Down to the Wire: Week 12 Adds

Each week we will take a look at players who are more than likely on your waiver-wire that can be added to your team and help you this week. One of the biggest complaints with waiver wire add articles is that many of these guys are not available in your league. Using ESPN’s ownership statistics, everyone mentioned in this article has 50% or lower ownership status. This article will be divided into two parts, standard and deep leagues. The players in the deeper league wire are typically guys that you can stash that have upside. If you use a Free Agent Auction Bidding (FAAB) system, in parenthesis will be the percentage of your budget we would use on each player. In those type leagues, know the bidding history of your opponents and adjust accordingly. Players are ranked in order by their position.

Since Down to the Wire only highlights players who are owned by less than half of owners in ESPN leagues, I first want to give you a list of guys who are only owned in 50-75% of leagues that would be premium adds over any other player in most circumstances (depending on your positional needs). (Percentage owned in parentheses)


  1. Phillip Rivers 62%

Running Back

  1. Jamaal Williams 70%
  2. Latavius Murray 69%
  3. Orleans Darkwa 70%
  4. Alfred Morris 71%
  5. Alex Collins 66%
  6. Dion Lewis 62%
  7. Danny Woodhead 56%
  8. Matt Forte 59%
  9. LeGarrette Blount 66%
  10. Theo Riddick 59%
  11. Jonathon Stewart 61%
  12. Derrick Henry 62%
  13. James White 72%
  14. Kenyon Drake 69%
  15. Buck Allen 63%

Wide Receiver

  1. Mohammed Sanu 67%
  2. Rishard Matthews 67%
  3. Jamison Crowder 61%
  4. Danny Amendola 51%
  5. Cooper Kupp 51%
  6. Marqise Lee 61%
  7. Jeremy Maclin 63%
  8. Robby Anderson 69%
  9. Nelson Agholor 67%
  10. Tedd Ginn 64%
  11. Randall Cobb 61%

Tight End

  1. Vernon Davis 64%
  2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins 62%
  3. Greg Olsen 60%
  4. Jack Doyle 72%
  5. Charles Clay 50%
  6. Hunter Henry 67%
  7. Austin Hooper 57%

Standard League Adds:


Running Backs

RB Devonte Booker (9% owned)(FAAB 5-10%): Booker is slowly eating away carries from CJ Anderson and he has looked pretty good in doing so.


RB Samaje Perine (28%owned)(FAAB 50+%): With Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson out it will be all Perine for the rest of the season. He looked really well last week rushing for over 100 yards and found the end zone. Spend whatever you have left to acquire him.


Wide Receivers

WR Josh Doctson (29% owned)(FAAB 10-15%): He continues to develop into the #1 target for Kirk Cousins. He will get more and more targets as well with the absence of Chris Thompson in the coming games.

WR Paul Richardson (36% owned)(FAAB 2-5%): Richardson continues to be a serviceable #2 receiver in the league and can work as a flex play on a team that can absolutely not run the ball.

WR Kenny Stills (27% owned (FAAB 5-15%): This should just be a new role, if Matt Moore is in the lineup, Kenny Stills is an automatic start. End of story. He has a safe floor and an incredible ceiling that we saw last week.


Deep League Adds- (20+ Rosters Spots And/Or 2 QB Leagues) OR (Speculative Adds)


  1. Jared Goff
  2. Josh McCown
  3. Mitch Trubisky

Running Backs

  1. Marlon Mack
  2. D’Onta Foreman
  3. Elijah McGuire
  4. Corey Clement
  5. Jamaal Williams
  6. Rex Burkhead
  7. Jamaal Charles
  8. JD McKissic

Wide Receivers

  1. Dede Westbrook
  2. Dontrelle Inman
  3. Curtis Samuel
  4. Roger Lewis
  5. Torrey Smith
  6. Kenny Golladay
  7. Adam Humpries

Tight End

  1. David Njoku
  2. George Kittle
  3. Ben Watson

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