Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire takes a look at the top pickups at each position for Week 12 of the 2018 NFL season. Many of these players are still available in a majority of leagues and could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster. Others might be worth stashing on your bench or are simply just players to add to your watch list. With that in mind, here’s a list of players should you consider adding to your squad for Week 12.
For a more in-depth look at the players on this list, watch our our Week 12 waiver wire video.
Top QB pickup: Lamar Jackson (20% owned)
Jackson rushed 27 times for 117 yards and he also completed 13 of 19 passes for 150 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. His passing upside appears to be very limited, but his rushing ability makes him a potentially valuable fantasy contributor the rest of the way. He is an upside QB1 play in Week 12 against the Raiders and has a favorable schedule in Weeks 13-15 against the Falcons, Chiefs, and Buccaneers.
Top RB pickup: Josh Adams (35% owned)
Adams was the lone bright spot in the Eagles’ Week 11 loss, rushing seven times for 53 yards and a touchdown while hauling in three passes for an additional added 19 yards. His 28-yard touchdown run was Philly’s only score of the game and he now has 178 yards on just 27 carries (6.6 YPC) over the last four games. Despite the crowded Philly backfield kitchen, his role should continue to expand down the stretch.
RB priority list: Josh Adams (35% owned), Gus Edwards (5% owned), Rashaad Penny (50% owned), Peyton Barber (65% owned), Jalen Richard (45% owned), Theo Riddick (35% owned), LeGarrette Blount (10% owned), Chris Thompson (55% owned)
Top WR pickup: Tre’Quan Smith (30% owned)
Coming off a zero target game in Week 10, Smith hauled in 10-of-13 targets for 157 yards and a touchdown in the Saints’ Week 11 win over the Eagles. New Orleans signed veteran wideout Brandon Marshall, but Smith appears to be the clear-cut No. 2 receiver. With upcoming matchups against the Falcons in Week 12 and Tampa in Week 14, Smith could be a huge fantasy factor down the stretch.
WR priority list: Tre’Quan Smith (30% owned), Anthony Miller (45% owned), Courtland Sutton (60% owned), D.J. Moore (40% owned), Christian Kirk (35% owned), Keke Coutee (30% owned), Adam Humphries (15% owned), Seth Roberts (5% owned)
Top TE pickup: Jonnu Smith (10% owned)
After scoring a touchdown in back-to-back games, Smith had hauled in a career high six receptions for 44 yards in Week 11 against the Colts. He is getting more involved in the Titans’ offense and has a plus matchup with the Texans this week, but it will be hard to start him with any confidence if Blaine Gabbert starts at QB in place of Marcus Mariota.