NFL Waiver Wire: Week 12 Deep Dive

NFL Waiver Wire: Week 12 Deep Dive

This article is part of our NFL Waiver Wire series.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers, and here's hoping you all get the chance to enjoy some football on Thursday and throughout the weekend. As usual, this list will not duplicate any players listed in the traditional waiver column. A few notes given a slightly earlier publish time on this article: 1) I did not include FFPC roster rates because waivers have yet to run in those leagues, and; 2) following the practice reports will be even more important for many of these options because some teams had not yet reported any practice participation.

Quarterback

Teddy Bridgewater vs. Chargers (20 percent ESPN)

Bridgewater has lost a lot of his appeal from early in the season by failing to throw for multiple touchdowns in three consecutive games. However, he should have all of his receiving options back for what should be a positive offensive environment against the Chargers.

Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Vikings (14 percent ESPN)

The 49ers have done their best to hide Garoppolo this year, and he's only attempted 19 and 22 passes in the team's last two outings. But Minnesota should be able to put up points, which in turn should force the 49ers to take to the air more. Though Garoppolo often the target of criticism, he's averaged 9.2 yards per attempt and tossed six TDs with just one interception across his last four.

Taylor Heinicke vs. Seahawks (16 percent ESPN)

Heinicke is coming off his first multi-touchdown performance since Week 4, so there's some recency

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Dan Marcus
Dan started covering fantasy sports in 2015, joining Rotowire in 2018. In addition to Rotowire, Dan has written for Baseball HQ and Rotoballer.
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