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Week 12 Waivers 2017

There are only two weeks left in the regular season. For those who need an extra boost to get into the playoffs or want to buff up their top seeded roster even more, this article is for you.

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Samaje Perine, WAS RB

With Chris Thompson suffering a broken fibula and Rob Kelley done for the season, Perine will be Washington’s lead back going forward and is a must-add in all formats after he ran for 117 yards and a touchdown last week.

Kenny Stills, MIA WR

Stills has quietly been the most heavily used Miami wideout for over a month now. He’s been targeted 8 times in each of the last two games and has 30 total targets the last four games. This week’s matchup against New England may not seem as tasty as it would have been earlier in the year, but after you pile up 180 yards receiving you make yourself a FLEX play (especially in PPR leagues).

Josh Doctson, WAS WR

I’ve been monitoring this guy all season, especially since he was mentioned on both our Trending Down and Trending Up lists in this column. There is no doubt the rookie is an athletic freak, but he’s finally getting the opportunity to play a larger role in the Redskins offense. He’s been promoted to a starter over Terrelle Pryor and his big-play potential could be a game changer for some teams in the fantasy playoffs.

Tyrod Taylor, Buf QB

The Bills refuse to admit that Taylor is starting in Week 12, but it seems pretty inevitable after Nathan Peterman threw 5 picks on 14 passes. Taylor scored 18 fantasy points in only one half of play against the Chargers, and if there was any extra motivation for him to prove the Bills even more wrong for benching him, we should see it this week against the Chiefs.


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Will Fuller, HOU WR

Remember when Fuller was catching bombs from Deshaun Watson and had 7 touchdowns in a four-game span? Those were the days. With Tom Savage at QB, Fuller has a combined 47 yards on 11 targets in his last two games. Now that he’s dealing with a rib injury, Fuller can be cut in all formats.

Cooper Kupp, LAR WR

Kupp continues to save decent games for PPR leagues, but has never been able to break through to the next level of consistent 10+ point fantasy games. I’m concerned that his awful play in real life will eventually carry over and cause him to see less targets during the season’s stretch run. If he keeps dropping TD’s and fumbling at the goal line, there’s just no way the coaching staff doesn’t take away some of his opportunities.

Wendell Smallwood, PHI RB

It’s safe to say that Smallwood is out of the mix for good this season. He was inactive for Sunday’s blowout and even if he was activated there aren’t enough opportunities left over from Jay Ajayi to make any of the Eagles other backs an appealing option.

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