Well Rush Nation, for most of you, this is the final week of the Fantasy Football Season coming up. Tomorrow also marks the start of December. And the countdown to the playoffs for both Fantasy Football and the pros is well and truly on. This Fantasy Waiver Wire Targets- NFL Week 13 2020 column is also symbolic for 2 more reasons. First, it’s the last Waiver Wire column of the season where we have to factor in teams on bye. And secondly, this is the 50th waiver wire article I’ve ever written. It’s quite a milestone going back over almost 4 years. I’m proud to have written this column and look forward to eventually reaching 100.
Remember, all these picks are under 30% owned on ESPN, meaning there is a good chance you can still go out and grab them in your leagues.
So without further ado, let’s look at those all important difference makers in Week Twelve.
This claim is all dependent on if Tua Tagovailoa is fit. If not, then Fitzpatrick can become a top 12 QB this week. Fitz is currently the QB6 in Week Eleven after throwing for 257 yards and 2TDs. He could easily repeat that feat against the Bengals this week.
Kirk Cousins in the last 3 weeks has been QB11, QB5 and currently sits at QB3 in Week Eleven after another three Touchdowns and over 300 yards again, replicating a similar stat line in Week Ten. He should be able to do this again against the 1-9 Jags who fired Dave Caldwall yesterday.
Frank Gore delivered on Sunday. A solid RB2 slotting in at RB18 for the week. 77 scrimmage yards and only 3 catches isn’t pretty, but you have to love the volume and the safe floor you get. He’s not cost you this week at all.
Welcome back Cam Akers! The wanted posters were up. Some tips came through the tip line. Nothing seemed to be happening. And then, you burst back into the world of the NFL with a massive 60+ yard run and score. Now, beware with caution. He only had nine attempts in this game. But Darrell Henderson had 10 attempts for 19 yards. Akers is clearly more explosive and should see an uptick in playing time next week.
Lazard was second in targets, second in receptions and he scored yesterday. He is clearly the number 2 Wide Receiver in this offense. Lazard and Green Bay have a plus matchup against the Eagles in Week 13 and Lazard can easily exploit this secondary.
My worry for Perriman was that he wouldn’t get the targets from Darnold when he returned. That worry is gone. 6 targets in which he hauled in 4 for 79 and a TD. He is averaging 20 yards a catch in his last 3 games and has 3 Touchdowns in his last 3 games. He’s as good a game changer left on the Waiver Wire for you to exploit.
Trey Burton does it again. Another Touchdown and currently TE5 on the week. Every week Burton delivers. If you picked him up when I first mentioned him in the Waiver Wire column, you would have had the TE4 over that span. Don’t miss out on any more of Burton’s Touchdowns.
Thomas got into the end zone on Thanksgiving and it was long overdue. Tough matchup this week but with a safe volume and a lack of competition for targets, he could still produce the good for you against the Steelers. He is the TE6 on the week so far.
Bass remains the kicker. And he has an excellent matchup this week as he will have more opportunity to kick field goals against this great San Francisco defense who will make stops.
Terrible choice on the Waiver Wire this week. As a result, I’ve gone with the Raiders vs the Jets. They are the only sub 30% owned defense I would play this week with confidence. If you had listened to me in previous weeks and picked up the Dolphins or Browns, I would play them instead.
That will do it for this week. Good luck clinching your playoffs spots this week. And don’t forget to listen to the Waiver Wire podcast later today, where I will add more selections.
However, until then Rush Nation, Keep Rushing!