Minnesota Vikings

Week 12 Waiver Wire: Toby Gerhart and More Rare Stars in Bargain Bin

SEATTLE - AUGUST 20:  Running back Toby Gerhart #32 of the Minnesota Vikings rushes against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 20, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Vikings won 20-7. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 22, 2011

Are you ready for a grip of Thursday football? Well, you better be with so many teams going early, and you need to make sure these waiver-wire gems are on your squad while you're at it. 

By the time you read this, it may already be too late. The work week is short. That is the good news followed by a heap of bad in that your normal fantasy football procrastination just isn't going to fly heading into Turkey Day. 

So here are the players you need to nab now before the rest of your friends and fellow owners figure out that we have six teams worth of players suiting up in a few days. 

The best news is that there is plenty of talent if you are so inclined. It is lead by Toby Gerhart who is sure to lend a huge hand in this week's matchup. 

 

1. Toby Gerhart, Minnesota Vikings

It is more likely that Adrian Peterson will miss at least this coming game against the Falcons on Sunday. he claims that he is going to do everything in his power to get back and not miss any time, but that is all on his ankle. 

That leaves Gerhart to get a significant increase in his touches. Look for him to get a great deal of yardage as he takes over duties as the Vikings starter. 

 

2. Chris Ogbonnaya, Cleveland Browns

The Browns have been waiting for anybody to step up in the backfield. With Peyton Hillis still ailing, Ogbonnaya had a breakout game last week. 

Even if Hillis or even Montario Hardesty suit up, the Browns simply can't keep Ogbonnaya's talent benched. 

 

3. Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and it will be time for fans to give thanks for Matt Moore. 

Moore has shown some great promise as the Dolphins quarterback, and consider how inconsistent the Cowboys secondary has been. 

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