NFL Week 12 Waiver Wire: Matt Moore and Others You Must Add

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NFL Week 12 Waiver Wire: Matt Moore and Others You Must Add
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Folks, we're closing in on the final couple of weeks in fantasy football, so you know that the number of legit additions for your team is limited.

Nonetheless, there are still players to add who can help make a final playoff push. Here are four to help you brainstorm, but don't for too long, because Week 12 is coming up quickly, and they may be gone sooner, rather than later.

 

Matt Moore: QB, Miami

Before Matt Moore took over the helm, it looked like Miami was in a race to 0-16, since the Dolphins couldn't muster a win until they played at Kansas City in Week 9.

There, Moore began what is now a three-game win streak for Miami, and he's thrown six TDs to just one pick during that stretch. This week, Moore and the Dolphins play at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. However, if Rex Grossman was able to have some success against Big D, there's no reason why Moore can't.

So, if you are in the search for a QB, Moore should top the list, but there's two rookies to also consider, provided you want someone else.

 

Christian Ponder: QB, Minnesota

Regardless of the extent of RB Adrian Peterson's injury, Vikings rookie QB Christian Ponder has played rather well since being under center. He had a few rookie moments on Sunday against Oakland but still managed to put up some respectable fantasy numbers in the process.

With games against weak pass defenses such as Atlanta and Denver coming up, Ponder has the potential to play consistently well. Now, he's obviously not a fantasy starter, but for what he's accomplished thus far (955 pass, 131 rush, five TDs), he's earned a little consideration.

 

Jake Locker: QB, Tennessee

The next rookie QB on the list comes in the form of Tennessee's Jake Locker, who replaced Matt Hasselbeck on Sunday and threw for 140 yards and two TDs, despite having played only about half a game.

Now, if Hasselbeck is unable to go in the immediate future, Locker is a viable addition. He's more elusive and agile than meets the eye, and he can scramble much better than given credit for. It does hurt not having any well-established targets, but if the Titans can somehow get their ground game working, if Locker gets the nod to start, he will play well.

Right now he's the addition to wait on, however, so be sure to keep an eye on the situation regarding Matt Hasselbeck.

 

Scott Chandler: TE, Buffalo

Although he failed to reach the end zone on Sunday, Bills TE Scott Chandler reached a season-high 71 receiving yards on five catches against Miami.

It's clear that Buffalo's playoff chances are dying, however much of that can be attributed to the receivers lacking, as well as dealing with a few injuries. That being said, Chandler is most likely going to become QB Ryan Fitzpatrick's favorite target moving forward.

Chandler leads the Bills with six receiving TDs and is fourth with 26 receptions. As long as RB Fred Jackson is used on the ground to set up the pass, Chandler should earn more targets as the season progresses.

So if you need a No. 2 TE or flex, consider Chandler to be a decent pickup.

 

- John Rozum

Follow him on Twitter @ Sportswriter27.

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