Tyler Orginski @FFTylerO
Waiver Wire: Week 13
It is the last week of the fantasy regular season, so unless you clinched a playoff spot, it’s time to use all that FAAB. Let’s get it!
Since Tannehill took over, only Lamar Jackson has scored more points at the QB position. He is ballin’, get him in your lineups.
He’s been a top 12 QB for the past three weeks and gets the Bengals and Dolphins over the next two weeks. Keep riding Broadway Sam.
Penny has only seen 22 touches since week two, so to see him get 14 touches in week 12 was quite the shocker. We did see Carson sit the bench due to fumbles, opening the door for Penny. Penny took full advantage of Carson’s benching and smashed his 14 touches for 129 yards and a TD. He is high-end handcuff as it is, however, add in 12-14 touches a game and he is a rock-solid flex.
James Conner is likely missing another week and Jaylen Samuels has fallen out of favor as a rusher. He got 21 touches in the Steelers week 12 win over the Bengals and while he has no role in the pass game, getting volume like that is always worth owning.
I will never stop posting this: These three are shaping up to be fantasy football’s elite handcuffs. They need to be owned and are possible league winners.
This backfield belongs to Jonathan Williams but Hines has carved out a serviceable role. If you need 10-12 points in PPR leagues, Hines is your guy but he offers little upside.
No matter what role he has, it’s going to be split and this backfield has been a headache all season long. Even so, he is still worth owning.
His snaps/volume is never great but he has always done a lot with a little. As an electric player poised for more play time if Tyreek misses, he’s an ideal week 13 flex.
Juju’s health is still in question but even so, Juju hasn’t been great this year. Washington has recently passed Diontae Johnson on the depth chart and his talent has never been in question. Add in the fact that new starting QB Devlin Hodges and Washington hunt duck together and I am sold. Looking for the hunting narrative to trump the shower narrative with Rudolph.
Brown hasn’t put it all together to stay consistent this year but with Tannehill balling TF out and Brown getting 22% of the Tannehill target share, I am willing to give him another shot. The big play upside doesn’t hurt.
Conley has seen at least seven targets over the last five games and has been Foles’ #2 option in terms of volume. He has the big-play ability and Jags draw the hapless Bucs this week.
With Julio’s health up in the air (I think he plays) Gage is worth an add. He has averaged seven targets a game over the last four and has benefited from the Hooper absence (who is likely sitting again this week).
Reliable pass-catching options are already thin in Indianapolis and with Ebron hitting IR, Doyle should be a solid low-end TE1 rest of season.
The talent is there and the Browns are trending up with a pretty easy schedule down the stretch.
Gesicki has seen at least six targets over the last four games. The Dolphins also have a favorable schedule down the stretch.