Fantasy Football Update 11/24/16: Week 12 Waiver Wire Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers, Matchup Plays and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 12
November 24, 2016
The Week 12 games in the NFL will be getting underway in just a matter of hours, so don’t forget to get those fantasy football lineups set. While we’re here, let’s visit the waiver wire and check out a few notable players out there being added before the Thanksgiving games.
Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Thielen has made a late run this week to become the most-added player in fantasy. He’s got touchdowns in two straight weeks, bagging eight catches on nine targets.
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Thielen might be able to find some room today versus a Detroit defense that’s not focused on him at all. He’s probably touchdown-dependent in most formats, but you could do worse in PPR.
Pittsburgh Steelers Defense: Those owners who are streaming defenses this year will probably want to pay attention to the Steelers this week. They’re coming off 22 points—their highest fantasy total of the season—against Cleveland.
Pittsburgh goes into a nice matchup this weekend against the Colts, who don’t have Andrew Luck (concussion) and will likely have lots of problems on offense.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills: It’s time to start poking around Watkins, who has at least a decent shot at coming back in Week 12 (foot) against Jacksonville.
Watkins has said he’s 100 percent this week, but likely wouldn’t be playing if the Bills were taking the field today. He just needs a little more recovery time, so the time to get him in fantasy is now.
Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings: McKinnon has been a pretty popular add this week, as he’s coming off playing 53 percent of the team’s snaps in Week 11 against the Cardinals.
McKinnon needs to be taken with a grain of salt in fantasy, as he’s not averaging much on his YPC, and he gets a crummy matchup against a good Lions rush defense today.
CJ Fiedorowicz, TE, Houston Texans: We’ve talked about Fiedorowicz a few times this week, and he needs the attention. He’s now the most desirable receiver on the Texans squad (which isn’t really saying a lot, but hey).
Fiedorowicz has at least seven targets in five of his last six games, and should remain a staple of the offense against the Chargers today.
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