Waiver Wire: Week 13
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Mike White (3.3% rostered)
Twitter had a day as Mike White threw for 315 yards and 3 TD against Chicago. It seems clear that the Jets have lost faith completely in Zach Wilson, and with this performance, White should be able to remain the starter. Not only did this performance revive the fantasy life of Elijah Moore and Garrett Wilson, it also paved the way for White to earn a spot on fantasy rosters. White faces great matchups in 5 out of the next 6 weeks against Minnesota (20 points allowed to fantasy QBs), Detroit (24.6), Jacksonville (19.6), Seattle (18.3), and Miami (21.1). White has the weapons and the ability to be a QB2, with matchups that could elevate him to QB1 range.
Gus Edwards (48.2% rostered)
Gus Edwards should remain the lead back in Baltimore until J.K. Dobbins comes back, and could even maintain the goal line role he already has. Edwards had 16 carries against the Jaguars, which he turned into 52 yards and a TD. Edwards may not be a weekly top 10 back, but he is one of the few backs on waivers that has a clear red zone role. We have seen Jamaal Williams be elite in this role, and currently leads all backs in rushing TDs, and we could see Edwards get similar quality looks. Lamar Jackson is the best rusher on this team, but Gus the Bus could see big TD numbers in a cut out role.
Zay Jones (28% rostered)
Zay Jones was forgotten about after his initial hype in the year. He did not fall out of the offense this week though, as he saw 14 targets against the Ravens, which he took 11 for 145. Jones has 24 targets over the past 2 games, and has seen double digit targets in 4 games this year. Jones has landed as a top 10 WR twice this year, and has seen less than 5 targets only twice this year. Jones has a relatively easy schedule for the rest of the year, including good matchups against Detroit, Dallas, and Houston. Zones is a waiver wire pickup that can be an easy fill in for all fantasy formats.
Hunter Henry (27.4% rostered)
Very few experts have been spot on with TEs, but out of the ones that are left on the waiver, Hunter Henry could boast the most upside. The Patriots have always loved TEs, and Henry has seen a decent role in the offense. Henry has landed as a top 3 TE twice this year, and sees about 3-4 targets a game (and yes he does have 4 outings with only 1 target). Henry does make up for his lack of usage, with great upcoming matchups in Weeks 14, 15, and 17, (Arizona, Las Vegas, and Miami, respectfully), which are 3 key weeks in fantasy playoffs. If you are without a top tier TE in Travis Kelce or Mark Andrews, it may be worth it to keep an eye on Henry.
Kansas City Chiefs (42.4% rostered)
If you are jumping on board on the Chiefs now, it may be too late. The Chiefs are known for their high powered offense, but their defense has been great this year. They have landed in the top 10 defenses, 4 times this year, and more importantly, have great matchups in the upcoming weeks. In week 14 and 17 they face the underwhelming Denver Broncos team, who average 14.3 PPG (32nd in the NFL). They then will see a great matchup against Houston in Week 15, who averages 15.8 PPG (30th). Both teams average under 300 yards a game, and both are ranked in the bottom 3 in 3rd down conversion rate. The Chiefs are a must add, that can serve longer than just a streaming defense.