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Best running backs to add on fantasy football waiver wire in Week 13 of 2023 NFL season

Grace McDermott goes over the best RBs to consider picking up off your waiver wire for Week 13 of the 2023 NFL season.

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As you set your fantasy football lineups for Week 13, we take a look at some running backs that may be available to grab from the waiver wire in the week ahead. Whether you’re disappointed in your roster’s production or have a starter on a bye week, we have some suggestions for the best available options at RB.

Week 13 Byes: Ravens, Bills, Bears, Raiders, Vikings, Giants

Fantasy football waiver wire: RB pickups for Week 13

Chuba Hubbard, Carolina Panthers

Rostership: 48.5%

Hubbard saw a decrease in fantasy earnings in Weeks 10 and 11, but bounced back in a big way in Week 12. He finished the day with 14 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown along with five receptions for 47 yards. Hubbard has his moments, but he’s not a very consistent starter. However, he had just one less carry than Miles Sanders in Sunday’s game. If Hubbard continues to shoulder half of the load in the backfield, he should be a good addition to any roster.

The Panthers face the Buccaneers in Week 13.

Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders

Rostership: 44.3%

Gibson is playing behind Brian Robinson but has been seeing some solid fantasy earnings as of late. While he didn’t see too much action against the Cowboys, he looked good in the two previous games, adding 12.6 fantasy points against the Patriots and 16.5 against the Seahawks. While Gibson may not be a consistent starter for your fantasy team, give him a shot this week if you’re looking for a replacement with a relatively high ceiling for a backup.

The Commanders take on the Dolphins this week.

Ezekiel Elliott, New England Patriots

Rostership: 36.3%

The Patriots have been dismal as of late, but Elliott has been a decent choice at RB. He’s playing behind Rhamondre Stevenson but is still seeing plenty of action as the passing game fails to go anywhere in New England. Elliott had 13 carries for 54 yards against the Colts and nine carries for 46 yards against the Giants. He may not be a consistent starter, but he’s a solid fill-in this week for anyone with multiple starters on a bye.

The Patriots face the Chargers in Week 13.

Samaje Perine, Denver Broncos

Rostership: 26%

With the uptick in Broncos wins as of late, Perine has seen an uptick in fantasy earnings. Perine has put together back-to-back weeks of 13-plus fantasy points and has shown his versatility in those two weeks. He finished with seven receptions for 60 yards against the Vikings while adding seven carries for 55 yards and a TD against the Browns. We can expect to keep seeing him in heavy rotation.

The Broncos face the Texans in Week 13.