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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pickups For Week 12 Of NFL Action

Looking for the next big waiver wire move in your fantasy league? We got some advice.

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Ryan Tannehill, MIA, owned in 24% of Yahoo Leagues

Tannehill has been hit-or-miss as of late but this week should pose a better outcome. The Dolphins are scheduled to go up against the 49ers who have given up the 8th-most points to quarterbacks. If you got guys on a bye and need a streamer this week, Tannehill isn't a bad option.

Running Back

Kenneth Dixon, BAL, owned in 28% of Yahoo Leagues

Dixon will get an opportunity this week against the Bengals who haven't been able to stop the run this season very well. In a divisional showdown, establishing the run will be imperative for the success of their offense heading toward a potential postseason berth.

Paul Perkins, NYG, owned in 21% of Yahoo Leagues

The Giants haven't really shown the strength to stick with their running game but this week is easy pickings with the Browns on the schedule. If you can't run the ball against Cleveland, then you can't run the ball. This should be a game where the Giants finally lean on the ground game to finish this early.

Wide Receiver

Tyler Boyd, CIN,  owned in 6% of Yahoo Leagues

With the injury to A.J. Green, the Bengals will look toward Tyler Boyd who had 11 points this past weekend. Boyd has some speed and good hands to take on a Baltimore secondary that is struggling to stop receivers giving up the 8th-most points this season.

Marques Wilson, CHI, owned in 0% of Yahoo Leagues

Wilson is no household name and he was active for the first time this past week. The Bears are getting banged up and they need options. Out of necessity, Wilson will get more playing time, he's also got some favorable secondaries coming up.

Tight End

Lance Kendricks, LA, owned in 12% of Yahoo Leagues

There just isn't a lot of tight ends out there performing and Kendricks should be streamed this week going against the Saints who have let some tight ends beat them up.

Jared Cook, GB, owned in 12% of Yahoo Leagues

Now that the Packers have established they are pretty bad, Aaron Rodgers is becoming more desperate to get the ball out to any open receiver. That guy has been Jared Cook who scored 20 points against a pretty decent Washington team that has limited tight ends. Going down the stretch, Cook is someone that can help you win.


New Orleans Saints, owned in 5% of Yahoo Leagues

Sure, the Saints defense hasn't been all that great this season but they are about to play the Rams where every day is like Oprah, everyone gets a good day defensively. The Rams are giving the absolute most points to defenses, expect sacks and fumbles to go around.


Cody Parkey, PHI, owned in 1% of Yahoo Leagues

If you need a kicker this week, take a chance on Parkey who is outperforming his projections and will likely be busy against the Steelers.

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