Waiver Wire: Week 12

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NOTE: Players mentioned will be owned in 40% or less of ESPN leagues. MUST ADD will be a recommended add in all leagues. MAYBE ADD is for those in 12 team leagues or deeper. DEEP ADD is for those in 14+ team leagues. 

QUARTERBACKS

No QB’s this week.

RUNNING BACKS

Semaje Perine (Washington Redskins) – 28.4% OWNED – MUST ADD

Perine went off this weekend for 117 rushing yards on 23 carries, and with the season ending injury to Chris Thompson is now in place to be the Redskins bell cow RB going forward. Byron Marshall is the only other RB on the roster right now and could work his way into some passing down work, but expect Perine to get a big workload most weeks.

Devontae Booker (Denver Broncos) – 9.2% OWNED – MUST ADD

Booker continues to eat into CJ Anderson’s workload, and actually winded up out snapping him this weekend while also out gaining him 98-56 on 4 more touches. It’s unlikely Booker takes over the backfield completely to himself, so expect an about time share here on out, which still makes Booker an appealing RB3/Flex option.

Corey Clement (Philadelphia Eagles) – 5.3% OWNED – MAYBE ADD

Theres always a team or two every year where almost every skilled offensive player is worth rostering for fantasy purposes, and this year the Eagles are that team. Clement is still the 3rd most valuable back to own here (although he may be gaining on LeGarrette Blount) but his usage in the red zone and when the offense goes hurry up should keep him on the flex radar for the rest of the season.

Austin Ekeler (Los Angeles Chargers) – 20.5% OWNED – DEEP ADD

Ekeler was almost strictly used in garbage time this weekend unfortunately, but still turned in a solid fantasy performance for those that started him. He isn’t an option next week in Dallas, but if Gordon continues to struggle or if he were to get hurt, Ekeler would be a must add. He’s a nice lottery ticket stash right now.

Damian Williams (Miami Dolphins) – 29.6% OWNED – DEEP ADD

Williams continues to get out snapped by Kenyan Drake, but he did have the better game on Sunday, in large part due to a 69 yard run on the Dolphins second play of the game. Both backs figure to eat in to each others potential fantasy production in what is one of the worst offenses going right now, making Williams just a desperation flex option.

Chris Ivory (Jacksonville Jaguars) – 27.3% OWNED– DEEP ADD

He almost never sees the field when Leonard Fournette is active and healthy, but Fournette believes his ankle injury is serious enough to bother him the rest of the season, so there’s a chance the Jaguars tone down his workload and get Ivory more involved. It’s just a hunch, but with a really soft schedule coming up, don’t be surprised to see Fournette inactive one or two weeks to get him healed up for the playoffs.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Josh Doctson (Washington Redskins) – 29.4% OWNED – MUST ADD

The Redskins finally unleashed Doctson this week, with Kirk Cousins throwing him a bunch of 50/50 balls, which was Doctsons calling card coming out of college. He didn’t disappoint, setting a new career high in yards with 81 on 4 catches. With the offense banged up, especially Terrelle Pryor out for the year, Doctson may be the top option in this offense moving forward.

Corey Coleman (Cleveland Browns) – 20.4% OWNED – MUST ADD

Coleman returned this week and quickly was thrown right back in as the teams #1 receiver, seeing 11 targets on the day, catching 6 of them for 80 yards. It was nice to see from the young wide out and he should be in for a consistent amount of targets (around double digits) from here on out. As long as Josh Gordon doesn’t step in week 13 an become the top option he was back in 2014 when he last played.

Kenny Stills (Miami Dolphins) – 27.3% OWNED– MAYBE ADD

Matt Moore seems to love targeting Stills, which should at least make Stills a reasonable WR3/flex play this weekend against the Patriots. After that, its anyone’s guess as the what kind of value he has if Jay Cutler returns, but as long as Moore is under center, Stills should probably be owned.

DEEP ADD SPECIALS:

Dede Westbrook (Jacksonville Jaguars) – 9.4% OWNED

Bruce Ellington (Houston Texans) – 4.6% OWNED

Mike Wallace (Baltimore Ravens) – 34.1% OWNED

Dontrelle Inman (Chicago Bears) – 6.9% OWNED

Zay Jones (Buffalo Bills) – 8.1% OWNED

Russell Shepard (Carolina Panthers) – 1.2% OWNED

Josh Gordon (Cleveland Browns) – 25.5% OWNED

 

TIGHT END

Adam Shaheen (Chicago Bears) – 0.3% – DEEP ADD

Shaheen has played well the past two weeks filling in for Dion Sims, and with the Bears season lost, there’s no reason to stop playing him even when the journeyman Sims returns. A big, athletic potential vertical threat in a passing game lacking weapons, Shaheen could be a deep sleeper for those desperate at the position right now.

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One Response to “Waiver Wire: Week 12”

  1. BruceLee

    Booker has the superior Jamaal Charles to split carries with as well. I don’t want any of that backfield. Not for lack of talent, but that offense is just a dumpster fire.

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