Fantasy Football: Week Twelve Waiver Wire Quarterbacks aka You Know It’s Bad When Blaine Gabbert Looks Good
When you are twelve weeks into a fantasy football season and you are still looking for a waiver wire quarterback to save your team, you are not looking for a quarterback. You are looking for a miracle. You want someone to tell you it is going to be okay. I’m here to tell you that if you need a quarterback, it is not going to be okay. It’s going to be a slow, horrible death for your fantasy hopes. So when I say let us examine what our best waiver wire quarterback options for week twelve are, please understand that I am not in any form advocating them. Just because they are the best options does not make them good. But like a man dying of thirst, I have some arsenic that should sate you.
Blaine Gabbert – Owned in 3% of leagues – To say I was surprised to discover that Blaine Gabbert was owned in 3% of fantasy football leagues is an understatement. I did not realize that 3% of fantasy football players didn’t actually watch football games. It is the only reasonable explanation for him being on a roster. Even if Drew Stanton isn’t back as the starting quarterback in week twelve, do you really want to pin your fantasy hopes on Blaine Gabbert? Do you watch football games?
Ryan Fitzpatrick – Owned in 9% of leagues – Without a doubt, Ryan Fitzpatrick is the best of the bad choices available. This past week, he threw for 275 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Please realize this is not an endorsement of Ryan Fitzpatrick, so much as a condemnation of the rest of your available options. Fitzpatrick has the luxury of being surrounded by a lot of talented offensive weapons that can almost overcome being reliant of Ryan Fitzpatrick to get them the ball. When it works, it works well. But when it fails, it is a disaster that completely ruins any chances your team has of winning. But sometimes, you gotta roll the dice into a furnace in the hopes of getting hot.
Tyrod Taylor – Owned in 40% of leagues – On the one hand, Tyrod Taylor will have a pretty sweet matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs next week. On the other hand, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott could decide to start rookie Nathan Peterman again, because he is bad at football decisions. The good news for you is if Peterman performs like he did in week eleven, you should get at least one half of good football out of Tyrod Taylor. Still, that sort of makes him a terrible waiver waiver quarterback option.