I view wide receivers as the position most worthy of a waiver claim each week. They consistently give you points in PPR and most of them can slot in at 2-3 WR spots or 1-2 FLEX positions. They’re just very versatile in fantasy football and reliable. So with that, let’s take a look at a few WRs to consider scooping up off the wire heading into Week 13.
A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans (16 percent owned on ESPN)
I would have thought by now that Brown would be owned in most leagues, but I guess not, ESPN. He’s available in most standard formats and is coming off another monster game vs. the Jaguars with four catches for 135 yards and a TD. It was Brown’s second game this season of over 20 fantasy points, so we know he has some pop. The Titans take on the Colts, Raiders and Texans the next three weeks, all decent matchups. Brown is more of a home-run hitter than consistent PPR option, but if you have a solid team, he’s worth the risk.
James Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers (20.9 percent)
It’s funny, everyone talked up the whole Washington to Mason Rudolph connection and it never really clicked. Well, with JuJu Smith-Schuster out this week vs. the Bengals, now was the time for the two to click. And it didn’t happen. But luckily the Steelers benched Rudolph and put in Devlin Hodges, who found Washington for a 79-yard TD after entering the game, rescuing the Steelers from an embarrassing fate. If JuJu remains out with a concussion and Hodges starts in Week 13 vs. the Browns, Washington is set up well. It also helps that the Lers play the Cardinals in Week 14, another great spot.
Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills (23.1 percent)
Revenge is a dish best served on Thanksgiving. Wait, no, that doesn’t sound right. Well, maybe not in real life, but in fantasy football, we’re serving up some revenge, baby! Beasley will take on his former team, the Cowboys, at Jerry World on Thanksgiving in the afternoon slot. He’s coming off six catches for 76 yards and a TD in Week 12 and has been a great PPR WR this season, with at least 7.8 FPTS in 10 of 11 games. He offers a safe floor if you need some action on Thursday.