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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 13 Pickups

Fantasy Football week 13 presents some interesting pickups on the waiver wire. Injuries and a hot hand heat up the wire this week with a handful of players that could actually make a big difference to your lineup if you need to fill some holes en route to the championship.


Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks – Pete Carroll has quietly opened up the offense for Wilson who has put up great numbers four weeks in a row. Wilson doesn’t throw for a lot of yards but he throws for TDs. Wilson has a mixed bag of matchups down the stretch including an intriguing game against the Chicago Bears this week. He then has the Arizona Cardinals, the Buffalo Bills, a 49ers team that you’d want to avoid, and a fantastic matchup in the final week against the Rams. If you are struggling at QB, Wilson could be the answer to your problems.

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Knowshon Moreno, Denver Broncos – Don’t say you weren’t warned. John Elway and John Fox dropped Moreno’s name several times leading up to Sunday’s return. Moreno went from being a healthy scratch to the starting running back thanks to his pass protection skills. I don’t expect him to lose the job as he works better than any of the other available backs with Peyton Manning. He had over 100 total yards on Sunday and in that offense there is no reason to believe he can’t put up those kinds of numbers weekly.

David Wilson, New York Giants – Wilson has been on and off this waiver wire list more than just about anyone this season. Once again Wilson is back not due to his own abilities but because one of the backs in front of him is injured. It is clear that the Giants don’t trust Wilson just yet so I wouldn’t expect him to break out this week. However, he is just one spot away from a starter who has been plagued by injuries all season long.

Bryce Brown, Philadelphia Eagles – Isn’t it amazing that the rookie had a better night behind the same garbage offensive line that top five running back LeSean McCoy has had troubles producing with all season? Temper your excitement with Brown. McCoy was out with a concussion and could be back this week. McCoy is not a guy that is going to lose his starting job to anyone. However, you could see a situation where Brown steals goal line carries and becomes a vulture. He is a gamble. He is all upside against the Cowboys if McCoy is out this week. If McCoy plays he may be worth nothing more than a stash play.

Wide Receivers

Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals – I was this close to pulling the trigger and adding Sanu on Sunday. So close that I had him highlighted but didn’t click the mouse. That was a big mistake. This kid is a stud and the Bengals have finally found that second option they have been searching for over the last year and a half. As long as AJ Green continues to get double teamed Sanu will have opportunities. I would call it a fluke if it was only against the Raiders but he has had 4 TDs in three weeks. He has tremendous matchups down the stretch and could become a big key to your championship if you can snag him this week.

Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams – Givens certainly took advantage of his new role as Sam Bradford’s go-to guy this week and will continue to do so with Danny Amendola on the shelf. Keep in mind that Givens is not a guy you’d start if Amendola is healthy. So it is important to keep tabs on Amendola’s health during the week. Remember that Amendola was not scratched even though he was hurt. If Amendola is active and still hurt, Givens could be a sneaky play this week.

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