WAIVER WIRE PICKUPS - WEEK 12
It’s Week 12 and here are our top waiver wire targets.
Note: All waiver wire suggestions included in this article are owned in 40% or less of leagues. If you are looking for a guy who you think should be, but is not suggested below, it is probably because he does not meet this requirement - by all means, claim that man, or DM us and ask us if you should.
QUARTERBACKS TO STREAM
Case Keenum / MIN
Keenum has a firm hold on the starting QB job in Minnesota. Since Week 10, Keenum has thrown for 7 TDs and an average of over 19 fantasy points per fame. On Thanksgiving, Keenum gets a juicy matchup against a Lions secondary that has made the likes of Brett Hundley, Deshone Kizer, and Mitchell Trubisky look like viable fantasy QBs. He is the best streaming option this week.
Other Qbs: Jacoby Brisset / IND; Josh McCown / NYJ
Note on: Tyrod Taylor / BUF
Nathan Peterman replaced Tyrod as the starter in Week 11 and lasted all of one half in which he managed to throw one more completion (6) than he did interceptions (5). Tyrod got hosed and is clearly on his way out of Buffalo at the end of the season. While a matchup against KC’s soft pass D seems like it would be a good one, there is too much risk to play him at this point. Peterman may still start and Tyrod might not see the field. Or, even if Tyrod does start, there is a risk he will be pulled out of the game upon the slightest of errors. We are personally fans of Tyrod and think he is a fine fantasy QB, but we recommend to avoid.
Samaje Perine / WAS
Perine is owned in about half of all leagues. That is way too little. Chris Thompson went down with a fractured fibula in Week 11 and has been placed on IR. Perine has now moved from third on the depth chart to start the season to the unquestioned starter. He may also see an uptick of work in the passing game, but we believe Crowder will be the biggest beneficiary of Thompson’s targets.
Danny Woodhead / BAL
Woodhead’s value is highest in ppr and half-point ppr formats. In his first game coming off the IR, Woodhead saw 6 targets and he reeled in 5 catches for 21 yards. So long as he is healthy, Woodhead will see 5-10 targets in the Ravens offense. Buck Allen’s value is almost non-existent at this point.
Other RBs: Alex Ekeler / LAC; Rod Smith / DAL; Devontae Booker / DEN
Corey Coleman / CLE
Coleman returned from injury in Week 11 and did what only 1 other WR has been able to do all season – total 80 or more yards against a stout Jacksonville Jaguars defense. On the day, Coleman hauled in 6 catches on 11 targets. While he has only played in 3 games this season and is stuck with Deshonne Kizer as his QB, Coleman has not been targeted less than 6 times in a game that he played, and he is the clear WR1 in Cleveland (unless Gordon comes back looking like the Josh Gordon of old).
Mike Williams / LAC
Another WR returning from injury who is worth a roster spot is the Chargers’ Mike Williams. Williams has seen his snap count increase each game since returning from injury and he is now threatening to overtake Tyrell Williams, who has done next to nothing this season, on the depth chart. 8 targets 5 receptions for 38 yards in Week 11 and he just missed out on a touchdown reception. Williams’s role in the offense should continue to increase and he can be a valuable stash as the Chargers fight for a playoff spot late in the season.
Other WRs: Josh Doctson / WAS
Vernon Davis / WAS
Another Thanksgiving Day matchup will see Vernon Davis eat against the NYG and the worst NFL defense against opposing TEs. Giants allowed TEs to score in every game this season, until last week when they kept Travis Kelce out of the endzone while limiting him to only 8 receptions for 109 yards. Smh.
Other TEs: OJ Howard / TB; ASJ / NYJ (if he was dropped)
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