Waiver Wire Pickups Week 13
The 2021 Fantasy Football season is coming to an end for some managers, as we’re down to our final few games before the playoffs. It’s now time to start thinking about the postseason and load up on waiver wire players that might help us not just win this week but in a week or two.
I’ve divided up this article into two sections, players you should grab for this week, and players you should think about for Week 14 and beyond.
Let’s dive into my Waiver Wire Pickup suggestions for week 14
ESPN Rostered Percentage: 44.%
Wentz has a dream matchup against a divisional rival, the Houston Texans on Sunday. Wentz went toe to toe against the Bucs last week throwing for 306 yards and 3 Touchdowns. The Texans are playing decent football lately, but the Colts still have a fighting chance to make the postseason and you’d have to expect Wentz and company will be motivated to rack up points and get a win this week.
ESPN Rostered Percentage: 33.%
Mattison is the top waiver wire pickup for the week. This is a no-brainer. It’s not often this late into the season you get an RB starter available on the waiver wire, but due to Dalvin Cook’s injury, Mattison is an easy plug-in and play replacement. Mattison carried the ball seven times for 21 yards and a touchdown and caught two of three targets for seven yards in Sunday’s 34-28 loss to the 49ers.
In case you missed it: Dalvin Cook injury update -Vikings RB carted off the field in tears with a shoulder injury
ESPN Rostered Percentage: 13.%
Most Waiver Wire articles are pointing you to pick up Boston Scott, but the Eagles started turning their season around when Howard got the ball. He was out with an injury last week, and what do you know, the Eagles lost. The Birds struggled in the red zone and failed to convert some 3rd and 4th down and short plays. His return will be welcomed with open arms.
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The Eagles won 3 out of 4 games when Howard got the ball. I’m expecting the coaching staff to want him back out there next week if healthy.
ESPN Rostered Percentage: 40.%
Odds are Jefferson is not available in your league, but I’m adding him to this article as his Rostered % was so low. I’m not worried about OBJ stealing his targets.
ESPN Rostered Percentage: 14.%
Wilson is not going to be a factor for long, but until the Cowboys get back to 100%, Cedrick Wilson will continue to impress. Wilson had 7 receptions for 104 yards in their loss to the Raiders last week. He’s a decent flex start if you are hurting for warm bodies.
ESPN Rostered Percentage: 39.%
The Vikings may need to lean more on their passing game more in the coming weeks and despite a dip in targets as of late, Conklin has had multiple games in which he’s seen 5+ targets. He’s not a world-beater, but if you’re in a jam and need a Tight End, pick him up this week.
Pro-Acitve Waiver Wire Pickups
The following players are guys you should think about picking up for your Fantasy Football Playoff run.
ESPN Rostered Percentage: 2.%
The Saints are a mess and they need to turn to Tayson Hill at this point. They’re paying him big money and need to let him play out the stretch of the season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported earlier Monday that Hill is expected to replace Trevor Siemian atop the depth chart and pick up his first start of the season this week. He’s worth grabbing now and bench him as Hill has always been a high upside kind of guy.
ESPN Rostered Percentage: 19.%
I’m surprised more people aren’t hopping on the Mac Jones bandwagon in Fantasy. Jones is only owned in 19% of all ESPN leagues despite the fact he’s trending upwards. The Patriots play the Bills twice in the next four weeks and you know Bill Belichick has circled those games on his calendar. Something tells me Jones should be a stash player for the fantasy football post-season. Grab him now if you have the bench room
ESPN Rostered Percentage: 27.%
The Titans have a bye week, but you can’t overlook this Hilliard’s performance this past week. Hilliard rushed 12 times for 131 yards and a touchdown while also bringing in one of two targets for two yards in the Titans’ 36-13 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
ESPN Rostered Percentage: 33.%
Another RB out this week due to a bye, but someone that should be on your radar for week 14. Hilliard had 12 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown while also bringing in one of two targets for two yards in the Titans’ 36-13 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.
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