Week 12 Waiver Wire
This late in the season you have a good idea if you are looking at a deep playoff run, or if it is going to come down to the wire for you to make the playoffs.
Only in a 2 QB league would I add Allen but for a good part of the game against the Vikings he held his own. He did have one pick but that pales in comparison to some bigger name QB’s like Jameis Winston who threw 4 int’s.
Well, it is looking like Matt Stafford could be done for the year in Detroit and with a bunch of back up running backs Driskel may be the best quarterback available on waivers. So far in his two games, he’s put up 478 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, one interception, 88 rushing yards, and one rushing touchdown. His running ability is what makes him a decent enough player to own. No he is no Lamar Jackson but he is a better target than say Sam Darnold.
Marlon Mack left the game with a fractured hand. The former Buffalo Bill filled in admirably for Mack. Williams was just as effective as Mack was before he departed against a weak Jacksonville defense. He rushed for 116 yards on 13 carries and added 31 yards on his only catch and target in the game. He’ll be the top waiver target for many this week.
Hines is Indy’s pass-catching specialist and while he won’t put up a lot of yards on the grounds could easily see a few more looks every week and is a safe pick-up. Hines needs to be picked up ahead the Houston game in what could become a revolving door of RB’s in Indy in the next few weeks.
If you don’t have a shot at picking up Williams you can probably get Wilkins for free. He has sat out the past couple of weeks with an ankle injury. When he is able to get back on the field he’ll be no worse than a timeshare RB in the Indy backfield and has the chance to move ahead of Williams. It would be a snarky move to pick him up.
Baltimore was all over the Texans and ran all over the place. Gus Edwards may not be owned in all leagues and while he trailed in carries to Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram he outpaced them in yardage thanks to a 63 yard scamper and had 112 yards and a TD. He is good bench depth for sure.
Another week, another new RB in Detroit. Up now is former Dallas Cowboy Bo Scarbrough. He clearly outpaced last weeks guy McKissic, and the previous weeks guy Ty Johnson.
This call is simply based on the fact that Erickson is one of the last man standing calls for Cincinnati. The past couple of weeks he has been simply BAD, but Auden Tate’s scary looking injury opens the door for Erickson. Still he probably won’t be more than a WR3 but if you are desperate there are worse gambles.
I consider Patrick somewhat of a long shot but week 11 was his first gave after returning from IR and with Emmanuel Sanders departure there should be some targets available for him. He had some key grabs late in the game. He had 4 grabs for 77 yards.
While the Jets had hopes for Chris Herndon it looks Griffin has cemented down the TE position for the near future. Any TE that has a 100 yard game is worth owning and in a TE strapped league he has to be a priority add.
He only had a couple of grabs but one went for a TD which makes Knox a viable bye week player if you need someone for week 12.