Cue the Bee Gees classic Staying Alive because I've survived and advanced in my league comprised of writers from various other websites. Tim Tebow and Mark Ingram played just enough to secure a win, and now it is time to look toward next week. Here is my lineup going into the championship game and some players that are available in this league's waiver wire. It's a 12 team, all-120 league, so I would suspect your waiver wire would look similar.
Week 13 Starting Lineup
QB (2) - Tim Tebow (drafted), G.J. Kinne (FA)
RB (3) - Mark Ingram (drafted), Lance Dunbar (FA), Eddie Wide (FA)...I also have Keith Toston on the bench
WR (3) - Freddie Barnes (drafted), Jordan Shipley (drafted) & Titus Young (drafted)...I also Patrick Edwards and Alex Torres on the bench.
TE (1) - Jesse Rack (FA)...picked up this week
K (1) - Matt Waldron (FA)
D (1) - Cincinnati ( FA)...picked up this week
Available on the Waiver Wire
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QB Levi Brown, Troy - Brown looked strong last week against Florida Atlantic, throwing for three touchdowns. He's got Louisiana-Lafayette up next and I assume he will project out similar to the numbers he posted against the Owls.
QB Martevious Young, Southern Miss - I would put Brown slightly ahead of Young due to matchups. Young is playing ECU.
QB Andrew Luck, Stanford - Luck is a great play for both Week 13 & 14. Standford faces a reeling Notre Dame team next week and then an Oregon State pass defense that is ranked 102nd in the country (before last week). Running back Toby Gerhart is obviously the guy for the Cardinal, but Luck is a solid play in BCS-only leagues the next two weeks.
QB B.J. Daniels, South Florida - Daniels came back alive last week against Louisville. It was not surprising, but it was hard to trust Daniels after a sporadic season. Daniels should be going into the Miami game with confidence, but three touchdowns is probably a bit much to expect. Daniels plays UConn in Week 14.
RB Charles Sims, Houston - Sims has been a thorn in the side of Bryce Beall owners. Beall sat out last week's game against Memphis with an undisclosed injury. Houston is playing Rice this week, one of the worst defensive teams in the country.
RB Matt Brown, Temple - With Bernard Pierce suffering a "significant" shoulder injury against Kent State, Brown took over with 18 rushes for 156 yards and two scores. We heard Brown moved ahead of Kee-Ayre Griffin on the depth chart, but that information really didn't mean much until now. From the sounds of it Brown has been doing well in practice, so I don't see this as a one game fluke. We'll have to wait until later in the week to double check the status of Pierce, but it sounds like Brown should get the start against Ohio on Friday night.
RB Doug Martin, Boise State - I want to personally thank Mr. Martin for scoring four touchdowns last week as my opponent had Jeremy Avery. It's hard to say who exactly will score against Nevada on Friday night or New Mexico State the week after, but he's got as good a shot as anyone.
RB DaJuane Collins, Toledo - He's likely gone after facing Eastern Michigan last week, but if he's out there, you have to pick him up. Toledo's quarterbacks are banged up and the Rockets should lean on him again against Bowling Green.
RB Charles Clay Tulsa - Yeah I know, I know...I keep going to Clay and he has 223 total rushing yards this season. But add in his receiving yards and that total jumps to 690...and he has 11 touchdowns. Memphis is up next, and the other Charles above ripped them for two scores.
RB Andre Dixon, UConn - Just when you think you've got the UConn running back situation all figured it out it, Dixon comes through with a 20 carry 114 yard game, including the game-winning score in double overtime. True, his numbers are semi-inflated by the two OTs, but both he and Jordan Todman should get their looks against Syracuse next week.
WR Jerrell Jackson, Missouri - With Jared Perry out, Jackson becomes the #2 for Blaine Gabbert and Danario Alexander can't catch them all. Jackson and Mizzou face Kansas next.
WR Max Komar, Idaho - Komar was held in check last week against Boise State, but he'll look to get back on track against Utah State in Week 13.
WR Andre Jones, Akron - Back at wide receiver, Jones has scored in 4-of-6 and has Eastern Michigan up next.
WR Patrick Edwards, Houston - He's already on my roster, but odds are he might be available in your league. With James Cleveland hurting, Edwards' (along with Tyron Carrier, L.J. Castile, etc) odds of scoring increase.
WR Marshall Williams, Wake - Marshall Williams hasn't scored in five weeks, but he's still getting his touches, 24 to be exact during that span. He has good chance of finding pay dirt against Duke next week.
WR LaVon Brazill, Ohio - When I think fantasy receivers, I usually don't think of the Ohio Bobcats. But Brazill has scored three (one on the ground) in the last two games and has Northern Illinois and Temple next, though those two are fairly decent MAC defenses.
TE Jesse Rack, Buffalo - Rack was available in my league so I snapped him up. I need to decide between him and George Bryan this week, but I think I'm going to go with Rack.
TE Mike McNeill, Nebraska - After a five week drought, McNeill finally got back on the scoreboard this week against Kansas State. He has Colorado in Week 13 and Texas in Week 14. Colorado is obviously the game we're looking at here.
TE Michael Palmer, Clemson - He has nine catches for 87 yards and a score since coming back from a concussion in Week 8. Not bad for a tight end.
D Cincinnati - The Bearcats are two wins away from a possible National Championship game bid, and I don't see Ron Zook playing spoiler this Saturday. Despite the incredible amount of turnover on defense (only one returning starter), the Bearcats are 5th in the country in sacks with 32. I picked the Bearcats up and will probably play them over Boston College.
D Virginia Tech - Playing Virginia this Saturday. The Cavaliers were able to post 21 on Clemson last week, but the Hokies are still a decent play.
Some Week 14 Considerations
Some of you may be combining Week 13 and 14 into one large mega-week. We do it in our BCS-only league. Here are a few names that might be available for Week 14. Some have a bye this week, but have good matchups in Week 14...
QB Ross Jenkins, Louisiana Tech - Options are going to be thin for Week 14. Jenkins has five multi-score games in his last six. The only team he was unable to notch a score against was LSU.
RB Daniel Porter, Louisiana Tech - Showing some availability in U-Sports leagues and has a bye this week, but plays Utah State in Week 14.
WR Jeffrey Maehl, Oregon - Maehl has scored at least once in each of the last three games and has a week off to rest for the Civil War.