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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups, Week 13: Top adds to help your playoff chances

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For a lot of us, this is a mandatory win week – technically not fantasy playoffs yet, but basically the same experience. The trade-in deadlines for most of you have already passed, which means the only way to improve your list is through the telegraph. If you have fantasy needs, we have options. All of the players listed below are available in most Sportzshala leagues and approved for immediate use.

Wide receivers and narrow ends of interest

Zay Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars (26% of participants)

Jones has become an unexpected passing magnet for Jacksonville, scoring 24 goals in his last two games. We can’t keep a player connected when they see this volume. Trevor Lawrence showed a characteristic performance in Sunday’s victory against Baltimore and Jones were targeted on 37.8 percent of his quarterback’s attempts, catching 11 for 145 yards. He also recorded a winning two-point conversion thanks to Lawrence’s absolute dart:

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The Jaguars have a couple of pass defenses on deck that can be beaten (Det, Ten), so we probably haven’t seen the last blast from Jones yet. He converted 27 of his 32 chances in Jacksonville’s last four games – an incredible efficiency for a player who actually sees random targets in the outfield.

Recommended opt-out offer for a $100 budget: $12.

Isaiah McKenzie, Buffalo Bills (33%)

McKenzie has gone wild this year, from a pre-season fantasy sleeper to a mid-season flop and, suddenly, re-emergence after a 96-yard six-shot Thanksgiving yard run. McKenzie played a season-high 73% of offensive snaps against Detroit, scoring 10 goals and making a house call in the first quarter:

He’s had some tough moments this year, but he clearly remains in Josh Allen’s circle of trust. Mackenzie travels to New England Thursday night to face the defense he toasted repeatedly last December in an 11-reception 125-yard performance. This week it deserves consideration flex/WR3.

Offer: $10

Additional Cache Receivers: Van Jefferson (with both cooper coup as well as Allen Robinson due to injuries, Jefferson has plenty of goals to move forward), Nico Collins (he saw nine more targets on Sunday, giving him 26 in his last three games) Elijah Moore (he only caught two doubles against the Bears, but he definitely made the most of those moves, finishing with 64 yards and one goal) Richie James (he found the end zone for several weeks in a row, on Thursday he became the team’s top scorer in goals, and the Giants have a terrible situation at the receiver these days), Michael Gallup (He saw eight targets and 135 air yards during Thursday’s victory over the Giants).

Various tight ends available: Foster Moreau (a bit of a surprise he’s still so widely available given his solid history; he’s found the end zone twice in the last three weeks and seen seven goals against Seattle) Hunter Henry (he is as TD addicted as can be, but he spikes at week 12) Jordan Akins (on Sunday he caught all five of his targets, driving 61 yards and landing).

Running back to the target

Zovan Knight and Ty Johnson, New York Jets (2% and 1%)

So the Jets were full of surprises on Sunday. First, they are healthy – scratched James Robinson, a player they acquired in exchange for not so long ago. They then relied on Zonova knight in the win over Chicago and the rookie was effective in the friendly. Knight threw out 103 yards in the scrimmage for the team’s 17 touches, regularly knocking down Bears defensemen if not avoiding them. It’s a standard size back that runs like it’s a 230-pound ram. Michael Carter he seemed set for the big day, but an ankle injury sidelined him after eight touchdowns.

Knight was an effective runner and capable of taking threats at North Carolina State during his three college seasons, though he didn’t crush the combine (which hardly matters). He had trouble fumbling in college and put the ball on the ground on Sunday too, so that’s a concern. But Knight made an impressive (and angry) turn against Chicago; they Yu Johnson could very well be a 1-2 hit for New York in this week’s game in Minnesota.

Offers: 14 and 8 dollars.

JaMycal Hasty & Darrell Henderson, Jacksonville Jaguars (3% & 47%)

Travis Etienne suffered an early foot injury on Sunday, leading to a two-toucher and much consternation in the fantasy community. Etienne himself downplayed the problem in the comments after the gamefor what it’s worth. But in his absence, Hasty had a great day against the Ravens, gaining 95 yards, catching five passes and making an early house call:

(Apologies for Jacksonson’s celebration for mature audiences only. Behavior inappropriate for a mascot, no question.)

Hastie is a short (5’8″) athletic back with receiving ability, probably best suited for a rotational role. However, on Sunday it was quite good. Henderson hasn’t been active in week 12 after being pulled out on Wednesday, but looks set to play an important role if Etienne’s foot injury limits him in the coming weeks. Both Hastie and Henderson deserve attention from fantasy managers this week, but this is not an empty wallet situation.

Offers: $5 and $4

Kyren Williams, Los Angeles Rams (37%)

We’re not going to obsess you with a player tied to a bad offense like Los Angeles, but it’s worth mentioning that Williams got a solid 60 yards on 14 touches against Kansas City. He surpassed Cam Akers, from 38 to 16, while 21 routes operate. Williams will face the Seahawks, Raiders and Packers over the next three weeks, so his schedule is definitely attractive. As we’ve said a couple of times, Williams has been a fantastically productive runner at Notre Dame and has caught 77 balls in the past two seasons. He is a real RB for all occasions, attached to the team with a small number of noticeable rear weapons.

Offer: $12

Kyren Williams isn't involved in dynamic offense, but his workload should keep his fantasy alive.  (Photo by Cooper Neal/Getty Images)
Kyren Williams is not involved in dynamic offense, but his workload should make him a fantasy. (Photo by Cooper Neal/Getty Images)

Jaylen Warren and Benny Snell Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers (15% and 1%)

After Naji Harris Retiring with a stomach injury on Monday night (another addition to his long list of 2022 health issues), Snell dominated the carry in Pittsburgh and scored a good touchdown. He ended his evening with a respectable 13 touches for 68 yards while Anthony McFarland Jr. landed 41 yards in eight touchdowns.

Of course, the only reason Snell was dusted off before Monday’s game was because Warren was unavailable with a hamstring injury that might not last until week 13. catch 16 balls on 18 targets. If he’s available for the upcoming game against Atlanta, Warren is certainly of interest. At this point, both he and Snell wisely waive the insurance.

Offers: 11 and 6 dollars.

Other RB add: Jordan Mason as well as Tyrion Davis-Price (Elijah Mitchell is Dealing with another multi-week knee problem, which gave Mason the opportunity to deal with five carries on Sunday; it and TDP should be of great value in the future given the fact that Christian McCaffrey it’s the same treatment for knee problems), Chuba Hubbard (he’s leaving as a farewell so can’t help much this week, but notice he pulled away from 17 carries in the Denver win) Tyler Allgayer (he shares a carry with Cordarrell Patterson and both backs work effectively; Allgeier averaged 4.6 YPCs and 50.2 flashy YPGs). Jeric McKinnon (His services weren’t significant against the Rams on Sunday afternoon, but he could have played a bigger role in this week’s game against the Cincinnati.) Zamir White (Raiders will rule Josh Jacobscalf injury throughout training week and we should assume he will be good in a stellar game against the Chargers, but just in case, keep White on the radar as a potential weekly lottery ticket), Melvin Gordon (This season has been an absolute flop for Gordon, but at least he’s got an elite offense now; he doesn’t pose an obvious threat to Isaiah Pachecobut he flies great in deep league).

Quarterbacks on the wire

Jared Goff, Detroit Lions (46%)

After pitching for 240 yards and two touchdowns against the Thanksgiving Buffalo defense, Goff has a much friendlier game with Jacksonville in Week 13 after a long break. This season, the Jaguars have allowed luminaries such as Carson Wentz as well as Matt Ryan; it wouldn’t have been a big surprise if Goff had set them on fire too. Amon-Ra Saint Brown has been an unstoppable force – he’s caught 23 balls for 317 yards in his last three games – and Detroit’s supporting members of the receiving corps are also very dangerous.

Don’t be surprised if Goff posts another 20+ fantastic points. It’s not always a clinic with him, but the Lions offense actually ranks eighth in the NFL in both total yards (362.9 ppg) and scoring (25.0 ppg).

Offer: $4

Mike White, New York Jets (5%)

Okay, yes, it must be a pretty deep league, but… Mike White thing is pretty funny. He is definitely on the radar of 16 teams and super flexible players. Over the past two seasons, White has made four starts in the NFL, and in two of them he exceeded 300 passing yards, including Sunday’s home victory over the Bears. He completed 22 of 28 throws for 315 yards and three goals against Chicago for a near-perfect passer rating (149.3) and an average of 11.3 yards per try. Clearly he faced one of the most talented defenses in the league in Week 12, but he did it. exactly what you would like any quarterback to do under the circumstances.

This year’s version Zach Wilson will never bring out all the talent in the New York Foster Building, but White might well. Garrett Wilson definitely not complaining, pulling away from a two-point 95-yard play.

Offer: $3

Other approved QBs: Markus Mariota (this is strict…


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