Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 12 Fantasy Football – All Positions
Updated November 19, 2013
Week 12 is a Bye Week for Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Seattle. Some studs will be out and likely many duds are still cluttering up your roster. Here are some waiver wire pickups who could freshen up your team in Week 12.
Waiver Wire Pickups for Fantasy Football Week 12
Matthew McGloin was a name few people had probably heard of before last Sunday. He filled in for the injured Terrelle Pryor and impressively threw for three touchdowns and 197 yards against a tough defense. If Pryor misses time, keep in mind McGloin outscored Russell Wilson, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Tom Brady in Week 11.
Ryan Fitzpatrick will make a respectable QB2 with upside moving forward. Still on some waivers, Fitzpatrick is developing a nice chemistry with tight end, Delanie Walker.
Case Keenum may be back on waivers after a shady performance this past week where he was removed and replaced with Matt Schaub. Nevertheless, the Texans play the Jaguars Sunday where Carson Palmer just torched them for 419 passing yards. If Keenum gets the start, he should bounce back big time this week.
Josh McCown from the Bears could be once again be filling in for Jay Cutler (high ankle sprain). Even in horrible storm conditions he passed for 216 yards and a touchdown Sunday. He’s armed with wonderful receivers and should throw for many more yards in better weather.
E.J. Manuel is back and scored in the top 10 for quarterback in Week 11 playing a tough defense. With many quarterbacks sidelined or underperforming, you could do worse than own Manuel. Hold and use in Week 13 if you have spare room.
WIDE RECEIVERS –
Ruben Randle is worth an add in deeper formats as Eli Manning is still struggling to get the ball out more to his receivers. When Manning get the ball to Randle he usually scores which was the case in Week 10.
Nate Burleson is on track to return soon and should regain his No. 2 receiving slot under a quarterback who has the third most passing yards this year. Yeah – his name is Matthew Stafford.
Michael Crabtree will be activated from the PUP list anytime. He’ll be a bit rusty, but is worth a stash in deeper leagues as playoffs approach.
Rod Streater caught 6 of 8 targets with McGloin under center. Streater’s value is likely tied to McGloin, however, so watch Pryor’s status for Week 12.
Marquise Goodwin has value as long as the other Bills’ WR’s miss time. E.J. Manuel and Goodwin had a great rapport even playing a tougher Jets defense. Check the other Bills WR’s upon their return from this week’s bye week.
Doug Baldwin still on waivers and a favorite target of Wilson’s. Grab and stash for his return in Week 13.
Percy Harvin had a limited start this week, and the Seahawks go on bye this week. He might still be around in smaller leagues and should make a decent flex, especially in PPR leagues when he returns.
RUNNING BACKS –
Bobby Rainey wow is all I can say! Supposedly Rainey was supposed to be the backup to Brian Leonard, but apparently that was not the case in Week 11. This guy should be owned in all leagues if three touchdowns and 163 rushing yards doesn’t convince you. Obviously don’t expect this every week, but if you can even get half the production, you’ve got a keeper.
Brian Leonard definitely too a backseat to Bobby Rainey, so he might be worth a stash and hold to see how the Buccs continue to use Rainey. Leonard has value if the tide changes in Tampa Bay, so be patient if you can afford to hang on to him.
Shane Vereen played his first game last night since his injury in Week 1. He’s on track to eat into some of Ridley’s carries (unfortunate for Ridley owners), and the Patriots like to line him up as receiver. He’ll make a decent flex going forth, especially in PPR formats.
Donald Brown likely this will be the last time you see his name on waivers if for some insane reason Brown is still on yours. He must be owned as he is miles better than Trent Richardson at this time. He rushed for two touchdowns against the Titans stingy defense. Also used in passing, Brown is even more ideal in PPR formats.
Rashad Jennings looks to have an increased role in the Raiders offense as long as Darren McFadden misses time. Grab him and use him until McFadden returns. He’s RB2 material at this time.
TIGHT ENDS –
John Carlson is doing a nice job of racking up yards with Christian Ponder as QB. He’s still on most waivers.
Delanie Walker works amazingly well with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center and he’s performing better than most of our top 10 TE’s at this time.
Rob Housler has had decent outings these past two weeks. Palmer seems to target him more and they play the Colts next who just surrendered a touchdown to the Titan’s Delanie Walker last week.
Dallas Cowboys are not ideal most of the time, but Eli Manning, the turnover king will be their target.
New Orleans Saints could cause trouble for Atlanta whose offense is still struggling. The Buccaneers had a sweet fantasy point turnout against Atlanta in Week 11.