Waiver Wire Wonders: Week 13

By Lance Zierlein
November 28, 2012

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1. Bryce Brown, RB, Eagles - Brown looked tremendous against the Panthers despite his two fumbles and the only way you will likely have a shot at him (if he's still there), is if you have the 1st waiver wire pick.  After sustaining a concussion, the Eagles won't be in any big hurry to get LeSean McCoy back out on the field.

2. Beanie Wells, RB, Cardinals - Beanie returned from his time out with a strong 2 TD performance against the Rams and he looked good doing it.  Look for the Cardinals to get all they can from Wells with so few games left to play and with the coaching staff potentially coaching for their jobs.  Wells is a strong recommendation for waiver wire claim.

3. Collin Kaepernick, QB, 49'ers - I guess it is safe to call Keapernick the "hot hand" now.  Keapernick has put together back-to-back performances that make him worthy of picking up in all fantasy leagues.  There are plenty of owners out there who still need help at QB and Keapernick could end up being the answer to your fantasy prayers with his ability to run and pass.

4. Knowshon Moreno RB, Broncos - John Fox pulled a Mike Shanahan (or is it a Bill Belichick) and started the guy who nobody expected to start - Knowshon Moreno.  Moreno had 24 touches (4 of them catches) out of the 27 total for all three of the Denver backs and if Fox and Manning trust him, he'll be the workhorse from this point forward.

5. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers - With Jonathan Stewart suffering a high ankle sprain, Williams will take over in Carolina.  While Williams will be available in most of the the leagues out there, keep in mind that around the goal line, it will still be Cam Newton and Mike Tolbert getting the work.

6. Michael Bush, RB, Bears - With Matt Forte nursing a sore ankle and potentially out this week against the Seahawks, Bush is likely to get the start.  Keep in mind that Bush has been running harder than Forte this season and is the go-to back around the endzone anyway.

7. Ryan Broyles, WR, Lions - With Titus Young angering Jim Schwartz and the Lions staff, Broyles will immediately jump way up the waiver wire lists.  Broyles had a huge game against the Texans (6 for 126 yards) and will continue to shine in the Lions pass-happy offense.

8. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Bengals - Sanu has 4 TDs over his last 3 games and Andy Dalton is becoming more and more comfortable with Suh around the goal line as teams stack up their coverage to try and stop A.J. Green.  The rookie's size will keep him in the mix around the endzone from here on out and with Dalton flinging it around, Sanu just might continue his run.

9. Ben Tate, RB, Texans - Tate is expected to make it back for the Texans this weekend and if so, you can expect him to start immediately getting carries as the Texans look to guard against excessive rushing attempts for Arian Foster towards the end of the year.  If the Texans playoff positioning gets locked in fairly early, then Tate could be a major factor come fantasy playoff time.

10. Marcedes Lewis, TE, Jaguars - While I wouldn't go so far as to call him a "threat" as a tight end, Lewis has played fairly consistently for four straight weeks now and there has never been any denying his talent or ability.  TEs can be a fickle bunch, but Lewis has been fairly steady in PPR leagues.

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