Top 10 Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 13

Top 10 waiver wire pickups for Week 13

11/27/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

DeAngelo Williams (CAR): Jonathan Stewart had pretty much earned a featured role in the Panthers' backfield, but has now injured the same ankle that he had issues with in the preseason. Williams is next in line to get the bulk of the carries, and the Panthers will likely sprinkle some Mike Tolbert into the backfield mix. Given a nice opportunity without Stewart on Monday night, however, Williams could only muster 21 yards on 11 carries. If Stewart misses time, Williams' value is strictly based on how much work he gets, as he's been extremely unproductive for almost the entire season.

Wide Receivers
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Pierre Garcon (WAS): 
Garcon's Week 11 return from injury was a disappointment, but he seemed to have gotten back in rhythm on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys, posting five catches for 93 yards and a touchdown. The Redskins have an incredibly weak receiving core, and Garcon is by far the best weapon Robert Griffin III has to throw to. Garcon's No. 1 status with the Redskins and his big play making ability have him as a potential WR3 option through the fantasy playoffs.

Ryan Broyles (DET): Broyles got a shot at the Lions' No. 2 receiver role thanks to the suspension of Titus Young, and he responded in a big way with six catches for 126 yards. Young has been a head-case for the Lions ever since coming into the league - complaining about not getting the ball, committing dumb personal fouls, sucker-punching teammates, and lining up incorrectly on the field. Calvin Johnson hinted that Young may be gone for a while, and head coach Jim Schwartz would not give an update on Young's status with the team. As long as Young is gone, Broyles will have every opportunity to replicate his nice numbers from Thanksgiving.

Tight Ends

Dustin Keller (NYJ): 
Keller is definitely not the greatest tight end option, but there really isn't much talent at his position left on the waiver wire. Keller caught five balls for 64 yards and a touchdown on Thanksgiving, and he's had 5+ catches in three of his past five games. He's the best aerial weapon that the Jets have, and can be plugged into lineups for those who are struggling severely at tight end.


New York Jets: The Jets have been extremely up and down all season, but one thing about them is consistent - they're generally up against the bad teams, and down against the good teams. They're definitely facing a bad team this week when they host the Cardinals, who just threw two pick-sixes to the Rams' Janoris Jenkins. The Cardinals have an abysmal offensive line, are starting a quarterback no one's ever heard of, and their lone offensive weapon, Larry Fitzgerald, can be contained by Antonio Cromartie.
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