Nick Mimi @nmimi
Waiver Wire Week 12
Week 11 is done and it brought us some wild finishes. Chargers and Cowboys won, Jets still
don’t have a win, and the Steelers keep rolling, although if you look deep, they might just be a paper tiger. Most leagues only have 2 games remaining in the season before the playoffs. If you’re in #SFBX with us, then we have one to go before the big dance. Looking to clinch my playoff birth this week if it’s not already clinched. Joe Burrow’sinjury is awful. For those in SFlex leagues, now we’re scrambling. Speaking of QB’s, it may be time up for Carson Wentz in Philly, despite somehow being in first place.
Gus Edwards / Ravens / 29% rostered
This year with COVID has been wild. Now JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram have tested positive.
Edwards now becomes a sure fire RB1 and a must grab off waivers. Thursday night they play
the Steelers, but even in a tough matchup (assuming the game happens), Edwards needs to be
rostered ASAP playing in a high powered offense.
Justice Hill / Ravens / 0% rostered
With Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins out due to COVID, Gus Edwards becomes the lead back.
However, Edwards isn’t in the clear just yet. Was he in close contact in the RB room with
them? Now that’s pure speculation, but if that’s true, Justice Hill becomes a sneaky good add
that I am looking to grab all over until I see news that Edwards is cleared. Either way, he is a competent pass catcher, there will be a role this week, so he needs to be added.
James White / Patriots / 40% rostered
White has underperformed all season, so much so that his roster percentage dropped a ton.
With Rex Burkhead looking at a torn ACL, and Sony Michel still out this past week, White looks
to resume his original role as the key pass catcher. He saw 8 targets, and brought in 6 of them
for 64 yards. Damien Harris is the main back, but White should slide back into the consistent
role he had last season. He is a PPR must grab.
Frank Gore / Jets / 10% rostered
With La’Mical Perine injured, 37 year old Frank Gore takes charge yet again. Perine is looking at
a multi week absence. It’s a safe bet that the first play next Sunday will be a HB Dive up the
middle. This past Sunday, Gore took 15 carries for 61 yards and his first touchdown of the
season giving him 1 touchdown in each of the last 3 decades. He also brought in 2 catches for
10 yards. Adam Gase seems intent on giving Gore carries, and even though the team is awful,
fantasy success is driven by volume.
Carlos Hyde / Seahawks / 46% rostered
It’s unknown what is going on with Chris Carson. He was supposed to return this past Thursday
night, but was inactive. With Carson’s health a major question, Hyde took over the lead back
role Thursday and ran. He took 14 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown to go with 2 catches
for 16 yards.
Wayne Gallman / Giants / 55% rostered
Devanta Freeman is on IR, and as I stated with Frank Gore, volume is the key to success in
fantasy. However, the Giants are somehow in a division title hunt. Gallman will act as the
Giants lead back coming off a 2 touchdown performance before the bye week. If he is
somehow available and snuck through week on waivers, grab him!
Michael Pittman Jr / Colts / 44% rostered
Pittman by no means should be on waivers. If he is, you’re seeing the start of his breakout, and
he needs to be rostered. He had 3 catches on all 3 of his targets for 66 yards and a touchdown.
He is starting to put it together, and needs to be added before he continues his breakout this
coming week. I just traded for him a few days ago in dynasty and my lord does it feel good.
Allen Lazard / Packers / 42% rostered
Lazard was on a snap count this past Sunday, but it was good to see him finally back on the
field. He only saw 4 targets and 2 catches for 18 yards, but he is being eased back in. I fully
expect Lazard to regain his WR2 status in Green Bay, and anyone catching passes from Aaron
Rodgers is worth an add.
Tim Patrick / Broncos / 21% rostered
Patrick is developing into a consistent Flex play week in and week out. This past week he saw 8
targets with 5 catches for 119 yards. He has seen 6 or more targets in each of his last 3 games
and continues to produce.
Denzel Mims / Jets / 5% rostered
The 2 nd round rookie from the Jets continues to show flashes. If only they had a QB. Mims is a
major dynasty buy with the thought of catching passes from Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields
next season. He saw 8 targets for the 2 nd week in a row and had 3 catches for 71 yards. Mims is
drawing flags, and he is looking like a legit steal in the 2 nd for the Jets.
Breshad Perriman / Jets / 11% rostered
All Perriman needs is a QB. Flacco has missed Perriman for walk in touchdowns. He did come
up with a touchdown on Sunday on 4 targets. He brought in 2 catches for 54 yards and a
touchdown. Watching the Jets as I sadly do, it’s obvious Perriman would do so much better
with a decent QB (Trevor Lawrence?). Perriman is a sneaky dynasty buy if he is catching passes
from Lawrence or Fields next season.
Rashard Higgins / Browns / 12% rostered
He isn’t a flashy add, but in a season of numerous injuries and COVID designations, Higgins
brings volume to the table. He saw 4 targets and had 3 catches for 65 yards. He was second on
the team in targets on Sunday and a trip to play the 1 win Jaguars is on deck.
Jordin Akins / Texans / 4% rostered
Akins became the top TE target this past Sunday in Houston. He saw 6 total targets and
brought in 5 of those for 83 yards. Watson heated up and a matchup against the Lions on
Thanksgiving awaits. If you’re in need of a streaming TE, Akins may be it.
Jordan Reed / 49ers / 16% rostered
As long as Reed stays healthy, he is worth a flier. His last game before the bye, he saw 6
targets, and is developing chemistry with Mullins.
Jalen Hurts / Eagles / 4% rostered
We here at Stack Attack are always trying to keep you one step ahead in the rookie QB
madness. We pounded the table to pick up Herbert and Tua before they had the starting jobs.
Now it looks like Wentz’s time in Philly is looking to be done. Insert Jalen Hurts. The 2 nd round
rookie is going to be the hot topic of a lot of Philly radio stations to get the starting nod. If
you’re in a SFlex league and just lost Joe Burrow or Drew Brees, Hurts is a no brainer to take a
Ryan Finley / Bengals / 0% rostered
Pure desperation add here if you lost Burrow, or even had Drew Brees. He may skyrocket in
price being so close to the playoffs, but I would at least put a minimal bid in to see if you can
The Jets have actually been scoring points, but are still giving up good enough fantasy points to
stream against. Forgive Miami for the road dud last week.
The Jaguars got crushed by the Steelers defense, and I expect that to continue against the
Yes, it’s a divisional matchup and they usually are close, but if I can stream against Nick Mullins,
The Eagles are a mess, and that’s the perfect streaming recipe, especially if they turn to Hurts.
Another divisional game, but the Bears right now don’t have either of their Qbs healthy.
Something to monitor.