Fantasy Football 2015: Week 12 Waiver Wire Update
Taking a Look at the Week 12 Waiver Wire Trends
November 24, 2015
With a whirlwind of injuries in Week 11, the fantasy football community is scrambling to the waiver wire ahead of a stuffed Week 12 schedule in the NFL. We’re running-back-heavy in this edition, so if you’re weak at RB you’ve got a few choices. Let’s take a look at the trending adds out there and see who’s right for your team.
Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Ware Dazzled in a blowout win over the Chargers this week, turning garbage time into a 22.1-point fantasy performance. He had 11 rushes for 96 yards and two scores.
Ware’s fantasy relevance will depend on Charcandrick West’s status; he left Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. If West is out, Ware becomes a must-start fantasy option against Buffalo.
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Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Not too many people were able to switch out Marshawn Lynch (who sat out with an abdominal injury) for Rawls in Week 11 due to the late start of the game. Rawls would go on to score 37.5 fantasy points, rushing 30 times for 209 yards and a score. He added another TD through the air.
Lynch may need surgery to correct his sports hernia, which will open the door for Rawls to become a big hitter in fantasy. He’ll get a little tougher matchup in the Steelers this week, but is a very intriguing add right now.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis Colts: With Frank Gore limping on the sidelines, Bradshaw worked his way to a 17.2-point fantasy performance in Week 11 against the Falcons. He scored twice through the air, securing 4-of-4 targets.
We’ll have to watch Gore in practice this week to see how he’s doing. If he’s out or limited against the Bucs, Bradshaw could be in for another big day.
Javorius Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Justin Forsett went down early on in the Ravens’ last-second victory over the Rams on Sunday, clearing the way for Allen to pick up 11.5 fantasy points. He rushed 22 times for 67 yards and grabbed five balls for 48 more.
Forsett is done for the season, so that clears the way for Allen as the team’s No. 1 guy. The bad news is that Joe Flacco is also done for the year, so Allen will have to work behind Matt Schaub, who’s not scaring anyone.
Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers: The Panthers came out firing in their Week 11 blowout of the Redskins, and Funchess reaped the benefits. He snagged four passes for 64 yards and a touchdown, leading to 12.4 fantasy points.
Funchess is looking better every week, and has scored in double-digits two of the last three games. He’s a must-add guy in most fantasy formats going into a matchup against Dallas this week.
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