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Fantasy Football 2021: Week 13 Waiver Wire Pick Ups

It’s crunch time now, and congratulations if you are still competitive in lucky Week 13.

There are four teams on their bye week, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, and Tennessee Titans. And there are numerous injuries you have to compensate for, so let’s get to it.

QUARTERBACKS

TAYSOM HILL, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS, 5% ROSTERED vs. DALLAS COWBOYS

This is a Thursday Night game so keep up with the news. Early reports are that Hill is now healthy and will take over the QB1 duties in New Orleans.

In the four games that he started last season, he finished as QB8. Hill’s rushing upside is what is sustainable.

The Cowboys are currently reeling with at least eight Covid cases and losing last Thursday in overtime to the Las Vegas Raiders, allowing Derek Carr to throw for 373 yards and rush for 21. Hill should make an impact in this game.

Also Consider, Teddy Bridgewater, Denver  Broncos, 21% Rostered @ Kansas City Chiefs

WIDE RECEIVERS

RUSSELL GAGE, ATLANTA FALCONS, 17% ROSTERED vs. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

We all know that the Buccaneers rushing defense is ranked number one in allowing opponents rushing yards per game (81), but they are also ranked 20th in passing yards allowed per game (247.5).

Now Matt Ryan has not been the most dependable quarterback, but he has his full complement (minus Calvin Ridley of course) of players, which only bodes well for Gage. Last week Gage led all Falcons’ receivers with seven targets, six receptions, 62 receiving yards, and one touchdown.

The over/under in this game is 50.5, with the Bucs given a healthy -11, according to MyBookie.ag.

Also Consider, Josh Reynolds, Detroit Lions, 1% Rostered vs. Minnesota Vikings

RUNNING BACKS

CHUBA HUBBARD, CAROLINA PANTHERS, 37% ROSTERED, BYE WEEK

This is a bit unorthodox, but I cannot believe Hubbard is only 37% rostered. With Christian McCaffrey shut down for the rest of the season, Hubbard is the next man up. There is a caveat (well, a couple) Ameer Abdullah and Cam Newton could take some of the gloss away from Hubbard, and while he is a viable pick-up for Week 14, his schedule in fantasy playoffs is brutal.

Also Consider, Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions, 39% Rostered vs. Minnesota

Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings, 50% Rostered, @ Detroit Lions

TIGHT ENDS

FOSTER MOREAU, LAS VEGAS RAIDERS, 1% ROSTERED vs. WFT

The news on Darren Waller isn’t great, so his progress needs to be monitored. But @TFSDoc seems to think it might be an injury that lingers.

Moreau did fill in for Waller in Week 7 and finished with six targets, six receptions, 60 yards, and a touchdown.

The WFT is mid-range in fantasy points to the tight end. They have given up four touchdowns and an average of 8 fantasy points per game to the position.

Also Consider, James O’Shaughnessy, Jacksonville Jaguars, 0% Rostered @ Los Angeles Rams

CONCLUSION

It is crunch time so pay attention to reports coming out regarding the health of your favorite fantasy player. Don’t be afraid to attack the waiver wire to get the best match-up possible.

And as always, Good Luck!

Come talk to me on Twitter @gladysLtyler with your start sit, DFS, prop bets, or Christmas present ideas!

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Author GladysLouiseTyler

Football enthusiast, dog mom, numbers geek who is also a long practicing social distancer. I am a fan of sports, but specifically the NFL. The Chargers no matter their locale is who we will be bonding over…because let’s face it writing about a team with so much talent, so many injuries, so many close games and the potential every season to see post-season is what it is all about! Let’s talk fantasy football, let’s talk about the players on the field and the production (or lack thereof), but let’s talk about the Bolts. PS If you have pictures of your dogs, cats (in Chargers gear) don’t be ashamed, send them to me, via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (no, really, I want them). And always passionate polite respectful conversations always accepted.

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