Week 12 is now in the books, which means we are finally done with bye weeks! With the playoffs quickly approaching, it is essential to look at using your claims for high upside players who have the potential to win a championship for you. Here is a look at my top waiver wire adds for Week 13:
Lamar Jackson TEN (42%) Since taking over as the Ravens starting quarterback in Week 11, Lamar Jackson has shown his explosive speed and athleticism, rushing for 190 yards and a touchdown. This past week against the Raiders, Jackson had some nice passes, one of which went for a touchdown on a 8 yard slant to Michael Crabtree. The Ravens will be facing the Falcons in Week 13, making for an intriguing matchup as the Falcons have allowed 273 (26th) pass yards and 123 (25th) rushing yards a game this season. The high ceiling that Jackson provides makes him an interesting add ahead of the fantasy playoffs.
Case Keenum DEN (16 %) Keenum isn’t a quarterback you’d typically like to put into your starting lineup, but with a matchup against the Bengals this week, Keenum could prove to be a good waiver wire addition as a streaming quarterback. This should be a favorable matchup as the Bengals are allowing 292 passing yards a game and 25 passing touchdowns on the season, both of which are the 2nd most allowed this season among NFL teams. With a great matchup, Keenum is worth a waiver add for teams in need of a streamer quarterback.
Justin Jackson LAC (1%) Melvin Gordon sprained his MCL in the Chargers Week 12 victory. Although Austin Ekeler is the more likely candidate to fill in for Gordon as the primary back, the Chargers should look to give Jackson some carries as well. After Gordon’s injury in Week 12, he managed 57 yards on just 7 carries. With Gordon healing from injury and Ekeler being more of a pass catching back, Jackson should see some good opportunities.
Rex Burkhead NE (19%) Burkhead had played just 3 games this season before suffering an injury and being placed on IR-Return Designation. He has finally been taken off of IR and is on track to return in Week 13 against the Vikings. Burkhead could be a great waiver add as he has shown he can be highly productive, scoring 8 touchdowns in 10 games for the Patriots last season. As Burkhead returns, he should be considered a bench spot as he will be a part of a running back committee with James White and Sony Michel both playing well. He’s worth stashing now because he’s proven in the past that, when given opportunities, he can perform as a top running back.
David Moore SEA ( 10%) Moore has been a huge help to the Seahawks this season and continued to be one in Week 12 against the Panthers, catching 4 of 5 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown. His highlight reel play came on a 35 yard touchdown on a 4th and 3 to tie the game. After his big game Sunday, he should continue to be a featured receiver for the Seahawks moving forward. As he continues to gain Russell Wilson’s trust, he could be a great addition to your fantasy squad.
Adam Humphries TB (30%) Humphries has been one of the bright spots for a struggling Bucs team, catching 2 touchdown passes in the last two weeks. Humphries has caught 46 of 64 targets this season and has a career high 4 touchdowns. When OJ was placed on IR, it was clear Cam Brate would see more targets, but Humphries showed he is also in line for more targets as he caught all 6 of his targets for 54 yards and a touchdown. Humphries is a high floor receiver who should be owned in most leagues.
Jonnu Smith TEN (20%) Smith has been more involved in the Titans offense the last few weeks, with all 3 of his touchdown this season being caught in the last 4 games. Monday night, Smith showed his Strength and speed on a 61 yard touchdown with over 50 yards coming after the catch. With creative play calling, the Titans should keep looking to get the ball into Smiths hands, making him a top waiver claim.
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