Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Waiver Wire Advice Week 12

As promised, the waiver wire links just keep on rollin' here at FFLibrarian. Guest writer Mike is back this week with some great suggestions for the week and plenty of links to keep you fantasy educated.

Where did the time go? Here we are with only two weeks left in most fantasy regular seasons. I can’t imagine most leagues have a whole lot left on the waiver wire, but every week there are injuries and emerging players, and this week is no different.

Jonas Gray will obviously be the most added player this week, a four TD game will do that. I will throw in my two cents on a couple players other than Gray that might make a difference for your team down the stretch.

My top player from last week’s article was Isaiah Crowell. Again, he is going to be owned in most 12-team leagues, but if he’s out there, grab him. He was somewhat surprisingly named the starter last week, but with the Browns falling behind, they had to go away from their preferred ground game, which capped Crowell’s upside. With Josh Gordon back this week, expect a more dynamic offense from Cleveland, and if Crowell gets another crack at the bulk of the carries, fireworks could ensue.

Oh and as I write this, news just broke that the Browns have waived Ben Tate. It’s Crowell time in Cleveland. Don’t drop Tate quite yet though, as there are several contending teams that could use his services.

This has been the year of the rookie wide receiver. One of the more talented rookies that hasn’t hit it big yet is Donte Moncrief of the Colts. Moncrief has inexplicably been stuck behind washed-up Hakeem Nicks on the depth chart all year, but if the Colts decide it’s time to give Moncrief a full-time role, you’ll want him on your roster. A big, fast receiver in an Andrew Luck-led offense could be a season changer for you if the stars align.

Here are the waiver links for the week:

JJ Zachariason of Numberfire tempers expectations a bit for Jonas Gray, and how would you feel about adding a potential starting receiver for the Broncos?

Adam Levitan of Rotoworld lists former waiver wire darling Tre Mason as his top running back add for the week.

Christopher Harris of ESPN has Isaiah Crowell and Jordan Matthews atop his list, and notes some intriguing speculative waiver adds as well.

Brad Evans of Yahoo likes Jonas Gray, but also some under-the-radar names.

May your Week 12 transactions be fruitful! Look me up on Twitter for any questions or feedback.

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