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#73 The Top 5 Waiver Adds For Week 12

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For the New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro...This is The Daily...Today, after weeks of debate, ESPN has announced a formal transition of Taysom Hill’s positional eligibility from TE to QB. It’s Tuesday, November 24...

It’s true, ESPN Fantasy made the decision to move Hill to QB beginning in Week 12. Any questions that you have can be answered in this FAQ here. Unless you are angry, in which case you will not be satisfied by anything in that FAQ. Someday we’ll tell our grandkids about that one week back in 2020 where we were able to start Hill at TE. I don’t see how it doesn’t go down as the defining event of the year.

Tom Brady continued his rollercoaster season last night with another dud, including an interception to seal the game for the Rams. Luckily, all three of his WRs were able to salvage solid lines, including Mike Evans who entered the Grown Ass Man conversation on this TD. Most of the fantasy production came from the Rams passing game where Jared Goff (376 yards and 3 TDs) propelled Cooper Kupp (11-145) and Robert Woods (12-130-1) to big games. 

If you’re looking for the bull case on the Bucs right now, Shawn Siegele at Rotoviz points out that the Bucs have faced the second-hardest schedule to this point, but get the fifth-easiest schedule during Weeks 14-16 where they get two dome games vs. Atlanta and Detroit. 

The Top 5 Waiver Adds For Week 12

  1. Gus Edwards (RB - Rostered In 7.3% of ESPN Leagues): Both Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will not play on Thanksgiving vs. the Steelers. Edwards won’t catch many passes, if any, but he has a pretty realistic path to 15+ touches on the ground. At this point in the season that makes him the best waiver pick-up of the week. Don’t sweat the “tough” matchup either, Edwards clocked the Steelers for 87 yards and a TD on 16 carries back in Week 8. 

  1. Kerryon Johnson (RB - 29%): This is another Week 12 spot start play with D’Andre Swift unlikely to emerge from the concussion protocol on a short week. Johnson played 70% of the Lions backfield snaps vs. the Panthers and saw 5 targets in the passing game. He only had six rush attempts (Adrian Peterson had seven), but the low volume was mostly due to the Lions only completing three third downs the entire game. I slightly prefer Edwards, but Johnson is right there with him as a top waiver add. 

3 Michael Pittman Jr. (WR - 24.4%): I’ve mentioned Pittman before, but we’ll keep hammering it until his rostered percentage eclipses 40%. He had 66 yards and a TD on Sunday and has emerged as the top receiving option in the Colts offense. If nothing else, continue to bet on these rookie WRs to finish fast. 

  1. Tim Patrick (WR - 14%): Patrick is not a sexy name and the Broncos offense is erratic with Drew Lock at the helm, but he notched his third 100 yard game on Sunday vs. the Dolphins (5-119) and continues to play the “Courtland Sutton role” in the offense. The Broncos get the Falcons on Sunday, who can’t stop anyone. 

  1. Dalton Schultz (TE - 24.4%): Schultz has queity been a consistent fantasy contributor for the Cowboys this season, averaging 6.33 targets per game since Week 2. He got in the end zone again on Sunday and was also wide open on another play that would have resulted in a 40 yard TD had Dalton seen him. He has a decent floor and ceiling, which can’t be said about most tight ends right now. 

Injury roundup. Mark Andrews was limited at Moonday’s walk-through due to a thigh injury...La’Mical Perine (ankle) is set to miss some time after suffering a high-ankle sprain...Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is considered unlikely to suit up in Minnesota on Sunday...The Vikings placed Thielen (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday...The Falcons say Julio Jones (hamstring) could be a "game-time decision" this week.

Justin Forsett is the man


- Pete Overzet


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