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Fantasy Football Week 13 - Waiver Wire Pickups

UPDATE: Jaguars have placed Jalen Parmele on the IR with a groin injury, ending his season. With MJD still out, Rashad Jennings will get the start against an awful Bills run defense. He's a must add for this week if you have had injuries at the RB position

Must Haves

Colin Kaepernick (36%) QB 49ers
With Ben Roethlisberger & Michael Vick out,  and Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco & Philip Rivers struggling, QBs are hard to come by these days.  Everyone has one on the their bench leaving little on the market.  Well Kaepernick proved once again why he should earn another start over Alex Smith and against a Rams team he helped lead the 49ers back to a tie in OT just 3 weeks ago.  Teams that get to the QB are actually going to struggle more gainst Colin as he has a great sense of when to take off and run!  I feel like he is always going to get at least a Passing TD as well as a Rushing TD each week.  But looking at this two starts they are nearly identical!  Good news for fantasy, consistency!

Bryce Brown (40%) RB Eagles 
With LeSean McCoy sidelined with a concussion, Bryce Brown got the start on MNF which many people did not tune in to watch.  For those who didn't watch, then you missed the Bryce Brown show.  This guy has explosive speed, and has all the tools to be a successful running back in this league.  Yes he lost 2 fumbles but that is something you can fix just like Tiki Barber did with the Giants.  McCoy is still in the early stages of recovery from his concussion and with the Eagles sitting at 3-8 there is no rush to bring him back.  Brown is a must add and might be the reason somebody wins a fantasy football championship this year.

Knowshon Moreno (21%) RB Broncos
So Knowshon Moreno and the Denver Broncos surprised EVERYONE by skipping over Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball.  Moreno was a member of the scout team prior to Sunday.  Considering he hadn't played since Week 2, Moreno impressed and should be a solid option for teams looking to jump into the playoffs or play spoiler!  However, he is facing the leagues #1 rush defense in the Buccaneers this week so be careful!

Cecil Shorts (61%) WR Jaguars
November was a GREAT month for Shorts.  He caught 16 passes for 347 yards and 3 TDs.  A matchup with the Bills this week could mean another 100 yards and a 4th straight game with a TD!

Solid Options

Justin Blackmon (60%) WR Jaguars
Believe it or not, the Jaguars receivers over the last 3 weeks have caught 46 passes for 794 yards and 5 TDs!  Blackmon has 15 of those receptions for 323 yards and 2 TDs.

Michael Bush (57%) RB Bears
Matt Forte left yet another contest due to injury leaving Bush with lots of fantasy value!  Bush was scoring TDs even with Forte handling most of the carries but now its Bush's backfield!  The Bears do have a tough task ahead of them facing the Seahawks, but Seattle allowed 189 yards to the Dolphins last week.

Beanie Wells (47%) RB Cardinals
Wells made his season debut last week and found paydirt twice!  He only rushed for 2.8 yards per carry but the Jets rush defense is not nearly as good as the Rams.  If Wells gets at least the 17 carries he saw last week he should put up some decent fantasy numbers for teams that are RB weak.

Jacquizz Rodgers 43% RB Falcons
With a matchup against the Saints this week, followed by a game with the Panthers, Jacquizz Rodgers is about to BREAKOUT!  Last week against the Bucs, Michael Turner got 13 carries for just 1.8 yard per carry while Jacquizz got 10 carries for 4.0 ypc.  Turner has not rushed the ball more than 15 times in the last 3 weeks while Rodgers is slowly becoming more involved in both the running and passing attack.

Good for a Week

Daniel Thomas (26%) RB Dolphins
Even though the Patriots have won their last 4 games, 3 in blowout fashion, all 4 teams the Bills, Colts, Jets and Rams rushed for over 100 yards.  Reggie Bush has seen just 5 more carries in the last 5 weeks so Thomas will get his chances.

Player to Watch

David Wilson (15%) RB Giants
Everyone and I mean EVERYONE saw Wilson as a fantasy back prior to the start of the season and his Week 1 fumble that sidelined him for nearly the entire season.  But Andre Brown is done for the year and Wilson will now have a chance to prove his worth.  The Giants have figured out how to run the football again and that could mean BIG things are coming for David Wilson.