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.