The Waiver Wire pick ups from week 12 were not too bad, with Fred Jackson coming alive again and Keiland Williams starting at running back for the Redskins, the waiver wire should be a very good place to take your mediocre team to a playoff contender. When I look forward to week 13, the waiver wire pick ups need to be focused on which players you will need to use to either get your fantasy team to the playoffs or pick up a player that may help you in weeks 15-17, which is prime playoff time. Here are the waiver wire pick ups for week 13.
Waiver Wire: Toby Gerhart, RB, Minnesota Vikings- At this point we do not know the status of Adrian Peterson going forward; if we all had to take a good guess we would assume Adrian Peterson will be ready to go against the Bills this week; but on the off-chance that something happens to the injury-prone Peterson in the coming weeks, Toby Gerhart is the man to step forward and literally take care of all rushing duties for the Vikings. Gerhart carried the ball 22 times for 76 yards and his first career NFL TD against the Redskins on Sunday.
Waiver Wire: Ben Obomanu, WR, Seattle Seahawks- With at least 10 fantasy points in his last 4 games, Mr. Obomanu needs to be mentioned as a good pick up at this time of year. Do I love what Seattle is doing this season? No, but with Carolina coming up this weekend and the consistent success Obomanu has had with Matt Hasselbeck recently, I think Ben Obomanu is worth a roster spot on anyone’s fantasy team in need of wide receiver depth.
Waiver Wire: Davone Bess, WR, Miami Dolphins- If Davone Bess is not owned in your fantasy league, do yourself a favor and pick him up; especially if you are a part of a PPR league, because Bess seems to catch a ton of balls every single week. With Brandon Marshall injured at the moment with a serious groin injury, which is very difficult to come back from, especially attempting to be really effective week in and week out. On Sunday versus the Raiders, Bess caught 6 balls for 111 yards, and except for the Bears shutout, Bess has caught 47 passes since week 3 and can fill in very nicely in a flex spot for your fantasy team if needed.
Waiver Wire: Kevin Boss, TE, New York Giants- With the Giants receiving core decimated by injuries, Boss seems to be the beneficiary of many more looks and targets from Eli Manning. I believe Eli is already beginning to notice the replacements for Steve Smith and Hakeem Nicks just will not be enough for them to succeed for the rest of the year. Boss has 3 receptions for 74 yards and the game winning touchdown Sunday versus the Jaguars and with Washington and Minnesota coming up on the schedule, Boss could be a great fill in at TE or flex for the weeks to come, just watch for the injury report to the Giants top two wide receivers before you make the start.
Waiver Wire: Kenny Britt, WR, Tennessee Titans- Britt seems like he is going to be ready to go when the Titans play the Jaguars this week in Tennessee. What I have seen so far from Rusty Smith, I definitely do not feel very comfortable with Britt having a breakout performance this coming week, but what I do see, is with Randy Moss and Chris Johnson still on the field, Kenny Britt will never see less attention than he will with those two extremely talented guys playing next to him. If Kenny Britt is sitting on your waiver wire, he is definitely worth a pick up, especially with Kerry Collins a week or two from returning to action.
Waiver Wire: Nate Kaeding, K, San Diego Chargers- After one of the most amazing performances by a kicker in a while, I am buying Nate Kaeding for the rest of the season. After missing three games to injury, I really like Kaeding going forward this year for a few different reasons. One, the Chargers have morphed into the best offense and offensive defense in football; and with that, Kaeding will get a ton of opportunities going forward. Two, the schedule going forward for San Diego is a cake walk with Oakland, Kansas City, San Francisco, Cincinnati and Denver. If you want more points from your kicker, pick up Nate Kaeding.