Fantasy Football 2015: Week 13 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 13 Waiver Wire Trends
December 1, 2015
It’s a fantasy football Tuesday, and we hope your team came away with a win this past week. This is also the day when we take our weekly look at the fantasy waiver wire to see which players are trending out there. We’ve got some injuries and underperformers to worry about heading into Week 13, so let’s see if anyone’s right for your roster as a pickup.
Scott Chandler, TE, New England Patriots: Following star Pats TE Rob Gronkowski’s knee injury, Chandler has jumped to the top of the waiver wire charts. He posted five grabs on 11 targets in the Broncos loss, netting him 58 yards and a TD.
The score was Chandler’s third of the year. Anyone interested in adding him should put in their waiver claims immediately. He’ll be incredibly relevant as long as Danny Amendola and/or Gronk are out.
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David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals: Here’s another injury pickup. Johnson rushed eight times for 21 yards and a score in the win over the 49ers, getting lead back duties when Andre Ellington and Chris Johnson went down with injuries.
Ellington has turf toe, and Chris Johnson is out for a while with a broken tibia, so David Johnson will be in for a heavy workload in Week 13 against the Rams. He’s a guy to watch if you need an RB.
Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Baldwin was huge in the Seahawks’ win over the Steelers, posting six receptions on eight targets for a whopping 145 yards and three touchdowns.
This was Baldwin’s second performance of at least 19.4 fantasy points in the last three weeks. He has at least six targets in his last four straight games and should be a top WR add heading into Minnesota.
Markus Wheaton, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Another guy to emerge from that Steelers-Seahawks matchup is Wheaton, who caught nine passes on 13 targets for 201 yards and a score.
It certainly helped that the Seahawks were focused on Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant on this day, which makes us think Wheaton’s performance was more a game-flow occurrence than anything else. Still, he’s a nice WR pickup if you need him heading into the Indy game.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets: A banged-up Fitzpatrick was very impressive this week against the Dolphins, posting 22-of-37 for 277 yards and four touchdowns.
Fitzpatrick has scored at least 16.72 fantasy points in the last four games straight. Even better, he gets a wimpy Giants pass defense in an “away” game at MetLife this week. He’s a nice QB streaming option in fantasy.
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