Just two weeks remain of the fantasy football regular season. What a journey it has been, but the grind never stops. It seems as if there is a player or two who emerge towards the end of the season that helps teams win fantasy titles. This could very well be true this year so ditch the dead weight and keep making moves. Bye teams this week are plenty with the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Giants all taking a break. Here are some players available in the majority of leagues who can help on rosters each week. This is waiver wire targets for week 13 of the fantasy football regular season.
Waiver wire targets for week 13 of the fantasy football season
D’Ernest Johnson, running back, Jacksonville Jaguars
Starter Travis Etienne has been carrying the huge majority of the load for the Jaguars so far this season. It is likely because rookie Tanks Bigsby has not improved or shown himself deserving of any carries. Luckily for the Jags though, D’Ernest Johnson is beginning to look better and spell Etienne at times. Johnson has gotten just seven carries and one reception in each of his last two games, but it shows that he has carved out his role as the official backup to Etienne moving forward. Johnson is a pure stash right now, especially if you already own Etienne. If there is any injury that hinders Etienne this season, Johnson will immediately be a fantasy starter.
Jayden Reed, wide receiver, Green Bay Packers
The Packers have been rotating their receivers all season to try and find a lineup that helps quarterback Jordan Love the most. It seems like they have found their joker-type player in Jayden Reed. Love and the Packers offense have been making an effort to get Reed the ball in their last couple of games and the fantasy points scored prove it. Reed has scored 13 or more points in his last three games. He has 19 targets and five rushes combined in these last three games. The Packers have a very soft schedule through the fantasy playoffs which could mean that Reed will help some teams win fantasy titles.
Rashee Rice, wide receiver, Kansas City Chiefs
Did the Chiefs finally figure out that someone other than Travis Kelce has to be highly involved in the offense? Rashee Rice has been the best wide receiver on the team this whole year, but his route share has been less than most other receivers. That changed in week 12. Rice was on the field more than any other receiver and he garnered the most targets of any player for the Chiefs. Rice is the most explosive receiver on the team and hopefully Andy Reid has figured that out. There is no need to keep trying to force the ball to Kadarius Toney or Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Rice should be stashed in every league available.
Pat Freiermuth, tight end, Pittsburgh Steelers
All it took was the firing of Matt Canada for the Steelers offense to look competent. The Bengals defense has played well this season, but Kenny Pickett managed to put up 278 yards through the air in week 12. A whopping 11 targets were given to Freiermuth, the most of any player on the team. This kind of route share is likely to continue as Pickett will be trying to get the ball out quickly. Freiermuth and the Steelers have a very favorable schedule down the stretch which puts him at a likely TE1 the rest of the year.