Welcome back! Here we are for week 13 waiver adds! Today we have some names that can help you down the stretch in your fantasy league. These five can help you out with winning these last few weeks.
Whisnant’s Week 13 Fantasy Waiver Adds
Case Keenum, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Well, the Vikings quarterback has proven he is the real deal for fantasy the past few games. He’s been a good streaming option and has a good looking week against the Falcons coming up with injuries in their secondary. He definitely is not the franchise quarterback but can help you win these last few weeks. Other games down the stretch include Carolina, Cincinnati, Green Bay, and Chicago. So Keenum has great upside for the final stretch of games unless the coaches decide to throw in Teddy Bridgewater.
Rod Smith, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Okay, hear me out on this one. The Cowboys backfield has now become a partnership instead of a trio with Darren McFadden getting cut. So Smith’s carries will increase as well as Tyron Smith coming back helping his ceiling. Alfred Morris has not been anywhere close to great so Smith has an opportunity to steal the number one spot if he performs well. This is a pickup for those in serious need, but a matchup against the average rushing defense of the Redskins could see Smith having a good game.
Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns
What a journey it’s been. Gordon has not played in an NFL game since December 2014. There’s a huge risk in starting him in week 13 but there’s not a lot of risk in adding him to your roster. If he does not show up this week, then you drop him. If he blows up for a 200-yard game, then he can be a start the next week. I do not advocate starting him this week but if you have space, go ahead and add him, if someone hasn’t been stashing him all year.
Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin went out with a concussion in week 12 and is expected to miss week 13. If he does, Rodgers is immediately an RB2 and a priority waiver pick-up. He should see the majority of the workload while losing some snaps to Peyton Barber. When Martin was suspended, Rodgers was the main guy in the backfield leading in snap percentage and should see the same amount of snaps.
Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills
After dealing with a midseason injury, Clay is starting to work his way back into being a fantasy relevant tight end. His snap percentage has increased weekly and he played well when he was on the field. If Kelvin Benjamin is out for week 13, Clay should benefit greatly and become a TE2. His ceiling, when he is fully recovered is a low-end TE1 so go ahead and add the Bills tight end because he can provide some tight end help down the stretch.