The playoffs are slowly approaching making the waiver wire ever so important to continually ace every week. Personally, it has been rough for me when it comes to quarterbacks, but otherwise, I’ve aced it. For reference, the past three weeks, a quarterback has not amassed 11 points for me in a single week. Those quarterbacks were Philip Rivers, Kyle Allen, and Carson Wentz. I haven’t even listened to my own advice on here, but I might as well do it from now on.
Coming off Bye Week: Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, and Minnesota Vikings.
With no teams on bye week starting with week 13, it is important to keep in mind this week who exactly comes off a bye. Some fantasy owners may have dropped players on bye to fill their bye weeks.
Sam Darnold, New York Jets – 18%
Sam Darnold now has three straight games of more than 20 fantasy points. His next two games are very generous matchups and could help teams streaming quarterbacks greatly as he faces the Cincinnati Bengals on the road week 13 and then the Miami Dolphins at home. The Bengals seem to have an improved defense after completely shutting down the Raiders’ solid offense, but the Darnold is hot, so go with the hot hand.
- Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans – 14.9%
- Nick Foles, Jacksonville Jaguars – 22.4%
- Daniel Jones, New York Giants – 33.4%
Jonathan Williams, Indianapolis Colts – 29.2%
Another form of “not taking my own advice,” Williams is the lead back behind the Indianapolis Colts solid offensive line. Last week, he received 26 carries for over 100 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes out of the backfield. He seems to have taken the Marlon Mack role and more with him also seeing some receiving work. People got scared of Jordan Wilkins stealing work, but that fear got erased immediately since he only registered one offensive snap last week.
Other Running Backs:
- Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks – 29.1%
- Bo Scarbrough, Detroit Lions – 44.7%
- Benny Snell Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers – 2.7%
A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans – 16%
After leading the Titans in targets, receptions, and yards, Brown has seemed to develop a rapport with quarterback Ryan Tannehill. This Titans offense is completely changed with Tannehill at quarterback. Even though they are still a run-first offense, Brown has a lot of boom play in him and is definitely worth a stash.
Other Wide Receivers:
- Darius Slayton, New York Giants – 22.6%
- James Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers – 15.8%
- Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills – 23.8%
Ryan Griffin, New York Jets – 25.5%
Ryan Griffin is quietly a top 12 tight end right now in fantasy. He has caught four touchdowns in the last five games. With Sam Darnold popping off, Griffin is right alongside him as the red zone threat. With tight end being abysmal as usual, Griffin is a great waiver wire add with the Bengals and the Dolphins coming up on the schedule.
Other Tight Ends:
- Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins – 9.1%
- Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks – 43%
- Nick O’Leary, Jacksonville Jaguars – 0%
Carolina Panthers Defense – 37.3%
The Panthers have been extremely hit-or-miss this season on defense. However, with a week 13 matchup coming up against the Washington Redskins, the Panthers are a prime waiver wire add. The Redskins are dead last in points per game with 13.1 and average about 1.5 giveaways per game. With Haskins at quarterback, the Panthers are an easy addition.
- New York Jets – 23.7%
- Philadelphia Eagles – 36.8%
- Kansas City Chiefs – 22.4%
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