Week 12 Waiver Wire Deep Dive


DeMarcus Robinson, Ravens

With Rashod Bateman out, many of us assumed it would be Devin Duvernay operating as the top WR option for Lamar Jackson. Instead, it was clearly Robinson. He played on fewer snaps than Duvernay (78% to 84%), but received a whopping 9 targets (a 27% share). He caught them all for 128 yards. This performance may have earned him additional opportunities, as the Ravens likely don’t win this game without him. Duvernay finished with 1 catch for 3 yards. Robinson will still have to fight for targets most weeks in a low-volume passing attack, but he’s worth a speculative add.

Alec Pierce, Colts

Pierce was cut in many of my leagues after failing to produce for a few weeks, and with the emergence of Parris Campbell. He has shown he is a very talented rookie, so in deep leagues he is certainly worth having on your roster. He led the team in targets on Sunday with 8 (25% share), and has shown a nice rapport with Matt Ryan all season. Unfortunately he only caught 3 of those targets for 28 yards, but the targets mean something. The lack of production will lead to many missing the high target share. The Colts seem to be playing to win again, so he could have some nice games down the stretch.

Randall Cobb, Packers

It seems like Aaron Rodgers knows his time is nearing an end, and if he is going out he’s going out throwing to his guys. Cobb is a good friend of his and he insists on targeting him, even when he’s far past his prime. Then again, the Packers have very few dependable weapons at WR. If you are in need of help at WR, Cobb is at least going to get some looks.

Richie James, Giants

With Wan’Dale Robinson going down with a season-ending knee injury on Sunday, it will likely be Richie James the Giants turn to in the slot, just as it was early in the season. James is not a special talent, but he will likely get 4-6 targets per week and be on the field a lot. On Sunday he played on only 22% of snaps and got 3 targets, catching them all for 48 yards and a score.