Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 12
By Max Staley
Even if you've gotten off to a slow start, sometimes you're just a move or two away from turning your season around. And even the smallest of moves can reap the biggest rewards.
If you need to make some more moves on the margins, here are three of the best fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for Week 12.
Waiver Wire Sleepers Week 12
Note: Only players rostered in fewer than 20% of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues are in consideration for this list.
3. Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans Saints (5% Rostered)
Trevor Siemian was atrocious before a meaningless fourth-quarter surge in Week 11. Even if Siemian gets the nod again in Week 12, he's probably going to be a disaster against the Buffalo Bills, who own the league's best defensive DVOA rating. Notably, Buffalo also ranks No. 1 in pass defense DVOA. This is purely speculative, but it's entirely possible that Hill gets a starting job in the next couple weeks. He was a consistent QB1 when he was the starter back in 2020, so he could be a sneaky-good pickup if you need help at QB.
2. Dontrell Hilliard, RB, Tennessee Titans (0% Rostered)
The Tennessee Titans backfield has been a mess ever since Derrick Henry went down. While Jeremy McNichols, Adrian Peterson and D'Onta Foreman have all been hyped at various points over the past few weeks, Dontrell Hilliard came out of nowhere in Week 11. He turned a whopping 17 opportunities (10 targets plus 7 carries) into 82 yards from scrimmage against the Houston Texans. His 8 receptions make him particularly intriguing in PPR leagues. Hilliard's not someone you're going to start this week, especially not against the New England Patriots, but he's worth stashing.
1. Cedrick Wilson, WR, Dallas Cowboys (3% Rostered)
If you need help in Week 12, look no further than Cedrick Wilson. Both CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper will miss the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game, thrusting Cedrick Wilson into a big role alongside Michael Gallup. He saw 7 targets (4 receptions for 36 yards) in that increased role last week, but he could be set up to feast against the Las Vegas Raiders, who are well-below average in pass defense DVOA. He's on the WR3 radar on Thursday, but this will probably be the only week he's worth using.
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