Dynasty Waiver Wire: Week 13 (Fantasy Football)
Levi Chappell discusses which players you should consider grabbing from your dynasty league’s waiver wire.
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What a fantastic week of football, food, family, and friends. Thanksgiving is one of, if not my favorite holiday of the year. What other time of year do you get a paid holiday to stay home, watch football ALL DAY, and eat a ridiculous amount of turkey and pie? If you are anything like me, you end up hurting by the end of Thursday because of all the food you have ingested. My body can only take so many homemade rolls and slices of pumpkin pie before shutting down entirely.
Unfortunately, that is what the majority of my teams did as well during Thanksgiving week. All owners of Chiefs players know what I am talking about, and if you happen to have Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Kareem Hunt on the same team (like I do in a league)… then you might actually have had a better chance of winning a fight against a Grizzly Bear than you would have had winning your matchup this week.
So whether your team limped its way to another loss, or snuck by with another win, we can all agree that Thanksgiving week is simply fantastic. Thanksgiving is now behind us, and that means there are one or two weeks left in most leagues and it is coming down to crunch time, and while you do not want to pick up a guy off of waivers and thrust him straight into your lineup, some may not have an option (looking at you Melvin Gordon owners). So here are some dynasty players to keep an eye on and add to your rosters.
Some of the names that I will be listing below and in future articles will already be owned in your league. If you are in a 10-team league, many of these players may be available, but if you are in a 12- or 14-team league, fewer may be available. For the most part, I will be listing players that are owned in less than 40% of 12-team leagues.
Here we go.
Trey Quinn (WR – WAS)
Alex Smith is out for the year, and Jamison Crowder continues to miss time. Enter Colt McCoy and Trey Quinn. Over the last two weeks with McCoy at the helm, Quinn has played 71 percent of the snaps and has seen 10 targets. He turned those targets into nine catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. He has taken over the full-time duties in the slot and is making the most of his opportunity. Quinn was Mr. Irrelevant in the 2018 draft, but he is a much better player than that and is starting to get an opportunity.
Robert Foster (WR – BUF)
Let’s be honest, pretty much anyone could have been playing better than the current wide receiving corps in Buffalo. Not much is known about Foster other than he can turn on the jets and has had an extensive injury history. He was never able to stay healthy at Alabama and went undrafted. The Bills will surely change up the receiving corps next year, and Foster could very well be a part of that mix coming in 2019. Accumulating almost 200 receiving yards in two games for the Bills is remarkable in itself.
Justin Jackson (RB – LAC)
With the news that Melvin Gordon will miss a bit of time, that vaults Jackson into fantasy consideration. Obviously Austin Ekeler receives a huge boost in value, but Jackson will now receive some passing work and will spell Ekeler with a carry here or there. He is a must-own for Gordon owners if Ekeler is already taken.
Dan Arnold (TE – NO)
What is a Dan Arnold? Sounds like a local insurance salesman. Nope, wrong. He is a wide receiver converted to a tight end and is catching passes from one of the all-time greats. Not only did he catch a touchdown last week, but he received six targets and caught four of them for 45 yards. The Saints have not had a reliable tight end since Jimmy Graham left, and any pass catcher in the Saints offense is fantasy relevant. Arnold is definitely worth a stash.
Rex Burkhead (RB – NE)
It seems like an eternity since Burkhead has played for the Pats. But he will be returning shortly, and while my best guess is that he would be slowly integrated into the offense… we are talking about the Patriots. He could come back from injury and have 25 carries because Bill Belichick doesn’t care about your fantasy team. He is worth an add simply because of the unknown.
Matt LaCosse (TE – DEN)
A week after I put Jeff Heuerman in the article, he is now on IR… sorry Jeff. Matt LaCosse is now the default starting tight end in Denver and caught a touchdown in Week 12. Being a tight end for the Broncos has been risky business so far this year with Jake Butt, Troy Fumagalli, and now Heuerman all going down to injury. If LaCosse can avoid the injury bug, he may provide some depth at the tight end position which has been wrecked by injuries all year long.
Other players to watch out for:
- Jeff Driskel (QB – CIN)
- Cody Kessler (QB – JAC)
- Bruce Ellington (WR – DET)
- Jeff Wilson (RB – SF)
- Jordan Wilkins (RB – IND)