2010 NFL Fantasy Football: Weekly Waiver Wire (Week 13)

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With only one week remaining before the fantasy playoffs begin, now is the time to give your team that final boost before you make a run for the league championship.  Hopefully you are not one of the owners that was affected by key injuries to Adrian Peterson and Frank Gore, but even if you weren’t, you can certainnly benefit from the misfortunes of others.

Here is a look at a few players you may want to pick up as we head into playoff season.

Kerry Collins, QB, TEN – Those desperate for a quarterback may want to look at Kerry Collins.  While it is never a good thing to be relying on Collins during the fantasy playoffs, he may in fact be a solid option with weapons like Randy Moss, Chris Johnson, and maybe even Kenny Brit at his disposal.  We should also note that Collins will be playing the Colts, Texans and Chiefs in weeks 14, 15 and 16.

Brian Westbrook, RB, SF – Many of us had thought that Westbrook’s days of fantasy relevance were over, but thanks to a Frank Gore injury on Monday night, he should become the hottest pick-up off the waiver wire this week.  With Gore out, Westbrook put up an impressive 136 yards and one touchdown against the Cardinals.

Toby Gerhart, RB, MIN – If you are in need of a big win in week 13 and are thin at the running back position, Gerhart is your man.  With Adrian Peterson nursing a sprained ankle, don’t be surprised to see him sit and rest as the Vikings seemingly have nothing left to play for.  Rather than risk an injury to their stud running back, Minnesota may opt to showcase Gerhart against the Bills.  If that is the case, he could help plenty of teams get a big win in their final week of the fantasy regular season.

Legedu Naanee, WR, SD – With Vincent Jackson back in the line-up, it appeared as though Legedu Naanee would be the odd man out in the Chargers passing attack.  But with Jackson now out with an injury, and both Floyd and Gates nursing some bumps and bruises of their own, Naanee may once again become a main target in a Chargers passing attack that is among the best in the NFL.

Kevin Boss, TE, NYG – During a time when productive tight ends seem to be a dying breed, the giants Kevin Boss may actually prove to be quite the serviceable option down the stretch.  With Steve Smith and Hakeem Nicks out, Boss has become one of Eli Manning’s few remaining reliable targets, and that was evident in week 12 when he recorded 74 yards and a touchdown.

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