against the Steelers may not look too good, but not many defensive streamers are available this week. Washington has the league’s # 1 defensive pass, averaging 3.3 bags per game this season, good for the third most in the NFL. They should have a chance to put pressure on Ben Roethlisberger and as long as they get pressure they will have a high bag bottom. Feel free to pick them up, and even if you have better options than them in week 13, week 14 matchup with the 49ers and Nick Mullens should be a solid place to trust them. – JC

  • # 35

    Las Vegas Raiders D / ST

    The Raiders defense has been up and down this season, but they should have a strong week against the Jets. For most of the season, the Jets have ranked last in the NFL in terms of rating and overall length, and while their receiving corps is now healthy, they are still having major problems moving the ball. The Raiders don't topple passers-by well, but they should be able to make some sales like they did against the Hawks. –JC

  • The Lions have only allowed the Texans 41 points, but they can take on a Bears team that has ranked second-worst in the NFL this season in both yards per game and punchline per game. If the Lions can get some of their injured defenders back and respond well to Matt Patricia being fired, they should have a chance to fight hard and limit the bears' offense in this competition. –JC