The start of the fantasy football playoffs in nearing just two weeks away, which has ramped up the intensity towards making a strong final push. The waiver wire has expectedly thinned over the last few weeks, but there are still some viable options out there that could be some extra pieces in the puzzle towards helping you secure a spot in the all-important postseason. Here are a few options that you should pursue if they are still available in your league ahead of Week 12 action.
5. Noah Fant
ESPN: 14.3% OWNED
The Denver Broncos may have seen their playoff hopes all but dashed; however, the team has had some bright spots on the roster. One of those has been their rookie tight end. Fant has emerged as a more consistent fantasy option over the last few weeks as he garnered 24 targets in the passing game during that span.
That has included his breakout performance against the Cleveland Browns, where he had three catches on four targets for 115 receiving yards and a touchdown for a season-high 20.5 fantasy points. Fant may not have scored in Week 11, but he did make four catches for 60 receiving yards on a career-high 11 targets. The Broncos will likely continue to feature their promising tight end more heavily in the offense moving forward.
4. Randall Cobb
ESPN: 31.6% OWNED
The Dallas Cowboys made one of the more under-the-radar moves over this past offseason with the addition of veteran wideout Randall Cobb. The pickup is starting to pay off in a major way over the last couple of weeks as he has emerged as a significant factor in the passing game out of the slot with back-to-back 100 receiving yard performances.
Cobb has made the most out of his opportunities in the Cowboys’ progressively pass-happy offense. Dallas has a tough matchup in Week 12 against the New England Patriots, but it’s clear that the former Pro Bowler has established a prominent role in the game plan.
3. Jonathan Williams
ESPN: 0.3% OWNED
The Indianapolis Colts got back on the saddle in Week 11 with a convincing win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, it saw running back Marlon Mack suffer a broken hand in the contest, which opened the door to Williams stepping into a huge spot.
He took advantage of the increased role with 116 rushing yards along with one catch for 31 receiving yards. There is no clarity if he will be the primary option out of the backfield over Nyheim Hines, but he figures to have worked his way into a steady workload.
2. Deebo Samuel
ESPN: 33.0% OWNED
The San Francisco 49ers have continued to push forward, holding the top mark in the NFC. It has also seen a greater reliance on the passing game to lead the way. It has led to Samuel grabbing a more significant workload as he has posted back-to-back games with at least eight catches and 110 receiving yards.
The rookie may be dealing with a shoulder injury, but it’s quite clear that he has built a strong rapport with Jimmy Garoppolo that could see him put up several more huge performances. That alone may lead to some big outings ahead in the fantasy playoffs.
1. DeVante Parker
ESPN: 44.8% OWNED
At this point, it’s quite jarring that Parker isn’t owned in all leagues in fantasy football. He may be playing for one of the league’s worst teams, but he has been producing like an elite talent for the last several weeks as we have pointed out in this article over the past few weeks.
Parker has tallied double-digit fantasy outputs in the last seven games, which has made it very clear that he’s the top receiving option in Miami. Regardless of the opponent, he has continued to produce at a level that warrants making a locked-in starter from this point forward. If he’s available in your league, make him priority No.1 on the waiver wire because he may prove to be the difference in a push to a fantasy football championship.