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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Isaiah Likely, TE, Baltimore Ravens

Fantasy managers who just lost Mark Andrews for the rest of the season are now left looking for a replacement. Likely took over the role as Baltimore's No.1 tight end after Andrews went down in Week 11, playing 49 snaps, though it only yielded two targets for him.

When Andrews was out last year, injured then rested in Week 18, we saw what Likely's role is lined up to look like now. In these games, Likely played 67, 76 and 88 percent snap shares respectively.

Week 8 (Andrews injured during): 6 receptions for 77 yards, 1 touchdown (7 targets)
Week 9 (Andrews out): 1 reception for 24 yards, 1 touchdown (5 targets)
Week 18 (Andrews rested): Eight receptions for 103 yards (13 targets)

The tight end landscape puts Likely on top of the waiver wire heap at the position this week. A Week 13 bye may diminish his appeal for a lot of fantasy managers, but it just might be worth it to carry two tight ends on a roster that week if it comes down to it.

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