Welcome to the fantasy football weekly waiver wire update. Each week we will highlight the players you should target each week on the waiver wire as the season progresses. Executing proper claims each week can be vital to the success of your team and we will attempt to help you identify these moves each and every Tuesday of the regular season.
The bye weeks are wrapped up, so it's all systems go as we approach the fantasy football playoffs. If you're dealing with an injury or are a streamer, there's still work to do on the waiver wire. Let's look at some of the top options available heading into Week 12.
Tyrod Taylor (BUF): @ KC/vs. NE/vs. IND
Taylor could very well wind up back on the bench, but after the Nathan Peterman debacle last week, you'd have to think Buffalo turns back to the veteran. The schedule is a strong one to finish out the fantasy season, so don't hesitate to snatch up Taylor if you stream the position.
Blake Bortles (JAX): @ ARI/vs. IND/vs. SEA
Bortles continues to be inconsistent at the quarterback position, but he does draw a very friendly fantasy schedule to close out the season. He can be a multi-week streamer as things don't get too tough until Week 14 against the Seahawks.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (TB): @ ATL/@ GB/vs. DET
Jameis Winston has been ruled out for Week 12, and all Fitzpatrick has done in the interim is guide the Buccaneers to consecutive wins. While their defense stepping up has something to do with this, Fitzpatrick has also been efficient. The next two weeks are fine fantasy matchups should Fitzpatrick remain at the helm beyond this week.
Samaje Perine (WAS): vs. NYG/@ DAL/@ LAC
Empty your free agent acquisition budget or make a priority bid, as Perine should be in for a massive workload to close the season. Not only is Rob Kelley out for the season, but Chris Thompson is also out for the year as well. The schedule lines up well heading into the fantasy playoffs, so do everything you can to nab him.
Danny Woodhead (BAL): vs. HOU/vs. DET/@ PIT
Woodhead is more of a priority in PPR leagues, and with him having been activated last week, he should see his work increase moving forward.
Corey Coleman (CLE): @ CIN/@ LAC/vs. GB
In his first game back from injury, Coleman caught six passes for 80 yards in a tough matchup against the Jaguars. He saw 11 targets in Week 11 and he should continue seeing that type of volume to close out the year.
Josh Doctson (WAS): vs. NYG/@ DAL/@ LAC
Doctson has received 19 looks over his last three games, with 14 of those coming over the last two weeks. He hauled in four catches for 80 yards against the Saints last week and his snap count remains high. While he hasn't found the end zone since Week 8, Kirk Cousins continues to look his way in the red zone, so that should change soon.
Zay Jones (BUF): @ KC/vs. NE/vs. IND
Jones finally looks like he knows where he is, and with a great schedule the rest of the way, he's worth grabbing now. With Kelvin Benjamin possibly hurt as well, Jones could see plenty of looks moving forward.
Charles Clay (BUF): /@ KC/vs. NE/vs. IND
As I've noted a few times, the schedule really loosens up for the Bills, so grab Clay while his value is low as he should round into form soon.