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WR Waiver Gems – Week 13

Here’s this weekends best low-owned WR waiver picks as far as I see it. I know, I missed the Thursday game – again. Shit happens.

Johnny Knox, CHI, 46% (KC): A very popular flavor of the week, given his huge week 12 game against the Raiders (4 for 145, TD). All this with Caleb Hanie behind center too, so he obviously has a good rapport with the backup. KC doesn’t allow much yardage through the air (225/game), but they have allowed 19 passing TDs, ties for fourth most in the league. Look for Knox to find some holes deep with a red zone score in the mix, as the Chiefs focus on stopping Matt Forte over everything else: 65 yards, TD.

Damian Williams, TEN, 24% (@BUF): Williams has been a sneaky source of receiving TDs this year with 5 on just 27 receptions. Given the fickle and random nature of predicting WR TDs, I don’t know if he does it again this week against the Bills pass D (244 yards/game, 21 TDs) but I like his chances of putting up a solid yardage total, close to what he did against Carolina in Week 10: 90 yards.

Greg Little, CLE, 17% (BAL): Yea, Little has a horrible match-up against one of the best defenses in the league against the pass (201 yards/game, a measly 7 TDs), but he also has decent days the past two weeks against two of the better pass defenses in Jacksonville and Cincinnati, hauling in 5 passes each game, with a TD last week. I can see him again getting ample targets on his way to a good yardage day in your flex/WR3 spot if you have no better options: 70 yards.

Deep League Special:

Brandon LaFell, CAR, 4% (@ TB): Not a reliable pick by any means, given how Cam Newton likes to takes matters into his own hands a lot of the time, but LaFell gets the weak Bucs pass D to work with (255 yards/game, 19 TDs), and Newton has looked his way more often the past few weeks. I can see a sneaky high single digit scoring day from this guy, boosted by a short score, which would be great from a guy sitting on waivers in just about every league: 30 yards, TD.

NFL Week 1 recap

Here is the first installment of the weekly game result rundown, complete with a brief recap of the offensive (minus kickers, ’cause, who cares?) fantasy highlights and injury updates from the just-finished week. Yea, its long, but one stop shopping!

Packers v. Saints: This game was an aerial fantasy bonanza, as expected. Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees were the men: Rodg was good (312, 3 TDs),¬†Drew Brees was better, fantasy-wise (419, 3 TDs). GB’s receiving corp was led by perennial elite Greg Jennings (7 catches for 89 yards, 1 TD), with budding WR2 Jordy Nelson (6 for 77, 1 TD) making his presence known. Jermichael Finley was solid; just the tip of the iceberg for the big fella (3 for 53). Rookie WR darling Randall Cobb caught and ran back kicks for TDs. James Starks was the main back for the Pack: 57 yards, 1 TD. As usual, Brees spread the ball around: Devery Henderson caught 6 for 100 with a TD to lead the way, but Robert Meachem (5 for 70, TD), Darren Sproles (7 for 75), Marques Colston (6 for 81), and Jimmy Graham (4 for 54, TD) all were heavily involved. Colston broke his collarbone though at the end of the game, so he will be out for at least a month. RBs Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas had about a 70/30 carry split in Ingram’s favor, with neither making much of an impact, partly due to New Orleans playing from behind all game.

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