Fantasy Football: Week 12 Waiver Wire (Plus A Tribute To Ted Ginn’s Drops)
Headed into week 12, the fantasy football playoff season is upon us. Hopefully you have your starting lineup set and your backups fairly established. But there is always a move to make, whether it is picking up a kicker, or just finding someone to fill the spot on your roster that opened up after you dropped Ted Ginn Jr., which we advise all fantasy owners to do. Our testimony is in the video below.
If if you are looking to fill a hole in your roster, or grab some much needed depth before the playoffs roll around, we advise taking a look at these guys, and if one of them happens to be available, PICK HIM UP!
Here is a look at some players you may want to take a look at in you league:
Chad Henne, MIA, QB: He may not light up the scoreboard, but Chad Henne has been improving each week with the Dolphins, and now that Ronnie Brown is out, he will likely be called upon to produce more for the offense (unless Ricky Williams can continue to score three touchdowns per game). He has seemed to grow more comfortable with Devone Bess, and with a rather light schedule down the stretch, he might be able to produce some numbers in case of an injury (which quarterbacks seem to be experiencing lately).
Fred Jackson, BUF, RB: Fred Jackson filled in well for Marshawn Lynch at the beginning of the season when Lynch was suspended. He may get the opportunity to fill that role again if Marshawn can not go due to injury. Even if Lynch can go, he may be getting banged up and Jackson should begin to assume a larger role in the offense. If Jackson continues to get his reps, he may be able to produce against some weak opponents down the stretch. That makes him worth a look in most deeper leagues.
Rock Cartwright, WSH, RB: First Portis goes down with a concussion. Then backup Ladell Betts suffers an MCL injury. Now it will be Rock Cartwright’s opportunity to run with it and we expect him to do just that. The Reskins have some tough matchups on their schedule, but they do have an upcoming game against the Oakland Raiders in week 14. If you are looking for a back with a good matchup at that point, Cartwright may be worth the look.
Chris Chambers, KC, WR: After being cut by the San Diego Chargers, Chambers landed himself a spot on the Chiefs and now finds himself as their number one guy. That came after Dwayne Bowe was suspended for steroid use. So how did he respond in his first game as the go-to-guy? By catching four balls for 119 yards, including a 61-yarder to set up the game-winning kick. With a kind schedule looming during fantasy playoff time, Chambers could be the best available receiver out there.
Davone Bess, MIA, WR: We mentioned Henne above, and for much of the same reasons we will suggest you pick up Bess if needed. Now that Brown is out, the Dolphins will continue to run gadget plays, but Bess could see a lot more responsibility with his quickness and agility. With Ted Ginn having trouble catching the ball, Bess should continue to be the main target in Miami.
Speaking of Ted Ginn dropping the ball…