THE WIRE-WEEK 13
Welcome to The Waiver Wire, Week 13 edition, or is it? This week's picks look eerily similar to last weeks waiver wire selections, so where were you all last week?!?!? Well pay attention this week, because having some of these guys on your team may very well win you your league!!!
PLAYERS TO PICK-UP
KENNY STILLS-WR (SAINTS):
Last week we were very high on Kenny with the season ending injury to Cooks, Stills looked poised to finally breakout with the Saints offense, and breakout he did. Stills had a career day catching 8 of 9 passes for 98 yards, playing on 67% of plays. His role should only increase as the season goes on, so look to add him in 65% of standard leagues. What more can we say that we didn't already say last week?!?
JARVIS LANDRY-WR (MAIMI):
Landry found himself on our "Wide Receiver Watch" list last week, and is now graduating to full on pick up
mode. Ryan Tannehill has upped his game to a whole new level this season, and seems
LATAVIUS MURRAY-RB (RAIDERS):
Well, we hate to say we told you so, wait, nevermind, we love it!!! Last week Murray was featured in our deep sleeper portion of our running back rankings, and he proved more then useful this past Sunday. Latavius rushed for 112 yards on only 4 attempts, scoring two touchdowns in the process. He was given the starting gig from the get-go, netting 23 fantasy points and looked poised for a huge game until he was sidelined early on with a concussion. He is still currently in the leagues concussion protocol, but should be cleared in time to play again this week. Look to grab him if you are need of running back help, as he will undoubtedly be their starting and workhorse running back, and is only owned in 26% of yahoo leagues.
DANIEL HERRON-RB (COLTS):
Here sits another familiar face to the Guruz waiver wire, and another chance for us to tell you we told you so! Ha ha ha...But in all seriousness, Trent Richardson is terrible and the Colts seem to have finally realized this, so the time is perfect for Dan 'Boom' Herron. Last week he rushed for 65 yards on 12 carries, adding 31 yards through the air on five catches. The most encouraging part about Sunday's performance was when Herron lost a fumble, he was still given lead back duties, showing us he is the Colts starting running back going forward. Owned in only 24%, why haven't you grabbed him already, trust us this time!
Woods has had some big games this season, but none bigger then this past Sunday, racking up 118 yards catching 9 of 11 passes for 1 touchdown. The targets have usually been there for woods this season, but its been hit or miss for fantasy points. Woods is not a player I would be flocking to the waiver wire to scoop-up, but if you really need wide receiver help, and your low on the wire priority, then Woods is your man. Unowned in 97% of leagues, you can even wait till after Wednesday morning to pick him up.
The Vikings receiving core has not really been a fantasy viable option at any point during this season, but we might finally have someone emerge from the land of obscurity. Charles Johnson has totalled 18 targets over the last two games, catching 9 of those passes for a combined 139 yards, one touchdown and a 2-point conversion. He seems to be Teddy Bridgewaters go-to target and shows no signs of relinquishing this title. Similar to Woods, he is available in 98% of standard leagues, and you are more then likely going to be able to nab him without having to use your waiver priority. Wake-up early tomorrow and snag him if you have the roster spot and need receiver help.
KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON
DOUG MARTIN-RB (BUCS):
The Bucs backfield is one to primarily avoid, but keep a close eye on Dougy Martin. Tampa Bay has openly committed to wanting to use Martin as the lead back, and workhorse in their offense when he's healthy. Although Martin has been absolutely terrible so far this year, they seem unable to give rookie Charles Sims the starting reigns (for some unknown reason), making Martin a must watch candidate incase he suddenly regains his talent and starts running rampant.
With the Rams, no one really knows who will receive the majority of targets and snaps from week to week, but now with Shaun Hill cemented firmly as their Quarterback, things might finally be looking up for Bailey. Last week he was thrown to 9 times, catching 7 of them for 89 yards and one touchdown. Keep a close eye on him, ad look to snag him next week if you are in desperate need of receiving help.
BOBBY RAINEY-RB (BUCS):
Tampa Bay has publicly committed to using Doug Martin as their lead and workhorse style back, relegating Rainey to 3rd string duties behind the rookie Charles Sims. We doubt Rainey will see many rushing attempts, and will be used only lightly in the passing game and as a blocker. None of this news bodes well for fantasy purposes, so feel free to drop him from your team in any and all league formats.
DARREN MCFADDEN-RB (RAIDERS):
Latavius Murray seems to be the future running back for the Oakland Raiders, and in a "nothing to lose" scenario playing out for their season, there is no reason why they shouldn't keep using the electric rookie as their main back. McFadden was barely fantasy relevant before the emergence of Murray, making him utterly useless now. Drop him across the board whenever you see fit.