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Week 12 Waiver Wire: Kevin Smith and Must-Have Players

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 20:  Kevin Smith #30 of the Detroit Lions looks for running room after getting past the defense of the Carolina Panthers at Ford Field on November 20, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 22, 2011

Kevin Smith is among a group of NFL players who proved they’re not just one-hit wonders, but instead made it known they’ll be good options for their team for the upcoming weeks.

Whether it was a singular play or just the overall performance, these guys proved worthy of a fantasy pick-up with their Week 11 performance.

Here are three players worth your attention.


Torrey Smith (Baltimore Ravens)

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 20: Wide receiver Torrey Smith #82 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with teammates after scoring the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on November 20, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens won, 3
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Torrey Smith made six grabs for 165 yards in a 31-24 win for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. He’s the deep threat for Joe Flacco, as defenses are game-planning for Anquan Boldin and now Lee Evans.

In his first game as a pro, Smith registered five catches for 152 yards and three touchdowns. He’s made at least three catches in his last six games, and his yards-per-reception average is higher than 20.

If you haven’t already grabbed Smith, go get him now.


Kevin Smith (Detroit Lions)

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 20:  Kevin Smith #30 of the Detroit Lions gets around Charles Godfrey #30 of the Carolina Panthers for a fourth quarter touchdown at Ford Field on November 20, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 49-35. (Photo by Gregory
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The second “Smith” on this list is one who’s benefiting from the injury of the guy above him on the depth chart.

Kevin Smith carried the ball just 16 times, but gained 140 yards and ran for two touchdowns. He also made six catches for 71 yards and snagged another TD. The benefits of being a part of the Detroit Lions offense are endless.

If Smith continues to start, he’s definitely worth starting in the next few weeks.


Jabar Gaffney (Washington Redskins)

Jabar Gaffney is one of the best in the league at making people miss. He’s been doing it for years in different uniforms.

He continues to learn new offenses and succeed in them as people overlook him. He’s done it in Houston, New England, Denver and now Washington. On Sunday, Gaffney made seven catches for 115 yards and a TD in a narrow loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Gaffney is a consistent option in any offense, so having him in your team will be a huge benefit.

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