Fantasy Football Week 12 Waiver Wire

We are entering the final week of byes (insert cheers and

applause), but it’s a rough one. Buffalo, Cincinnati,

Philadelphia, and Seattle are the teams taking Week 12 off, so

I’ll try to provide substantial replacements for the sitting


Scott Tolzien, Packers QB (owned in 2.5 percent of leagues)

In case you are the team that’s been riding the recent

success of Nick Foles, or you have Russell Wilson, consider the

Packers’ starting quarterback this Sunday. The announcement

has already been made that Scott Tolzien will get the nod for at

least one more week. Last week, Tolzien threw for 339 yards but was

intercepted three times. However, this Sunday he’ll face a

Vikings secondary that allows 23.8 points per game to opposing

quarterbacks (second-most).

Bobby Rainey, Buccaneers RB (9.7 percent)

Brian Leonard had the immediate carries when Mike James was

injured two weeks ago against Miami, but Bobby Rainey seems to have

a stronghold on the job now. Last week, Rainey ran 30 times for 163

yards and two touchdowns, with a third TD in the receiving

category. Even though he faces a tough Lions rushing defense

(fifth-best), Rainey is a starting RB and can replace LeSean McCoy

or Marshawn Lynch if you’re in a pinch.

Donald Brown, Colts RB (19.5 percent)

Trent Richardson hasn’t even been in the NFL for two full

seasons yet he’s already considered a “bust” in

the fantasy football world. After scoring a touchdown in his first

two games as a Colt, Richardson has gone six-straight starts

without a TD. Donald Brown has scored four times since Richardson

has become a teammate. Arizona has the second-best rushing defense,

allowing 81.4 yards per game on the ground, so Brown is best used

in PPR leagues this week.

Tavon Austin, Rams WR (40.4 percent)

Remember that time Tavon Austin scored three touchdowns in a

game? Yeah, that was awesome. With only 40.4 percent ownership now,

I would like to know how many teams actually got to enjoy that

performance, other than St. Louis. After Sam Bradford was sidelined

with a season-ending torn ACL injury, all seemed lost for the

Rams’ receiving corps. However, a couple of long TDs to

Austin sparked some life into his fantasy stock. Though Kellen

Clemens only threw 16 passes against Indianapolis, the emergence of

Zac Stacy in the running game gives the passing attack a chance.

With A.J. Green and DeSean Jackson off for the week, owners could

get the same big play potential from Austin.

Coby Fleener, Colts TE (53.9 percent)

With former University of Toledo (Go Rockets!) tight end, Danny

Noble, scoring a TD last week the Cardinals continue to allow an

average of one touchdown per game to opposing TEs. This Sunday,

Arizona hosts the Colts and Coby Fleener. In deeper leagues,

he’s probably unavailable. However, you still might have

multiple TEs, so hopefully this helps your decision making


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