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Fantasy football waiver wire 4 adds and 6 drops for Week 12

Who will help seal your fantasy playoff fate?

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The Bengals season may be over, but that doesn’t mean your fantasy team’s does as well.

Obviously, Joe Burrows’ absence will play a huge part in the fantasy value of several Cincinnati players as well, but we can talk about that here real quick. I wouldn’t say players like Giovani Bernard or Tyler Boyd are drops, but the expectations need to be close to that. I’m benching both unless I’m out of options otherwise.

If you feel better about someone on the adds list this week it is probably safe to say you can let someone else risk the roster spot waiting and seeing how it plays out.

Here are the adds and drops for Week 12:


Michael Pittman Jr., wide receiver, Colts: Pittman didn’t quite get the volume you’d like a fantasy wide receiver to get with only three targets, but he did convert that into three catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. It was the second straight week that Pittman finished over 15 fantasy points. He now faces three top 10 matchups down the stretch, including the Titans next week. He is only rostered in about 44 percent of Yahoo Sports leagues currently.

Salvon Ahmed, running back, Dolphins: Ahmed had just over 70 yards and 17 touches (five catches) this week. He didn’t exactly put all doubts to rest about his position as the lead back moving forward, but Matt Breida did only get two carries on the day. The real reason he finds himself on this list is because he is only rostered in 64 percent of leagues, and he faces the Jets defense next week. A Myles Gaskin return could spoil both of their fantasy values, but here is hoping he has at least one more week as a plug and play flex option.

Curtis Samuel, wide receiver, Panthers: Samuel has now had 20 or more fantasy points in three of his past four games. This week he even did it with backup quarterback P.J. Walker starting at quarterback. Samuel has a nice matchup against the Vikings next week before going on bye before the fantasy playoffs. He doesn’t have the best schedule for your team’s post season, but it may be worth riding the hot hand.

J.K. Dobbins, running back, Ravens: It seems as though the Ravens are done playing games. Dobbins had 17 touches on the day while Gus Edwards and Mark Ingram barely saw the ball at all. The rookie ended up with 85 total yards, a touchdown and a two point conversion on the day, and it seems like he should continue to control the backfield.


Mark Ingram, running back, Ravens: You likely spent a fairly high pick on Ingram in the draft and are still holding out hope. As previously mentioned, Dobbins had complete control of that backfield. Ingram had two carries on the day. Simply put, the Ravens have moved on, and you should too.

Travis Fulgham, wide receiver, Eagles: Talk about losing momentum. Fulgham went into the Eagles’ Week 9 bye with his low point of five games being a 12 point game. That stretch included a couple 19 point games and even a 30 point outing. Since then, Fulgham has yet to even score two points in his last two games. He had seven targets this week, but he only had a single catch. Philadelphia will face the Seahawks next week, so you may want to really wager on him turning fate, but if it is between holding him on the roster or adding someone with more upside, it may be time to pull the trigger.

Jared Cook, tight end, Saints: Cook is rostered in over 80 percent of leagues. He has roughly four points total over the past three weeks. The Drew Brees injury clearly hasn’t helped anything, but his performance this week against the top matchup for tight ends in fantasy, the Falcons, should be the final straw. He only had a single catch for six yards on the day.

Jarvis Landry, wide receiver, Browns: Landry has one single game this season with 15 points. He has only reached double digits a total of four times. He hasn’t done so since Week 7 against the Bengals. Most of the problem isn’t with Landry not being good enough. It is just the Browns are a running team that doesn’t throw the ball often enough for Landry to be that PPR legend fantasy players are accustomed to him being. There is almost no reason for him to be rostered in 79 percent of leagues.

Joe Burrow, QB, Bengals: UGH...

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Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals: We need to add another UGH for this one. With Joe Burrow now done for the season, any owners of Bengals offensive players will have to drastically adjust how they view their offensive players going forward. If 2019 is any indicator, the only Bengal to feel good about keeping is Tyler Boyd, who finished Sunday with a game-high 11 targets and converted them into nine grabs for 85 yards.

Finley is the kind of QB where you’re only going to have one pass-catcher you feel good about rostering and actually playing. As good as Tee Higgins has been this season, there’s been nothing to suggest more than one Bengals pass-catcher can be effective for your fantasy team. Boyd is very likely to be that guy, which means Higgins is someone to strongly consider dropping heading into the final stretch of your fantasy season.

We told you to drop A.J. Green last week, so it goes without saying he should also be off your fantasy team if you still have him.