Waiver Wire Targets 2016 Week 12

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal The waiver wire can be your best friend in fantasy football. Especially in times like these where injuries are piling up. That being said, let’s waste no more time and take a look at some players you may want to target on waivers.


Ryan Tannehill – Dolphins: The Dolphins have become a run first team, however, this week Tannehill faces the 49ers who are yielding 322.7 passing yards per game over the last three games, while giving up seven passing touchdowns. Tannehill has thrown two touchdowns in consecutive games and is an enticing streaming play this week.

Running Back

Wendell Smallwood – Eagles: With injuries to both Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews, Smallwood could get some extra run this week. Smallwood played 38 offensive snaps on Sunday, rushing for 48 yards on 13 carries and caught four passes for 31 yards. In two games this season where he has played more than 20 offensive snaps, he has scored double-digit fantasy points each time (PPR format). The opportunity for him to play more snaps and receive more touches could arise if Sproles and/or Mathews miss any time.
Mike Gillislee – Bills: LeSean McCoy suffered a dislocated thumb and had surgery on it Monday, but is expected to play in Week 12. However, it is worth noting that Gillislee carried the ball 14 times for 72 yards while McCoy was sidelined and could get a heavy workload should McCoy sit this game out. Not to mention, prior to Week 11, Gillislee had scored a touchdown in each of his two previous games.
Others to consider: Dwayne Washington – Lions, Chris Ivory- Jaguars, James Starks – Packers, Rob Kelley - Redskins

Wide Receiver

Tajae Sharpe – Titans: Sharpe played in the majority of the snaps in Week 11 and has played in over 50 offensive snaps in two of the last three games. He now has 19 targets in the last three games and has scored a touchdown in each of the last two games. He is reestablishing himself in this offense and is worth adding in PPR formats.
Tyler Boyd – Bengals: With A.J. Green out, the rookie Boyd has a good chance to emerge as the team’s lead receiver this weekend and potentially for some time as Green could miss multiple weeks. In Week 11, Boyd caught six of his eight targets for 54 yards and a touchdown. He should receive plenty of opportunities so long as Green is sidelined.
Pierre Garcon – Redskins: Garcon has six receptions in three consecutive games and is averaging eight targets per game during that span. In addition, he has topped 65 yards in each of the last three games and scored a touchdown in his last contest. He offers a steady floor in PPR formats and is someone worth adding to help down the stretch and potentially in the playoffs. The Redskins have games against the Panthers and Bears in Weeks 15-16, both defenses that struggle against receivers.
Others to consider: Marquise Lee – Bills, Brandon LaFell – Bengals, Anquan Boldin – Lions, Adam Thielen - Vikings

Tight End

Charles Clay – Bills: Clay has been awful, but did receive seven targets last week and could see more looks with Robert Woods out. This week he faces a Jags defense that has allowed 68.3 receiving yards and 5.3 receptions per game in their last four games to opposing tight ends, while yielding two touchdown in that time span. Clay is volatile and has not displayed much upside, but the targets are there and could increase.
Others to consider: Jared Cook – Packers
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