The number in red next to a waiver wire gem indicated the percentage of a "blind bid" budget used in some leagues to award free agent pickups. If your league does not use blind bid waivers, consider the number a way to rank the quality of waiver wire additions.
- QB Cam Newton, CAR (waiver wire: 50+%)
- QB Justin Herbert, LAC
- QB Kirk Cousins, MIN
- QB Taylor Heinicke, WAS (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- QB Tua Tagovailoa, MIA (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- QB Tyrod Taylor, HOU (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- QB Taysom Hill, NO (waiver wire: 7-15%)
- QB Aaron Rodgers, GB
- QB Jimmy Garoppolo, SF (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- QB Ben Roethlisberger, PIT (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- QB Andy Dalton, CHI (waiver wire: 1%)
- QB Joe Flacco, NYJ (waiver wire: 1%)
- QB Tim Boyle, DET (waiver wire: 1% in very deep/2QB/Superflex)
- QB Baker Mayfield, CLE
- QB Ryan Tannehill, TEN (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX)
- QB Derek Carr, LV (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX)
- QB Russell Wilson, SEA
- QB Dak Prescott, DAL
- QB Joe Burrow, CIN
- QB Patrick Mahomes II, KC
- QB Justin Fields, CHI (waiver wire: HOLD EXCEPT IN SHORT BENCH LEAGUES)
Running Back Upgrades
- RB Rhamondre Stevenson, NE (waiver wire: 50+%)
- RB Devonta Freeman, BAL (waiver wire: 25-50%)
- RB Ty Johnson, NYJ (waiver wire: 20-40%)
- RB Jonathan Taylor, IND
- RB Jeff Wilson, SF (waiver wire: 20-40%)
- RB Alexander Mattison, MIN (waiver wire: 15-30%)
- RB Samaje Perine, CIN (waiver wire: 12-25%)
- RB Miles Sanders, PHI
- RB Matt Breida, BUF (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB DeeJay Dallas, SEA (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC
- RB Dontrell Hilliard, TEN (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB Chuba Hubbard, CAR (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB Sony Michel, LAR (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB Khalil Herbert, CHI (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB Jordan Howard, PHI (waiver wire: 7-15%)
- RB D'Andre Swift, DET
- RB Tevin Coleman, NYJ (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- RB James Conner, ARI
- RB Myles Gaskin, MIA
- RB Joe Mixon, CIN
- RB Latavius Murray, BAL (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- RB Jamaal Williams, DET (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- RB Tony Pollard, DAL
- RB Boston Scott, PHI (waiver wire: 3-5%)
- RB Trey Sermon, SF (waiver wire: 3-5%)
- RB Antonio Gibson, WAS
Running Back Downgrades
- RB Michael Carter, NYJ
- RB Kenyan Drake, LV (waiver wire: DROP FOR 25-50% OR HIGHER)
- RB Darrel Williams, KC (waiver wire: DROP FOR 10-20% OR HIGHER)
- RB D'Onta Foreman, TEN (waiver wire: DROP FOR 10-20% OR HIGHER)
- RB Adrian Peterson, TEN (waiver wire: DROP FOR 10-20% OR HIGHER)
- RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
- RB Josh Jacobs, LV
- RB Zack Moss, BUF (waiver wire: DROP IN SHORT BENCH LEAGUES)
Wide Receiver Upgrades
- WR Elijah Moore, NYJ (waiver wire: 50+%)
- WR Rashod Bateman, BAL (waiver wire: 25-50%)
- WR Michael Gallup, DAL (waiver wire: 25-50%)
- WR Tyler Boyd, CIN (waiver wire: 15-30%)
- WR Justin Jefferson, MIN
- WR D.J. Moore, CAR
- WR Laviska Shenault Jr, JAX
- WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- WR Mike Williams, LAC
- WR Brandon Aiyuk, SF
- WR Jamison Crowder, NYJ (waiver wire: 7-15%)
- WR Terry McLaurin, WAS
- WR Darnell Mooney, CHI
- WR Chase Claypool, PIT
- WR Marquise Goodwin, CHI (waiver wire: 3-5%)
- WR Cedrick Wilson, DAL (waiver wire: 3-5%)
- WR Dez Fitzpatrick, TEN (waiver wire: 1%)
- WR Chester Rogers, TEN (waiver wire: 1%)
- WR Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, TEN (waiver wire: 1%)
Wide Receiver Downgrades
- WR Jamal Agnew, JAX
- WR Jarvis Landry, CLE (waiver wire: DROP)
- WR Marquise Brown, BAL
- WR Bryan Edwards, LV (waiver wire: DROP FOR 10-20% OR HIGHER)
- WR Tee Higgins, CIN (waiver wire: HOLD)
- WR Cole Beasley, BUF (waiver wire: DROP FOR 15-30% OR HIGHER)
- WR A.J. Brown, TEN
- WR Ja'Marr Chase, CIN
- WR CeeDee Lamb, DAL
- WR Emmanuel Sanders, BUF (waiver wire: HOLD)
Tight End Upgrades
- TE Zach Ertz, ARI
- TE Austin Hooper, CLE (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- TE Dalton Schultz, DAL
- TE Darren Waller, LV
- TE Gerald Everett, SEA (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- TE Dallas Goedert, PHI
- TE T.J. Hockenson, DET
- TE Dawson Knox, BUF
- TE Adam Trautman, NO (waiver wire: 3-5%)
Tight End Downgrades
QB Tim Boyle, DET - (waiver wire: 1% in very deep/2QB/Superflex) - Boyle was as terrible as you would imagine, but he has a chance to start on Thanksgiving if Jared Goff isn't healthy enough to, and every starter has value in 2QB/Superflex.
QB Kirk Cousins, MIN - Cousins went toe-to-toe with Aaron Rodgers and it didn't seem like he was out of his weight class. The Vikings made some adjustments to get their best weapons more involved, so this could be the start of a great second half for Cousins and the passing game with the 49ers up next.
QB Andy Dalton, CHI - (waiver wire: 1%) - Dalton was this close to being the hero in Week 11 with a bomb to Marquise Goodwin on fourth and 11 that should have won the game, but Tyler Huntley and the Ravens had other ideas. If Justin Fields isn't ready to play on Thanksgiving against the Lions, Dalton will have some value in 2QB/Superflex
QB Joe Flacco, NYJ - (waiver wire: 1%) - Flacco became the third quarterback to make the Jets pass defense productive this year, and none of them are Zach Wilson. If the veteran gets the start against the Texans this week, he'll be worth a look in 2QB/Superflex.
QB Jimmy Garoppolo, SF - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Garoppolo is in tune with his offense and dealing against inferior defenses like the Jaguars. He'll get the Vikings this week in what could be a shootout.
QB Taylor Heinicke, WAS - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Heinicke had one of his best, if not his best game as a pro against the tough Panthers pass defense. He was outstanding against the blitz and made many hyperaccurate throws. The wounded Seahawks that just made Colt McCoy look like Kurt Warner are up next for him.
QB Justin Herbert, LAC - The Steelers defense was missing two of its three best players, but we still have to give credit to Herbert for his accurate passing and willingness to run when nothing was coming open. He was a massive fantasy asset this week and you probably won't considering benching him for fear of missing this kind of game. A rested Denver team is up next.
QB Taysom Hill, NO - (waiver wire: 7-15%) - Hill is banged up with a foot injury and wasn't used in Week 11 as he appeared to be the backup quarterback as opposed to the swiss army knife role he usually occupies. Sean Payton could be resting him to get healthy for a potential quarterback change in Week 13, but Hill won't start on Thanksgiving with a short week of rest.
QB Cam Newton, CAR - (waiver wire: 50+%) - Newton did not look rusty or otherwise limited against the Football Team. He ran well and threw the ball accurately enough in the short and intermediate range to think that he could easily be a fantasy QB1 from here on out, especially if he gets better with time after being away from football this year.
QB Aaron Rodgers, GB - Rodgers was brilliant against the Vikings even though it wasn't enough to get the road win. He said his injury was worse than turf toe and he was just trying to make it to the bye and lost Elgton Jenkins, one of his best offensive linemen, so this could end up being his best game for the rest of the season if his injury gets worse.
QB Ben Roethlisberger, PIT - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Roethlisberger led a Steelers outburst in the fourth quarter that almost overcame a 17 point deficit, but the defense couldn't get one last stop. With Chase Claypool back in the lineup, Roethlisberger has enough weapons to at least be a decent 2QB/Superflex option against the Bengals this week.
QB Tyrod Taylor, HOU - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - One week after he looked powerless to move the offense, Taylor made two touchdown key runs to capitalize on Titans mistakes and help any fantasy teams that had to rely on him. He's still very risky, but Taylor has some good matchups left on the schedule, including the Jets this week.
QB Joe Burrow, CIN - Burrow had one of his worst games of the year against the Raiders, but the Bengals still won easily thanks to Joe Mixon and the defense. If the Steelers get T.J. Watt and Minkah Fitzpatrick back this week, it might be better to look elsewhere for your QB1.
QB Derek Carr, LV - (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX) - Carr and the Raiders offense was miserable save for one three play drive that was all downfield passes to the tight end. He'll face a Cowboys defense that is tough against the pass on Thanksgiving.
QB Justin Fields, CHI - (waiver wire: HOLD EXCEPT IN SHORT BENCH LEAGUES) - The Bears offense looked weak as Matt Nagy fell to 0-4 in games following a bye, and Fields left with a rib injury. He might not be ready for Thanksgiving, but there are some good matchups left after that, which makes Fields worth holding if your waiver wire is thin at quarterback.
QB Patrick Mahomes II, KC - The outburst against the Raiders was just a pleasant dream that the Chiefs offense woke from against the Cowboys. Mahomes isn't an automatic start against AFC West opponents that have given him trouble in the past, but the offense could adjust priorities during this week's bye.
QB Baker Mayfield, CLE - Mayfield isn't making a great case for a big extension this offseason, although Jarvis Landry got banged up in this one and he was missing two of his top four wideouts. Mayfield is only a desperation play in 2QB/Superflex heading into a matchup against the Ravens.
QB Dak Prescott, DAL - Prescott looked impotent against the Chiefs blitz heavy defense and he also missed stud left tackle Tyron Smith. He'll face the Raiders on Thanksgiving and could bounce back, but hasn't been a high ceiling QB1 since the Cowboys became a more balanced team, so he's not an automatic start.
QB Ryan Tannehill, TEN - (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX) - Tannehill is down to rubbing two sticks together at wide receiver, and it was part of the reason he threw four picks against the Texans. He'll face Bill Belichick this week and is only a desperation play, even in 2QB/Superflex.
QB Russell Wilson, SEA - The Seahawks offense looks as hapless as it did last year in the second half of the season. The uptempo drives were the best part of the offense, but Wilson is having to lobby in the media to get more of that. It's hard to trust him this week even though he's facing Washington.
Running Back Upgrade
RB Matt Breida, BUF - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Breida's snap count went up and he was clearly the most dangerous Bills back with the ball in his hands for the second straight week. He could move into flexworthy status if this trend continues.
RB Tevin Coleman, NYJ - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Coleman will be in a timeshare with Ty Johnson for as long as Michael Carter is out, but he hasn't been to stay healthy or regain his old form for a few years now. He's a desperation play against the Texans, but he'll get ample opportunity to show what he can do.
RB James Conner, ARI - Conner didn't find a lot of room to run against the Seahawks, but he looked sharp in the passing game and scored while carrying a feature back load. He'll rest during the bye and should get at least one more start with Kyler Murray likely returning and giving the offense a boost.
RB DeeJay Dallas, SEA - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Dallas looked good in his limited opportunity and scored the Seahawks only touchdown on the afternoon. Rashaad Penny got hurt again, Alex Collins isn't 100%, so Dallas could be seeing more opportunity down the stretch in a likely lost season for Seattle.
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC - Edwards-Helaire ran well against the Cowboys even though he got less than half of the snaps. A better defense and conservative approach on offense should actually help his value going into the bye and Edwards-Helaire should be considered an RB2 for the stretch run.
RB Devonta Freeman, BAL - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - Freeman was used more than Latavius Murray and looked more effective than Murray. He should remain the more valuable Ravens back going forward with the Browns up next.
RB Myles Gaskin, MIA - We've come full circle as Gaskin is the lead back we expected him to be before preseason news of a committee surfaced. He'll face the Panthers this week and deserves to be in lineups as an RB2.
RB Antonio Gibson, WAS - Gibson got over a fumble that briefly put him on the bench and ran strong in the second half to help salt away the second straight win for the Football Team. He'll face the wilting Seahawks defense next.
RB Khalil Herbert, CHI - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - It's time to make sure every decent backup running back is rostered. Herbert was more than up to the task when David Montgomery was out and Damien Williams is banged up again.
RB Dontrell Hilliard, TEN - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Hilliard led the Titans backs in snaps and touches, and with the passing game ailing, he might maintain that hold on his workload, especially his eight catches. We will see if he can maintain a role after Jeremy McNichols returns from his concussion, possibly this week against New England.
RB Jordan Howard, PHI - (waiver wire: 7-15%) - Howard didn't go away when Miles Sanders returned, in fact he seemed to take over after Sanders fumbled, only to leave with a knee injury that will sideline him for Week 12. The hope is that his absence will be short, but he will have a role in a strong running game waiting for him when he returns.
RB Chuba Hubbard, CAR - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - It's time to roster every decent backup running back. Hubbard was a clear lead back when Christian McCaffrey was out and Cam Newton is uplifting the offense.
RB Ty Johnson, NYJ - (waiver wire: 20-40%) - Johnson looked to be in a split with Tevin Coleman after Michael Carter went out with an injured ankle, but we know who is better and who is more likely to stay healthy heading into a matchup with the Texans. Carter is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.
RB Tony Pollard, DAL - All of the nicks and bumps appear to be catching up to Ezekiel Elliott as Pollard looks much fresher and deserving of something closer to a 50-50 split going forward, especially this week with a short rest before a Thanksgiving contest against the Raiders.
RB Miles Sanders, PHI - Sanders looked invigorated by the new run-heavy approach in the Eagles offense, but he also had a costly fumble that got him benched until Jordan Howard left with a knee injury. He'll be in a committee with Howard when the downhill charger returns, but it's clear that Sanders has more value in this offense than the one he was in when he landed on injured reserve with a leg injury earlier this year.
RB Trey Sermon, SF - (waiver wire: 3-5%) - It's not clear when Elijah Mitchell will return from finger surgery, but until then, Sermon is the #2 back in an offense that is humming right now - except in the running game. He could get more opportunity against the Vikings this week if Mitchell isn't ready.
RB Rhamondre Stevenson, NE - (waiver wire: 50+%) - It looked like Stevenson was going to take a back seat to Damien Harris early in the win over the Falcons, but he ended up with the same workload, and he was more productive. This will remain a committee, but the Patriots are hot and Stevenson has flex value against Tennessee with room to grow.
RB Jonathan Taylor, IND - Taylor's performance was a week winner for most teams and put him in the rarefied air of Ladainian Tomlinson. Taylor's eighth straight 100+ scrimmage yard and 1+ touchdown game cemented his status as the most valuable fantasy running back so far this year.
RB Jamaal Williams, DET - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - It's time to roster every viable backup running back. Williams has fallen out of the committee role to being a true backup, and in a poor offense, but he'll have some PPR value if D'Andre Swift goes down.
RB Jeff Wilson, SF - (waiver wire: 20-40%) - Wilson didn't find a lot of room to run against the Jaguars and didn't look like the back who was a major fantasy asset any time he got to be the #1 for the 49ers, but he was wide open for a score that Jimmy Garoppolo missed or he would have still had a solid fantasy outing. If Elijah Mitchell can't go in Week 12 against Minnesota, Wilson will be an RB2 in lineups.
Running Back Downgrade
RB Michael Carter, NYJ - Carter suffered a high ankle sprain that will sideline him for 2-3 weeks, but he was looking great and taking control of the backfield before the injury so don't drop him unless he goes on injured reserve.
RB Kenyan Drake, LV - (waiver wire: DROP FOR 25-50% OR HIGHER) - Just as Drake and Raiders outlook was getting sunnier, he has been marginalized in back to back blowout losses. He still has Josh Jacobs injury upside, but that's the only reason to hold him right now.
RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL - Elliott briefly left after taking a hit on his ankle, but eventually returned to the game. He caught six balls to help in IDP leagues, but the Cowboys offense looked mortal against a rising Chiefs defense, and Elliott could be seeing the all of the bumps and bruises add up as Tony Pollard presents a viable alternative.
RB D'Onta Foreman, TEN - (waiver wire: DROP FOR 10-20% OR HIGHER) - Foreman took a backseat to Dontrell Hilliard of all backs, and wasn't used much in the loss to the Texans. The Titans offense is stuck in neutral and Foreman doesn't look like the jumpstarter.
RB Josh Jacobs, LV - Jacobs continues to bail out PPR fantasy teams with a handful of short catches every week, but the touchdown opportunities and winning game scripts seem to be a thing of the past. He's just a low ceiling RB2 at best heading into a Thanksgiving game against Dallas.
RB Zack Moss, BUF - (waiver wire: DROP IN SHORT BENCH LEAGUES) - Moss was third in the Bills backfield in snaps. It could have been a product of the losing game script, but the emergence of Matt Breida seems to be sticking, so Moss is just a touchdown-dependent desperation play.
RB Adrian Peterson, TEN - (waiver wire: DROP FOR 10-20% OR HIGHER) - Peterson was in for only 15 snaps as the Titans were playing from behind and preferred Dontrell Hilliard's passing game chops in the backfield. He's in a committee in a struggling offense, so Peterson's value is limited.
RB Darrel Williams, KC - (waiver wire: DROP FOR 10-20% OR HIGHER) - Williams was in on 53% of the snaps, but had fewer than half the touches that Clyde Edwards-Helaire got in a clear statement by the Chiefs on the fantasy pecking order of their backs. Williams has Edwards-Helaire injury upside, but might not be worth carrying through the bye.
Wide Receiver Upgrade
WR Brandon Aiyuk, SF - Aiyuk did the heavy lifting in the passing game against the Jaguars, not that much was needed in the blowout win. He has been a great play two of the last three weeks and faces a Vikings defense that just gave up almost 400 passing yards.
WR Rashod Bateman, BAL - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - Bateman didn't do much against the Bears, but we will forgive him since Tyler Huntley was in at quarterback. Marquise Brown was banged up enough to miss Week 11, which could open the door for Bateman to heat up assuming Lamar Jackson will play in Week 12 against Cleveland.
WR Tyler Boyd, CIN - (waiver wire: 15-30%) - Our on again off again relationship with Boyd warmed up in Week 11 as Joe Burrow relied on him to extend a key drive and appeared to need him more as the downfield passing game didn't click at Las Vegas. That trend could continue against Pittsburgh this week, especially if T.J. Watt is back on the field.
WR Chase Claypool, PIT - Claypool returned after missing only one week and would have had a long score if Ben Roethlisberger had a little more arm strength. He's back to being worth a WR3/Flex start against the Bengals.
WR Jamison Crowder, NYJ - (waiver wire: 7-15%) - Crowder was a frequent short range target for Joe Flacco and caught a score to put together a useful fantasy day. His value could persist as long as Flacco stays in the lineup.
WR Dez Fitzpatrick, TEN - (waiver wire: 1%) - Fitzpatrick was cut by the Titans despite going in the fourth round of the 2021 draft, but he redeemed himself in his return to the team with a touchdown. Consider him a desperation play against the Patriots this week if A.J. Brown is out.
WR Michael Gallup, DAL - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - Gallup should be the #1 receiver for the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, giving him a chance to post big numbers against the Raiders. Even after Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb return to the lineup, Gallup should have what the heck flex value at worst.
WR Marquise Goodwin, CHI - (waiver wire: 3-5%) - Goodwin got a season high eight targets and converted a fourth and 11 heave into what could have been a miracle game-winning score, but Tyler Huntley had some heroism of his own still in store. Allen Robinson is likely out for Thanksgiving, so Goodwin is an upside desperation play.
WR Terry McLaurin, WAS - McLaurin was boosted by one of Taylor Heinicke's best games of his young career and the trend could continue against a Seahawks defense that just allowed over 300 yards to Colt McCoy. McLaurin looks primed for a big second half as the Football Team has put together their first winning streak of the season.
WR Darnell Mooney, CHI - Mooney took a screen pass to the house from 60 and was the clear #1 receiver for the Bears even though most of his 16 targets fell incomplete. He'll likely be the #1 again on Thanksgiving against the Lions and should be in lineups as a WR2 no matter who starts at quarterback for the Bears.
WR D.J. Moore, CAR - It wasn't a massive game for Moore, but he scored and posted his best fantasy game since Week 4. The Panthers offense is awakening from its slumbers with the addition of Cam Newton, and Moore should benefit.
WR Elijah Moore, NYJ - (waiver wire: 50+%) - Moore has done it with three different quarterbacks now, the only question left is whether he can do with Zach Wilson, that is assuming Wilson gets back on the field soon. Make sure Moore isn't available just in case he was dropped last week.
WR Chester Rogers, TEN - (waiver wire: 1%) - Rogers had a forgettable special teams gaffe when a punt glanced off of his leg, but also got extensive work with A.J. Brown banged up, so he could be a desperation play against the Patriots this week.
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Valdes-Scantling's 75 yard score was dramatic but it ended up delaying the inevitable Vikings win. His weekly upside was highlighted by the play, reminding us he's worth a what the heck flex spot, especially when Allen Lazard sits.
WR Mike Williams, LAC - Williams broke out of his slump with a game winning score from 53, and that should hopefully create some momentum. Err on the side of playing him against the Broncos this week.
WR Cedrick Wilson, DAL - (waiver wire: 3-5%) - Wilson was promoted into the top two receivers when CeeDee Lamb went out with a concussion that will likely sideline him for Thanksgiving and Amari Cooper should remain on the covid list, so Wilson is a viable WR3/Flex against the Raiders.
Wide Receiver Downgrade
WR Cole Beasley, BUF - (waiver wire: DROP FOR 15-30% OR HIGHER) - Beasley got back to his usual snap count but it didn't result in anything useful for fantasy leagues. It's possible that this small supporting role is just where he is going to settle, so don't be too attached to him this waiver wire run.
WR A.J. Brown, TEN - Brown had a few snags that were reminiscent of his game at top form, but that was just a moment in a game that Brown left twice with injuries and saw too many balls forced to him as the Titans shot themselves in the foot too many times against the Texans. We'll see if Brown is healthy enough to play against the Patriots, who will likely take Brown away in any event.
WR Ja'Marr Chase, CIN - Chase had his lowest target total in a month as Joe Burrow struggled in the downfield passing game. Defenses are forcing the quarterback to be more disciplined and taking away the deep one-on-one shots that got Chase off to such a hot start.
WR Tee Higgins, CIN - (waiver wire: HOLD) - Higgins was overlooked as the Bengals downfield pass offense had trouble executing against the Raiders. He hasn't done anything big for fantasy teams lately, but Higgins shouldn't be dropped yet.
WR Jarvis Landry, CLE - (waiver wire: DROP) - Landry scored on a direct snap, but aggravated his knee injury later in the game, leaving his Week 12 status up in the air. His ceiling wasn't that high to begin with, so he's droppable.
WR Emmanuel Sanders, BUF - (waiver wire: HOLD) - Sanders suffered against the Colts with the rest of the Bills offense, but they could bounce back against a weary Saints defense on Thanksgiving. His weekly ceiling is too high to release him during this cold streak.
Tight End Upgrade
TE Zach Ertz, ARI - Ertz was the main cog for the Cardinals passing game with DeAndre Hopkins out and he put up a week-winning score from the usually sedate tight end position. He's a must start after his bye this week.
TE Gerald Everett, SEA - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Everett is back to basically being a full time player in this offense, and perhaps some fantasy value could come out of the matchup against Washington. The Seahawks could give the passing game and uptempo approach more love after it was the only thing that worked in the offense in Week 11.
TE Dallas Goedert, PHI - Goedert is benefitting from the more efficient pass offense and could have had two scores in this game but was perhaps mistakenly called down at the one, and had another called back due to a Devonta Smith pass interference penalty. He's a solid TE1 heading into a game against the Giants.
TE T.J. Hockenson, DET - Tim Boyle didn't do much right in the loss to the Browns, but he did complete six balls to T.J. Hockenson, giving us reason to play him on Thanksgiving against the Bears. There's also a chance that Jared Goff will be back in the lineup.
TE Austin Hooper, CLE - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Hooper was second on the team in targets with seven, and Jarvis Landry left the game with an aggravation of his knee injury, so Hooper could be the de facto #1 target against the Ravens this week. Hooper has at least five targets in three of the last four games.
TE Dawson Knox, BUF - Knox led the team in catches and yards, but that's not necessarily a good thing for the Bills. His involvement in encouraging for anyone that is relying on him as their #1 tight end. Knox should be a good play against a very tired Saints defense on Thanksgiving.
TE Dalton Schultz, DAL - Schultz should be a featured target on Thanksgiving with Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb both likely out. He had his first six catch game since Week 5 and built some momentum heading into Week 12.
TE Adam Trautman, NO - (waiver wire: 3-5%) - Trautman has at least six targets in the last four games and at least four catches in the last three games, establishing himself as a viable fantasy option with Trevor Siemian in the lineup. He's a suitable streamer unless his knee injury keeps him out Week 12. Stay tuned.
Tight End Downgrade
TE Dan Arnold, JAX - Arnold was kept off of the stat sheet for the first time as a Jaguar, and just as he was in the circle of trust for fantasy teams. The loss of Jamal Agnew narrows the target tree, but this Jaguars offense is too inconsistent to count on. Arnold is still a suitable streamer against the Falcons, but if he fails again, back to the waiver wire with him.
TE Cole Kmet, CHI - (waiver wire: DROP) - There was some hope of a fantasy breakout for Kmet after the bye following his 6-87 game in Week 9, but he was a Week 11 dud. The Lions matchup on Thanksgiving is enticing, but Kmet is only a desperation play.
TE C.J. Uzomah, CIN - Uzomah's up and down fantasy season continued with his worst fantasy output since a goose egg in Week 3. That coincidentally came against the Steelers, Cincinnati's Week 12 opponent.