Fantasy Football: Week 12 Waiver Wire

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As we enter Week 12, the fantasy playoffs are near! Check out today’s Week 12 Waivers & QB Streamers podcast for the full breakdown or jump straight to the waiver segment on YouTube. Here are the top waiver adds for Week 12.

Widely Owned (but worth checking):
NYJ Robby Anderson (79% owned)
SEA Paul Richardson (62% owned)
JAX Marqise Lee (73% owned)

TEN Corey Davis (50% owned)
Week 11: 3/27/0 on 7 targets
Remaining Schedule: @Ind, Hou, @Ari, @SF, LAR, Jax

He hasn’t jumped off the page since returning to action in Week 9 but, Corey Davis has 22 targets in the last 3 games. He has had some tough defensive matchups as well. This is a guy that could help you win the fantasy playoffs with his volume now that his schedule will soften up a bit.

WAS Josh Doctson (28% owned)
Week 11: 4/81/0 on 7 targets
Remaining Schedule: NYG, @Dal, @LAC, Ari, Den, @NYG

We keep waiting for Josh Doctson to bust out and take charge as the WR1 in this offense and it just hasn’t happened. Last week was his best game of the season with 4 catches for 81 yards. He does have 7 targets in each of his last 2 games so maybe he is finally trending in the right direction. The Footballers see him as one of the top adds at WR this week. In my opinion, Doctson is too much of a volatile option to trust in your starting lineup right now.

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CLE Corey Coleman (32% owned)
Week 11: 6/80/0 on 11 targets
Remaining Schedule: @Cin, @LAC, GB, Bal, @Chi, @Pit

He’s finally back! Corey Coleman did not disappoint in his first game back since injuring his hand back in Week 2. In his 3 games this season, Coleman has a total of 24 targets including the 11 he received last week for 80 yards. This offense has needed a legit WR1 and Coleman is just that and a must add this week.

MIA Kenny Stills (38% owned)
Week 11: 7/180/1 on 8 targets
Remaining Schedule: @NE, Den, NE, @Buf, @KC, Buf

Sometimes, quarterbacks will pick a target to hone in on and for Matt Moore, that target is Kenny Stills. Stills has had a pretty safe floor since Week 6 but it’s no coincidence that his 2 best games of the season have come with Moore at quarterback. Pick up Stills with the hopes Moore sees the field again this week and beyond. If Cutler is back, Stills is nothing more than a WR3 or desperate flex option.

SF Marquise Goodwin (15% owned)
Week 11 Bye
Remaining Schedule: Sea, @Chi, @Hou, Ten, Jax, @LAR

Marquise Goodwin is the best option at wide receiver for the 49ers but there are too many variables to render him a safe, solid waiver wire pickup. We don’t know who will be the QB this week or moving forward. His target volume has been inconsistent all season. He’s on a terrible offense. There are better options on waivers at the moment.

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HOU Bruce Ellington (8% owned)
Week 11: 6/63/0 on 7 targets
Remaining Schedule: @Bal, @Ten, SF, @Jax, Pit, @Ind

With Will Fuller nursing a rib injury and questionable for Week 12, Bruce Ellington is the clear number 2 receiver in the Texans’ offense. The only problem, Tom Savage is the quarterback. Ellington does have 24 targets in the last 3 games so his volume is there. He is worth an add if you need bench depth or a possible flex option. Just don’t expect him to have a blowup game as long as Savage is at the helm.

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NE Danny Amendola (49% owned)
Week 11: 8/66/1 on 9 targets
Remaining Schedule: Mia, @Buf, @Mia, @Pit, Buf, NYJ

Amendola had himself a game last week but has failed to top 40 receiving yards in the 4 games prior to that performance. Tom Brady just has too many options and Chris Hogan will be added to the mix once again in the upcoming weeks. Don’t chase his points from last week as he is likely to disappoint you.

JAX Allen Hurns (29% owned)
Week 11: Did not play
Remaining Schedule: @Ari, Ind, Sea, Hou, @SF, @Ten

Allen Hurns did not play last week due to an ankle injury. Dede Westbrook made his debut last week drawing 6 targets, only catching 3 of them for just 35 yards. He is a young talent but too risky to invest in at this point of the season. When Hurns returns, Westbrook will be the third option at best in this offense. Hurns has over 200 yards receiving in his last 3 games. Marqise Lee is the clear number one option but when Allen Hurns is in, he gets his fair share of targets and is Blake Bortles‘ favorite options in the red zone. Both Hurns and Westbrook are owned in about 1/3 of leagues.

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JAX Dede Westbrook (31% owned)
Week 11: 3/35/0 on 6 targets
Remaining Schedule: @Ari, Ind, Sea, Hou, @SF, @Ten

See Allen Hurns above.

BUF Zay Jones (7% owned)
Week 11: 4/68/0 on 7 targets
Remaining Schedule: @KC, NE, Ind, Mia, @NE, @Mia

Zay Jones has shown how valuable he can be when accurately targeted. He would be the benefactor should Kelvin Benjamin miss time. Jones is worth an add given the injury to Benjamin and the Bills remaining schedule. He is only owned in 7% of leagues.

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CAR Russell Shepard (1% owned)
Week 11 Bye
Remaining Schedule: @NYJ, @NO, Min, GB, TB, @Atl

With Curtis Samuel out for the season, Russell Shepard should see an increase in targets. If he does, it won’t be significant as tight end, Greg Olsen is expected to return this week making Shepard the 4th option in this offense. You can leave him on waivers.

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LAR Cooper Kupp (51% owned)
Week 11: 6/64/0 on 7 targets
Remaining Schedule: NO, @Ari, Phi, @Sea, @Ten, SF

Robert Woods is expected to miss some time which will lead to more opportunities for Cooper Kupp. He is owned in over 50% of leagues so if you are lucky enough to find him available, get him on your roster. He is a startable option immediately off waivers.

Running Backs

Widely Owned (but worth checking):
NE Dion Lewis (74% Owned)
DAL Alfred Morris (72% Owned)
NYG Orleans Darkwa (72% Owned)
BAL Alex Collins (67% Owned)
MIN Latavius Murray (61% Owned)
NE Rex Burkhead (56% owned)
BAL Danny Woodhead (49% owned)

WSH Samaje Perine (35% owned)
Week 11: 23/117/1 — 1/9/0 on 2 targets
NYG, @Dal, @LAC, Ari, Den, @NYG

Samaje Perine got a second chance as the lead back last week and finally proved his worth. He racked up 117 rushing yards on 23 carries and a touchdown. Chris Thompson is now out for the season making Perine a must-own in all formats. The Redskins offensive line is getting healthy and Perine is the only running back left that can benefit from that. He is worth spending a good chunk of your FAAB budget on.

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DEN Devontae Booker (7% owned)
Week 11: 14/44/0 — 5/54/0 on 6 targets
@Oak, @Mia, NYJ, @Ind, @Was, KC

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Booker led the Broncos’ backfield in touches last week but did not do enough with his opportunities. He could be a viable option in PPR formats if his targets continue but it’s hard to rely on given how poor this offense is playing. There should be better options available to you this week. He is worth monitoring going forward but don’t beat yourself up if someone else snatches him. He isn’t likely to become a fantasy relevant option.

MIA Damien Williams (35% owned)
Week 11: 10/78/0 — 1/24/0 on 1 target
@NE, Den, NE, @Buf, @KC, Buf

Both Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams continue to alternate production since the Dolphins traded Jay Ajayi. Williams could be a decent RB2 on your roster but you can’t rely on him consistently. The Dolphins’ offense is nothing to be excited about which drives the value down for either back. I’d stay away from the Dolphins’ backfield given their upcoming schedule.

NYJ Elijah McGuire (6% owned)
Week 11 Bye
Car, KC, @Den, @NO, LAC, @NE

Elijah McGuire’s snap count and involvement have increased the past 2 weeks. He has out snapped Bilal Powell for the second time in as many weeks. The Jets are going to want to see what they have in the rookie as this season continues. I would expect his increase in playing time to be the norm moving forward. He is worth an add but I’d keep him on the bench until he can translate volume into meaningful production.

IND Marlon Mack (29% owned)
Week 11 Bye
Ten, @Jax, @Buf, Den, @Bal, Hou

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The Colts backfield has been nothing special this season. Both Marlon Mack and Frank Gore have been less than mediocre in most weeks. Given the lack of production and the upcoming schedule, I would leave Mack alone as he has done nothing in recent weeks to warrant an add.

LAC Austin Ekeler (35% owned)
Week 11: 6/40/1 — 2/18/0 on 2 targets
@Dal, Cle, Was, @KC, @NYJ, Oak

Austin Ekeler continues to produce for fantasy owners even with Melvin Gordon receiving the bulk of the workload. Ekeler has double-digit fantasy points in 3 of his last 4 games. Owned in 35% of leagues, he is a must own going forward, given the scarcity at the position right now.

 

PHI Corey Clement (10% owned)
Week 11: 6/50/1 — 2pt conv
Remaining Schedule: Chi, @Sea, @LAR, @NYG, Oak, Dal

I like Clement going forward in deeper leagues. He has been involved consistently even in close games for the past 3 weeks and I do not see it changing. He is a great change of pace back for the Eagles and will have his share of scoring chances given how good this offense is. Only owned in 10% of leagues, I’d expect that number to more than double after this week.

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Tight Ends

Widely Owned (but worth checking):
CAR Greg Olsen (71% owned)
WSH Vernon Davis (70% owned)
NYJ Austin Seferian-Jenkins (58% owned)

CIN Tyler Kroft (45% owned)
Week 11: 2/12/1 on 3 targets
Remaining Schedule: Cle, Pit, Chi, @Min, Det, @Bal

Tyler Kroft has not done much fantasy-wise but is still heavily talked about for some reason. He is more of a streamable option rather than someone you should play week in and week out. With that said, He could be a nice stream this week as he faces a Browns defense that has given up the 3rd most fantasy points to tight ends this season.

BUF Charles Clay (33% owned)
Week 11: 3/27/0 on 4 targets
Remaining Schedule: @KC, NE, Ind, Mia, @NE, @Mia

Charles Clay did not have a great game last week but it was mostly due to Nathan Peterman and his 5 interceptions in the first half. The Bills offense and Charles Clay should right themselves against Kansas City this week as long as they do the right thing and start Tyrod Taylor. Clay is a potential TE1 and if he is available on waivers, you get him where you can.

SF George Kittle (3% owned)
Week 11 Bye
Remaining Schedule: Sea, @Chi, @Hou, Ten, Jax, @LAR

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George Kittle did not play last week and has only had 1 decent fantasy game this entire season. Where Kittle could become valuable is if Jimmy Garoppolo takes over and chooses to target Kittle more than he has been this season. For now, leave Kittle alone but keep an eye on the possible QB change and what that could mean for Kittle.