Week 13 Waiver Wire Targets

November 28, 2017

 

Running Backs

 

 

Jamaal Williams (49.3% owned on NFL):

Williams has been the beneficiary of injuries to Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery, but Williams has posted good stat lines in the two games that they have missed. In Week 11  Williams had 95 combined yards and he followed it up in Week 12 with and impressive 2 TD game, racking up 66 yards on the ground and 69 through the air. The Packers offense has been inconsistent without Rodgers, but Williams should still have value despite the volatility; you saw the upside last week.

 

 

Samaje Perine (78.1% owned on NFL):

Perine made the most of his opportunities with Kelley and Thompson on IR. He played 74% of Washington’s snaps and toted the rock 24 times for 100 yards while also snagging 3 catches for another 30 yards. With Byron Marshall as Perine’s only competition, Perine should be heavily used by Washington to end out the season.

 

 

 

Dion Lewis (55.1% owned on NFL)/ Rex Burkhead (12.7% owned on NFL):

Gillislee has been a healthy scratch the last three weeks. While James White has still been involved, most of the fantasy production has come from these two who are more suited for interior running. Though its hard to guess who Belichick is going to feature, the past few weeks have shown that both runners can have productive games in the same week. Lewis has a safer floor, hence his higher ownership, but Burkhead’s upside is just as high.

 

 

James Conner (.9% owned on NFL):

Conner is purely an injury handcuff to Le’Veon Bell. Heaven forbid, if Bell gets injured Conner will immediately step up to be a full-time starter. Conner was a great Running Back at Pitt and he could be a RB1 if he were to get a full workload.

 

Returning from Injury(?): David Johnson

 

Wide Receivers

 

 

Robby Anderson (50.9% owned on NFL):

Robby Anderson has scored a touchdown in 5 straight weeks. In Week 12, Anderson had 6 catches for 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He’s also the most targeted player on the Jets team with 74 targets on the season. I understand the hesitancy to put your fantasy team in the hands of a Jets player, but you can’t ask for much more from a Wide Receiver.  

 

 

Jamison Crowder (65% owned on NFL):

Last week I mentioned how after a disappointing start to the season Crowder seemed to be turning things around. He hadn’t scored a touchdown yet, but had been producing consistent yardage. This week he racked up 141 yards and a touchdown breaking his dry spell. Doctson is an exciting emerging player on Washington’s offense, but Crowder is still the guy Cousins trusts. Over the last 4 games Crowder has been averaging 10.5 targets a game giving him a high floor and a high ceiling. 

 

 

Cooper Kupp (19.4% owned on NFL):

Cooper Kupp had an excellent game with Robert Woods out accumulating 116 yards on 8 catches. Kupp has had a couple other nice games on the season, but hasn’t been consistent. With Woods injured Kupp should be a lot more reliable in fantasy.

 

 

Josh Gordon (9.8% owned on NFL):

Granted, it has been a few years, but in Josh Gordon’s last full season (2013) he recorded 1,646 yards and 9 touchdowns. And if you watched him do it, you couldn’t help but marvel at his athleticism. Well, after two and a half season, Gordon is set to return this Sunday for the Browns, who have already said they plan on heavily featuring him in the offense. He’s available in 90% of leagues, I’d rather be safe than sorry with Flash. 

 

 

Sterling Shepard (34.8% owned on NFL):

Sterling Shepard has missed the past two weeks with migraines and its still up in the air if he will play on Sunday, but he is by far the best wide receiver on the Giants offense. If he plays he’s an auto-start for me as a WR2 or Flex, even with Geno Smith under center.

 

 

Josh Doctson (7.9% owned on NFL):

Doctson still hasn’t been hauling in many receptions per game, but he has managed to put up a couple decent games despite not having more than 4 receptions in any game yet this season. He’s still an upside bench stash, but as the WR2 for Kirk Cousins the opportunity is there for him to be productive down the stretch.

 

Tight Ends

 

 

Ricky Seals-Jones (.5% owned on NFL):

Seals-Jones has only recorded a catch in two NFL games; the last two weeks. He did haul in 3 TDs in those two games on 7 receptions so if you need a hail mary TE play he could be your guy.

 

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