NFL Waiver Wire: Week 13 Pickups

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 13 Pickups

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

After a quiet week on the waiver wire (though who knew Dontrelle Hilliard was going to blow up), there should be a lot of action this week. Unfortunately, the players to go after this week are a result of some bad injuries. Let's take a look.

This column is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and remaining budget.

QUARTERBACK

Primary Targets

Taysom Hill, NO - I have to say, I'm intrigued with Hill now that he's been named the starter for the Saints. During a four-game stint as a starter last season, Hill scored 28.6, 20.3, 27.9 and 25.9 fantasy points — great fantasy games all. The red flag is that those games were against teams ranked 20th or lower against quarterbacks. The Saints just gave Hill a good amount of money, and Sean Payton is a good enough offensive mind to utilize Hill's strengths. It wouldn't surprise me if Payton held out Hill last week against the Bills (No. 1  against the position) and waited to start him this week at home against Dallas. Other than the Buccaneers, Hill faces defenses 17th or lower against quarterbacks in the Saints' remaining games. As usual, bump him up in super-flex/two-quarterback leagues. FAAB: $15-$25

RUNNING BACK

Primary Targets

Alexander Mattison, MIN - Dalvin Cook injured his shoulder Sunday. It was reported he has a separated

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