2013 Fantasy Football Players with Rising Value

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The regular season is upon us and drafts continue to push forward.  There a number of players whose value is rising that you ought to strongly consider in your drafts, on your waiver wires or in trades.

Isaac Redman (RB, PIT) - Redman is now the starting running-back (RB) in Pittsburgh, but does find himself in a running-back by committee (RBBC) situation for the next six to eight weeks with Jonathan Dwyer.  He is worth a bench spot in any format fantasy league for a short term fill in if you draft Le'Veon Bell or any other injuries arise on your fantasy team.

Daryl Richardson (RB, STL) - Richardson has proven, not just this year, but last year that he deserves the starting role in Saint Louis (STL).  If you are in a point per reception (PPR) league it would be wise to acquire him as he will have more opportunities for receptions now that Steven Jackson is in Atlanta.  Richardson is a poor man's Reggie Bush this year and is an excellent bye week and injury sport starter.

Rueben Randle (WR, NYG) - Randle is looking extremely solid in preseason and during camp.  Hakeem Nicks has been struggling with injuries in his career and Randle has had the opportunity to step up.  Randle is an incredible addition to your fantasy bench.

Jordan Cameron (TE, CLE) - Cameron is a perfect fit in the new offense for Cleveland.  He is a monster red-zone target (see what he is already doing this preseason) and he should have a career year in 2013.  He is a perfect backup tight-end (TE) with huge upside for your fantasy bench.

Jermichael Finley (TE, GB) - Everyone is singing the praises of Finley this off-season, but the real difference is Jordy Nelson's injury and the opportunity for Finley to step up big.  The major issue with Finley is his history of injuries so be sure to have another solid TE on your team.

Lamar Miller (RB, MIA) - Miller is going too late in drafts for the upside that he presents.  Daniel Thomas does not have enough ability to have Miami turn to a RBBC approach.  Miller should receive a solid amount of carries every week with the ability to collect receptions as well.

TY Hilton (WR, IND) - Hilton has done more than enough to earn the respect of fantasy owners.  He is an extremely solid addition to any fantasy team and should be expected to put up solid weekly numbers.  Most fantasy owners will be able to acquire Hilton late in drafts.

Ryan Broyles (WR, DET) - Ryan Broyles is being taken in the last rounds of most fantasy drafts.  He is a wide-receiver (WR) #2 in Detroit playing opposite Calvin Johnson.  Broyles is going to be a PPR machine as well in Detroit's passing offense.

Russell Wilson (QB, SEA) - It's hard to beat an intelligent quarterback (QB) that doesn't turn the ball over.  Even without Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice, Wilson will be a top 10 QB in 2013.  Check out his preseason numbers if you need any further proof.

Golden Tate (WR, SEA) - The huge beneficiary of Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice's injuries will be Golden Tate.  His average draft pick (ADP) is extremely low for the upside he presents.  If you had Ryan Broyles, TY Hilton and Golden Tate all on your bench you will have more than enough depth to win your league.

Eddie Lacy (RB, GB) - Lacy is looking extremely tough in pre-season and there shouldn't be any reason that he doesn't collect a ton of garbage time (when the game has already been won) points when Green Bay runs the clock out at the end of games.  Expect Lacy to have an incredible rookie year campaign.

Desean Jackson (WR, PHI) - Jeremy Maclin's injury further opens the door for Desean Jackson.  He is usually good for one long bomb touchdown per game with additional receptions in between.  Desean Jackson has a history of injuries so be sure to have a solid fantasy bench for injury spot starts.

Looking for additional advice for your 2013 fantasy draft?  Check out the Hatty Waiver Wire Guru Draft Guide.