Despite the fact that the bye weeks are over, our full free agent record is full of potential streamers for subsequent week. Clearly, that is most essential for TEs and D/STs, however there are a number of WRs and even a QB who might assist for those who do not just like the matchups of your typical starters. There are additionally some must-have handcuffs, together with Nyheim Hines, who, just like the aforementioned Jackson, might reap the benefits of an harm. The QBs, TEs and D/STs might be discovered on the end of this record.
If it is win-or-go-home for you in Week 13, there’s clearly no level in saving your waiver declare. For those who’re safely within the playoffs (or, even higher, have a first-round bye), then try to be planning forward for Weeks 14 or 15 (or possibly even 16). Which means being energetic in free company or probably even utilizing a low declare on a high-upside participant with good matchups. You in all probability should not burn a excessive declare simply in case a giant RB harm occurs within the subsequent couple weeks, however constructing bench depth and grabbing handcuffs is essential.
Prime fantasy soccer waiver wire pickups for Week 13
Except in any other case famous, solely gamers owned in fewer than 50 p.c of Yahoo leagues thought-about.
Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens. The Ravens offense appeared totally different in Jackson’s second begin, as his speeding makes an attempt went from 27 to 11, and his move makes an attempt went 19 to 25. His speeding yards (71 this week) have been nonetheless strong, and his passing yards (178) improved by 28. Most essential, he scored two TDs this in comparison with final week’s goose-egg. A report surfaced Sunday that Jackson might proceed beginning even when Joe Flacco (hip) is wholesome, and if he does, he’ll have legit fantasy worth. His speeding skill provides him a excessive flooring, and the extra he is allowed to throw, the upper ceiling he has in any given week. With matchups in opposition to Atlanta, Kansas Metropolis, and Tampa Bay within the subsequent three weeks, Jackson has top-10 upside.
Carlos Hyde, RB, Jaguars. With Leonard Fournette suspended for throwing a punch (after which persevering with to verbally spar with Payments gamers on his option to the locker room), it is potential he may very well be dealing with a one-game suspension. That makes Carlos Hyde vital pickup. Hyde is owned in solely 37 p.c of Yahoo leagues, and it’ll doubtless take a waiver transfer to get him, even when we do not know for certain whether or not Fournette is suspended by Tuesday night time. Hyde had 10 carries in Week 12 in opposition to Buffalo, and a Week 13 matchup in opposition to the Colts is not intimidating, particularly contemplating what Fournette did in opposition to them in Week 10 (109 whole yards, two TDs).
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LeGarrette Blount, RB, Lions. Taking on for Kerryon Johnson (knee), Blount dominated in a troublesome Week 12 matchup in opposition to the Bears, working 19 instances for 88 yards and two scores. If Johnson is out in Week 13 — a really actual risk — Blount ought to see double-digit touches once more in a greater matchup in opposition to the Rams. With the Lions all however out of the playoff image, it is unlikely they will rush Johnson again, so Blount might have worth within the fantasy playoffs. With Week 14 and 15 matchups in opposition to Arizona and Buffalo, Blount might actually repay.
Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns. Two rookie QBs among the many high Week 13 waiver pickups? That is uncommon, nevertheless it’s warranted. Mayfield has come alive within the second half, producing a number of TDs in 5 straight video games (13 whole). In opposition to Cincinnati, he posted a career-high 4 TDs, and he did not flip it over for the second straight recreation. Over his previous 5 contests, he is solely turned it over twice. A string of favorable matchups have contributed to Mayfield’s success — and the street is about to get harder with Houston, Carolina and Denver on the schedule — however a Week 16 dwelling matchup in opposition to the Bengals awaits. Savvy fantasy homeowners who nonetheless count on to be taking part in for some cash ought to scoop Mayfield up now. Based mostly on how nicely he is performed not too long ago, he might have worth in a few of these different matchups, notably at dwelling in opposition to Carolina in Week 14.
Justin Jackson, RB, Chargers. Melvin Gordon was “questionable” for Week 12 due to left knee and hamstring accidents, and he suffered a proper knee harm within the third quarter of Sunday’s recreation in opposition to Arizona. He left gingerly, and preliminary stories stated he was “very emotional” on the sideline and being consoled by teammates and coaches. That is by no means a very good signal. If it’s a severe harm, Austin Ekeler would take over because the Chargers’ lead again, however Justin Jackson would even be concerned, as he was in Week 12 when he rushed seven instances for 57 yards. The 6-0, 199-pound rookie was a well-liked preseason sleeper, however he had solely carried the ball 5 instances previous to Week 12. The Chargers will not overuse Ekeler within the working recreation due to how essential he’s as a receiver, so Jackson might see double-digit touches some video games. In Weeks 14 and 15 in opposition to Cincinnati and Buffalo, respectively, that may very well be sufficient to repay as a FLEX.
For extra potential waiver wire/free agent potentialities, together with streamers at each place and essential RB handcuffs, examine our full Week 13 record.