Welcome to Week 13. For most of us, it’s the last week of the regular season. If you’re already in the playoffs, you get to relax, but for the ones where it all comes down to this week, you’ve got a lot of strategizing to do.
The great news, there are no more byes, you have your full roster.
Maybe you’re still looking to strengthen some parts of your team, I got you covered. Here are some players you should look for on the waiver wire this week.
RB Bo Scarbrough
It’s been tough to trust any Lions running back not named Kerryon Johnson, but that might change with Scarbrough. With 18 carries for 98 yards this week, he was able to have 5.4 yards-per-carry, much better than any other back that has tried to replace Johnson.
He has a good matchup against the Bears on Thanksgiving, but after that, it gets tougher as the Vikings, Buccaneers, and Broncos are all top ten rushing defenses.
RB Benny Snell
It was Snell who got the lead back duties this week with James Connor sidelined due to re-aggravating his shoulder injury.
Pittsburgh is obviously having some problems at the quarterback position and they may lean on the run more going forward. Snell is a good option if Connor continues to miss time.
QB Sam Darnold
I would not think I’d have to put him here again, but looking on most platforms, Darnold is not 50% owned.
He’s gone from seeing ghosts to haunting defenses as he’s now put up 21+ points performances three weeks in a row. His next two games he has excellent matchups against Cincinnati, who’s allowed 22.7 points-per-game to quarterbacks, and Miami, who just allowed Baker Mayfield to go off this past week.
WR James Washington
Washington has been the best performing receiver for the Steelers over the last few weeks. He has two 15+ fantasy point performances over his last three games. With JuJu Smith Schuster out, Washington could continue to see opportunities.
WR Russell Gage
Although he’s third on the depth chart behind Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, Gage has some appeal as a flex-start. The Falcons are the pass heaviest team in football, so there are plenty of targets to go around.
WR Cole Beasley
Beasley once again had a touchdown reception this week. He now has four touchdowns in his last six games. Josh Allen looks for Beasley in the red zone quite a bit. I’ve been saying for a while Beasley is an underrated slot receiver, and he continues to get scoring opportunities.
QB Ryan Tannehill
Tannehill has lit a fire in this Tennessee squad since taking over as the starting quarterback, and it’s a shock he’s owned in under 30% of leagues on several platforms. He could very well be the top quarterback this week thanks to two passing and two rushing touchdowns against the Jaguars.
He has a great schedule coming up as well as he goes against the Colts, Raiders, and Texans. He’s someone to consider playing for the rest of the season.
TE David Njoku
Njoku returned to practice this week but wasn’t activated in the Browns’ game against the Dolphins. If you’re still looking for someone at the tight end position, Njoku is worth a stash.