Fantasy Football: Playing the waiver wire for Week 13

As the fantasy football playoffs loom, here are some waiver wire adds to have on your radar for Week 13.

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Ty Chandler, RB, Minnesota Vikings

Chandler has not played his Week 12 game as of this writing, slated to take on the Chicago Bears on Monday night. His numbers (73 rushing yards, 110 total yards)) in Week 11 were skewed by a 31-yard run on a fake punt. But he still has double-digit carries in back-to-back games since Cam Akers was sidelined for the season, and Alexander Mattison's general inefficiency begs for him to have a bigger role.

The Vikings have a bye in Week 13. But three of their four opponents after that (Las Vegas Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers) entered Week 12 in the bottom half of the league in fantasy points allowed to running backs (Yahoo!, 0.5-point PPR).

Chandler is of course not usable in Week 13 due to the bye week. But he is well worth stashing for a week, then having as a flex option (or more) after that during the fantasy playoffs.

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