Having a good fantasy draft sets a team up really well, but most of the time to win a fantasy football league, acquisitions need to be made during the season. Each week there are several players worth exploring on the waiver wire. Here are five players to add in fantasy football week 13. (Note: These are best used for standard scoring leagues. All players are owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues)
1. Jonathan Williams, RB, Indianapolis Colts
With injuries to their running backs the Colts have turned to Jonathan Williams and he has produced. He had 14 points in week 11 and 17 in week 12. Williams had over 100 yards rushing in each game behind the good offensive line for the Colts. He also has 48 receiving yards over the two weeks he has been fully utilized.
This week the Colts play the Tennessee Titans who rank in the middle of the pack against fantasy running backs. He should be able to continue his success with Marlon Mack set to miss time. Williams is owned in just 29.4 percent of ESPN leagues.
2. Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are winning big games and their rookie wide receiver is stepping up. Over the last three weeks, he has logged double-digit points in each game. For the first two games of that stretch he had double-digit targets. Last week, he had two targets against the Packers, but made the most of them to get to 11 points.
While Emmanuel Sanders is the best receiver on the roster, Samuel is worth adding. If teams lock down Sanders, Samuels will be heavily targeted. Samuel is owned in 42.7 percent of ESPN leagues.
3. Bo Scarbrough, RB, Detroit Lions
Scarbrough was signed off the practice squad and has been the Lions lead back over the last two weeks. He had 11 points against the Cowboys and seven points against the Redsksins. With Matt Stafford out, the Lions will have to run the ball a lot down the stretch.
The Lions will likely keep on feeding Scarbrough down the stretch. They play some tough defenses, but he will get opportunities. Scarbrough is owned in just under half of ESPN leagues.
4. Benny Snell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
James Conner was out for the game against the Bengals, which gave Benny Snell a chance for some playing time. He had a good game with 21 carries for 98 yards. Conner is questionable for this week and the team has been impressed with Snell’s play.
The Steelers play the Browns who are a little above average against fantasy running backs. If Conner is out, Snell is worth picking up. At that point, it is just a matter of whether fantasy owners like his matchup over current players on their roster. Snell is owned in less than 5 percent of ESPN leagues.
5. Randall Cobb, WR, Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys have a playmaker in Randall Cobb. Over the last three weeks, he has really produced for the team. He had 16 points against Minnesota, 17 against Detroit and eight against New England in the middle of a rainstorm. The Cowboys are starting to embrace passing the ball more and Cobb is benefitting.
Even with Amari Cooper as the lead receiver, Cobb is showing flashes of how he looked a few years ago. He has shown Dak Prescott he can be relied upon and has been rewarded with 30 targets over the last four weeks. Cobb is available in just under 60 percent of ESPN leagues.