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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

Its early in the season, but here’s a list of wide outs owned in less than 70% of Yahoo leagues who I think could have very useful week 2 performances (standard scoring, non-PPR).

Johnny Knox, CHI, 67% (@ NO): Knox had 3 catches for 60 yards last week in a non-starting role, and Roy Williams looks like a game time decision. He has more talent at this point than Williams, but Mike Martz had a crush on Royboy all pre-season, hence the starter designation week 1. Knox should see plenty of targets in an expected shootout on the Superdome turf, and I think he’s in line for 80 yards and a score.

Devery Henderson, NO, 62% (@ CHI): On the other side, Henderson should be a co-primary option with Robert Meachem week 2, unless Lance Moore actually plays. I doubt the Saints will rush him back given the other weapons on offense. Henderson had a great week 1 (100 yards and a TD) and has teased fantasy players before, but I think he’s good for at least one more week of WR 1-2 level value. Pencil him in for 90 yards receiving.

Antonio Brown, PIT, 21% (SEA): Pittsburgh will be out for vengeance this week after last week’s drubbing at the hands of the Ravens, and I think they will come out throwing against Seattle’s woeful D to try to put the game away early, then let their defense and running game close it out. Brown could be a beneficiary, as Seattle will probably have most of their attention on Mike Wallace. Only two catches last week for 14 yards, but he is still in contention for the WR 2 slot. Brown could be the forgotten man by the ‘hawks, and I wouldn’t be shocked if he picked up 60 yards and a TD.

Really deep league special:

Eric Decker, DEN, 7% (CIN): With Brandon Lloyd iffy for this tilt due to a groin injury, Decker could have his breakout game against the lamecats. If Lloyd is out, he should be Kyle Orton’s top target – forget about Eddie Royal, and Knowshon Moreno is likely out. Decker is a big (6’3″, 218) target for Orton, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him stick as a decent WR 3 even if Lloyd gets healthy. 70 and a TD this week is in the cards.