Waiver Wire Watch List Week 12
Quarterback: First of all, if Lamar Jackson is still available in your league, PICK HIM UP. His ability to run gives him a high ceiling each and every week that he starts, and if he wins again this week against the Raiders, it may be hard for the Ravens to take Jackson out. Since I wrote about Jackson last week, I also want to mention Colt McCoy as an option for week 12. I personally don’t expect McCoy to struggle. He has played relatively well in the games he has started for the Redskins over the past few years, and is definitely one of the top backup quarterbacks in the league. He is also more aggressive than Alex Smith, which may lead to a decent amount of touchdown passes. Keep an eye on McCoy if Lamar Jackson is already taken in your league.
Running Back: To go along with Lamar Jackson, undrafted rookie Gus Edwards had the best game of his young career against the Bengals. He ran for 115 yards, on 17 touches, and had a touchdown. Alex Collins has really struggled for the Ravens this year which has opened up the chance for Edwards to become the lead back, and if Lamar is at quarterback, it will be tough for any defense to stop him and Edwards on the ground.
Wide Receiver: The Eagles tried to double Michael Thomas last week against the Saints, but this only allowed plenty of opportunities for Tre’Quan Smith. He went off for 10 catches, 157 yards, and a touchdown. The Saints play an awful Falcons defense this week, and if they try to double Thomas like the Eagles did, expect another big week for Smith.
Tight End: After three straight decent fantasy weeks (for a tight end) Jonnu Smith is a solid addition for those in need of a tight end. He has caught a touchdown in two of the last three weeks, and has at least 33 yards in the past three games as well. That is good enough considering that it is hard to find many impactful tight ends on the waiver wire.
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