Fantasy Football: 15 Waiver Wire Targets to Add in Week 12

Fantasy Football: 15 Waiver Wire Targets to Add in Week 12

Here are some fantasy football waiver wire targets to add as we inche closer towards playoffs. Don’t tell me the injury or bye-week bug hasn’t visited you occasionally this season, so here goes:

Running Backs:

1. Jonas Gray, New England Patriots

Gray just set all types of records for his staggering 201 rushing yard, four touchdown performance last week, making him the top waiver wire add for Week 11.

2. Trent Richardson, Indianapolis Colts

We’ve all seen Richardson sprinkled throughout waivers while Ahmad Bradshaw stole the show. Well Bradshaw is out with a broken leg, so Richardson is the man.

Side note and sneaky pick is:

3. Dan Herron, Indianapolis Colts

Herron might just find himself in the late down receiving slot that Bradshaw so often was utilized.

4. Latavius Murray, Oakland Raiders

It’s a stretch, however both Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew aren’t exactly stunning in Oakland and Murray, who tallied up 59 total yards on Sunday might see more opportunity moving forward.

5. Charles Sims, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sims finally squeaked past Bobby Rainey last Sunday and while Doug Martin is out, Sims has the opportunity to earn potential RB2 numbers while he enjoys the starting gig.

6. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns

The Browns just parted ways with Ben Tate opening up more opportunity for Crowell to work alongside Terrance West.

7. Wide Receivers:

Kenny Britt, St. Louis Rams

Britt is thriving under quarterback Shaun Hill who just took the starting gig back in Week 11. Posting 128 yards on just four catches shows that Britt can produce big results on just a few catches.

8. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals

Brown surely could see more work if Larry Fitzgerald’s knee injury keeps him out a game or so. Even if Fitz plays, he might be limited and the team will look to continue their winning streak hitting up their stronger targets.

9. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos

Sadly Welker is on some waivers these days. However Week 12 brings a question as to whether wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) and tight end Julius Thomas (ankle) will play. If either or both sits out, Welker could gain more looks from Peyton Manning.

10. Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints

Unfortunately, the Saints have lost Brandin Cooks for the season due to a broken thumb. Stills, who earns the Lions’ share of the carries in some weeks, instantly gets a boost up the fantasy scale without Cooks in the picture.

11. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins

Perfect in catching all five of his targets last week is Landry who tallied up 46 yards and had a touchdown. If you need a flex type of guy, Landry has been in sync with Ryan Tannehill as of late.

Tight Ends

12. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

Fleener impressed with his best performance of 2014, perfect on his seven targets for 144 yards last week. With fellow tight end Dwayne Allen dinged up and maybe missing a week, Fleener makes for a nice plug and play if you have someone like Greg Olsen on his bye.

13. Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals

He’s a risk, but if you’re in a pinch and need a guy who Andy Dalton just connected for two touchdowns with last week, Gresham could suffice as a low-end TE2 option.

Quarterbacks:

14. Josh McCown, Tampa Bay Buccanners

McCown makes a decent fill in if your quarterback is on a bye. Passing for two touchdowns and zero interceptions and 288 yards had McCown ranking sixth among his fellow QB’s last week. McCown has also been lighting it up lately with rookie wide receiver Mike Evans.

15. Zach Mettenberger, Tennessee Titans

He’s worth an add in deeper or two-quarterback leagues as he, like McCown finished within the top 10 quarterbacks last week, beating out some of the best like Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning.

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