Waiver wire: Zach Charbonnet, Isaiah Likely among top options

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  • Eric Moody, ESPNNov 20, 2023, 04:00 PM ET


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The Seattle Seahawks suffered a stroke to its discourtesy Sunday, losing starter Kenneth Walker III to an oblique wounded successful the archetypal 4th against the Los Angeles Rams. Walker's wounded is important for phantasy managers arsenic the moving backmost had averaged 16.6 touches and 13.7 phantasy points per crippled this season.

Rookie Zach Charbonnet (rostered successful 32.2% of ESPN leagues) received the bulk of the Seahawks' rushing attempts aft Walker went down and is expected to beryllium the team's starter moving forward. Charbonnet showcased a three-down accomplishment acceptable during his assemblage vocation astatine UCLA, starring the federation successful full yards per crippled successful his last season. Charbonnet should beryllium your apical precedence connected the waiver ligament this week, particularly with the Seahawks facing the San Francisco 49ers connected Thursday night. Tutu Atwell, Isaiah Likely, Romeo Doubs, and Jayden Reed are besides charismatic options connected the waiver ligament successful Week 12.

Here are immoderate different options to consider.

Running backs

Salvon Ahmed (1.9%) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (20.4%), Miami Dolphins

De'Von Achane is questionable for Friday's crippled against the Jets with a genu injury, truthful it makes consciousness for phantasy managers to adhd Ahmed oregon Wilson Jr. Miami boasts a beardown rushing onslaught that is presently tied for the 2nd astir rushing yards per crippled (147.9).

Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens (35.1%)

Mitchell's relation successful the Ravens backfield continues to turn and it appears that the rookie has supplanted Justice Hill arsenic Baltimore's No. 2 moving back. Mitchell played 24 snaps compared to Gus Edwards' 25. While helium is improbable to instrumentality enactment distant from Edwards astatine the extremity line, Mitchell could spot much snaps connected 3rd down successful the adjacent future, further enhancing his phantasy value. The Ravens' discourtesy ranks 2nd successful rushing attempts per crippled and archetypal successful rushing yards per crippled and Mitchell has an fantabulous matchup successful Week 12 against a Chargers defence that has fixed up the sixth astir phantasy points per crippled to moving backs.

Roschon Johnson (24.4%) could spot much touches against the Minnesota Vikings successful Week 12 with D'Onta Foreman dealing with an ankle injury. Johnson is portion of a committee with Khalil Herbert and the Bears person 1 of the worst schedules moving guardant for moving backs.


Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers (43.6%)

Love capitalized connected a favorable matchup against the Chargers defence connected Sunday with 20.8 phantasy points, his champion show since Week 3. Love has a beardown supporting formed including Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed. Considering Aaron Jones' genu wounded and upcoming matchups against the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers, the Packers could thin toward a much pass-heavy approach.

Derek Carr, New Orleans Saints (20.9%)

Carr enters Week 12 coming disconnected a bye and dealing with a enarthrosis injury. He has lone 5.4 phantasy points against the Vikings successful Week 10 but scored 15 oregon much phantasy points successful each of his 5 erstwhile games. Fantasy managers should expect a akin show from Carr against a Falcons defence that has allowed the 13th astir phantasy points to quarterbacks. Carr has struggled nether unit and the show of the Saints discourtesy isn't helping, but Atlanta's antiaircraft beforehand ranks 29th successful walk unreserved triumph rate.

Quick hit

Gardner Minshew (6.6%) is an enactment for phantasy managers successful deeper formats. Minshew and the Colts look a Buccaneers defence successful Week 12 that has fixed up the 3rd astir phantasy points per crippled to quarterbacks.

Despite a middling show against the Seahawks successful Week 11, Matthew Stafford (31.5%) is inactive worthy adding. He should inactive person occurrence successful Week 12 against the Cardinals defence that has allowed the sixth astir phantasy points per crippled to quarterbacks.

Wide receivers

Tutu Atwell, Los Angeles Rams (25.3%)

Atwell should spot accrued playing clip with Cooper Kupp dealing with an ankle injury. Atwell made the astir of his accidental erstwhile Kupp missed the archetypal 4 games of the season. He scored 15 points oregon much phantasy points successful 3 of the 4 games helium played without Kupp connected the tract and volition apt spot much targets successful Week 12 against the Cardinals.

Romeo Doubs (39.2%) and Jayden Reed (18.5%), Green Bay Packers: Christian Watson's diminution has been a astonishment this play arsenic Reed leads each Packers wide receivers successful receiving yards portion Doubs leads the squad successful receptions. Reed has scored 19.4 oregon much phantasy points successful 2 consecutive games portion Doubs has scored 11 oregon much phantasy points successful 4 of his past 5 games. Both Doubs and Reed proceed to beryllium actively progressive successful the Packers discourtesy and with Aaron Jones dealing with a genu injury, Reed, who rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown, could spot much rushing attempts against the Lions connected Thursday.

Odell Beckham Jr., Baltimore Ravens (43.8%): Beckham surpassed 100 receiving yards for the since 2019 past Thursday. He led the Ravens successful targets, receptions and receiving yards against the Bengals and has scored treble digit phantasy points successful 3 consecutive games, garnering astatine slightest 7 targets successful 2 of them. Beckham should proceed to beryllium a cardinal portion of the Ravens' passing crippled present with Mark Andrews retired indefinitely. He faces a Chargers defence successful Week 12 that has fixed up the astir phantasy points to wide receivers this season.

Elijah Moore, Cleveland Browns (36.4%): Moore has seen 7 targets successful consecutive games, scoring 12.0 oregon much phantasy points successful each game. He led the Browns successful receiving yards against the Steelers and appears to person a beardown rapport with Dorian Thompson-Robinson. The Browns relied heavy connected abbreviated passes successful Week 11, capitalizing connected Moore's quality to make yards aft the catch. The Browns volition look a Denver defence successful Week 12 that has performed good but surrendered the astir full yards per crippled to opponents this season.

Demario Douglas (24.5%) has been targeted 16 times and scored astatine slightest 10 phantasy points implicit the past 2 games. He faces a New York Giants defence successful Week 12 that has fixed up the 5th astir phantasy points per crippled to wide receivers.

Don't hide astir Noah Brown (40.5%), who should instrumentality to enactment against the Jacksonville Jaguars successful Week 12. He has scored 24 oregon much phantasy points successful each of the past 2 games.

Jameson Williams (14.4%) has seen his fig of snaps summation each week. He finished with 3 targets and 12.4 phantasy points against the Chicago Bears Sunday and ran astir arsenic galore routes arsenic Josh Reynolds. With upcoming games against the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings, present is the cleanable clip to stash him connected your bench.

Khalil Shakir (5.4%) finished with 20.5 phantasy points and a vocation precocious 115 yards receiving against the New York Jets. He is worthy adding successful deeper formats, but lone has 1 crippled with much than 4 targets this season.

Greg Dortch (0.1%) led the Cardinals successful receptions and receiving yards successful Week 11, finishing with 13.6 phantasy points against the Houston Texans.

Rondale Moore (36.1%) turned his 1 people into a 48-yard touchdown reception. Both Dortch and Moore are worthy adding successful deeper formats.

Tight ends

Isaiah Likely, Baltimore Ravens (0.9%)

Likely is poised to go an important portion of the Ravens' discourtesy aft Andrews' wounded past Thursday. Likely has scored 13.1 phantasy points per crippled successful the 5 vocation games which helium saw 5 oregon much targets. Likely faces a Chargers defence successful Week 12 that has fixed up the 5th astir phantasy points per crippled to choky ends.

Quick hits

Luke Musgrave (28.3%) consistently plays a precocious fig of snaps and runs a precocious fig of routes. He has garnered 4 oregon much targets and scored 7.0 oregon much phantasy points successful 4 of the 5 games he's played since the Packers' Week 6 bye.

Michael Mayer (6.5%) has established a coagulated rapport with chap rookie Aidan O'Connell, seeing 5 targets and scoring 8.5 oregon much phantasy points successful 2 consecutive games. The Raiders look a Chiefs defence that has allowed the fewest passing yards implicit past 3 games, but Mayer should inactive actively beryllium progressive successful the abbreviated to intermediate passing game.

Pat Freiermuth (41.3%) lone played 31 snaps and ran 14 routes successful his archetypal crippled backmost from injured reserve. He is idiosyncratic to stash connected your seat for Week 12 arsenic the Steelers look the Bengals. Freiermuth has averaged 54.0 receiving yards per crippled and seen 31 targets implicit 4 vocation games against Cincinnati.