Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 12 Top Picks

New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman avoiding a tackle from a Washington Football Team defender.
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With fantasy football playoffs fast approaching, the waiver wire is the quickest way to improve your team. Here are the Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 12 Top Picks to consider.

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Players are ranked in the priority they should be pick up off the waiver wire.


New York Giants quarterback Danel Jones running off the football field.
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Quarterbacks

  • Daniel Jones NYG
  • Taysom Hill NO
  • Derek Carr LV
  • Tua Tagovailoa MIA (@NYJ Week 12, CIN Week 13)
  • Alex Smith WAS (@DAL Week 12)
  • Philip Rivers IND (TEN Week 12, @HOU Week 13, @LV Week 14, HOU Week 15)
  • Andy Dalton DAL
  • Kirk Cousins MIN
  • P.J. Walker CAR
NFL Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins taking a handoff from quarterback RG3
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Running Backs

  • J.K. Dobbins BAL
  • Salvon Ahmed MIA
  • Gus Edwards BAL
  • Zack Moss BUF
  • Wayne Gallman NYG
  • James White NE
  • Carlos Hyde SEA
  • Jamaal Williams GB
  • Myles Gaskin MIA
  • Frank Gore NYJ
NFL New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shephard going up to catch a pass against Washington Football Team cornerback Josh Norman
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Wide Receivers

  • Jakobi Meyers NE
  • Deebo Samuel SF
  • Michael Pittman Jr. IND
  • Allen Lazard GB
  • Sterling Shepard NYG
  • Curtis Samuel CAR
  • Cole Beasley BUF
  • Corey Davis TEN
  • Josh Reynolds LAR
  • Jalen Reagor PHI
  • Tim Patrick DEN
  • Russell Gage ATL
  • Breshad Perriman NYJ
  • Demarcus Robinson KC
  • Nelson Agholor LV
  • Damiere Byrd NE
  • Denzel Mims NYJ
  • K.J. Hamler DEN
NFL Tight End Jordan Reed
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Tight Ends

  • Zach Ertz PHI
  • Jordan Reed SF
  • Austin Hooper CLE
  • Logan Thomas WAS
  • Dalton Schultz DAL
  • Robert Tonyan GB
  • Mike Gesicki MIA
  • Jordan Akins HOU
Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young and Jon Allen running out of the tunnel with smoke behind them.
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Defenses to Stream Week 12

  • Miami Dolphins @ NYJ (CIN Week 13)
  • New Orleans Saints @ DEN (@ATL Week 13 & @PHI Week 14)
  • Los Angeles Rams vs SF
  • New York Giants @ CIN
  • Washington Football Team vs DAL
  • Cleveland Browns @ JAX (@NYG Week 15 & @NYJ Week 16)
  • Green Bay Packers vs CHI (PHI Week 13)
  • Minnesota Vikings vs CAR (JAX Week 13)
  • Seattle Seahawks @ PHI
NFL Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catching a pass against a Cincinnati Bengals defender
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Players You Can Drop

Quarterbacks

  • Dak Prescott DAL – Season Ending Ankle Injury
  • Dwayne Haskins WAS
  • Gardner Minshew JAX
  • Jameis Winston NO
  • Jimmy Garoppolo SF
  • Joe Burrow CIN – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Kyle Allen WAS – Dislocated Ankle
  • Mitch Trubisky CHI
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA
  • Tyrod Taylor LAR – Chest Injury

Running Backs

  • AJ Dillion GB
  • Chris Thompson JAX
  • DeeJay Dallas SEA
  • D’Ernest Johnson CLE
  • Devine Ozigbo JAX
  • Devonta Freeman NYG
  • Dexter Williams GB – MCL Sprain
  • Eno Benjamin ARI
  • Frank Gore NYJ
  • JaMycal Hasty SF
  • Joe Mixon CIN – Mid Foot Placed on IR
  • Jordan Howard MIA
  • Jordan Wilkins IND
  • Joshua Kelley LAC
  • Kerryon Johnson DET
  • La’Mical Perine NYJ – High Ankle Sprain
  • LeSean McCoy TB
  • Le’Veon Bell KC
  • Mark Ingram BAL
  • Marlon Mack IND – Season Ending Achilles Tear
  • Matt Breida MIA
  • Phillip Lindsay DEN
  • Rex Burkhead NE – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Ryquell Armstead JAX – COVID List
  • Saquon Barkley NYG – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Tarik Cohen CHI – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Tevin Coleman SF – Knee Sprain

Wide Receivers

  • Adam Humphries TEN – Concussion
  • Bryan Edwards LV – High Ankle Sprain
  • Chris Hogan NYJ – High Ankle Sprain
  • Courtland Sutton DEN – Season Ending ACL Tear
  • Dede Westbrook JAX
  • Demarcus Robinson KC
  • DeSean Jackson PHI – Leg Fracture Put on IR
  • Golden Tate NYG
  • Henry Ruggs III LV
  • John Ross CIN
  • Julian Edelman NE
  • K.J. Hamler DEN
  • Larry Fitzgerald ARI
  • Laviska Shenault Jr. JAX
  • Michael Gallup DAL
  • Nelson Agholor LV
  • N’Keal Harry NE
  • Odell Beckham Jr. CLE – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • Parris Campbell IND – PCL/MCL Sprain
  • Preston Williams MIA – Foot Injury Put on IR
  • Randall Cobb HOU
  • Sammy Watkins KC – Hamstring Injury
  • T.Y. Hilton IND
  • Tyrell Williams LV – Shoulder Labrum Tear

Tight Ends

  • Albert Okwuegbunam DEN – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • Blake Jarwin DAL – Season Ending Torn ACL
  • C.J. Uzomah CIN – Season Ending Achilles Tear
  • George Kittle SF – Broken Bone in Foot
  • Greg Olsen SEA – Torn Plantar Fascia
  • Kyle Rudolph MIN
  • Mo Allie-Cox IND
  • OJ Howard TB – Season Ending Achilles Tear

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