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2019 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 13: Start, Stash & Stream

We’re back for the 2019 Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 13 Start, Stash and Stream, where we break down the Free Agent landscape and give you the best picks for the short and long haul. We’ll keep building on our Week 12 Waiver Wire momentum.

Per usual, think of this Waiver Wire set-up kind of like dating. In the first category, you’ve met “the one,” the love of your life, and you want to keep him/her forever. Those are your “Starts.”

Next, you have the person you’ve known for a while, but you find yourself asking: what are we? One week in, one week out, holding on for comfort and little else… they’re the “Stashes.” You just can’t quit them.

And then you have that Tinder date that serves a one-time purpose, most often leaving you feeling dirty and hopeless, but occasionally a solo home run. These are your “Streams.”

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With all that went down Week 12, here’s what we can use going forward.

Note – Ownership % based on Yahoo; all players are less than 50% owned

Start

  1. Bo Scarborough, RB Detroit Lions (43% owned)
  2. Philadelphia Eagles D/ST (40% owned)
  3. Ryan Griffin, TE New York Jets (44% owned)
  4. New York Jets D/ST (24% owned)

If he’s still available in your league, go grab Bo Scarborough because he is indeed the Lions’ workhorse back. 18 carries for 98 yards is a great volume amount for a team lacking true power running backs. Scarborough gets the Bears this Thanksgiving day and they have struggled with their run defense ever since the loss of Akiem Hicks.

This late in the season, you need every edge you can get in every spot of your lineup. The Eagles defense has a great upcoming schedule with the Dolphins, Giants and Redskins all on deck. The defense is getting healthier and better, while it just held Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to 17 points — picking up 11 fantasy points in the process.

The dude just has a nose for the end zone. Ryan Griffin scored once again this week catching all three of his targets for 31 yards and a score. The offense is humming, and games against the Bengals and Dolphins on deck are great matchups.

Another rising defense with some plus matchups, the New York Jets have the Bengals and Dolphins, as we mentioned, and have scored double digit fantasy points in three straight contests.

Stash

  1. Jack Doyle, TE Indianapolis Colts (33% owned)
  2. Randall Cobb, WR Dallas Cowboys (30% owned)
  3. Rashaad Penny, RB Seattle Seahawks (20% owned)
  4. Benny Snell Jr, RB Pittsburgh Steelers (5% owned)
  5. Ryan Tannehill, QB Tennessee Titans (26% owned)
  6. Sam Darnold, QB New York Jets (39% owned)
  7. Alexander Mattison, RB Minnesota Vikings (23% owned)
  8. Tony Pollard, RB Dallas Cowboys (13% owned)
  9. Gus Edwards, RB Baltimore Ravens (12% owned)
  10. AJ Brown, WR Tennessee Titans (16% owned)

With Eric Ebron heading to the IR, it opens up the door for Jack Doyle to take over as the lone TE1 in Indy. After cannibalizing each other all year, Doyle can roam free and unleash his beanstalk on the competition.

The Cowboys offense couldn’t do much against New England, but Randall Cobb still had a productive day with 4 catches for 86 yards on 7 targets. He avoided coverage with Stephon Gilmore, and should avoid Tre’Davious White next week as well against the Bills.

Chris Carson continues to fumble the ball which keeps the door open for Rashaad Penny to creep in. He carried the ball 14 times for 129 yards while ripping off a 58 yard score up the middle. Pete Carroll said there’s no reason to not get Penny back in there in the coming weeks so his role is likely to grow in the offense moving forward.

Benny Snell seemingly took over lead RB duties this week rushing 21 times for 98 yards. Jaylen Samuels only rushed twice against the Bengals, and Snell is clearly the better runner of the two for Pittsburgh. James Conner could be back soon, but he’s an injury waiting to happen so having Snell in the wings could pay off big time.

Ryan Tannehill has been on absolute fire since becoming the starter in Tennessee. Tannehill racked up 259 yards and four total touchdowns, totaling 32 fantasy points against the Jags. The Titans and the offense are buzzing, while dates with the Colts, Raiders and Texans are all on deck.

Another QB that’s buzzing, Sam Darnold has 20+ points in three straight games for the Jets. He murdered the Raiders, throwing for 315 and 2 scores while running in another touchdown. With the Bengals and Dolphins up next, there’s no reason Darnold can’t keep putting up QB1 like numbers.

Here we start getting to the handcuffs. Alexander Mattison is one of, if not, the most valuable handcuff in fantasy. He’s electric when he touches the ball and has shown in his limited action that he could handle a full load if need be. Should anything happen to Dalvin Cook, he’ll leap into RB1 territory.

Another talented handcuff, Tony Pollard is also very skilled and happens to sit behind an all-pro in Zeke Elliott. If you have room, give him an add. If you have Zeke, then he should already be on your roster.

Behind the leagues leading rushing team, a third handcuff appears in Gus Edwards behind Mark Ingram. Similar to Mattison, he’s shown stuff in flashes when on the field. He wouldn’t have the same workload though with Lamar running around like a mad man.

With Tannehill and the Titans offense cruising, AJ Brown has stepped up as a big time playmaker in the receiving game. The big play threat had 4-135-1 on his 5 targets and has been the best option for Tannehill when throwing the ball.

Stream

  1. Carolina Panthers D/ST (34% owned)
  2. Nick Foles, QB Jacksonville Jaguars (33% owned)
  3. Mecole Hardman, WR Kansas City Chiefs (27% owned)

A home game for the Panthers defense here against the Redskins and Dwayne Haskins would be a great streaming option if you miss out on the featured defenses. They can make plays and are generally sound in their pass defense.

The Jags fell behind and he had to throw a ton, but the numbers weren’t what we hoped to see from Nick Foles. 272 yards and no touchdowns, while Leonard Fournette had his positive regression touchdown game. Next, Foles gets the Bucs who are easier to throw on than they are to run against.

Andy Reid off a bye is a dangerous thing. One of the fastest guys in the league, Mecole Hardman is a serious threat to rip off a long touchdown from Mahomes. The Chiefs face the Raiders this week, who were just gashed by Darnold and the Jets. Just imagine what Mahomes and Kansas City will do to them next, off a bye, and a loss to the Titans. Bloodbath. Hardman should at least manage a touchdown. He had 4-61-1 on 6 targets in Week 2 against Oakland.

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