Week 12 Field Pass: Latavius Murray, George Pickens among emerging fantasy helpers

Nothing is standing in the way of Latavius Murray leading the Broncos' backfield, following the release of Melvin Gordon. Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

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There comes a time in the regular season in which the waiver wire in fantasy football comes close to drying up.

Week 12 of the 2022 NFL regular season is not that week.

Due to breakthrough performances, injuries and depth chart shuffling, this week proved to be a productive one on the waiver wire.

Let's take a look at the players who were available in more than 50% of leagues to begin the week that most piqued our interest (we'll break the rules with one notable caveat) and size up how we see them going forward.

All these players merit a look to see if they are still available in your league(s):

Latavius Murray, RB, Denver Broncos: Melvin Gordon III was waived to begin the week, while Chase Edmonds is now out multiple weeks because of an ankle injury. That leaves Murray as the Broncos' starter and in line for a legitimate rushing workload each week. He already has at least 14 rushes in three of his five games as a Bronco. Presuming that work stays steady and he adds 2-4 targets per game, he has RB2 value.