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#269 The Top 4 Waiver Adds For Week 12

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In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter presented by Morning Brew, we recap MNF, share the top waiver adds of the week, and enjoy Linda’s kicker tiers. It's 11/23. Take it away, Peter Overzet…

Well, Week 11 closed not with a bang, but a whimper. The Bucs crushed the Giants 30-10 in a game where Daniel Jones continuously struggled.

Mike Evans (6-73-1) and Chris Godwin (6-65-1) predictably paced the Bucs and Gronk (6-71) made a solid return to the offense.

The only notable fantasy happening on the Giants side of the ball was Saquon Barkley’s (6-25; 6-31) return after his extended absence. You could tell the team was easing him in, but he looked healthy and should finish the season with strong usage. 

The other big news yesterday was this: 

Go ahead and check the handle, that isn’t a fake Schefter tweet. The Saints really did do that. Someday we’ll find out the whole story with what happened between Taysom Hill and the Saints, but for now all we can do is scratch our heads. This is legitimately a trending question on Google right now lol:

With Week 11 in the books, we set our sights on the Week 12 slate, including three Thanksgiving games. We got Sam’s Week 12 waiver adds plus Linda’s kicker tiers below and we’ll be back tomorrow with Waz’s ranks. 


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Rotoviz’s Sam Wallace lists his top waiver wire targets for Week 12 as well as the percentage that they are currently rostered in ESPN leagues. Take it away, Sam…

  1. Devonta Freeman (RB - 34.7%) - Freeman posted season-high marks in rushing attempts (16), targets (6), and receptions (6) in a game that did not feature Lamar Jackson (illness). Freeman has four touchdowns in his last five games and double-digit carries in each of his previous three.
  1. Alex Collins (RB - 48.6%) - The Seahawks’ offense has struggled to get anything going in recent weeks but Collins has at least 10 rushing attempts in seven consecutive games. Chris Carson will have season-ending surgery after dealing with a neck injury, so Collins should continue to have the backfield to himself.
  1. Elijah Moore (WR - 40.7%) - The second-half breakout continued this week. The highly-touted rookie posted a season-best line of 8-141-1 on 11 targets. Moore now has at least six targets in his last five games and four touchdowns in his previous three.
  1. Russell Gage (WR - 20.1%) - Gage is the de facto WR1 for the Falcons right now, but unfortunately, it doesn’t mean much for fantasy production. He has 19 targets over his last three games but has zero receptions in two of his previous four. Matt Ryan is averaging over 34 passing attempts/game.

For more waiver wire ideas, check out Sam’s full article at Rotoviz. You can get access to all of the great content and tools at Rotoviz—along with a bundle of other great sites—for one low price with Rotopass. It’s the best way to win.  


Linda aka Lindellions shares her kicker tiers for Week 12 to help you on the waiver wire. Take it away, Linda…

With Harrison Butker and Matt Prater on bye, you might be looking to stream a kicker this week. Michael Badgley, much to the dismay of Rodrigo Blankenship fans, isn’t going anywhere. The Colts are rolling right now, but the Bucs may make them settle for a few field goals and Badgley hasn’t missed yet this season for Indianapolis...I truly think that the Steelers at Bengals game could turn into a field goal frenzy. Chris Boswell and Evan McPherson are both intriguing options for upside this week. Boswell is averaging three field goal attempts per game the last three weeks. Meanwhile, the Steelers are allowing the third most field goal attempts per game to opponents this season. 

Linda has been advocating for kickers since the early 90s, as a product of a legendary collegiate place kicker in her father. Linda’s been streaming kickers for several years and ranking them for two.


We’ll be back tomorrow with early Week 12 ranks for QB and Flex. 

- Pete Overzet


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