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Fantasy Football: Five waiver wire adds for Week 12

Washington’s Perine, Doctson among options

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins
Samaje Perine
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Depending on your Fantasy Football league settings, the playoffs start in 2-3 weeks, and the trade deadline has probably passed. That means that the waiver wire is your last hope for the lotto ticket player who vaults you into the promised land. Let’s check on this week’s top adds.

Samaje Perine, RB, WAS

Every year a late-season injury creates an out-of-nowhere RB1. Could Perine be just that? He has the formula — no competition for touches in a good offense with playoff hopes intact. He has been lackluster YTD, but looked really good as a bellcow against the Saints. Perine is the priority add this week in all formats.

Devontae Booker, RB, DEN

Booker has been creeping on CJA’s playing time of late, and this week finally out-touched him against the Bengals. Mike McCoy was fired today, and the interim OC would be wise to run the ball and hide Brock Osweiler. Booker has some flex appeal moving forward, starting this week with the Raiders swiss cheese D.

Josh Doctson, WR, WAS

Man, did all the “experts” blow it with Terrelle Pryor this offseason. Doctson has stepped into the WR1 role for Kirk Cousins, and the targets are following. Doctson was known for his aerial game in the red zone in college, and TDs seem inevitable.

Kenny Stills, WR, MIA

Matt Moore and Stills have sweet chemistry, and I don’t know why. Moore could get more starts (pun intended). If that’s the case, Stills is a WR3/flex option with massive upside.

Adam Shaheen, TE, CHI

The Bears invested deeply in small school Shaheen with a second-round pick, and some dividends began rolling in the last two weeks in the form of TD spikes. In a typical awful year at TE, Shaheen may garner back end TE1 treatment before long.