Waiver Wired

Waiver Wired: Week 12

Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Welcome to the twelfth edition of Waiver Wired for the 2015 season. As is always the case, this column is your guide to the best players available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues. Some of these players are plug-and-play options who can help this week while others are stashes who may become useful in the future.

Each profiled player comes with a recommendation of what size league they should be owned. This does not mean they cannot be owned in shallower leagues, but they are not must-adds in the smaller formats. Also, a watch list will follow every position group. These are players who could be useful in deeper formats, but they are not yet must-own players in shallower leagues. Finally, the deep cuts section highlights running backs and wide receivers who are owned in less than five percent of Yahoo leagues. Now that the explanation is out of the way, let’s move on to the action.

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The Drop List
QB: Peyton Manning, Tyrod Taylor, Joe Flacco
James Starks, C.J. Spiller, Justin Forsett (sad face)
Pierre Garcon, Andre Johnson, Mike Wallace
Jordan Cameron, Zach Ertz

I get comments every week about the quarterbacks on the drop list. There are a small list of quarterbacks I see as must-own options even if they are not going to be in the starting lineup. Especially as the season comes to a close, a quarterback has very little value if he is not a QB1 that week. Tyrod Taylor, who gets a red-hot Kansas City defense this week, is a great example. Same goes for tight ends, which is why the underperforming Zach Ertz does not need to be owned as he recovers from a concussion. I would not drop James Starks unless I needed the roster spot, but the Week 11 performance from Eddie Lacy should put the timeshare to bed no matter what Mike McCarthy says. He is still a good handcuff for Lacy, who still looks less than 100 percent. Mike Wallace has one catch or fewer in his last four games. Jordan Cameron caught a touchdown, but he has not surpassed the 35-yard mark since Week 2.

1. Brian Hoyer
2. Marcus Mariota
3. Josh McCown
4. Jameis Winston

Running backs
1. Thomas Rawls
2. Buck Allen
3. Spencer Ware
4. Ahmad Bradshaw
5. Antonio Andrews
6. Shaun Draughn
7. Tevin Coleman
8. Alfred Blue
9. James White
Playoff Stashes: Robert Turbin, Terrance West

Wide receivers
1. Devin Funchess
2. Kendall Wright
3. Dontrelle Inman
4. Marquess Wilson
5. Leonard Hankerson
6. Keshawn Martin
7. Rueben Randle
Playoff Stashes: Dorial Green-Beckham, Javontee Herndon

Tight ends
*Vernon Davis owned in 55 percent of Yahoo leagues. No. 1 TE add if available.
1. Brent Celek
2. Kyle Rudolph
3. Crockett Gillmore
4. Zach Miller

Defense/Special Teams
*Bengals owned in 58 percent of Yahoo leagues. No. 1 streaming option if available. 
1. New York Giants
2. Tampa Bay Bucs
Looking Ahead: Tennessee Titans

1. Jason Myers
2. Robbie Gould
3. Caleb Sturgis
Looking Ahead: Cairo Santos

1. Brian Hoyer, Texans – Owned in 10 percent of Yahoo leagues
With coach Bill O’Brien confirming Brian Hoyer has passed through the concussion protocol and will start against New Orleans, this decision became all too easy. New Orleans is easily the worst pass defense in the league, and Hoyer has been a bankable fantasy asset most of the season. Hoyer averaged 19.9 fantasy points in the five appearances prior to exiting against the Bengals early last week, and two of those were not even starts. With DeAndre Hopkins attempting to lay claim to the best receiver in the league title, there is no reason not to use Hoyer this week. Do not make the same colossal mistake I made two weeks ago with Kirk Cousins. Pick up Hoyer and start him.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 10-team leagues.

2. Marcus Mariota, Titans – Owned in 44 percent of Yahoo leagues
I had Marcus Mariota as the top streaming option last week partly because I thought he would begin to use his legs more, and he responded with a QB9 performance on the back of a 23-yard rushing touchdown. It was not all roses for Mariota, however. His receivers struggled to get open against a below-average secondary, and he was forced to make ill-advised throws all night. Mariota gets another great matchup at home against Oakland this week, and he is expected to get back top receiver Kendall Wright from a sprained knee. Wright should provide Mariota with more easy throws than Harry Douglas offered, and he should help take pressure off Delanie Walker and Dorial Green-Beckham as well. Mariota is again a back-end QB1 option this week.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

3. Josh McCown, Browns - Owned in 4 percent of Yahoo leagues
With Johnny Manziel unable to hold his starting job through the bye week - really? - Josh McCown will start against the Ravens and likely as long as he stays healthy, which could be just one game. Despite his propensity for picking up injuries, McCown has been a solid fantasy option when starting. He has thrown for multiple touchdowns in all but one game he completed and has three 300-yard games including a 457-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Ravens Week 5. The game script of this contest should not be as pass heavy with Matt Schaub quarterbacking the Ravens these days, but McCown still should be in line for a good day.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

4. Jameis Winston, Bucs – Owned in 24 percent of Yahoo leagues
Jameis Winston carved up a collapsing Eagles’ defense last week, throwing almost as many touchdowns in one game as he has thrown since the beginning of October. It was a great performance from Winston aided by another great performance from Doug Martin, and that formula could work again this week against Indianapolis. The issue for Winston will always be volume and touchdowns. He fixed the latter against Philadelphia, but he still attempted just 29 passes and now has five games with under 30 passing attempts. Winston is going to remain up and down, but he had more red-zone opportunities than in any other game this season against Philadelphia and should find more success in the scoring area with Vincent Jackson healthy. He is worth a streaming look in a good matchup this week.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

Watch List: If Alshon Jeffery plays, Jay Cutler would move ahead of Marcus Mariota in the streaming conversation, but it is difficult to trust Cutler against a team he has always struggled against without his best weapon. While in Chicago, Cutler owns a 56 percent completion rate and has thrown 14 touchdowns to 22 interceptions against Green Bay including a 225/1/1 performance without Alshon Week 1. … The biggest effect Matt Schaub will have in fantasy is on opposing defenses. Everyone is worth a look against the pick-six machine. … It looks like Sam Bradford should be back from his concussion this week, but he is still dealing with a shoulder injury and is the 33rd “best” quarterback in points per game this season. I will pass. … Brock Osweiler played well enough to remain Denver’s starting quarterback for the foreseeable future, but starting him against Bill Belichick is not something I am interested in doing. … Ryan Fitzpatrick did not play well against Houston and has not looked good for a month. Coach Todd Bowles did not give him a ringing endorsement after the game, but he named Fitzpatrick the starter on Monday. It is possible we see Geno Smith if the Jets’ season continues to nosedive. … Matt Hasselbeck has almost no upside. … Blaine Gabbert has played well, but I still want no part of him against Arizona. … Kirk Cousins turned back into Kirk Cousins last week. I am not interested even in a good matchup against the Giants, but we all remember how that statement turned out last time. … Case Keenum was terrible. Imagine that. … The term blasé was created for Alex Smith.

1. Thomas Rawls, Seahawks – Owned in 34 percent of Yahoo leagues
I would not be as excited about Thomas Rawls if it was just one big performance against an overmatched defense, but Rawls now is averaging 133 rushing yards in his four games with double-digit carries with his only clunker coming in an odd game against the Lions Week 4. If Marshawn Lynch is out, Rawls has proven he has a week-winning ceiling and deserves weekly RB1 consideration. Seattle’s schedule down the stretch is not great, but with Lynch perhaps done for the year Rawls is easily the top add of the week.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 10-team leagues.

2. Buck Allen, Ravens – Owned in 12 percent of Yahoo leagues
Buck Allen has a much more certain role than Thomas Rawls the rest of the year, but he also has a much more uncertain supporting cast. With Joe Flacco and Justin Forsett joining Steve Smith on the shelf, there is a real chance the Baltimore offense craters down the stretch, and that would destroy Allen’s value even as the lead back. Allen also has tough matchups against the Seahawks, Chiefs, and Steelers in the fantasy playoffs. Allen is a must add simply because he is a starting running back and should remain so the rest of the season, but he is well behind Rawls.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 10-team leagues.

3. Spencer Ware, Chiefs – Owned in 8 percent of Yahoo leagues
It is very difficult to judge Spencer Ware’s value at this point in the week. If Charcandrick West sits, Ware would be a solid RB2 against a Buffalo defense which has struggled against the run without Kyle Williams in the lineup. If West plays, Ware is not worth owning in most leagues. Ware played 16 snaps total and touched the ball six times in the three games prior to his 11/96/2 explosion. Perhaps the big game would make him a bigger factor even with West healthy, but it is unlikely he would see enough work to be fantasy relevant. Hamstring injuries are scary enough to make Ware a must add, but he is not a must hold if West proves healthy.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 10-team leagues.

4. Ahmad Bradshaw, Colts – Owned in 7 percent of Yahoo leagues
Ahmad Bradshaw was on the stash list last week because of the potential upside he would offer if Frank Gore ever went down, and we got a glimpse of that future this week. With Gore struggling through quad and knee ailments, Bradshaw played half the snaps and saw 13 touches against the Falcons. He turned those looks into 52 yards and two scores, and Bradshaw now has seven red-zone opportunities and three touchdowns in the last two games. Bradshaw established himself as a weekly scoring threat even in a complementary role before getting hurt last year, and it looks like he could be on his way to a similar role this season even if Gore stays healthy. If Gore gets hurt, Bradshaw would be in the RB2 conversation the rest of the way. He needs to be owned in most leagues.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

5. Antonio Andrews, Titans – Owned in 49 percent of Yahoo leagues
Antonio Andrews deserves some respect as the clear lead back in Tennessee, and his matchup against Oakland looks better by the week. Still, I just do not think Andrews is that good of a running back and the looming threat of David Cobb makes it difficult to trust he will retain the starting job the rest of the way. Perhaps that is simply my Cobb bias coming out, but considering the Titans’ schedule in the fantasy playoffs (Jets, Patriots, Texans), it might not matter anyway.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

6. Shaun Draughn, 49ers – Owned in 17 percent of Yahoo leagues
Shaun Draughn is clearly the starter in San Francisco right now. He handled 48-of-53 snaps against the Seahawks and now has 20 touches in each of the last two games. More importantly, Draughn could be the starter for San Francisco the rest of the way if the 49ers decide to shut Carlos Hyde and the stress fracture in his foot down for the rest of the season. Draughn is not going to be an exciting start this week against the Cardinals, but he will be an interesting option against the Bears and Browns if he remains the starter the next couple weeks. There is some multiple-week upside here. Draughn would be above Antonio Andrews and perhaps Ahmad Bradshaw if I knew Carlos Hyde was out for the rest of the season.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

7. Tevin Coleman, Falcons – Owned in 27 percent of Yahoo leagues
I have long been a member of the Tevin Coleman is not good committee, so consider me less than excited about his potential start against a reasonably solid Vikings’ run defense. Devonta Freeman is reportedly “off to a good start” with the concussion protocol, and coach Dan Quinn sounded like Freeman would play this week while speaking with reporters Monday. Coleman would probably move up this list if I truly believed Freeman would miss, but a 17-48 performance against a lesser defense with a fumble and multiple goal-line stuffs for good measure does not make me think Coleman would be anything more than an RB3 even if Freeman sat.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

8. Alfred Blue, Texans – Owned in 42 percent of Yahoo leagues
It has not been pretty by any means, but Alfred Blue has double-digit carries in each of the last three games and saw 24 opportunities against the Jets last week. He predictably struggled to make much happen on the ground, but he did catch a touchdown pass on a trick play and is the clear lead back in Houston. That should mean something this week against the Saints. Blue will be worth an RB3 look in the great matchup.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

9. James White, Patriots – Owned in 30 percent of Yahoo leagues
I am not going to overreact to James White scoring twice against the Bills. He still had just five opportunities and had just two last week. White needs to be owned in deeper formats as the primary passing-down back in an offense losing wide receivers at an alarming rate, but it is tough to see when I would feel comfortable starting him with his current workload.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

Playoff Stashes
Over the next several weeks, I will highlight high-upside players to stash for the playoff run. These players are unlikely to have value this week, but they are either an injury or good coach decision away from big fantasy value.

Robert Turbin, Cowboys – Owned in 7 percent of Yahoo leagues
Robert Turbin established himself as the handcuff to Darren McFadden against the Dolphins, but he was not needed as McFadden cut through the Dolphins for 129 yards despite a bad groin. The bad groin, however, is why adding Turbin is not a bad idea. Nothing in McFadden’s history suggests he will be able to stand up to the giant workload he has seen the last month, and Turbin would be the next in line if McFadden goes down.

Terrance West, Ravens – Owned in 0 percent of Yahoo leagues
Everyone, myself included, is just assuming Buck Allen will be the lead back the rest of the way, but Allen has not been great this season and the Ravens promoted Terrance West off the practice squad last week before Justin Forsett went down. The schedule is tough down the stretch, but it is not crazy to think West makes a start this season.

Watch List: Jay Ajayi remains a stash worthy player, but I wanted to differentiate a bit. He is still just a handcuff. … David Cobb also still stash worthy, especially after coach Mike Mularkey talked about getting him more involved in the offense. … Charles Sims got in on the fun against the Eagles, but he is the clear second fiddle to Doug Martin. … Duke Johnson is just not getting consistent enough work to be a must own anywhere, but I do love his talent if he were to get the opportunities. Isaiah Crowell remains a disaster area. … Darren Sproles got a few more touches and scored with Ryan Mathews out, but the week-to-week work is not there. … Joique Bell appears to be tumbling back down the depth chart. … Theo Riddick is PPR manna. He has the 19th most receptions overall and the most among running backs this season.

Deep Cuts: With Alfred Morris hurt and Matt Jones terrible, Chris Thompson saw the most running back snaps against the Panthers. … Jonathan Grimes appears to be the change-of-pace back for Alfred Blue, but Akeem Hunt saw two carries last week and Chris Polk should be involved when healthy. … Bilal Powell is back to being an interesting option in deep PPR formats. … Terron Ward would be the backup to the underwhelming Tevin Coleman if Devonta Freeman is forced to miss this week. … Tim Hightower played just three fewer snaps than C.J. Spiller before the bye. He would be an interesting add if Mark Ingram went down. … Kenjon Barner looks like he will have a role as long as Ryan Mathews is out. … There are no signs Orleans Darkwa will emerge from the Giants’ backfield quagmire. … Jordan Todman is the name to know if DeAngelo Williams goes down.

1. Devin Funchess, Panthers – Owned in 35 percent of Yahoo leagues
Devin Funchess was on the stash list last week because he was playing well enough in a limited role to be worthy of starting consideration if he began seeing more snaps. Those extra snaps came this week thanks to a shoulder injury to Corey Brown, and Funchess responded with 64 yards and a touchdown on four catches including a nice contested grab downfield. Coach Ron Rivera said Funchess was “Kelvin [Benjamin]-esque” going for the ball against the Redskins, and Funchess brings a size element the current wide receiver corps is severely lacking. Brown should miss the Panthers’ Thanksgiving game with the shoulder injury, but Funchess likely has earned a role regardless of Brown’s health. He needs to be added in all leagues.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 10-team leagues.

2. Kendall Wright, Titans – Owned in 44 percent of Yahoo leagues
Kendall Wright is fully expected to return this week from the sprained knee which has kept him out since Week 8. Wright was having a mostly down year before being injured, but he never liked playing in ex-coach Ken Whisenhunt’s system and was catching passes from Zach Mettenberger the two games after Whisenhunt was fired. He had 15 total targets in those two games, and he should average around eight targets a game the rest of the way. With Marcus Mariota playing better and a fairly easy schedule down the stretch, Wright should return WR3 value.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 10-team leagues.

3. Dontrelle Inman, Chargers – Owned in 12 percent of Yahoo leagues
Malcom Floyd continues to say he will play again this season despite suffering a torn labrum, but I do not believe it. Dontrelle Inman started in Floyd’s place last week and ended up playing all but two snaps. That playing time resulted in just 51 yards on five targets in a horrific performance all around for the Chargers, but Inman should better that performance more often than not if he is playing that many snaps with Phillip Rivers. Inman should be added in most leagues, and he is worth a look as a WR3 against the Jaguars.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.  

4. Marquess Wilson, Bears – Owned in 8 percent of Yahoo leagues
Marquess Wilson has played two games this season without Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal. He had 187 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets in those contests. With Royal and Jeffery likely out again for Thanksgiving Day, Wilson will once again be worth a look as a WR3.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

5. Leonard Hankerson, Falcons – Owned in 13 percent of Yahoo leagues
Leonard Hankerson did not play well in his return to the lineup, but he saved his fantasy day with his third touchdown of the season and saw at least six targets for the fifth time in seven completed games. Hankerson has not put up a big day since Week 4, but the get Roddy White involved experiment went terribly and Atlanta will have to throw against the Vikings if Devonta Freeman ends up sitting out. Hankerson should get enough targets down the stretch to remain useful in deep leagues.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

6. Keshawn Martin, Patriots – Owned in 10 percent of Yahoo leagues
Aaron Dobson made a nice catch early Monday night against the Bills and then, of course, left with an ankle injury. Danny Amendola was having a great game and then left in the third quarter with a knee injury. The severity of both is unknown, but Dobson’s looked serious and Amendola has a scary injury history. There are no obvious adds for the Patriots, but it might be a good idea to take a shot at Keshawn Martin, who himself was inactive with a nagging hamstring injury. Tom Brady has to throw to someone, and Martin’s name was coming up even before Amendola and Dobson went down.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

7. Rueben Randle, Giants – Owned in 38 percent of Yahoo leagues
I am tired of writing it about Rueben Randle, but the facts remain the same. He should get five targets more weeks than not in a pretty good passing offense. Coming off a bye which hopefully allowed him to get healthy and in a good matchup against Washington, Randle will be a useful WR3 in deeper leagues this week.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

Playoff Stashes
Over the next several weeks, I will highlight high-upside players to stash for the playoff run. These players are unlikely to have value this week, but they are either an injury or good coach decision away from big fantasy value.

Dorial Green-Beckham, Titans – Owned in 21 percent of Yahoo leagues
Kendall Wright’s return limits Dorial Green-Beckham’s upside, but he is still a hold for teams who can afford the bench spot. Green-Beckham should at least remain a near every-snap player the rest of the way. Hopefully, he can improve.

Javontee Herndon, Chargers – Owned in 1 percent of Yahoo leagues
Javontee Herndon ended up playing 40-of-60 snaps against the Chiefs and saw seven targets. He did not play particularly well, but he is just one injury away for a significant role in a Phillip Rivers-led offense. With the way the Chargers are racking up injuries this season, Herndon could find himself as the starter as early as next week.

Watch List: Nate Washington or Cecil Shorts could have a big game this week, but it is almost impossible to pick which player will go off. Both are worth a shot against the Saints. … Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, but as we saw last week with Doug Baldwin, success in the Seattle passing game is mostly fleeting. … Terrance Williams should reprise his role as the boom-or-bust WR4 with Tony Romo back in town. … Ted Ginn actually played better against the Redskins, but he remains a low-efficiency touchdown hope. … Roddy White got the targets he so desperately wanted. Too bad he could not do anything with them. … Nelson Agholor keeps playing a lot of snaps and keeps put up underwhelming fantasy numbers. … Jamison Crowder saw just one target against Carolina and is a low-upside PPR play even in the best of times. … Dwayne Harris’ role as the slot receiver is safe with Victor Cruz going to injured reserve. … Chris Givens is the clear No. 2 in Baltimore, but his value will be hurt by Matt Schaub. … There is no reason for Wes Welker to be 22 percent owned.

Deep Cuts: Brian Hartline…No, hear me out. Brian Hartline has 19 total targets over his last two games. That is an amazing workload for a player available in almost every league. … Hakeem Nicks signed with the Giants. I am struggling to care. … Harry Douglas should find himself back to a low-usage role with Kendall Wright back. … Jaron Brown was out-snapped by J.J. Nelson with Michael Floyd inactive. Neither is worth adding with Floyd on the mend. … Albert Wilson remains the No. 2 in Kansas City. … Josh Huff made a nice touchdown grab, but he saw almost no work after that. … Griff Whalen has one more target than Andre Johnson over the last three games. … Quincy Enunwa took back over as the No. 3 receiver job following his suspension. That should remain the case with Devin Smith catching Todd Bowles’ ire for dropping a sure touchdown. … Jeff Janis was the No. 4 in Green Bay this week, but that should change when Ty Montgomery and Jared Abbrederis are healthy.

1. Brent Celek, Eagles – Owned in 1 percent of Yahoo leagues
Brent Celek is not known for his receiving prowess, but he should have the tight end snaps mostly to himself with Zach Ertz expected to miss with a concussion. Celek parlayed a similar situation into seven catches for 79 yards on 10 targets against the Bucs, and this week he gets a Detroit defense which has given up a touchdown to a tight end in 7-of-10 games this season. He will be a sneaky DFS play for the Thanksgiving slate, and he is one of my favorite streaming options this week.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

2. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings – Owned in 40 percent of Yahoo leagues
Kyle Rudolph would have been a streaming option this week without the offensive explosion, but six catches for 106 yards and a touchdown against the Packers certainly did not hurt. Rudolph said after the loss the game plan called for him to be used more as a receiver, which makes sense considering the Packers’ struggles against the position this season. The good news for Rudolph this week is he is facing another team who has been decimated by tight ends. Atlanta has given up the sixth-most points per game to tight ends this season despite playing a reasonably easy schedule. If Minnesota game planned Rudolph to be more of a passing threat against Green Bay, it would make sense to do it again this week. He is a great streaming option.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

3. Crockett Gillmore, Ravens – Owned in 22 percent of Yahoo leagues
Crockett Gillmore would be higher on this list if I had any faith in Matt Schaub. Gillmore had eight targets against the Rams last week and has run 54 routes since the bye week according to Pro Football Focus, which is the 12th most among tight ends over that span. There could be some hope Schaub checks down more often to his tight ends and backs as Baltimore reins in the offense, but I have real concerns the whole thing simply nosedives. Gillmore is worth a look this week against Cleveland, but I will be quick to jump ship if it all goes pear-shaped.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 12-team leagues.

4. Zach Miller, Bears – Owned in 7 percent of Yahoo leagues
Zach Miller’s explosion against the Rams was apparently not a complete fluke. He saw six targets last week against Denver, played 54-of-64 snaps and ran just eight fewer routes than Martellus Bennett according to Pro Football Focus. Miller has played 82 percent of the offensive snaps the last two weeks. With Alshon Jeffery likely to miss again, it still makes sense to keep Miller involved in the passing game against a Green Bay defense which struggles against tight ends and just gave up a huge game to Kyle Rudolph. Miller is a streaming option in deeper formats.
Recommendation: Should be owned in 14-team leagues.

Watch List: Coby Fleener keeps getting the snaps and targets, but he has not done anything with them. He has another good matchup with the Bucs this week. … Austin Seferian-Jenkins would be in a good spot against the Colts if he plays, but I am not holding my breath. … Eric Ebron has decided he does not like catching footballs. … Jacob Tamme cannot be used when Leonard Hankerson is healthy. … Larry Donnell should return this week, but he is not a very good fantasy option. … The passing game does not work well enough for Charles Clay to be trusted. … Richard Rodgers had seven yards on three catches. That is less than ideal. … Clive Walford saw his snap total climb last week and has a good matchup against the Titans. There are worse dart throws. … Maxx Williams continues to see a healthy amount of snaps with Baltimore thin at wide receiver. He could become more involved with Matt Schaub under center. … Heath Miller remains a low-upside PPR option. … Ladarius Green played almost half the snaps in his return from injury. He could carve out a role with the Chargers thin at wide receiver.

1. New York Giants – Owned in 22 percent of Yahoo leagues
The Giants have been up and down all season, but they have been solid against bad offenses for the most part and have forced the second-most turnovers this season. Washington has the sixth-most turnovers in the league and Kirk Cousins threw two picks against New York Week 3. The Giants should force some turnovers and have been getting more pressure with Jason Pierre-Paul back. They are a great play.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Owned in 9 percent of Yahoo leagues
Tampa Bay has been an interception machine as of late. They picked off Mark Sanchez three times last week and now have six over their last three games. This week they get a limited Matt Hasselbeck who struggled to push the ball downfield against Atlanta and threw two interceptions. The Bucs have proven the last couple weeks they can take advantage of backup quarterbacks, and I expect them to have some success against this week.

Looking Ahead: Tennessee had a solid performance last time out against the Jaguars and get them at home Week 13. It will be another nice streaming opportunity.

1. Jason Myers, Jaguars – Owned in 2 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Jason Myers has attempted at least three field goals each of the last three games and is averaging 11 fantasy points a game over that span. This week Myers gets a Chargers defense which has faced multiple field goal attempts in each of their last five games. 

2. Robbie Gould, Bears – Owned in 42 percent of Yahoo leagues
Good as Gould has lived up to his moniker most of the season. Robbie Gould has attempted multiple field goals in all but one game, and aside from a clunker against the Chargers a couple weeks ago and the offensive collapse against the Seahawks, he has consistently scored near double-digits. His Week 12 matchup is not great, but Gould should be starting most weeks.

3. Caleb Sturgis, Eagles – Owned in 25 percent of Yahoo leagues
Caleb Sturgis has been extremely up and down this year, but this week he gets the Lions in the comfy confines of Ford Field on Thanksgiving Day. Detroit has faced multiple field goals in four of their last five and Sturgis has attempted multiple kicks in all but two outings this year. He has a safe floor.

Looking Ahead: The Raiders face the most field goals per game. Cairo Santos has attempted the most field goals this season. Easy call. 

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