It's important to stay on top of the best waiver wire pickups in fantasy football every week. But sometimes you're stuck with a low waiver priority and miss out on the top options. Or maybe you find yourself in a deeper league with sharp players, which can leave the options on the waiver wire a lot less appealing than we tend see in standard leagues.
That's where these top fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for Week 13, owned in less than 30 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, come into play.
1. Chris Conley, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (15% Owned)
Since Nick Foles reclaimed the starting QB job in Week 11, Chris Conley has racked up 10 receptions on 17 targets, posting a combined 20.7 PPR fantasy points. That's not huge production, but his hefty volume should mean especially big things in this week's matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs rank 30th against the pass in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metrics, and they're giving up by far the league's most PPR fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts. The gap between the Bucs and the team allowing the second-most points is bigger than the gap between second and 16th.
2. Patrick Laird, RB, Miami Dolphins (1% Owned)
The Miami Dolphins' backfield hasn't offered any efficiency this season, but being a lead back brings fantasy value in any offense. Kalen Ballage has been terrible, averaging just 1.9 yards per carry, and his role is quickly falling, playing just 38 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 12 after garnering 82 and 77 percent in the two previous games. Patrick Laird's role has gone in the opposite direction, increasing his snap count in each of those games. He's still tough to rely on as a starter in Week 13, but if his workload expands again he could have some upside as a starting option for the fantasy playoffs.
3. Allen Hurns, WR, Miami Dolphins (0% Owned)
Back to the Dolphins, they're also getting thin at WR. Preston Williams is already on IR, and in Week 12 Albert Wilson made an early exit with a rib injury, plus Jakeem Grant was also carted off with an ankle injury. Allen Hurns took advantage of that and saw a season-high seven targets in Week 12, building on his previous season-high of six from Week 11. There's no shortage of volume available in the Dolphins' offense, since they're typically playing from behind, and that makes Hurns particularly valuable in PPR scoring as their No. 2 WR.
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