Each week during the NFL season FST brings you our Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups, which breaks down players available in many leagues that could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster, or simply just players to keep on your radar. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest pickups at each position heading into Week 13 of the NFL season. If you have any waiver wire questions, feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

Running Backs

Dennis Johnson HOU | RB

Ben Tate hasn’t been the guy that a lot of people were hoping he would be after the Foster injury and this might open the door for Johnson. The Texans offense turning into a bit of a mess, but Johnson has looked good whenever he has been given touches and he needs to be added in all leagues. There is a chance that the Texans will turn to him as their starter and if they do then Johnson could have huge value down the stretch. (about 30% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in all leagues

Benny Cunningham STL | RB

Stacy left the game week 12 with a concussion and Cunningham played pretty well in relief. This is going to be a situation that you will need to monitor closely as the week goes on, because if Stacy can’t go then Cunningham could be a solid pickup and play. We should know more as the week goes on, but if you own Stacy you should add Cunningham to your bench for security. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Bilal Powell NYJ | RB

Ivory got hurt week 12 and this could force the Jets to look back to Powell as their starting running back. He has had some good games this year and he is certainly worth a look if the Ivory injury turns out to be a serious one. Powell also catches a decent amount of passes out of the backfield, so in PPR leagues he has a little bit more value. (about 40% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Wide Receivers

Nate Burleson DET | WR

Burleson is back from his injury and he looked great week 12. The Lions haven’t had much luck finding a consistent WR2 since he has been hurt, but with Burleson back he should go back to being a solid fantasy option. Most defenses give Calvin a ton of attention and this will leave Burleson in single coverage pretty much for the rest of the season. (about 25% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Cordarrelle Patterson MIN | WR

Patterson has been slowly getting more involved the the Vikings offense as the year goes on and you have to think that they will continue to get the ball in his hands. He has the most value in leagues that count return yards, but even in leagues that don’t I think he has value down the stretch. He has had at least 4 targets in each of the last 4 games and I think the Vikings rookie is going to finish the year strong. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Tavon Austin STL | WR

The exciting rookie is starting to get things going and he has a big upside moving forward. The Rams are starting to find more creative ways to get the ball in his hands and it’s starting to payoff. He is starting to get more targets in the passing game and the Rams are also giving him some carries as well. Sometimes it takes a while for teams to figure out how to get rookie receivers involved in the offense, it took awhile but it looks like the Rams are figuring it out. (about 65% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Justin Hunter TEN | WR

The Titans offense has actually looked pretty good as of late and the rookie Hunter is starting to get things going. Fitzpatrick has looked good in relief of Locker and looking forward I like the matchups that the Titans have for the fantasy playoffs. If you are looking for a high upside receiver to add to your bench then I would give Hunter a look. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Ace Sanders JAC | WR

The suspension to Blackmon opened the door for Ace to see some more playing time and he is starting to take advantage. He has 12 catches in the last 2 games and it seems like he is starting to get a bigger role in the Jags offense. Jacksonville is still an overall terrible team, but they have started playing better and I think Ace could finish the year with good numbers. (about 5% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Rod Streater OAK | WR

Streater continues to put up solid numbers and at this point he should be considered in more leagues. He has had at least 5 catches in 3 of his last 4 games and he and McGloin seem to be on the same page out on the field. The Raiders will be playing from behind a lot down the stretch so I like the chances of Streater racking up some junk catches in the second half of most games. (about 15% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Individual Defenses Players

Paul Worrilow ATL | LB

The undrafted linebacker out of Delaware is having an unbelievable stretch and if you are in an individual defensive player league then you need to give this guy a look. He is averaging almost 10 solo tackles a game in the last 4 and he is shaping up to be one of the best defensive players down the stretch. When it comes to defensive players that have value it’s all about tackles and that’s exactly what you get from Worrilow. (about 15% owned)
Recommendation: Should be added in deeper leagues

Defense/Special Teams

Cleveland CLE | DEF

The Jags offense has looked better as of late, but I still like the Browns chances on defense week 13 against them. They are having a decent year on the defensive side of the ball and they should have a solid game against the Jags. If you are looking for a pickup and play defense then you could do a lot worse. (about 35% owned)
Recommendation: Worth a look as a pickup and play

Miami MIA | DEF

The Jets are a terrible team and it’s the Dolphins turn to play them week 13. Opposing defensives have been feasting on their terrible offense and there is a good chance that the Dolphins force at least a couple turnovers. I think they are a very strong pickup and play defense and I would even consider using a waiver on them if you really need a win week 13. (about 20% owned)
Recommendation: Worth a look as a pickup and play