2012 Fantasy Football: Waiver-Wire Advice for NFL Week 12

Ryan LesterSenior Writer INovember 19, 2012

HOUSTON, TX- NOVEMBER 18: Chad Henne #7 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the pocket against the Houston Texans on November 18, 2012 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Texans won 43 to 37 in overtime. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
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There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.

Chad Henne, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Henne threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns. I still don’t trust their offense.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Bryce Brown, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

Brown ran for 35 yards on five carries. LeSean McCoy was concussed, so Brown could get the start this week.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Ronnie Hillman, RB, Denver Broncos

Hillman ran for 43 yards on 12 carries. He added two catches for 16 yards. He’s worth a grab if Willis McGahee misses any action.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints






The Saints have a muddy backfield, but Ingram is coming on as the primary back. He ran for 67 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Jalen Parmele, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Parmele ran for 84 yards on 24 carries. Starting running backs should be on roster.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets

Powell ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. He added two catches for 18 yards. He’s not a great option.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers



Starks carried  the ball 25 times for 74 yards. He added a six-yard reception. He’s worth a roster spot because of his volume of touches.



Ruling: Get ‘em.


Danario Alexander, WR, San Diego Chargers

Alexander caught seven of 11 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns. He’s heating up and should be owned.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Davone Bess, WR, Miami Dolphins

Bess caught six of 11 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown. It was his first score of the year. He provides decent depth, especially in PPR leagues. He has the Patriots coming up in a few weeks. He always plays them well.


Ruling: Get ‘em (especially PPR leagues).


Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

Blackmon caught seven of 13 targets for 236 yards and a touchdown. It’s hard not to add a guy after an explosion like that.


Ruling: Get ‘em.


Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots


Edelman caught five of seven targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He added a 47-yard run. He doesn’t do enough for a fantasy spot.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Brandon Gibson, WR, St. Louis Rams


Gibson caught three of five targets for nine yards and two touchdowns. He’s not a great option despite the pair of scores.


Ruling:  Don’t sweat ‘em.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

Hilton caught six of nine targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns. He didn’t catch a pass the previous week, so consistency could be an issue. That’s two 100-yard games in three weeks though.


Ruling: Get ‘em

Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers


LaFell caught five of seven targets for 93 yards and a touchdown. He’s coming on and should be rostered.



Ruling: Get ‘em.

Mohamed Sanu, WR, Cincinnati Bengals


Sanu caught two of four targets for 22 yards and a touchdown. It was his second straight week scoring, but he is not producing enough for a fantasy spot.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Chaz Schilens, WR, New York Jets

Schilens caught four of five targets for 48 yards and a touchdown. I don’t trust the Jets’ passing game.


Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Dallas Clark, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Clark caught seven of 11 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. He has three scores in the past five games. He’s a decent TE2.



Ruling: Get ‘em.

Jermichael Finley, TE, Green Bay Packers



Finley caught all three of his targets for 66 yards and a touchdown. The bye week served him well.

Ruling: Get ‘em.

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans

Graham caught eight of nine targets for 82 yards and two touchdowns. That is not the norm for Graham.


Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Tony Moeaki, TE, Kansas City Chiefs


Moeaki caught four of six targets for 73 yards. He had 68 yards last week, but is still a low-end option.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

Benjamin Watson, TE, Cleveland Browns

Watson caught four of eight targets for 47 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It was only his second time topping 40 yards and he had one touchdown prior.

Ruling: Don’t sweat ‘em.

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