Five Week 12 fantasy football waiver wire pickups

Josh Adams of the Philadelphia Eagles. - [Keith Allison / Flickr]
Josh Adams of the Philadelphia Eagles. - [Keith Allison / Flickr]

Over the past few weeks, there has been a severe lack of talent on the waiver wire. That's going to change in week 12.

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The fantasy football season is drawing to a close as the playoff bracket in leagues is solidifying. Teams that are looking to improve should still be looking to the waiver wire to improve, as injuries (Melvin Gordon last year) can derail a team's chances at winning the championship. Let's take a look at five difference makers that should be added to fantasy teams from the waiver wire in Week 12.

1

New Orleans WR Tre'Quan Smith (13.3 Percent Ownership)

The Saints signed Dez Bryant so that he could be a secondary target for Drew Brees. That title now belongs to Smith, who racked up 10 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. Smith is worth the waiver wire add, especially because he plays in the prolific Saints offense.

2

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards (0.0 Percent Ownership)

Nobody saw this coming. With Lamar Jackson at quarterback, the Ravens inexplicably turned to Gus Edwards as their lead back. Edwards rewarded the Ravens with 17 carries for 115 rushing yards and a touchdown. It was the best performance by a Ravens running back all year, and Edwards could be line for even more work after his performance on November 18 against the Bengals.

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