The Wire - Week 13
By Levi Ellis
Playoffs? Don’t talk about Playoffs. Are you kidding me, playoffs? That is a direct quote from the iconic Jim Mora interview. Jim Mora wasn’t ready to talk playoffs in that interview but you should be. We are one week away from the playoffs for most fantasy leagues so whether you’re still playing for the bye week, playing to make it in or just playing to be the spoiler, take a look at our week 13 waiver wire targets brought to you by DynastyProsfootball.com.
Week 12 Byes - Car & TB
Tier 1 Quarterbacks
Kirk Cousins - 34/45 307 yards, 3 TDs, 4 carries, 19 yards - If you stream QBs then Cousins should be a great play this week as he faces the Jaguars. Thielen may also be back for that game and that will only help. 20% of your remaining faab budget.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - 24/39 257 yards, 2 TDs, 3 carries, 10 yards - If Tua is still out, fire up Fitz against the Bengals this week. 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Taysom Hill - 9/16 78 yards, 1 int, 10 carries, 44 yards, 2 TDs - Taysom didn’t do much last week in the pass game but keep in mind he didn’t have to. They played the QB less Broncos and had control of the game from the start. This week the Saints face their division rival Falcons and I anticipate that Taysom will be throwing a lot more. 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Tier 2 Quarterbacks
PJ Walker - Carolina is on bye this week but it looked like Bridgewater got banged up there at the end of the game. If Bridgewater is expected to miss time after the bye then Walker is a great cheap pickup. He looked good in his one start and he adds the rushing upside. 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Gardner Minshew - Keep an eye to see if Minshew is healthy because if he is he should take back over as the starting QB. 5% of your remaining FAAB.
Mike Glennon - 20/35 235 yards, 2 TDs, 2 carries, 6 yards - If Minshew misses another game then Glennon is a deep league start. He was admirable in his first start and he has a plus matchup against the Vikings. Minimum bid only.
Best of the Rest (Tier 3)
Colt McCoy - 6/10 31 yards, 5 carries, 7 yards - If Daniel Jones misses time then McCoy will be the starter. McCoy is one of the better backup QBs in the league but don’t let your expectations get too high. He has the same weapons that Daniel Jones has had and you know what that has looked like. Minimum bid only.
Tier 1 Running Backs
Wayne Gallman - 24 carries, 94 yards, 1 TD, 5 targets, 3 catches, -3 yards - Gallman continues to impress and I don’t see how Devonta Freeman gets the job back when he’s healthy. Gallman should be owned in all formats and he’s playing like a RB1. 75% of your remaining faab budget.
Duke Johnson - 9 carries, 37 yards, 4 targets, 3 catches, 43 yards, 1 TD - I’m not a Duke guy but he looked good on Thanksgiving day and with them finally involving him in the passing game he has more value. 25% of your remaining faab budget.
Tier 2 Running Backs
Cam Akers - 9 carries, 84 yards, 1 TD - Akers is a guy that I have mentioned numerous times this season telling you to stash him. His time may finally be coming. He’s had back to back weeks with a touchdown and he’s getting decent opportunities. 20% of your remaining faab budget.
Damien Harris - 14 carries, 47 yards - Harris may be the best offensive player on the Patriots but the question remains, how much will they give him the ball? 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Myles Gaskin - If he’s healthy he likely takes back over as the starter. 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Latavious Murray - 19 carries, 124 yards, 2 Ds, 1 target, 1 catch, 2 yards - It’s doubtful that you can expect another week like this anytime soon but you can’t ignore this kind of production. 5% of your remaining faab budget.
James White - 5 carries, 18 yards, 2 TDs, 1 target, 1 catch, -1 yards - I thought with Burkhead out that White’s value would rise and I was right, however I thought it would be in the passing game and instead it came in the run game. His yardage and opportunities were not great but he scored twice. Don’t expect this kind of production each week but I like that he’s more involved. 5% of your remaining faab budget.
Devin Singletary - 11 carries, 82 yards, 3 targets, 3 catches, 20 yards - This is a tough backfield to have trust in but that’s not what I’m recommending here. RB continues to be a hard position so you could do worse. 5% of your remaining faab budget.
Best of the Rest (Tier 3 Running Backs)
Ito Smith - 12 carries, 65 yards, 1 TD, 5 targets, 4 catches, 10 yards - I only have interest if Gurley is out. Minimum bid only.
Zack Moss - 9 carries, 59 yards, 2 targets, 2 catches, 9 yards - I’m still a believer in his talent but he’s not getting the opportunities I had hoped for. Minimum bid only.
Jeff Wilson - 12 carries, 43 yards - Solid showing in his first week back from injury. He’s more of a stash in case something happens to Mostert again. Minimum bid only.
DeAndre Washington - 13 carries, 49 yards, 5 targets, 2 catches, 11 yards - If Gaskins and Ahmed are still out then Washington appears to be the beneficiary. Minimum bid only.
Tier 1 Wide Receivers
##Deebo Samuel## #1 Waiver Priority of the Week - 13 targets, 11 catches, 133 yards - In his first game back Deebo was a man amongst boys. He is just a beast with the ball in his hands and the 49ers do a good job of getting him the ball. 100% of your remaining faab budget.
Michael Pittman - 9 targets, 2 catches, 28 yards - I love the target total and I think better days are ahead. 40% of your remaining faab budget.
Corey Davis - 3 targets, 3 catches, 70 yards - Davis continues to be really good this year and the Titans continue to involve him. 30% of your remaining faab budget.
Nelson Agholor - 6 targets, 5 catches, 54 yards - Still the Raiders #1 WR. 25% of your remaining faab budget.
Allen Lazard - 6 targets, 4 catches, 23 yards, 1 TD - More opportunities will come. 25% of your remaining faab budget.
Cole Beasley - 4 targets, 2 catches, 25 yards, 1/1 20 yards, 1 TD - With John Brown out for at least two more weeks Beasley will be very involved and he’s one of the more under-appreciated WRs in the game. 20% of your remaining faab budget.
Sterling Shepard - 8 targets, 7 catches, 64 yards - Shepard looks like the best WR on this team but keep in mind it may be Colt McCoy starting this week. With that being said they play the Seahawks so you couldn’t ask for a better matchup. 20% of your remaining faab budget.
Tier 2 Wide Receivers
Gabriel Davis - 4 targets, 3 catches, 79 yards, 1 TD - Davis will also be very involved with John Brown out and he had a great game last week. He caught the TD pass from Beasley. 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Laviska Shenault - 4 targets, 3 catches, 31 yards, 1 carry, 6 yards - Shenault should get more opportunities moving forward and he has supreme talent. 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Sammy Watkins - 7 targets, 4 catches, 38 yards - The production wasn’t there last week in his first week back but his targets were and again he plays in a fantastic offense and with the best QB in the league. What’s not to like? 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Marvin Jones - 12 targets, 6 catches, 48 yards - His target volume continues to be really good but I expect this is the week that Golladay is back and if that is the case Jones value takes a deep dive. 5% of your remaining faab budget.
Jakobie Meyers - 6 targets, 5 catches, 52 yards - After a down week two weeks ago Meyers appeared to be back last week. 5% of your remaining faab budget.
Best of the Rest (Tier 3 Wide Receivers)
Josh Reynolds - 6 targets, 5 catches, 40 yards - The Rams like this guy and continue to involve him in the offense. 6 targets is worth a look. Minimum bid only.
Denzel Mims/Breshad Perriman - Both guys had 8 targets and 4 catches last week. Both guys also play for the Jets. If you’re really desperate then either guy could be a great boom or bust play but be more prepared for the bust. Still hard to beat 8 targets though. Minimum bid only.
Hunter Renfrow - 9 targets, 7 catches, 73 yards - I don’t have faith that he will consistently be involved but he has spurts where he is very productive so maybe this is the beginning to one of those spurts. Minimum bid only.
Dez Bryant - Dez was signed to the active roster for the Ravens but this article was written before the game against the Steelers so this mention is solely reliant upon the results from this upcoming game. If he performs well then happy bidding and if he doesn’t then just ignore. Minimum bid only.
Collin Johnson - 8 targets, 4 catches, 96 yards, 1 TD - This is just a deep league stab. If Glennon is the starter again and if Chark is out again then he could be worth a gamble. If either of those things are not the case then stay away for now. Minimum bid only.
Tier 1 Tight Ends
Rob Gronkowski - 7 targets, 6 catches, 106 yards - Not sure if he is available in your league but if he is you should be looking to acquire his services sooner rather than later. 40% of your remaining faab budget.
Robert Tonyan - 5 targets, 5 catches, 67 yards, 1 TD - Bobby Tonyan strikes again. It’s hard not to like Tonyan when he plays with a great QB and a lack of weapons in the passing game. 40% of your remaining faab budget.
Logan Thomas - 4 targets, 4 catches, 20 yards, 1 TD - Thomas continues to be among the TE league leaders in routes run and he typically has a safe floor. 20% of your remaining faab budget.
Tier 2 Tight Ends
Evan Engram - 9 targets, 6 catches, 129 yards - Where has this version of Engram been all season. Keep in mind he may be playing with a different QB next week but it’s hard to overlook this performance. 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Trey Burton - 6 targets, 3 catches, 1 TD - Burton isn’t a guy to get excited about but he continues to produce. 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Jordan Reed - 6 targets, 2 catches, 18 yards - Last week was not the week for Reed but he did have 6 targets and with how bad the TE position has been this year you could do worse. 10% of your remaining faab budget.
Will Dissly/Jacob Hollister - With Greg Olsen out for weeks and with their defense being so bad I think both guys are worth a stash. 5% of your remaining faab budget.
Best of the Rest (Tier 3 Tight Ends)
Drew Sample - 5 targets, 4 catches, 40 yards - I’m curious if Brandon Allen continues to look his way. Minimum bid only.
Dead to Me (redraft leagues only)
Cam Newton - I think we are seeing the last of Cam as a starting QB in the NFL
Leonard Fournette - Ronald Jones looks like the better player
Phillip Lindsay - Sounds like he may have a multi week injury
Matt Breida - Back from injury and still not involved. Maybe they just don’t like him.
Mark Ingram - Hasn’t been fantasy relevant for the whole season
Frank Gore - Yes he’s had back to back good games, yes you should still drop him
Joshua Kelley - Ekeler is back and that’s all you need to know
Marquise “Hollywood” Brown - Just stop waiting on this guy
N’Keal Harry - Have you seen their offense?
Mecole Hardman - His role is too inconsistent
Henry Ruggs - His role is too inconsistent
Alshon Jeffery - He may be back but he’s not back if you know what I mean
Jonnu Smith - What happened? A TE 1 early in the season and a drop candidate now
Jared Cook - Until Brees comes back he’s an afterthought
Tyler Higbee - Not consistently involved
Gerald Everett - Not consistently involved
Chris Herndon - Don’t waste your time
David Njoku - Why did you still own him?
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