Most of the fantasy headlines about wide receivers this week will be about Tyreek Hill and his historic game against the Buccaneers. His 57.9 fantasy points are the most by any player since 2013. The final statline came out to be 13 receptions for 269 yards and 3 touchdowns. But if you aren’t lucky enough to have the Hill rostered, you may want to check out some of my week 13 wide receiver waiver wire pickups & adds.
In Adam Thielen’s absence on Sunday, teammate Chad Beebe stepped up in his place. His 7 receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown were all career highs for the third year receiver out of Northern Illinois University. It is unclear whether Adam Thielen will be back week 13 against Jacksonville, but expect Beebe to have another solid outing if his pro bowl teammate is out another game. Beebe is available in every league (99.9%), so there’s no rush to grab him until Thielen’s status is known.
Breshad Perriman is becoming increasingly fantasy relevant in this second half of the season. He now has 75+ receiving yards or 1+ touchdown in three consecutive games. His 17.5 fantasy point per game average in that timespan may not keep up for the rest of the season, but he’s proving to be a strong waiver target in all leagues. Against a Las Vegas defense that just allowed 43 points, he’s a startable option at the flex. Grab him while he’s still available.
Surprisingly, there is another receiver on this Jets offense that may be worth an add. On the league’s worst offense, Mims has now put up 9+ fantasy points in 3 consecutive games. He is scoring points entirely out of yardage, with 0 touchdowns on the year. Mims is one of just 11 wide receivers with an active streak of 60+ receiving yards in at least 3 games. Among that group, he is the only player rostered in less than half of leagues. Similar to Perriman, he should be able to take advantage of a weak Raiders defense. I strongly recommend picking up Mims if you have an extra spot on your team.
I understand that Reagor is coming off a disappointing game against the Seahawks, but he still saw a fair amount of looks from Carson Wentz. The Eagle receiver has now seen 5 targets in 4 consecutive games. For 3 of those games, he turned those passes into games of 8+ fantasy points. With Philadelphia getting stuffed on offense all game long, however, he could not keep his streak alive. The Eagles travel to Green Bay to play the 15th ranked passing defense, so I like his odds of having a comeback game. Reagor is great fantasy waiver option heading into week 13.
Renfrow his coming off a respectable game in last week’s blowout loss to Atlanta. The 24 year old tallied a season high 7 receptions for 73 yards, scoring a total of 14.3 point fantasy game. Notably, Renfrow has 2+ receptions in every game this season except one. Renfrow does not appear to have a high ceiling, with just one game over 15 fantasy points, but he is largely consistent for such an unpredictable position. Renfrow and the Raiders travel to New York this weekend to play the 30th ranked passing defense. Look for him to take advantage of an easy matchup for back-to-back good weeks. He is worth a waiver wire pick up in most leagues.
Nelson Agholor continues to be on my weekly waiver wire adds, but often as a low-tier, cautious pickup. But Hunter Renfrow’s teammate now has back-to-back games with 5+ receptions and 3 consecutive games with 4+ targets. It appears as though Carr wants to get Agholor more involved. He’s still available in the majority of leagues, so try replacing one of your bench receivers with the Raider and see how he does.
Jakobi Meyers has cooled down since his 3 game stretch of 13+ fantasy points. In the two games since then he has put up 6.8, and most recently 10.2 fantasy points. These are far from WR1 numbers, but they are also well above expectations for someone rostered in less than half of leagues. His biggest test is coming up against a top 10 passing defense in the Los Angeles Chargers. Pick up Meyers this week while he’s still available, but be cautious about starting him.
Allen Lazard has been inconsistent in fantasy this season. In every game but one this year, the Packer has scored more than 15 or less than 7 in fantasy. It is difficult for me to trust him on a weekly basis. But he is coming off his most “average” game of the season, tallying 4 receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown. Any receiver on a Rodgers-led offense has tremendous upside, but Lazard’s floor remains low. With Adams seeing a majority of the targets, Lazard remains an option only in deeper leagues or for desperate fantasy managers. If you are facing a must-win in fantasy and have no other high scoring options at WR, start Lazard and pray.
Honorable mentions include Collin Johnson and Gabriel Davis. You can look for these largely unrostered receivers on your waiver wire if you’re desperate enough, but they should remain irrelevant in mainstream leagues. Johnson only scored more because of injuries to DJ Chark and Chris Conley, and Gabriel Davis’ game was an anomaly for the season he’s having. It’s fair to watch these players in the next few weeks, but I doubt they’ll arise to much fantasy value until at least next year.