The 2020 NFL season is now 12 weeks old and the time is now to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire. Every year a no name blows up over the first month and ends up being a top-50 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.

Let’s get things started by taking a look at some fantasy football waiver wire running backs for Week 13.

Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams

Darrell Henderson led the Rams in in carries on Sunday (10), but it was Akers who was the most productive back on the team (nine carries for 84 yards and a touchdown). The rookie out of Florida State has now scored in back-to-back games, once by air and once via ground, with at least nine carries in three of the last four games.

Quite simply, Henderson (18 carries for 24 yards over the last two games) and Malcolm Brown are doing nothing to keep Akers off the field. The breakout potential envisioned for him should now be unveiled.

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The next two matchups are middle of the road for the Rams’ running game (Arizona Cardinals-Week 13, New England Patriots-Week 14). But then a nice matchup against the New York Jets will come in Week 15, followed by another good one against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 16.

The lingering hint of a backfield committee for the Rams holds Akers down a bit right now. But this is the week to get in on what could be a breakthrough stretch, with nothing lost if the last two weeks don’t prove to be a launch point.

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