Week 13 IDP Waiver Wire

IDP Waiver Wire

Rookie Charles Harris hasn’t produced much in his first season, but the Dolphins have a favorable schedule to finish the year.


In most fantasy leagues, week 13 signals the final week of the regular season and one last opportunity to bolster up your team’s roster before moving on to do-or-die mode the next few weeks. Perhaps some of you are already experiencing that with a must-win matchup this weekend in order to clinch a playoff berth. Injuries have been as abundant as ever these past few weeks, in week 12 alone we saw Deone Bucannon hurt his leg, Telvin Smith suffer a concussion, and Falcons cornerbacks Brian Poole and Desmond Trufant both left their contest against the Buccaneers and did not return. Another cornerback who was injured was Colts veteran Rashaan Melvin, who suffered a “significant” hand injury, according to coach Chuck Pagano.

Before we start off with this week’s top IDP waiver wire adds, let’s review on some players that were featured in last week’s waiver wire article. Vonn Bell was the highlight of the week, finishing with nine solo tackles, two assists, and a sack in the Saints loss to the Rams. Ronald Darby tallied five solo tackles in the Eagles blowout win over the Bears, not bad for a cornerback. I’m still confident in Tank Carradine these next couple of weeks, as he has positive matchups against Chicago and Houston.

Here are each week’s previous installments of IDP Waiver Wire:

Week 12Week 11 | Week 10 | Week 9 | Week 8 | Week 7

Now let’s move on to our top IDP waiver wire pickups for week 13!

Charles Harris (DE, MIA)

2017 first-round pick Charles Harris has had a disappointing start to his NFL career thus far, but there are reasons to be optimistic about the Missouri product who compiled 16 sacks in his sophomore and junior seasons. Harris has been getting more and more pressure on opposing quarterbacks recently, even though it hasn’t managed to result in sacks for the Miami rookie. The Dolphins have a favorable remaining schedule for their pass rushers, including Denver and New England in the next two weeks.

Ronald Blair (DT, SF)

San Francisco activated Ronald Blair from the disabled list prior to their week 9 game against Arizona, and he has played well in three games since then. Recording 12 total tackles with two sacks, Blair will now have to compete with Solomon Thomas for playing time, but I believe Blair can make the most out of his limited snap counts in San Francisco.

Jordan Evans (WLB, CIN)

The Cincinnati Bengals did a lot to shore up their linebacking corps this offseason, the highlight of which was acquiring Jordan Evans and Carl Lawson in the NFL Draft in rounds six and four respectively. While Lawson found ways to make an impact immediately for the Bengals, leading all rookies with seven sacks, Evans has had to wait for his opportunity to shine. He may have just gotten that now as Bengals linebackers Nick Vigil and Vincent Rey are both hurt and look like they will both miss time. As long as Evans is starting for Cincinnati, he is a player to look out for on your IDP radar.

Josh Bynes (ILB, ARI)

Cardinals “linebacker” Deone Bucannon left Arizona’s week 12 matchup against the Jaguars after just five snaps after suffering a leg injury and it looks like it will be Josh Bynes who will be the next man up to replace Bucannon. Bynes was in on nine total tackles for the Cardinals on Sunday and forced one fumble in the game as well. He also showed well in the first two games of the season while Bucannon was injured, tallying nine solo tackles with a sack and forced fumble in those contests

Reggie Ragland (ILB, KC)

After a disappointing start to his career in Buffalo, Reggie Ragland is looking to find second-life in Kansas City after being traded to the Chiefs at the start of the season. Ragland was the Bills second-round draft selection just one year ago, but quickly fell out of favor with the Bills after a torn-ACL caused him to miss the entire 2016 season, and once a new coaching staff was brought in to start the 2017 season, Ragland kept slipping down the Bills depth chart further and further as the offseason progressed. Ragland has been productive in his last two games for the Chiefs though, recording 18 total tackles while cutting into veteran linebacker Derrick Johnson’s playing time.

Miles Killebrew (SS, DET)

Lions veteran safety Tavon Wilson injured his shoulder in the Lions Thanksgiving game against the Vikings and fan-favorite Miles Killebrew will once again get another chance to show he deserves a prominent role in the Lions defense. If Killebrew shows well for the remainder of the season, he could earn a job as the Lions starting strong safety entering the 2018 season, as Tavon Wilson is an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Deon Bush (SS, CHI)

Another NFC North safety that was injured in last week’s action was Bears strong safety, Adrian Amos. Amos was one of the best fantasy producing safeties in the league before his injury, and now Deon Bush will try to fill that role in the Bears defense. Amos tweaked his hamstring and his week 13 status is questionable, but if he can’t suit up, Bush could be a DB3 option for deep IDP leagues.

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