FAAB Week 12 Cheat Sheet
Hello everyone and welcome to another FAAB Week 12 Cheat Sheet article brought to you by the Sports Gambling Podcast Network. Waiver feed management is one of the most important parts of fantasy football and SGPN has all the information you need before you seek to make these important collections. However, finding players to claim is only half the battle. This article is unique in that we not only highlight the best waiver wire cashouts of the week, but also discuss how much you should spend on these players.
I can’t think of any successful fantasy team I’ve had that didn’t have critical waiver wire mics. Knowing when to spend and when to be safe is key when fighting for a playoff spot. With that, here are my top waiver wire pickups of the week along with the percentage of your total FAAB budget year-to-date that you should be spending on these players. It is important to note that if you still have a large part of your FAAB budget left, you can spend a little more. Your league probably won’t exceed the FAAB budget, so you better spend it because there are some good players on waivers this week.
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Week 12 FAAB Potential Gems (10-20% FAAB)
Latavius Murray – RB – Denver Broncos – 20%
After another fumble on the goal line Melvin Gordon was released Monday by the Denver Broncos. This makes Latave Murray the clear lead in Denver with the two mike boon and Chase Edmonds come out with injuries too. Murray is used to being reliable when called as he finished this last game with 72 total yards and a touchdown.
He was a top 31 PPR running back in every game with the Broncos, which also makes him an RB2 back end in a soft game with the Carolina Panthers next week. Already out of the playoff draw, the Broncos will likely be content with Murray staying ahead. He’s one of the biggest priorities of the week if he happens to be on your waiver feed.
Stashing Latavius Murray in 44% of my Dynasty Leagues wasn’t supposed to go so well…
— Akash (@YZR_Fantasy) November 21, 2022
Donovan Peoples-Jones – WR – Cleveland Browns – 15%
How the hell does Donovan Peoples-Jones still only feature in 57% of Sleeper Fantasy Football leagues? It should be close to 100% as the man has been absolutely on fire recently. He has over 60 receiving yards in six of his last seven games and has been a top 36 wide receiver five weeks in a row. Moreover, the return of Deshaun Watson is just around the corner and it has a juicy stretch ahead for the fantasy football playoffs. Baltimore, New Orleans and Washington have given up plenty of fantastic points to Wide Receivers this season and Peoples-Jones should be stuck in starting lineups going forward.
Treylon Burks – WR – Tennessee Titians – 15%
Another Wide Receiver rookie having a breakout match, any Wide Receiver drafted in the first two rounds at this point should be entered if healthy. Although he was reintroduced into the action of the game, Treylon Burk caught 7 passes for 111 yards in Week 11 against Green Bay. Robert Woods is clearly not the player he once gave way to Burks to be the best option on the straight.
Although the Titans are a popular first team, they have a tough schedule over time. This includes the Bengals, Eagles, Chargers and Cowboys. They’ll probably have to throw a little more than usual and Burks should be in the WR3 conversation going forward.
Deshaun Watson – QB – Cleveland Browns – 15%
He’s not available in any of the leagues I’m currently in, but with Deshaun Watson only listed in 53% of Sleeper leagues, I feel like I should mention him here. That number will likely increase to 100% next week as he is eligible to return from suspension in Week 13. He hasn’t played in almost two years and is playing on a brand new team so expectations have to be temperate.
That said, he will immediately jump into low-end QB1 territory given the struggles of many of the top callers this year. As we’ve said before, the Browns have some fantastic playoff matchups. Watson will probably want to build momentum for next year as well and paint some gruesome claims with some strong performances.
Parris Campbell – WR – Indianapolis Colts – 15%
He’s another player that I don’t quite understand how he’s always on the waiver wire. Like Peoples-Jones, Paris-Campbell has been remarkably consistent over the past few weeks. Coming out of poor performance with the disaster that was Sam Ehlinger starting, Campbell has been fantastic recently.
Before this last week he had three consecutive WR1 performances with matt ryan as his starter caught a touchdown every game. Even in Week 11, he still had 5 catches for 67 yards in a tough game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a starter in most leagues going forward and is expected to be listed in nearly 100% of leagues after waivers clear this week.
Parris Campbell weeks 6-10: WR10
Michael Pittman weeks 6-10: WR17
Campbell has had three WR1 weeks since Week 6 compared to Pittman’s.
Both top 5 routes ran.
Pittman is team WR1 but it’s time to notice what Campbell has done finally in good health.
—Brandon Blanco (@NBF_Clo) November 17, 2022
Week 12 FAAB mid-level targets (5-10%)
Samaje Perine – RB – Cincinnatti Bengals – 10%
Joe Mixon left that most recent game with a concussion that allowed Samaje Perine to take advantage of it by playing 70% of the snaps. Take the opportunity to catch three touchdown passes and rack up 82 total yards. Mixon will likely be questionable this week after a concussion and Perine deserves a comeback as the potential starting Running Back in a power attack.
I wouldn’t spend too much on Perine, as we’re not sure about Mixon’s status yet and he’s probably just one game missing. Nonetheless, as we’ve seen this season, the Running Backs will have value down the stretch and Perine is one of the best handcuffs in the league.
Darius Slayton – WR – New York Giants – 10%
This week is the week of the unsexy but very reliable wide receiver on the waiver wire. Darius Slayton is the best wide receiver in a lackluster passing attack with Daniel Jones. After playing at least the first three weeks of the season, Slayton has been by far the most productive receiver since his return, finishing in the top 24 fantastic wide receiver in four of his last six games.
Wan’Dale Robinson also suffered a torn ACL and is out for the rest of the season. He was the only other player on the Giants roster capable of challenging Slayton for a significant number of targets. Slayton will start for more weeks than the last six weeks of the season.
Week 12 FAAB Speculative flyers and potential sleepers
Demarcus Robinson – WR – Baltimore Ravens – 5%
As the head fan, it’s safe to say I’ve seen enough Demarcus Robinson to know that he’s not starting to find himself in his 6th season in the NFL. Either way, the Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver room is a mess with Devin Duvernay as the only other wide receiver of note. Robinson played a season-high 78% of the snaps last Sunday before finishing with 9 receptions for 128 yards.
It will likely be his best performance of the season, but he’s worth adding, especially in deeper leagues with three wide receivers or multiple flex points. Don’t count on it more than a boom or bust option, hence the modest waiver offer.
Demarcus Robinson is a good waiver to add
Caught ALL of his 9 Lamar Jackson targets. Took them for 128. 21.8 PPR points 2nd time in 3 games saw at least 8 targets
When BAL struggled on the ground it was to pass the ball to Mark Andrews and Demarcus Robinson
—Nick Skrip (@P2WFantasy) November 21, 2022
Sky Moore – WR – Kansas City Chiefs – 5%
It took a few injuries to get here, but Sky Moore finally had a notable performance catching five passes for 63 yards. Modest numbers, but significant for a player who has almost doubled his number of receiving yards over the year. It is also unclear what his role will be in the future. Juju Smith-Schuster will likely be back next game and it’s unclear if Kadarius Toney will miss time due to a hamstring injury.
Given his long history of hamstring injuries, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him at least miss Week 12 and Mecole Hardman is also on injured reserve. Moore will have the opportunity to prove himself in three sets of wide receivers and Marquez Valdes-Scantling didn’t do much this season either.
Juwan Johnson – TE – New Orleans Saints – 5%
Don’t look now but Juwan Johnson is the TE2 in fantasy scores since Week 6. This is mostly down to 5 touchdowns during that streak, as he has yet to go past 50 yards in any game this season. Nonetheless, the Tight End position is a mess as usual and Johnson should at least be a streaming option going forward.
He’s been the third-most-targeted skill position player for the Saints the past four games and has an insideout touchdown, which is all you can ask for from the position. He won’t catch a touchdown every game, but Tampa Bay and Atlanta are great matchups down the stretch.
Week 12 FAAB Honorable Mentions
Cam Akers – RB – Los Angeles Rams – 5%
Trey McBride – TE – Arizona Cardinals – 3%
James Cook – RB – Buffalo Bills – 2%
Austin Hooper – TE – Tennessee Titans – 1%
Logan Thomas – TE – Washington Commanders – 1%