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In my Saturday Start/Sit article I prepared you for an onslaught of Seinfeld references: “I like Nathan Peterman as a deep option and you’ll find him in my waiver column on Tuesday. And there will definitely be plenty of J. Peterman references. Teasers!” I regret to inform you that after N. Peterman’s embarrassing display on Sunday, there will be no Seinfeld bits in this article. I don’t know what convinced Bills head coach Sean McDermott to bench Tyrod Taylor for Peterman, but one of the competing theories is that he’s under the influence of narcotics. That’s right: white lotus, yam-yam, Shanghai Sally. 

Quarterbacks

Andy Dalton, vs CLE, 39.8% owned: In week 4 Dalton faced his week 12 opponent and scored 27 fantasy points on the road against them. Dalton is a good enough QB to take advantage of good match-ups like his week 8 game against the Colts, week 10 against the Titans and week 3 against the Packers (oh yea and that big game in week 4 against the Browns.) Andy and AJ Green are going to blow up this week.

Jacoby Brissett, vs TEN, 15.9% owned: You know who has been averaging 15.6 fantasy points  since week 3? Jacoby Brissett. You know who faces the team that has allowed the 3rd most passing TDs in week 12? Jacoby Brissett. You know who is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol and might not play? Jacoby….Brissett. No worries, he’s expected to start and hasn’t really been that bad as Andrew Luck’s replacement. He had the bye week off to prepare and he could score 14-15 points as your QB2.

 

Running Backs

Samaje Perine, vs NYG, 28.4%: Perine is easily going to the most-added player this week. After Rob Kelley’s week 10 injury Perine stepped in as RB1 for the Redskins. Sometimes a player steps in as an injury replacement and he lays a turd out there — but in week 11 Perine stepped up in a major way with 117 rushing yards and a rushing TD. In week 12, Perine and the Redskins welcome the NY Giants to DC. These Giants have allowed the 4th most rushing yards to opposing RBs. Open up a new tab and put in your Perine claim NOW!

Devontae Booker, @ OAK, 9.2%: Okay, welcome back. I think it is a bit premature to say he has overtaken the RB1 role from CJ Anderson, but Booker did have more rushing attempts, rushing yards and fantasy points in week 11. He also is often more involved in the passing game and again, in week 11 he had 5 receptions for 54 yards to Anderson’s 2 receptions for 19 yards. Week 12 the Broncos get the Raiders who have allowed the 6th most rushing yards and 6th most receiving yards to RBs. 

 

Wide Receivers

Kenny Stills, @NE, 27.3% owned: Still has been killing it since week 6. He has double-digit fantasy games in 5 of those 6 games an in week 11 he went off for 7 receptions for 180 yards and a TD. If Matt Moore remains the starter for Miami (as he should) you can expect another double-digit scoring game from Stills as the Dolphins hit the road to face the Patriots. The Patriots have allowed the 4th highest average fantasy points to opposing WRs.

Corey Coleman, @ CIN, 20.4%: In his first game back from a week 2 injury Coleman had a solid game snatching 6 receptions for 80 yards for 14 fantasy points. His week 12 opponent, the Bengals have allowed the 4th fewest fantasy points to WRs, but Coleman is still a good grab as injury insurance heading into the playoffs.

 

Tight Ends

Tyler Kroft, vs CLE, 44.6% owned: I think I’ve recommended Kroft 10 weeks in a row now, but here he is again. I’ll admit — right now he is questionable with a hand injury but he’s a big, dumb TE — he’ll play. He has scored at least 9 fantasy points in 4 of his last 5 games and in week 12 he gets the 3rd worst team at defending TEs, the Browns.  

Ricky Seals-Jones, vs JAX, 0.0% owned: Take a shot in the dark with this one. Don’t know if I’ve ever recommended a player with 0.0% ownership, but here we go. RSJ’s primary competition, Jermaine Gresham, is averaging barely over 23 receiving yards per game so why shouldn’t the Cardinals look to tricky Ricky who grabbed 3 receptions (2 of them for TDs) while Gresham only grabbed 1 pass for 10 yards.

 

Defense/Special Teams

New England Patriots, vs. MIA, 42.5% owned: After scoring a grand total of -1 fantasy points over their first 5 weeks, the Pats defense has not been that bad their next 5 games averaging 8.6 fantasy points per game. Week 12 sees them welcome the Dolphins who have scored the second-fewest points and third-fewest yards in the NFL this season.

Atlanta Falcons, vs. TB, 19.0% owned: I was nervous to make this suggestion as I was writing this because the Falcons are playing the Seahawks right now and they could get blown out — but as of right now (9:26 p.m., Monday evening) the Falcons have scored 19 fantasy points with an interception, a fumble recovery and a defensive TD with only 7 points allowed. Week 12 they get the Buccaneers in Atlanta without their starting QB Jameis Winston and a struggling running game who are 21st in the NFL in points scored.  

 

Kickers

Brandon McManus, @ OAK, 22.2%: Can’t figure out why but the Raiders suck against Kickers. They’ve allowed double-digit fantasy points to 6 of the 9 kickers they’ve faced including 10 to this very McManus in week 4. I can easily see another double-digit scoring game for McManus this week.

  1. friar says:
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    Trading Chris Hogan and Robert Woods (both banged up) for Dez Bryant is a no-brainer, right?

    12-team 0.5 ppr, start QB / 2RB / 2WR / TE / flex
    QB: Newton, Rivers (bye-week fill-in, planning to drop this week)
    RB: Freeman (concussed), Miller, Lewis, Morris, Woodhead
    WR: Julio, Cooks, Jordy, Woods, Hogan
    TE: Walker, Olsen

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @friar:
      Yea I like that trade. Dez has three semi-easy playoff matchups in the Giants, Raiders and injured Seahawks.

  2. goodfold2 says:
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    gotta prioritize waivers in a league where i easily should’ve lost, but my opp had too many PHI underperformers (ertz/agholor/wentz) and i luck boxed into one.

    QB (1, lost winston week to week since) bortles/bridgewater (exactly what kind of line could you have gotten that keenum would EVER block bridgewater or ANY QB that was at any time considered top 20 starter quality even? gotta be at least 25-1)
    RB (2) hunt/melgor/j.white/mack/gore/montgomery (some twit dropped him early last week, seems he’d get the biggest value per game if he plays rather than j.will)
    WR (2) hill/cooks/hilton/shepard
    TE (1) rudolpho/olsen
    1 flex
    IR montgomery (not sure i can leave him here for waivers, but i’m pretty sure the way waivers in yahoo work is IF you input the waiver claim BEFORE the guy loses his “out” tag it’ll work). would be safer if i just drop white and/or mack
    K gostko (can’t believe how many leagues he was dropped in, i think i have him in all money leagues now)
    DEF streamer

    1. guessing white is the drop for olsen coming off IR (flex could be TE as well) and that mack is the drop for who’ll be named shortly?

    2. s this best order of dropping respective players at their positions?
    QB this week: (drop bortles) rodfather @ KC (and i really can’t afford to wait and see if the BUF coaches finally looked up what “regret” means; re: funny as shit rotoworld blurb about how the coach said “we don’t regret starting peterman over tygod”)
    brissett vs TEN
    fitz @ ARI
    flacco vs HOU

    RB /WR (dropping mack or white, whichever wasn’t dropped for olsen off IR): mckissic or booker or doctson. would think this would be an easy doctson if i had more RB depth, but now with montgomery maybe it’s doctson anyway.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: guessing from above you likely have brissett ahead of tyrod, but wonder if that’s from more uncertainty of him playing.

  3. Not your average Joe says:
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    Booker, CJA, Clement, Cohen, and Ekeler are available RBs in my league (well, waivers), along with Crowder, C.Coleman, Clay, and Shaheen. It’s a 12-team standard-scoring ESPN redraft league (QB-RB-RB-WR-WR-FLEX-TE-DST-K). I am going to drop Burkhead, Smith, and ARI.

    How do I prioritize the available waiver wire guys?

    Team:
    QB: Brady, Goff
    RB: Darkwa, Freeman, Burkhead, Zeke, Rod Smith
    WR: Thielen, JuJu, Anderson, Jordy, Woods
    TE: Kroft
    DST: Steelers, ARI
    K: Lutz

    • Kerry Klug

      Kerry Klug says:
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      @Not your average Joe:
      I’m grabbing Booker, Cohen and Coleman if I’m you.

  4. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Drop Rod Smith for any of these guys? If so, rank the waiver order please:

    Booker, C.Coleman, Crowder, McKissick, Lacy, J.Gordon, D.Williams, Clement

    My RBs are Drake, McKinnon, Woodhead, Mack, Smith
    My WRs are Jefferey, Engram, Olsen, Lee, Hogan

    So I probably need a RB more since I”ll most likely be starting McKinnon and Woodhead this week and Jeffery, Engram, Olsen at 2 WRs spots and Flex (Is that what you would do?)

    thanks for the early week advice.

    TFD

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Wait, please rank this list instead for order of pick ups if I was to waive Rod Smith:

      David Johnson, Breida, Booker, C.Coleman, Crowder, McKissick, Lacy, J. Gordon, D.Williams, Clement, Rod Smith

      And then if you could let me know who you would start based on my team above. We start:
      2 RB, 2 WR/TE, 1 Flex (WR/TE/RB)

      thanks!

      • Kerry Klug

        Kerry Klug says:
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        @The Fantasy Dick:
        Crowder
        Booker
        Coleman
        Williams
        McKissic

        I’d start Drake, McKinnon
        Jeffery, Engram
        Booker @ FLex

  5. Mike says:
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    hey kerry, got hunter henry as my tight end and Rudolph on wire. henry hasn’t done much recently but has a good ros schedule. Should I pick rudolph up? I can drop either henry, drake or dede. have hunt, fournette, kamara, Collins and yeldon so prolly never going to use drake. I have dede and corey davis stashed behind Thomas, fitz and shepard. so I can drop dede too. my gut tells me keep henry and drop drake. let me know what u think …. thanks for the advice!

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Mike: i know rudolpho has had a better floor and i’m pretty sure in most weeks is ranked higher by consensus rankings. i say this without knowing their comparative ROS schedule, but with TE’s that aren’t the top 4 or so types i myself would rather have the floor.

  6. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    14 team PPR
    QB RW3
    RB (2) hunt/crowell/morris/mack/j.allen (obv being dropped)
    WR (3) parker/a.brown/fitz/lockett/fuller/goodwin
    TE (1) ASJ
    1 flex
    IR olsen
    1. drop any WR (and which if so) for any of: lafell/golladay
    2. what order of for dropping j.allen: ellington/stewart/marshall (WAS)/c.west/connor

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: already room for olsen in this, no need for drop (just dumped fiedor)

        • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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          @Kerry Klug: due to upside IF woodhead gets hurt i guess?

  7. Relaxntakeitez says:
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    Best pickup at RB? PPR: (Have Gurley,DeMarco Murray,Alfred Morris/Zeke)

    Dion Lewis
    Darkawa
    Latavius Murray

    Thanks!

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