Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups (NFL Talking Heads Fantasy Football Podcast)

In this episode we discuss the Mitch Trubisky situation in Chicago, what his benching on Sunday Night might mean in both the short and long term for the third year QB and if he is more to blame for the Bears struggles than Matt Nagy.

We also tackle what we feel was a frustrating week of games to watch and talk about some things that annoyed us from both a fantasy and real life football watching perspective. We focus in on a few teams in particular including the inconsistent Texans offense, The Bucs off and on wide receivers and the nightmare that was the Carolina Panthers home loss against the Atlanta Falcons.

For this weeks waiver wire picks ups, we shared a short list of players that can make an immediate impact for fantasy owners in week 12 and beyond. Our list was headlined by Jonathan Williams (Colts) and James Washington (Steelers). With the injury to Marlon Mack on sunday, Williams should see a good amount of touches in the interim and is a must pick up in every format, especially if someone is in need of a RB spot starter.

With both D. Johnson and Juju each dealing with concussions suffered in the Thursday Night game, James Washington should serve as the number one WR in week 12. Washington is a solid option given the opportunity he has and an easy schedule over the next couple weeks. Our other waiver wire picks ups were: Deebo Samuel(49ers) , who is coming off back to back 20+ point fantasy weeks, Jacob Hollister (Seahawks) who is also coming off back to back 20+ point fantasy weeks at the critical TE position, and N’Keal Harry who played his for NFL game on Sunday.

This weeks streaming defenses are the Saints defense at home against the Carolina Panthers, and the Packers defense who Jeff believes has some value beyond week 12.

Opening Question: Is Trubusky Done – 1:18
Is Derek Carr Most Improved Player – 6:45
Week 11 Highlights – 12:00
Waiver Wire Pickups – 25:35


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