Week 13 Fantasy football waiver wire pickups to make
The fantasy football waiver wire can often make or break your season. Making the right decision on which players to add and drop is crucial, so we have you set up with a deep list of potential waiver wire adds for Week 13.
Remember, we cast a wide net every week in our waiver wire advice. Below you’ll see recommendations for shallow, regular, and deep leagues. Players are listed in order of priority and the suggested auction budget percentage is in parentheses.
Keep in mind that some leagues may be more aggressive or conservative in terms of bidding, so know your league tendencies. Regardless of the size of your league, it’s suggested that you work your way down the list and prioritize the top players in your waiver claims for this week.
Shallow leagues (8-10 teams)
Jameis Winston, TB (25-50%) — Winston could lose his job at any minute, but he showed last week that he can rack up fantasy points in the Bucs high-powered offense.
Gus Edwards, BAL (50-100%) — Edwards notched his second-straight 100-yard game and now appears to be locked in as the Ravens’ lead back. He’s in the RB2 conversation in fantasy.
Josh Adams, PHI (50-100%) — The Eagles finally came to their senses and fed Adams the ball in Week 12. Expect a healthy workload to continue going forward.
Josh Reynolds, LAR (50-100%) — He’s still available in 66% of leagues and is primed for an every-down role in a potent offense down the stretch.
John Brown, BAL (20-40%) — Sure, he only caught one ball last week, but Brown did see a healthy eight targets.
Cameron Brate, TB (25-50%) — If he’s available, Brate is this week’s must-add at tight end.
Regular leagues (12 teams)
Baker Mayfield, CLV (15-30%) — The new coaching regime is playing to Mayfield’s strengths. He’s thrown seven touchdowns over the last two games.
Josh Allen, BUF (5-10%) — Allen was a surprise top-10 fantasy play this past week. He offers upside with his legs, but also comes with loads of volatility.
Theo Riddick, DET (10-20%) — Detroit is losing pass-catchers left and right so Riddick should continue to see volume as a receiver.
Carlos Hyde, CLV (5-10%) — We expect Hyde to lead the Jags in carries with Leonard Fournette sidelined, but T.J Yeldon is the preferred fantasy play.
Adam Humphries, TB (15-30%) — Humphries doesn’t come with a ton of upside, but he’s scored four times over the last month.
David Moore, SEA (10-20%) — Moore has emerged as a solid red-zone option with upside for the Seahawks.
Curtis Samuel, CAR (10-20%) — His role continues to expand for the Panthers. Samuel’s versatility is appealing for fantasy purposes.
Josh Doctson, WAS (7-15%) — He saw his first double-digit target game of the season last week, catching six balls for 66 yards.
Donte Moncrief, JAX (3-5%) — It’s tough to love anything in the Jaguars’ passing game, but Moncrief offers upside if you’re desperate for wide receiver help.
Antonio Callaway, CLV (3-5%) — He’s a big play waiting to happen, but Callaway also comes with loads of volatility.
Chris Herndon, NYJ (10-20%) — Herndon posted a career-best seven catches in Week 12.
David Njoku, CLV (10-20%) — Njoku has been streaky this season, but he flashed fantasy upside with an impressive touchdown last week.
Deep leagues (14-plus teams)
Colt McCoy, WAS (1%) — He isn’t in play in most leagues, but McCoy should be owned in 2QB leagues.
Justin Jackson, LAC (1%) — Jackson is a deep name to know after a few impressive runs last week.
Dante Pettis, SF (1%) — The rookie is finally healthy and found the end zone last week.
Trey Quinn, WAS (1%) — Quinn has racked up nine catches and a score over the last two weeks.
C.J. Uzomah, CIN (1-3%) — Uzomah saw a massive 12 targets last week.
DST streamers for Week 13
Green Bay Packers (1%) — Sure, the Packers defense just put up a fantasy goose egg, but this matchup is just to juicy to pass up. Arizona’s sputtering offense is the No. 2 fantasy matchup for defenses and have allowed double-digit fantasy points seven times this season. That’s tied for the league lead.
Seattle Seahawks (1%) — Gone are the days when Seattle was an elite fantasy defense, but they may be able to recapture some of that glory against the 49ers this week. San Francisco just surrendered four sacks and two interceptions to the lowly Bucs defense last week.
Miami Dolphins (1%) — This one isn’t a play for the faint of heart, but the Dolphins scream upside against the No. 1 fantasy matchup for defenses. Buffalo seemed to right the ship last week with Josh Allen under center, but we’ve also seen the rookie make plenty of mistakes in his short tenure under center.