Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups & FAAB Advice: Wide Receivers (Week 13)
Check out our top waiver wire targets for Week 13 of the 2022 fantasy football season.
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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Wide Receivers
Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE): 50% rostered
- Next opponents: @HOU, @CIN, BAL
- True value: $5
- Desperate need: $9
- Budget-minded: $3
Analysis: Yes, Peoples-Jones took a backseat to Amari Cooper and David Njoku on Sunday, drawing only four targets, but don’t let that sway your focus from his previous consistency. Entering Week 12, Peoples-Jones had a 20% target share and averaged 72.5 receiving yards since Week 4. Deshaun Watson is set to return from suspension to raise all ships in this offense. This week, Peoples-Jones is a strong flex against a Texans secondary that is weaker than people realize because their run defense has been uglier than their pass defense. After that, DPJ gets a Bengals pass defense that hasn’t been the same since losing CB Chidobe Awuzie.
Zay Jones (JAC): 25% rostered
- Next opponents: @DET, @TEN, DAL
- True value: $4
- Desperate need: $7
- Budget-minded: $2
Analysis: OK, Zay Jones. We see you. Wow, what a Week 12 performance: a 37.8% target share with 14 targets, 11 grabs and 145 receiving yards. Stand up and take a bow, sir. Jones has had his moments this season, but he is poised to continue this hot streak through his next two games. Detroit and Tennessee have allowed the 12th-most and second-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Jones is a strong flex in these matchups.
Isaiah McKenzie (BUF): 33% rostered
- Next opponents: @NE, NYJ, MIA
- True value: $3
- Desperate need: $5
- Budget-minded: $1
Analysis: McKenzie is a player who looked to be on the rise entering Week 11, but he saw his snaps dip again, as they have intermittently this season. But McKenzie played 73% of Buffalo’s offensive snaps in Week 12, drawing a 23.8% target share from Josh Allen with six receptions, 96 receiving yards and a touchdown. McKenzie’s upcoming matchups aren’t amazing, but attacking the Patriots’ and Jets’ inside corners is far more palatable than throwing against their perimeter guys. Being tied to arguably the league’s best quarterback isn’t too bad, either.
Nico Collins (HOU): 24% rostered
- Next opponents: CLE, @DAL, KC
- True value: $2
- Desperate need: $4
- Budget-minded: $1
Analysis: Collins again led the Texans with nine targets (23.0% target share) in Week 12. While Jordan Akins and Brandin Cooks surpassed him in receiving yards, Collins has been the volume leader the past three weeks, and in this putrid offense, we’re chasing volume. In Week 13, Collins faces the Browns, who have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points per game to perimeter wide receivers. Also consider that Houston will face a fired-up Deshaun Watson, so they will likely be trailing and passing late.
Corey Davis (NYJ): 13% rostered
- Next opponents: @MIN, @BUF, DET
- True value: $2
- Desperate need: $3
- Budget-minded: $1
Analysis: Elijah Moore is the name you were expecting here, right? Moore might have grabbed the headlines with 64 receiving yards and a score, but he still wasn’t a full-time player in this offense. Davis out-snapped him (43 vs. 22), ran more routes than him (23 vs. 13), and drew more targets (three vs. two). Fantasy points are sexy, but snaps, targets and routes lead to fantasy points more consistently. While your league mates chase the Moore flash in the pan, grab Davis for pennies. In Week 13, Davis faces the Vikings, who have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game and seventh-highest yards per reception to wide receivers.
Kendall Hinton (DEN): 1% rostered
- Next opponents: @BAL, KC, ARI
- True value: $1
- Desperate need: $2
- Budget-minded: $0
Analysis: Hinton led the team with a 25.7% target share this week while also getting one carry. As long as Jerry Jeudy is out, Hinton will be the starting slot receiver for Denver. Jeudy didn’t practice last week, so it is doubtful we will see him back in the lineup this week. Hinton has Baltimore and Kansas City incoming, ranked seventh and second, respectively, in fantasy points per game allowed to slot wide receivers.
Stash Candidates: Jameson Williams
First-round talent. Game-breaking speed. Talented offense backed by a horrendous defense. Check. Check. Check. Assuming we see a healthy version of Jameson Williams this season, the upside is there for him to make noise for fantasy teams in the playoffs. In Weeks 14 and 16, the Lions face the Vikings and Panthers, who are both top 12 in fantasy points per game allowed to wideouts.
If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – which allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.