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Fantasy Football Week 12 Waiver Wire Watch

Kevin Roberts@BreakingKevinSenior Writer INovember 25, 2009

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 22: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions runs with the football against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field on November 22, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions came from behind to defeat the Browns 38-37. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Every week, we take a look at the best available options due to injuries, roster status, and weekly matchups that could potentially be available to you in your league.

It's important to be constantly on the watch for gems that slip through the cracks, especially with injuries knocking out key players for the season such as Owen Daniels and Ronnie Brown, and other players like Michael Turner and Cedric Benson nursing injuries.

Take a look at this week's Waiver Wire Watch, where we show you the best options that are available in over 50 percent of all Yahoo! Sports leagues:


Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers (Available in 81 Percent of Leagues )

Smith jumped back into the fantasy spotlight with three touchdown passes, all in the second half, against the Packers last week.

While the 49ers have only been able to win one game with Smith under center, there's no doubt that his strong arm and style of play have made the 49ers a more capable and exciting offense.

He has a nice matchup this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and could be a solid option to turn to if you don't like your other options.

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Vince Young, QB, Tennessee Titans (82 Percent)

Young hasn't dazzled with touchdowns or passing yardage (and likely won't), but he's been trustworthy and fairly dependable during the Titans' four-game winning streak. He has thrown three touchdowns to just one interception over that span, and even added 73 yards rushing on the ground in Week 11.

If you need a dual-threat passer who can get you safe points without losing the game on turnovers, Young could be worth a look.

Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions (87 Percent)

Stafford broke-out against the Cleveland Browns last week throwing for 422 yards and five touchdowns, including the game-winning score. True, it was the Browns, but Stafford's poise and play-making ability has improved steadily over the course of the season.

While he's not guaranteed to face the Green Bay Packers in Week 12, we still suggest you pick him up, as his potential could make for a solid stretch run to end the season.

Chad Henne, QB, Miami Dolphins (90 Percent)

Henne isn't asked to do much, as Miami runs the ball and dumps short passes off to running backs and receivers. But for a second-year guy basically playing his rookie season, Henne is putting up solid numbers.

He has scored six touchdowns in his last seven games, while topping 170 yards passing in five of those contests. Like Vince Young, he's not going to win your game for you each week, but he's a better alternative to Kyle Boller or Bruce Gradkowski.

Brady Quinn, QB, Cleveland Browns (95 Percent)

Quinn had a huge game against the Detroit Lions last week, passing for 304 yards and four touchdowns, giving him his best game as a pro, and offering a ton of optimism toward the future.

Sure, it was against a horrible Lions pass defense, but if what we saw last week is the beginning of something special, Quinn definitely deserves a roster spot.

His matchup against a solid Cincinnati pass defense this week isn't envious, but considering Bruce Gradkowski didn't look bad against them, Quinn still has a shot at making something happen.

For the rest of the positions/players to consider picking up this week, head over to NFLSoup.com

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