Waiver Wire: Week 13

The waiver wire article is set up to help give you the best possible players that may still be available on your league’s waivers. The following players are all rostered in under 50% based on ESPN’s leagues. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me on Twitter @JGalt93.  


Mike White, QB, New York Jets (2.9 % Rostered)

    It is getting thin at the QB position on the waiver wire, but there are some upside targets still out there. Mike White fits that bill after the amazing performance he just had against the Bears. This week, the Jets face the Vikings, which could turn into a high-scoring affair. With a solid amount of weapons around him, White is set up to succeed. He is a high-end QB2 with an upside in week 13. 

Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (29.2 % Rostered)

    Goff hasn’t been great lately, so I wouldn’t blame you for hesitating to start him in fantasy this week. He has some talent around him and had a decent matchup this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. If you need a bye-week fill-in/ safe floor play, Goff should be able to fill that role for your fantasy lineup. He is a mid-tier QB2 with an upside this week. 

Jordan Love, QB, Green Bay Packers (0.3 % Rostered)

     This is primarily based on if Aaron Rodgers is out this week. If Rodgers is out, Love looks like a fine bye-week fill-in against a Bears defense that was just thrashed by Mike White and the Jets. Love has the pedigree and talent around him to succeed this week. He is a mid-tier QB2 with massive upside if everything works out as it should. 

Running Back

Ty Johnson, RB, New York Jets (1.1 % Rostered)

 Johnson looks like the RB that has the highest possible upside on the waivers this week. It is unclear how serious Michael Carter Jr.’s injury is( it is said to be day to day right now), but I would bet that he will at the very least be out this week. Johnson looked great in Carter’s absence and should continue to receive the workload this week against the Minnesota Vikings. If Carter is out this week, Johnson should be a high-end flex with an upside in week 13. He is my top addition to the RB position this week. 

Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens (40.5 % Rostered)

 Edwards is once again the running back you want to own in the Ravens backfield. That doesn’t mean that he will offer massive upside though, as we know that Lamar Jackson is the true RB1 for the team. As long as he is healthy and JK Dobbins is out, Edwards should continue to get the biggest workload for the team. He is a solid flex play going forward and has an upside if the matchup is good.

JaMycal Hasty, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars (0.8 % Rostered)

 From what I hear Travis Etienne could have come back into the game on Sunday but the Jags chose to hold him out. If that is true, then Hasty won’t have much immediate value going forward. He should be added to all rosters as a top-tier backup. We have seen what he is capable of when Etienne goes down and he would be a league winner if it were to happen again. Hasty is a low-end flex right now but would be an RB2 with upside if Etienne were to miss time. 

** Adding top-tier running backs back-ups is never a bad decision if you have the space to do so.**


Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Samaje Perine, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Ameer Abdullah, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Chuba Hubbard, RB, Carolina Panthers
  • Travis Homer, RB, Seattle Seahawks
  • Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jerick Mckinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Wide Receiver

Zay Jones,  WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (31.4% Rostered)

Well, it is definitely looking like the future is bright for Zay Jones and the Jaguars. Zay has been a solid flex play most weeks this season and finally had his big game this past week against the Ravens. He should continue to be a top 2 passing option going forward and I like his chances at offering his fantasy managers a safe floor with a decent ceiling every week. Jones is a high-end WR3/flex play this week against the Detroit Lions.

Treylon Burks, WR, Tennessee Titans (37.5% Rostered)

     Burks once again had a solid weekend after having another game with 70 + yards and took a fumbled ball into the endzone this week. He should continue to be the top target for his team and offers a nice ceiling every week. This week’s matchup against the Eagles may prove to be a little difficult but I would still play Burks. He is a flex play with upside in week 13.

Mack Hollins, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (12.5%Rostered)

    Hollins has surprisingly been a reliable option as of late. Without Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow, Hollins has stepped up and has taken advantage of the leftover targets. That should continue this week against the Chargers. This game should be a good ol’ AFC West shootout. I like Hollins chances at having a safe floor with a nice ceiling in week 13. He is a flex play with upside this week.

Honorable Mention(s): 

  • DeAndre Carter, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Nelson Agholor, WR, New England Patriots
  • MVS, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants

Tight Ends

Foster Moreau, TE, Las Vegas Raiders(12.3% Rostered)

    Consistency and reliability are two things that are very hard to find in the TE position outside of Travis Kelce. For at least the time being Foster Moreau looks like a reliable option with a TD upside on any given week. In this week’s matchup Chargers should present plenty of opportunities for Foster to rack up targets and yardage. He is a low-end TE1 with an upside this week.

Tyler Conklin, TE, New York Jets (32.1%  Rostered)

    Conklin isn’t a sure thing but he does offer the upside that you’d want from your tight end. With Mike White behind center, Conklin should at least receive enough targets to be a streaming-worthy option going forward. He doesn’t have a massive ceiling but he should be the floor play you are looking for with a TD upside. Conklin is a high-end TE2 going forward. 

Juwan Johnson, TE, New Orleans (37.7 % Rostered)    Johnson gave his fantasy managers a big goose egg this past week but should be a decent option this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. I would write last week off as the whole offense did not perform well. The Bucs have a tough defense but have been a pretty good matchup for the opposing tight end position. Johnson is a mid-tier TE2 with an upside this week.