Week 13 Waiver Wire Rundown

LeGarrette Blount
If you were a Jonas Gray owner, I really don’t feel for you because these are the New England Patriots we’re talking about. Bill Belichick is known for poopooing all over the hopes and dreams of fantasy football players who own New England running backs. I would grab Blount on the off chance he closes this season the way he closed the 2013 season, but I wouldn’t be looking to insert him directly into your lineup without more of a sample size.

Charles Johnson
Johnson has almost undeniably become the #1 option in Minnesota. He has freakish athletic talent that he showed in preseason, and has put up back to back decent games garnering 9 grabs on 18 targets for 139 yards 1 touchdown and 1 two point conversion.

Pierre Thomas
Pierre Thomas was probably dropped in many leagues after he got hurt, so if you’re in need of some flex help in PPR leagues down the stretch, you could probably do worse than Thomas. The ceiling is limited, but if you’re looking for a safe 10 points he can probably give you that.

Now is the time to own handcuffs. I’m not one who ever goes out of his way to draft handcuffs, but as you head towards the playoffs depth becomes less important. You will be in much worse shape if you’re downgrading from Eddie Lacy to some RB3/4 than from Eddie Lacy to James Starks.

Week 12 Waiver Wire Rundown

Happy Josh Gordon week everybody! Flash Gordon is back and if you held on to him through the first 11 weeks then you will now be able to reap the rewards of your patience; if he’s still available in your league then go get him now, although I suspect any league where he’s still available is a dead league where nobody is paying attention anyways. On to the list of adds for week 12…

Kenny Stills
With Brandin Cooks landing on season ending IR, Stills could end up taking the biggest step up in the New Orleans offense and become the second option behind Jimmy Graham. If you’re in need of WR help, Stills is worth a shot.

Latavius Murray
At 0-10, Oakland might be willing to turn away from the old farts (McFadden and Jones-Drew) and turn to the explosive Murray. The problem in Oakland hasn’t been an inability to block, so if (and it’s a big if, but worth the chance at a home run) the coaching staff decides to give Murray a chance, he could be a beast down the stretch.

Daniel Herron
Daniel “Boom” Herron has a nickname made for John Madden. He will look to step into the Ahmad Bradshaw role after Bradshaw was placed on season ending IR. I’m not sure Herron can fully replace Bradshaw, but he might be able to make a few grabs each week as Indy will likely end up having to throw more since Trent Richardson is still a 2 yards and a cloud of dust bum.

Juwan Thompson
Denver is down to 2 running backs for the next few weeks, C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson. We all know that pass blocking is critical to being able to maintain a job in a Peyton Manning offense, so if Anderson has any hiccups, Thompson could find himself in a more expanded role.

Coby Fleener
If Dwayne Allen misses any time, Fleener becomes an instant TE1 option. We all saw what happened on Sunday night after Allen went down, and I would expect more of the same if Allen is out again.