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Fantasy Waiver Wire Targets- NFL Week 12 2020

Well Rush Nation, we are getting ready to close out the final third of the fantasy football season. It’s also becoming extremely clear whether your teams will have a chance to make those playoffs or not over the next couple of weeks. All those weeks of grinding on the Waiver Wire are about to pay off.

As November turns over into December, it’s time for a final push and collect some guys who could turn losses into wins. 

Remember, all these picks are under 30% owned on ESPN. Meaning there is a good chance you can still go out and grab them in your leagues.

So without further ado, let’s look at those all important difference makers in Week Twelve.


Daniel Jones- 17.3% Owned @CIN Week 12

It’s very thin out there for QBs on the Waiver Wire. Meaning Daniel Jones is the highest upside target out there. Coming off a bye, he gets to play a Bengals team without their number 1 overall QB and one shining light on this two win season, Joe Burrow. As we saw with Finley last season, he’s not got the skill set to be a starter in the NFL and the Giants are only half a game outside the division lead. Expect Danny Dimes to show up for this one.

Kirk Cousins- 19.4% Owned vs. CAR Week 12

Cousins might have tasted defeat on Sunday to the Cowboys. However, he played a great game. 3 TDs. Over 300 yards and no turnovers. He’s currently QB4 on the week in Week Eleven. Hope for more of the same against Carolina this week.

Running Backs 

Frank Gore- 8.8% Owned Vs MIA Week 12

Nothing can stop Frank Gore. Not even Adam Gase. He finds the end zone and has enough carries to remain relevant. Perine got injured on Sunday and without another viable Running Back on the roster, Gore is in line for 15-20 touches against the Dolphins if Perine misses the game.

Tony Pollard- 21.7% Owned Vs WAS Week 12

This one is more of a strategic play. Pollard has a great game Sunday with the limited work he had. And that work did increase. Against Washington, he might even get enough work to be a standalone flex option. However, this is injury season, and Pollard is the best handcuff out there under 30% owned. If Zeke gets hurt, Pollard becomes a man in the RB1 conversation. Therefore, stash Pollard on your roster incase something happens to Zeke.

Wide Receivers 

Michael Pittman Jr. 24.4% Owned vs TEN Week 12

He starred on Sunday against the Packers. His drop off of targets late in the game was more due to the injury of his QB than his performance. Against Tennessee, with the division on the line, expect Pittman’s increasing usage to climb even higher.

Damiere Byrd- 0.9% Owned vs ARI Week 12

After blanking in Week Ten, Byrd had a career day in the loss to the Texans. His 132 yards receiving and a score show you McDaniels is cooking up plays for him. In two of the last three weeks he’s been a WR2. He’s a bit boom or bust, but if you are desperately chasing wins, he’s the best “All-In” bold play left out of the Wide Receivers left on the Waiver Wire.

Tight Ends

Jordan Reed- 12.9% Owned @LAR Week 12

I mentioned him in last weeks column, as he would have been cheaper due to being on a bye. Now, you might have to pay a bit extra. He will be worth it though as he has the best upside of all the TEs left on the Waiver Wire.

Robert Tonyan- 29.8% Owned vs CHI Week 12

His ownership has dropped in the last two weeks and I imagine there are thousands of fantasy players around the world kicking themselves at having dropped Tonyan. He finds the end zone Sunday after a couple of weeks of not making his way in. Give me the TE attached to a high powered offense and Aaron Rodgers over others on the Waiver Wire.


Tyler Bass- 7.4% Owned vs LAC Week 12

Coming off a bye but he was the overall Kicker 1 going into Week Eleven. In this potentially high scoring shootout game vs the Chargers, having Bass in your lineup could yield serious points.


New York Giants- 17% Owned @CIN Week 12

It’s time for my weekly desperate D/ST pick from a selection of pretty poor D/STs. Hopefully you picked up Miami or Cleveland last week and you can play them again. However, I’ve gone with the Giants. They are playing a QB who has not started an NFL game in a year and turns over the ball at a great rate. I expect the Giants to dial up the heat on Finley and make it near impossible for him to settle in the pocket.

That will do it for this week for the Waiver Wire. However, until next week Rush Nation, Keep Rushing!

– Murf (@Murf_NFL)

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