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Week 12 Waiver Wire Targets

Week 11 is in the books and there are a whole slew of injuries around the league that make for plenty of juicy gems on the waiver wire going into Week 12. More season ending injuries to big names like Joe Flacco, Justin Forsett, and possibly Marshawn Lynch. Plus, Week 12 status is up in the air for some star players like Charcandrick West in Kansas City and Devonta Freeman for Atlanta. There are plenty of moves to be made, so here’s a look at possible waiver wire targets for Week 12.

Thomas Rawls (RB, Seattle Seahawks)

There’s nothing sneaky about Rawls at this point. He’s been excellent when called upon to fill in for Marshawn Lynch, and in Week 11 he exploded for 208 rushing yards, 46 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns. It’s looking like he’s going to be the man going forward in Seattle since there’s a good chance Lynch could be missing the rest of the season with a sports hernia. It’s worth watching the situation, but Rawls is a must own at this point.

Javorius Allen (RB, Baltimore Ravens)

Week 11 was rough on the Ravens. Joe Flacco was lost to a torn ACL and running back Justin Forsett suffered a broken arm that ended his season. That means it’s next man up in Baltimore. Rookie Javorius Allen should be taking over as the lead back. He performed well when he came in after Forsett went down, tallying 22 carries for 67 yards and 5 catches for 48 yards. His big and physical, and he can make plays both on the ground and as a receiver out of the backfield. He’s available in 95% of ESPN leagues. He’s a must have going forward.

Spencer Ware (RB, Kansas City Chiefs)

Charcandrick West is working through some hamstring problems and his status for Week 12 is up in the air. If West has to miss time, Ware should see the lion’s share of additional work. Keep an eye on the situation, and stash Ware for safe keeping.

Donte Moncrief (WR, Indianapolis Colts)

The Indianapolis Colts offensive isn’t lighting anyone on fire and Matt Hasselbeck, as efficient as he may be, isn’t going deep too often. That said, it seems like Chudzynki’s new look at their offense could be making more use of second year wideout Moncrief. Over the last five games he has caught 20 passes for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns. Over that time he’s been targeted 36 times. Moncrief is available in 33% of ESPN leagues.

Devin Funchess (WR, Carolina Panthers)

The big rookie looks to finally be stepping into a greater role in Carolina, and that could spell big things. Over the last three games Funchess has pulled in 9 catches for 176 yards and 2 touchdowns. Most importantly, his targets have increased each week. It seems like he’s finally growing into some potential, and his size and athleticism could spell big things going forward in an expanded role.

Crockett Gillmore (TE, Baltimore Ravens)

Gillmore has been the most reliable part of the Ravens’ passing game since they lost Steve Smith. The downside is you don’t really know what’s going to happen going forward with Matt Schaub under center. I feel like his value should stay the same or potential go up. He’s available in 83% of ESPN leagues, so he’s definitely worth grabbing if you need TE help.

 

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