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Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Watch (Week 12)

As we head towards the fantasy playoffs, let’s take a look at some of the best options available in at least 50% of leagues.

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Most Texans fans are still recovering from last night’s debacle in Mexico City, but let’s turn our attention to this week’s top waiver targets anyway. We are headed into Week Twelve and the final few games before fantasy playoffs start. These players might help you get to the later rounds, and they are all available in at least 50% of leagues.

Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd (WRs - CIN): In that order, both of these guys are worth an add following the injury to A.J. Green. While it is likely that Tyler Eifert gets a boost in value as the top pass-catching option, both Boyd and LaFell will see an uptick in targets as well. If you need some depth at WR, see if one of these two is available in your league.
(ESPN: 11% owned and 5.3% owned)

Dion Lewis (RB - NE): If you have the room on your bench, Lewis is worth an add because he might return to star status during your fantasy playoff run. He has yet to retake his starting role in New England, but Lewis could regain fantasy value at any moment.
(ESPN: 45% owned)

Kenneth Dixon (RB - BAL): I had hoped Dixon would take over a larger role by now, but his fantasy owners are still waiting for his value to spike. While he has notched a few more carries over the past few weeks, he is largely on this list because running back is such a thin position. Dixon has the potential to peak around playoffs; if you need help at the position, he’s worth considering.
(ESPN: 23.3% owned)

Jared Cook (TE - GB): If you need a streaming option at tight end for the upcoming weeks, Cook is the most enticing player left on the wire. Following a six week absence due to injury, Cook redeemed his fantasy relevancy with 105 yards and a touchdown last week.
(ESPN: 2.8% owned)

Vance McDonald (TE - SF): McDonald has benefited from the transition to Colin Kaepernick at quarterback, racking up a handful of impressive games since the Week Eight bye. The San Francisco tight end has 180 yards and two touchdowns over the past three games, and appears to be a solid option moving forward.
(ESPN: 1.7% owned)

The waiver wire is pretty bare this week, but let us know what you think in the comments section below! Is there anyone you’re targeting or avoiding this week? Do you have any sleepers in mind for the upcoming match-ups? The comments section is yours to discuss anything and everything fantasy football.