As Week 12 begins, there are some players out with injury, which may leave your fantasy football rosters looking a little different and potentially weaker. While it’s hard to bench the fantasy studs you drafted, the option of streaming players off the waiver wire could bode well for your success in your fantasy football league. It is always a better decision to weigh your options and play the player with a much better matchup than start the same guy every week hoping for a breakout game.
Read on for three wide receiver fantasy football streamers for Week 12. Despite only two teams on a bye week this week (ARI and KC), there are plenty of wide receiver streaming options available under 50 percent ownership that could help push your team forward in the right direction. This bye week shouldn’t hurt your team too much aside from Tyreek Hill and DeAndre Hopkins but nonetheless, streaming options are always there for consideration.
Players must be owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues to be included in the Week 12 fantasy football wide receiver streamers column. All ownerships for players will be provided and will reflect that of Wednesday morning, once waivers are processed.
Week 12 Fantasy Football WR Streamers
Kendrick Bourne, NE vs. TEN (15.2%)
As we enter Week 12, it’s going to get harder to find solid fantasy football streamers because most of the good players are already rostered in more than half of fantasy leagues, but for a sneaky low-ownership guy, Kendrick Bourne could be great. The usage flops between him, Nelson Agholor and Jakobi Meyers on a week-to-week basis, but his targets have stayed consistent. New England thrives on running the football and they’ll definitely do that against the Titans, but if they do throw, the Titans are by far the worst team against opposing wide receivers this season, allowing more than 46 fantasy points per game (FPPG).
Van Jefferson, LAR at GB (42.7%)
Van Jefferson saw his value skyrocket after Robert Woods went down with injury, then plummet again after the signing of Odell Beckham Jr. The matchup this week is tough, with the Packers being a top-5 team against opposing wide receivers, surrendering only 29.4 FPPG, but the hope is that they prioritize guarding both Cooper Kupp and OBJ, leaving Jefferson open for a solid fantasy football day. His volume simply won’t be as high it’s been the last few weeks, but he’s seen seven targets in three of his last four games and it seems that Matt Stafford has developed some chemistry.
Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX vs. ATL (45.6%)
There are bound to be hiccups when your quarterback is a rookie and you have a new head coach, and that has been the case this season with Laviska Shenault Jr.’s fantasy value and production. He’s seen pretty consistent targets all season, garnering at least three in every single game this season but the production just hasn’t been there. With the news of Jamal Agnew being placed on IR, the opportunity is there. If Lawrence can get it going against a dismal Falcons defense who rank bottom-10 in the league against opposing wide receivers, Shenault should be a part of that.