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NFL Fantasy Football Week 13 Waiver Wire Studs

Week 12 of the regular NFL season is in the books and fantasy players have to deal with bye weeks in addition to injuries and under performance. Who leads the list of Week 12 possible waiver wire studs? We're here to answer your questions.

Middle Tennessee State University product Benny Cunningham is stepping up for the St. Louis Rams
Middle Tennessee State University product Benny Cunningham is stepping up for the St. Louis Rams
Dilip Vishwanat

Week 12 is in the books and it's time to check the waiver wire list for possible bye week and injury replacements. Here is the top 5 five list of possible waiver wire studs for Week 11.

RB Benny Cunningham, St. Louis Rams (5% owned)

I know it was against an awful Chicago Bears run defense, but former Middle Tennessee State running back Benny Cunningham ran wild last Sunday after Zac Stacy was knocked out with a head injury. Cunningham carried the ball 13 times for 109 yards and a touchdown. That's after carrying the ball 7 times for 72 yards against the Indianapolis Colts. That's a whopping 9.05 yards per carry in his last 2 games. Cunningham has earned more playing time going forward regardless of Stacy's status.

WR Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions (25% owned)

In his first game back since his tussle with a pizza led to a broken forearm, Nate Burleson picked up where he left off, catching 7 of 10 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown. This on a day where Matt Stafford was especially sharp and threw 4 interceptions. It's amazing that Burleson isn't owned in more leagues.

WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings (19% owned)

The Vikings have finally gotten rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson involved in their offense and you would think his presence would continue to grow. In the past 3 games, Patterson has been targeted 24 times and has caught 13 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. In that 3 game stretch, Greg Jennings got 7 looks though he did miss the Seattle Seahawks game. Patterson is headed toward that #1 WR position in Minnesota.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tennessee Titans (9% owned)

It's been an amazing comeback story for Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. His first stint filing in for the injured Jake Locker Fitzpatrick really struggled, but in his last 3 games leading the Titans offense, he has been spectacular. In that 3 game span, Fitzpatrick has gone 74 of 103 for 806 yards, 5 touchdowns and no interceptions. He is rapidly morphing into a solid start.

TE LeDarius Green, San Diego Chargers (1% owned)

Chargers tight end LeDarius Green has the unfortunate task of battling Antonio Gates for playing time and targets. In the past 2 games, Green has been targeted 10 times and has 7 catches for 161 yards and a touchdown. Gates has 14 targets and 7 catches for 73 yards and a touchdown. You do the math and see why Green has earned more targets going forward.