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Ok, so the free agent pool is ultra-thin entering Week 12, but here we go… I bring you the Week 12 Add/Waiver Wire Recommendations.

Not Likely Available

Josh Adams (PHI/RB), a guy that should have been grabbed last week, rushed seven times for 53 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Saints. In a bad game for running, as the Eagles were down and out fast in this one, Adams showed up big. He has low-end RB appeal entering Week 12, but with a flash of bust potential. He’s an equal parts mix for the moment until we see what’s what.

Tre’Quan Smith (NO/WR) unleashed against the Eagles, with a 10-157-1TD line. A guy that should have been grabbed weeks ago is still available in some smaller leagues. He has WR3 upside the rest of the way (with some risk).

Derrick Henry (TEN/RB) – Make sure the guy isn’t around on waivers. He should have been grabbed last week, and the week prior. Yes, he only had nine carries for 46 yards in Week 11 against the Colts, but he still has RB1 upside if ever starting this year. Will he start? Who knows… but, he has the same kind of appeal Nick Chubb had weeks ago when people asked the same “why grab him?” questions. Sometimes opportunity presents itself, and it needed to present itself for Chubb… it’s never guaranteed, all we can do is call out the upside, and Henry’s upside is in the same arena as Chubb’s.

More Week 12 Adds

Theo Riddick and LeGarrette Blount (DET/RBs) are for sure worth a look with Kerryon Johnson hurt with a knee injury. While not likely season-ending, he could be out a bit, and Blount will see a lot of between-the-tackles touches, while Riddick will get a lot of all around touches. It’s hard to know who is worth more in the short-term, but if injury has struck your squad, both are injury-fill-in types.

Gus Edwards (BAL/RB) is a rookie RB for the Ravens, yep, he is kind of an unknown guy… he was the ‘hot hand’ play by BAL in Week 11, so Alex Collins is still in the mix. Edwards ran the ball 17 times for 115 yards and a TD, though, so the undrafted rookie out of Rutgers needs a look. He is huge, 6-1, 238 pounds, and he is worth grabbing just in case he gets more run moving forward. I don’t see why they wouldn’t at least see what happens when they feed him again.

D.J. Moore, (CAR/WR) pulled in 7-of-8 targets for 157 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Lions. He’s very inconsistent, but totally worthy of being rostered if he is available. He has high-risk/high-reward WR3 appeal moving forward.

Tyler Higbee (LAR/TE) **added**

Gerald Everett (LAR/TE) **added**

Jonnu Smith (TEN/TE) **added**

Lamar Jackson (BAL/QB) got his start in Week 12, and while he rushed 27 times for 117 yards, he only threw for 150 yards and an interception. He’s a rough start for anyone running him out there in Week 12, but it is OAK.

Jameis Winston (TB/QB) is back in the line-up.


  1. joe sim on November 19, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    C brate? With o j howard injury, that a fantasy paradise

    • Smitty on November 19, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      paradise? Maybe a decent grab for sure. Good name to throw out @joe

    • Brad Basham on November 19, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      With Kelce on a bye and Howard potentially sitting with a high ankle sprain, I’m grabbing Brate or Jonnu Smith of the waiver wire for Week 12. Winston likes Brate as a red zone target, but he won’t get many looks between the 20’s.

      • Smitty on November 21, 2018 at 6:01 pm

        Not bad options. Both TEs are decent for sure.

  2. pl826 on November 19, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Smitty, any love for Jonnu Smith?… Just lost OJ Howard presumably.

    • Smitty on November 20, 2018 at 2:28 am

      Yep, good call with the TE injuries going on… adding!

  3. Brad Basham on November 19, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    After tonight’s game, I may have to give Higbee or Everett a look for a one-week fill-in.

    • Smitty on November 20, 2018 at 2:28 am

      Yep, clearly this is after the fact, but surely worth adding. I shall add him!

  4. Oprtnshtdwn on November 20, 2018 at 8:41 am

    You have Jameis Winston marked down as a WR. I’d definitely pick him up if I can start him at WR 😛

    • Smitty on November 21, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Ha, copy paste fail. Thanks, fixing now!

  5. Oprtnshtdwn on November 20, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Tough week with multiple Rams and Chiefs on a bye. I’m Leaning toward Keke or Curtis Samuel. What’s your option? Pickings are slim. I’m unfortunately stuck starting one of them unless AJ Green returns this week which is possible

    • Smitty on November 21, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      Yep, crazy bye weeks. Keke I think would be my pick. AJ could come back, but iffy.

  6. Shawn Williams on November 21, 2018 at 8:07 am

    14 team PPR: Start Lamar Jackson or Nick Mullens and rest of season LeGarrette Blount or Doug Martin??

    • Smitty on November 21, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Blount… for the moment, his situation could go up and down, so hard to say ROS, but Jackson if he starts, mainly because he runs so dang much, by default he scores points.

  7. Shawn Williams on November 21, 2018 at 8:13 am

    12 team PPR: I have rb Carson should I keep Doug Martin or add Penny and drop Martin?

    • Smitty on November 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Add Penny for Martin. At least he has some upside if things unfold for him, but Penny is no lock. Martin is further from useful than Penny, though.

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