Early look at waiver wire options for fantasy football in Week 12

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The NFL will have three games on Thursday during their traditional slate of games for Thanksgiving but this year they have added another game on Friday for Black Friday. This means fantasy football managers are going to have to take stock of their roster a little earlier this week and begin looking at players on the waiver wire.

These are five players that are worth prioritizing if available on the waiver wire for fantasy football in Week 12.

Isaiah Likely, TE (Baltimore Ravens)

The obvious player for anyone who had Mark Andrews on their fantasy football roster or need help at tight end should be looking to add Isaiah Likely. The Ravens' All-Pro tight end is out for the season with an ankle injury and Likely is expected to be his replacement.

Likely was productive last season in place of Andrews with 6 receptions, 77 yards and a touchdown against the Bucs when Andrews left the game due to an injury. The next week, he had one reception for 24 yards and a touchdown.

Mark Andrews would be inactive in Week 18 last season and Likely had a career game with eight receptions and 103 receiving yards. The lack of depth at tight end makes Likely at least a Top 12 tight end every week with high upside considering the Ravens offense.