Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 12: Paxton Lynch vs the Raiders D

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 12: Paxton Lynch vs the Raiders D


Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 12: Paxton Lynch vs the Raiders D

Musical chairs at quarterback in Denver has finally settled on where it needs to be for the rest of the year, as the Broncos find out whether Paxton Lynch (owned in only 3% of leagues) can play. He was not good in very limited action as a rookie, but as we know, sometimes what you see in a rookie year does not determine the fate for a first round pick (see Jared Goff). He’s healthy, and gets a great matchup to start: the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have allowed 17 passing touchdowns and have zero interceptions. Opposing quarterbacks are averaging a 113 passer rating against them.

So yes, Paxton Lynch may be bad. If you have a top 12 option at quarterback, you aren’t interested. But there has been so much churn at the position, and so many bad offenses, that he certainly merits a start if you have been platooning and need to take a chance. I would guess he gets to start the rest of the year.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick (42%) is another good matchup option at Atlanta, and would be my top start. Case Keenum (52%) on Thanksgiving against Detroit is your other option.

Deep Leagues: We await to see whether Jimmy Garoppolo (22%) or CJ Beathard (6%) will be named the starter this week but if you are looking for a 2-QB option, we are at the point where Seattle is now not an avoid because of the defensive injuries.


Devontae Booker (24%) has been increasing his role each week over the last month, and had more rushes and catches than Anderson last week (Anderson had the only touchdown). With a favorable matchup and new mobile quarterback, Booker moves in to a high end flex play this week, with the potential to emerge down the stretch.

Damien Williams (68%) was more productive than Kenyan   Drake last week and is a flex play against the Patriots. Austin Ekeler (55%) scored another touchdown last week with the Chargers, and gets the collapsing Cowboys this week.

Finally, the game went bad quickly, but I wouldn’t rule out Rod Smith (33%) continuing to carve a bigger role during the Elliott suspension.


Jamison Crowder (58%) has put up three straight good performances, and with Terrelle Pryor officially out, and receiving back Chris Thompson being lost for the season, he will be a Top 30 receiver down the stretch. Buy accordingly.

Corey Coleman (35%) is still available in many leagues and was back last week. Another Top 40 option.

Kenny Stills (60%) had a huge game last week with Matt Moore and should be in consideration to ride the hot hand. Cooper Kupp (60%) will need to play a big role against the Saints.

Josh Doctson (44%) is also solidified as a starter in Washington.

Marquise Goodwin (25%) if Garoppolo is named the starter.



Pickings are thin at tight end this week. OJ Howard (36%) has been a bigger part of the offense with Ryan Fitzpatrick, and has a good matchup against the Falcons.

Marcedes Lewis (42%) is your touchdown vulture play at ARI.



  1. WR Jamison Crowder, Washington
  2. RB Devontae Booker, Denver
  3. WR Kenny Stills, Miami
  4. WR Corey Coleman, Cleveland
  5. QB Paxton Lynch, Denver
  6. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay
  7. RB Damien Williams, Miami
  8. WR Josh Doctson, Washington
  9. QB Case Keenum, Minnesota
  10. WR Cooper Kupp, LA Rams
  11. RB Austin Ekeler, LA Chargers
  12. RB Rod Smith, Dallas
  13. TE OJ Howard, Tampa Bay
  14. WR Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco
  15. QB Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco
  16. TE Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville


  1. RB Devontae Booker, Denver
  2. QB Paxton Lynch, Denver
  3. RB Rod Smith, Dallas
  4. TE OJ Howard, Tampa Bay
  5. WR Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco
  6. QB Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco
  7. TE Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville


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