Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

November 18, 2019

The Waiver system is one of the most important parts of fantasy. How you use the waivers can make or break your team. The following players are based on the available players owned in less than 50% in a 10 man .5 PPR format. Good luck this week!




Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns- 45.3% Owned

    Baker has once again emerged as a solid fantasy QB over the last few weeks, and could not get a better matchup than this week. He plays the Miami Dolphins, and I shouldn’t have to say more than that but I will. Baker has looked more controlled recently and has an offense that has been connecting more consistently. Baker has high-end QB2 value this week with QB1 upside. 



Jacoby Brissett, QB, Indianapolis Colts- 50.2% Owned

    Brissett hasn’t been the most consistent QB lately, mainly due to injury. This week he plays against a Houston defense that was just thrashed by the Ravens. This is also the same team that Brissett roasted just a few weeks ago for 27.5 fantasy points. I like his chances of performing well once again. Brissett is a solid mid-tier QB2 with upside this week. 



Jeff Driskel, QB, Detroit Lions- 4.0% Owned

    Who would have thought Driskel was going to be a QB1 this past week against Dallas?! Definitely not me. But he was, and he looked good from a fantasy standpoint. This week he plays a very beatable Washington Redskins, and should certainly be able to put up viable numbers once again. If you are in a pinch at QB, you could do a lot worse than Driskel this week. 



Running Backs


Jonathan Williams, RB, Indianapolis Colts- 0% Owned

    From unknown to should be owned in all formats. Williams is this week’s top waiver wire add. Marlon Mack has a fractured hand and just recently had hand surgery. So Williams should be the next man up at the RB position for the Colts. Williams should be a flex/ RB3 with upside this week against the Texans. 




Derrius Guice, RB, Washington Redskins, 46.8% Owned

    Guice is back and could certainly be seen as the top waiver add at the RB position purely due to his ability and talent. He did not have much success in the running game but did do damage on a long touchdown pass. If you need a running back, I would add Guice as I believe he will surpass Peterson for the starting job sooner rather than later. 



Peyton Barber, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers-39.5% Owned

    This is not exciting for me to write about, but I will anyway. Barber has been eh for most of the year but recently has been a TD hawk for the Bucs. This week he plays against a Falcons team that has been performing better lately, I expect this game to be a total shoot out and could see Barber benefitting from a goal-line TD or TD reception due to the gameplay. Barber is a low-end flex with upside play this week. 


At this point, it will always be a cuffing season. If the backup to the main running back(s) is available, I would add them. As long as you have the roster room, and your spot is not needed for any other position. 


Wide Receivers


Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers- 32.9% Owned

    The 49ers offense finally looks like it is clicking on a consistent basis, and the main beneficiary over the last two weeks is Deebo. Deebo has had 8 catches in the last two games and has been a consistent WR2 over that time period. This week he plays against a Green Bay defense that hasn’t been as strong as it had been earlier in the season. I expect a shootout for this game as well, only leaving more opportunities for Samuel to continue his gameplay. Samuel is a flex/WR3 with upside this week. 



Randall Cobb, WR, Dallas Cowboys- 31.6% Owned

    Over the last two weeks, Cobb has looked like one of the most consistent options of the Cowboys receivers. I do not like this week's matchup against the Patriots, but if there is one thing the Cowboys will need to do to win is to be successful in the passing game. For those with bye weeks, Cobb should be a decent fill in. He is a low-end WR3/ flex with upside this week.



Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants- 21.5% Owned

    It is easy to forget what plays have done after a bye week. I believe Slayton has a chance to continue his success this week against Chicago. This is a little riskier than the two above though, as Slayton is more of a boom/ bust. Slayton is a decent bye week fill in. He should offer a low floor, but a very high ceiling. He is a low-end WR3/ flex play with a lot of upsides this week. 


Tight Ends


Jacob Hollister, TE, Seattle Seahawks- 15% Owned

    Like Slayton, your league mates might forget what Hollister had been doing the last two weeks before his bye week. Hollister has a ton of upside if Wilson continues to hail him with targets as he had been. Hollister plays the Eagles this week, who have definitely been beat in the passing game all season. He is a high end TE2 with TE1 upside.



Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings- 41.4% Owned

    Over the last few weeks, Rudolph has been a fantasy stud at the tight end position. His success is mainly due to his touchdowns, and I do not see that stopping. Rudolph has a bye this week, but if you are looking to be a step ahead of the rest, I would add him this week for the rest of the year. Rudolph could very well be a TE1 for the rest of the year. 


Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles- 28.3 % Owned

    Dallas hasn’t been all that great this year, but he does offer a decent floor and has TD upside every game. This week they play the Seattle Seahawks, who I expect to cover Ertz more than Dallas. Dallas has upside at a poor position, if you are very TD needy he could be a plug and play this week.



If you have any questions about any players that I did/ did not talk about, please feel free to reach out to me. I would be more than happy to help.


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