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5 players to prioritize on the waiver wire for Week 12

Don’t miss out on these guys, they belong on your fantasy team.

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On Tuesday’s RB1 Podcast, Pete, Clark, Jordan and Nic gave their top waiver wire adds for Week 10. Here are the players they say you should be adding off waivers. (Percent owned via Yahoo.)

Listen to the full podcast here. This transcript has been edited and condensed.


RB Alexander Mattison (28% owned)

Pete: He’s the best handcuff in the NFL right now. The nice thing about him is not only are you locking yourself in case anything happens to Dalvin Cook, he has a defined role outside of just that. The Vikings have the seventh easiest schedule [for running backs] moving forward. If you are someone who needs help at the running back position or want to make sure you’re safe if anything happens to Cook, Mattison is a must-add.

Clark: He is extremely talented and the only thing that’s holding him back is a more talented Dalvin Cook who we’ve seen struggle with injuries in the past.

RB Gus Edwards (7% owned)

Jordan: You’re probably not going to add him to play next week, but he’s somebody to pick up now and stash. The Ravens are rolling right now, if they continue to roll and dominate teams, there could be a situation in Week 15 vs the Jets and Week 16 against the Browns in which they decide to start load managing and the backups start taking over. Mark Ingram isn’t a spring chicken, could see more of a 50/50 split down the stretch. Edwards already seeing 40% of the snaps.

TE Kyle Rudolph (55% owned)

Clark: He’s had a few good games and is involved in the offense. He is coming on with the resurging Vikings offense. Tight end is a desolate, desolate place. If you have the roster spot, go ahead and add him while he’s on bye.

Pete: In his last five games, he has caught five touchdowns and seen at least five targets in all but one game. He’s suddenly become a vital part of this offense.

RB Derrius Guice (48% owned)

Pete: In his first game back, saw 29% of the snaps, had seven carries for 24 yards but also a 45 yard touchdown through the air. I think he has the inside track to getting the starting role in Washington. Also Washington has the third easiest schedule for running backs with Lions, Panthers, Packers, and Giants all still remaining games.

Streamable QBs: Baker Mayfield, Ryan Tannehill, Jacoby Brissett, Sam Darnold

Nic: In Week 12, a bunch of teams are on bye: Kyler Murray, Philip Rivers, Patrick Mahomes and Kirk Cousins. To help people out these are four quarterbacks who are widely available in the majority of leagues and have good matchups. Mayfield has been mid- to high end-QB2 last three games and they host the Dolphins. Tannehill has played very well replacing Marcus Mariota and they play the Jaguars. Brissett and the Colts are hosting Houston. Lastly, Darnold are hosting the Raiders who have none of their secondary.