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Fantasy Football: Week 13 Waiver Wire

11.29.11 at 9:29 am ET

Welcome to the Week 13 waiver wire. If you’€™re reading this, you are still alive, so let’€™s get right to it. We’€™ve got the top options for you, but if you play in a deep league, please feel free to join us at, where we’€™ll be adding players throughout the day.

Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals

He’€™s having a great rookie campaign and now that he has AJ Green back in the fold, we are back to recommending him for fantasy purposes. Dalton is a solid backup in any league and he can start for you if you need him.

Kyle Orton, QB, Chiefs

He could do what Carson Palmer has done or thereabouts. If they play Tyler Palko one more week, the coach needs to be fired. Their games are still relevant. If Orton gets settled in, he could post nice numbers with Bowe, Breaston and Baldwin as his receivers. We’€™d add him in medium to large leagues as a QB2 or QB3.

Roy Helu, RB, Redskins

Finally! Why it took the Shanahans twelve weeks to figure out that Helu was their best back, I’€™ll never know. Now, Helu has the look of a guy who can be a RB2 for you on most weeks going forward. The matchups are not easy, otherwise we’€™d rate him even higher. As we’€™ve been saying at Rotobahn all year, he’€™s a great guy to own in long term formats. He is still available in many leagues, so go get him. He should be owned in all formats.

CJ Spiller, RB, Bills

He looked better than we anticipated. He wasn’€™t bad. Most importantly, they seem committed to giving him the chance to carry the load. Spiller will have some value going forward and may even become startable in plus matchups. Add him in all but the smallest of formats.

Greg Little, WR, Browns

He’€™s still available in over eighty percent of Yahoo leagues and he is clearly their top priority in the passing game. He found the zone last week and could be ready to be a weekly starter for fantasy owners. Little is a great add right now in any league.

Torrey Smith, WR, Ravens

He is a bit boom or bust, but we like him when the matchup is right. We’€™d be adding him in most formats if we were trying to add upside at receiver. We don’€™t see Lee Evans as much of a threat to his job at this point. Smith is far more dangerous as a deep threat and that is what they need playing opposite Anquan Boldin.

Johnny Knox, WR, Bears

He seems to have reestablished himself the last few weeks and his snaps are way up. Knox could help down the stretch if you have a need at receiver. As we’€™ve been saying all year, he is the best receiver in Chicago.

Riley Cooper, WR, Eagles

He’€™s a guy to go after in deep leagues and even medium sized leagues. With both Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson iffy, he has real upside. Cooper has starter’€™s ability and will excel if given the chance.

Jermaine Gresham, TE, Bengals

Gresham is coming on and looks to be all the way back from his hamstring injury. AJ Green’€™s presence keeps opposing defenses preoccupied, and we expect Gresham to score a few more times before the year is out. He could be a TE1 down the stretch.

Fred Davis, TE, Redskins

He is a big part of their offense and he looked good last week. Only four TEs have outscored Davis for fantasy in 2011 and yet he is still available in one out of four Yahoo leagues. He’€™s a good add if you are in need.



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