Nick Mimi @nmimi
Waiver Wire Week 13: 2022 Fantasy Football
We are onto week 13, which means only a few weeks left before the fantasy playoffs! Trade deadlines likely have passed unless you’re in a dynasty league, so spend that FAAB, and use that top waiver claim! This week we see the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers on a bye week.
Mike White, New York Jets
Mike White is back!! Jets fans finally saw an offense, and Mike White makes several Jet options fantasy relevant. Zach Wilson went to the bench, and White put together an excellent game. He completed 22 of 28 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns. White hit Garrett Wilson twice, and Elijah Moore once. He was throwing a lot to his running backs as well. White has the Vikings, Lions, Jaguars, Seahawks, and Dolphins in five of his final six games. All six remaining games are against bottom-half pass defenses.
Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
Jared Goff almost led Detroit to an improbable win over Buffalo on Thanksgiving, but Goff himself looked good. He completed 22 of 37 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns. Goff is expected to get Jameson Williams back before the end of the season to boost his fantasy stock. Goff is a very solid QB2 in Superflex or a matchup-dependent QB1.
Jamycal Hasty, Jacksonville Jaguars
With Travis Etienne leaving with an injury, and his status up in the air for next week, Jamycal Hasty rushed 12 times for 28 yards, but had his production through the air catching all five of his targets for 67 yards and a touchdown. Hasty should be at the top of waiver wire claims if Etienne misses any time, but as of now, it sounds precautionary (missing no time). Keep an eye on Snoop Conner in deeper leagues as well.
Snoop Conner, Jacksonville Jaguars
With Travis Etienne’s injury, Jamycal Hasty took over the workhorse role, leaving Snoop Conner to minimal touches, only three for 11 yards. Conner is a popular name in dynasty formats this past summer and has the opportunity now as the RB2 for the time being depending on Etienne. He is only 22 years old so likely has a chance to stick around in Jacksonville. Hasty is only on a one-year deal, so unless the Jaguars add a running back, Conner is their RB2 next season.
Zonovan “Bam” Knight, New York Jets
Zonovan “Bam” Knight is a virtual unknown to anyone, other than a Jets fan. As one myself, I was very excited to see Bam active for this game. The undrafted rookie runs hard and had a solid showing in the preseason. James Robinson was a surprise inactive, and Michael Carter left with an ankle injury (which was ruled a low ankle sprain). Mike White peppered his running backs with targets all day. Bam rushed 14 times for 69 yards and caught all three of his targets for 34 yards. If Carter is forced to miss next week, Bam likely becomes the Jets' RB1 against the Vikings. As of now, Carter is highly questionable for Sunday.
Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens
Gus Edwards returned after a couple of game absences and rushed 16 times for 52 yards and a touchdown. He did lose a major fumble at the end, but as long as JK Dobbins is out, Gus Edwards will operate as the RB1 in Baltimore and should be rostered all over.
Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons
Tyler Allgeier went to the RB2 spot once Cordarrelle Patterson returned, but he has been spittling carries with him. Allgeier rushed 11 times for 54 yards, while Patterson had 11 carries for 52 yards. Allgeier didn’t factor into the passing game which reduces his fantasy value, but he should be rostered in deeper formats and can be an RB1 if Patterson were to miss any more time this season with an injury.
Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans
Treylon Burks should not be on your waiver wire, and if he is, he should be a high-priority add this week. Burks is in the middle of a breakout. He caught four of six targets for 70 yards. He recovered a fumble in the endzone for a touchdown as well. The first-round rookie is doing enough right now to merit flex consideration, and likely should be in the starter conversation for the rest of the season.
Zay Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars
What a breakout for Zay Jones! In an upset win over the Baltimore Ravens, Zay Jones caught 11 of 14 targets for 145 yards. The previous week he saw ten targets. This is the fourth time this season he has seen double-digit targets and needs to be in the starting conversation for fantasy. In a full-point format, he has put up double-digit fantasy points in half of his games this season.
Elijah Moore, New York Jets
I hope you didn’t trade your Elijah Moore shares. Elijah Moore seems happy with the Jets and had an excellent game Sunday with Mike White throwing the ball. He caught both his targets for 64 yards and a touchdown, his first of the season. While the targets aren't a lot, it's a promising sign for the second-year receiver, as the Jets have him in his natural position, the slot.
Isaiah Mckenzie, Buffalo Bills
Isaiah Mckenzie had himself a breakout on Thanksgiving. He caught six of ten targets for 96 yards and a touchdown. While he has been inconsistent this year stat-wise, Mckenzie is someone to keep an eye on for Buffalo. The double-digit target share was his most this season, and he looks to build on that this Thursday at New England.
Richie James, New York Giants
Is there a new WR1 for the Giants? Richie James has put together back-to-back decent fantasy performances. On Thanksgiving, he caught five of six targets for 41 yards and a touchdown. He has scored touchdowns on back-to-back weeks and looks to build on that in a big game against the Commanders next Sunday.
Skyy Moore, Kansas City Chiefs
With multiple injuries on offense, Skyy Moore found himself in a starting role for Kansas City. He caught five of six targets for 36 yards. He has seen six targets in back-to-back weeks, and the rookie is looking to find a breakout and has that chance. He gets the Bengals next Sunday.
Hunter Henry, New England Patriots
Hunter Henry had a controversial touchdown reversed on Thanksgiving, which would have given him two on the night. He caught three of five targets for 63 yards and a touchdown. Henry has been inconsistent this season, but he will look to build off this stat line Thursday night against Buffalo.