As the final weeks of the Fantasy Football season near, waiver wire options start to dwindle. Heading into Week 13 of 2020, that is certainly the case.
This week’s group features multiple running backs that will fill in for injured starters, and young receivers flashing their potential. Check out who you should add to boost your roster.
Devontae Booker, RB, Las Vegas Raiders
5.3 percent rostered
Season Stats: 70 touches; 337 yards; 3 touchdowns
Starter Josh Jacobs injured his ankle last game, allowing for Booker to step in to replace him. Considering the impact of ankle injuries on running backs, the Raiders will need Booker to pick up an increased role for multiple games. Las Vegas loves to run the football, meaning Booker is in a position to put up quality numbers.
Brian Hill, RB, Atlanta Falcons
36.3 percent rostered
Season Stats: 89 touches; 332 yards; 1 touchdown
While there’s a chance Todd Gurley might be back next week against the Saints, Hill is still worth grabbing if he’s unsigned in your league. Hill didn’t have a huge day starting for the injured Gurley, but he’s still the secondary threat for this Falcons run game. If Gurley is back or playing a limited number of snaps, you’ll want to have Hill.
Royce Freeman, RB, Denver Broncos
6.9 percent rostered
Season Stats: 39 touches; 202 yards
Sunday’s game for the Broncos was a bizarre circumstance of not having a quarterback to play the game. Freeman stepped up as one of the backs getting a ton of carries. This game also brought upon an injury to back Phillip Lindsey, who will likely miss additional time. Melvin Gordon hasn’t done much since signing with Denver, opening the door for Freeman to step up.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, New England Patriots
0.8 percent rostered
Season Stats: 32 receptions; 48 targets; 469 yards; 1 touchdown
Sanu joined the Lions active roster last week to help Detroit’s banged up receiver group. Despited playing a limited amount in 2020, he shined in Week 12 with a touchdown reception. Sanu isn’t a huge production threat, but he will likely earn more snaps if the rest of the Lions receivers don’t get healthy.
Denzel Mims, WR, New York Jets
4.9 percent rostered
Season Stats: 17 receptions; 34 targets; 284 yards
Since playing his first snaps of 2020 in Week 7, Mims has shown consistency in a bad offense. For three straight games, Mims has tallied more than 60 receiving yards. Quarterback Sam Darnold is back, meaning the Jets should operate more smoothly on offense. Mims is the receiver you’ll want out of the group.
Collin Johnson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
0.1 percent rostered
Season Stats: 11 receptions; 21 targets; 165 yards; 2 touchdowns
Adding to a list of notable rookie receivers, Johnson had a big day against the Browns. Finishing his day with 4 receptions, 96 yards, 1 score, Johnson had his best game of the year. As the season winds down for a bad team, a rookie like Johnson will receive more opportunities to make plays.
Trey Burton, TE, Indianapolis Colts
32.7 percent rostered
Season Stats: 23 receptions; 38 targets; 213 yards; 5 total touchdowns
Burton might not be the primary tight end threat for the Colts, but he is the hottest one on the team. In back-to-back games, Burton has reached the end zone. Considering Phillip Rivers has a sudden affinity for Burton, he’s worth the add if you need a tight end.