Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: TE - Week 12

by Tim Heaney on November 23, 2011 @ 17:11:38 PDT


If you are serious about winning your fantasy league football championship, stay on top of your fantasy football team throughout the year.

Each week during the NFL fantasy football season, KFFL brings you its Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, which breaks down players to pick up. Be aggressive when picking up fantasy football free agents. Even if you do not need a player, you can tuck him away for depth or block others from adding him to their fantasy football team.

Note: Percentage of polled leagues in which player is available in parentheses

Fantasy football free agents: Look to acquire

The following players will have greater significance in deep fantasy football leagues. In shallow fantasy football leagues, they are not as high of a priority but should be considered based on your fantasy football team's needs.

Jacob Tamme, Indianapolis Colts (98 percent)

Indianapolis Colts TE Jacob Tamme
Tamme showing some love

This depends on the health of Dallas Clark (leg); he might have a shot at returning for Week 12, but his chances of playing at all this season had previously been in doubt. If his status tilts to the latter, look to Tamme, who has a connection with Curtis Painter and snared eight of his 15 targets in the two games before Indy's Week 11 bye.

The need for fill-in tight ends isn't as grave with off-weeks in the books, but Tamme has some desperation flex and matchup play value, notably in PPR setups. Indy boasts decent matchups for the TE position with the Carolina Panthers this week, followed by the beatable secondaries of the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans. If your league goes into Week 17, they play the Jacksonville Jaguars, who fit the category, as well.

Fantasy football free agents: One-week plays

The following fantasy football pickups are for those who need injury or bye week replacements. They are not players you immediately acquire - unless your team is in dire straights. Some have, however, shown some life and should be followed in case they materialize as options beyond their temporary use.

NEW - Anthony Fasano, Miami Dolphins (91 percent)

The Dallas Cowboys, Fasano's Week 12 opponent, have allowed 5.25 catches, 62.3 yards and 0.25 touchdowns per game to tight ends since Week 7. Fasano hasn't logged more than four targets in a game since his six-look Week 1, but he's a red zone threat that can cause matchup problems in Dallas' secondary. Miami's pass offense is in high gear right now with Matt Moore directing things. Here's a deep flex play.


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