Fantasy Football: Waiver Claims
For most, the trade deadline has passed and Fantasy Football playoffs are only two weeks away which means waiver additions are critical from here on out.
The bye weeks continue as another four fantasy relevant teams are affected in Week 12.
Teams on the bye week: the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargers.
Here are some players you’ll want to consider when making additions this week:
Claim: Jonathan Williams, RB, Indianapolis Colts (Owned in 0.0% of leagues)
Last week: 13 carries, 116 yards, / 1 Rec, 1 Targets, 31 yards (15.7 PPR)
Running back Jonathan Williams made the most of his opportunity and had himself a game behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.
Colts’ starter Marlon Mack left with a broken hand and is expected to miss at least the next few weeks which opens the door for Williams.
Williams saw 10 of the potential 15 carries after Mack left and rushed for over 100 yards for the first time in his career as the Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-13.
Williams will compete with passing-catching running back Nyheim Hines for touches as Hines should also strongly be considered as an addition.
Hines is rostered in only 28.9% of leagues and totaled 12.5 PPR on three carries for 11 yards and a touchdown, adding three catches for 24 yards.
Claim: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Minnesota Vikings (Owned in 40.9% of leagues)
Last week: 5 Rec, 5 Targets, 67 yards, 1 TD (17.7 PPR)
Consistency at the tight end position is one of the hardest things to come by in fantasy football, yet Kyle Rudolph has been doing just that over the last three weeks.
Rudolph has scored a touchdown, seen five targets and totaled over double-digit points in each of those games - including four total touchdowns.
Although he enters the bye week, Rudolph is strong stash for the weeks ahead.
Claim: Bo Scarbrough, RB, Detroit Lions (Owned in 0.0% of leagues)
Last week: 14 carries, 55 yards, 1 TD (11.5 PPR)
After being picked up nearly 24 hours before game time, Bo Scarbrough may finally be the answer at running back position the Detroit Lions have been looking for.
Scarbrough made his presence felt in his NFL debut on Sunday, rushing for 55 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown as the Lions were beaten 35-27 by the Dallas Cowboys.
Scarbrough is an old school ground-and-pound runner and, although he may not see much action in the passing game, should be a must add to fill in as a starter in Week 12.
The Lions face off with the Washington Redskins, who have allowed a rushing touchdown in 8 of 11 games this season.
Claim: Hunter Renfrow, WR, Oakland Raiders (Owned in 7.4% of leagues)
Last week: 5 Rec, 6 Targets, 66 Yards (11.6 PPR)
Rookie Hunter Renfrow makes my waiver claims for the first time this season after four steady weeks of production.
Renfrow has totaled double-digit fantasy points in three of the last four games and has seen four targets per game over that span.
The rookie has proven to be a sneaky safety net out of the slot for quarterback Derek Carr.
Next week, Renfrow and the Raiders have a favorable matchup against the poor New York Jets defense that has allowed the seventh most passing yards per game in the NFL (262.4 pypg).
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