Down to the Wire: Week 13 Adds

Each week we will take a look at players who are more than likely on your waiver-wire that can be added to your team and help you this week. One of the biggest complaints with waiver wire add articles is that many of these guys are not available in your league. Using ESPN’s ownership statistics, everyone mentioned in this article has 50% or lower ownership status. This article will be divided into two parts, standard and deep leagues. The players in the deeper league wire are typically guys that you can stash that have upside. If you use a Free Agent Auction Bidding (FAAB) system, in parenthesis will be the percentage of your budget we would use on each player. In those type leagues, know the bidding history of your opponents and adjust accordingly. Players are ranked in order by their position.

Since Down to the Wire only highlights players who are owned by less than half of owners in ESPN leagues, I first want to give you a list of guys who are only owned in 50-75% of leagues that would be premium adds over any other player in most circumstances (depending on your positional needs). (Percentage owned in parentheses)


  1. Phillip Rivers 62%

Running Back

  1. Jamaal Williams 65%
  2. Alex Collins 69%
  3. Danny Woodhead 61%
  4. LeGarrette Blount 64%

Wide Receiver

  1. Robby Anderson 71%
  2. Mohammed Sanu 73%
  3. Cooper Kupp 60%
  4. Jamison Crowder 70%
  5. Tedd Ginn 63%

Tight End

  1. Austin Seferian-Jenkins 61%
  2. Vernon Davis 71%

Standard League Adds:

Running Back

RB Rex Burkhead (43% owned)(FAAB 5-10%): He continues to impress in his return from injury. It is basically his backfield along with Dion Lewis.

RB Rod Smith (20%owned)(FAAB 5-10%): Smith scored this past week, and he also continues to steal carries from Alfred Morris and could end up being their main back during the fantasy playoffs.

RB JD McKissic (15% owned)(FAAB 5-10%): If you are in a PPR league then this should be a no-brainer. McKissic is the only consistent producer in the Seattle backfield and he is dynamite in a PPR league.


Wide Receivers

WR Josh Doctson (48% owned)(FAAB 10-15%): He didn’t have the targets last week that he did in the prior weeks, but he did find the end zone again.

WR Paul Richardson (36% owned)(FAAB 2-5%): Richardson continues to be a serviceable #2 receiver in the league and can work as a flex play on a team that can absolutely not run the ball.

WR Josh Gordon (35% owned (FAAB 2-5%): He hasn’t played in forever, but everyone remembers when he was the #1 WR in the league for the Browns. Kiser can throw the deep ball and Gordon could be a shot in the dark to help you hit on some big plays.

WR Corey Coleman (33% owned)(FAAB 2-5%): He had a long pass and catch last week and with Gordon coming back it could even out the coverage in the secondary. Coleman has a pretty solid floor and could help you win in the playoffs.

WR Dede Westbrook (8% owned)(FAAB 2-5%): Westbrook is a target hog in the absence of Allen Hurns. Westbrook has only played a couple of games, and I continue to see him getting more work moving forward.


Deep League Adds- (20+ Rosters Spots And/Or 2 QB Leagues) OR (Speculative Adds)


  1. Jared Goff
  2. Josh McCown

Running Backs

  1. Marlon Mack
  2. Elijah McGuire
  3. Corey Clement
  4. Jamaal Charles

Wide Receivers

  1. Dontrelle Inman
  2. Curtis Samuel
  3. Roger Lewis
  4. Torrey Smith
  5. Kenny Golladay
  6. Adam Humpries

Tight End

  1. David Njoku
  2. George Kittle
  3. Ben Watson

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