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Fantasy Football: Week 13 Waiver Wire Adds, Drops and More

The fantasy football season is winding down, so let’s skip the fluff and dive straight into my Week 13 waiver wire report. As always, I’ll include players to add, players to probably not add and players to drop. It’s also geared toward PPR leagues unless otherwise noted. All players included are rostered in fewer than 50% of leagues, per FantasyPros’ rostership data. All stats are credited to TruMedia unless stated otherwise.

And as a reminder, the Cardinals and Panthers are the only two teams on their byes in Week 13.

Quarterbacks

Don’t get too excited about Mike White.

  • White is only rostered in 2.7% of leagues.
  • He scored 24.8 fantasy points against Chicago.
  • He had more than 16 fantasy points at halftime.
  • Against the Bears, he completed 22/28 for 315 passing yards and three touchdowns.
  • While there’s a chance White becomes fantasy relevant, one game against the 23rd-best defense against quarterbacks in fantasy isn’t a big enough sample size.
  • However, the Jets face the Vikings (25th) and the Lions (32nd) in two of the next three weeks.

Don’t expect much from Jared Goff, either.

  • Goff is rostered in 36.7% of leagues.
  • Goff scored 17.6 fantasy points against the Bills on Thanksgiving.
  • That was his best fantasy performance since Week 8 and his second-best performance since Week 4.
  • Buffalo was previously 6th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks.
  • The Lions have a relatively easy upcoming schedule.
  • They face the Jaguars (22nd-fewest fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks) and the Vikings (25th) in the next two weeks.
  • Jameson Williams is reportedly slated to return to the lineup soon.
  • Still, this seems like an outlier.

Jordan Love is an intriguing streaming candidate if Aaron Rodgers misses time.

  • He’s rostered in fewer than 1% of leagues
  • Rodgers left late in the game Sunday night with an oblique injury.
  • Love stepped in and actually looked pretty good.
  • He played 10 snaps and was 6-for-9 for 113 yards, a touchdown and 8.52 fantasy points.
  • The Packers face the Bears in Week 13, who have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks.
  • Chicago just let Mike White have a field day.
  • There aren’t many viable quarterbacks left on waivers, and Love played well enough against the best defense against fantasy quarterbacks.
  • Keep an eye on him if you need a quarterback this week.

Running Backs

Zonovan Knight, not Ty Johnson, is the Jets running back to own if Michael Carter misses multiple games.

  • Knight is rostered in fewer than 1% of leagues.
  • Carter hurt his ankle in the third quarter and didn’t come back in the game.
  • Knight led the Jets running backs in snaps and carries from then on.
  • Knight saw 14 carries to Johnson’s seven carries.
  • Knight saw three targets to Johnson’s two targets. 
  • Don’t be fooled by Johnson’s 14.8 fantasy points; he scored a 32-yard rushing touchdown to make it a 31-10 lead in the third quarter.
  • Knight only scored *checks notes* 13.3 fantasy points. 
  • Chicago had previously allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs.
  • The Jets face three-straight teams that have been below average against fantasy running backs: Vikings, Bills and Lions.

JaMycal Hasty is a must-add if Travis Etienne misses any time.

  • Hasty is only rostered in 1.4% of leagues.
  • He filled in as Jacksonville’s main back once Travis Etienne hurt his foot in the first quarter.
  • He scored 20.5 fantasy points, which included five catches, 67 receiving yards and a touchdown.
  • Hasty was also tied for second in targets with five.
  • Darrell Henderson could be viable and is worth considering, but we don’t even know if he’s good or what his role will be.
  • The Jaguars have one of the toughest remaining schedules for fantasy running backs.
  • However, the Ravens had previously allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to running backs.

You don’t need to hold onto Damien Harris anymore.

  • Harris is rostered in 62.5% of leagues.
  • Harris hurt his thigh in New England’s Thanksgiving loss.
  • He had already been dealing with injuries this season.
  • Rhamondre Stevenson is the clear No. 1 running back in New England.
  • Harris has yet to play more than 41% of the team’s snaps since Week 4, even in games he was deemed fully healthy in.
  • Even if Harris does return, his workload looks too insignificant to be of any fantasy value.
  • He’s simply Stevenson’s handcuff.
  • And yet, J.J. Taylor filled in for Harris in games he missed this season.
  • Use that extra roster spot for someone who may actually contribute to your team soon.

You still shouldn’t expect much from any Rams running back.

  • Kyren Williams is rostered in 27.3% of leagues.
  • Cam Akers is rostered in 55.6% of leagues.
  • I wrote that same sentence last week, and Week 12 reinforced my sentiments.
  • Williams led the backfield with 38 snaps and 11 carries.
  • He also ran 21 routes and saw three targets.
  • He only scored nine fantasy points in a negative game-script.
  • The Rams don’t look like they’ll be in many positive game-scripts.
  • Akers scored 3.7 fantasy points on eight carries.
  • Not all opportunities are created equal.
  • That means you can drop Akers if you haven’t yet.
  • Williams may hold some value in PPR leagues, but he should be nowhere near your starting lineups for now.

The Steelers’ backfield isn’t exactly a top priority, even if Najee Harris misses time.

  • Harris exited the game in the second quarter with an abdominal injury.
  • After that? It was a mosh posh of running back usage.
  • Benny Snell and Anthony McFarland split the workload pretty evenly.
  • Prior to Week 12, Snell and McFarland had a combined three snaps played, and McFarland had zero of them.
  • Snell appeared to be Pittsburgh’s preferred short-yardage back, while McFarland looked like the preferred receiving back.
  • Jaylen Warren, Najee Harris’ backup, was out with a hamstring injury.
  • This is just a mess of a fantasy situation to deal with.
  • Yes, Snell could be an RB2 in Week 13, but that would need the bulk of the carries and for Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren to miss the game.
  • Until we know for sure who the main back is, if there is one at all, then each of these players is a dart throw.
  • Pittsburgh plays Atlanta, who have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to running backs.
  • If you need a running back, you may as well take a shot at Snell, then McFarland, and hope the dominoes fall in their favor.

Wide Receivers

Don’t expect much from the Rams’ wide receivers, either.

  • Van Jefferson is rostered in 18.7% of leagues.
  • Jefferson had 11.9 fantasy points in Week 12.
  • That included one touchdown on 29 yards receiving.
  • He also saw a team-high seven targets… but he only caught three.
  • The Rams’ banged-up receiving room will grant Jefferson fantasy relevancy.
  • Allen Robinson will miss the remainder of the season, leaving Jefferson and Ben Skowronek as the “top” options.
  • Skowronek has 7.3 total fantasy points over the last three weeks, despite seeing 4+ targets in each game.
  • But the Rams’ inefficient passing game will handicap Jefferson’s fantasy relevancy.
  • Whether it’s Bryce Perkins, John Wolford or somehow Matthew Stafford at quarterback, Los Angeles’ weapons will have a tough time receiving the ball.
  • Jefferson is worth a low-priority waiver pickup since the Rams still figure to throw the ball at an above-average rate.

Treylon Burks looks legit.

  • Burks is rostered in 43.9% of leagues.
  • Burks, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Robert Woods led the Titans with six targets.
  • But it was Burks who led the wide receivers with 70 receiving yards.
  • He scored 17 fantasy points, which included a flukey fumble recovery for a touchdown.
  • This is the third week in a row Burks has seen six or more targets.
  • The volume isn’t great, though Burks has averaged about 16 yards per catch over the last two weeks.
  • Despite a tough remaining schedule – three of the Titans’ next four opponents rank in the top ten of fewest fantasy points allowed to wide receivers – Burks’ upside and role warrant a roster spot.
  • If he’s still on waivers, scoop him up immediately.

Zay Jones is a risky wide receiver to start, but a good one to add.

  • Jones is rostered in 28% of leagues.
  • Jones balled out in Week 12 with 27.5 fantasy points.
  • That included a whopping 14 targets, 11 catches and 145 receiving yards.
  • That’s his third game in the last five with 10+ targets.
  • He leads Jacksonville in targets over the last two games.
  • Somewhat surprisingly, Jones has seen the 22nd-most targets among wide receivers this season (prior to Monday Night Football).
  • He and Christian Kirk were clearly the Jaguars’ top two wideouts in Week 12 based on usage.
  • Jacksonville’s next two opponents have both allowed plenty of fantasy points to wide receivers: Detroit (fifth-most) and Tennessee (third).
  • Jones shouldn’t be sitting on waivers past Week 13.

Don’t waste too much waiver capital on Richie James yet.

  • He’s rostered in fewer than 1% of leagues.
  • James in Week 10: 3/3, 48 receiving yards, 1 TD, 13.8 points
  • James in Week 11: 5/6, 41 receiving yards, 1 TD, 15.1 points
  • Those nine targets are the most he’s seen in a two-game span since Weeks 2 and 3.
  • James was tied for the most targets in Week 11, though, with no Wan’Dale Robinson.
  • He’s clearly a bit dependent on touchdowns.
  • But three of the Giants’ next four matchups are against teams in the bottom six of fantasy points allowed to wide receivers.
  • We need to see another week of targets from James before we can confidently pick him up and start him.

Isaiah McKenzie and Nelson Agholor are nothing more than deep-league streaming options.

  • McKenzie is only rostered in 28.4% of leagues.
  • Agholor is rostered in fewer than 1% of leagues.
  • If you have to stream your wide receivers…. my condolences.
  • Both players scored and saw 8+ targets.
  • Both players also saw season-high targets.
  • McKenzie’s last touchdown came in Week 4.
  • McKenzie hadn’t seen more than five targets since Week 6.
  • Agholor’s only other touchdown came in Week 2.
  • Agholor hadn’t seen more than four targets since Week 4.
  • McKenzie is more valuable than Agholor since Buffalo throws the ball more, but neither has been consistent enough to warrant a roster spot.
  • Nor does anything suggest their Week 12 production rolls over into Week 13.

Tight Ends

Tyler Conklin may finally be worth a pickup again.

  • Conklin is rostered in 25.2% of leagues.
  • Conklin only scored eight fantasy points on three targets.
  • But only one New York Jet (Garrett Wilson) saw more than three targets in a run-heavy game script.
  • Conklin scored more fantasy points than tight ends like Gerald Everett, Noah Fant, Cole Kmet, George Kittle, Greg Dulcich and Evan Engram.
  • He scored fewer fantasy points than tight ends like Josh Oliver, Jordan Akins, John Bates, MyCole Pruitt and Jake Ferguson.
  • What does that mean? This is a weird position to decipher in fantasy football.
  • Luckily, Conklin faces two of the worst defenses against tight ends in fantasy in the next three weeks: Vikings in Week 13 and Lions in Week 15.
  • Unluckily, Conklin faces the toughest defense against tight ends in fantasy in Week 14: the Bills.

Hunter Henry is nothing more than a weekly dart throw.

  • Henry is rostered in 27.4% of leagues.
  • Henry scored 15.3 fantasy points in Week 11, which included a touchdown.
  • One could argue he should’ve had two touchdowns. 
  • He has two games with double-digit fantasy points.
  • He scored in both games.
  • This is nothing more than an outlier.
  • The Patriots face the Bills in Week 13, who have allowed the fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season.
  • You can consider picking him up if Henry plays well in Week 13.

Foster Moreau is still just a top streaming candidate.

  • Moreau is rostered in 36.8% of leagues.
  • Moreau scored 12.3 fantasy points on seven targets, three catches, 33 receiving yards and a touchdown.
  • Seattle had previously allowed the most fantasy points to tight ends.
  • With Darren Waller out, Moreau has played between 95% to 100% of the Raiders’ snaps each game.
  • Although he’s too touchdown-dependent to trust each week, there are worse streamers than Moreau.
  • Las Vegas’ next two opponents are about average in defending tight ends: Chargers (16th-most fantasy points allowed to tight ends) and Rams (20th-most).
  • I don’t recommend starting him until he becomes a bigger part of the Raiders’ gameplan.

WATCH MORE: Week 12 Fantasy Recap

 

 

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Fantasy Football Week 9: Waiver Wire Adds, Updates, and More

There’s a good chance you’ll need some fantasy football help for Week 9. Six teams have a bye this week: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers.

In the spirit of Halloween, I also include a treat in the form of a star player you can drop. This page will be constantly updated throughout Monday and Tuesday (if necessary) to reflect any new information from the games. 

It’s also geared toward PPR leagues unless otherwise noted. All players included are rostered in fewer than 40% of leagues, per FantasyPros’ rostership data. All stats are credited to TruMedia unless otherwise noted.

 

Quarterbacks

Justin Fields shouldn’t be left on waivers.

  • Rostered in 33.6% of leagues.
  • Fantasy points over the last four weeks: 17.02, 18.34,  23.36, 26.04.
  • Those last two games came against two above-average defenses in the Patriots and Cowboys.
  • Fields is the overall QB6 in fantasy points per game since Week 5.
  • He’s rushed for 60+ yards in each of the last three games.
  • His next three games: Dolphins, Lions and Falcons
  • All three teams are 24th or lower in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks.

Jimmy Garoppolo is a steady, high-floor option.

  • Rostered in 35.9% of leagues.
  • He’s averaging 15.4 fantasy points.
  • Remove Week 3 and Week 4, and he’s scored between 16.3 and 18.02 fantasy points in his other five games.
  • Garoppolo has a loaded arsenal of weapons to throw to—when everyone’s healthy.
  • The 49ers are on their bye in Week 9.
  • After that, San Francisco has the easiest remaining schedule for fantasy quarterbacks.
  • That includes upcoming matchups with Arizona (Week 11), New Orleans (Week 12) and Miami (Week 13).

You can drop Russell Wilson (How about this for a bonus?).

  • Rostered in 62.7% of leagues.
  • Wilson’s thrown for 17+ points just twice this season.
  • He’s scored more than once in just one game.
  • Wilson’s on a bye in Week 9
  • You don’t need to be reminded how bad the Broncos’ offense is, but here you go: Prior to Week 8, no team had scored fewer points per game than the Broncos.

 

Running Backs

Latavius Murray is worth a waiver add.

  • Rostered in 36.7% of leagues.
  • He’s scored in three of four games this season.
  • Murray’s scored in his last two games with the Broncos.
  • His usage isn’t great, but it’s better than most running backs you can get off waivers.
  • He saw 27 snaps, 14 carries, 11 routes run and a target in London.
  • Melvin Gordon saw 34 snaps, nine carries, 22 routes run and three targets.
  • Gordon got more work than Murray in the first half.
  • Murray is a risky flex play in a bad running back landscape in fantasy.

You can add Kenyan Drake, but he’s only valuable as long as JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards are out.

  • Rostered in 24.7% of leagues.
  • Dobbins will be out for the foreseeable future.
  • Edwards tweaked his hamstring Thursday night.
  • The team says it’s a minor injury.
  • If Edwards plays—and he should—you can’t start Drake in Week 9.
  • Drake saw 44 snaps and seven carries once Edwards left the game against the Buccaneers.
  • Justice Hill still saw 16 snaps and four carries.
  • Baltimore is a top-six team in run-play rate.
  • Drake likely isn’t a starter in Week 9, but he should be scooped off waivers just in case.

Dontrell Hilliard is nothing more than Derrick Henry’s handcuff.

  • Rostered in 9.8% of leagues.
  • Hilliard scored 10.5 fantasy points on eight carries for 83 yards rushing.
  • That was his third game over 10 points this season.
  • The Titans faced the Texans who have allowed the most fantasy points and rushing yards to running backs.
  • Hilliard has played 27% of the snaps, which is the most among all Tennessee backup running backs.
  • Adding Hilliard is nothing more than adding insurance if Henry goes down.
  • And believe it or not: Hilliard is not Henry. Your expectations should obviously be tempered.

 

Wide Receivers

Devin Duvernay is too touchdown dependent to start, but he’s worth an add.

  • Rostered in 41.1% of leagues.
  • Duvernay has five games of double-digit points this season.
  • He scored a touchdown in four of those games, including a kick return in Week 2.
  • If Rashod Bateman and/or Mark Andrews miss time with injuries, Duvernay could see an uptick in targets.
  • Bateman left Thursday Night Football after aggravating his foot injury and will miss a few weeks, per reports.
  • Andrews also left with a shoulder injury.
  • Duvernay led Ravens wideouts in targets over the two weeks Bateman missed.
  • Duvernay is mostly a low-floor option for now, yet he’s worth some waiver capital in Week 9.

Romeo Doubs shouldn’t be available on waivers anymore.

  • Rostered in 46.4% of leagues.
  • A week after scoring no fantasy points on four targets, Doubs scored 16.2 points on seven targets.
  • That includes a sweet-looking 19-yard touchdown.
  • Doubs led all Packers in targets.
  • He’s played 89% of the snaps since Week 3.
  • He’s second on the team in targets per game this season (6.1).
  • Allen Lazard leads all Packers in targets per game (6.8), but he missed Week 8 with a shoulder injury.
  • Doubs is clearly Aaron Rodgers’ favorite target when Lazard doesn’t play.
  • Aside from Tennessee in Week 11, Doubs doesn’t have the friendliest upcoming schedule in fantasy.
  • Between Week 9 and Week 13, the Packers face three teams inside the top-ten in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers.
  • He’s not a must-add, though Doubs’ upside warrants a roster spot in all formats.

Don’t look now, but Darius Slayton is the Giants’ new WR1.

  • Rostered in 4.6% of leagues.
  • Slayton leads New York in targets per game since Week 5.
  • In those four games, he’s eclipsed 11 fantasy points three times.
  • He’s only scored once.
  • Marcus Johnson has still out-snapped Slayton and Wan’Dale Robinson.
  • The Giants have a bye in Week 9.
  • Two of Slayton’s best fantasy performances came against teams that were allowing bottom-ten points to wide receivers.
  • His upcoming schedule is a roller coaster of friendly matchups (Washington twice) and not-so-friendly matchups (Dallas, Philadelphia).
  • As long as New York is competitive, Slayton should be involved in the team’s passing attack.
  • He deserves flex consideration until further notice.

Tyquan Thornton and Terrace Marshall are nothing more than watch-list candidates for now.

  • Both are rostered in fewer than 5% of leagues.
  • Both were treated as their team’s respective WR2 in Week 8.
  • They were second in snaps, routes run and targets among wide receivers.
  • Marshall saw nine targets in Carolina’s high-scoring overtime loss.
  • Thornton saw two targets in New England’s low-scoring win.
  • The Patriots had a positive game script for most of the game.
  • Marshall scored a season-high 12.7 points against the Falcons.
  • His role has increased drastically since Robbie Anderson’s trade to Arizona.
  • Thornton has scored fewer than three points in three of his four games played.
  • Only add one of them if you play in deeper leagues.
  • Even then, you’d be hoping for their uninspiring passing games to suddenly click.

Do not pick up Damiere Byrd.

  • Rostered in 0.0% of leagues.
  • He scored 14.5 points in Week 7 and 15.7 in Week 8 but those numbers are severely inflated by touchdowns.
  • In Week 7, he had one catch on one target for a 75-yard touchdown.
  • In Week 8, he had three catches on six targets for 67 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown.
  • Sure, he led all Atlanta wide receivers in targets, but this feels like a fluke.
  • If anything, flag Byrd for your watch list.

 

Tight Ends

Greg Dulcich is a top waiver priority.

  • Rostered in 37.5% of leagues.
  • He led the Broncos with 87 receiving yards.
  • He was second on the team in targets (5) behind Jerry Jeudy.
  • Since taking his first snaps three weeks ago, Dulcich has averaged 11.8 fantasy points (Prior to Week 8, that would’ve been good for TE6).
  • He’s only scored once.
  • Of Denver’s nine remaining games, five of them are against teams that are top-five in fantasy points allowed to tight ends.

As long as Mark Andrews is out, Isaiah Likely is a worthy starter.

  • Rostered in 3.4% of leagues.
  • Likely ran more routes than any Raven in Week 8.
  • He was also second on the team in targets.
  • No team’s tight ends have a higher target share than Baltimore’s tight ends.
  • Likely’s upcoming schedule isn’t great with a road game against the Saints next week and a bye in week 10.
  • Keep an eye on Andrews’ health.

Don’t be fooled by Tyler Conklin’s huge game.

  • Rostered in 14.1% of leagues.
  • Conklin is TE6 in fantasy points.
  • He scored 38 fantasy points in the first weeks.
  • Between Week 4 and Week 7, he scored a total of 17.1 points.
  • He caught two touchdowns on ten targets for 25.9 fantasy points in a Week 8 loss to New England.
  • Zach Wilson attempted a season-high 41 passes… and completed a season-high 20 passes.
  • The Jets could throw the ball even more in Week 9 against the Bills, thus boosting Conklin’s upside.
  • No team has allowed fewer points to tight ends than Buffalo.
  • You can leave Conklin on waivers.

 

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Analysis

Week 7 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Report

If you’re looking for Week 7 waiver wire help, good luck. The waiver wire looks pretty barren, which may be related to the first slate of bye weeks.

Luckily, here at The 33rd Team, we like to do things a bit differently. Not only do I include players to target off waivers, but I also included blurbs on players you probably should not target.

This page will be constantly updated throughout the day to reflect any new information, such as the Robbie Anderson trade and Marquise Brown injury. It’s also geared toward PPR leagues unless otherwise noted. All players included are rostered in fewer than 40% of leagues, per FantasyPros’ rostership data. All stats are credited to TruMedia unless stated otherwise.

Quarterback 

Stream Matt Ryan at your own risk.

  • Rostered in 20.5% of leagues.
  • He just scored 27.16 fantasy points.
  • That’s his first 20-point game all season.
  • And it’s his first game with three passing touchdowns.
  • It’s also the only game he didn’t turn the ball over.
  • He has three games between 15-18 points…
  • … and two games below seven points.
  • Ironically his best and worst games came against Jacksonville.
  • Ryan’s lack of rushing upside means if you start him, you’re hoping he plays really well.
  • He hasn’t been playing particularly well.
  • The Colts face the Titans and Commanders on consecutive weeks.
  • Both teams are bottom-seven teams in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks.
  • He’s a shaky streamer with not much season-long upside.

Marcus Mariota is a safer streaming option than Matt Ryan.

  • Rostered in 14.5% of leagues.
  • He just scored 24.16 fantasy points against one of the best defenses in football.
  • San Francisco was banged up defensively, though.
  • Mariota has three games of 17+ points and five games of 13+ points.
  • He has the fifth-most rush attempts among quarterbacks.
  • Atlanta has a top-three rush-play rate.
  • The Falcons play the Bengals in Week 7.
  • But prior to Week 6, Cincinnati allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks.
  • Matt Ryan may be a better option in Week 7, but Mariota has a higher weekly floor for the rest of the season.

Running Back

Don’t get your hopes up with Kenyan Drake.

  • Rostered in 3.2% of leagues.
  • Drake had 65 rushing yards in three games all season.
  • He had 110 rushing yards on 10 carries in Week 6.
  • That includes a 30-yard rushing touchdown early in the game.
  • It seemed like John Harbaugh just rode the hot hand with Drake after a good start.
  • The Ravens are known for rotating their backs… and limiting J.K. Dobbins’ touches.
  • Running back is pretty barren, so I don’t blame you for taking a flier on Drake.
  • He could be worth a waiver add depending on your situation.
  • Just don’t expect this type of production or usage each week.

Deon Jackson is a fine handcuff to watch, if still available.

  • Rostered in 15.5% of leagues.
  • This doesn’t mean he’s a priority pickup.
  • He’ll probably be expendable once Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines return from their injuries.
  • But Jackson played well enough to establish value if Taylor or Hines go down again.
  • He’s had 12+ carries in each of the last two games.
  • He just had 10 catches on 10 targets.
  • Honestly, there really aren’t many other runnings backs to even consider on the waiver wire.
  • Jackson injured his quad in Week 7, monitor his status.

Tyler Allgeier and Caleb Huntley still aren’t worth adding.

  • Allgeier is rostered in 44.5% of leagues.
  • Huntley is rostered in 6.3% of leagues.
  • Both ran the ball 15+ times on 20+ snaps.
  • Both players failed to reach six fantasy points.
  • Neither saw a target, either. 
  • Only the Bears are running the ball at a higher rate than the Falcons.
  • Damien Williams could return in Week 7.
  • As mentioned above, Marcus Mariota will still steal carries in the running game.
  • Until Cordarrelle Patterson comes back, there will be plenty of opportunities for Huntley and/or Allgeier. 
  • But not all opportunities are created equal.

Wide Receivers

Wan’Dale Robinson isn’t a priority, but he shouldn’t be left on the waiver wire.

  • Rostered in 6.7% of leagues.
  • Robinson scored 18.1 fantasy points, including a touchdown, in his first game back from a Week 1 injury.
  • He was tied for second in targets behind Daniel Bellinger.
  • Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney were inactive.
  • But they haven’t been doing much anyway.
  • Robinson could become the Giants’ WR1.
  • The Giants have the third-highest rush-play rate.
  • So even if Robinson dominates the target shares, New York hasn’t been throwing enough to increase his value.
  • He’s still talented and versatile enough to be stashed on the bench, especially in deeper leagues.

That was probably not the Chase Claypool resurgence game.

  • Rostered in 52% of leagues.
  • It’s much more likely it’s a one-off performance.
  • Claypool has failed to eclipse 10 fantasy points in any game this year.
  • He scored 23.4 fantasy points in Week 6.
  • He saw seven targets.
  • Diontae Johnson also saw seven targets, and George Pickens saw six.
  • That’s the first game Claypool led the Steelers in targets, and only the second time he was in the top two.

Zay Jones is a sneaky good waiver pickup.

  • Rostered in 23.6% of leagues
  • In Week 6, Jones was second on the Jaguars in targets (behind Evan Engram) with five.
  • He also ran the most routes and saw the most snaps on the team.
  • He’s first on Jacksonville in targets per game… by .1 target.
  • Based on his usage, Jones is producing near his floor.
  • Although, he did score 24.5 fantasy points in Week 3.
  • Expect him to cash in sooner rather than later.

Tyquan Thornton is worth a waiver claim, but only if you really need a wide receiver.

  • Rostered in 0.8% of leagues
  • Thornton saw five targets in Week 6, tied for the third-most on the Patriots.
  • Bailey Zappe only threw 31 times.
  • Thornton still ran the third-most routes and the third-most snaps among wide receivers.
  • Thornton also had three of New England’s 29 carries.
  • The Patriots had a positive game-script, so more passes could be in their future.
  • However, they’re sixth in run-play rate.
  • Don’t expect Thornton to add much production in a limited passing offense.

You can leave Parris Campbell on the waiver wire.

  • Rostered in 1.5% of leagues
  • Josh Larky explained why we should remain weary of Campbell 
  • Campbell saw season-highs in every major stat.
  • That includes a whopping 10 targets in Week 6.
  • Campbell was previously averaging three targets per game.
  • Injuries to Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines will almost certainly diminish the amount of pass attempts in future games.

Here’s what to expect from Robbie Anderson.

Tight Ends

You don’t have to add Mike Gesicki.

  • Rostered in 32.7% of leagues.
  • He scored 24.9 fantasy points in Week 6.
  • That’s 0.2 points fewer than his season total.
  • That includes a 14.1-point performance in Week 2
  • Gesicki saw a season-high seven targets.
  • The Dolphins were playing from behind the entire game.
  • He’s way too touchdown dependent.
  • Prior to Week 6, Gesicki was tied for the fifth-most targets on the team.
  • Even though tight end is a wasteland, Gesicki is way too unreliable to be trusted.

You should consider adding Robert Tonyan, though.

  • Rostered in 34.2% of leagues.
  • Tonyan isn’t a great fantasy option.
  • However, he’s still scored 9+ points in three of the last four games.
  • Tonyan saw career highs in basically every stat in Week 6.
  • That includes 12 targets.
  • The Packers never led.
  • He’s probably better than anyone else on the waiver wire in your league.
  • Tonyan’s not a must-start by any means, but he’s played better than some tight ends.
  • He’s a better fantasy tight end than Irv Smith Jr., Noah Fant and Tyler Conklin.

Add Hayden Hurst if you need a tight end and hope he scores.

  • Rostered in 57.3% of leagues
  • Hurst has run the fourth-most routes among tight ends this season.
  • Yes, he’s only scored 5.1 fantasy points against the Saints.
  • The Saints were the fourth-best team against opposing tight ends prior to the game. 
  • He has three games of 9+ fantasy points this season, including two games of 11+ points.
  • Those two big games both included touchdowns.
  • Hurst is too touchdown-dependent to confidently start each week, yet he’s still a TE1 in fantasy due to the general positional volatility.
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