2012 Fantasy Football: Waiver-Wire Advice for NFL Week 12

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2012 Fantasy Football: Waiver-Wire Advice for NFL Week 12
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.

Chad Henne, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Henne threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns. I still don’t trust their offense.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Bryce Brown, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

Brown ran for 35 yards on five carries. LeSean McCoy was concussed, so Brown could get the start this week.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Ronnie Hillman, RB, Denver Broncos

Hillman ran for 43 yards on 12 carries. He added two catches for 16 yards. He’s worth a grab if Willis McGahee misses any action.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints

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The Saints have a muddy backfield, but Ingram is coming on as the primary back. He ran for 67 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Jalen Parmele, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Parmele ran for 84 yards on 24 carries. Starting running backs should be on roster.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets

Powell ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. He added two catches for 18 yards. He’s not a great option.

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Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers

Starks carried  the ball 25 times for 74 yards. He added a six-yard reception. He’s worth a roster spot because of his volume of touches.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego Chargers

Alexander caught seven of 11 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns. He’s heating up and should be owned.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

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Davone Bess, WR, Miami Dolphins

Bess caught six of 11 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown. It was his first score of the year. He provides decent depth, especially in PPR leagues. He has the Patriots coming up in a few weeks. He always plays them well.

Ruling: Get ‘em (especially PPR leagues).

Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Blackmon caught seven of 13 targets for 236 yards and a touchdown. It’s hard not to add a guy after an explosion like that.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

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Edelman caught five of seven targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He added a 47-yard run. He doesn’t do enough for a fantasy spot.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis Rams

Gibson caught three of five targets for nine yards and two touchdowns. He’s not a great option despite the pair of scores.

Ruling:  Don’t sweat ‘em.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

Hilton caught six of nine targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns. He didn’t catch a pass the previous week, so consistency could be an issue. That’s two 100-yard games in three weeks though.

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Ruling: Get ‘em

Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers

LaFell caught five of seven targets for 93 yards and a touchdown. He’s coming on and should be rostered.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Mohamed Sanu, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

Sanu caught two of four targets for 22 yards and a touchdown. It was his second straight week scoring, but he is not producing enough for a fantasy spot.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

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Chaz Schilens, WR, New York Jets

Schilens caught four of five targets for 48 yards and a touchdown. I don’t trust the Jets’ passing game.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Dallas Clark, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Clark caught seven of 11 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He has three scores in the past five games. He’s a decent TE2.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay Packers

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Finley caught all three of his targets for 66 yards and a touchdown. The bye week served him well.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans

Graham caught eight of nine targets for 82 yards and two touchdowns. That is not the norm for Graham.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Tony Moeaki, TE, Kansas City Chiefs

Moeaki caught four of six targets for 73 yards. He had 68 yards last week, but is still a low-end option.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Benjamin Watson, TE, Cleveland Browns

Watson caught four of eight targets for 47 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It was only his second time topping 40 yards and he had one touchdown prior.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

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