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BTD Fantasy Football: Waiver-Wire Pickups & Playoffs

Monday Night Football was quite the show!

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Rams Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

How about that Rams/Chiefs game last night! As we head into week 12 of the fantasy football season you probably fall into one of three tiers. Tier 1: Comfortably in the playoffs, you’ve got 1-3 losses and you feel good about your team and are starting to peek ahead to the playoff match-ups and schedules. Tier 2: Fighting for a playoff spot, with 4-6 losses and still searching for upgrades on the waiver-wire. Tier 3: More than 6 losses and you more or less have given up, but might be trying to beat someone to keep them out of the playoffs. No matter what tier you are in, I am here to help.


Running Backs
  1. Gus Edwards - Baltimore Raves
  2. Josh Adams - Philadelphia Eagles
  3. Jalen Richard - Oakland Raiders

Josh Adams and Gus Edwards might have just taken over as the number one running back for their teams. If Edwards keeps this up, he could be very valuable during the crucial part of the season.

Wide Receivers
  1. Tre’Quan Smith - New Orleans Saints
  2. Courtland Sutton - Denver Broncos
  3. Josh Reynolds - Los Angeles Rams
  4. DJ Moore - Carolina Panthers
  5. Anthony Miller - Chicago Bears

There are a lot of solid wide receiver option on the waiver-wire, Tre’Quan Smith has earned the trust of Drew Brees and that means he has earned my trust. I am trying to grab him everywhere that I can.

Tight Ends
  1. Cameron Brate - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  2. C.J. Uzomah - Cincinnati Bengals
  3. Jeff Heuerman - Denver Broncos

O.J. Howard is injured and will likely miss a week or two and Jameis Winston is back in at quarterback for the Bucs. Expect Brate to be productive moving forward.


  1. Jax Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills
  2. Bal Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders
  3. LA Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Bills, Cardinals and Raiders are bad. Very bad...


  1. Malcolm Brown - LA Rams
  2. Spencer Ware - KC Chiefs
  3. Giovani Bernard - CIN Bengals
  4. Cameron Artis-Payne - CAR Panthers

Here’s an interesting idea when it comes to fantasy football. All four running backs named above are not going to have good weeks next week. They aren’t very valuable and aren’t really worth rostering, BUT they become extremely valuable if the stud running back ahead of them were to be injured. Basically think of them like how James Connor was the insurance for Le’veon Bell. If your team is pretty set it might just pay off to grab a couple of these guys and stash them on your bench.



  1. Marcus Russell (10-1)
  2. Justin Sattelmaier (7-4)
  3. Joe Londergan (7-4)
  4. John Severs (6-5)
  5. Erik Briggs (5-6)
  6. Kyle Wilson (5-6)
  7. Albert Lee (5-6)
  8. Callie Cornilles (4-7)
  9. Travis Johannes (3-8)
  10. Patrick Moen (3-8)

My undefeated season came to an end on Monday night, oh well all good things must end. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!