Wondering who to grab from the waiver wire this week? Here are the He said, she said team’s top FA wire grabs — per position:
QB: Cam Newton | CAR
Newton’s first start of the season was positive for many reasons — despite the 27-21 loss to Washington. Newton produced three touchdowns (two pass, one rush) Week 11 and went 21 of 27 for 189 yards. Plus – he rushed for 46 yards. He’s a great dual-threat Week 12 pickup against the Miami Dolphins if you need a QB replacement.
RB: Latavius Murray | BAL | 32% rostered
Latavius Murray missed games earlier in the season and his fantasy roster stock saw declines because of it. I mean – it makes sense why GMs would drop Murray to make room for reliable starters. Plus – he had competition with Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman. But when the Ravens released Bell — it sent a message that they had the faith in Murray to perform in his absence. Devonta Freeman is also a great pickup, if he’s available, but keep in mind — Murray has a TD in four of seven games he’s started in.
WR: Elijah Moore | NYJ | 72% rostered
Elijah Moore. Remember the name. Although they lost — the rookie second-round pick had his best showing Week 11 — going eight of 11 for 141 yards and a touchdown. He’ll be coming off a high, so make sure you snag him if he’s available for the Jets Week 12 matchup against the Houston Texans.
TE: Logan Thomas | WAS | 56% rostered
He’s back. The Washington Football Team moved Thomas from IR on Wednesday. Thomas suffered a hamstring injury earlier in the season that sidelined him — until now. If he looks OK in practice this week — I bet he’ll be a key factor in Washington’s MNF matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.
QB: Derek Carr | LV | 62.8% rostered
Pickin’s are slimmer than the turkey breast leftovers. But any moves now need to be made with potential playoff matchups in line. If injuries or incompetence have hit your QB room, what the hell: Take a chance on Carr.
RB: Nyheim Hines | IND | 48.7% rostered
Speaking of voids, good luck finding a serviceable RB at this stage in the game. But, Hines always seems to contribute something, and Jonathan Taylor isn’t going to score all the Colts TDs every game. As a third-down back, Hines is even more valuable if you play the dreaded PPR.
WR: Jamison Crowder | NYJ | 24.8% rostered
This guy gets overlooked every year. That’s the drawback from having a career with the Jets or the FT. Crowder gets targeted 7-9 times a game, the Jets are always behind so needing to throw. Buy the ticket, take the ride.
TE: Evan Engram | NYG | 28.6% rostered
A hard-to-find production slot, at least with Engram you have a team theoretically on the way up since the Football Giants got rid of terrible OC Jason Garrett.