Waiver Wire Week 12

NFL Waiver Wire Week 12

NFL Waiver Wire Week 12 2015 By Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Fantasy football owners have no more bye weeks to contend with for the rest of the season, but unfortunately many of them have injuries to key players that hurt them in Week 11. Hopefully the NFL Waiver Wire Week 12 options will help owners recover from roster hits if you had from players such as SE RB M Lynch, BALT RB J Forsett or BALT QB J Flacco to name a few. –  Good Luck this week and…..a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 12

HOU Brian Hoyer ( vs NO)- Although back up QB T J Yates had a respectable Week 11 filling in for QB Hoyer (concussion), HC Bill O’Brien confirmed Hoyer will remain the starter when he is healthy. Hoyer should be OK for the Thanksgiving weekend to take on the Saints…..who can make every quarterback in the NFL look good

DEN Brock Osweiler (vs NE)-  In relief of an injured Peyton Manning, Osweiler
completed 20-of-27 passes for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 11. Osweiler was able to lead the Broncos to a win over the Chicago Bears, but faces an extremely tough match up week 12 vs the Pats

BALT QB Matt Schaub ( at CLEV)- In Week 11 QB Joe Flacco suffered a torn ACL and will be lost for the season, which pushes QB Schaub into the starting quarterback role in Baltimore. Schaub is an experienced NFL quarterback, but must play with many other key Raven players out of the line up

CLEV Josh McCown (vs BALT) – Manziel would be my last option for a NFL Waiver Wire Week 12 quarterback anyways, but he is slated for the bench for partying ( as usual) instead of studying- QB McCown will start Week 12 and has a pretty nice match up vs BALT


Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 12

SEA Thomas Rawls (vs PITT)- Fantasy football owners were side-swiped Week 11 when RB Lynch was labeled inactive prior to the 4:25 pm ET kickoff between the Seahawks and 49ers. Now reports have him heading to a specialist for a sports hernia- Rawls filled in Week 11 with 255 total yards and 2 scores

BALT Javorius Allen (at CLEV)-  RB Justin Forsett sustained a broken arm in the game Week 11, and is lost for the 2015 season. RB Allen took over at running back and had 27 touches for 112 yards and 1 TD

IND Ahmad Bradshaw ( vs TB)- It’s clear that new QB M Hasselbeck is very comfortable playing with both IND running backs Gore and Bradshaw. In Week 11, Ahmad Bradshaw rushed 9 times for 32 yards and 4 receptions for 20 yards and two TDs in the Colts’ win over the Falcons. He’s also found the endzone 3 times in past 2 weeks

KC Spencer Ware ( vs BUFF)- Charcandrick West (hamstring) did not practicing Wednesday. Coach Andy Reid said there’s a chance West will play Sunday against the Bills, but he also has full confidence in Spencer Ware

ATL Tevin Coleman ( vs MINN)- RB Devonta Freeman sustained a concussion Week 11 and was out of the game early. RB Coleman replaced Freeman with 17 carries for only 48 yards. RB Devonta Freeman will be in “concussion protocol” and his status for Week 12 is unknown- UPDATE: RB D Freeman did not practice Wednesday

PITT Jordan Todman ( Week 11 Bye)- Atlanta RB Devonta Freeman’s concussion injury Week 11 is a reminder to fantasy football owners of the importance of getting the fantasy football handcuff on important running backs to your fantasy roster

Deep League Option- Spencer Ware KC


Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 12

TENN Kendall Wright (vs OAK)-  Wright (knee) has been out since Week 8 but is expected back for Week 12. Prior to his injury, Wright was averaging 7+ targets since Week 3 and had 3 TD receptions on the year- available in 56% of fantasy leagues

SD Stevie Johnson/ Dontrelle Inman (at JACK)- Recommended in Utter-Fantasy’s Waiver Wire Week 10– With K Allen OUT for the season, and Malcolm Floyd ( shoulder) injury Week 9, Johnson and Inman are the wide receiver options now in SD and available in 12% and 76% of leagues right now respectively

BALT Kamar Aiken (at CLEV)- QB Joe Flacco is gone for the season (ACL) so QB Matt Schaub takes over as the starting quarterback. WR Aiken is the clear #1 wide receiver in Baltimore, and if nothing else, should see about 10 targets a week ROS

CAR Ted Ginn Jr- the NFL Waiver Wire Week 12 is buzzing with recommendations to pick up WR Devin Funchess ( I do as well below) but the guy to own is Ted Ginn Jr. 8 targets Week 10- 49 total yards and 1 TD

CHI Marquess Wilson (at GB)- Wilson has been a regular in Utter-fantasy’s Waiver Wire pick up over the past couple weeks, and a Week 11 Sleeper-LINK but is still only owned in 1% of fantasy football leagues. Week 11 6’4″ Wilson had 7 targets from QB Jay Cutler for 102 yards

CAR Devin Funchess (at DAL)- The rookie wide receiver is finally becoming a part of the Panther offense, something most of us expected when he was selected in the 2nd round of the 2015 NFL Draft. In Week 11 he saw 8 targets from QB Cam Newton, hauling in 4 of them for 64 yards and 1 TD

Sleeper Wide Receiver- ARI  J J Nelson- 5th Round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft- with WRs Michael Floyd sidelined Week 11, and John Brown less than 100%, Nelson saw an expanded role….catching 4/6 targets for 142 yards and a TD- He’ll be a sleeper IF M Floyd sits

Deep league Waiver Wire Week 12 pick upNE Chris Harper (at DEN)- Injuries to J Edleman( OUT), D Amendola (Questionable), Aaron Dobson ( Questionable), has the Patriots receiving corps scrambling for bodies. WR Keshawn Martin (hamstring)…inactive for Monday night’s Week 11 game against the Bills may also be a consideration ROS

Deep league Waiver Wire Week 12 pick up- TENN Harry Douglas (vs OAK)- The Titan’s are running out of wide receiver options!  WR Kendall Wright is inured ( did not play week 10) and WR Justin Hunter suffered a fractured ankle Week 10 against the Panthers. WR Douglas was targeted 5 times in Week 9, and 5 times in Week 11- WR Kendall Wright return does hurt Douglas’ fantasy value


Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 12

MINN Kyle Rudolph ( at ATL)- a name that probable should already be owned by fantasy football owners, but surprisingly available in 60% of fantasy leagues. A hit of miss player so far this season but perhaps his 106 yards and 1 TD in Week 11 will remind QB Teddy Bridgewater to look for him more often

BALT Crockett Gillmore (at CLEV)- Even though QB Joe Flacco is lost for the season, a back up quarterback’s best friend is almost always the tight ends that he can dumpoff to when in trouble. In Week 11 Gillmore racked up 101 yards