2012 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 12 Targets to Consider

James Hatfield Correspondent IIINovember 19, 2012

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We are finally through the bye weeks, but that doesn't mean you don't have player injuries and spot starts to worry about.  Keep working hard on the waiver wire.

5-Star Pickups

Ronnie Hillman (RB, DEN): If McGahee misses time, then Hillman will carry the load. He is a must-grab. He will be splitting time with Lance Ball, but this is Hillman's opportunity.

Danario Alexander (WR, SD): Putting up solid numbers and worth a WR spot start. He looked solid this past week and is a big target for Rivers going forward.

Brandon Myers (TE, OAK): He has been on this list every week, and every week he is putting up usable fantasy numbers. If your current TE is underperforming, then Myers is the TE to turn to.

4-Star Pickups

Pierre Gacron (WR, WAS): Probably not on your waiver wire, but he is back. You will need to wait on him a little more before you can start him. We need to see him fully recovered in order to trust him in fantasy lineups.

Jalen Parmele (RB, JAX): Rashad Jennings has been highly ineffective, so Parmele is getting the nod as the starter. He is going to be boom or bust weekly, so bear this in mind if you start him.

James Starks (RB, GB): Alex Green was just not getting it done, but Starks is now carrying the ball until Benson gets back. From a fantasy perspective, Starks is now the RB to own.

Chris Wells (RB, ARZ): He's getting back into his starting role. Howling had a nice game this week, but will serve as a backup to Wells. If you want to play it safe, wait a week after his return to ensure he will be getting the lion's share.

Rashard Mendenhall (RB, PIT) - he most likely is not on your waiver wire, but should be at full speed next week. The backfield is crowded in Pitt, so be aware he may be more of an RBBC than getting the full load.

3-Star Pickups

Julian Edelman (WR, NE): Looks like Gronkowski will be missing some time and this will result in Edelman getting some more work if you are looking for a receiver in PPR formats.

Ty Hilton (WR, IND): If Avery misses the game next week, then Hilton becomes a sneaky WR starter. Avery's status will determine Hilton's production level.

Cecil Shorts/Justin Blackmon (WR, JAX): If Henne stays in at the QB, then these WRs can be called upon to fill holes.

Brandon Stokely (WR, DEN): He's putting up a TD almost every week; if you are in a TD league, he is worth consideration.

2-Star Pickups

Chad Henne (QB, JAX): Another Jacksonville player, but Henne is changing the pace for Jacksonville. Keep an eye on him if he continues to be the starter.

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