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Week Twelve Waiver Wire Advice

We cover some of the hot names on the majority of dynasty league waiver wires each week for our premium content members.  These players will likely be owned in a great minority of dynasty leagues.  We won’t waste your time with bigger names who are likely owned in your league like Alfred Morris, or the likely one week wonders like Dante Rosario because you guys are just too good for that.  We’re also not covering players who we’ve mentioned before who have seen their values get a recent uptick like Chad Henne, Julian Edelman or Ryan Broyles. We’re also not going to cover a player like Bryce Brown, who we’ve covered a ton and mentioned before the season or Colin Kapernick who should already be owned – they’re no sleepers!

We’re simply going to cover some players who could be targets this week if you have an open roster spot and are willing to throw a dart and hope to get lucky.

Just remember one very important thing – you’re in a dynasty league, not a re-draft league. Don’t get too enamored by the one hit wonders and drop your young projects in a quest to find lightning in a bottle. Savvy dynasty league owners will tell you the best players on the wire each and every year end up being the ones dropped by impatient owners, not the ones who suddenly break out. Again, we won’t repeat any names here, so check out the names we’ve already mentioned at the bottom of this list.

One caveat if you haven’t been following this column this season.  This is quite honestly the single worst season I can remember on the waiver wire. When you look at the laundry list of names, it’s not exactly an all-pro cast. There have been a few worthy picks, but not many. It’s getting skinnier by the week, so remember to check out the long laundry list of prior suggestions at the bottom.

With that being said, here are this week’s picks in order of priority:

 1. Jalen Parmele, RB JAX

In a suprise move, Parmele actually started over Rashad Jennings this week for “performance” reasons. This is awful news for the future of Jennings as Parmele took advantage by posting 80 yards on 24 carries. Meanwhile, Jennings had just three carries for a loss of one yard. Maurice Jones-Drew should be back soon, but it sure looks like he’s returning with a new handcuff.

2. Garrett Graham, TE HOU

Sure, he’s likely not going to have a game like that again, but nobody expected him to do anything with Owen Daniels back. Instead, he posted eight catches for 82 yards and two scores. He could work himself into a role and is four years younger than Daniels.

3. Kevin Smith, RB DET

Smith was left for dead after playing behind not only Mikel Leshoure, but Joique Bell as well. He played in front of Bell this week and looks to getting back into the mix a little. With the fluidity of this situation, it may be worth having him back on a roster – just don’t expect much.

4. Plaxico Burress, WR FA

It looks like Burress will be signing with the Steelers as soon as today. While we wouldn’t expect much, he could make for a nice red zone weapon.

5. Knowshon Moreno, RB DEN

There’s no guarantee he’s even going to be made active again this year (and it looks bleak if the Broncos are bringing in players like Steve Slaton for a workout), but he could have some value with the Willis McGahee injury if Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball fail to impress.

6. Charlie Batch, QB PIT

This is only advised if you have a contending team and your quarterback stable consists of something like Michael Vick, Jay Cutler and Alex Smith.

Prior suggestions from earlier this season in order of when they were recommended from latest to earliest:

Jarius Wright, WR MIN
Greg McElroy, QB NYJ
Justin Forsett, RB HOU
Joe Webb, QB MIN
Lance Dunbar, RB DAL
Marcel Reece, RB OAK
Taiwan Jones, RB OAK
Travaris Cadet, RB NO
Emmanuel Sanders, WR PIT
Danario Alexander, WR SD
Logan Paulsen, TE WAS
Josh Morgan, WR WAS
Clyde Gates, WR NYJ
Johnny White, RB GB
Ryan Broyles, WR DET
Chris Cooley, TE WAS
Jonas Gray, RB MIA
Vontaze Burfict, LB CIN
Santana Moss, WR WAS
Vincent Brown SD
Brady Quinn, QB KC
LaRod Stephens Howling, RB ARI
Alex Green, RB GB
Shaun Draughn, RB KC
Nick Foles, QB PHI
Jordan Norwood, WR CLE
DJ Williams, TE GB
Kirk Cousins, QB WAS
Montario Hardesty, RB CLE
Cedric Peerman, RB CIN
Felix Jones, RB DAL
Phillip Tanner, RB DAL
Derek Hagan, WR OAK
Marlon Moore, WR MIA
Josh Cooper, WR CLE
Ricky Stanzi, QB KC
Dannell Ellerbe, LB BAL
Brandon Bolden, RB NE
Jackie Battle, RB SD
Chaz Schilens, WR NYJ
William Powell, RB ARI
Jonathan Grimes, RB NYJ
Russell Allen, LB JAX
Domenik Hixon, WR NYG
Joique Bell, RB DET
Ramses Barden, WR NYG
Jordan Cameron, TE CLE
Tashard Choice, RB BUF
LaVon Brazill, IND
Jeremy Kerley, WR NYJ
Kevin Elliott, WR JAX
Shaun Hill, QB DET
Andre Brown, RB NYG
Julian Edelman, WR NE
Brandon Myers, TE OAK
Chad Henne, QB JAX
Jacoby Jones, WR BAL
Damaris Johnson, WR PHI
Ryan Grant, RB FA
Kevin Ogletree, WR DAL
Dexter McCluster, RB/WR KC
TJ Graham, WR BUF
Aldrick Robinson, WR WAS
Daryl Richardson, RB STL
Donald Jones, WR BUF
Andrew Hawkins, WR CIN
Ryan Lindley, QB ARI
Chris Rainey, RB PIT
Cecil Shorts, WR JAX
Colt McCoy, QB CLE
Tarvaris Jackson, QB BUF
Brandon Gibson, WR STL
Anthony Allen, RB BAL

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Allen Sarvinas
9 years ago

Dropped Graham in salary league for Dunbar w/1.5ppr TE scoring might be my worst the year. What’s up with Casey who has RB/TE eligibility? Just not used and I’m taking it Graham has something to do with that.

John Petrick
9 years ago

Bryce Brown and Parmale are available who do I pick up a) for the long haul, but more importantly b) for the remainder of the season?

9 years ago

Brown or hillman rest of season, assume will not keep

9 years ago

I lost gronk. Start off with Martellus Bennett, Greg Olsen, Dallas Clark, or Dwayne Allen?

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9 years ago


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