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 Taysom Hill, NO (waiver wire: 25-50%)
- QB Justin Fields, CHI (waiver wire: 15-30%)
- QB Derek Carr, LV (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- QB Carson Wentz, IND (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- QB Dak Prescott, DAL
- QB Ryan Tannehill, TEN (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX)
- QB Zach Wilson, NYJ
- QB Cam Newton, CAR (waiver wire: DROP FOR 10-20% OR HIGHER)
- QB Joe Burrow, CIN
- QB Jalen Hurts, PHI
- QB Lamar Jackson, BAL
- RB Chuba Hubbard, CAR (waiver wire: 50+%)
- RB Alexander Mattison, MIN (waiver wire: 50+%)
- RB D'Onta Foreman, TEN (waiver wire: 25-50%)
- RB Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL
- RB Tony Pollard, DAL
- RB Boston Scott, PHI (waiver wire: 15-30%)
- RB Jamaal Williams, DET (waiver wire: 15-30%)
- RB Leonard Fournette, TB
- RB Matt Breida, BUF (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB Damien Harris, NE
- RB Ronald Jones II, TB (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB Elijah Mitchell, SF
- RB Samaje Perine, CIN (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB Devin Singletary, BUF (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- RB Rex Burkhead, HOU (waiver wire: 7-15%)
- RB Tevin Coleman, NYJ (waiver wire: 7-15%)
- RB Josh Jacobs, LV
- RB Joe Mixon, CIN
- RB Khalil Herbert, CHI (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- RB Sony Michel, LAR (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- RB Jeff Wilson, SF (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- RB Myles Gaskin, MIA
- RB Dontrell Hilliard, TEN (waiver wire: 3-5%)
- RB Jordan Howard, PHI (waiver wire: 3-5%)
- RB Devontae Booker, NYG (waiver wire: 1%)
- RB Christian McCaffrey, CAR
- RB Dalvin Cook, MIN (waiver wire: HOLD)
- RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
- RB Tony Jones, NO (waiver wire: DROP)
- RB Zack Moss, BUF (waiver wire: DROP)
- RB Najee Harris, PIT
- RB David Johnson, HOU
- RB Ty Johnson, NYJ (waiver wire: DROP)
- RB Miles Sanders, PHI (waiver wire: HOLD)
- RB Rhamondre Stevenson, NE (waiver wire: HOLD)
- RB D'Andre Swift, DET
- WR Russell Gage, ATL (waiver wire: 12-25%)
- WR Jaylen Waddle, MIA
- WR Jakobi Meyers, NE (waiver wire: 7-15%)
- WR Hunter Renfrow, LV
- WR Kendrick Bourne, NE (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- WR Tee Higgins, CIN
- WR DeSean Jackson, LV (waiver wire: 5-10%)
- WR Darnell Mooney, CHI
- WR Odell Beckham Jr, LAR
- WR Jamison Crowder, NYJ (waiver wire: DROP)
- WR Deebo Samuel, SF
- WR Elijah Moore, NYJ (waiver wire: HOLD)
- WR Emmanuel Sanders, BUF (waiver wire: HOLD)
- WR DeVonta Smith, PHI
- WR Ja'Marr Chase, CIN
- TE Rob Gronkowski, TB
- TE Jack Doyle, IND (waiver wire: 10-20%)
- TE Cole Kmet, CHI (waiver wire: 7-15%)
- TE Dawson Knox, BUF
- TE Foster Moreau, LV (waiver wire: 1%)
QB Derek Carr, LV - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Carr had his best fantasy game in a month as the Raiders offense came out of its slump against a decent Cowboys defense. He'll face a poor Washington secondary in Week 13 and is worth a streamer look.
QB Justin Fields, CHI - (waiver wire: 15-30%) - Fields should take back over as the Bears quarterback this week against the Cardinals in a game that could require more passing to keep up with the Arizona offense. Andy Dalton showed the way against a weak Lions pass defense, so hopefully, Fields can create momentum.
QB Taysom Hill, NO - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - Hill still hasn't been named the starter, but you have to wonder how much longer it will take. His fantasy upside is too good to leave him on the waiver wire, just in case Sean Payton finally comes around.
QB Dak Prescott, DAL - With an assist from a poor defensive performance by the Cowboys that put Prescott and the offense behind for the entire game, Prescott had one of his better fantasy performances this year despite missing both of his top two receivers. The Saints offense is dysfunctional, so Week 13 might be a bit down, but Washington is still left on the schedule two more times.
QB Carson Wentz, IND - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Wentz played an outstanding game against the Bucs. Most and maybe all of the five turnovers were not on him and he made plays all afternoon to give the Colts a chance to win. He has a low floor in games that Jonathan Taylor dominates and a Week 14 bye, but Wentz reminded us that he can still be a fantasy asset. Consider him a boom/bust QB1 against Houston.
QB Joe Burrow, CIN - Burrow was better than he was in Week 11, but it's clear the offense runs through Joe Mixon now, which is going to lower Burrow's weekly fantasy ceiling. He's more streamer than QB1 heading into a matchup with the Chargers.
QB Jalen Hurts, PHI - Hurts had a day to forget as a passer, which torpedoed fantasy teams, and came out of the game hobbled with a leg injury. We'll be watching the practice reports to see what his status is for Week 13 against the Jets.
QB Lamar Jackson, BAL - Jackson threw four picks and just wasn't himself against the Browns. It's not clear if this has anything to do with the illness that sidelined him for Week 11. He's still a fantasy QB1, but we are altering expectations as he heads to Pittsburgh.
QB Cam Newton, CAR - (waiver wire: DROP FOR 10-20% OR HIGHER) - Newton was an absolute disaster in Week 12 heading into the Panthers bye. That performance erodes confidence going forward and makes Newton droppable with no chance of value growth this week. He does get the Falcons and Bucs before the end of the season, so spot start value is still possible.
QB Ryan Tannehill, TEN - (waiver wire: DROP IN 1QB, HOLD IN 2QB/SUPERFLEX) - With A.J. Brown on injured reserve, the rest of the season is looking bleak for Tannehill's fantasy prospects. Bill Belichick tormented him this week so much so that it probably isn't worth carrying Tannehill through his bye.
QB Zach Wilson, NYJ - We can dispose of hopes that Wilson learned something on the bench watching three different backup quarterbacks lift the Jets pass offense. He's only a desperation play in 2QB/Superflex leagues.
Running Back Upgrade
RB Devontae Booker, NYG - (waiver wire: 1%) - Saquon Barkley is back, which delivers a big hit to Booker's value, but he is still rosterable at a time when any clear backup running back has potential value.
RB Matt Breida, BUF - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Breida was only in for about 1/3 of the snaps, but touched the ball 11 times, including a screen pass touchdown that showed his shiftiness and speed. He hasn't given the coaches a reason to use him less going forward and could still see more value growth.
RB Rex Burkhead, HOU - (waiver wire: 7-15%) - Burkhead hasn't done much with his ample opportunity, but he's worth a look going into Week 13 with David Johnson banged up coming out of the loss to the Texans. The Colts defense is up next.
RB Tevin Coleman, NYJ - (waiver wire: 7-15%) - Coleman was the lead back for the Jets with Michael Carter sitting. Austin Walter and Zach Wilson got the rushing scores, but a bigger day was there in fantasy for Coleman if he had gotten one or both. The Jets should be competitive against the Eagles, giving Coleman a shot at RB2/Flex value.
RB D'Onta Foreman, TEN - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - Foreman got the bigger piece of the pie in the Titans backfield and he was a successful runner, but he had a costly fumble and could find the end zone on his scoring opportunities. He's worth picking up and carrying through the bye with the likelihood that he's the lead back going forward.
RB Leonard Fournette, TB - Fournette was a week-winner with four scores and hard work as a runner and receiver to keep the chains moving on a day when there wasn't anything there for Tom Brady in the downfield passing game. He'll likely have another field day against the Falcons this week.
RB Myles Gaskin, MIA - Gaskin was treated as a lead back even with Phillip Lindsay activated and playing during garbage time. He has been converting scoring opportunities in an improving offense and should be treated as a solid RB2 against the Giants this week.
RB Damien Harris, NE - Harris isn't a clear lead back with Rhamondre Stevenson getting a drive here and there, but he is first up and he also scored when the game was getting out of hand. He's the safer Patriots running back play going forward.
RB Khalil Herbert, CHI - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - All decent backup running backs should be rostered as we head down the stretch. Herbert certainly qualifies as Justin Fields return should boost the running game in Chicago.
RB Dontrell Hilliard, TEN - (waiver wire: 3-5%) - Hilliard wasn't bad against the Patriots, but he wasn't as good as his numbers suggested. Hilliard had a costly fumble and his 68-yard touchdown was a fluke with the clock running down in the second quarter against a nickel defense. It's unclear if he'll have the same role in Week 14 if Jeremy McNichols is out of concussion protocol.
RB Jordan Howard, PHI - (waiver wire: 3-5%) - Howard isn't a sure thing for Week 13, and the Eagles have a Week 14 bye, but with Miles Sanders hurt again and Boston Scott fumbling, it's possible that Howard is the lead back when he is back on the field and we know he is clicking running behind this line.
RB Chuba Hubbard, CAR - (waiver wire: 50+%) - Hubbard will take over as the lead back after the bye. The team has shown that they will give him the vast majority of the work when Christian McCaffrey is out - and McCaffrey won't play again this year.
RB Josh Jacobs, LV - Jacobs got a lead back workload in Week 12, and for the first time in a bit, in a good offense. The Raiders are back in the playoff hunt and Jacobs should be considered a high floor RB2 at worst against Washington this week.
RB Alexander Mattison, MIN - (waiver wire: 50+%) - Dalvin Cook could return from his shoulder injuries before the end of the season, but that doesn't mean you should hold back if Mattison is on your waiver wire. Spend every last dollar to get him in shallow leagues.
RB Sony Michel, LAR - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - The Rams offense hasn't exactly been inspiring, but Michel is still set up as the clear backup to Darrell Henderson, who doesn't have a spotless durability record.
RB Elijah Mitchell, SF - Mitchell was outstanding in his return from finger surgery, running hard and giving the Vikings all they could handle against the efficient 49ers running game. He's the clear lead back and a fantasy RB1 heading into a game at Seattle.
RB Joe Mixon, CIN - Mixon was a bull in a china shop against a once stout Steelers defense. The Bengals are clearly wanting to ride Mixon and will give him as much work as he can handle going forward.
RB Cordarrelle Patterson, ATL - Patterson wasn't 100%, coming into Week 12 as a game-time decision, but he helped 100% of his fantasy teams with a massive game as a runner against the flailing Jaguars defense. He'll confidently be back in lineups against the Bucs even though the matchup is very tough.
RB Samaje Perine, CIN - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Perine is one of the most essential backups to carry with Joe Mixon getting a ton of work and the Bengals running game clicking. Perine would be a three-down back if Mixon goes down.
RB Tony Pollard, DAL - Ezekiel Elliott is playing through a knee injury and there is talk that the team is going to give him some time off to heal. Pollard's role should grow regardless, making him a flex play at worst against the lagging Saints on Thursday.
RB Boston Scott, PHI - (waiver wire: 15-30%) - Miles Sanders hurt his ankle against the Giants, so Scott got in and ran well, at least until he fumbled the game away. Scott could start against the Jets this week, which would make him a fantasy RB2 in the Eagles revitalized running game.
RB Devin Singletary, BUF - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Singletary got the most work in the Bills backfield with Zack Moss a healthy scratch, but it still didn't amount to much despite the Bills winning comfortably on Thanksgiving. Consider him a what the heck flex against the Patriots.
RB Jamaal Williams, DET - (waiver wire: 15-30%) - D'Andre Swift is day-to-day and could play in Week 13 against Minnesota, but Williams value is still on the chance Swift misses time or aggravates the injury. He should have a decent PPR floor because of the role backs play in the empty cupboard Lions passing game.
RB Jeff Wilson, SF - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Wilson is very much the backup in San Francisco, but Elijah Mitchell has been on and off of the injury report all year, so Wilson is still rosterable as an injury upside backup.
Running Back Downgrade
RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL - Elliott looks like a shadow of himself as he plays through a knee injury. It's possible the team could give him time off to rest his injury for the stretch run and possible playoff berth.
RB David Johnson, HOU - Johnson came out of Week 12 banged up and might have trouble getting ready for Week 13. If your league is deep enough that you could use Johnson, it might be time to look for a different option.
RB Ty Johnson, NYJ - (waiver wire: DROP) - It looks like Johnson is the second fiddle to Tevin Coleman with Austin Walter also playing a role, so really second and a half. The offense doesn't have Mike White to feed the running backs in the passing game, so Johnson's ceiling and floor are both not significant enough to carry on fantasy rosters.
RB Rhamondre Stevenson, NE - (waiver wire: HOLD) - Stevenson is still a high injury upside value backup, but that's probably all he is even though he showed more burst and upside as a runner than Damien Harris when Harris was out a few weeks ago.
RB D'Andre Swift, DET - Swift's Thanksgiving ended early with a shoulder injury. He's day-to-day and could return for Week 13, but his workload might be reduced and there's always a chance of recurrence of shoulder injuries in running backs.
Wide Receiver Upgrade
WR Odell Beckham Jr, LAR - Beckham caught his first touchdown of the year and looked like a player that can still win deep in an offense that values the deep pass. He's worth a WR3/Flex start against the Jaguars.
WR Kendrick Bourne, NE - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Bourne's tightrope tackle-breaking long touchdown was one of the highlights of the day, and one of two scores in the blowout win. The Patriots pass offense doesn't create overachievers, but Bourne could be a good spot start against the Bills.
WR Russell Gage, ATL - (waiver wire: 12-25%) - Gage has become the most targeted wide receiver with Calvin Ridley away from the Falcons. He should have a lot of opportunity against the Bucs this week and deserves to be in lineups as a WR3/Flex in PPR leagues.
WR Tee Higgins, CIN - The Steelers couldn't handle Higgins one-on-one at the catch point and Joe Burrow knew it, so he peppered Higgins with downfield targets. He flashed his upside and will be tough to put back on the bench.
WR DeSean Jackson, LV - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Jackson was the slate breaker with his big plays downfield that keyed the Raiders pass offense on Thanksgiving. He'll be worth a hail mary WR3/Flex play against one of his old teams, Washington.
WR Jakobi Meyers, NE - (waiver wire: 7-15%) - Meyers had more downfield plays against the Titans and is becoming a bigger fantasy threat as Mac Jones improves in his rookie year. Consider Meyers a PPR WR3/Flex against the Bills this week.
WR Hunter Renfrow, LV - Renfrow benefited from the space opened up by Desean Jackson running deep routes as the Raiders pass offense put on a show on Thanksgiving. Renfrow is an easy WR3/Flex start against Washington this week.
WR Jaylen Waddle, MIA - Waddle looked like he was worth every bit of the trade up to #6 in the win over Carolina. His speed after the catch and toughness over the middle of the field helped the Dolphins get out to a big lead. He's an every-week start going forward.
Wide Receiver Downgrade
WR Ja'Marr Chase, CIN - Chase had a floor game as Tee Higgins was the main man in the passing game, and Joe Mixon and the running game was the main mode of attack. He is still worth an every-week start, but the ceiling games might be few and far behind for Chase from here on out.
WR Elijah Moore, NYJ - (waiver wire: HOLD) - Moore wasn't a hit with Zach Wilson back in the lineup. It's not time to give up on him yet, but with Philadelphia and Darius Slay up next, we might keep Moore on the bench this week.
WR Emmanuel Sanders, BUF - (waiver wire: HOLD) - The well has run dry for Sanders, who is outside of our circle of trust now that the downfield connection between him and Josh Allen isn't working. He's worth holding to see if it gets going again.
WR DeVonta Smith, PHI - Just when we thought it was safe to rely on Smith, Jalen Hurts had one of his worst games of the year as a passer and left Smith and his fantasy teams out in the cold. The Jets are up this week, so go back to the well even though Hurts has made his value feel shakier.
Tight End Upgrade
TE Rob Gronkowski, TB - Gronkowski moved well and caught the ball with ease in the middle of the field against the Colts zone defense that held down the outside receivers. He might end up being the most valuable tight end down the stretch if he can stay healthy.
TE Cole Kmet, CHI - (waiver wire: 7-15%) - Kmet probably won't have the benefit of playing with Andy Dalton in Week 13, but he could still level off as a fantasy-relevant tight end with Justin Fields if the Bears have a competent game plan on offense.
TE Dawson Knox, BUF - Knox eliminated any doubt who Josh Allen likes to look to in the red zone with two scores on Thanksgiving night in New Orleans. He's an every-week start and potential x-factor against the Patriots this week.
TE Foster Moreau, LV - (waiver wire: 1%) - Moreau could get a start in Week 13 if Darren Waller can't go because of his leg injury. Moreau posted a 6-60-1 line in his only other start this year and Washington is a good matchup for opposing passing games.
Tight End Downgrade
TE Noah Fant, DEN - Fant looks like a supporting cast player in a passing game that is quickly becoming secondary to a very strong backfield. He's only a what the heck tight end play in a wide target tree that doesn't get watered often enough.
TE Dallas Goedert, PHI - Goedert was building momentum coming off of a game that saw him almost score twice in Week 11. He was a nonfactor in Week 12 against the Giants. Consider him a boom/bust play with a smaller than desired boom against the Jets this week.
TE Kyle Pitts, ATL - The return of Cordarrelle Patterson didn't really open anything up for Pitts, who is going to be the focus of opposing defenses week in, week out. He's still worth a start against the Bucs as the Falcons should be passing a lot.