Fantasy Football Week 12: Waiver Wire Treasures

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Almost five years ago Drake told us ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’. Not this time though… You’re reading this because you’ve still got a chance in at least ONE of your leagues, right? So, lets save this season of yours.

Waivers will be even more important now than they have been all season. Most trade deadlines have come and gone. Luckily my league doesn’t have a trade deadline. We just turn off the ability to trade once the team has been mathematically eliminated. This way it keeps shit interesting all season long.

Let’s be honest, we all get excited over waivers. Trades give us the real adrenaline rush though. They’re a pain in the ass to agree on and when it’s done you just hold your breath and hope you got the better end of the deal. My big league has had nine trades go through in the last five days. That’s what makes a league worth playing in!

If you are unsure about a trade #AskElvin on Twitter @elvinryan_HTM.

Drugs kill, bye weeks do too. Triple C’s can kill you in both. CCC= Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs. Those three are all on a bye this week. Not to mention the Vikings will also have the week off. Those are four very fantasy relevant teams, so best of luck if you’re on the playoff bubble.

In Week 11 is we saw a lot of injuries. That’s more than likely also bad for your team. Good news is it makes our free agent pool about as deep as ever. Below you’ll find some guys wanting to save your season.


Jeff Driskel, QB, Lions— With Cousins, Mahomes, Murray, and Rivers all enjoying some time off this week you might be desperate at QB. Lions are playing the bed shitting Redskins this week. Driskel balled last week. He can run, too! He’s worth the stream this week.

Jacob Hollister, TE, Seahawks— He’s starting to look like Dissly out there. Three touchdowns in the last two games. Wilson clearly trust him, that’s never a bad thing. At a shaky position he could be a top 15 TE by season end.

Chris Conley, WR, Jaguars— He’s had seven or more targets the last four games. Not to mention he’s had double digit fantasy points in three of those games. Foles makes him a better asset. He could be a substitute flex with this week’s byes.

Randall Cobb, WR, Cowboys— Much like the guy above but instead of it just being targets it’s been catches. Six or more catches in the last three games. He went over 100 yards the last two weeks as well. Dak isn’t favoring any receiver and he’s been way better than you want to give him credit for. I think in larger leagues, like mine, he’s a must start this coming week.

Bo Scarbrough, RB, Lions— No one can predict what’s going to happen next in the Lions backfield. Just a few weeks ago Ty was a must add. This Bo comes out with 14 carries and a touchdown. They didn’t target him once in the passing game. That’s the only thing that would hold me back from picking him up in PPR. If you’re in a standard league, he should be on top of your list.

Sam Darnold, QB, Jets— He’s been on this list too many damn times. Yet no one ever picks him up. Bye weeks like this one make him a great streamer. The next three weeks he has the Raiders, Bengals, and then the somewhat walking dead Dolphins. Top 12 these next three weeks. Hold it!

Jonathan Williams, RB, Colts— This pickup just about breaks my heart. My dude Marlon Mack was on his way to a career high when he fractured his hand. He had surgery yesterday, still no timetable on his return. Williams came in and ran for 116 yards. He’s a must start until Mack returns.

The following should already be on a roster, check anyways, add them if they aren’t.

Noah Fant, TE, Broncos— They drafted him in the first round this year. Now they’re finally using him like we hoped they would all along. 11 targets and two carries last week. On top of that he’s a big RedZone target. Strictly on the fact you don’t want this guy going off for someone else makes him a must add.

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings— He’s going on a bye so don’t waste the waiver priority. Just don’t forget about him. He has five touchdowns in the last fixe games. That’s unheard of for tight ends not named Kittle or Kelce.

Derrius Guice, RB, Redskins— He’s an LSU Tiger, so I’ll always have love for him. Speaking of, my Tigers, Saints, my fantasy team, and my fiancee’s team all won this week. I’m a happy man. But yes, I do worry about how long Guice can stay healthy. He’s going to surely be their third down back, I also question how much work he’ll get week to week with Peterson still running hard. Potential alone makes him a must add.

DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins— Someone pick this guy up. Yes, he’s a Dolphin but he’s had 10 or more targets the last five games. People have held on to him in the past with less production. Mind boggling.

Deebo, Samuel, WR, 49ers— Back-to-back 100-yard games. If he wasn’t picked up in your league after last week, he surely will be this week. Sanders continues to play through injury and Kittle is out.

I don’t think either are these are worth the add, but it all depends on your bench size. Kaeperdick worked out this weekend and can now be signed. And, Gronk has to decide this week if he wants to come back to football.

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