Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Wishlist, Week 12
Another week is in the books. As always, there were huge breakouts from under-the-radar players and dud performances from supposed studs. If you’re looking to shake things up for your Fantasy’s roster ahead of Week 11, here’s some players to add from the Waiver Wire.
Note: All fantasy advice in this article is based on PPR scoring unless otherwise stated.
JORDAN LOVE | GREEN BAY PACKERS
For all his shortcomings as an NFL Quarterback, Love is a good fantasy QB. He’s tallied 18+ fantasy points in 6 of 10 outings this season and has a plus matchup on Thanksgiving against the Lions. If he’s available in your league, he’s a must add with this season’s overall QB struggles in mind. If you look ahead, Love has a really favorable playoff schedule against the Buccaneers, Panthers, and Vikings.
TOMMY DEVITO | NEW YORK GIANTS
Devito now has 2 respectable or better starts in a row for the otherwise moribund Giants, and he’s playing with a lot of confidence. After a 3-TD outing in Week 11, the undrafted QB draws the New England Patriots next week. It’s a tougher matchup to be sure, but if he’s able to provide serviceable QB play, he’s worth a stash with QB injuries mounting.
ZACH CHARBONNET | SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Ken Walker’s injury leaves the door open for Charbonnet to earn a much larger workload. That should also translate to fantasy relevance for as long as Walker is out, as the Seahawks like to run the football and get their RBs involved in the passing game. He’s available in over 60% of leagues, and if one of those is your league, go get him.
TY JOHNSON | BUFFALO BILLS
This is definitely a flier add here, but if Johnson’s 14+ PPR point outing in Joe Brady’s first week as the OC in Buffalo is a harbinger of things to come, he’s definitely worth a bench stash as the Bills’ change of pace back. If this is a one-off situation, you likely won’t have to fight to hard for him, so it’s worth a try.
JAYDEN REED | GREEN BAY PACKERS
Reed is benefiting from Jordan Love’s recent fantasy resurgence and is proving to be a favorite target in this Packers offense. He’s starting to see significant work in the Red Zone in recent weeks as well and it’s translating to consistent fantasy production and should earn him a spot on your roster if he’s available in your league.
ELIJAH MOORE | CLEVELAND BROWNS
Moore has double-digit fantasy outings in back-to-back weeks, despite uneven QB play in both contests. He’s not a massive waiver priority this week, but in deeper leagues he can be a solid addition as his role expands for an offense that desperately needs a consistent 2nd option in the passing game behind Amari Cooper. Whether Dorian Thompson-Robinson can feed him the ball enough to make that happen is up in the air.
MICHAEL MAYER | LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
Mayer is earning a consistent target share as Aiden O’Connell’s security blanket in the middle of the field. The hope is that he can garner more Red Zone looks in future weeks. He’s a mid-tier TE2 for now.
CADE OTTON | TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
He’s had one massive fantasy week and several decent weeks, but he’s at least got a consistent workload in a pass-heavy offense. Baker likes to look his way on the goal-line, but he’s a TD-dependent high-end TE2.
WEEK 11 STREAMERS
QB: JORDAN LOVE vs. Lions (Thanksgiving), MATT STAFFORD vs. Cardinals
D/ST: DENVER BRONCOS vs. Browns, TENNESSEE TITANS vs. Panthers
That does it for this week’s Waiver Wire Wishlist. For more details about these players, tune into the Fantasy First Podcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays where I discuss Waiver Wire targets, Thursday Night Football player and team props, DFS Darlings, and more!
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