Blame it on California.
I am sitting on the plane, writing this story, realizing how vital waiver wire additions are for fantasy owners this week and cursing Frontier for not offering in-flight wireless internet.
So, I guess you should blame it on Frontier. Sorry about that, California. And also my apologies to fantasy owners for the tardiness of this post .
I was able to peruse the stats from week 12 in order to find some of this week’s waiver wire gems. If you read this in time, make sure to take a look in your league(s) for these players.
Jerious Norwood, RB, Falcons : The Falcons may have rushed Michael Turner back too quickly , but did not do the same for Norwood. Good thing, too, because he appears to be fully healthy again and ready for his chance to cash in on all that preseason hype we laid on his shoulders.
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills : What goes around, comes around—and Jackson has now come full circle. He started the season with a bang as the Bills starter for the first three weeks. And then Marshawn Lynch returned. But now that Dick Jauron has been fired, it appears the Bills are going back to what worked well earlier this season.
Jason Avant, WR, Eagles : More than any other team, the Philadelphia Eagles likely will treat DeSean Jackson’s concussion very, very delicately. That means more opportunities for Avant, who has become the veteran presence in the Eagles’ passing game.
Kevin Walter, WR, Texans : Walter caught seven passes for 73 yards against the Colts and appears to be getting more work. That has a lot to do with the absence of Owen Daniels.
Vince Young, QB, Titans : If you missed the VY train in previous weeks, there may still be time to punch your ticket. But you better do it this week after his masterful week 12 performance against the Cardinals, which included a game-winning 99-yard touchdown drive. It might be too soon to tell, but Young may be developing a rapport with Kenny Britt so keep an eye on Britt as well.