Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 12 of the NFL season has 0 teams off on a “Bye”. The last two are in Week 13….Tennessee and Cleveland. We unfortunately, did have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 11, so there are new players needed around the league to step for NFL teams ( and for fantasy football owners on the waiver wire.) The following are your Utter-Fantasy Week 12 Waiver Wire recommendations.

Week 12 Byes: None.

 

Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

CLEV QB Josh McCown (vs NYG )- CLEV QB C Kessler is now in”concussion protocal” and being his 2nd in recent games, he may be out for a while.

MINN QB Sam Bradford ( at DET )- Great match up on Thanksgiving Day vs the NFL’s worst defense.

BALT QB Joe Flacco ( vs CINN )- I like Joe in Week 12.

PHIL QB C Wentz ( vs GB)- The Packer’s defense is riddled with injuries and can’t stop anyone right now…( and giving up the most “big” plays in the NFL)

IND QB Tolzien ( vs PITT)- QB A Luck hasn’t practiced and likely OUT Week 12 im “concussion protocal. QB Tolzien has a daunting task ahead of him, throwing only 1 NFL pass in the past 3 years.

DEEP DEEP DEEP Leagues CHI QB Matt Barkley ( vs TENN)- The Chicago Tribune reports Jay Cutler suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday’s Week 11 loss to the Giants, and the Bears are “exploring” whether it will end Cutler’s season.

 

Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

BUFF RB Mike Gillislee ( vs JACK )- RB L McCoy had surgery on his thumb but actually is expected back in Week 12. Don’t be surprised if it’s really the Gillislee show in Week 12 vs a bad Jacksonville defense. They can win this one without McCoy.

ATL RB Tevin Coleman ( vs ARI)- RB Coleman has been off for awhile with injuries and the Falcons had a “Bye” in Week 11, so he may be available. Due back Week 12. Only owned in 68% of Yahoo leagues.

PHIL RB Wendell Smallwood ( vs GB)- RB Darren Sproles suffered a fractured rib Sunday against the Seahawks. That say he’ll play in Week 12, but he should really just get some time off.

NO RB Tim Hightower ( vs LAR)– You should have gotten him in Week 10. UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATION

Deeper Leagues SEA RB Alex Collins ( at TB )- The Seahawks lost RB Prosise for 8 weeks with bad injury. SEA RB Alex Collins should back up RB T Rawls for the rest of the season.

Deeper Leagues CINN RB Rex Burkhead ( at BALT )- Giovani Bernard suffered a torn ACL in Week 11 against the Bills. Look for RB Burkhead to take over some pass-down work behind Jeremy Hill.

 

Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

CINN WR Tyler Boyd ( at BALT )- Sadly, we lost one of the most exciting players to watch in the NFL….in WR AJ Green. WR Boyd will be asked to step up in a big way for the rest of the season.

TENN WR Tajae Sharpe ( at CHI )- 19 targets in the past 3 weeks, 2 TDs in the past 2. Only owned in 12% of Yahoo leagues.

MIA WR DeVante Parker ( vs SF )- If you remember, WR Parker did not come on until late in the season last year. 8 targets for 79 yards and 1 TD in week 11. Only owned in 69% of Yahoo leagues. Great match Week 12.

MINN WR Adam Thielen ( at DET )- The Vikings said they wanted to get WR Thielen more involved and they did in Week 11. ( 5/65/ 1 TD). He’s the guy that they need to continue to get more involved on this team. Only owned in 4% of Yahoo leagues.

JACK WR Marqise Lee ( at BUFF )- QB Blake Bortles clearly prefers WR Lee over WR Allen Hurns this year.

NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( at CLEV )- You should have picked him up last week. UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 11 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATION

CINN WR Brandon LaFell ( at BALT)- WR Boyd is the man to get in Cincinnati with WR AJ Green OUT, ( and Gio ) but WR LaFell will get plenty of targets going forward.

BUFF WR Sammy Watkins- BUFF HC Rex Ryan said Monday that he is hopeful Sammy Watkins (foot, I.R.) will be able to “play some” in Week 12 versus Jacksonville.

Deeper Leagues….NE WR Malcolm Mitchell ( at NYJ)- I think Week 11 ( 4/98/ 1 TD) was more of fluke week, rather than a sign of things to come.

 

Week 12 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

NE TE Martellus Bennett ( at NYJ )- He did not have a good Week 11 ( only 1 catch ), but that could have been by Belichick design. He is an important part of the NE offense with or without TE Gronk.

 

SF TE Vance McDonald ( at MIA )- I have recommended TE McDonald for weeks now and still only owned in 8% of Yahoo leagues. Currently the #17 TE in the NFL and only 10 tight ends have more TDs than McDonald has (4).

 

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 12 coming as the week progresses.

 

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Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 11 of the NFL season has 4 teams off on a “Bye”, Atlanta, Denver, NY Jets and San Diego. We did not have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 10, thankfully, but that also means that there are not a lot new players on the waiver wire, filling in around the NFL. If players on the “Bye’ week is hurting your fantasy football roster in Week 11, I am afraid the pickin’s are slim.

Week 11 Byes: Atlanta, Denver, NY Jets and San Diego.

 

Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

WASH QB Kirk Cousins (vs GB)- Cousins has thrown at least 1 TD pass in every game since Week 1. Cousins is still only only owned in 73% of Yahoo leagues. At less than 100%, TENN QB M Mariots easily threw all over the Packers in Week 10.

TB QB Jameis Winston ( at Kansas City )- Winston is only owned in 83% of Yahoo leagues. Averaging 2 1/2 TDs last 4 games. Rough match up in Week 11, as KC DEF is playing well.

BALT QB Joe Flacco ( at DAL )- Tougher match up than he had in Week 10, but Flacco is a quality fill in for a quarterback on a “Bye” in Week 11.

 

 

Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

TB RB Doug Martin ( at KC )- Doug Martin was eased into the game in Week 10, but did score a TD. He should be picked up in every format.

WASH RB Rob Kelley (vs GB)- In Week 10, Kelley went 22 for 97 yards, but 0 TDs unfortunately. With 43 carries the last two games, Kelley will be a back-end RB2 against the Packers. Only owned in 48% of Yahoo leagues.

GB RB James Starks ( at TENN)- In Week 10, James Starks played 55/78 snaps against the Titans. WR/RB Ty Montgomery was barely in the game, so it’s Starks show for the rest of the season if he can stay healthy. Only owned in 27% of Yahoo leagues.

DET RB Theo Riddick (vs JACK )– He’s the running back to own in Detroit when he’s healthy. May have been dropped due to the Week 10 “Bye” week, which I am sure did him well in his recover. Theo Riddick rushed 14 times for 70 yards and caught 1/3 targets for 6 yards in Week 9. Good match up Week 11. Only owned in 82% of Yahoo leagues.

BALT RB Terrance West ( at DAL )- Still available in 86% of Yahoo leagues.

Other possible RB candidates- deeper leagues OAK RBs Jaelen Richard ( vs HOU)- Back from the Week 10 “Bye” week.

 

Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

CHI WR Cameron Meredith ( at NYG)- Back on the waiver wire radar with 50 yards and 1 TD in Week 10 and WR Alshon Jeffery’s 4 game suspension. Now likely the #1 receiver for the Bears.

PITT WR Eli Rogers ( at CLEV )- An UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATION…Eli Rogers hauled in 4/5 targets for 42 yards and a TD Sunday in Week 10 vs the Cowboys. Only owned in 10% of Yahoo leagues.

TENN WR Rishard Matthews ( at IND)- 6 touchdowns in the past 6 games. Another UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATION

KC WR Tyreek Hill ( vs TB )- WR Hill has the most receptions of any Chief’s player in 2016.

CAR WR Devin Funchess ( vs NO)- Too big to ignore forever ( 6’4″- 225 lbs) Funchess caught 3/4 targets for 56 yards and 1 TD in Week 10 vs the Chiefs. Great match up week 11.

NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( vs CHI)- TD receptions 2 straight weeks and caught 5/7 targets for 42 yards and 1 TD in the Giants’ Week 10 win over the Bengals.

BALT WR Beshad Perriman ( at DAL)- Tough match up but slowing getting involved in the Raven’s offense. Perriman had 3/4 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown Thursday in the Ravens’ Week 10 win over the Browns.

Also consider MIA WR DeVante Parker( at LA Rams)- Parker had a good week of practice before catching five passes for 103 yards against the Chargers.

 

Week 11 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

NE TE Martellus Bennett ( at SF)- Even if it turns out that TE Gronkowski doesn’t have a punctured lung, Martellus Bennett caught seven passes for 102 yards in Week 10.
TB TE Cameron Brate (vs DET)- Brate now has 3 touchdowns in 3 games straight. He caught 7 receptions for 84 yards and 1 TD Sunday in Week 10. Only owned in 52% of Yahoo leagues.

Also consider SF TE Vance McDonald ( vs NE )- Vance McDonald has 12 targets past 2 games for 134 yards total and 1 TD.

See if SD Te A Gates is available ( owned in 88% of Yahoo leagues.) 37 targets past 4 games.

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 11 coming as the week progresses.

 

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Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 10 of the NFL season has 4 teams off on a “Bye”. We did not have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 9, thankfully, so it will be the teams on the “Bye’ that could hurt fantasy football owners the most in Week 10.

Week 10 Byes: Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Oakland.

 

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

CHI QB Jay Cutler ( at Tampa Bay )- The injury to QB B Hoyer gave the starting gig to Cutler for the rest of 2016. Cutler has weapons and a very nice match up in Week 10.

BALT QB Joe Flacco ( vs CLEV )- Nice match up vs Cleveland in Week 10.

PHIL QB C Wentz ( vs ATL )- QB Wentz hasn’t been playing particularly well of late, but even Wentz can have a good game vs the Falcons horrific defense.

 

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

GB RB James Starks ( at TENN)- The Packers haven’t had much of a running game in weeks, and sorely need RB Starks in their offense. Get him while you can. Only owned in 19% of Yahoo leagues.

TB RB Doug Martin ( vs CHI )- Doug Martin (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

JACK RB Chris Ivory (vs HOU )– Just when you think the Jags have decided on a running back ( one week it is RB Yeldon, the next is RB Ivory), they switch it up on us. There aren’t a lot of new options for waiver wire RBs and Ivory did have 18 carries Week 9 for 107 yards, 5th best in the NFL in Week 10. Only owned in 33% of Yahoo leagues.

NO RB Tim Hightower ( vs DEN )- Tough match up but still available in 54% of Yahoo leagues.

WASH RB Rob Kelley ( vs MINN)- HC Gruden considers Rob Kelley the Washington starting running back coming off the team’s bye week. Kelley should get the “bulk” of the carries, and that Matt Jones will “have to earn his way back.”

Other possible RB candidates- SF RB DuJuan Harris ( at ARI)-  

DEN RB Kapri Bibbs ( at NO)-  

NYG RB Paul Perkins ( vs CINN)-

TB RB Peyton Barber ( vs CHI )-  Generated 31 yards on 11 carries and caught 4/5 targets for 24 yards in Week 9. Note: The Bucs lost RB Antone Smith for the season Week 9.

deeper leagues OAK RBs Jaelen Richard ( Bye Week )-

 

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

PIT WR Eli Rogers ( vs DAL)- Calling WRs Wheaton and Coates “disappointments in 2016″ is an under-statement. WR Eli Rogers is healthy now and caught 6/10 targets for 103 yards in the Steelers’ Week 9 loss to the Ravens.

KC WR Tyreek Hill ( at CAR )- WR Jeremy Maclin left Week 9 with an injury and Chiefs HC coach Andy Reid called Jeremy Maclin (groin) day to day, but admitted he could miss more time. That means lots of targets for WR Hill and TE Kelce.

ARI WR JJ Nelson ( vs SF)- 19 targets and 2 TDs in the past 2 weeks!

JACK WR Marqise Lee (vs HOU)- Brutal match up in Week 10 but WR Allen Hurns is in the league’s concussion protocol and QB Blake Bortles has preferred WR Lee all season so far.

TENN WR Rishard Matthews ( vs GB)- With TE D Walker injured, WR Matthews stepped up Week 9 and caught 6/10 targets for 63 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Titans’ Week 9 loss to the Chargers.

Also consider NYG WR Sterling Shepard ( vs CINN)- 3/6 targets for 50 yards and a 1 touchdown in the Giants’ Week 10 win over the Eagles.

 

Week 10 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

PHIL TE Zach Ertz (vs ATL)- It’s about time. Likely the best weapon on the Eagles roster…QB Wentz in Week 9 finally got Ertz the ball….8 passes for 97 yards in Week 9 against the Giants.  Expect even more Week 10 vs the Falcons. Only owned in 56% of Yahoo leagues.

Also consider SF TE Vance McDonald ( at ARI )- Vance McDonald snagged 3/6 targets for 84 yards and a 1 touchdown in Week 9. Tough match up in Week 10.

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 10 coming as the week progresses.

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Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football

Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football by Utter-Fantasy Football Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

 

Week 9 of the NFL season has 6 teams off on a “Bye”, the most of any regular season week so far except for Week 8. We did not have a rash of disappointing injuries in Week 8, thankfully, so it will be the teams on the “Bye’ that could hurt fantasy football owners the most in Week 9.

Week 9 Byes: Arizona, Chicago, New England, Houston, Washington and Cincinnati.

 

Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

BALT QB Joe Flacco ( vs PITT )- Flacco was on a “Bye” in Week 8, so he may be available in your league. Pittsburgh is the #23 ranked defense. Only owned in 23% of Yahoo leagues

NYJ QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ( at MIA)- Against the Browns in Week 8, Fitz only put up 228 yards and 1 TD, but amazingly, he has only thrown 1 INT now in the past 4 games.  Fitzpatrick is only owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues, with a favorable match up.

MINN QB Sam Bradford ( vs DET)- The Lions are dead last vs the pass…..#32 ranked.

You also may have to consider LAR QB Case Keenum (vs CAR) Week 9

 

Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Running Backs

KC RB Charcandrick West (vs KC)– With RB J Charles still OUT, and RB S Ware dealing with a concussion, West had 14 carries for 52 yards in Week 8. He also had 2 catches for 8 yards. West played the entire second half after Spencer Ware left with a concussion. West could start next week if Ware doesn’t get cleared.

PHIL RB Darren Sproles ( at NYG)- HC Doug Pederson said he will “evaluate in these next couple of days” whether to replace Ryan Mathews with Darren Sproles as the No. 1 running back. Sproles has averaged 5.0 YPC and 10.3 yards per catch on the year.

DET RB Theo Riddick ( at MINN)- After missing the previous two games with an ankle injury, Theo Riddick rushed 11 times for 56 yards and caught 8/11 targets for 77 yards and 1 TD in Week 8.

NO RB Tim Hightower ( at SF)- RB Hightower filled in for benched RB Mark Ingram in Week 8, and rushed 26 times for 102 yards for New Orleans. HC Sean Payton confirmed Tim Hightower has “definitely” earned more work going forward.

MINN RB Matt Asiata ( vs DET)- Asiata did not have the game that fantasy football owners had hoped for, but if RB McKinnon still isn’t a 100% in Week 9, the Lions ( defense ranked last….#32) are a much better match up.

TB RBs Peyton Barber/ Mike Smith/ Antone Smith ( vs ATL)- RB Jacquizz Rodgers was seen in a walking boot, so Week 9 match up on Thursday Night might be too soon to start. Likely a RBBC approach in Tampa, but my guess is that RB Barber gets the most carries.

deep desperate leagues GB RB Don Jackson/ Aaron Ripkowski ( IND)- The Packers released RB Knile Davis. RBs Jackson and FB Ripkowski had 6 carries apiece in Week 8. With RB James Starks due back soon, this is a backfield to avoid,

 

Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

NYJ WR Quincy Enunwa ( at MIA )- Enunwa caught 4/11 targets for 93 yards and 1 TD in Week 8 and is a favorite of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Only owned in 45% of Yahoo leagues

KC WR Tyreek Hill ( vs JACK )- Hill had 98 receiving yards in Week 8 along with 1 TD. Hill also had a TD reception in Week 7, and now 4 on the season. Only owned in 3% of Yahoo leagues

ATL WR M Sanu ( at TB )- Despite reeling in 9/10 targets for 84 yards and 1 TD in Week 8, Sanu is still only owned in 53% of Yahoo leagues

SD WR Tyrell Williams/ Travis Benjamin (vs TENN)- Brutal match up in Week 8 but Benjamin managed to haul in a spectacular TD pass. Very good schedule for Charger WRs ROS.

Other candidates- OAK WR Seth Roberts ( vs DEN)- Averaging almost 6 targets a game, Roberts had 69 yards and 1 TD in Week 8. Tough match up in Week 9.

Check to see if PITT WR Sammie Coates and LAR WR K Britt were dropped due to their Week 8 “Bye”

 

Week 9 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Tight Ends

TB TE Cameron Brate (vs ATL)- With so many injuries to the Bucs offense, it only makes sense that TE Brate becomes a bigger part going forward. 3/5 targets for 22 yards and 1 TD in Week 8.  Only owned in 41% of Yahoo leagues.

IND TE Jack Doyle ( at TENN )- UTTER-FANTASY’S WEEK 7 WAIVER WIRE RECOMMENDATIONS   A down week for TE Doyle in Week 8, but do not think that because WR D Moncrief is back, that TE Doyle isn’t still a big part of this offense. Only owned in 66% of Yahoo leagues.

Also consider BALT TE Dennis Pitta ( vs PITT)- On a “Bye” in Week 8 so likely available. Pitta caught 4/10 targets for 40 yards in the Ravens’ Week 7 loss to the Jets.

More Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 9 coming as the week progresses.

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