Fantasy Football: Week 12 Waiver Wire

Brock Osweiler

Week 12 Waiver Wire delivers again this week. Unfortunately it comes on the heels of more injuries. This has truly been the season to handcuff your studs. Some much needed running back depth dominates the top waiver priorities but talent can be had at all positions.

Brock Osweiler Denver Broncos (17% owned on Yahoo)

Brock Osweiler wasn’t earth shattering by any means against the Chicago Bears but put up a solid day. He was 20/25 for 250 yards and two touchdowns. He has talented weapons to utilize in Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. His schedule over the next few weeks sets up nicely as well, facing a Patriots defense that can be had, followed by the Chargers, Raiders and Steelers. The Steelers and Raiders match ups are particularly nice. Both are in the top 5 in terms of passing yards allowed. Osweiler isn’t guaranteed to start beyond this week but all signs point to it be a permanent move for the rest of this season.

Jameis Winston Tampa Bay Buccaneers (25% owned on Yahoo)

Jameis Winston is showing growth and maturity in Tampa Bay. Vincent Jackson returning was a welcome addition who was a part of Winston’s massive day. Winston threw for 246 yards and 5 touchdowns. While I wouldn’t expect the massive touchdown totals on a weekly basis, he has the potential to put up massive numbers. With games coming against the Colts, Falcons and Saints, a run that puts you in the fantasy championship game and locks up the rookie of the year for him could be in the cards.

Thomas Rawls can help carry your fantasy football team! (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Thomas Rawls can help carry your fantasy football team! (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Thomas Rawls Seattle Seahawks (33% owned on Yahoo)

Thomas Rawls reminded us this week of his ability. He had 209 rushing yards and a score. He also contributed in the passing game with 3 catches for 46 yards. Rawls has been a stud in games he has gotten a full compliment of carries, going over 100 yards in 3 of 4 games. Word has now surfaced that Marshawn Lynch may have a sports hernia that could sideline for a few weeks or more. Rawls is a must add in all leagues. If you saved your FAAB money now is the time to strike.

Javorius Allen Baltimore Ravens (13% owned on Yahoo)

Javorius Allen is now the starting running back for the Baltimore Ravens. Justin Forsett has a broken arm and will be done for the season. Hopefully if you are a Justin Forsett owner, you already own Allen. If he is on the waiver wire, he is my second favorite target this week after Rawls. Allen is a talented back that will be ready for a full complement of carries. He also gets to face the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins over the next two weeks. These teams have allowed more rushing yards than any other team this season. They are in the bottom third in terms of rushing yards allowed as well. Allen should be given plenty of work with Joe Flacco done for the year and with Matt Schaub under center.

Tevin Coleman Atlanta Falcons (27% Owned on Yahoo)

Tevin Coleman may have a shot to reclaim his role as the lead back in Atlanta. Devonta Freeman left early in their game on Sunday with a concussion and never returned. Coleman did not look great, gaining only 48 yards on 17 carries. He is an explosive player that can score on any play. There is a chance the Coleman is the lead back come Sunday. A starting running back is a welcome addition this time of year. The Viking have been tough to run on but Eddie Lacy did go for 100 yards this past Sunday. Coleman follows Rawls and Allen for me but is worth a pick up if you need a back.

Spencer Ware Kansas City Chiefs (7% owned on Yahoo)

Charcandrick West was set up to have a great game this past Sunday against the Chargers. However he was forced to leave the game after 11 carries. He was only able to get 16 yards on those carries frustrating fantasy owners. In steps Spencer Ware — not Knile Davis. Ware took full advantage of his touches.Ware took his 11 carries for 96 yards and two scores. Assuming West misses time, Ware could be a welcome addition. Next week against the Bills isn’t an ideal matchup but the Raiders and another game against the Chargers could be very nice. I’d take a shot on Ware over Coleman.

Devin Funchess

Can Devin Funchess continue to perform? (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Devin Funchess Carolina Panthers (34% owned on Yahoo)

Devin Funchess isn’t the most explosive or reliable receiver but he is getting work and producing. He has a touchdown in two of his last three games. He has 14 targets in his last three games. He looks to be garnering trust from Cam Newton who has been awesome this season. Funchess may be frustrating to own but he can be a guy that helps you if you need a wide receiver.

Vincent Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers (63% owned on Yahoo)

Vincent Jackson has not been the easiest to own this season. He started off strong but battled injuries that made him unproductive in the games he played. He also missed the last three games completely. However he is now healthy and looked really good on Sunday catching 4 of his 6 targets for 56 yards including a touchdown. Jackson isn’t widely available but if you can add him I’d highly recommend it. He will be catching passes from a improving Jameis Winston against the Saints, Colts and Falcons.

James Jones Green Bay Packers (72% owned on Yahoo)

James Jones came back to fantasy relevance on Sunday with a 6 catch for 109 yards and a score. Aaron Rodgers looked for Jones early and often against the Vikings. Davante Adams had only 4 targets in the same game after getting 32 targets in the prior two games. Adams is incredibly inefficient which could frustrate Rodgers. If Jones continues to see targets down the stretch he could be a guy that helps win fantasy championships. His production dip is the reason he may be floating on your waiver wire. If he is there, make the pick up and ride the hot streak while it lasts.

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