IDP Waiver Wire: Week 12

The grind continues! It's waiver time in fantasy football land, so let's see who might be out there on your waivers for IDP.

Gobble, Gobble friends! We are now in the home stretch of the season now and one more loss could spell the end of the season for many teams.

Let’s not let that happen to your team just yet.

With many leagues, players on byes and those who’ve had some duds are often times dropped; be sure to look back at some of the previous articles and see if some of those names are available. With that said, let’s take a look at this week’s waiver wire gems!

Defensive Line

Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs

For many managers, the long season of poor performances made Chris Jones unstartable and, luckily for you, unable to be rostered. Jones has been playing more snaps at DE over the past few weeks and Dak Prescott saw, and felt, the results of that. Kansas City has a bye next week, which will scare off some managers from rostering Jones, but following the bye, KC gets Vegas and Denver!

Zach Allen, Arizona Cardinals

You always hear that the best ability is availability and that is the case for Zach Allen. When all pro human being JJ Watt went down, it was next man up for the Cardinals and that man was Zach Allen. The third-year pro has 18 combined tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery, and a pair of batted balls in the last 4 weeks. Again, not JJ Watt type numbers, but great numbers for someone rostered in less than 15% of leagues.

Defensive Backs

DeAndre Houston-Carter, Chicago Bears

The Andy Dalton lead Chicago Bears travel to Detroit this Thursday and get to play in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game, and I have a feeling that DeAndre Houston-Carter will continue to feast. DHC has been playing some very inspired football over the last 4 weeks while filling in for Eddie Jackson.

DHC had a great outing against Baltimore on Sunday, posting 9 combined tackles and a PD. If Jackson is unable to go on the short week, look for more of the same from Mr. Houston Carter this Thursday!

Jordan Whitehead, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Finally getting healthy, Jordan Whitehead has been scoring very well on a defense that almost forces teams to throw against them to do well. The front seven of Tampa is very tough to run against, combine that with an explosive offense often puts opposing team’s offenses in passing mode from the start of the game—this means many scoring opportunities for Whitehead throughout.

Linebackers

Kamu Grugier-Hill, Houston Texans

We all knew that Christian Kirksey could not stay healthy all season, and he did not disappoint. Once again, we see the best ability is availability. With Kirksey out of the way, Kamu Grugier-Hill has been balling out.

Shockingly, Grugier-Hill has not scored double-digit points in only 3 games this season, and one of those he did not even play in. That is an amazing stat to achieve for a player that is rostered in less than 5% of leagues.

Ernest Jones, Los Angeles Rams

Ernest Jones has been a rollercoaster of emotions the last few weeks. When the Los Angeles Rams traded away Kenny Young, Jones was anointed as the next best thing since sliced bread. And what does he do his first game out? 9 tackles, a half a sack, and an interception! Then that amazing-sliced bread went stale, barely getting that tackle number in the next two games combined. The reason for optimism is two-fold. One, the Rams are coming off their bye week and have had a chance to prepare, and two, Troy Reeder had a great game last time out, so it is Jones’ turn!


Thanks again kids for taking your time to read this week’s look at some potential waiver claims that should be available and should be ready to help your team stay in the hunt this season. Keep those trades and start/sit questions coming to me @Boobam131 and I will for sure get back to you! Enjoy the three games this Thursday and for sure enjoy the time with family and friends!

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