Fantasy Football: Playing the waiver wire for Week 12

Here are some fantasy football waiver wire additions to hone in on for Week 12.

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Week 11 will close with the Super Bowl rematch between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. But fantasy football owners can and should be thinking about Week 12 and beyond, with the fantasy playoffs on the horizon. Thankfully, within the theme of the upcoming holiday, no teams are on a bye in Week 12.

Fantasy Football: Who are the top adds off the waiver wire in Week 12?

Zach Charbonnet, RB, Seattle Seahawks

Charbonnet had out-snapped Kenneth Walker in recent weeks to raise his fantasy stock, but the path to the lead back role was blocked as long as Walker was healthy.

Walker exited Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams very early with an oblique injury, so we got a glimpse of the rookie in the lead role.

Charbonnet played 55 snaps against the Rams, with 15 carries for 47 yards and six receptions for 22 yards. It would have been nice to see better production, but it was a fairly tough matchup and it's all about the touch volume Charbonnet saw in Walker's place.

The Seahawks have a short week before playing the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night. So it feels sure Walker will miss at least one game with what head coach Pete Carroll called a "legit" oblique injury.

The upcoming schedule for Seattle is not very running back-friendly (49ers, Cowboys, 49ers again, Eagles from Week 12-15). But Charbonnet is easily the top waiver wire add this week. He should have a notable role regardless of Walker's health, and it's possible he has a workhorse role at the most important time on the fantasy schedule.

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