Fantasy players are continuing to deal with mounting injuries at running back. Christian McCaffrey (ankle) is out for the season and Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is injured yet again. Finding replacements isn't always easy. Carolina's Chuba Hubbard is rostered in over 60 percent of CBSSports.com leagues, and Ameer Abdullah may be a waste of a roster spot, as he has never caught more that 25 passes in a season and is a proven bust. Alexander Mattison is rostered in over 80 percent of CBSSports.com leagues. Yet there are other options available at the position. Buffalo's Matt Breida has three total TDs over his past three games, and Miami's Phillip Lindsay had 12 rushing attempts in his first game with the team.
Should Breida or Lindsay be among your primary Week 13 Fantasy football waiver wire picks? And which other players on Fantasy football waivers are worth adding to plug roster holes created by other injuries or bye weeks? Before determining who to target on the Week 13 Fantasy football waiver wire, be sure to see what SportsLine's resident Hall of Famer, Scott Engel, has to say.
Engel is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame. He is a four-time FSWA Award Winner and 10-time nominee. In 2020, Scott was a finalist for the FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year Award, which he also won previously.
In addition to being the Fantasy writer for the Seattle Seahawks' official site since 2012, Engel' work has appeared on The Athletic, SiriusXM FantasySports Radio, ESPN.com, NFL.com, the Associated Press, Yahoo Sports, SI.com, the New York Post, USA Today, RotoBaller, and of course, CBSSports.com. So far this season, Engel has recommended notable players such as Cordarrelle Patterson, Dawson Knox and Khalil Herbert ahead of their impact performances,
Now, he's revealed the best widely available Fantasy football free agents entering Week 13. You can see his top Fantasy NFL waiver wire picks and full analysis over at SportsLine.
Top Fantasy football waiver wire picks for Week 13
One player Engel is advising Fantasy players to target on the Week 13 waiver wire: Tennessee running back Dontrell Hilliard. The Titans may have found a gem who was elevated from the practice squad. In Week 10, Hilliard put himself on the Fantasy radar with eight receptions. Yet he remained available in many leagues. D'Onta Foreman was still expected to be the lead runner for the Titans as they prepared for a daunting matchup with New England.
Both Hilliard and Foreman reached the century mark in rushing yards even though the Titans were decisively beaten by the Patriots. Hilliard rushed for 131 yards and leaped onto the highlight reels with a 68-yard TD run. Hilliard may split work with Foreman going forward, but he is more versatile and more widely available in Fantasy leagues. He certainly has flex appeal for the weeks ahead.
Engel is also strongly recommending Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne. Mac Jones is developing into a quality NFL starting QB, As he has improved, Bourne has emerged as one of his top playmakers. Bourne is averaging 14.8 yards per reception and has scored five times this season.
Bourne has started to make even more statistical noise recently. He has three TD catches in his last three games, with two in Week 12. He caught five of his six targets on Sunday. Bourne had 98 receiving yards and a TD catch on Nov. 14 against Cleveland, He also has long receptions of 40-plus yards in two of his last three games.
How to set your Week 13 waiver wire claims
Engel is also all-in on a wide receiver who should be an immediate pickup. This player is widely available and could be a huge boost to your Fantasy football lineup. You can only see who it is at SportsLine.
So which players should you target on the Fantasy football waiver wire before Week 13? And which WR is a must-add? Visit SportsLine now to see the best league-winning Fantasy football free agents entering Week 13, all from a Fantasy Hall of Famer, and find out.