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Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Pickups for Week 12

Week 11 of the 2020 Fantasy Football season is history and there is no room for error. The roster move(s) you make ahead of Week 12 are paramount. Let’s take to the waiver wire and make the playoff push.

These are players that are owned in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues.

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Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints

Apologies last week for the Jameis Winston recommendation as it was Hill who got the start for the Saints with Drew Brees out. As soon as news circulated that Hill would be the starter against the Falcons I was able to scoop him up on one of my teams and plugged him in my starting lineup. I suggest you do the same if he’s still available in your leagues; 233 passing yards with 51 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground looks like a stat line that Hill can easily duplicate in the next two weeks against the Broncos and Falcons again.

Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders

Carr was masterful once again against the Chiefs defense throwing for 275 yards and 3 touchdowns. He’s been among the waiver wire adds week after week but he’s still under 50% ownership. I know the Raiders physical ground game led by Josh Jacobs caps Carr’s ceiling; but Week 12, against the Falcons is a matchup that Carr can take full advantage of.

Andy Dalton, Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys are still in playoff contention in the NFC East and will try and take the division lead on Thanksgiving against the Washington Football Team. Dalton is not an exciting add but the weapons at his disposal makes him an intriguing pick up. If the Cowboys adjusted offensive line can hold up, Dalton can become fantasy relevant with perhaps the most talented receiving core in the league.

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Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens

The matchup this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers is not ideal but Edwards will get the majority of carries with Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins on the COVID list. In a waiver week that doesn’t offer much running back help, you can look for Edwards to be a plug and play RB2. The Steelers defense is stingy against the run. However, Edwards had his best game of the year against them in Week 8 rushing for 87 yards and a touchdown.

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Alexander Mattison, Minneapolis Vikings

It’s getting to the end of the fantasy regular season, so now is a good time to grab the best RB handcuffs in case of an injury. Mattison has been the name to acquire when talking handcuffs due to the Vikings nature to run the football and Dalvin Cook’s injury history. Grab Mattison as insurance before it’s too late.

Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles

Another great handcuff addition here. Miles Sanders has been dinged up in the past and Boston Scott has filled in admirably. A dual threat weapon in the Eagles offense, Scott can win you a week if Sanders goes down with an injury.

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Michael Pittman Jr, Indianapolis Colts

After receiving 15 targets in Week 9 and 10, Pittman only had 3 this past Sunday. No worries though as Pittman cashed in for a 45 yard touchdown to save his fantasy stat line. More importantly Pittman has led the Colts receiving core in snaps each of the last three weeks. He’s a must add at this point as he is the number one receiving option on a Colts team that is looking to clinch a playoff birth.

Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers

Lazard was eased into the lineup this past week, but the Packers will need him to make an impact on their run to the playoffs. He was third in the WR pecking order behind Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but as he gets fully healthy I expect him to take over as the number two option. Drop passes and a big fumble by Valdes-Scantling might make Rodgers look Lazard’s way more often this coming week.

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Nelson Agholor, Las Vegas Raiders

Okay it’s time for me to put more respect on Nelson Agholor’s name. After some struggles in Philadelphia, it seems like Agholor has found a new home in Vegas. He’s not consistent but if you play the matchups, he can explode on any given week. At the start of the season all the hype was about rookies Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards, but Agholor is the receiver that has become the most fantasy relevant.

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Jordan Reed, San Francisco 49ers

No George Kittle means Reed is the best TE add this week. The 49ers love to utilize their TEs so I’m expecting some big games for Reed to end the season.

Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers

He’s hit or miss but you can do much worse than the TE1 in Green Bay.

Jimmy Graham, Chicago Bears

The TE waivers is getting bad. Graham has produced in Chicago and is good for a handful of targets in each game. He only had 2 targets in Week 10; however, that’s an anomaly for him this season.

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