Our Week 12 Waiver Wire Choices
Carson Wentz — So do I like Carson Wentz or quarterbacks against the Packers? Both! Ok, ok I understand he had a bad game in Seattle, but come on, who doesn’t? He should have had a third touchdown pass last week but his 57 yard strike to Zach Ertz was called back because of penalty. Also, did you see how good Kirk Cousins looked against Green Bay this Sunday? He had a staggering 375 yards and 3 touchdowns. Yes, Captain Kirk. Play Carson Wentz this week.
Jared Goff — First start in the NFL last week? Maybe not the best in his career. 17 for 31 for 134 yards is not good. But it was his very first start and the weather was terrible. This week he gets to go to the dome in New Orleans and face a New Orleans saints team who has been putting more pressure on quarterbacks, but they are still the Saints defense who has not been good against the pass. Play Goff if you HAVE to.
Rob Kelley — Fat Rob has been feasting! Against a top five run defense in Green Bay, he had 137 yards and 3 TDs. Three! He has been running all over defenses and even though Dallas has been a good run defense, Kelley should get all the volume which include Chris Thompson get his touches in the passing game. Watch Fat Rob feast on Thanksgiving!
Wendall Smallwood — Ryan Mathews is hurt. Are we all really surprised? The more shocking event is that Darren Sproles was injured in that game with a rib injury. If Sproles is not able to go, look for Ol’ Wendall to get his number of touches against a defense that just gave up over 130 yards and 3 rushing touchdowns to the Redskins. Play Wendall Smallwood if Sproles is out.
Tyler Boyd — I have liked Tyler Boyd since he came out of college. Unfortunately last week, superstar wide receiver AJ Green looks to have torn his hamstring and could be done for the season. Also running back Gio Bernard tore his ACL last week as well, which AJ Green plus Bernard equaled 45 percent of Andy Dalton’s targets. My choice of targets should go to Tyler Boyd. He had 9 targets after AJ Green left and should be an active member of this questionable Bengals offense.
Cameron Meredith — Believe it or not, Meredith is suddenly the top option in the Bears passing attack. With Zach Miller being out for the year with a broken foot, look for little Cam to take a lot of targets until Alshon Jeffery comes back from suspension. Play him until Alshon returns.
Lance Kendricks — Want a sneaky pick up for the tight end position? Lance Kendricks could be just that. He plays the Saints this week and could get heavily targeted with the Saints trying to stop Kenny Britt. The Saints have been bad against tight ends and Jared Goff could target his tight end for safe completions. Lance in a PPR league? Why not?