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10 Waiver Wire Adds for Week 12

Jacob Adler highlights some of this week's best players available in the free agent pool.

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Injuries this year have been brutal. Add Devonta Freeman, Justin Forsett, and Charcandrick West to the list, although Forsett is the only one who will definitely miss time going forward.

Add of the week:

Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle Seahawks

Thomas Rawls should have been owned in all leagues given his performance as a spot starter and the lingering health issues of Marshawn Lynch. He is in fact widely available and is the sure #1 add. After his 209-yard game, everyone will be on him, so he will likely be hard to acquire.

The rest of the recommendations, in order of position

Brian Hoyer, QB, Houston Texans

The Texans play the New Orleans Saints this week. Let's move on.

Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans

While Marcus Mariota didn't light up Thursday Night Football as I had hoped, he still has an appealing schedule in the short term with games against Oakland and Jacksonville. I'm still a believer.

Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston will get added in pretty much every league this week, but what remains to be seen is who picks him up and for what reason. His Week 11 outburst of five touchdown passes is most likely going to be his best game of the season, but he actually has a great schedule down the stretch. He gets Indianapolis, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Chicago in four of his last six regular season games, with St. Louis in Week 15 and Carolina in Week 17. For those who have streamed quarterback this season, Winston could be a worthy target.

Also consider: Johnny Manziel, QB, Cleveland Browns: A matchup with Baltimore has me intrigued, but his schedule past this week is brutal.

Buck Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Taking over as the starter after Justin Forsett suffered a season-ending broken arm, Buck Allen should be added but without the expectation of a league-winner. Joe Flacco being out for the rest of the season hurts, and the Ravens probably will provide Allen with a poor game script most weeks.

Spencer Ware, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

More of a speculative add, Spencer Ware indicated with his 11-carry, 96-yard, two-touchdown performance that he could be a valuable handcuff should Charcandrick West not be in the lineup. Granted, it was against a Charger defense that can't stop the run, but the Chiefs have matchups against the Chargers and Browns remaining on the docket. Apparently as long as it's not Knile Davis, anyone the Chiefs plug in at running back can be successful.

Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans

Is Alfred Blue a good running back? No. Is Alfred Blue playing the Saints this week? Yes.

James White, RB, New England Patriots

I would advise against overreacting here, as James White was aided by the Patriots' gameplan and he still saw relatively low volume, but he could potentially be a low-end flex play in games in which the opponent has a stout run defense (Denver, possibly Philadelphia and Houston, NY Jets).

Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers

He is still not at the volume I'd like him to be at, but the Panthers passing game has a fantastic schedule going forth, and Devin Funchess could emerge as the top wide receiver threat given Corey Brown's injury.

Vernon Davis, TE, Denver Broncos

Brock Osweiler and Vernon Davis connected for six completions for 68 yards against the Bears on Sunday, and I'm interested to see what happens next. I still don't trust Davis as an every-week fantasy starter.