Untangling the Waiver Wire (Fantasy Football 2022 – Week 13)

Untangling The Wire Week 13
Untangling The Wire Week 13

You are probably in contention in your league if you are still reading this. Congratulations, as lots of people, are falling off now and out of playoff contention. I am trying to include who also has easy schedules in the playoffs with my player notes in this article so you can evaluate who makes the most sense for your specific teams out of who I recommend adding.

Good luck as we get closer to the playoffs!

May your Waiver Wire Dreams come true tonight!

NOTE: If you are new here, this column refers to players rostered in under 50% of Yahoo, ESPN, and Sleeper Leagues.


Mike White

In Week 12, Mike threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns. In Week 13, the Jets play the Vikings, and the Vikings give up the 9th most fantasy points to opposing teams’ quarterbacks. I am interested in adding White, as the Jets’ fantasy playoff schedule is insanely awesome. The Lions in Week 15, the Jaguars in Week 16, and the Seahawks in Week 17.

4% rostered on Yahoo
3% rostered on ESPN
8% rostered on Sleeper
15% Free Agent Budget

Other quarterbacks to consider if you are desperate:

  • Mac Jones – 382 yards, two touchdowns, four bottom-10 defenses against QBs coming
  • Jared Goff – 240 yards, two touchdowns, Jaguars and Vikings next two weeks.

Running Backs

JaMycal Hasty

Travis Etienne left the Week 12 game with a foot injury. JaMycal had only 28 yards rushing, but he had five targets for five receptions, 67 yards, and a receiving touchdown. He is at least a speculative add if Etienne is out. So make haste and add Hasty now! Detroit is up next.

3% rostered on Yahoo
1% on ESPN

3% on Sleeper
15% Free Agent Budget

Kyren Williams

Williams played 70% of the snaps in Week 12. He had 11 carries for 35 yards. He also had three targets for three receptions and 25 yards. This may be a waiver pickup if you are desperate. He got the snaps over Akers, and Henderson is gone. It looks like the Rams want to see what they have in Williams.

36% rostered on Yahoo
19% on ESPN

44% on Sleeper
5% Free Agent Budget

Other running backs to consider if you are desperate:

  • Ty Johnson – 5 carries, 62 yards, TD, 2 targets, 1 reception for 16 yards
  • Zonovan Knight – 14 carries, 69 yards, 3 targets, 3 receptions for 34 yards
  • Benny Snell – 12 carries, 62 yards, TD, 1 target, 1 reception, 6 yards

NOTE: Zonovan Knight (Who?) is 0% rostered on Yahoo. It looks like Michael Carter may miss time, and Knight fits the Jets’ style of play. Also, need to check on the status of Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren as the week progresses. Snell may not end up being the guy for the Steelers.

Wide Receivers

Zay Jones

Broke out in Week 12 with 14 targets, 11 receptions, and 145 yards. The Jaguars play the Lions and the Titans in the next two games. They are both bottom five at defending wide receivers. In the past two games, Jones has seen 24 targets, which he turned into 19 receptions and 213 total yards. He had a 38% target share in Week 12. Combine the small passing tree of Jones and Christian Kirk with the excellent matchup next two weeks, and you get some serious fantasy goodness.

25% rostered on Yahoo
31% on ESPN
37% on Sleeper
12% Free Agent Budget

Treylon Burks

In Week 11, he had seven receptions in 111 yards. In Week 12, he had six targets which he turned into four receptions and 70 yards. He also fell on a fumble in the endzone and got a touchdown. He tied for the lead in targets in Week 12 with six and was second in receiving yards. So he has an 18% target share. In Week 11, he had a 30% target share and a 40% share of the air yards. So he sees volume in both targets and yards—an excellent addition for anyone wide receiver needy.

51% rostered on Yahoo
37% on ESPN
68% on Sleeper
15% Free Agent Budget

Richie James Jr.

In Week 11, James had three Targets, three receptions, 62 yards, and a touchdown. With Wan’Dale Robinson out in Week 12, James’ snaps increased to 70%. He also was tied for the team lead in targets with 6, which he turned into five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown. The Giants don’t have a lot of players on this passing tree. It’s Slayton, James, and Barkley, for the most part. So if you are needy, I would add James.

1% rostered on Yahoo
0% on ESPN
3% on Sleeper
10% Free Agent Budget

Other wide receivers to consider:

  • Isaiah McKenzie – 10 targets, six receptions, 91 yards, TD
  • DeAndre Carter – 10 Targets, seven receptions, 73 yards, TD
  • Elijah Moore – 2 Targets, two receptions, 64 yards, TD
  • Van Jefferson – 7 Targets, three receptions, 29 yards, TD

Tight Ends

Hunter Henry

He is starting to get involved in the passing game, and the schedule is terrific for him for the rest of the season. After the Bills in Week 13, he plays the Cardinals, the Raiders, the Bengals, and the Dolphins. Three of these games are against the bottom ten teams defending the tight end. In Week 12, he had five targets which he turned into three receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown. So there is life in the Patriots’ passing game now, and the schedule looks friendly. Can you ask for more than that at the tight end this season?

30% rostered on Yahoo
24% on ESPN
29% rostered on Sleeper
15% Free Agent Budget

Foster Moreau

Since Waller was sent to IR, Moreau has a 100% snap share for tight ends on the team. In Week 12 against the Seahawks, who give up the second most fantasy points to opposing team tight ends, Moreau had seven targets which he turned into three receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown. That was a 19% target share. In Week 13, the Raiders play the Chargers. The Chargers give the fifth most points to opposing teams’ tight ends. So yes, he will be a Money Maker for Week 13. This is the Return of the Island of Foster Moreau. The sequel is short and not as good, but I’ll take ten fantasy points from a tight end if I can get it.

39% rostered on Yahoo
35% on ESPN
45% rostered on Sleeper
5% Free Agent Budget

Other tight ends to consider: I don’t like any

NOTE: Tight end is just horrible this season. That’s all, that’s the note. I know you already knew it, too, but I had to say something.

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