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NFL Week 13 IDP Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets

New Orleans, LA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) gestures after being called for a penalty in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

For many fantasy football gamers, Week 13 is their final push to get into the playoffs. Whether your league's playoffs start next week or the week after, these next few days are important for those still contending. Making sure roster holes are filled and injuries are accounted for is more important now than ever, which is why it's paramount to remain active on the waiver wire as the regular season closes.

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Here are the Week 13 IDP names to target on the waiver wire.


To avoid repeating arguments for players previously mentioned in this piece, I'll list anyone who is still relevant who I have mentioned in the past three weeks with a link to that article and information.

Dawuane Smoot, DE, JAX (Week 10)
Jacob Martin, EDGE, HST (Week 10)
Dorance Armstrong, EDGE, DAL (Week 11)
James Smith-Williams, EDGE, WAS (Week 11)
Christian Barmore, DI, NE (Week 11)
Trevis Gipson, EDGE, CHI (Week 12)
Tyus Bowser, EDGE, BLT (Week 12)
Preston Smith, EDGE, GB (Week 12)
DeMarcus Walker, EDGE, HST (Week 12)
Kwon Alexander, LB, NO (Week 10)
Zach Cunningham, LB, HST (Week 10)
Jayon Brown, LB, TEN (Week 10)
Monty Rice, LB, TEN (Week 11)
Quincy Williams, LB, NYJ (Week 12)
Alex Singleton, LB, PHI (Week 12)
Keanu Neal, LB, DAL (Week 12)
Brandon Stephens, S, BLT (Week 10)
George Odum, S, IND (Week 10)
Juston Burris, S, CAR (Week 11)
Elijah Riley, S, NYJ (Week 12)
Julian Love, S, NYG (Week 12)
Jaquiski Tartt, S, SF (Week 12)

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It’s not rare that we have a top defensive line option available on the waiver wire, and it couldn’t come at a better time. It’s looking more likely that Lawrence will return to action this week against the New Orleans Saints. While there’s a chance he won’t see his usual full workload in his first game back from a broken foot, returning to the field is a first positive step.

In Lawrence’s one game this season, he managed five total pressures and five tackles on 66% of Dallas' defensive snaps. We’ve come to expect strong pass-rush numbers from Lawrence over the years, as he most recently posted 6.5 sacks, 47 pressures and an 85.7 pass-rush grade in 2020. Lawrence should be available in most redraft leagues and would be the top priority add this week for those looking to contend in the fantasy playoffs.

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