2013 Fantasy Football Waiver-Wire Advice: Get 'Em or Don't Sweat 'Em Week 13

Ryan LesterSenior Writer INovember 25, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 24: Benny Cunningham #36 of the St. Louis Rams rushes in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at the Edward Jones Dome on November 24, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images)
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tennessee Titans

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 320 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders. He also ran for 26 yards. I’d hesitate to add him.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

Alex Smith threw for 294 yards and three touchdown against the San Diego Chargers. There are plenty of better quarterback options. The Kansas City Chiefs don’t typically air it out as much.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins

Ryan Tannehill threw for 310 yards and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers. He added 36 rushing yards. Again, there are too many better options available.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Benny Cunningham, RB, St. Louis Rams

Benny Cunningham took over for Zac Stacy (concussion). He ran for 109 yards and a touchdown against the Chicago Bears. He’s worth a speculative add in case Stacy doesn’t pass concussion protocol.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Dennis Johnson, RB, Houston Texans

Dennis Johnson ran for 74 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also caught a pair of passes for 13 yards. Ben Tate didn’t look good. Johnson is worth adding in case the Houston Texans turn to him again.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Tavon Austin, WR, St. Louis Rams

Tavon Austin had a 65-yard touchdown run against the Bears. He also caught two of five targets for 39 yards. He’s dynamic, but I’m not sure he’s reliable down the stretch for fantasy purposes.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Donnie Avery, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Donnie Avery caught four of five targets for 91 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers. He’s too inconsistent.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions

Nate Burleson caught seven of 10 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s a nice secondary option for the Detroit Lions and a real asset for fantasy teams, particularly in points-per-reception leagues.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Titans

Justin Hunter caught all six of his targets for 109 yards and a touchdown. He’s not consistent enough to take a chance on this late in the season.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Jacoby Jones, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Jacoby Jones caught four of six targets for 103 yards and a touchdown against the New York Jets. He’s not a consistent fantasy threat.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

Tiquan Underwood, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tiquan Underwood caught three of five targets for 108 yards and two touchdowns against the Detroit Lions. He’s has a decent rapport with Mike Glennon. Underwood is worth a spot on your roster.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Ladarius Green, TE, San Diego Chargers

Ladarius Green caught three of five targets for 80 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs. He had 81 yards last week. I’d hesitate to add him.

Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.

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