Waiver Wire Week 13

The waiver wire comes a day early this week as most fantasy regular seasons are about to come to a close. This will be similar to last week as I have it broken into categories rather than a strict 1-20 list.

If you don’t need a win this week, look to week 14 and add your potential streamers ahead of time. If you can get a week ahead you can avoid using FAAB or a waiver claim.

As usual, feel free to ask any questions and I will try to help you figure out the best course of action. You can also reach me on twitter –

The likely owned

  1. Kenyan Drake
  2. Rex Burkhead
  3. Kenny Stills
  4. Josh Doctson
  5. Corey Davis

Kenyan Drake – Damien Williams left with an injury. Drake didn’t really do much with the opportunity, but if Williams misses time Drake is the only real option left in the backfield.

Rex Burkhead – Had a big game classically after a bad one. Lewis is the back to own, but Burkhead appears to be the goal line back. Where he differs from the previous goal line backs is Burkhead is viable on any part of the field and can catch passes.

Kenny Stills – Had a bit of a down game with Matt Moore at quarterback, but I would still want Stills.

Josh Doctson – He is the big play threat in an offense that could use a big play threat.

Corey Davis – With Rishard Matthews out it hurt that this wasn’t his breakout. It feels like Matthews won’t play next week as of this moment, but I don’t know if I want any piece in this offense right now.

The normal waiver wire

   Player Position Burn Waiver FAAB


Corey Coleman WR Yes 30-40%


Devontae Booker RB No 10-15%


Marlon Mack RB No 10-15%


Rod Smith RB No 5-10%


Austin Ekeler RB No 5-10%


Damien Williams RB No 5-10%


Zay Jones WR No 5-10%


J.D. McKissic RB No 0-5%


Corey Clement RB No 0-5%


Eddie Lacy RB No 0-5%

Corey Coleman – Josh Gordon is coming back and it is going to be a really exciting week, but Coleman is the guy you want and it really isn’t all that close.

Devontae Booker – The Broncos are a mess right now. Maybe Booker gets more work, but it might not matter.

Marlon Mack – At this point you likely aren’t starting him if something happens to Gore. He feels like a pure handcuff.

Rod Smith – The Cowboys need to do something to change the offense. Maybe that means going pass heavy and Smith gets more run.

Austin Ekeler – Again, this feels like a handcuff only play. If you are crazy desperate I guess you can start him, but it would take some crazy desperation.

Damien Williams – No idea if he plays, but he seems to be that favorite in the backfield when healthy.

Zay Jones – This is just about potential volume with the current state of their receivers.

J.D. McKissic – He might turn into that 10 touch per game air back and that could have value as a flex. I don’t think he gets the chance to take the job over.

Corey Clement – If you want to throw a dart. He is the number two back behind Blunt. Ajayi is just a hope right now. If something happens to Blount I wouldn’t be shocked if it was Clement that took over.

Eddie Lacy – I guess he is going to be the lead back. I can’t get excited for it.

Streaming quarterbacks for week 13
under 70% owned

Philip Rivers vs CLE – This one should be pretty obvious.

Case Keenum @ATL – He has been on fire and this could be a low-key shooutout.

Josh McCown vs KC – The Chiefs are a mess and can be beat through the air.

Jared Goff @ARI – His first good game against what has been a good defense. I don’t love the matchup and I don’t like that it is on the road.

Jimmy Garoppolo @CHI – This is obviously only a play if he starts. I like the potential, but I would think you have better options.

Streaming tight ends for week 13
under 70% owned

Hunter Henry vs CLE – The best of the available options by a good amount. If he isn’t owned this is pretty easy.

Charles Clay vs NE – With Taylor back Clay should be a nice option not only this week but down the stretch.

Ed Dickson @NO – This is only if Greg Olsen misses the game.

Ricky Seals-Jones vs LAR – What he is doing hasn’t made sense, but you have to just ride the hot hand at this point.

Julius Thomas vs DEN – I really hope you have a better option, but the Broncos tend to struggle against tight ends.

Streaming Defenses

Broncos @MIA – I was surprised to see them so lowly owned. This is an extremely easy call if they are on your wire.

Chargers vs CLE – Against the Browns, with the mini bye, and they are on fire right now.

Bears vs SF – I don’t love it but the Bears have played solid defense this year and I assume they will be a home favorite.

Raiders vs NYG – The defense is bad but more often than not it is about how good the other team’s offense is and the Giants are miserable right now.

Dolphins vs DEN – The Dolphins can still rush the passer and the Broncos have a pretty big hole at quarterback. I could see some sacks here and maybe a turnover or two if you are desperate.


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Andy Germani

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