Waiver Wire Week 12: Toby Gerhart and 3 Players That Will Produce

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIINovember 22, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 18: Toby Gerhart #32 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball 31 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter on September 18, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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1. Toby Gerhart

With Adrian Peterson's status questionable, Toby Gerhart has immediately become a popular waiver commodity. With Christian Ponder still feeling his way as a rookie QB, the Vikings figure to still depend heavily on the running game.

Gerhart is very capable of producing a decent fantasy performance. Gerhart doesn't deliver the big play ability AP does, but he is a steady and tough inside runner, with some receiving skills.

Gerhart has caught five passes in limited duty this season for 61 yards.


2. Torrey Smith

Many fantasy owners were a little nervous about committing to Torrey Smith after his huge Week 3 performance against the Saints.

Until Week 11, he had not quite duplicated that outburst. Smith dropped a six reception, 165-yard performance with one TD against division rival Cincinnati. The chemistry between Smith and Flacco seems to be at it's peak.

Smith is a bona fide big play threat and doesn't need many receptions to rack up big yardage games with at least one TD.


3. Kevin Smith

The once promising, but then forgotten RB from Detroit Lions past has made another appearance. Smith should be grabbing the attention of fantasy owners everywhere with his last two performances. 

In two games this season, Smith has rushed for 159 yards on only 20 carries. This was highlighted by his 140-yard, three TD explosion this past week against Carolina.

Smith is healthy and is showing that when he's right, he is a more than capable back. You should snatch him up if you have the chance.