Fantasy Football: G’s Week Twelve Waiver Wire Tuesday Pick-Up’s
Welcome to Wavier Wire Tuesday, week eleven edition.
This is one of my favorite week's of the NFL season, Thanksgiving week. It really gives you an opportunity to reflect on what you're really thankful for, your family, friends, your health. How about the decision to draft all the New Orleans Saints/Los Angeles Rams players? The decision to not draft Derek Henry or buy into the hype of Royce Freeman? There is a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, take a minute to think about what you're thankful for.
This week we continue with the dreaded bye weeks in the NFL and we're back for one last week with six teams on a bye..... As we've talked before, this will really test your teams resolve. The teams that are on a bye this week: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco.
Now, it's time to see which players I'm targeting this week on your waiver wires, as we've talked about, the waiver wire when used correctly, can be a deadly weapon to the success of your season.
The choice is yours and yours alone. Choose wisely, my friends.
Gus Edwards (BAL vs. OAK, Owned in 0.2% of ESPN Leagues)
Who!? I think that was the first thought on most people's mind when you heard Gus Edwards was getting a majority of the carries on Sunday for the Baltimore Ravens. The undrafted rookie out of Rutgers benefitted from the running threat of Lamar Jackson with the zone reads where the defense had to commit one defender to Jackson on most downs. Edwards went off for 115 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. We'll have to wait and see if Joe Flacco is back in the lineup this week and if he is it might be wise to shy away from Edwards until you see how the Ravens will use him in a more normalized offense.
Josh Adams (PHI vs. NYG, Owned in 28% of ESPN Leagues)
The Philadelphia Eagles have been decimated by injuries this season following their Super Bowl victory and the team has turned their running back duties over to undrafted rookie Josh Adams. It seems he'll get the majority of the snaps moving forward in this backfield. During a tough game for the Eagles in general, Adams found a way to be successful on seven carries he rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown. He's got the New York Giants this week and a week ago Peyton Barber went off for over 100 yards against them.
Royce Freeman (DEN vs. PIT, Owned in 49% of ESPN Leagues)
It's been an interesting year for Royce Freeman as he came into the year as the highly touted rookie running back that was going to emerge as the starter. Instead, it's been fellow rookie Phillip Lindsay who has emerged as the lead dog. It's turned out to be disappointing for those of us who had the high hopes and bought into the hype of Freeman but he still has a little bit of a role. If you're looking for a depth piece at running back and Freeman is available, add him, if Lindsay goes down he'll be the lead back and even if he doesn't there's always a hope that he'll find the end zone at some point.
Josh Reynolds (BYE, Owned in 26% of ESPN Leagues)
Well, that game on Monday night was better than we all expected and Josh Reynolds slid right into the Cooper Kupp role with general ease. I know the Los Angeles Rams are on a bye this week but if you can fit him in on your roster and just store him for a week I think it'll pay off for you coming down the fantasy stretch run.
DJ Moore (CAR vs. SEA, Owned in 32% of ESPN Leagues)
It's been a disappointing year for Devin Funchess and he dropped about 4 or 5 passes last week, with Funchess' misfortune it has paved the way for highly touted rookie DJ Moore. He showed on Sunday that he can be a reliable target in the Carolina offense as he had a career day catching seven balls for 157 yards and a score. Going up against the Seattle Seahawks this week they're giving up an average of 30 fantasy points a game to wide receivers, so I'm not expecting him to explode again but I think he has the possibility to have a solid game.
Rashard Higgins (CLE @ CIN, Owned in 0.6% of ESPN Leagues)
This is a bit of a dart throw but hear me out. Higgins is one of the more veteran wideouts in this Cleveland passing attack with young Baker Mayfield and they're facing a bottom rated passing defense in the Cincinnati Bengals. In fact, the Bengals are giving up just over 33 fantasy points to wide receivers this season. I like Higgins strictly on the match-up and he did score a touchdown last week.
Best of luck in week twelve!