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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pickups For Week 13 Of NFL Action

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Looking for the next big waiver wire move in your fantasy league? We got some advice.

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Quarterback

Ryan Tannehill, MIA, owned in 28% of Yahoo Leagues

Tannehill has the Miami Dolphins looking like a playoff contender. They have won their last six games in a row and Tannehill has taken advantage of his athleticism doing so. This week he put up nearly 35 points on the fantasy boards against the 49ers. He's outperforming his projections as of late as well.

Matt Barkley, CHI, owned in 1% of Yahoo Leagues

He put together pretty awesome start despite the fact that his wide receivers dropped eight passes on the day and three of which that were in the end zone. Barkley still threw for three touchdowns in a close loss to the Titans. This week he gets the incredibly inept 49ers.

Running Back

Kenneth Dixon, BAL, owned in 29% of Yahoo Leagues

Dixon is seemingly becoming the future at running back for the Ravens. Running the ball is part of their identity and as the season progresses, Dixon has increased his production and has been rewarded with more touches. He remains a low-end starter through the final stretch.

Chris Thompson, WAS, owned in 24% of Yahoo Leagues

The Redskins have Fat Rob as their runner but Thompson has been a nice change of pace pass catcher. Kirk Cousins passed the ball over 50 times in a loss to the Cowboys. He's going to need those screens and safety-valve passes moving forward, making Thompson a decent pickup.

Wide Receiver

Anquan Boldin, DET,  owned in 22% of Yahoo Leagues

As Marvin Jones' production decreases, Boldin's increases as we saw with about 70 yards and a touchdown on Thanksgiving. If you need some help at receiver, this is a guy that can still produce for you.

Taylor Gabriel, ATL, owned in 5% of Yahoo Leagues

Gabriel has been coming on strong for weeks and is one of the most underrated fantasy targets out there. He's outperformed his projections for three straight weeks and is getting a favorable matchup again this week. With double coverage on Julio Jones, here's a guy that has been great for Matty Ice.

Tight End

Ladarius Green, PIT, owned in 10% of Yahoo Leagues

His production continues to jump for the Steelers which is good for Ben Roethlisberger. Since the departure of their former tight end, Heath Miller, Roethlisberger is welcoming the sight of a big receiving target back into his offense.

Vance McDonald, SF, owned in 10% of Yahoo Leagues

He's leading the 49ers in targets since week 12 and Colin Kaepernick has done a nice job at spreading the ball around. McDonald has been playing admirably and catching everything coming his way. He's also had at least six targets in the past five games in a row.

Defense

Cincinnati Bengals owned in 26% of Yahoo Leagues

The Bengals may be struggling but their defense has still put up some quality stat marks. They have at least intercepted a pass in each of the last five games.

Kicker

Nick Folk, NYJ, owned in 21% of Yahoo Leagues

Folk hasn't been the greatest kicker to have this season but he's got some super favorable matchups coming up. This week he gets the Colts who have surrendered the fifth-most points to kickers.