Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 13
Updated: Tuesday, December 1st
Every week, we examine players that may be available on your league's waiver wire that could help your team in the short and/or long term.
For a player to be listed, he must be owned in 50 percent (or less) of Yahoo! leagues. The goal is to provide recommendations of players that have a greater chance of being available on your league's waiver wire. Of course, your league's size and settings could significantly impact whether these players (or better options) are available in your particular league(s).
Based on our self-imposed restrictions, a player like San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel (rostered in 56% of Yahoo! leagues) is excluded from our list. In his first game back from injury, Samuel had 11 catches for 133 yards on 13 targets, all of which were team highs. If available in your league(s), he would top the (official) list below.
With that said, here are some wide receiver waiver-wire options to consider heading into Week 13 (Yahoo! % rostered in parenthesis):
[Note: Players listed below are sorted by our preference to add.]
1. Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers (39%)
More involved in his second game back from injury than last week, Lazard had four catches for 23 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 12. There will be some week-to-week volatility beyond Davante Adams for who's next in line for targets, but Aaron Rodgers has been playing at an MVP level and the Packers lead the NFL in passing touchdowns (33, 3.00 per game).
As the team's No. 2 receiver, Lazard will be in the weekly WR3/flex range the rest of the way.
2. Breshad Perriman, New York Jets (12%)
Perriman either led or tied for the team lead in receptions (four), targets (eight) and yards (79) in Sam Darnold's first game back from injury. Since Week 6, Perriman has more than 50 yards in four of five games and has a total of 17/323/3 on 29 targets over that stretch.
Outside of a difficult Week 15 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, Perriman and the Jets get three favorable remaining matchups through Week 16. And there's a strong chance that the Jets will be chasing points in all of their remaining games.
3. Denzel Mims, New York Jets (7%)
While I would prefer Perriman over Mims (see above), Mims is worth a look as well. Of course, both have the same set of favorable matchups and the likely game script that keeps the passing volume flowing.
Like Perriman, Mims has been productive lately as the rookie receiver has three consecutive games with more than 60 yards -- 62, 71 and 67, respectively. In addition, he has a minimum of seven targets in three consecutive games and four of his past five.
4. Keke Coutee, Houston Texans (1%)
Coming off a huge game (6/171/2 on seven targets) against the Detroit Lions and his fifth 100-yard game of the season, we've seen the last of Will Fuller in a Texans uniform this season (and possibly for good as he becomes a free agent in March). Fuller announced on IG that he was suspended for six games for a PED (via Aaron Reiss).
While Brandin Cooks will see as many targets as he can handle, Coutee will see his target share and snap percentage get a significant bump even though he has yet to finish any game with more than two catches, 17 yards or four targets. The team had placed Randall Cobb on IR and Kenny Stills was released.
5. Nelson Agholor, Las Vegas Raiders (43%)
In what was expected to be a smash spot for Derek Carr and all of the team's pass-catchers against the Atlanta Falcons turned out to be a major disappointment. Even so, Agholor finished with five catches for 54 yards on six targets.
Agholor has been a little inconsistent since the bye (Week 6), but the first-year Raider has more than 50 yards in four of his past six games. Going back to Week 4, he has either 50 yards and/or a touchdown in six of his past eight. A soft matchup against the winless Jets is on tap in Week 13 to help the Raiders offense get back on track.
6. Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills (3%)
Davis is certainly worth a look for deep-leaguers. The fourth-round rookie from UCF had three receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Davis now has two games with 70-plus yards and a score in his past three games.
With John Brown placed on IR, he'll join Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley in three-wide sets. The remaining schedule is difficult, however, as the Bills face the 49ers, Steelers, Broncos and Patriots over their next four games.
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