Week 12 of the NFL season is, well, still going. It has become the Energizer Bunny. The week started on Thanksgiving Day and, as of Monday night, is scheduled to end Wednesday afternoon at 3:40 p.m. ET. That’s the new time slot for Ravens-Steelers, which has been postponed three times because of issues related to COVID-19. We hope that’s the last time the game will be postponed.
If the game does kick off Wednesday as currently scheduled, the scores for any Ravens and Steelers players will count toward Week 12 for your Fantasy leagues on CBS Sports. That’s the easy part — we hope. What also should be easy, but warrants explanation, is what the Wednesday game means for the waivers process in your CBS Sports leagues. Here’s what CBS Sports emailed to all our league members.
“Given the Wednesday game, waivers will not run on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning) for any leagues. The first eligible waiver run will be Wednesday night (Thursday morning) after the Baltimore-Pittsburgh game. Important note — if you do not typically run waivers on Wednesday night and you would like to do so, your commissioner will need to update your league settings prior to Wednesday night.”
Here’s a simple three-step process that my colleague Dave Richard tweeted for Fantasy commissioners on CBS Sports. Please show this to your Fantasy commissioner to make sure he/she is aware.
- Go to your league’s transaction policy page (http://**YOURLEAGUEIDHERE**.football.cbssports.com/setup/league-settings/transaction-policies)
- Make sure “Wed” is clicked
Again, it should be easy, and hopefully there are no issues running waivers this week. We know it’s an important week for many of you since this is the final scoring period in most Fantasy leagues before the playoffs begin.
And there are two prominent storylines we’re following heading into Week 13. The first is Texans receiver Will Fuller being suspended six games for violating the NFL‘s performance-enhancing substance policy. Fantasy managers will have to replace the No. 8 receiver in PPR, and some options off the waiver wire include Deebo Samuel, Tim Patrick and Keke Coutee, among others.
Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is also dealing with an ankle injury. As of Monday, he’s expected to play in Week 13 at the Jets, but if he’s out, Devontae Booker would become a potential starting Fantasy option in all leagues. We’ll talk about Booker and other free agent running backs below.
The one benefit with waivers running Wednesday night is you can see the practice reports for Jacobs and others, so that could determine the moves you make. And if needed, I’ll update this column Wednesday afternoon to help with any of your final waiver wire decisions.
Editor’s note: For this waiver wire column, we are only looking at players rostered in less than 65% of CBS Sports leagues.
Week 13 Waivers