Waiver Wire Watch: Week 12
Week 11 saw a number of top seeds fall across the NFL, but hopefully, a similar fate didn’t befall your fantasy squads. Next week is Thanksgiving, meaning there are three games on Thursday to be aware of for waivers and lineup construction. And two high-powered offenses head into their byes (Cardinals, Chiefs), so teams could be short-handed. This feels like a mediocre week on the wire, but as always, help is out there for those in need. I dive into the best options below.
Recommendations are based on a PPR-scoring, four-point passing touchdown, 12-team league, with roster percentages coming from Yahoo. Typically, we will not be writing up players who are rostered in over 50% of leagues. We may include them on the lists, though, as a friendly reminder to scan your waiver wire for those names. Free-agent budget recommendations are based on a standard $100 budget for the season. I try to mention when a player is a better streaming play (short-term/one-week starter) versus a long-term addition. Lastly, the great John Paulsen will edit this article every week and adjust rankings (and prices, starting next week), if necessary. Essentially, you’re getting two minds collaborating on this piece instead of one, so lucky you.
BYE WEEKS: Cardinals, Chiefs
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