Week 12 Waiver Wire Targets
So we lost a few big-name players this week, including Mark Andrews, Joe Burrow, and potentially Kenneth Walker.
That will leave a lot of fantasy players scrambling to not only replace their injured starters, but potentially pick up players to start over some of the guys who will be impacted by the injuries.
With playoffs coming up, its time to bolster your lineup and bench in preparation.
Let’s dive into some players worth looking at this week.
Zach Charbonnet – Running Back – Seattle Seahawks (32% rostered)
Zach Charbonnet has been seeing more work recently, and now Kenneth Walker is injured and may miss time.
Charbonnet carried the ball 15 times for 47 yards and caught six passes for 22 yards in relief of Walker.
The biggest issue with Charbonnet is his schedule. He faces San Francisco twice, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Tennessee run defenses.
If he’s going to be successful, he will have to keep getting passes out of the backfield. We don’t quite know the extent of Walker’s injury, but safe to say Charbonnet should have value the next few weeks.
Keaton Mitchell – Running Back – Baltimore Ravens (35% rostered)
Keaton Mitchell carried the ball eight times for 33 yards and caught one pass for eight yards against the Bengals last week. That’s a far cry from the last few weeks of production, but it was still nice to see the usage.
Mitchell now faces the Chargers, who can be gashed on the run. Add to that the injury to Mark Andrews and we could see a lot more of Mitchell next week.
Mitchell still is a good handcuff to pick up, and he has shown he can provide big plays on any touch.
Ty Chandler – Running Back – Minnesota Vikings (50% rostered)
He saw less carries than Alexander Mattison, but he looked much better with what he was given.
Chandler rushed 10 times for 73 yards and caught four passes for 37 yards against Denver. Mattison has fallen flat so far this season, so this performance may warrant a bit more work.
Chandler is rostered in half of leagues, so there are still decent chances at scooping him up.
The Vikings face the Bears before their Bye, so he might not be too viable the next few weeks.
Jayden Reed – Wide Receiver – Green Bay Packers (19% rostered)
Jayden Reed has now put up two solid fantasy performances in a row, making him an interesting option as a Flex player.
Reed caught four passes for 46 yards and carried the ball three times for 46 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Packers use him going forward, especially since Aaron Jones probably will miss time again and we all know AJ Dillon isn’t a speedy back.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Reed get more and more involved, and potentially see some end arounds or other gadget plays.
Tutu Atwell – Wide Receiver – Los Angeles Rams (25% rostered)
Tutu Atwell had a solid start to his season thanks to the absence of Cooper Kupp, but fell off a cliff in recent weeks.
But now it appears as though Kupp could miss a little time again with an ankle injury, so Atwell should see increased usage once again.
If Stafford can stay healthy, Atwell should have some fantasy relevance moving forward. I wouldn’t think he is a week-to-week starter, but he could slide into lineups as needed in a plus matchup.
Jameson Williams – Wide Receiver – Detroit Lions (14% rostered)
Jameson Williams keeps seeing increasing snaps and routes, and although he only had three targets, he managed to snag one for a 32-yard touchdown.
The Lions continue to be a strong passing offense, so figuring Williams has turned it around, we should see more and more of the potential star receiver.
Now he still can’t be trusted as an every week starter, but he is a decent snag on a high-powered offense. Plus if anyone does get injured, Williams should see an increased target share.
Isaiah Likely – Tight End – Baltimore Ravens (1% rostered)
Isaiah Likely showed he could step up when needed last season, putting up some decent fantasy stats when Mark Andrews missed time.
Well, he is going to be missing the rest of the season this time, making Isaiah Likely the starter once again.
Likely has only caught one pass this season, but that usage should now increase. Not much else to say here, just grab the Tight End in the offense who targets that position a ton.
Jordan Love – Quarterback – Green Bay Packers (44% rostered)
Jordan Love has had his struggles this season, but he has also been relatively consistent for fantasy purposes.
He’s been spreading the ball around a lot better, and the young Packer receivers are starting to click. Plus the loss of Aaron Jones could force the Packers to throw more.
The Packers play Detroit, Kansas City, the Giants, Tampa Bay, and Carolina the next five weeks, giving fantasy players a pretty good playoff schedule.
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