Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups: A Shopping List for This Week's Must-Adds
The fantasy football season is winding down and as injuries have taken their toll across the league, there are several solid options available for you to pick up.
I think three guys have emerged who should be available in your league and could give you a boost over the next few weeks.
Check out my picks for guys you have to add this week.
Roy Helu, RB, Washington Redskins
I've been waiting all season for Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan to finally make Roy Helu his starting running back and it looks like that has finally happened.
The rookie out of Nebraska has all the tools you would want in an NFL back. He's strong, fast, has great hands and size, and runs with power. Well, now he's getting his chance to prove that he belongs.
Helu rushed 23 times for 108 yards and a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12, and added seven catches for 54 more yards. He certainly has the talent to post that kind of stat line on a weekly basis.
Now that Shanahan has decided to go with Helu as the team's primary ball-carrier, you need to grab him and put him into your starting lineup immediately. With the Redskins struggling with an awful quarterback situation, don't be surprised if Helu sees 30 touches a week.
That will mean very good things for your fantasy team.
Harry Douglas, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas has emerged to post good numbers over the past three weeks. He has 14 catches for 251 yards and a touchdown over that span, including a two-catch, 45-yard, one-touchdown performance against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12.
Douglas is currently Atlanta's No. 3 receiver but for some reason he has continued to post solid numbers as a points vampire. While Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez should be racking up the points, quarterback Matt Ryan continues to find Douglas in key situations.
Snag him now, wait to see if his production continues this weekend and if it does, put him in your lineup for the rest of the season. When a guy is producing solidly this late in the year just use him and don't question it.
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts
Donald Brown has come out of nowhere to establish himself as the starting running back for the Colts. In Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers he rushed 14 times for 80 yards and a touchdown while adding a 17-yard catch.
With Indianapolis languishing at 0-11 with two awful quarterback options, expect the Colts to feed Brown a bunch over the next few weeks. They have to figure out what they have in the 24-year-old UConn product, especially since there have been rumors floating around that he could be cut this offseason.
Over the past three games Brown has 203 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries (5.97 yards per carry) and six receptions for 30 yards.
Brown should get a ton of carries over the next few weeks, and you could benefit by signing him.