Week 12 IDP Waiver Wire

IDP Waiver Wire

Trey Hendrickson has performed well so far in his rookie year and now will get increased playing time with Alex Okafor out for the season.


Before we start off with this week’s top IDP waiver wire adds, let’s review on some players that were featured in last week’s waiver wire article. Coty Sensabaugh started off a solid week of picks on Thursday night with an interception off Marcus Mariota in addition to three total tackles. Then on Sunday afternoon, Budda Baker took advantage of his first career NFL start exploding for 13 total tackles, 11 of which were solo, a sack, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Baker has filled Tyvon Branch’s defensive role for the Cardinals and looks like an every week starter for the rest of the season. Finally, on Sunday night against the Cowboys, Derek Barnett took advantage of Tyron Smith’s absence, compiling three solo tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble. The rookie defensive lineman has a great schedule for the remainder of the season and with four sacks in the Eagles last four games, Barnett looks like he is getting adjusted to the NFL at just the perfect time for fantasy playoffs to roll around.

Here are each week’s previous installments of IDP Waiver Wire:

Week 11Week 10 | Week 9 | Week 8 | Week 7

Now let’s move on to our top IDP waiver wire pickups for week 12!

Trey Hendrickson (DE, NO)

After losing defensive end Alex Okafor for the season with a torn Achilles, the next man up on the Saints defensive line is rookie Trey Hendrickson. Sean Payton has used Hendrickson as a third rotational defensive end so far behind Okafor and Cameron Jordan, but now Hendrickson should take over Okafor’s snap counts, around 75-85% per game.

Carl Nassib (DE, CLE)

Another lineman who was lost for the season on Sunday was Cleveland’s Emmanuel Ogbah, who broke his foot in the Browns week 11 loss to the Jaguars. Ogbah had been one of the only consistencies on the Browns defensive line all season long, and now with him out for the season, Cleveland will turn to Carl Nassib to fill his starting role in the trenches.

Tank Carradine (DE, SF)

Cornellius “Tank” Carradine is hoping to make his return from injured reserve this week against the Seattle Seahawks and I would advise scooping him up in your league before another owner does before you. The 49ers defense has struggled to end drives all season long, staying on the field for extraordinarily high snap counts almost every single game they’ve played. San Francisco’s defense has been able to support multiple relevant fantasy players throughout the season, and there’s no reason to think Carradine can’t be added to that list.

Calvin Munson (MLB, NYG)

New York Giants rookie linebacker Calvin Munson has been a solid fantasy option while all other Giants linebackers have been fighting injuries all season long. B.J. Goodson was supposed to be the reliable linebacker to man the middle of the Giants defense, then Jonathan Casillas and Keenan Robinson were supposed to fill the role, but they have struggled to stay healthy as well. Munson got the start for the Giants on Sunday and recorded 13 total tackles in the Giants overtime win over the Chiefs. As long as Goodson stays sidelined, Munson should be a solid streaming option for fantasy owners.

Kyler Fackrell (OLB, GB)

The Green Bay Packers lost star linebacker Clay Matthews after he injured his groin and is now expected to miss multiple weeks for the Packers. Second-year linebacker Kyler Fackrell came in to replace Matthews and performed well, notching the first sack of his season and adding five total tackles in 34 snaps for the day. Fackrell should be a solid depth option in big-play scoring leagues if you are looking for a linebacker that has a chance to record a sack or two over the next few weeks.

Ronald Darby (CB, PHI)

The Eagles finally have a healthy secondary once again as Ronald Darby has returned to action, playing alongside Eagles cornerbacks Jalen Mills and Patrick Robinson. Darby had a fantastic game in his first playing time since week 1, with eight solo tackles and an interception against Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. Both Eagles starting corners, Darby and Mills, look like fantastic fantasy options down the homestretch leading into the fantasy playoffs.

Vonn Bell (SS, NO)

With Kenny Vaccaro injured and missing time, Saints second-year safety Vonn Bell has taken over the New Orleans secondary and did so in fashion on Sunday afternoon, with 13 total tackles including a sack and a forced fumble in the Saints big comeback win over Washington. Bell is an explosive player and is a DB1/2 play as long as he is seeing close to 100% of snaps for the Saints, which he will as long as Kenny Vaccaro continues to sit out.

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