“In the Scope” is a unique weekly article that won’t solely focus on giving readers mainstream fantasy football waiver wire pickups. Instead, we aim to recommend the top free agents to acquire after waivers run. These players may be the top pickups next week, saving you Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB) and waiver priority. So whether you’re trying to grab the leftover mainstream fantasy football waiver wire Week 13 pickups or the longer-ranged free agents, below are some options to consider.
Rostership percentages are based on ESPN Points Per Reception (PPR) redraft fantasy football leagues as of Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Check Your Waivers: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 13 Pickups
• Gus Edwards (RB, Baltimore Ravens) | 43.1 Percent
• Kyren Williams (RB, Los Angeles Rams) | 28 Percent
• Zonovan Knight (RB, New York Jets) | 20.2 Percent
• Michael Gallup (WR, Dallas Cowboys) | 44.7 Percent
• Donovan Peoples-Jones (WR, Cleveland Browns) | 42.3 Percent
• Treylon Burks (WR, Tennessee Titans) | 41.8 Percent
• Zay Jones (WR, Jacksonville Jaguars) | 46.5 Percent
• Mack Hollins (WR, Las Vegas Raiders) | 15.1 Percent
• Foster Moreau (TE, Las Vegas Raiders) | 38.8 Percent
• Juwan Johnson (TE, New Orleans Saints) | 34.3 Percent
In the Scope Targets: Top Fantasy Football Free Agent Week 13 Finds
Marvin Jones (WR, Jacksonville Jaguars) | 18.9 Percent
This week’s “In the Scope” candidate features a player who might not help you in your fantasy football playoffs but could help get you there. Marvin Jones is coming off a game-winning TD reception and will have excellent back-to-back matchups.
The first is a revenge game as Jacksonville travels to Jones’ former home of Detroit. They’ll square off against a Detroit defense that has allowed the third most PPR points to opposing WRs on the season and the fourth most over the past month. They’ll then commute to Nashville in Week 14. There they’ll face a Tennessee defense that has allowed the second most PPR points to opposing WRs on the season and third most over the past month.
Looking at the 32-year-olds advanced metrics this season, there’s not a whole lot that sticks out. One analytic that does is the average cushion of 5.6 yards defenders allow Jones when he lines up (seventh-most amongst WRs). Playing the veteran that far off the ball could certainly spell trouble for these poor-tackling teams. – Seth Woolcock