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2021 Fantasy Football Week 12 Waiver Wire

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Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 12 Waiver Wire.

It’s slim picking on the waiver wire given our requirement that they are rostered less than 35% of Yahoo leagues. I will still get to a few players that meet that requirement.

First though I want to mention a few players that are rostered in more leagues than that but are still criminally low rostered.

The 2021 Fantasy Football Week 12 Waiver Wire will focus on players rostered in under 35% of Yahoo leagues.

2021 Fantasy Football Week 12 Waiver Wire

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Quarterback

Trevor Siemian, New Orleans Saints (6% Rostered)

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Siemian has been surprisingly good in his time under center in New Orleans. So good that he has been QB5 in the three games he has started.

He has thrown for multiple touchdowns in each game, all while limiting the turnovers, which is not something you could say in his previous seasons.

Week 13 might not be the week to use him, he goes against Buffalo. However, after that, his schedule is pretty nice with Dallas, Jets, Tampa and Miami all on the docket.

Running Backs

Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman, New York Jets (21%/3%)

Michael Carter is out for at least two weeks with an ankle sprain. The reason why I choose to mention both Johnson and Coleman is Coleman actually is who got the bulk of the work in Week 11 when Carter got hurt.

In previous weeks, Johnson has been the primary backup to Carter. The Week 11 usage could have just been a one-game thing and we get more Johnson. Or Johnson’s role is set as the secondary back and Coleman takes the bulk of the carries.

My preference is Johnson first then Coleman. The reason is the usage in the passing game for Johnson.

Latavius Murray, Baltimore Ravens (36%)

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I know I just said in the intro to pick up Freeman if he is out there in your leagues, but Murray needs to be picked up too. I also realized I’m cheating by one percent here, but I’m doing it anyway.

The fact of the matter is the RB position is decimated with injury and poor play right now. With that said, I’m willing to take a chance on a player who is likely to see double-digit carries. Especially if those carries come on one of the best run offenses in the league.

Matt Breida, Buffalo Bills (2%)

I did tell you it was slim picking on the wire right? So here I am putting Breida on this list.

The usage is not really there, just 12 total touches the last two games. What he has done with those touches is outperform Zack Moss and Devin Singletary on a per touch basis.

It is no secret that the Bills running game has been bad, so there is a chance they could turn to Breida to give it a spark. He likely won’t cost you much to acquire so why not take the chance?

Wide Receivers

Russell Gage, Atlanta Falcons (17%)

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I know it has been an up and down season for Gage. This doesn’t change the fact that Gage is the No. 1 receiver for the Falcons with Calvin Ridley unavailable.

In two of his last three games, Gage has seen eight targets. That is a very healthy number and one that should result in at least flex play performances more often than not.

DeAndre Carter, Washington Football Team (3%)

Carter is thriving without Curtis Samuel, scoring in three straight. The scoring won’t continue at this rate but he had seen six targets in two straight prior to Week 11, so that is always good. He was mentioned last week so I won’t go into too much detail here.

Tight Ends

Dan Arnold, Jacksonville Jaguars (41%)

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My top TE target was going to be Adam Trautman, but as I was writing this news broke that he sprained his MCL and will be out 4-6 weeks.

Arnold is back on this list, despite putting up a goose egg in Week 11 and being over the 35% roster line. There really are no good TE options out there.


It was an awful week for the entire Jags team so I’m willing to give a bit of a pass to Arnold. You have to remember he saw 25 total targets in the three weeks prior. I think he will be a solid play as a back-end TE1 more weeks than not going forward.


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