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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 12 Waiver Wire Advice -- This Week's Adds, Drops

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The Fantasy Coach, Dennis Esser, let's you know which free agents you should target for week 12 of the Fantasy Football season.

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I hope you got through week 11 of the NFL season unscathed by injury, but just in case you didn't I will let you know who to target in week 12 of Fantasy Football on the waiver wire.


Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens- (55.4 percent owned on ESPN) Joe Flacco was more than likely dropped during the Ravens by week and gets the New Orleans Saints in week 12. Big Joe looks like the perfect streaming option if Cam Newton or Ben Roethlisberger was the only QB on your roster.

Andy Dalton Cincinnati Bengals- (48.9 percent Owned on ESPN) Dalton bounced back from his brutal week 10 with a solid week 11 performance. He had trouble hooking up with Sanu, but managed to hit AJ Green on a few long passes. His match up against the Houston Texans is interesting as long as the Bengals can keep JJ Watt off of Dalton.

Ryan Tannehill Miami Dolphins- (46.6 percent Owned on ESPN)  Tannehill has been a solid QB2 in fantasy this season and this week he may be in catch up mode against the Denver Broncos. His usually solid rushing numbers really help in 4 point passing leagues.

Josh McCown Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8.1 percent Owned on ESPN)  McCown likes to get the ball downfield and it's a good thing as his team is usually in 3rd and longs as the running game is completely non existent. His rapport with rookie Mike Evans is very promising for fantasy purposes.

Eli Manning New York Giants (49.3 percent Owned on ESPN) Eli had a rough one this past Sunday, but he may be a decent option if you're in a bind this week.  He gets the Dallas Cowboys who like to control the clock with their running game and that forces opponents to put the ball in the air a bit more.

Running Back

C. J. Anderson Denver Broncos (77 percent Owned on ESPN) Anderson's ownership shot up last week with the news of Hillman's injury and now Montee Ball (who was supposed to split reps with Anderson) went down to injury again. That leaves Anderson as the default starter who is excellent in the passing game. Must own even in eight team leagues.

Jonas Gray New England Patriots (9.3 percent Owned on ESPN) This is going to be a FAAB explosion in leagues that use that type of system. The Patriots like to run the ball into the ground when it's working and boy was it Sunday night.  Gray is probably going to be a bit up and down in scoring going forward, but the offense he is on makes it very interesting considering they could be in position, because of game flow, to run the clock quite a bit.

Daniel "Boom" Herron Indianapolis Colts (.1 percent Owned on ESPN) The injury to Ahmad Bradshaw dictates that his owners will have to pick up someone in free agency. If Gray and Anderson are gone then taking a shot on Herron isn't a bad idea. Just as a heads up Trent Richardson is only 77 percent owned which means he is probably on the wire in some 10 team leagues.

Bishop Sankey Tennessee Titans (66 percent Owned on ESPN) Sankey is the clear cut lead back for the Titans and should be useful coming down the stretch in fantasy. He is a 10-team league target if you lost Bradshaw to injury.

Wide Receiver

Jordan Matthews Philadelphia Eagles (41 percent Owned on ESPN)  I find it hard to believe that he is that under-owned on ESPN, but if he's available in your league I would spend big on him. The connection between he and Sanchez is undeniable and he is always a threat in the Red Zone at his size.

Kenny Britt St. Louis Rams (12.5 percent Owned on ESPN) Shaun Hill like to throw it deep using play action and he likes a big target, so Britt should produce more as the season goes on. His numbers might not approach the 120+yards he had this week, but he is a decent dart throw if you're looking for a replacement in week 12.

Allen Hurns Jacksonville Jaguars (13.8 percent Owned on ESPN) Hurns gets the first crack at starting in place of the injured Allen Robinson in Jacksonville.  Hurns has already produced with his speed and size and just needs to clear up the terrible drops he suffered from early this season.  With Shorts always one step away from injury he could produce on sheer volume.

Andrew Hawkins Cincinnati Bengals (46.9 percent Owned on ESPN) Baby Hawk as he's known in fantasy circles is the best option, besides Matthews, in full PPR leagues. His position as the clear number one receiver in Cincy means he should produce the rest of the year.

Kenny Stills New Orleans Saints (5.8 percent Owned on ESPN) Stills should get a bit of  bump with the injury to Brandin Cooks, but I wouldn't expect easy WR3 numbers. He's still a bit of a boom or bust option, but having a piece of the New Orleans O is never a bad idea, even if it's a down year.

Hopefully you can plug those holes created by injury with some of these names. If you nee more help, I'm happy to help. Just contact me on Twitter @Coachesser or on Facebook.

[Editor's Note: FanDuel is hosting a one-week $550,000 fantasy football league this weekend. It's $10 to join and first place wins $50,000. League starts Sunday 1 p.m. ET and ends on Monday night. Here's the link.]