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Allen Lazard finds end zone and returns from injury to provide Week 13 waiver wire value

Allen Lazard stood out in Sunday’s contest as a potential early waiver wire option in Week 13.

Allen Lazard #13 of the Green Bay Packers catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown during the 1st half of the game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on November 29, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers’ offense is littered with a ton of top-tier fantasy players, starting with Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, and Davante Adams. All three of those players are must-start play every week. However, the Packers do have some value plays as well on offense, which includes Jamaal Williams, Robert Tonyan, and now Allen Lazard.

On Sunday night against the Chicago Bears, Lazard had four receptions (six targets) for 23 yards and a touchdowns. While the yards gained isn't impressive, it was nice to see Lazard targeted a good amount of time, after missing some games due to core muscle surgery. In his return last week against the Colts, the former Iowa State Cyclone had two receptions (four targets) for 18 yards.

Before the 6-foot-5 wide receiver underwent surgery, he had an 87 percent snap share in Green Bay’s first three games. Within those first few outings, Lazard produced six receptions (eight targets) for 146 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints. If Lazard can continue to average four targets going forward, he’ll become a solid WR3/WR4 with the fantasy football playoffs looming. Lazard is currently rostered in 28 percent of ESPN leagues and 37 percent of Yahoo! fantasy leagues.

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