Week 13 Waiver Wire: WR Gems to Propel You into Playoffs

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent INovember 26, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22:   Santana Moss #89 of the Washington Redskins celebrates a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during a Thanksgiving Day game at Cowboys Stadium on November 22, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Week 13 of the 2012 NFL season is a make-or-break week for most fantasy football players.

With the playoffs looming and a plethora of injuries sustained by wide receivers, you may be scrambling your league in search of fill-ins at the WR spot.

Whether you're in the playoff hunt or just trying to avoid the Sacko, here are some WR waiver-wire pickups for Week 13:


Santana Moss

Santana Moss has quietly scored seven touchdowns this season, including TDs in consecutive games for the first time all season.

I'm not going to lie to you here—Moss is spotty and not the most reliable receiver—but against a New York Giants defense that Moss had success against in Week 7 (67 yards and two touchdowns), I like him this week.

Moss is averaging a solid 7.1 fantasy points per week, which is more than you're likely to find on the waiver wire.

With Robert Griffin III slinging it like he is, it's not a bad idea to take a shot at Moss in Week 13 at home against the G-Men.


Brandon Stokley

Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are clearly Peyton Manning's favorite targets, but don't sleep on Brandon Stokley.

He and Manning have a solid connection that has shown this season, especially when Manning is in trouble.

Stokley has at least two catches in every game this season, showing that Manning does look for Stokley—which is also evident by his five touchdowns.

It's worth giving the 14-year veteran a nod in your lineup this weekend, especially against the NFL's worst pass defense in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.


Davone Bess

Davone Bess is my least-favorite option of the three, but in deeper leagues, he could make some noise.

He's coming off a game against the Seattle Seahawks in which he hauled in seven receptions for 129 yards and gets a New England Patriots defense in Week 13 that ranks No. 29 against the pass.

Bess has just as many receptions as teammate Brian Hartline (55) and has just two less targets than Hartline, so we know Ryan Tannehill trusts Bess.

Bess caught his first touchdown of the season against the Buffalo Bills in Week 11, and if the past two weeks are any indication of his progression, the fifth-year WR should be in for a solid day on Sunday afternoon.

*All scoring via ESPN standard leagues

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