Week 13 Fantasy Football Projections: Best Waiver-Wire Adds at Each Position

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer INovember 27, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 26:  Bryce Brown #34 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball in for a touchdown as  Sherrod Martin #23 of the Carolina Panthers defends on November 26, 2012 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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With another week of NFL action in the books, some new waiver-wire wonders have emerged, while others have fallen.

Whether you are looking for a quarterback, running back, receiver or tight end in Week 13, there is a viable option at each position.

From youngsters to veterans, there's something for the young and the old this week.

Here's a look at my top waiver-wire adds at each position.



QB: Chad Henne, Jacksonville Jaguars

The obvious choice here is San Francisco second-year gunner Colin Kaepernick, but most fantasy owners have caught on to that by now.

Instead, I'll go with Chad Henne, who has posted a combined 46 fantasy points in the past two weeks against the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans.

Now he gets to face the Buffalo Bills, who have allowed 7.3 yards per pass attempt this season (19th in the NFL) and 20 passing touchdowns (tied for 24th).



RB: Bryce Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

LeSean McCoy is unlikely to play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys (per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer) and rookie Bryce Brown just exploded for 178 yards and two touchdowns on the ground against the Carolina Panthers.

Dallas has been beatable on the ground this season, allowing 4.1 yards per carry and nine rushing touchdowns. That includes ceding 113 rushing yards and a touchdown to Washington Redskins rookie Alfred Morris in Week 12.



WR: Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars

Cecil Shorts shouldn't be a waiver-wire player, but, surprisingly, he's owned in just 51 percent of ESPN standard leagues as of this writing.

The second-year pro has amassed 747 receiving yards and six touchdowns this season, despite a mediocre passing game.

Now that Chad Henne has offered at least a bit of stability, Shorts could have a nice, consistent stretch here.

He just posted 105 yards and a touchdown against the Titans and he gets the Bills next.



TE: Rob Housler, Arizona Cardinals

The bad news is that the Cardinals don't have much of a passing game, no matter who is under center. 

The good news is that they've thrown the pigskin 434 times this season (sixth in the NFL) because their running game can't do anything.

Rookie Ryan Lindley tossed four interceptions last week against the St. Louis Rams, but he still ended up with 312 yards because he threw the ball 52 times.

The Cardinals have been developing tight end Rob Housler since drafting him in the third round last year. They believe he has potential. He received 11 targets against the Rams (third-most among tight ends in Week 12) and he responded by catching eight balls for 82 yards.

There is potential for Housler, especially if you are in a PPR league.


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