Week 12 waiver wire adds
For most leagues, the trade deadline is today at noon! Hopefully by the time you read this it’s not too late to make a trade to help you save your season. Then again, maybe you have a league manager who makes it to where there’s no deadline when it comes to trades and that’s the way to go!
With that said, its week 12 and Thanksgiving is tomorrow, it’s no different than any other year in a way because no matter what, well end up stuffed for days and glued to the TV watching football. The table is set as high octane offenses get ready to do battle, and divisional foes should put on a show. Playoffs are coming up fast and I’m here to help you pick up players for your rosters, in case you have a player or two already playing like turkeys or struck by injuries. None of these are in any particular order Happy Thanksgiving everybody.
Tyler Boyd (WR) Cincinnati
Boyd is a must add in all leagues for me. He may not be a must play right away, but he’s definitely worth a stash if you want to wait and see what happens. In week 11, when A.J. Green unfortunately went down early with a hamstring injury, Boyd was pushed for a bigger role. If it helps, he led all Bengals WR’s with nine targets.
Cameron Meredith/ Eddie Royal (WR’s) Chicago
Look, I know this sounds disgusting just by reading it, but Chicago just can’t keep handing it to Jordan Howard. Jay Cutler may have played his final game in a Bears uniform while he finishes the season with a shoulder injury, but someone has got to step up in the Bears passing game. These two should see a significant amount of targets with Zack Miller done for the year as well.
DeVante Parker (WR) Miami
The Parker we were all waiting for to break out last year is finally showing up. Better late than never. He put up a huge day in week 11, and is a must add in ppr leagues especially.
Malcolm Mitchell (WR) New England
They just raise winners in New England huh? With Chris Hogan going out due to injury, Mitchell stepped in and had himself a day with 4 catches for 98 yards and a TD. He’s a strong consideration as a flex.
Adam Thielen (WR) Minnesota
Thielen won’t overtake Diggs workload, but he’s another deeper league ppr flex consideration. Thielen always finds himself getting involved in a game, and has been getting a healthy amount of targets over the past few weeks.
Rex Burkhead (RB) Cincinnati
Not only did the Bengals lose AJ Green on Sunday, they also lost RB Giovanni Bernard for the season with a torn ACL. Jeremy Hill will remain the RB 1 there, but is too inconsistent to trust to carry a full workload. Burkhead is worth a stash.
Wendell Smallwood (RB) Philadelphia
Both Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews left in week 11 due to injuries vs the Seahawks. There’s no telling how much time both guys will miss, or if they will even miss any, but with Mathews being injury prone and Sproles getting older, now is the time to pick up Smallwood.
Mike Gillislee (RB) Buffalo
LeSean McCoy scared everybody in week 11 injuring his thumb, but has already had successful surgery. McCoy is already set to start in week 12, but we all know the injury history with McCoy, and if he were to go down in the upcoming weeks, or sit out week 12 to let his thumb heal another week, Gillislee becomes the go to man in Buffalo.
Orlando Torres covers the NFL for MyFantasySportsTalk.com | You can follow him on Twitter @itslandoyo