2017 NFL Week 12 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

2017 NFL Week 12 Injury Replacements, Streamers, and Fliers


RUNNING BACK (RB)
 
Samaje Perine, RB, Washington Redskins (currently owned in 28.7% of all ESPN leagues):
With Rob Kelley down and Chris Thompson leaving in week 11 with a broken leg, the sheer volume of carries pushes Perine into fantasy prominence.  He may not find much room to run against a Giants defense that's looked stout against the run at times.  Nevertheless, Perine should be picked up in all leagues.
 
Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (currently owned in 5.3% of all ESPN leagues):
Sure, the Eagles' backfield has become a 3-way timeshare with Ajayi, Blount, and Clement.  The fact is Clement has found the endzone 3 times in his last 2 games.  He runs behind one of the better offensive lines in the league and he can be explosive and tough to find when he lines up in the backfield.  Chances are he'll make the most of his opportunities and put up points.  If Bears linebackers Leonard Floyd and Danny Trevathan are both unable to go, this 3-headed running attack could have another huge day.  Heck they totaled 198 yards on the ground against the Broncos, who had one of the best run defenses in the league.  They'll probably be able to move the ball on the ground against this softened Bears front.
 
Damien Williams, RB, Miami Dolphins
(currently owned in 29.7% of all ESPN leagues):
Damien Williams showed some big play potential after ripping off a 69 yard run against the Buccaneers.  He shares the backfield load with Kenyan Drake and is worth a speculative add to see if his production continues.  He has 2 matchups against the Patriots and he could get plenty of passing down work as a threat out of the backfield.  The Dolphins will almost certainly be chasing points, which means Williams should be catching plenty of passes out of the backfield.  This makes him especially valuable in PPR leagues.
 
Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos (currently owned in 9.2% of all ESPN leagues):
Booker is the best back of the Broncos' backfield.  His usage has been steadily trending upward and he had his best week of the season.  Sure, Denver's backfield is a timeshare, but Booker is worth picking up at a position that's rapidly thinning out.  Booker carried the ball 14 times for 44 yards and added another 54 yards on 5 catches, making him a PPR commodity as well.
 
WIDE RECEIVER (WR)
 
Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams (currently owned in 51.5% of all ESPN leagues):
Rams Head Coach Sean McVay's aggressive playcalling should mean there will be plenty of targets to go around as the Rams prepare for a shootout in SoCal.  Kupp's rapport with Goff has already been on display this season, and the rookie wideout could see even more work with Robert Woods missing "a couple of weeks," according to Head Coach McVay.  The Saints secondary could struggle if rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore is unable to return from an ankle injury which opens up the field a little more for the Rams' receivers.
 
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins (currently owned in 27.3% of all ESPN leagues):
Stills reemerged as a fantasy factor after Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore replaced Jay Cutler in the second half of last week's game.  Stills has been a favorite target of Moore's, which put Stills in a position to post a monster stat line of 7 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown.  If Cutler can't clear concussion protocol, Stills is a sneaky play against a soft New England secondary this week.
 
Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins  (currently owned in 28.1% of all ESPN leagues):
Doctson is quickly emerging as one of Cousins' favorite targets.  With Pryor and Reed both still on the mend and Thompson possibly out for the season, Doctson's workload could keep increasing as his rapport with Cousins continues to develop.  He tied a season high of 7 targets and reeled in 4 of them for a season high of 81 yards last week.  The arrow for this fantasy prospect is definitely pointing up.
 
Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens (currently owned in 34.1% of all ESPN leagues):
Wallace found the endzone foe the second game in a row in Green Bay last week.  He finally looks like he's on the same page as Joe Flacco and could reach paydirt again against a leaky Texans secondary.  Wallace is available in over 2/3 of leagues and is a decent pickup with a nice schedule with Houston, Detroit, and Cleveland coming up.  The Lions' Darius Slay will likely match up with Jeremy Maclin, and the Lions' defense has struggled with WR2's on opposing teams.
 
DEEP LEAGUE FLIER
 
Chester Rogers, WR, Indianapolis Colts (currently owned in 0.6% of all ESPN leagues):
The 6'1", 184lb, undrafted free agent out of Grambling State took the Steelers by storm prior to the Colts' bye.  He caught 6 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown.  Sure, T.Y. and Doyle will get a lot of the looks, but the Colts have been searching for someone to step up opposite Hilton and it looks like Rogers might be the guy.  At the very least, he's a good streaming option this week against a soft Titans secondary.  
 
TIGHT END (TE)
 
Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills (currently owned in 49.1% of all ESPN leagues):
The Bills have been struggling, but Clay should remain Buffalo's top target after Shady McCoy.  For those who didn't know Clay caught 3 passes for just 27 yards after he was hurt for a few weeks.  He's available in roughly half of all ESPN leagues and should still get plenty of work thanks to injuries to Benjamin and Matthews.
 
Eric Ebron, TE, Detroit Lions (currently owned in 24.2% of all ESPN leagues):
Last week, Ebron saw the most targets this season since week 3 against Atlanta.  He was thrown to 7 times in Chicago and snagged 4 of those tosses for 49 yards.  He's ere-emerging as a prominent pass catcher for a Lions team that could be chasing points this week against the Vikings.  He has some decent matchups coming up including games in Tampa Bay and Cincinnati, and the Lions have the Bears at home. 
 
DEEP LEAGUE FLIER
 
Adam Shaheen, TE, Chicago Bears (currently owned in 0.3% of all ESPN leagues):
Who would've thought a Bears receiving option would end up in this column?  Yet, that's exactly what's happening.  The second round rookie out of NCAA Division II Ashland University, once dubbed "Baby Gronk," brought in all 4 of his targets for 41 yards and a touchdown.  Dion Sims and Daniel Brown are both blocking tight ends.  The Bears are struggling to find pass catchers and Head Coach John Fox is under increasing pressure to get the ball to his playmakers, Shaheen being one of them.  This could result in added looks in the coming weeks.
 
QUARTERBACK (QB)
 
Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals (currently owned in 39.8% of all ESPN leagues):
Dalton has thrown 7 touchdowns in his last 4 games.  He's only struggled in Jacksonville where all QB's struggle.  He has some nice matchups coming up against Cleveland, Pittsburgh (Haden still out with a broken leg) and Chicago coming up.  He's worth starting in place of guys like Prescott, Mariota, and Tyrod Taylor.  
 
STREAMING OPTION
 
Matt Moore, QB, Miami Dolphins (currently owned in 0.3% of all ESPN leagues):
Moore came in after Cutler went out with a concussion and completed 17 of 28 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown.  If Cutler is forced to miss time, Moore could see similar results against a leaky Patriots secondary this week and in week 14.  
 
Jacoby Brissett, QB, Indianapolis Colts (currently owned in 15.9% of all ESPN leagues):
Brissett will need to clear concussion protocol before he can take the field on Sunday.  He has found ways to get out of trouble and put points on the fantasy scoreboard no matter how tough the opponent is.  Heck he put up 222 yards and 2 touchdowns on a tough Steelers defense!  He'll look to repeat his performance again this week against a soft Titans secondary.
 
DEFENSE / SPECIAL TEAMS (D/ST)
 
STREAMING OPTIONS
 
Los Angeles Chargers (currently owned in 68.8% of all ESPN leagues):
Bosa, Liuget and the Chargers defense picked off rookie QB Nate Peterman 5 times, forced a fumble, and scored 2 defensive touchdowns against a struggling Bills team.  Byron Bell started in place of Cowboys' left tackle Tyron Smith and did not fair well.  If Smith is unable to go again this week, the Chargers defense may have Prescott on the run and have another big outing.
 
Washington Redskins (currently owned in 9.5% of all ESPN leagues):
Hall and Norman are both back in the Redskins' defensive lineup and could come up big against a struggling Giants receiving corps.  Darkwa scored the only touchdown on the ground for Big Blue but they couldn't get things going through the air.
 

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