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Ladies and gentlemen, we have a Jets sighting, and goodness gracious, was it something to witness on Sunday. Just like my Packers will do this weekend, with or without A-A-Ron, the Jets beat up the Bears in the rain. Our waiver recommendations for Week 12 will be littered with Jets players, and you can do worse considering these names with both the Cardinals and Panthers off on bye. 

My Week 13 Waiver Wire Add of the Week is QB Mike White (NYJ, 5% rostered). Sure, at this point, very few fantasy teams need a QB fill-in for Kyler Murray, as they most likely have one on their squad based on his recent injuries (Week 10-11). If you need to cover down for your Carolina QB on a bye, then you probably need to pick a new hobby. I digress…Mike White is most certainly the Week 12 fantasy darling with his 315 passing yards and 3 TDs. Again, the stats came against the Bears, so temper all expectations for Week 13 as the Jets travel to Minnesota to face off against the NFC North-leading Vikings. If nothing else, expect a high-scoring game when the two face off on Sunday.

If you do not need a QB to get through Week 13, then I recommend you keep reading to get some names that can help fill in at other positions. As I alluded to above, you will see some additional Jets’ names listed.

NOTE: Rostered percentages and scoring system are based on Yahoo! PPR league scoring.

QB: Mac Jones (NE, 13% rostered) – I do not get it, and with that, I do not get Bill Belichick. After a Week 11 output of three points, the Patriots lit up the Thanksgiving Day scoreboard with 26 points, albeit in a loss to the Vikings. Mac Jones looked like a Pro Bowl QB against the Vikings with his 382 passing yards and 2 TDs. For those that watched the game, Jones was one TD reversal from a 390-yard, 3-TD game. Normally, I am not one to recommend QBs against a stout defense like Buffalo, but let’s be honest here…Buffalo is beatable and will give up yards/points, especially with Von Miller’s injury probably holding him out of Week 13. I think Jones is a valid option.

QB:  Deshaun Watson (CLE, 59% rostered) – I am not a fan of the man, Deshaun Watson, but this is a fantasy football article versus a discussion of morality. Watson is slated to usurp Jacoby Brissett in Week 13, and that is good news for those needing a QB for the final regular fantasy season stretch. Massage issues notwithstanding, Watson is two years removed from leading the NFL in passing yards. With Nick Chubb heading the backfield and Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones, and David Njoku providing enough passing game balance, I look for Watson to be an excellent addition down the stretch.

Honorable Mention: Ryan Tannehill (TEN, 19% rostered), Kenny Pickett (PIT, 11% rostered), Jordan Love (GB, 1% rostered)

RB: Zonovan Knight (NYJ, 2% rostered), Ty Johnson (NYJ; 1% rostered) – Fire up the Jets at RB to help Mike White in Week 13. As stated in the earlier section, you can do worse than add one of these Jets’ RBs for Week 13. They totaled 26 fantasy points in Week 12, with most of the points coming after the Michael Carter injury. A quick look at the reports from NYJ Head Coach Robert Saleh shows Carter with a low ankle sprain and a firm questionable tag for Week 13. If you are losing James Conner or D’Onta Foreman this week, keep an eye on Carter’s health and flip a coin between the Jets’ RBs.   

RB: Bennie Snell (PIT, 1% rostered) – For those owners that drafted Najee Harris early this season, add another disappointing footnote to the down season. Harris, though he scored a rushing TD, left with an abdominal injury, and we will not know enough when waivers run to count on him or rule him out. Couple that with the fact Jaylen Warren missed Week 12, and we have the makings of a Bennie Snell lead-back role for Week 13. Snell netted 60+ yards and a TD which are both stats we need to pay attention to with the amount of RB injuries sustained this season. Bite the bullet if you are a Najee or Warren owner, and add Snell as insurance.

Honorable Mention: Gus Edwards (BAL, 56% rostered), Mike Boone (DEN, 4% rostered), Jordan Mason (SF, 1% rostered),

 WR: Elijah Moore (NYJ; 26% rostered) – Sticking with the theme, maybe it is time to give Elijah Moore another look. Sure, he only received two targets in Week 12, but man, oh man, did he make good use of those two targets with 2-for-2 catches, 64 yards and a long TD reception. I preach volume in this column, and Moore was less than effective for most of the season. I am hoping that changes with the change at QB. The one major issue I saw with the NYJ passing offense in Week 12 was ten different pass catchers were used. That does not bode well for Moore, but at this point in the season, we need to capture lightning in a bottle. Moore’s rookie campaign is probably much closer to his actual ability than has been his 2022 season to date.

WR: Nelson Agholor (NE; 1% rostered) – Remember when Agholor was good? Me either. Somehow, it appears as if Mac Jones and the passing attack have come to life. Will that continue in Week 13 is the question. I truly believe the Patriots will need to throw to win at Minnesota and look for Agholor to be the beneficiary of that game script. Coming off his 6 catches for 65 yards and 1 TD performance, he looks like a good option with the likes of Nuk and Hollywood on a bye.

Honorable Mentions: Zay Jones (JAX, 26% rostered), Richie James, Jr. (NYG, 2% rostered), Marvin Jones, Jr. (JAX, 5% rostered

TE: Tyler Conklin (NYJ; 18% rostered) – After his 25-point PPR explosion in Week 8, our guy Conklin has been quiet. He logged a respectable eight points on Sunday with Mike White under center, and I fully expect him to come out on top of the TE battle for the Jets. Now, we have discussed in prior columns about volume. Conklin was a guy with higher volume under Joe Flacco versus Zach Wilson, and I expect Conklin to be much more in the Flacco range as the Jets move forward with White under center. TE is a wasteland, and just know most of the TEs on the wire are straight trash. Throw a dart and hope for a TD!

Honorable Mention: Noah Fant (SEA, 12% rostered), Jelani Woods (IND, 1% rostered), Jordan Akins (HOU, 0% rostered)

The names above will not strike fear into the hearts of most fantasy football opponents, but it is what it is at this point in the 2022 season. You need points at every position, and you need points NOW! Work the wire the best you can and keep your eyes peeled for players that were dropped because someone panicked or had to fill in for an injured player. There are some gems hiding out there on every wire, and you need to be the person with a keen eye to locate them.

Best of luck heading into Week 13, and may the wire be with you!