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  • Baker Mayfield A QB2 Vs. Jaguars

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield will be looking to break a streak of three-straight games without a touchdown pass when he travels to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. The Jaguars and their poor defense represent a plus matchup for the entire Cleveland offense but Mayfield's upside could be capped by a run-first approach in the contest. Considering that Jacksonville's offense is unlikely to light up the scoreboard, Mayfield will probably not be asked to throw very frequently in the game. Fantasy managers can treat Mayfield as a mid-range QB2 for fantasy this weekend.

    Nov 27 · Source via Browns Baker Mayfield
  • Washington Defense Finds End Zone Versus Cowboys

    The Washington Football Team Defense had a great day for fantasy managers in a Thanksgiving win at Dallas. The highlight of the afternoon was Montez Sweat batting down an Andy Dalton pass which he intercepted and returned for a touchdown. That was just an appetizer, however, as Washington's vaunted defensive line feasted on the Cowboys to the tune of four sacks and a fumble recovery. Washington has been a good defense in fantasy for a few weeks now, but all good things must come to an end. Washington is scheduled to face the Steelers next and is not a recommended start in fantasy for that matchup.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team Montez Sweat Washington Football Team
  • Dustin Hopkins Perfect On Thanksgiving

    Washington Football Team kicker Dustin Hopkins was perfect on Thanksgiving making both of his field-goal attempts and nailing all five extra points in a win over Dallas. Hopkins had been questionable with a groin injury, but wound up suiting up and having one of his best games this season. Despite the perfect day, Hopkins is still making just 73 percent of his field goals this season, a career-low. Washington will be in Pittsburgh in Week 13 which has a chance to be a brutal kicking environment. Hopkins can be avoided for that matchup.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team Dustin Hopkins
  • Logan Thomas Finds End Zone In Win Over Cowboys

    Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas caught all four of his targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Thomas added one carry for three yards and threw a pass for 28 yards in the contest. Thomas has at least 60 yards or a touchdown in four of his last six games and has seen at least four targets in every game Alex Smith has started. He's a must-roster tight end in 12-team fantasy leagues and should be a quality start in a road matchup with the Steelers in Week 13.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team Logan Thomas
  • Alex Smith Throws For 149 Yards On Thanksgiving

    Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith completed 19 passes on 26 attempts for 149 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a win over the Cowboys. Smith played well in this game with Washington putting up 41 points, but it didn't translate into a ton of fantasy points as Antonio Gibson ran the ball in for three scores. Smith has played well since taking over for the injured Kyle Allen (ankle) and is a must-start QB2 in two-quarterback formats. He can be a decent streamer in one-QB leagues when he has a good matchup, but that is not the case in Week 13 versus a stout Steelers Defense.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team Alex Smith
  • Steven Sims Jr Makes One Catch In Win Versus Dallas

    Washington Football Team wide receiver Steven Sims Jr caught his only target for eight yards in a win over the Cowboys Thursday. Sims Jr caught a touchdown last week, but has been mostly irrelevant in fantasy as he has just one game with more than three targets. The opportunity is there for Sims Jr - or anyone really - to step up as Washington desperately needs another playmaker behind Terry McLaurin. Until we see it, however, it's impossible to trust Sims in fantasy, especially with a brutal matchup versus Pittsburgh up next.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team Steven Sims Jr.
  • Peyton Barber Logs 11 Carries On Thanksgiving

    Washington Football Team running back Peyton Barber rushed 11 times for 57 yards in a Thanksgiving win over the Cowboys. Barber did most of his damage in the second half as Washington was looking to manage the clock with a big lead. Head coach Ron Rivera seems to prefer Barber to J.D. McKissic on running downs, but both are well behind Antonio Gibson who logged 20 carries. Barber wasn't targeted in the passing game so he lacks fantasy appeal unless something were to happen to Gibson.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team Peyton Barber
  • J.D. McKissic Quiet In Win Over Cowboys

    Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic wasn't very involved against the Cowboys as he logged just three touches in the win. McKissic handled one carry for six yards as head coach Ron Rivera continues to use Peyton Barber as the change-of-pace back from Antonio Gibson. McKissic had been highly involved in the passing game as he logged 29 targets in Alex Smith's first two games as the starter, but McKissic had just four targets last week and just two targets on Thursday, which were turned into 21 yards. McKissic is one of the more game-script dependent backs in the league as his role in the passing game is amplified when Washington is trailing. He'll be a flex-option in PPR formats next week versus Pittsburgh.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team J.D. McKissic
  • Terry McLaurin Logs 92 Yards In Thanksgiving Win

    Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin caught seven passes for 92 yards in a win over the Cowboys. Thanksgiving may be a national holiday, but for McLaurin, it was just another day at the office as Mr. Consistent put up another solid stat line for fantasy managers. The second-year receiver has seven catches in five of his last six games and has gone over 70 yards in six-straight contests. It would be nice if he found the end zone more often - and fantasy managers can dream of his 100-yard, multi-touchdown effort that feels imminent - but McLaurin is one of the best receivers in football and a true matchup-proof WR1 in fantasy.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team Terry McLaurin
  • Cowboys Defense Struggles Against Washington

    The Dallas Cowboys Defense struggled against the Washington Football Team on Thanksgiving, allowing 35 points while recording three sacks and one interception. They could have scored a defensive touchdown on that interception, but Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin chased down Jaylon Smith and tacked him before he could reach the end zone. The Cowboys defense ended up putting up one fantasy point in this one, unfortunately only one point below their average performance this season. At this point, regardless of matchup, the Cowboys defense cannot be trusted in most fantasy lineups.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
  • Antonio Gibson Feasts On Cowboys

    Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson ran wild on Thanksgiving, rewarding fantasy managers with a cornucopia of points. The rookie rusher turned 20 carries into 115 yards and three touchdowns, the second time this season he's rushed for 100-plus yards versus Dallas. Gibson wasn't done there, however, as the former wide receiver added 21 receiving yards on five catches. Gibson now has eight touchdowns in his last five games while taking over the Washington backfield with at least 15 touches in three straight games. He'll have a tough matchup next week versus the Steelers, but Gibson is a matchup-proof RB1 who should be locked into starting lineups.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team Antonio Gibson
  • Greg Zuerlein Makes Three Field Goals On Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein kicked three short field goals and an extra point on Thanksgiving. His field goals came from 33, 32, and 28 yards out. Zuerlein has been good when called on this year, but has had fewer chances than expected. His Thanksgiving Day performance was solid, but he's still not being called on for too many long attempts. He could have a similar performance on another Thursday game next week against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cowboys Greg Zuerlein
  • CeeDee Lamb Drops A Touchdown On Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb caught five passes for 21 yards in a Thanksgiving loss to the division-rival Washington Football Team. He was targeted seven times. Both his catches and targets were second on the team. Lamb dropped a touchdown in the end zone that left quarterback Andy Dalton visibly upset before the game got out of hand. Lamb will hope for better luck next Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens, assuming the game is not rescheduled.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Dalton Schultz Catches All Five Of His Thanksgiving Targets

    Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz caught all five of the passes thrown his way in a Thanksgiving loss to the Washington Football Team. His five catches were good for a total of 24 yards. Schultz has developed a strong floor as the tight end safety valve for a team that finds itself passing quite a bit, but he has yet to show much of a ceiling. He's a safe but unexciting fantasy starter in most formats.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cowboys Dalton Schultz
  • Michael Gallup Makes Six Catches On Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup made six catches on eight targets in a Thanksgiving loss to the Washington Football team, gaining 41 yards. His catches and targets tied for the team lead with Amari Cooper, but he fell way behind Cooper's 112 yards. Gallup's six catches were his second most of the season, and his eight targets were the third most he's seen this year. He's shown plenty of talent as a receiver, but his usage continues to be too unpredictable to keep him starting in most fantasy lineups. He's best suited for a best-ball league.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cowboys Michael Gallup
  • Amari Cooper Eats On Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper had a good Thanksgiving despite a loss to the Washington Football Team. Cooper caught six passes, gaining 112 yards and scoring a touchdown. He was targeted eight times. The catches and targets tied him for the team lead, and the yards were almost triple what any other Cowboys receiver gained. Cooper's touchdown came on a 54-yard pass from Andy Dalton in the first quarter, and he continued to play well after that. While Dalton is no Dak Prescott, he's shown that he's certainly good enough to keep Cooper and other Dallas pass catchers relevant.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cowboys Amari Cooper
  • Tony Pollard Gets Six Touches On Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard ran the ball four times for 12 yards and caught two passes for 10 yards. He was targeted those two times only. Pollard was on the field a bit more than usual with starter Ezekiel Elliott checking in and out of the game with an apparent injury, but the Cowboys just didn't use the running game much in this one, likely due to the fact that two starting offensive linemen were forced to leave the game on the very first drive. Elliott's injury did not appear serious, but Pollard would be an immediate RB2 if Elliott did in fact have to miss a game.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Lamar Jackson Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes after the Thanksgiving matchup against the Steelers was moved to Sunday due to J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram II (among others) also testing positive for the virus. With Jackson now out of the mix for the next few weeks, the team will likely roll with Robert Griffin III as the starting signal-caller. With Griffin not as mobile as he used to be, the door may be open for Marquise Brown, Mark Andrews, and Gus Edwards to become more involved.

    Nov 26 · Source via Ravens Lamar Jackson Coronavirus
  • Ezekiel Elliott Has A Tough Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had a tough time on the field in a Thanksgiving loss to the Washington Football Team. Elliott ran the ball 10 times for 32 yards and added one catch on three targets for seven more yards. "Zeke" also lost a fumble and was seen checking in and out of the game in the second half. It was a rough game overall for Elliott, with 11 touches being the fewest he's received in a game so far this season. While he bounced back with a strong Week 11, this performance showed that he's still not quite the every-week RB1 many are used to him being. He'll get the Ravens next Thursday assuming the schedule doesn't change.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Andy Dalton Struggles Behind An Injured Line

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton struggled behind an injured offensive line in a 41-16 loss to the Washington Football Team. On the first Cowboys drive of the game, both Zack Martin (calf) and Cam Erving (knee) limped off the field and into the locker room. Dalton ended up completing 25 of his 35 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He added 17 yards on three carries. Dalton should have had another score, but rookie CeeDee Lamb dropped a touchdown in the end zone while it was still a close game. Dalton was far from great in this one, but he was even farther from being the reason the Cowboys lost. He'll continue as a QB2 but at least is able to make the Cowboys receivers back into startable fantasy assets.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cowboys Andy Dalton
  • Rams leading tackler Kiser (knee) placed on IR

    Nov 26 · ESPN Rams Micah Kiser
  • Bucs C Shipley may have career-ending injury

    Nov 26 · ESPN Buccaneers A.Q. Shipley
  • Zack Martin Ruled Out For Rest Of Thanksgiving Game

    Dallas Cowboys tackle Zach Martin left Thursday's game against Washington with what appeared to be a calf injury. He has been ruled out already for the remainder of the game. ESPN's Evan Kaplan points out that the only full game Martin missed this year, Dallas scored three points and allowed six sacks. If Martin misses time with this injury beyond Thursday, the Cowboys offense and quarterback Andy Dalton are in serious trouble.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cowboys Zack Martin
  • Texans Defense Steps Up Against Lions

    The Houston Texans Defense played their best game of the year against the Lions on Thanksgiving. Houston recorded four sacks, two recovered fumbles, and an interception, which was returned for a touchdown. J.J. Watt did the honors, snatching an errant Matthew Stafford throw and waltzing into the end zone. This was an impressive effort by the Texans, though they should still be left off the fantasy radar next week against a Colts' offense that is starting to put it together.

    Nov 26 · Source via Texans Houston Texans
  • Jordan Akins Has Forgettable Day

    Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins saw two targets and failed to record a catch in a Week 12 win over Detroit. Unfortunately for his fantasy managers, both targets grazed off his hands in the end zone- so the day could have been a fruitful one. The good news is, Akins seems to have a pretty decent hold on the tight end room. Houston will probably continue to rotate players in and out, but Deshaun Watson clearly trusts the veteran tight end. A Week 13 matchup with Indianapolis will make it hard to feel comfortable starting Akins, though.

    Nov 26 · Source via Texans Jordan Akins
  • Keke Coutee Blanketed In Week 12 Win

    Houston Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee caught two of three targets for 17 yards in a 41-25 win over Detroit. Coutee nearly hauled in a deep pass from Deshaun Watson early in the game, but it was just out of his reach. Other than that, the 23-year-old took a backseat to Will Fuller V and Brandin Cooks. With Randall Cobb (toe) on the injured reserve, Coutee could again be looking at increased playing time. However, the matchup with the Colts next week is a tough one.

    Nov 26 · Source via Texans Keke Coutee
  • Brandin Cooks Has Efficient Day

    Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks caught all five targets for 85 receiving yards in a 41-25 win over the Lions. That makes back-to-back 85-yard games for Cooks, who is thriving with Deshaun Watson throwing him passes. The two connected over the middle of the field on several occasions, as the porous Lions' secondary had no answers for the passing game. The 27-year-old has exceeded 50 yards in seven of 11 contests this year and has three touchdowns to go along with those numbers. He's become a weekly starter and one who will be hard to take out of the lineup in Week 13, even against a tough Colts' defense.

    Nov 26 · Source via Texans Brandin Cooks
  • Will Fuller V Has Monster Game In Win Over Lions

    Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller V had a monster game in a Thanksgiving day win over the Lions. Fuller caught six of seven targets for a season-high 171 yards and two touchdowns. A strong game from the 26-year old turned into a beastly one in the fourth quarter, as he torched the Lions' defense on two deep balls for scores, showcasing his great connection with quarterback Deshaun Watson. Fuller has at least 80 yards in three of his last four games and has found the end zone three times in that span. The Colts' 4th-ranked pass defense awaits in Week 13, though Fuller is too good to have on the bench.

    Nov 26 · Source via Texans Will Fuller
  • Duke Johnson Puts Up 80 Scrimmage Yards And A Score

    Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson enjoyed a bounce-back game in a win over Detroit. Johnson carried the ball eight times for 37 rushing yards and caught three of four targets for 43 receiving yards and a touchdown. He couldn't get much going on the ground against a beatable run defense, which was a bit disappointing, though it was nice to see him find the end zone. He did have a touchdown stolen by backup C.J. Prosise, though that shouldn't take away from Johnson's good effort. There's a chance that starter David Johnson (head) returns next week, which would put Duke Johnson back in a complementary role. Either way, a Week 13 matchup with Indianapolis is not one to target for running backs.

    Nov 26 · Source via Texans Duke Johnson
  • Deshaun Watson Feasts on Thanksgiving Against Lions

    Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 17 of 25 passes for 318 passing yards with four scores and added 24 rushing yards in a 41-25 win over the Lions on Thanksgiving. Watson had it all working today, though his deep-ball connection with Will Fuller V stole the show, as the two hooked up for two touchdowns of 30 yards or more. The 25-year-old is playing on another level right now, with 16 total touchdowns and no interceptions in his last six games. No one is benching Watson next week, though expectations should be tempered a bit when he faces off with the Colts' 4th-ranked pass defense.

    Nov 26 · Source via Texans Deshaun Watson
  • Mohamed Sanu Catches Touchdown On Turkey Day

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Mohamed Sanu caught four passes for 32 yards with one touchdown and a two-point conversion reception in the Lions 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving. The veteran got an opportunity with the injury to Kenny Golladay and was able to secure a pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford for a 14-yard touchdown late in the game. Sanu possesses very little fantasy appeal but could siphon touchdowns away from Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson in the coming weeks if he continues to see the field.

    Nov 26 · Source via Lions Mohamed Sanu
  • Marvin Jones Jr. Leads Lions With 12 Targets

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. caught six passes for 48 yards in the Lions 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving. The veteran led the Lions with 12 targets but the Lions passing offense really struggled after a promising start. Jones Jr. also left the game in the final minutes with an apparent leg injury and the extent is unknown at this time. Jones Jr. deserves a fantasy roster spot in deeper leagues but the return of Kenny Golladay next week and a possible injury could hamper an already middling value moving forward.

    Nov 26 · Source via Lions Marvin Jones
  • Kerryon Johnson Posts 98 Total Yards In Loss

    Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson carried the ball 11 times for 46 yards and added four receptions for 52 yards in the Lions Thanksgiving loss to the Texans. This was a very active performance for Johnson with starting running back D'Andre Swift missing the game with a concussion. The goal-line carries were given to Adrian Peterson but Johnson was able to make some plays in the passing game. It has been a dormant offensive season for Johnson and will certainly lose touches the second Swift gets back on the field.

    Nov 26 · Source via Lions Kerryon Johnson
  • T.J. Hockenson Leads Lions With 89 Receiving Yards

    Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson caught five passes for a team-high 89 receiving yards in the Lions 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving. Hockenson got off to a promising start, coming down with a 51-yard reception. The talented tight end saw eight targets in the game but his production dissipated in the second half with the Lions down multiple scores. The Lions season is going off the rails but Hockenson continues to be a bright spot. He didn't find the end zone but should continue to be one of the main focal points in the passing offense moving forward.

    Nov 26 · Source via Lions T.J. Hockenson
  • Matthew Stafford Disappoints In Thanksgiving Loss

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 28-of-42 passes for 295 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Lions 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving. The Lions offense simply is not the same without star receiver Kenny Golladay and a strong first half was wasted by stagnant offensive play in the second half. The veteran also was the victim of a fantastic interception by the Texans J.J. Watt, who took it to the house for 19-yard touchdown. Stafford was able to rack up some passing yards with the game out of reach but consistently struggled in the red zone. Stafford will continue to lack QB1 appeal heading into Week 13.

    Nov 26 · Source via Lions Matthew Stafford
  • Adrian Peterson Gobbles Up Two Touchdowns In Loss

    Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball 15 times for 55 yards with two touchdowns in the Lions 41-25 loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving. Peterson punched in two short-yardage scores before the Texans ran away with the game and led the team in carries. With starting running back D'Andre Swift out with a concussion, the veteran back ran hard but was unable to break off any big gains. Swift's status heading into Week 13 will determine Peterson's fantasy value moving forward.

    Nov 26 · Source via Lions Adrian Peterson
  • Sam Darnold Practices In Full Thursday

    New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder) practiced in full on Thursday, which is a sign he's heading toward a return in Week 12 against the Dolphins. Darnold was limited on Wednesday and appears to be on track to play on Sunday after missing the team's last two games in Weeks 9 and 11. The 23-year-old could be a bit more intriguing as a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues now that wide receivers Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder and rookie Denzel Mims are all healthy, and Miami's defense also allows the 10th-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Veteran Joe Flacco gave the winless Jets a chance in the last two games as the starter, but he'll go back to holding the clipboard for Darnold if he plays. Crowder will have more upside if Darnold returns, too.

    Nov 26 · Source via Jets Sam Darnold
  • Mitchell Trubisky Practices, Nick Foles Doesn't

    For the second straight day, Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) practiced in full on Thursday, while Nick Foles (hip) did not practice. Head coach Matt Nagy hinted on Wednesday that Trubisky was on track to start in Week 12 against the division-rival Packers, and that is even closer to happening with Foles still unable to practice. It's not like Foles has been good since replacing Trubisky in Week 3. While neither QB is more than a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues in this stagnant offense, but at least Trubisky can offer fantasy managers a little something with his legs. The Packers Defense has also allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to signal-callers, so whoever starts under center for Chicago won't be a great fantasy option. Trubisky threw for 562 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in two games against Green Bay in 2019.

    Nov 26 · Source via Bears Nick Foles Mitchell Trubisky
  • A.Q. Shipley May Have Career-Ending Injury

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers center A.Q. Shipley (neck), who has been filling in as a starter the last two weeks, may be dealing with a career-ending neck injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Shipley left the Monday night loss to the Rams in the fourth quarter. It's bad news for a Tampa offensive line that is already without starting left guard Ali Marpet, who has missed three games with a concussion. Starting center Ryan Jensen was moved to left guard because of Marpet's injury after Joe Haeg struggled in the blowout loss to the Saints. Left tackle Donovan Smith (ankle) also missed practice this week. It's something to watch for quarterback Tom Brady's protection heading into Week 12 in their contest against the Chiefs.

    Nov 26 · Source via Buccaneers A.Q. Shipley
  • Rams Defense Puts Micah Kiser On Injured Reserve

    The Los Angeles Rams placed starting inside linebacker Micah Kiser (knee), their leading tackler, on Injured Reserve on Thursday. Backup Troy Reeder, who started eight games last year and had three sacks in his lone start this year, is expected to start with Kiser out. Kiser has been really solid on the interior of the Rams Defense this year, recording 77 tackles (44 solo), three passes defensed and one forced fumble in nine games this season. The 25-year-old from Virginia suffered the knee injury in the Monday night win over the Buccaneers. While LA will miss his presence for at least the next three games, their defensive unit as a whole should remain fantasy relevant. The Rams defense should be considered a top-five fantasy unit this weekend against the division-rival 49ers and backup quarterback Nick Mullens.

    Nov 26 · Source via Rams Los Angeles Rams Micah Kiser
  • D.J. Chark Jr. Misses Practice Thursday

    Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark Jr. (ribs) did not practice on Thursday for the second straight day. Chark is now in danger of sitting out in Week 12 against a vulnerable Browns Defense unless he gets in at least a limited practice on Friday. As of right now, the 24-year-old should be considered a shaky WR3/flex with quarterback Mike Glennon making his first start under center since 2017 with the Bears. If Chark is unable to suit up on Sunday, it'll boost the values of Keelan Cole, Chris Conley and rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. (if he plays). But the bottom line is it's tough to trust any Jacksonville pass-catcher with the team on their third starting QB in 2020. Running back James Robinson is the team's only real safe fantasy play against Cleveland.

    Nov 26 · Source via Jaguars DJ Chark
  • Todd Gurley II, Hayden Hurst Miss Practice Thursday

    Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II (knee) and tight end Hayden Hurst (ankle) were held out of practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Fantasy managers definitely don't want to see Gurley and a knee injury mentioned in the same sentence. He played a season-low 36 percent of the snaps in Week 11, too, and has a well-documented history with knee issues. He'll need at least a limited practice on Friday to have a chance at facing the Raiders in Week 12. Whoever is the team's primary back, though, will have some upside against a Raiders defense that has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to running backs. Gurley owners might want to run to the waiver wire and add Brian Hill right now. Hurst had no catches last week and is in danger of missing Sunday's game. If he cannot play, Luke Stocker and Jaeden Graham would split repetitions at the tight end position for Atlanta. Hurst is a very shaky low-end TE1 at this point.

    Nov 26 · Source via Falcons Todd Gurley Hayden Hurst
  • Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley Limited Thursday

    Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones (hamstring) and Calvin Ridley (foot) were limited in practice on Thursday. The Falcons announced earlier this week that Jones would be a game-time decision in Week 12 against the Raiders, but the good news is that he's been limited in two practices this week. However, he played only 22 snaps in Week 11 as he continues to play through nagging injuries. We'd say he's on the right side of questionable, but the 31-year-old All-Pro receiver should be viewed as a shaky WR2/3 if he continues to be limited. Ridley should be fine to play and has clear WR1 upside if Jones is limited again or out entirely against Las Vegas. The Raiders have allowed five receivers to go over 100 yards receiving this year, setting up Ridley as a must-start this weekend.

    Nov 26 · Source via Falcons Julio Jones Calvin Ridley
  • Jeff Driskel Being Put On COVID-19 List

    Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said that backup quarterback Jeff Driskel will be put on the team's Reserve/COVID-19 list. It's unclear if Driskel actually tested positive for the virus, but either way, he's unlikely to be active as a backup in Week 12 against the Saints. Even if Driskel were active on Sunday, he'd likely be the third QB behind starter Drew Lock and Brett Rypien. Driskel made one start for the injured Lock earlier this year in Week 3 against the Buccaneers, going just 17-for-30 for 176 yards with a touchdown and an interception. If Lock were to miss any more time in 2020 with an injury, it would likely be Rypien getting the start over Driskel under center for Denver. The good news is that Lock wasn't considered a close contact of Driskel and can continue to practice in the lead up to Week 12 against the Saints.

    Nov 26 · Source via Broncos Jeff Driskel Coronavirus
  • Broncos Defense Not On The Radar In Week 12

    The Denver Broncos Defense played a huge part in the Week 11 upset win over the Dolphins, sacking rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa six times and recording an interception to hold Miami to 13 points. They'll face a Saints team this weekend without future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees, but that might actually be a bad thing. New Orleans' offense still remains plenty explosive, and Taysom Hill and his versatility under center will present headaches for this undermanned Denver defense. Opposing defenses have scored the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game against the Saints this year. The Broncos D ranks 19th in the league in overall fantasy points and have allowed 30-plus points in four of the last five games. Don't expect them to surprise fantasy managers for two straight weeks.

    Nov 26 · Source via Broncos Denver Broncos
  • Brandon McManus Has Limited Ceiling Against Saints

    Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus ranks ninth in the NFL with a 95.2 percent field-goal percentage in 10 games this year, missing just one of his 21 field-goal attempts. He's also missed just one of his 19 extra-point attempts. McManus hasn't missed a kick since missing an extra point in Week 7 against the Chiefs. The only field goal he missed was from 50-plus yards. But the 29-year-old with a big leg has been just a fringe fantasy starter because of Denver's inconsistent offense. It helps that he'll be kicking in the high altitude of Denver again in Week 12 against the Saints, but New Orleans' defense has allowed 19 field-goal tries this year, which is tied for 16th in the NFL. The Broncos most likely won't be able to settle for field goals against the Saints offense.

    Nov 26 · Source via Broncos Brandon McManus
  • K.J. Hamler Offers Little Upside Against Saints

    Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler has 26 targets in the last three games, which he has turned into 14 catches for 160 yards. Hamler has seen his role increase in the last three weeks, but he has only one touchdown in his rookie season and 25 receptions for 275 yards in eight total games. The 21-year-old from Penn State has seen more production out of the slot and has big-play upside, but Denver is using him as more of a chain-mover than a deep threat. In this inconsistent offense as the third wideout behind rookie Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick, it's hard to put much faith in Hamler in single-year fantasy leagues. He'll be a WR4/flex in deeper leagues against New Orleans this Sunday.

    Nov 26 · Source via Broncos KJ Hamler
  • Tim Patrick Looking For Fourth 100-Yard Game

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick had his third 100-yard game of the season in last week's win over the Dolphins, and he's been incredibly efficient considering quarterback Drew Lock's struggles in his first full season as the starter. The Saints Defense, Denver's Week 12 opponent, has been more vulnerable through the air than on the ground this year, but their overall defense ranks third in the league. The Broncos should be forced to pass more than they'd like in this one, which is good news for Patrick and the Denver wideouts. The 27-year-old has impressed in 2020, but he's still more of a WR4/flex in this inconsistent offense while going up against strong cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Marshon Lattimore.

    Nov 26 · Source via Broncos Tim Patrick
  • Larry Fitzgerald Tests Positive For COVID-19

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Week 12 against the Patriots, according to sources. It's a bad time for this to happen, since Fitzgerald had at least 54 yards in three of his last four games and led the Cardinals with 10 targets in Week 11's loss to the Seahawks. DeAndre Hopkins will still have a tough test against All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore on Sunday, but Fitz's absence should open up more targets for Christian Kirk, Andy Isabella and others. Kirk should see the biggest boost from Fitzgerald's absence against a Patriots Defense that hasn't been nearly as strong as in years past. Kirk will have WR2 upside this weekend.

    Nov 26 · Source via Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald Coronavirus
  • Phillip Lindsay Has Become An RB4

    Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay and the team's running game showed some much-needed life in the surprising Week 11 win over the Dolphins. Lindsay saw 16 carries (one more than teammate Melvin Gordon) and ran for 82 yards. In Week 10, he had just four rushing attempts for a measly two yards against the Raiders. The 26-year-old is still averaging a healthy 5.4 yards per carry on 73 attempts this year, but he's splitting the offensive snaps nearly evenly with Gordon, limiting his opportunities. And on top of it, he's facing a Saints Defense on Sunday that has been the stingiest against RBs in fantasy all year. Considering that the Broncos will likely be trailing in this one and that Lindsay has just eight targets (two catches) all year, he's an uninspiring RB4 that should be left on benches in 12-team leagues.

    Nov 26 · Source via Broncos Phillip Lindsay
  • Melvin Gordon III's Ceiling Lowered In Week 12

    Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III got back into the good graces of his fantasy managers in Week 11 by rushing 15 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Dolphins. But those expecting back-to-back solid performances in fantasy might be disappointed. He'll be facing a Saints Defense that has allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs in 2020. On top of that, Gordon saw just 50 percent of the offensive snaps last week, meaning that he'll have to continue to capitalize on his opportunities against a much stouter run defense in New Orleans. Gordon does contribute more through the air, but the Saints have allowed a league-low five total TDs to RBs this year. Gordon's ceiling should be lowered this week as more of an RB3/flex.

    Nov 26 · Source via Broncos Melvin Gordon
  • D'Andre Swift Officially Ruled Out

    Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Texans. It'll be the rookie's second straight missed game and will leave Detroit's backfield to veteran Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson. Peterson started last week against the Panthers and then split touches with Johnson. They weren't effective at all in the shutout loss, though, with Detroit rushing for 40 yards total in the game. Houston's defense has allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to running backs, so the duo should be more effective, but they are both low-ceiling RB4/flex plays in deeper leagues while they share the workload minus Swift.

    Nov 26 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • Dolphins Not Worried About Tua Tagovailoa's Injury

    Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said he's not worried about the injury that rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) suffered in practice on Wednesday. Tagovailoa jammed his left thumb in practice. "He got banged up a little bit. He's a tough kid. He's going to do everything he can from a treatment standpoint. We'll see. I don't think this is something we're too worried about. ... He's better today. We'll see how it goes," Flores said. Tagovailoa was benched late in the Week 11 loss to the Broncos and hasn't attempted more than 28 passes in his four starts yet. He also hasn't thrown for 250 yards and hasn't thrown for more than two touchdowns. The rookie from Alabama remains the starter and has an excellent matchup with the winless Jets this Sunday, but he should still be considered a low-end QB2 until we see more.

    Nov 26 · Source via Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa
  • Washington Wants Alex Smith Back In 2021

    Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera and his staff want quarterback Alex Smith back for the 2021 season, according to sources. Smith made an incredible comeback from a broken fibula and tibia and 17 surgeries due to an infection that left him barely able to walk. The veteran QB hasn't said whether he wants to play next season, but he is under contract through 2022. He's set to make $19 million next year as a bridge to Dwayne Haskins Jr., Kyle Allen or someone else acquired in a trade or through the draft. Smith has gone 55-for-80 for 556 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the last two games. Smith should win Comeback Player of the Year easily, but he remains a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes, even against Dallas' suspect defense on Thanksgiving Day.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team Alex Smith
  • Terry McLaurin, Dustin Hopkins Expected To Play

    Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (ankle) and kicker Dustin Hopkins (groin) are expected to play on Thursday in the Thanksgiving game against the division-rival Cowboys. McLaurin was listed as questionable but practiced in full on Wednesday. Hopkins didn't practice all week, but the team didn't elevate a kicker from the practice squad, indicating that he'll go. McLaurin is the team's leading receiver with 62 catches for 871 yards and three touchdowns and has become a must-start WR1. He put up seven catches for 90 yards in a score against Dallas back in Week 7. Hopkins is off the fantasy radar, however, especially playing through an injury. The 30-year-old made his first field goal beyond 50 yards this season in Week 11.

    Nov 26 · Source via Football Team Dustin Hopkins Terry McLaurin
  • D'Andre Swift Unlikely To Play Thursday

    Detroit Lions rookie running back D'Andre Swift (concussion), who was listed as questionable for the Thanksgiving game on Thursday against the Texans, is unlikely to play, according to sources. Swift is set to miss his second straight game with the head injury. Fantasy managers need to remove Swift from their starting lineups for the early Thursday game. Veteran Adrian Peterson started in the backfield last week with Swift out and then split carries with Kerryon Johnson. Peterson is probably the better back of the two for fantasy purposes against, and the Texans Defense has allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Even then, Peterson and Johnson should be considered RB4/flex options with a low ceiling in deeper leagues.

    Nov 26 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • Giovani Bernard Misses Wednesday Practice

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard missed Wednesday's practice with a concussion, according to the team's official injury report. The head injury wasn't reported during last Sunday's game against the Washington Football Team, although Samaje Perine, not Bernard, was on the field for the team's final two drives of the contest. If Bernard can't get cleared from the league's concussion protocol by Sunday, expect Perine to be Cincinnati's lead back with Trayveon Williams mixed in behind him. Perine can be treated as an RB3 in a good matchup against the New York Giants if Bernard sits.

    Nov 26 · Source via Bengals Giovani Bernard
  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson To Miss Time

    Nov 26 · Pro Football Rumors Cardinals Jalen Thompson
  • Younghoe Koo A Starting Option

    Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo is a terrific start this week against Las Vegas. Last week, the kicker hit three field goals, including two from over 50 yards. Overall, Koo has gone 24-for-25 in field goals this season and 18-for-21 in extra points. The Raiders rank in the middle against fantasy kickers, so he is a great starting option.

    Nov 25 · Source via Falcons Younghoe Koo
  • Falcons Defense Should Stay Benched

    The Atlanta Falcons Defense should stay benched this week when the Las Vegas Raiders come to town. Las Vegas has a capable QB in Derek Carr, along with solid weapons such as Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, and Nelson Agholor. Meanwhile, Atlanta has allowed at least 20 points in nine of 10 games. The unit has also dealt with injuries throughout the season and that has hindered its overall strength. There are better options to start this week.

    Nov 25 · Source via Falcons Atlanta Falcons
  • Hayden Hurst A Low-End TE1 If Active In Week 12

    Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst is a low-end TE1 this week if active. The TE is currently dealing with an ankle injury and it remains to be seen if he plays. Hurst got nothing last week on two targets but has generally been decent this season. He has gotten at least 50 yards and six targets in six of 10 games this season, so he does bring the potential for some solid numbers. The Raiders are middle-tier against fantasy tight ends, so Hurst is certainly worth starting if he plays. Managers can only hope last week's performance was an outlier.

    Nov 25 · Source via Falcons Hayden Hurst
  • Russell Gage In The Flex Conversation

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage is in the flex conversation this week. Due to Julio Jones going down with an injury last week, Gage had seven receptions for 58 yards on 12 targets. This week, Jones is still dealing with a hamstring injury and may be a game-time decision. If Jones doesn't play, Gage is the biggest player to benefit and would be a flex piece to start this week. Nevertheless, there is a bit of risk considering the WR has only posted over 50 yards in four games and doesn't necessarily get all the attention even when Jones is out. Still, he's the best guy to trust for fantasy over Olamide Zaccheaus and Christian Blake. The Raiders are middle-tier against fantasy wideouts.

    Nov 25 · Source via Falcons Russell Gage
  • Calvin Ridley A Low-End WR1 In Week 12

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is a low-end WR1 this week against the Raiders. It's worth noting he is dealing with a foot injury right now, but there is no sign that his status for Sunday is in jeopardy. Ridley posted five receptions for 90 yards on nine targets last week and has gotten at least 90 yards in five of nine games. He has also seen at least seven targets in seven of nine games. With Julio Jones ailing, Ridley could see more looks on Sunday if Jones doesn't play. Regardless, he remains a solid play due to his weekly volume and consistency.

    Nov 25 · Source via Falcons Calvin Ridley
  • Julio Jones A Low-End WR1 This Week If Active

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is currently dealing with a hamstring injury and could be a game-time decision this week against the Raiders. Thus, if he plays, he will be a lower-end WR1 and certainly a riskier option to start considering his injury. Last week, Jones only managed two receptions for 39 yards on two targets. When healthy this season, the WR has seen his usual volume and put up fantastic numbers, including three 100-yard games. Nevertheless, proceed with caution this week on Jones and monitor his status closely. If he cannot play, Russell Gage would see an uptick in value.

    Nov 25 · Source via Falcons Julio Jones
  • Todd Gurley II A Low-End RB1 In Week 12

    Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II is a low-end RB1 this week versus the Raiders. The RB is coming off a season-low eight carries for 26 yards but has nevertheless remained decent on this offense. Gurley still has had double-digit carries in nine of 10 games and has rushed for over 50 yards in seven of 10 games. That volume and the fact that the Raiders allow the fourth-most points to fantasy backs makes Gurley a solid play. He is dealing with a knee injury, so his status is worth monitoring.

    Nov 25 · Source via Falcons Todd Gurley
  • Matt Ryan A Low-End QB1 Against Raiders

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is a low-end QB1 against the Raiders this weekend. Ryan has been a bit streaky this season and posted 232 yards and two picks last week. Overall, he has thrown for over 300 yards in only three of 10 games this season and only has four games with multiple passing touchdowns. The Raiders allow the ninth-most points to fantasy QBs, so this is a good week to start Ryan if you have him.

    Nov 25 · Source via Falcons Matt Ryan
  • Packers Defense Has Juicy Matchup With Bears

    We still don't know who the Chicago Bears will start at quarterback between Nick Foles (hip) and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) -- Foles didn't practice on Wednesday but Trubisky practiced in full -- but either way, the Packers Defense will be a strong start in all fantasy formats in Week 12. The Bears seem to be leaning towards Trubisky, who hasn't started since Week 3 and was benched for Foles in the same game. Chicago's offense ranks 31st in the NFL in total offense and scoring and 25th in passing, having failed to score more than 23 points in a game since Week 3. Both Foles and Trubisky have struggled under center in this offense in 2020, but Trubisky could give desperate managers in superflex leagues a bit more upside because of his rushing ability if he starts.

    Nov 25 · Source via Packers
  • Sam Darnold Back At Practice

    New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder) was expected to be a limited practice participant on Wednesday in his return, with head coach Adam Gase saying Darnold will do "quite a bit." Darnold has missed the last two games with a right shoulder injury, but his return to practice bodes well for his chances of making a return this weekend against the division-rival Dolphins. The Jets would love to see what he can do with wide receivers Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder and rookie Denzel Mims all finally healthy, but Darnold remains questionable for Week 12 for now. Veteran Joe Flacco actually hasn't been terrible in losses to the Patriots and the Chargers, but Darnold will be the starter when healthy. If Darnold returns this week, he'll be a low-end QB2 for desperate fantasy managers.

    Nov 25 · Source via Jets Sam Darnold
  • Adam Humphries Returns To Practice

    Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said that wide receiver Adam Humphries (concussion) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) were both scheduled to practice on Wednesday. It gives both players a chance to suit up in Week 12 against the division-rival Colts. Humphries hasn't played suffering his head injury in Week 8 against the Bengals. The 27-year-old from Clemson has been a fantasy afterthought this year with just 22 receptions for 219 yards and two touchdowns in six games. In this run-first offense, he's third on the receiving pecking order behind A.J. Brown and Corey Davis. If Humphries returns this weekend, he should be avoided against the Colts Defense, one of the top units in the NFL.

    Nov 25 · Source via Titans Adam Humphries
  • Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins Still On Injury Report

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (shoulder) was a limited practice participant on Wednesday, while wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (illness) sat out. Murray suffered the shoulder injury in last Thursday's loss to the Seahawks, but he played through it and should be fine to face the Patriots in Week 12. Hopkins is dealing with a non-COVID-19-related illness, so he should also be fine to play Sunday. The All-Pro receiver has had some down games for his fantasy managers and will be facing a tough matchup with All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore this weekend, but he's still a top-five fantasy option at his position. Similarly, Murray should be treated as a top-five fantasy signal-caller.

    Nov 25 · Source via Cardinals DeAndre Hopkins Kyler Murray
  • Calais Campbell, Two Offensive Lineman Go On COVID-19 List

    The Baltimore Ravens placed defensive end Calais Campbell and offensive linemen Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday. Because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Ravens organization this week, the NFL moved the Ravens-Steelers Thursday night Thanksgiving matchup to Sunday afternoon. It's unclear if these three players actually tested positive for the virus, but if they did, they will be out for Week 12 against Pittsburgh. Campbell, a five-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher, has been out since Week 9 due to an injury. Baltimore's defense could really use the veteran to slow down the undefeated Steelers offense. The Ravens Defense is still a fringe starting unit in fantasy, but this would surely be the week to fade them if you have better options.

    Nov 25 · Source via Ravens Calais Campbell Matt Skura Coronavirus
  • Myles Gaskin Designated To Return From Injured Reserve

    The Miami Dolphins designated running back Myles Gaskin (knee) to return from Injured Reserve on Wednesday. The club also activated defensive tackle Christian Wilkins from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Gaskin practiced in a non-contact jersey on Wednesday, but his activation from IR doesn't necessarily ensure that he'll play in Week 12 against the Jets. In fact, fantasy managers probably shouldn't expect the 23-year-old back in a featured role for Miami until Week 13 against the Bengals. Check to make sure he's not on your league's waiver wire. If he is available, pick him up now, as he should be the team's most fantasy relevant back when he's back to full health. Rookie Salvon Ahmed should retain RB2 upside in an excellent matchup this weekend if Gaskin is inactive for another game.

    Nov 25 · Source via Dolphins Myles Gaskin
  • Eagles Defense Not A Recommended Week 12 Option

    The Philadelphia Eagles Defense is not a recommended option for Week 12 fantasy lineups. With a matchup against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football on tap, the Eagles could easily find themselves in a shootout with Russell Wilson and the Seahawks to close out Week 12. The Eagles defense has had its moments this season, finishing as a top-nine fantasy defense five times, but then also finishing outside of the top-20 five times. This week is much more likely to be of the "outside of the top-20" variety.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
  • Jake Elliott Not Worth Starting In Week 12

    Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is not worth a starting spot in most Week 12 fantasy lineups. Elliott has made 10 of his 14 field goal attempts this season and all 14 of his extra point tries. He's been solid when called on, but he's been so rarely called on due to the team's general struggles on offense, that he's only finished as a top-20 fantasy kicker in three of his 10 games. Almost all leagues will have a higher-upside kicker on the waiver wire.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Jake Elliott
  • Tua Tagovailoa Limited In Practice Wednesday

    Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice with a left thumb injury. Tagovailoa jammed his left thumb on a helmet in practice, but early indications are that it's nothing serious. The Alabama product struggled mightily for the first time in four starts against the Broncos last week and was benched in the fourth quarter. The Dolphins continue to say that Tagovailoa remains their starter under center, but his performances in his first four career starts definitely have left a lot to be desired from a fantasy standpoint. The 22-year-old has yet to throw a pick but has gone over 200 yards passing just once. The matchup against the Jets is a juicy one, but the left-handed QB remains nothing more than a QB2 for fantasy managers.

    Nov 25 · Source via Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa
  • Zach Ertz Could Return For Week 12

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) is "trending in the right direction" to play in Week 12, according to coach Doug Pederson. Ertz hasn't played since Week 6 due to a high-ankle sprain, but he's been able to practice and seems likely to take the field against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. For as bad as the Seahawks Defense has been overall, they've actually held opposing tight ends to the fifth-fewest fantasy points, so it may not be the best matchup for a player returning from injury. Combine that with the overall struggles of the Eagles offense and the presence of a seemingly much more effective Dallas Goedert also at tight end, and Ertz is more of a wait-and-see than a must start this week.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Zach Ertz
  • Dallas Goedert A Top Tight End Option In Week 12

    Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is a top-12 tight end choice on Monday Night Football in Week 12. The Eagles take on the Seattle Seahawks, and despite how horrendous they've been on defense, they are actually allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Still, Goedert is more than good enough and runs plenty of wide receiver-type routes. He shouldn't have too much trouble at least repeating his Week 11 performance of five catches for 77 yards and a score. Even if Zach Ertz (ankle) returns in Week 12, Goedert is an upside TE1 who should still see the bulk of the routes run from the tight end position.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Dallas Goedert
  • Alshon Jeffery Nowhere Near The Fantasy Radar

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is nowhere near the fantasy radar despite an excellent on-paper matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12. Jeffery has now played in two games this season but has yet to record an offensive statistic other than three targets he's been unable to catch. Jeffery played 18 offensive snaps in Week 10 and saw just one target, then played just five snaps in Week 11 and saw two targets. He's clearly either not healthy yet or just not part of the game plan. Either way, he's completely unstartable in all formats and should likely be on most waiver wires.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Alshon Jeffery
  • Greg Ward Only A Deep-League Option In Week 12

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward is only an option in the deepest PPR fantasy leagues in Week 12. With bye weeks done and the player pool much deeper, Ward is falling further and further down in the wide receiver rankings. He's been useful on the field, catching short passes and serving as another safety valve for struggling quarterback Carson Wentz, but Ward has only finished as a top-15 fantasy receiver once this season. He'll continue in his role as an effective "real life" football player, but is unlikely to make much fantasy noise, even with a pristine matchup against a Seahawks Defense that essentially does not exist.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Greg Ward Jr.
  • Jalen Reagor Has The Best Matchup In Week 12

    Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor has the best matchup of his NFL career on Monday Night Football in Week 12. Taking on the laughable Seattle Seahawks secondary, Reagor should be able to feast on Thanksgiving week as long as Carson Wentz can play even slightly below-average football. Unfortunately, that's anything but a given so far this season. Reagor hasn't been extremely productive this year, finishing as a WR3 or better only once this season, but he's remained heavily involved in the passing game and shouldn't have trouble getting open against the Seahawks. He's a WR4 this week, but with plenty more upside than others ranked near him.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Jalen Reagor
  • Wil Lutz A Great Start In Week 12

    New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz is a fantastic start this week against the Broncos. Lutz has gone 19-for-21 in field-goal attempts this season and 34-for-34 in extra-point attempts. The Broncos allow the third-most points to fantasy kickers, meaning Lutz is a solid play this week.

    Nov 25 · Source via Saints Wil Lutz
  • Travis Fulgham Tough To Trust Despite An Excellent Matchup

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham is tough to trust in Week 12 lineups despite an excellent matchup against the Seattle Seahawks "defense" on Monday Night Football. Fulgham was a legitimate WR1 for a few weeks earlier this season, but has now gone two straight weeks with identical stat lines: one catch for eight yards. He's still seen 12 targets in those games combined, so there's hope that he can somewhat put things back together, but the Eagles offense as a whole has looked like one of the worst in the NFL, making it hard to place Fulgham in a fantasy lineup after seeing him put up 0.8 fantasy points in standard scoring two weeks in a row.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Travis Fulgham
  • Saints Defense A Strong Play In Week 12

    The New Orleans Saints Defense is one of the strongest plays of the week heading into Week 12. The unit compiled eight sacks and two picks against a normally potent Falcons offense last week. Now facing the Broncos this week, this unit has the potential to make some real noise against a Denver offense that features a young and turnover-prone QB in Drew Lock.

    Nov 25 · Source via Saints New Orleans Saints
  • Boston Scott Back To His Backup Role

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott has settled into his backup change-of-pace role since the return of Miles Sanders from a knee injury. Scott has done well with his limited chances but still isn't getting enough volume to be a trustworthy standalone starter in most fantasy formats. Last week, Scott turned eight touches (five runs and three catches) into 50 total yards. He's a solid and talented NFL running back, but he won't be worth starting in most formats unless Sanders is forced to miss more time.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Boston Scott
  • Miles Sanders Has Some Upside In Week 12

    Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders has some nice upside in a Week 12 Monday Night Football matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks Defense has been 23rd in the league against opposing running backs, and with Sanders getting the lion's share of carries in this backfield, he's an easy RB1 choice with plenty of upside. Despite how much the Eagles have been struggling on offense, the Seattle defense hasn't been able to slow anyone down. This is unlikely to be the week that changes.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Miles Sanders
  • Jared Cook A Low-End TE2 In Week 12

    New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook should be considered a lower-end TE2 in Week 12. Cook has struggled the past two games, only getting one reception for six yards on three targets. In nine games played this season, the TE has only eclipsed 50 yards three times. His role has been smaller than many fantasy managers had hoped for this season, and this makes Cook a risky play going forward. Only start him this week if you are lacking other options at TE, but it's worth noting the Broncos present a stiff matchup for fantasy TEs.

    Nov 25 · Source via Saints Jared Cook
  • Carson Wentz Has An Excellent Week 12 Matchup

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been anything but good on the field this season, but he's still been the 14th-best quarterback in standard-scoring fantasy formats. He's thrown two or more touchdowns in five of the past six games and is always a threat to score on the ground. He certainly hasn't been a great real-life quarterback for Philly, but he has had his moments in fantasy this year and still makes for a decent QB2 in superflex leagues. Week 12 presents an excellent fantasy matchup, as the Seahawks Defense is allowing the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks by a significant margin. If Wentz and the Eagles offense can't get right in this prime Monday Night Football matchup, then we may finally see rookieJalen Hurts do more than just come in for a predictable running play when he's on the field. Wentz, despite the pristine matchup, is a QB2 this week.

    Nov 25 · Source via Eagles Carson Wentz
  • Allen Robinson II's Value Unclear With Murky QB Situation

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II will go up against a Packers Defense in Week 12 that is allowing the 10th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers. The Bears offense has been putrid all season but that hasn't affected Robinson from having another strong season. The 27-year-old is averaging 9.5 targets this season with 63 receptions, 755 yards and three touchdowns. The only snag in Week 12 from ranking Robinson as a WR1 is that the Bears do not know who their quarterback will be between Nick Foles (hip) and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder). This uncertainty could impact Robinson's value heading into Week 12 and a decision on who will start may not come until Friday.

    Nov 25 · Source via Bears Allen Robinson
  • Emmanuel Sanders A Flex Play For Week 12

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders should only be considered a flex piece this week against one of his former squads, the Broncos. Sanders has been streaky this season, to say the least. The WR posted four receptions for 66 yards on five targets last week but only had six total targets in the two games prior. In addition, the WR has only gotten more than 56 yards in four of eight games played. That sort of inconsistency makes him a risky play, and thus he should only be worthy of a flex play this week against a Broncos team that is middle-tier against fantasy wideouts.

    Nov 25 · Source via Saints Emmanuel Sanders
  • Michael Thomas A WR1 Against Broncos

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is a WR1 against Denver on Sunday. He is currently still nursing that ankle injury that caused him to miss several games, but there is no sign right now that he is in danger of missing the game. Thomas posted his best numbers of the season last week, getting nine receptions for 104 yards on 12 targets. It was also a great sign that he had rapport with QB Taysom Hill. As he is bound to draw a number of targets due to his role as the WR1 on the team, Thomas is a solid play against a Denver team that ranks in the middle against fantasy wideouts.

    Nov 25 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Broncos Activate LB Mark Barron From IR

    Nov 25 · Pro Football Rumors Broncos Mark Barron
  • Mitchell Trubisky May Have Inside Track To Start In Week 12

    Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky may have the inside track to start in Week 12 against the Packers, according to Chicago Tribune beat writer Brad Biggs. NFL's Ian Rapoport also has recently tweeted that Trubisky's right shoulder is healthier than Nick Foles hip at this time. The Bears season is teetering on disaster and, at 5-5, are in a must-win situation against NFC North leader the Packers. The move to go back to Trubisky is rooted mostly in the quarterback's ability to use his legs and athleticism outside of the pocket behind a banged-up offensive line. The veteran Foles has been a major disappointment, displaying a lack of accuracy and efficiency. The official news may not drop until after the holiday but neither quarterback will be fantasy viable in Week 12.

    Nov 25 · Source via Bears Mitchell Trubisky
  • Latavius Murray A Flex For Week 12

    New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray is a flex option for Week 12. Murray posted 12 carries for 49 yards along with two receptions for 36 yards on two targets last week. The back has had a generally stable role behind Alvin Kamara this season and has gotten at least eight carries in nine of 10 games. He also has at least 47 rushing yards in six of ten games. This supports Murray's value as a fantasy flex and he is worth considering against a Broncos squad that is middle-of-the-pack against fantasy backs.

    Nov 25 · Source via Saints Latavius Murray
  • Alvin Kamara An RB1 In Week 12

    New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is an RB1 against Denver on Sunday. Kamara is dealing with a foot injury right now, but there is no indication that he is in jeopardy of missing the contest. The RB has a total of five touchdowns in the past three games and remains an integral factor in the rushing and passing game. Kamara has double-digit carries and at least seven targets in seven of 10 games. He remains a solid start against a Broncos squad that is middle-tier against fantasy backs.

    Nov 25 · Source via Saints Alvin Kamara
  • Robert Tonyan's Role Could Expand Against Bears

    Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan could factor heavily in the team's passing game against the Bears in Week 12. Tonyan found the end zone for the first time since Week 4 and caught five passes for 44 yards last week. He will go up against a Bears Defense that is allowing the ninth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, including six touchdowns to the position this season. Tonyan may not post top-five fantasy numbers among tight ends in Week 12 but has a solid floor to work with as the Bears have allowed 11 different tight ends to post six or more fantasy points against them.

    Nov 25 · Source via Packers Robert Tonyan Jr.
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling A Dicey Play In Week 12

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling will go up against a tough Bears Defense in Week 12. Valdes-Scantling has been wildly inconsistent this season but came down with a huge 47-yard catch to help tie the game at the end of regulation last week and is two games removed from a 149-yard performance. But he will face a Bears defense that is allowing the third fewest fantasy points to receivers this season and have allowed only five touchdowns to the position. The Bears certainly can be expected to key in on star teammate Davante Adams, so Valdes-Scantling could see some extra targets in single coverage. But the Bears defense is talented enough to make fantasy teams pause before they insert Valdes-Scantling into lineups. There should be sturdier options out there as Valdes-Scantling will rank no higher than a WR5/6 option in Week 12.

    Nov 25 · Source via Packers Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • Taysom Hill A Low-End QB1 In Week 12

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill is a low-end QB1 against the Broncos in Week 12. Hill had an impressive debut as a starter in Week 11, getting 233 passing yards and 10 carries for 49 yards and two touchdowns. His rushing prowess makes him a more valuable fantasy player. The Broncos are middle-tier against fantasy QBs, making Hill a great streaming option for this week.

    Nov 25 · Source via Saints Taysom Hill
  • Philip Rivers Misses Practice Wednesday

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (toe) didn't practice on Wednesday, but head coach Frank Reich said Rivers was held out as a precaution and could practice if needed after he bruised his toe in the Week 11 win over the Packers. Thursday is a scheduled off day for the whole team, so the veteran signal-caller will get a couple days to rest before taking on the division-rival Titans in Week 12 on Sunday. Rivers' first year with Indy got off to a rough start, but he's been hot of late and threw for 308 yards and a touchdown in a win over Tennessee in their first meeting just two weeks ago. He had three touchdown passes against Green Bay. Despite the recent increased production, Rivers is best suited as a QB2 for fantasy managers.

    Nov 25 · Source via Colts Philip Rivers
  • Davante Adams To Face Stingy Bears Secondary In Week 12

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams will go up against a Bears secondary that is allowing the third fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers this season. The matchup is tough but nothing seems to stop Adams these days. The 28-year-old is one of the hottest fantasy players in the game right now, posting 45 receptions for 594 yards and eight touchdowns over his last five games. Adams is averaging 11.1 targets a game for the season and will face a Bears Defense that has allowed five touchdowns to receivers all season. The matchup may seem daunting, but Adams needs to be active in all starting lineups across all fantasy formats for Week 12.

    Nov 25 · Source via Packers Davante Adams
  • David Montgomery Has Cleared Protocol, Expected To Play

    Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (concussion) has cleared the league concussion protocol, setting him up to return to the lineup in Week 12 against the Packers. Montgomery was unable to play last week but is poised to make his return to a Bears offense that is struggling immensely right now. It also has been a highly disappointing season for the second-year running back, who is posting only 3.6 yards per carry with 684 all-purpose yards and only two total touchdowns. Montgomery, however, will have a favorable matchup against a Packers Defense that is allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Green Bay has allowed 14 touchdowns to the running back position and have surrendered 80-plus all-purpose yards to eight different backs this season. Montgomery will slot in as an RB3/flex option with a low ceiling in Week 12.

    Nov 25 · Source via Bears David Montgomery