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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.

WR Waiver Gems – Week 11

Oh, did I miss the Jets/Broncos candidates? Wasn’t exactly an aerial showdown, so no harm done.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK, 28% (@MIN): Bey hasn’t done much of late, ever since Carson Palmer took the helm, with zero catches the past two weeks. However, with Jacoby Ford out, and Minnesota’s horrid pass D on tap  (272 yds/game, 18 TDs), look for DHB to get a few deep looks on his way to a respectable line and a possible score: 60 yards, TD.

Damian Williams, TEN, 29% (@ATL): Williams has turned into Matt Hasselbeck’s #1 WR the last few weeks, with 13 catches, 201 yards, and 2 TDs the last three weeks. He gets Atlanta’s so-so pass D this week (253 yards/game, 12 TDs), so look for him to be a solid #3 WR/flex play: 80 yards.

Vincent Brown, SD, 15% (@CHI): With Malcolm Floyd out, Chicago’s bend but don’t break pass D (269 yards/game, 12 TDs) and the likelihood that SD plays from behind in this one, look to Brown if you have an injury hole to fill for that 3rd WR spot (I did in the 4thandhome league; classic jinx situation, but I’m desperate): 80 yards.

Deep League Sleeper:

Donald Jones, BUF, 2% (@MIA): – if either David Nelson or Stevie Johnson are out – not out of the realm of possibility – Jones could have a big day against the subpar ‘Fins pass D (254 yards/game, 14 TDs). Buffalo is not the same team it was weeks 1-4, but the quality – or lack thereof – of the competition this week should allow Ryan Fitzpatrick to find a good amount of holes to throw through. Even if the above two WRs start, Jones could still give you decent yardage as the 3rd down/possession WR: 70 yards, TD if either Nelson/Johnson out, 60 yards if they play.

*Wow, complete whiff on each of these, sorry folks. And the Brown jinx was fully enforced.