Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine proved himself worthy of the top spot on last week’s waiver wire additions and should be considered a must-add ahead of Week 12.
Instead of restating the same waiver wire additions from Week 11, Fourth & Goal has five new players worth claiming off the waiver wire.
5. Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Kroft
Kroft is not a long-term solution for fantasy owners, but those in need of a tight end in Week 12 should look to see if he’s available. The Bengals third-year tight end has scored a career-high four touchdowns this season and draws a favorable matchup against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday. Kroft remains less than 45 percent owned in fantasy leagues, and Cleveland’s defense has surrendered the second most fantasy points to tight ends this season. The last time Kroft faced Cleveland’s defense, he recorded six catches for 68 yards and scored two touchdowns.
4. Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace
Wallace has scored a touchdown in back-to-back games and draws some favorable matchups down the stretch of this season. The Ravens veteran receiver is less than 35 percent owned in fantasy leagues and faces a Houston Texans defense in Week 12 that has surrendered the third most fantasy points to wide receivers. Wallace is not the top fantasy football waiver wire addition for wide receivers this week but could prove to be a strong asset in deeper fantasy leagues.
3. Philadelphia Eagles RB Corey Clement
It’s hard to trust anyone out of Philadelphia’s backfield, but Jay Ajayi and Clement have proven themselves the top two backs to own over the past two weeks. Clement has scored four touchdowns in the team’s last two outings and continues to make the most of his opportunities. The Eagles undrafted running back out of Wisconsin is averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 15.3 yards per reception. Clement remains less than 11 percent owned in fantasy leagues and could be viewed as a steal by the time fantasy playoffs roll around.
2. Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu
Sanu scored his fourth touchdown of the season against the Seattle Seahawks, and Atlanta’s offense looks to be finding its rhythm at the right time. The Falcons 6-foot-2, 210-pound receiver is less than 67 percent owned in fantasy leagues and draws a favorable matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. Tampa Bay’s defense has given up the most fantasy points to wide receivers this season, and Sanu will face the Buccaneers twice in the next four weeks.
1. Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp
Rams wide receiver Robert Woods is expected to be “out a couple weeks” with a left shoulder injury, making Kupp this week’s top waiver wire addition. Both Kupp and Sammy Watkins are worth claiming off the waiver wire, but Los Angeles’ rookie receiver has been more consistent this season and is more readily available in fantasy leagues. Watkins is owned in 83 percent of fantasy leagues, while Kupp remains less than 52 percent owned. Watkins has scored four touchdowns to Kupp’s three scores, but the Rams rookie receiver has been targeted 24 more times this season. Both receivers are sure to see an uptick in targets following Woods’ injury and have starting potential in Week 12 despite a tough matchup against the New Orleans Saints.