Week 13 Waiver Signings

Week 13 is usually the final week before playoffs, and some fantasy leagues have the waiver pickups end after this week. These are important signings that could help your team with that playoff push! But beware, these aren’t pretty.


QB:


Kirk Cousins (Minnesota Vikings) – Captain Kirk had a rough beginning to the season, to say the least, however, he has really stepped it up in the second half of the season and is an actual fantasy option for the rest of the season. Cousins went from position rank 24 to position rank 14 in only a couple of weeks. Cousins has some good weapons in Adam Thielen and the potential rookie of the year, Justin Jefferson. With all the injuries and underperformances from quarterbacks recently, *Carson Wentz*, Cousins could be a decent replacement.


RB:


Cam Akers (Los Angeles Rams) – That’s two touchdowns in two weeks for Akers, but is it too late? Akers is a risky pickup as he is only getting a few snaps per game, however, in recent weeks Akers has been more involved in this offense especially in the red zone. This is a high-risk pickup that has the potential for a high payoff.


Jamaal Williams (Green Bay Packers) – Williams is averaging over 10 points per game and is a top 25 RB this season. Williams really succeeds in games where the Packers lead early on… and that happens a lot. The Packers have a very favorable schedule coming up as they face the Eagles and the Lions in the next two games. There is a possibility that Williams will get a fair amount of snaps in these games.


Frank Gore (New York Jets) – I know, Gore is a repeat of last week, but there aren’t many options out there and Gore is only owned in about 20% of leagues. Gore actually had a decent game despite not getting a touchdown. He will continue to get over 15 snaps per game and will be a red zone threat (If the Jets can get there).


WR:


Breshad Perriman (New York Jets) – Yep. Another Jet. But it’s my job to find value where it seems that there isn’t any. Jamison Crowder has taken a step back after coming back from injury and Perriman seems like the number one. Crowder will still get the receptions but Perriman is the big play type of guy. The only downside is the fact that he is on the Jets.

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