Fantasy Football 2013: Week 12 Waiver Wire Receivers
Waiver Wire TEs and WRs for Week 12 in Fantasy Football
November 19, 2013
We’re heading full-steam ahead into Week 12 of the NFL season, and it’s coming down to the wire in fantasy football leagues everywhere. Speaking of the wire, you may be headed there in hopes of landing a WR or TE for a stretch run at the playoffs. If that’s the case, there’s some good news out there. Let’s take a look at some of the trending adds at the wide receiver and tight end positions and see if anyone’s right for your team.
Miles Austin, WR, Dallas Cowboys: There’s some heavy speculation surrounding Austin this week, and it’s causing his name to heat up the waiver wire rankings. He’s been out for the last three games with a hamstring injury--and failed to record a catch in two games before that--but is expected to take the field against the Giants this week.
Now, there aren’t any guarantees with Austin; he’s mostly getting the extra attention on name alone. That said, if he’s anywhere near 100 percent he should be able to post some pretty good numbers in New York.
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Jarrett Boykin, WR, Green Bay Packers: Speaking of the Giants, the Packers visited them in Week 11, with good results for Boykin. He managed 91 yards on six grabs, which gives him a total of 14 receptions for 203 yards over the last two weeks alone. Boykin seems to have developed some chemistry with fill-in QB Scott Tolzien, so he makes a nice add going forward. The Pack hosts Minnesota this week.
Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Cotchery has been an absolute breakout star over the past few weeks. Most recently, he tallied three grabs for 48 yards and a score in the Steelers’ win over Detroit. That performance gives him 12 receptions for 175 yards and five touchdowns in his last three appearances. It seems Cotchery has supplanted Heath Miller as Roethlisberger’s go-to red-zone target, so he’s not a bad option if you’re in need of some depth at WR.
Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: It’s tough for us to remember all the way back to last Thursday, when Walker and the Titans dropped a game to the Colts. Let’s take a look at the statistics to refresh our memories. He had a career outing, posting 10 receptions for 91 yards and a TD. That makes three scores in the last four games for Walker, who seems to be developing into an active part of the Titans offense. He’ll be in Oakland this week, which is a promising matchup.
Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans: Speaking of career outings, Graham had one in Week 11 against the aforementioned Raiders. He finished the game with seven catches for 136 yards and a touchdown, which was the first time he’d found pay dirt since week four.
Normally we’d call this an aberration and not give Graham much of a thought as a starter, but he’s got a pretty decent matchup against the Jaguars this week (though Jacksonville has shored some things up in recent outings). If you’re looking for a lower-end TE play, he could be it.
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