Week 12 was a tough one for a number of reasons, but the big news was a couple of key injuries to some high-profile fantasy assets. Both Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey were forced out of last week's action due to injury and will miss time, so @K_H_Ray, @ZTwiceFF & @MattFFDynasty are back to give you some options to try and fill those gaps with some waiver targets before we head into the Week 13 action.
(Rostership % via NFLFantasy)
Waiver Target of The Week
Alexander Mattison | RB | MIN (20.2% Rostership - 30% FAAB Recommendation) (@MattFFDynasty)
As mentioned above, Dalvin Cook was forced out of this past weeks action after landing awkwardly on his shoulder. It’s now been confirmed that he dislocated it and tore his left labrum, meaning he will miss at least the next 2 of games, potentially more. I was shocked to see his rostership% was below 50% on most major FF sites, so this makes Mattison a MUST add if he’s available given how well he has performed earlier in the season in the absence of Dalvin Cook. Week 3 - Rush: 26/112/0, Rec: 6/59/0, 23.1 FP & Week 5 - Rush: 25/113/0, Rec: 7/40/1, 26.3 FP.
Jamaal Williams | RB | DET (46.3% Rostership - 20% FAAB Recommendation) (@K_H_RAY)
D'Andre Swift was injured midway through the Lion's Thanksgiving Day matchup last week, giving Jamaal Williams the opportunity to see an increased workload for the foreseeable future. Williams has also dealt with injuries this season, but against the Bears he was able to put up pretty good numbers with enough volume to warrant waiver consideration this week. The veteran finished with 20 total touches, 83 yards, and 5 receptions. Williams could be a valuable piece for your final playoff push.
Phillip Lindsay | RB | MIA (10.6% Rostership - 10% FAAB Recommendation) (@K_H_RAY)
The former Bronco, turned Texan, now Dolphin debuted within Miami this weekend and saw pretty good volume (14 carries) for having just arrived in South Beach. On Monday, HC Brian Flores noted that once Lindsay is up to speed on the playbook, his role could expand. Myles Gaskin is still the lead back, but Lindsay could be an interesting option if he were to get involved in the passing game. It's getting a bit late in the season for "wait and see" guys, but for teams in dire need of some RB production, Lindsay could be a decent flier/lotto pick based on his initial usage.
Tayson Hill | QB | NO (1.6% Rostership - 3% FAAB Recommendation) (@ZTwiceFF)
There are reports out saying that Hill is the starting QB for the Saints for the rest of the season assuming he's healthy. Last season in his 4 starts he scored 17+ fantasy points. Heading into the end of the season, he is an under-the-radar pickup with high upside due to his rushing ability. He is limited as a passer but all he needs to do is he competent to be relevant for fantasy.
Cole Kmet | TE | CHI (16.6% Rostership - 3% FAAB Recommendation) (@MattFFDynasty)
Cole Kmet now has 2 impressive outings in his last 3 games after having 11 targets this past week which he turned into 8 receptions and 65 yards vs DET. With Allen Robinson missing time recently and also struggling to find any form this season, Cole Kmet has become a top target in this offense. That level of involvement is key for any TE in fantasy football and Kmet should be rostered in far more leagues than he currently is.
DeVante Parker | WR | MIA (29.5% Rostership - 2% FAAB Recommendation) (@ZTwiceFF)
Prior to his IR stint, Parker was targeted 7+ times in every game he played. He is expected to come off IR this week. With Tua improving and a good matchup against the Giants, if Parker is back he is worth a pickup and a flex play.
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