Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 12
Week 12 is here and we’re back at it again, digging through your league’s fantasy football waiver wire to find the best possibly solutions to a fantasy starting lineup gone wrong.
Having injury issues or just fed up with high profile guys not getting the job done? Check out our waiver wire, where we helped you land Peyton Hillis early and the season, and strive every week to unmask the next up-and-coming fantasy stud that might carry you into the fantasy playoffs.
Check out this week’s guys you have to snag or at least keep your eye on:
Note: Remember, this list discusses guys available in at least 51% of all standard Yahoo! Sports fantasy football leagues.
Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams (Available in 58% of all standard fantasy football leagues)
Like a few of the guys on this week’s list, we’ve been quietly talking up Bradford all season, as he’s put on quite a show for a rookie quarterback. Bradford has been sensational as of late (as much as one can be when playing for the Rams), as he’s thrown at least two touchdowns in three of his last four games, and has tossed just one interception over that span. If you’re hurting at quarterback, it’s time to look past the rookie label and trust in Bradford.
Tarvaris Jackson, QB, Minnesota Vikings (98%)
There’s no official word yet from the Vikings or Brett Favre, but with another loss and the firing of head coach Brad Childress, it could simply be a matter of time before Favre steps down and T-Jax gets one last crack at being a starter in the NFL. Curb your immediate expectations, but know that the potential is still there.
Keiland Williams, RB, Washington Redskins (64%)
Clinton Portis was one and done in his comeback bid from a groin injury, and early reports suggest the Redskins could shut him down for the remainder of the season. With Ryan Torain also on the shelf for the moment, the shifty and somewhat explosive Williams could be a hot commodity very quickly. Jump on the hype bandwagon and pick him up immediately.
Donald Brown, RB, Indianapolis Colts (68%)
Brown has been unspectacular as the starter, but still holds potential and solid value in a Peyton Manning-led offense. With Joseph Addai and Mike Hart still down with injuries, Brown will continue to be involved in the offense. He’s not a stud pick right now, but if he ever puts it all together this season, he could put up solid fantasy numbers.
Mike Goodson, RB, Carolina Panthers (69%)
Goodson hasn’t scored yet, but he’s put up back-to-back solid yardage games, with the last one coming against a stout Baltimore Ravens run defense. With DeAngelo Williams now on injured reserve and Jonathan Stewart and Tyrell Sutton still battling injuries, Goodson looks like a quality pick-up, and is very likely hanging around on your league’s waiver wire.
Nate Burleson, WR, Detroit Lions (82%)
We vouched for Burleson when Matthew Stafford was back in the lineup for what seemed to be a couple of hours, and we haven’t stopped the promotion. His production has been way too good for him to not be owned in even 20% of fantasy football leagues. If you’re still in search for a quality WR3 with solid potential down the stretch, look no further.
Blair White, WR, Indianapolis Colts (95%)
Austin Collie can’t seem to stay on the field, and if his season gets any worse, White’s could get that much better. He’s too inconsistent (in terms of role and production) at this point to heavily rely on, but if Collie is out, White is safe to plug into your lineup. Pick him up and hold onto him as long as Collie is having health issues.
Joel Dreessen, TE, Houston Texans (97%)
Owen Daniels doesn’t look to be on the mend, and even if he is, it’s hard to imagine the Texans looking away from what’s been working, and that’s Dreessen. Dreessen went off for 106 yards and a touchdown against the Jets, and as long as Daniels remains out or limited, his value has to be climbing in what could at anytime once again become an explosive passing attack.
Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, St. Louis Rams (99%)
Hoomanawanui missed several games due to injury to start the season, but has since slowly developed into the solid threat people witnessed him becoming in pre-season. He hasn’t been particularly explosive, but with a touchdown in two of his past four games, there’s potential to be had.