Fantasy football last-minute pickups for Week 13: Curtis Samuel among top options

Curtis Samuel is coming off a season-best nine catches for 100 yards against the Cowboys, and the Commanders will likely look to the air often again this week. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Each week throughout the NFL regular season, we will discuss the top fantasy football streaming options. These are deeper-league targets who have shown viable production or fit as a matchup-dependent play to give you a boost in the lineup this week.

Players listed below are rostered in under 50% of ESPN leagues entering this week's waiver period. Although you might notice overlap with Eric Moody's waiver wire column that publishes Mondays, an important distinction is that the options mentioned in this column are focused solely on this week's matchups and not on the players' values for the remainder of the season.

Looking at the Week 13 slate of games, we'll start at wide receiver, led by two slot targets who should be in your lineups this Sunday. Plus, with multiple starting-caliber quarterbacks on byes -- Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, Joshua Dobbs, Justin Fields -- there's an available signal-caller in here that you can stream as a starter this week.

All references to fantasy points are for PPR leagues. Roster percentages are updated as of Friday morning.

Wide receivers

Curtis Samuel, Washington Commanders (42.9%; vs. Dolphins)

Samuel posted his best numbers of the season in the Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys, catching nine of 12 targets for 100 yards. That was good for 19 fantasy points, with Samuel working the underneath levels from slot alignments and also logging targets when flexed out wide. With a Week 13 matchup against Miami, which figures to be another pass-heavy script for Washington, you can play Samuel as a WR3.