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3 Jets players among best Week 12 fantasy football waiver wire pickups

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New York Jets boast two hot names on the NFL’s Week 12 fantasy football waiver wire

Navigating the waiver wire is incredibly important to fantasy football success. Each week, Jets X-Factor dives into the waiver wire for the must-adds to your fantasy football team.

Michael Carter‘s injury opens the door for another Jets player to take over during an important stretch of fantasy football, while the Jets have seen the emergence of a new go-to weapon at wide receiver.

All roster percentages are from Yahoo Sports.


Cam Newton (52% Rostered)

Being the replacement for his replacement’s replacement, Cam Newton has looked good for fantasy football in his return to Carolina. His rushing floor allows him to stay relevant and could be quite useful during the final stretch before the playoffs.

Tyrod Taylor (6% Rostered)

Tyrod Taylor had his season shortened due to bad luck, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t useful for fantasy football now. Like Newton, Taylor’s rushing floor keeps him as an attractive asset for managers to target. If you’re struggling at the position, he needs to be added.

Running Back

Ty Johnson (21% Rostered) & Tevin Coleman (3% Rostered)

Either of these players is worth the add with Michael Carter going down for a couple of weeks. Personally, I lean towards Ty Johnson because of his ability to produce more points than expected. That sounds cliche, but in fantasy football, it’s important. Tevin Coleman is the cheaper option that can also be had in case you miss out on Johnson.

David Johnson (25% Rostered)

With Phillip Lindsay getting cut by the Texans, it’s going to be the David Johnson show in Houston. Johnson is a far cry from his former self but could provide some Flex appeal in deeper leagues.

J.D. McKissic (52% Rostered)

A great asset in PPR formats, J.D. McKissic should be rostered for that reason alone. On top of that, he’s a great handcuff player to have who also has some standalone value. With Antonio Gibson never quite at 100%, McKissic is worth a bench stash for a playoff run.

Wide Receiver

Darnell Mooney (58% Rostered)

There’s no reason a WR3 shouldn’t be rostered in every league. Darnell Mooney is the Bears’ top wide receiver this season and the team will be without No. 2 wideout Allen Robinson this Thursday. Mooney is a must-add in all formats.

Cedrick Wilson (3% Rostered)

With Amari Cooper out and CeeDee Lamb unlikely to play, Cedrick Wilson becomes the WR2 for Dallas on Thursday night. Wilson has had some great Flex-worthy games this season, but you shouldn’t have too much faith in the Cowboys’ WR4. He’s strictly a boom or bust option.

Elijah Moore (58% Rostered)

I wasn’t lying when I said I’d continue to place Elijah Moore’s name in here until he’s rostered in more leagues. Moore being under the 60% threshold is criminal, considering he’s scored five touchdowns in his last five games. Moore is a must-add in all formats.

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Tight End

Pat Freiermuth (53% Rostered)

Pat Freiermuth is becoming the Heath Miller of this Steelers team. Ben Roethlisberger continues to look his way in the red zone, and Pat continues to deliver. He’s developing into a great tight end and should be rostered in every fantasy football format.

Logan Thomas (52% Rostered)

Logan Thomas will be finally returning to Washington after spending time on injured reserve for the last six weeks. Thomas should be an every-game TE1 for the remainder of the season and should be added in every format.

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