Dollar Free Agents 2022 Week 12

By Matthew Cherrin
Matthew Cherrin


Justin Watson- WR- Chiefs

The Chiefs might be missing their top three wide receivers this Sunday against the Rams, which means Justin Watson might be someone worth looking at for a buck. Last game against the Chargers, Watson recorded three receptions for 67 yards. The Chiefs face the Rams defense that has allowed the 9th most fantasy points to wide receivers this year. Pick up and start Watson if the Chiefs continue to struggle with injuries at the wide receiver position.



James Cook- RB- Bills

Devin Singletary fantasy owners might want to consider picking up James Cook this week. Cook's carries matched a season high last week when he rushed 11 times for 86 yards. Cook seems to be the clear-cut number two back behind Singletary. With the weather starting to turn, the Bills will have to start utilizing the running game more often. Cook and the Bills have a favorable matchup against the Lions' defense this week. Detroit has given up the 10th most fantasy points to running backs this season. If you have Singletary on your roster, you may want to grab Cook now so that you have the Bills' running backs on your roster. Cooks could be a breakout candidate if Singletary gets hurt.




Greg Dortch- WR- Cardinals

After a horrific showing by the Cardinals on Monday night against the 49ers, one positive performance came from wide out Greg Dortch. He caught nine receptions for 103 yards. So far on the season, Dortch has caught 34 out of 39 possible targets. Part of the reason Dortch saw an increased role after was because Rondale Moore left the game in the first quarter. If Moore is out for an extended period, he could see more playing time. Marquise Brown is also expected to be back soon, so Dortch's increase role might be short-lived. But take a chance and get him for a buck this week. He could be a possible starter in week 12.




Matt Stafford- QB- Rams

You may not think of Matt Stafford as a Dollar Free Agent, but he's available in over half the leagues I play in. Stafford has played poorly for most of the year, but he may be worth picking up and starting this week against the Chiefs. Last week against the Saints, he threw for 159 yards and two scores without All-Pro Cooper Kupp. The Chiefs have allowed the fifth most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. If you are desperate for a quarterback and Stafford is available, get him for a buck and start him this week.




Samaje Perine- RB- Bengals

Even though Joe Mixon is the number one running back in Cincinnati, fantasy owners might want to get Samaje Perine for a buck this week. Last game against the Steelers, he had four receptions for 52 yards and three touchdowns. He also recorded 11 carries for 30 yards. With Ja'Marr Chase out, Perine might be one of quarterback Joe Burrow's quick outs if he can't find anyone open down the field. If you need a running back for week 12, Perine might be your guy.




Hunter Henry- TE- Patriots

If you are desperate for a tight end in week 12, Hunter Henry maybe worth picking up considering his favorable matchup against the Vikings. Henry only has one decent fantasy outing this year, but he was one of Mac Jones favorite targets in the red zone last season when he recorded nine touchdowns. The Patriots face the Vikings this week, whose defense has allowed the 9th most fantasy points to tight ends this year. Henry is worth a start if you need tight end this week. He is available for a dollar.