Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Week 12 Waiver Wire 'n' Flier's


Chad Henne – Henne almost pulled off the impossible, a road win against the stout Houston Texans Defense. He threw for 354 yards and 4 TD’s in a close overtime loss to the Texans. Declared the week 12 starter, Henne returns home to Jacksonville to face a weak Tennessee Titans Defense. The Titans allow the 6th most fantasy points, 2nd highest total of passing TD’s, 2nd highest passing completion total and 8th most passing yards to QB’s. With all the questionable QB’s out there Henne could make a sneaky play this week with upside.

QB Flier

Colin Kaepernick – Coach Harbaugh said he’d ride the hot hand, he then said he had two hot hands.  It’s tough to argue that Kaepernick is not the hotter of the two hands as he led the 49ers to a win against a tough Chicago Defense. But Harbaugh played QB and knows the nature of the business and may be sympathetic to Alex Smith in this situation. If Kaepernick gets the start in week 12, he’d be a QB1 in a matchup with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints allow the most fantasy points, 2nd most passing yards, tied for the most passing TD’s to Qb’s and noteworthy to Kaepernick, the 2nd most rushing yards to QB’s. If you have the time for him to bloom late in the season, he will be a QB1 for the playoff push.


Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball – John Fox has an affinity for veterans and he will make a statement with Ball to Hillman, but in the long term Hillman has the speed and upside. Hillman got twice as many carries as Ball, but the game plan will dictate how these two share going forward, with Ball being entrusted with Manning’s pass protection early. Of all the RB’s available Hillman has the best value for the rest of the season.

Jalen Parmele – Against a stout Houston Texans defense Parmele was a bit productive. He rushed 24 times for 80 yards and converted all 3 of his passing targets. This week he goes up against the Titans and they allow the 3rd most fantasy points to RB’s. The plus side here is that the workload will be there.

RB Flier

Bryce Brown – LeSean McCoy got concussed in week 11 and his status for Monday Night Football is in serious question.  Impressive rookie Bryce Brown will have tremendous value should McCoy miss the game. The Panthers allow the 10th most fantasy points to RB’s and have given up the 10th most rushing yards this year. Brown is averaging over 4 yards per carry this year. In an almost lost year, expect the Eagles to use caution with their franchise player.


Danario Alexander – If you didn’t know DX… Now you know. I told you to add him last week.

Justin Blackmon – Meet DX pt. 2.  Will Justin Blackmon follow up his week 11 performance with another big outing? Many thought Danario Alexander wouldn’t follow up in a big way and he did.  I expect Blackmon to be just fine now that Henne has been named the week 12 starter. He is now an every week WR3 with Henne and matchups could be exploited to reveal WR2 upside.

T.Y. Hilton – Donnie Avery could miss week 12 due to a concussion. That only helps Hilton who in week 11 who caught 6 balls for 100 yards and 2 TD’s. Hilton will be a strong WR3 against a Bills team that allows the 12th most fantasy points to WR’s.

WR Flier

Mohamed Sanu – The bright spot aside from the TD Sanu caught in week 11 is that he played the same number of snaps as AJ Green. Sanu is a decent WR3 for standard leaguer’s and solid for those in deep leagues, but he doesn’t get enough action to start weekly in PPR. Play the matchups with him.


Dallas Clark – I think he is finding his stride in Tampa Bay. He has a touchdown is each of his last 2 games and in week 11 he got a monstrous 11 targets. Clark finished the day with 7 receptions, 58 yards and TD.  

TE Flier

Tony Moeaki – Moeaki could make a nice spot start this week. The Chiefs are up against the Denver Broncos and they allow the most fantasy points to TE’s.  Moeaki is averaging 6 targets in each of his last 2 games.