NFL Waiver Wire: Week 12 Pickups

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 12 Pickups

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

I've written this before, but the waiver wire is barren this week. While only two teams on bye - Kansas City and Arizona - the absence of both those teams should effect multiple fantasy squads. Let's look at who to target this week on the wire.

This column is geared toward "standard" 12-team leagues and based upon a $100 free-agent budget. Please adjust for your league based on both the number of teams (I'm in a 24-team league, for example) and remaining budget.

QUARTERBACK

SECONDARY TARGETS

Tyrod Taylor, HOU - Taylor had a solid fantasy outing Sunday, totaling 20.2 fantasy points, largely due to using his legs. The schedule lines up nicely for Taylor facing the Jets, Colts and Seahawks the next three games. He obviously isn't going to rush for two touchdowns every game, but his 107 passing yards likely will be his lowest output this season. FAAB: $3-$6

HAIL MARY

Andy Dalton, CHI - Justin Fields hasn't been ruled out yet, but the Bears likely will exercise caution with their young quarterback on a short week. Dalton threw for 201 yards on only 11 completions last week and, more important, threw for two touchdowns without a turnover. He's most likely will not be relevant in 12-team leagues but has value in super-flex/two-quarterback formats. FAAB: $1-$2

RUNNING BACK

SECONDARY TARGETS

Ty Johnson, Tevin Coleman, NYJ - It was confirmed Monday that Michael Carter will miss at least two weeks with a high ankle sprain, putting

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