Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Week 13 Waiver Wire 'n' Flier's


Not an exciting week for waiver QB’s.

If Colin Kaepernick is still on your waiver wire, go get him.

Russell Wilson did well in week 12 but faces Chicago on the road this week and they give up the fewest fantasy points to QB’s.

If you have been doing the plug n play for Big Ben or frustrated with Carson Palmer, the upside play may be Ryan Tannehill facing the New England Patriots this week. The Patriots give up the 11th most fantasy points, 4th most passing yards, 2nd most passing TD’s and 3rd most completions to QB’s.


Michael Bush – Forte left week 12 early after injuring his ankle again. When Forte is out, Bush has solid RB2 value. Seattle run defense is pretty good, but you can’t underestimate the touches and goal line work that Bush would receive in Forte’s absence.

Bryce Brown – Last week’s flier may get another start this week. McCoy will likely miss his second game this week as he had not even passed phase 1 of his concussion protocol. There is no motivation by the Eagles to rush their franchise RB back to action. Brown on Monday Night Football ran for 178 yards 2 TD’s on 19 carries and caught 4 balls for 11 yards. He did lose two fumbles but Andy Reid stuck with him. He’ll be a strong RB2 in another start.

Knowshon Moreno – Last week I mentioned Hillman and Ball as possible pickups but noted John Fox’s affinity for veteran RB’s, so I thought Ball would get the most work. But it turned out Moreno got the start and he ran with it. Moreno ran 20 times for 85 yards and caught 4 balls for 26 yards. Moreno is the back to own in Denver right now and it’s time to ride him while he’s hot. He has PPR gravy on him and a nice stretch run of matchups in the playoffs.

Beanie Wells – A week 11 and week 12 flier that scored 2 TD’s this week.

RB Flier

David Wilson – Andre Brown broke his leg in week 12 so by default Wilson is Ahmad Bradshaw’s primary back up. His workload is to be determined, but given Bradshaw’s injury history, Wilson could definitely come into play during your fantasy playoffs. If you have a roster spot, use it because the upside potential is great for this speedy home run hitter in a good offense.


Ryan Broyles – With Titus Young inactive last week because of team punishment, Broyles took advantage of his start and notched 12 targets, 6 receptions and 126 yards. Detroit beat writers think Broyles may have surpassed Young on the depth chart. Broyles should remain a PPR asset as he takes advantage of double coverage on Calvin Johnson in the Lions pass happy offense. This week he faces the Colts and they allow the 5th most fantasy points to WR’s.

Mohamed Sanu – Last week’s flier caught 2 TD’s this past week. He now has 4 TD’s in his last 3 games and got 9 targets in week 12. He is the #2 WR in Cincinnati and is taking advantage of the coverage AJ Green gets. He’s a WR3 in deeper leagues and emerging as a red zone threat.

WR Flier

Cole Beasley – Keep an eye on Miles Austin’s status this week. If he is out, perhaps Cole can earn more time after getting 13 targets and 7 receptions for 68 yards in week 12. The matchup for week 13 is a good one too; the Cowboys face an Eagles defense that looked terrible on MNF. Cole could be a PPR asset.


Rob Housler – It appears Ryan Lindley likes Rob Housler. In week 12 he got 11 targets and caught 8 of them for 82 yards. This week he faces the Jets who allow the 6th most fantasy points to TE’s.