Fantasy Football 2014: Week 13 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 13 Waiver Wire Trends
November 25, 2014
Every Tuesday when the dust settles on another NFL week, we head to the fantasy football waiver wire and see which players are making noise as adds for the upcoming games. This is the Week 13 edition, and since we’re heading into the final regular-season week of the fantasy campaign, these adds are more important than ever. Let’s take a look at a few trending names.
New York Giants Defense: The big defensive pickup this week is the New York Giants, and it’s not because of anything they’ve done to instill confidence. The team hasn’t hit double-digits since September 25, and they’re working a string of seven straight outings with five or fewer points.
So why would you want them as a stringer this week? They’re playing Jacksonville, of course--not to mention the fact that they’ve got a couple of favorable matchups down the stretch as well.
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LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots: When RB sensation Jonas Gray was late to a meeting last week, we feared it would cut into his playing time. That was certainly the case, as he got zero snaps in the team’s Week 12 blowout over Detroit, clearing the way for Blount to rush for 78 yards and two scores on 12 carries.
We’re done trying to make sense of the Pats’ backfield, but Blount is a popular pickup all the same. He’s a dice-roll this week in Green Bay.
Tim Wright, TE, New England Patriots: While we’re on the subject of hard-to-predict Patriots players, let’s look at Wright. He broke out for five grabs against the Lions, resulting in 36 yards with a pair of scores.
Wright played on a whopping 61 snaps in that game, which is something no one saw coming. Will the Pats try the same thing against the Packers? Probably not, but Wright is a risk-reward guy all the same.
Daniel Herron, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Trent Richardson owners should probably just throw in the towel. Herron got the start last week against the Jags, resulting in 65 rush yards on 12 carries. He looked better than Richardson, which explains the Colts’ decision to go his way immediately.
Herron has muscled his way into the flex/low-end-RB2 category for Washington, so if you’re thin in that area you might want to try your hand at snagging him off the wire.
Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins: Our WR highlight this week is Landry, who produced a nice game against the Broncos. He posted seven grabs on 11 targets, resulting in 50 yards for two touchdowns.
Landry now has four touchdowns in his last four games, and he’s earned double-digit targets in two of the last three. Ryan Tannehill apparently likes looking his way, so we may have something here. Keep in mind, however, that Landry won’t usually come up with huge yardage totals.
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