Week 12 Waiver Wire (Fantasy Football)

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Week 12 Waivers are here! Below is a list of the players to target if you need a Week 12 pickup. We have a new list of injuries after Week 11 as well as the Cardinals and Chiefs on a bye. Listen or watch today’s Week 12 Waivers episode of The Fantasy Footballers podcast for a full breakdown of these waiver adds, plus players to consider dropping!

Wide Receivers
Team Player Roster % Upcoming
DAL Michael Gallup 75% vs LV
@ NO
@ WAS
NYJ Elijah Moore 72% @ HOU
vs PHI
vs NO
CHI Darnell Mooney 70% @ DET
vs ARI
@ GB
NYJ Jamison Crowder 35% @ HOU
s PHI
vs NO
DAL Cedrick Wilson 9% vs LV
@ NO
@ WAS
LAR Van Jefferson 53% @ GB
vs JAX
@ ARI
TEN Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 2% @ NE
BYE
vs JAX
GB Marquez Valdes-Scantling 18% vs LAR
BYE
vs CHI
JAX Marvin Jones Jr. 67% vs ATL
@ LAR
@ TEN
JAX Laviska Shenault 50% vs ATL
@ LAR
@ TEN
NE Kendrick Bourne 21% vs TEN
@ BUF
BYE
NO Tre’Quan Smith 16% vs BUF
vs DAL
@ NYJ
NO Marquez Callaway 42% vs BUF
vs DAL
@ NYJ
CAR Robby Anderson 58% @ MIA
BYE
vs ATL
IND T.Y. Hilton 45% vs TB
@ HOU
BYE

Dak Prescott and the Cowboys had a poor showing last week against the Chiefs. To add insult to injury, CeeDee Lamb entered the concussion protocol after hitting his head in the end zone as Prescott’s pass was picked off. He is progressing through the protocol, but his status for Thursday’s game is in question. The Cowboys will also be without Amari Cooper again who tested positive for COVID-19 and is unvaccinated. WR Cedrick Wilson saw seven targets but was only able to successfully haul in four of them for 36 yards. He will need to step up to the plate on Thanksgiving against the Las Vegas Raiders who are looking for a get-right game.

There is sad news out of Jacksonville. Kick returner and WR Jamal Agnew suffered a severe hip injury and will miss the rest of the season. It’s hard to get too excited about Jaguars players, but Laviska Shenault should see even more opportunity. He may already be rostered, but he is worth a pickup, even if Trevor Lawrence continues to struggle to create offensive magic.

After a surprise loss to the Vikings, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have a tough matchup this week against the Rams. Allen Lazard was sidelined with a shoulder injury which left Marquez Valdes-Scantling as the next best option behind Davante Adams. Valdes-Scantling saw a season-high ten targets with four receptions for 123 yards touchdown. Whether or not Lazard is back on the field against Los Angeles, Rodgers will need all of his wide receivers to make big plays against their staunch defense with RB Aaron Jones injured.

Listen or watch today’s Week 12 Waivers episode to hear how The Fantasy Footballers are prioritizing these wideouts and who you can drop to pick them up!

Listen or watch today’s Week 12 Waivers episode to hear how The Fantasy Footballers are prioritizing these wideouts and who you can drop to pick them up!

Running Backs
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Team Player Roster % Upcoming
DAL Tony Pollard 75% vs LV
@ NO
@ WAS
SF Jeff Wilson 69% vs MIN
@ SEA
@ CIN
NE Rhamondre Stevenson 64% vs TEN
@ BUF
BYE
BAL Devonta Freeman 61% vs CLE
@ PIT
@ CLE
BAL Latavius Murray 37% vs CLE
@ PIT
@ CLE
NYJ Ty Johnson 29% @ HOU
vs PHI
vs NO
NYJ Tevin Coleman 9% @ HOU
vs PHI
vs NO
HOU David Johnson 39% vs NYJ
vs IND
vs SEA
HOU Rex Burkhead 0% vs NYJ
vs IND
vs SEA
TEN D’Onta Foreman 59% @ NE
BYE
vs JAX
TEN Dontrell Hilliard 0% @ NE
BYE
vs JAX
SEA DeeJay Dallas 2% @ WAS
vs SF
@ HOU
ATL Qadree Ollison 2% @ JAX
vs TB
@ CAR

I wish I had better news about the running backs available on the waiver wire this week, but unfortunately, I do not.

Latavius Murray missed several games and someone in your league may have had to drop him to make room for startable players. The Ravens released Le’Veon Bell two weeks ago, reaffirming their faith in Murray and Devonta Freeman along with that move. Lamar Jackson was unable to play on Sunday and the running backs were pretty much phased out of the game against the Bears. The Ravens are facing three divisional matchups in a row against Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and then Cleveland again. Murray is touchdown-dependent, but he does have a touchdown in four of the seven games he has played so far with the Ravens.

The revolving door for the Falcons will continue at the running back position as long as Cordarelle Patterson remains injured. Wayne Gallman actually went backward in Week 11 and Mike Davis remained ineffective per usual seeing only three carries. It was Qadree Ollison, of all people, who saw a majority of the work with nine carries for 34 yards. It’s not pretty, but he is widely available and facing Jacksonville in Week 12.

The Texans are showing signs of life, albeit too little too late to matter for real football. Either way, with Tyrod Taylor back, their offense is clicking much better and they upset the Tennessee Titans in Week 11. Taylor sniped two rushing touchdowns away from David Johnson and Rex Burkhead but both backs saw carries. Johnson rushed 13 times for 18 yards and Burkhead had 18 carries for 40 yards. Like all of these running backs, they are both touchdown dependent, but desperate times can call for desperate measures.

Get the full breakdown and how much FAAB to spend on these RBs on today’s Week 12 Waivers episode.

Get the full breakdown and how much FAAB to spend on these RBs on today’s Week 12 Waivers episode.

Tight Ends
Team Player Roster % Upcoming
WAS Logan Thomas 56% vs SEA
@ LV
vs DAL
MIN Tyler Conklin 39% @ SF
@ DET
vs PIT
CLE Austin Hooper 19% @ BAL
BYE
vs BAL
CLE David Njoku 10% @ BAL
BYE
vs BAL
CHI Cole Kmet 31% @ DET
vs ARI
@ GB

If Logan Thomas or Dan Arnold are somehow available, grab them immediately. It will be impossible to replace Travis Kelce this week, but either of those players have the opportunity to fill in as best they can in their respective offenses.

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Finally, Cole Kmet has an excellent matchup against the Lions on Thanksgiving. The game could turn sideways in favor of the Bears very quickly, so beware. He only saw two targets in Week 11 but had seen seven or more in the three weeks prior to that. Andy Dalton will likely be the starting quarterback with Justin Fields dealing with bruised ribs.

If you’re doing the TE dumpster dive this week, listen/watch The Fantasy Footballers discuss these options on today’s Week 12 Waivers show.

Team DEF/ST
Team Roster % Upcoming
Chicago Bears 11% @ DET
vs ARI
@ GB
Dallas Cowboys 39% vs LV
@ NO
@ WAS
Philadelphia Eagles 15% @ NYG
@ NYJ
BYE
Houston Texans 1% vs NYJ
vs IND
vs SEA
New York Jets 2% @ HOU
vs PHI
vs NO
Jacksonville Jaguars 2% vs ATL
@ LAR
@ TEN
QB Streamers

Team Player Upcoming
CAR Cam Newton @ MIA
BYE
vs ATL
WAS Taylor Heinicke vs SEA
@ LV
vs DAL
NYG Daniel Jones vs PHI
@ MIA
@ LAC

Get the reasoning behind the QB Streamer picks from The Fantasy Footballers on the Week 12 Waivers episode! Good luck on your waiver claims!

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