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Each week, Russ Bliss hosts his weekly Fantasy Football Radio Show, the Red Zone, on NBC Sports Radio 1060am. This is the longest running fantasy football radio show in the world, going on 20 years. Listen to Smitty and Russ discuss everything Week 12, from add/drops, start bench advice, injuries, trade advice and more.

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Week 12 Waiver Wire

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Hey all, here are your Week 12 Waiver Wire Additions. Note: Make sure Rob Kelley isn’t available in your league. He shouldn’t be, as we talked about him all off-season and he has been on our pickup list for weeks. Jamison Crowder is another that shouldn’t be available.

Thomas Rawls / Alex Collins (RB/SEA) – With CJ Prosise out for the regular season, Rawls is in the starting role. But, Alex Collins is a the better player, keep that in mind and grab both accordingly.

Sammy Watkins (WR/BUF)
– Despite talking about him more than once on our Add/Drop Lists, he is still available in a lot of leagues. He could play some in Week 12 and be good to go by the following week.

Tim Hightower (RB/NO) – Mark Ingram is currently in the concussion protocol. In his absence last week, Hightower was awesome in Week 11 on his 12 carries, rushing for 69 yards, and he pulled in 8 passes for 57 yards. He has flex like value even with Ingram playing, but if Ingram sits Week 12, Hightower has RB2 value.

Wendell Smallwood (RB/PHI) – Both Ryan Mathews (knee) and Darren Sproles (fractured rib) left last week, but both could return this week, or both could sit. This makes Smallwood, a guy we talked up during the off-season (and in prior Waiver Wire Articles), a strong pickup if for some reason he is still available.

Christine Michael (RB/GB) – Cut by Seattle and now with Green Bay, it’s tough to say what is in store for Michael. He is proven, but also doubted by that Seattle coaching staff. Will Green Bay actually use him? If they do, he has a ton of hidden value. Grab him!

Mike Gillislee (RB/BUF) – LeSean McCoy (finger surgery) could actually play Week 12, but that seems optimistic given he is having surgery. We talked Gillislee up all season, he should be owned, and he should already be owned by all McCoy owners.

More Pick-Ups:

Kirk Cousins (QB/WAS)
Kenneth Dixon (RB/BAL)
Tyler Boyd (WR/CIN)

Sunday Morning Breaking News (Week 12)

Below is our Breaking News Wire for Week 12. Check back all morning long, and stay tuned to our Smart Alerts as well, as news can often break last-minute!

NEWS: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is inactive for Week 12.

FANTASY: Get ready for the Thomas Rawls show! Rawls is a low-end RB1 moving forward with Lynch out.

NEWS: 49ers declared Carlos Hyde (foot) inactive for Week 12.

FANTASY: Shaun Draughn will start in his place. Hyde’s return timetable is unknown.

NEWS: Cardinals WR Michael Floyd is active for Week 12.

FANTASY: He has been playing well, but is tough to start outside of being a WR3/flex play.

NEWS: Bengals RB Jeremy Hill left Week 12 game against the Rams with an ankle injury.

FANTASY: He is questionable to return. We will keep you posted.

NEWS: According to Rotoworld, Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion, out) was seen running with the Falcons’ inactive players prior to Sunday’s Week 12 game against the Vikings.

FANTASY: This is great news for his Week 13 availability, but Tevin Coleman is still expected to start Week 12. Stay tuned just in case something has changed, but last we heard, Freeman was ruled out and Coleman will start (and be a fine RB2).

NEWS: According to reports, there could be 1-3 inches of snow during Sunday’s Week 12 game between the Patriots and Broncos.

FANTASY: It’s tough to ever sit Tom Brady, so don’t unless your alternative is just plain awesome. He is without Danny Amendola (knee), Julian Edelman (foot) and he is playing Denver. But, he is Tom Brady.

NEWS: Accordindg to Rotoworld, ESPN’s Bob Holtzman has said that it “would be surprised” if Charcandrick West (hamstring, questionable) played in Week 12’s Sunday battle against the Bills. Travis Kelce (ankle, questionable) is expected to play in this one.

FANTASY: Spencer Ware is expected to start, and Knile Davis could see some action. Stay tuned just in case something changes, though.

NEWS: Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Vikings.

FANTASY: Tevin Coleman will start Week 12 and will be backed up by Terron Ward. Coleman is a legit RB2 this week and could get 18+ carries.

NEWS: According to reports, Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) is not expected to travel with the team to Denver.

FANTASY: Check back with us on this one, but he doesn’t appear to be a go for Week 12.

NEWS: ESPN’s Adam Schefter has confirmed that Rams QB Nick Foles is expected to start Week 12.

FANTASY: Looks like Case Keenum couldn’t get through the concussion protocol.

Week 12 Waiver Wire Grabs

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The Top Dogs To Add For Week 12

Thomas Rawls, RB Seahawks – With Marshawn Lynch extremely questionable for Week 12, Thomas Rawls could be one of the biggest pickups of the year, as he just ran for 200 rushing yards and scored 2TDs in Week 11. He is setup to be a monster sleeper the rest of the way, even if Lynch is able to return soon. Seattle might want to see what they have in Rawls and start him in 2016. Grab this kid in redraft without hesitation, and jump through the roof if he is available somehow in dynasty.
Javorious “Buck” Allen, RB Ravens – With Justin Forsett (broken arm) out for the year, next man up, and Buck Allen is a good rusher.

More Week 12 Adds

James White, RB Patriots
Crockett Gillmore, TE Ravens
Tyler Lockett, WR Seahawks
Brandon LaFell, WR Patriots
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB Colts
Shaun Draughn, RB 49ers
Spencer Ware, RB Chiefs

Note: Not likely available in most leagues, but be sure to grab Tevin Coleman, just in case Devonta Freeman (concussion) isn’t ready for Week 12.

TV: STARTERS live on the Week 12 “Sam Acho Show” on AZCentral

Watch/listen to Fantasy Football Starters’ Jeff talk Week 12 on the “Sam Acho Show”, which is always live on Jeff (CEO) of Fantasy Football Starters dishes out some Week 12 fantasy football start bench, trade and waiver wire advice. Players mentioned: Jonas Gray, Josh Gordon.

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RADIO: Russ Bliss and Smitty talk Week 12 fantasy football.

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Date: 11/18/14

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