Logan Thomas Waiver Wire Week 12: Add him now before it’s too late

Logan Thomas is on his way back from injury, so get ahead of the curve by adding this TE1 to your fantasy roster off the waiver wire.

I’m not going to bury the lead here — if Logan Thomas is available in your league, fix it right now. Thomas looks to be on his way back, and whenever he does return to the Washington Football Team’s roster, he will have a chance to carve out a role equal to what he did last year. It’s possible that he returns as early as this week to a position that often plagues fantasy football managers. So, add Thomas off the Week 12 waiver wire, and watch your fantasy fortunes improve.

Logan Thomas had a major breakout in 2020

Every once in a while, a player seemingly comes out of nowhere and takes fantasy football by storm. That was the case with Thomas in 2020.

A player with 35 total receptions between 2014-2019 had 72 receptions for 670 yards and 6 TDs last year. He was the overall TE6 in half-PPR, and many expected the breakout to continue into this season.

Thomas got off to a good start, scoring over 10 fantasy points in two of the first three weeks. He had at least 30 yards in all three games, scoring a touchdown in the two contests that pushed his fantasy points into double digits. He wasn’t Travis Kelce out there, but few are.

A tight end that can get you double-digit points is a success in fantasy land. He was the TE7 through the first three weeks, tracking right with what he did last year.

The Washington offense needs him

Outside of Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson, this offense hasn’t had much to write home about. A third option that can operate in the middle of the field would go a long way in helping Washington find their rhythm. Running back J.D. McKissic is the second-leading receiver for Washington.

The second-best actual WR, Adam Humphries, has 23 catches for 255 yards in 10 games. It’s not good. Ricky Seals-Jones has filled in decently for Thomas, receiving a very healthy target share since Week 4. In that time, Seals-Jones averaged 5.7 targets per game. It’s safe to assume that Thomas will see about the same, if not more, upon his return.

Fantasy expectations for Thomas

Whenever Thomas returns to the field for Washington, he should return to fantasy lineups as a low-end TE1. If he makes his return in Week 12, he’ll see a Seattle Seahawks defense that has been quite generous to opposing tight ends. The Seahawks are giving up the fifth-most fantasy points per game to the position and are coming off a game where they let Zach Ertz go for 88 yards and 2 TDs.

So yes, add Thomas off the waiver wire. He looks like a must-start going forward and should move right back into starting lineups for fantasy football teams.

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