After several weeks of action, the NFL fantasy football waiver wire is full of players who could help enhance fantasy football rosters as Week 13 approaches.
Is your current starting fantasy quarterback going down the wrong path? Perhaps, your star wide receiver keeps falling short of expectations. If your fantasy team needs help — amongst multiple player injuries — and six teams on a bye (Bills, Bears, Giants, Raiders, Ravens, and Vikings) check out the best fantasy football waiver wire pickups for NFL Week 13.
Fantasy football waiver wire: Quarterbacks
Gardner Minshew, Indianapolis Colts
Minshew may be on your Week 13 fantasy football waiver wire due to his Week 11 bye and a dismal fantasy performance in Week 10. If you’re drawing a blank at QB, pick him up. He last threw for 251 yards and rushed in a TD. Things could be worse.
Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams
Stafford also may be on some waiver wires after missing a couple of games intermingled with some bad fantasy production. He’s coming into Week 13 having last thrown for 229 yards and four touchdowns. That’s not too shabby.
Fantasy football waiver wire: Running Backs
Kyren Williams, Los Angeles Rams
If Williams was dumped to the waivers while he sat out on IR, pick him up immediately. Williams had no limitations when he tallied 204 total yards and scored two receiving TDs upon his return. He’s the top Week 13 fantasy football waiver wire pickup if available.
D’Ernest Johnson, Jacksonville Jaguars
Johnson’s touches have been increasing, making him a waiver wire pickup for those scrounging to fill a flex spot. He last played in 39% of the Jaguars’ snaps which contributed to Johnson’s best fantasy points of the season.
Samaje Perine, Denver Broncos
Perine looks to be moving up in the ranks as the preferred No. 2 behind Javonte Williams. If he’s out on the Week 13 waiver wire, pick him up if you’re coming up short-handed. Perine has scored double-digit fantasy points in his last three games and just recorded his first rushing TD of the year.
Fantasy football waiver wire: Wide Receivers
Rashee Rice, Kansas City Chiefs
Rashee Rice is a Week 13 top waiver wire pickup after breaking out with a 107-yard, one-TD performance. If he’s there for the claiming, hope that he continues his hot streak with many top-name fantasy WRs taking their bye this week.
Curtis Samuel, Washington Commanders
Hot and cold, and potentially on your Week 13 waiver wire, Samuel last led the Commanders with 12 targets for which he turned into nine catches for 100 yards. Washington spreads the ball around a lot, however, those who take a flyer on Samuel could do worse.
Greg Dortch, Arizona Cardinals
In deeper leagues, Dortch is likely available after last recording nine targets and a trip to the end zone. This makes for the second week in a row that he has scored double-digit fantasy points.
Justin Watson, Kansas City Chiefs
Watson might be worth a waiver wire pickup in Week 13 as a guy who has scored touchdowns in his last two games. He’s not going to win you a championship. However, he’s worthy of a flex fill-in having received 14 targets in a two-week span.
Fantasy football waiver wire: Tight Ends
Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers
Busting out his best fantasy performance of the season (11 targets, nine catches, and 120 yards), Freiermuth is a must-add waiver wire tight end for Week 13. He could be there for the taking due to his six-week absence and a very lackluster Week 11 fantasy output.
Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers
Everett returned in top form and last caught all four of his targets for 43 yards and the Chargers’ sole touchdown, making him an appealing waiver-wire target for Week 13. He will look to keep heavily involved as the Chargers try to pick themselves up from the floor facing New England up next.