If you are still kicking around late in the year, odds are you're probably loaded at quarterback and the skill positions. Defense might be another story. So let's start this week's waiver wire with some not-so-obvious defensive matchups to plug in if you have a hole. Don't forget to check out our full waiver wire page for more options.
D Boston College - Boston College has held teams to 20 points or less the last five weeks. The Eagles have North Carolina and Maryland in back-to-back weeks.
D Oklahoma State - This may sound like an odd pick, but they've held Georgia, Missouri, Baylor, Iowa State and Texas Tech all under 17 points. They've got Colorado next, a squad that only manged 10 points against Iowa St last week.
D Oregon State - The Beavers have been abysmal on pass defense this year. But who cares they are playing Washington State next.
D Tennessee - Vandy's offense is not very good and they are up next.
D Clemson - The last time Virginia scored more than 20 points was in week five against Indiana. Clemson takes on the Wahoos this week and South Carolina in Week 13.
D Arizona State & UCLA - The two teams face off next week, and I can't imagine it developing into a shootout.
D Cincinnati - Looking ahead to Week 13, the undefeated Bearcats take on Illinois. For some reason I don't see Zook playing spoiler.
QB Andy Dalton, TCU - Only one touchdown last week, but Wyoming is up next.
QB Sean Canfield, Oregon State - You never know what you're going to get with Canfield, especially with running back Jacquizz Rodgers in the backfield, but they do have Washington State next, and he's coming off a four touchdown day versus Washington.
QB Nick Fanuzzi, Rice - Rice's offense is finally getting on the board, and the unit is led by Fanuzzi, who has seven passing touchdowns in the last two weeks. UTEP and Houston are on deck.
QB Jeff Van Camp, FAU - Back-to-back three touchdown weeks filling in for Rusty Smith. Troy, FIorida International and Western Kentucky remain. I wouldn't expect Ryan Mallett type numbers against Troy. Let's face it, FAU is not Arkansas. But Van Camp is an option this week if you have a hole at QB2.
QB Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin - Looking for a BCS-only league sleeper? Last week I mentioned Michigan State's Kirk Cousins as a solid one game play against Purdue. This week I'm going with Tolzien against Northwestern.
RB DaJuane Collins, Toledo - Toledo plays Eastern Michigan...nuff said.
RB Ike Nduka, Buffalo - Nduka has spent the last several weeks on the injury report, but he's been upgraded to probable this Wednesday against Miami (Oh).
RB Alfred Morris, FAU - Another back that may have been dropped by owners due to injury, but he's back.
RB Luke Lippincott, Nevada - Sure Vai Taua and Colin Kaepernick are the top rushing options, but Nevada is steamrolling teams on the ground and averaging 9 yards per carry the last two games. Lippincott has rushed for over 100 yards in five games this year, despite only logging more than 20 carries once.
RB Shawnbrey McNeal, SMU - See waiver reports 1-11.
RB Cody Johnson, Texas - From touchdown vulture to 19 carries last week versus Baylor. Kansas and Texas A&M should provide plenty of opportunities to score.
RB Lonyae Miller, Fresno State - With Ryan Mathews suffering a concussion, Miller could be called upon against Louisiana Tech in Week 12. He may have to share carries though.
WR Toren Dixon - Dixon was probably drafted, discarded and now he finds himself on the waiver wire. Fanuzzi has to throw to someone.
WR Jeff Moturi, UTEP - Moturi was late season gold last season and while the UTEP offense is riding running back Daniel Buckram, Moturi has a nice matchup against Rice this week.
WR Adron Tennell, Oklahoma - Oklahoma bounced back from the Nebraska loss by drubbing Texas A&M. Tennell was the recipient of two of Landry Jones' five touchdowns passes. It should be noted that they both came with the game well in hand.
WRs Nick Toon, Wisc / Zeke Markensen, NW / Marvin McNutt, Iowa - Three under the radar Big Ten receivers with decent matchups in Week 12.
WR Jermaine Kearse, Washington - I was a little skeptical of the our top 20 ranking of Kearse this week. In fact the computer wanted him in the top 10. We should have listened. Kearse is coming off back-to-back two touchdown games. The Huskies have a bye this week, but take on Washington State in the Apple Cup in Week 13.
TE Joe Halahuni, Oregon State - One of Brian's start listers (and a favorite of the computer) last week and he came through with his first two touchdowns against Oregon State.
TE Michael Palmer, Clemson - Palmer's back from a concussion, scored a touchdown last week against North Carolina State and has a struggling Virginia squad up next.