ear-grin


By   Brad Berreman

The NFL season is 12 weeks old and with bye weeks still going you need to be on top of making your fantasy football waiver wire claims for the upcoming week. Every year there are a handful of players that come out of nowhere to have big opening weeks and turn into fantasy gold throughout the season. With that in mind we bring to you nine players that fantasy owners should immediately try to get on their teams in Week 13.


Rex Burkhead, RB, New England Patriots

ESPN Ownership: 43.3%
Yahoo! Ownership: 50%

Burkhead had 53 total yards (50 rushing) and two total touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, while tying Dion Lewis for the lead among Patriots’ running backs in snaps with 28.

Burkhead has at least nine touches in four straight games, with double-digit carries in two of the last three and over 50 total yards in three out of those four.
New England’s running back rotation is a week-to-week proposition, but Burkhead has made the most of his opportunities since returning from injury in Week 7.

With two games (Week 13 and Week 16) against the Buffalo Bills, who entered Week 12 allowing the second-most fantasy points to running backs (ESPN PPR scoring), and a rematch with the Dolphins in Week 14, suddenly Burkhead looks like a low-end RB2/flex during the fantasy playoffs. He should be a top add this week in all fantasy football leagues.

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Please enter the word you see in the image below:


Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Latest Articles

Week 15 Bruno Boys Live Q&A: December 17th @ 11:30am ET

Post the question in the live chat ONCE and we will do our best to answer it. We queue all of our questions and answer them as we go. We answer a large quantity of questions....

10 Players to Have on Your Fantasy Football Watchlist in Week 15

Philadelphia Eagles Offense Without Wentz This year has been absolutely riddled with some of the leagues best players getting ruled out for the season with injuries. Now....

Week 15 DraftKings Fantasy Football Bargains: Team Defenses

Washington Redskins, DST Draft Kings Price: $2,800 The Redskins sneak in as a potential top tier DST unit this week that can be had for a fraction of the price. The....

Week 15 DraftKings Fantasy Football Bargains: Tight Ends

Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens Draft Kings Price: $3,800 The tight end landscape on Sunday is a rather barren one this week with a thin slate of options thanks to....

Week 15 DraftKings Fantasy Football Bargains: Running Backs

Jay Ajayi, RB, Philadelphia Eagles Draft Kings Price: $5,000 Ajayi has made a solid case for more work with his recent performances and the arrow is pointing up after he....

Week 15 DraftKings Fantasy Football Bargains: Quarterbacks

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints Draft Kings Price: $6,500 Brees has been as steady as they come this season but hasn’t quite given fantasy owners those occasional....

Fantasy Football Week 15 Rankings: All Positions

Before locking in your lineup on Sunday’s check out our final rankings for each position to make sure you’ve made the right start and sit decisions. 2017 Fantasy Football....

Fantasy Football Week 15 PPR Rankings: Flex Position

We use the Bruno Boys individual positional rankings as a baseline for determining a players point projection or value in the flex position. Remember, the more touches or....

Fantasy Football Week 15 PPR Rankings: Wide Receivers

To find out who you should trust in Week 15, read our fantasy football wide receiver PPR rankings. 2017 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyProsECR ™ - Expert....

Fantasy Football Week 15 PPR Rankings: Running Backs

To find out who those top runners and pass catchers are in Week 15, read our fantasy football running back PPR rankings. 2017 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by....

Three Fantasy Football Team Defenses to Sit in Week 15

New England Patriots DST at Pittsburgh Steelers The Patriots just got beat down by their division rival Miami Dolphins, which was a stunning result, but Tom Brady was flat....

Three Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Sit in Week 15

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, New York Jets at New Orleans Saints Seferian-Jenkins has fallen off the radar as of late and hit rock bottom last week with one catch for one....