10 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets Heading Into Week 12
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills
Yahoo Ownership Percentage: 40%
There is a reason the panic button is saved only for the most dire of situations. However, a plethora of owners (40%!) pushed it after the news that Tyrod Taylor would be benched in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman against the Los Angeles Chargers. After Peterman proceeded to throw five interceptions against LA, something tells me the owners who dropped Tyrod might be kicking themselves.
After Peterman was pulled, Taylor came in and ended up with over 16 points, throwing for a score and rushing for another while adding 38 yards on the ground. There is no guarantee he starts this week, but can you really see him being benched again? I can't. Should he get the nod, he'll get a solid matchup against a Kansas City Chiefs defense that is giving up the 10th-most points per game to opposing quarterbacks.
Not only is this week's matchup ideal, but so too is the rest of his season -- Buffalo has the most favorable quarterback schedule the rest of the way. After the deluge of drops, Taylor is now available in 60% of leagues on Yahoo. It's not often a player of his caliber becomes available this late in the season, but here we are.
If you are in need of quarterback or want to block another owner from picking him up, he's amazingly available for the taking and could be a season changer.