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  • Robbie Gould Has Plus Matchup In Week 12

    San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould is a possible streaming option in Week 12 when he takes on the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are allowing 8.6 kicking points per game, fifth-most in the NFL. The 49ers offense has been one of the best in the league since acquiring Christian McCaffrey. Gould could have the opportunity to attempt multiple field goals and extra points.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Robbie Gould
  • Jameson Williams Could Debut In Week 13

    The Detroit Lions won't have first-round rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams (knee) on Thanksgiving against the Buffalo Bills, but his return from a torn ACL in college is coming soon. He's expected to practice at full speed next week, and barring any setbacks, there's a good chance he's activated to play in Week 13 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Williams did everything with the team this week has been going full speed in his rehab drills. He's been attending all meetings and is mentally ready. The 21-year-old should make his NFL debut next week and should be scooped up in all fantasy leagues if he's available. Still, we should be tempering expectations initially for the speedy deep threat, and the Lions are also getting D.J. Chark and Josh Reynolds back from injuries this week.

    Nov 24 · Source via Lions Jameson Williams
  • Matt Gay A Risky Streaming Option In Week 12

    Los Angeles Rams kicker Matt Gay is a risky option in Week 12 who is best avoided when the Rams take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Top LA offensive weapon Cooper Kupp was already on the injured reserve. Now QB Matthew Stafford has been declared out, and Bryce Perkins will start for the first time in his career. While Perkins flashed his big play ability in preseason, he has only attempted 11 passes in his career. He might surprise and jump start the Rams offense. But the possibility that he struggles is also very likely. Gay has no floor in Week 12.

    Nov 24 · Source via Rams Matt Gay
  • George Kittle Remains A Strong Start Even In Tough Matchup

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle faces a New Orleans Saints defense that has allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season. The Saints held Ravens TE Isaiah Likely to one catch for 24 yards, Rams TE Tyler Higbee to four catches for 45 yards, and Cardinals TE Zach Ertz to two catches for 21 yards. However, the Saints really haven't faced any tight ends as talented as George Kittle. Kittle is close to being a must-start, and he will likely perform better than other tight ends have against New Orleans.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • Justin Fields Unlikely To Play In Week 12?

    The Athletic's Jon Greenberg writes that it seems unlikely that the Chicago Bears would let quarterback Justin Fields (shoulder) play with his injury, particularly given the context (the Bears are 3-8) and the style of Fields' play. "I just feel like if I can play and that I'm not furthering the risk of injury and I can do what I need to do to be able to protect myself, I think that'll be good enough for me to play," Fields said. The 23-year-old got in some practice work on Wednesday, but he's dealing with a separated left shoulder and partially torn ligaments, so it's a pretty serious injury, even if it's to his non-throwing shoulder. Fields says he feels pain every time he throws. Fantasy managers that have been riding the up-and-coming dual-threat QB need to have a backup plan at the QB position this week.

    Nov 24 · Source via Bears Justin Fields
  • Elijah Mitchell A Borderline Flex Option

    San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell faces a New Orleans Saints defense that has allowed the eighth-most rushing yards to opposing RBs this season. In Week 10, Najee Harris went for 99 rushing yards on the Saints defense, and in Week 9, both Kenyan Drake and Lamar Jackson eclipsed 80 yards. Mitchell has continued to have a role in the 49ers offense even after Christian McCaffrey joined the team. Although his carry total declined from Week 10 to 11, he was still able to gain 59 yards on nine carries. He is efficient enough as a rusher, averaging 5.7 yards per attempt and 2.2 yards after contact, that he remains a borderline flex option.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Elijah Mitchell
  • Christian McCaffrey A Must-Start RB1

    San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey faces a New Orleans Saints defense that has allowed the 14th-most points to opposing fantasy RBs. While the Saints have allowed the eighth-most rushing yards to RBs, they have only allowed the eighth-fewest receiving yards. That is not ideal for CMC, as he thrives on receptions. The 26-year-old has been targeted six or more times in each of the past three games. Despite the imperfect nature of the matchup, McCaffrey is a weekly must-start in fantasy.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Christian McCaffrey
  • Deebo Samuel A High-Upside Start In Week 12

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel had a boom game last week against the Arizona Cardinals, and now he will look to build on it in Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are allowing the seventh-most points to fantasy WRs, but Samuel is more of a wide back, so his production doesn't follow the average. He is more likely to make or break based on whether or not he can bust out a big play. The Saints have only allowed the 24-most big plays this season. Samuel could have a huge game, or he could underwhelm. His floor is low-end flex, but his ceiling is WR1. You must start him if you want to make the upside play.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Deebo Samuel
  • Brandon Aiyuk A Quality Start In Week 12

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk faces a New Orleans Saints defense that is allowing the ninth-most receiving yards to opposing fantasy WRs in Week 12. The Saints coverage is graded as 21st-best in the NFL by PFF. However, the Saints' shutdown cornerback Marshon Lattimore is back at practice after missing every game since Week 5. If he can play this week, the Saints pass coverage could be much improved. Aiyuk is on a hot streak, having finished as a WR2 or higher in four of his past five games. He has caught touchdown passes in three of those games and caught multiple touchdown passes in two of them. With the 49ers offense catching fire recently, Aiyuk has the potential to find the end zone again, making him a quality start in Week 12.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Brandon Aiyuk
  • Jimmy Garoppolo A Viable Start In Superflex Leagues

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo follows up his four-touchdown MNF game with a more difficult matchup against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have allowed the eighth-fewest passing yards per game this season and the fourth-fewest in the past three games. The completion percentage and yards per attempt figures their defense allows are also amongst the tenth-lowest. Jimmy G, however, has had solid QB2 production regardless of matchup, particularly with the dynamic weapons he has to work with. He is a set-it-and-forget-it QB2 in superflex leagues. However, you are most-likely going to want to bench him in single QB leagues.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Tyler Higbee Could See High Volume In Week 12

    Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee could see a large volume of targets in the Rams' Week 12 road matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Rams are without WR Cooper Kupp, and the Chiefs opponents throw the ball often after falling behind. The Chiefs are allowing 37.7 passing attempts per game, second-most in the NFL. The Rams are throwing the ball 35.2 times per game, and Higbee is their second-leading target behind Kupp. While the Rams' quarterback situation is concerning, Higbee has the potential to amass double-digit targets and finish as a TE1.

    Nov 24 · Source via Rams Tyler Higbee
  • Tre'Davious White To Make Season Debut Thursday

    Buffalo Bills star cornerback Tre'Davious White (knee) will be active for the first time this season for the Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions on Thursday. It's been a year minus a day since White tore his ACL against the New Orleans Saints last Thanksgiving. It remains to be seen how much the 27-year-old will actually be on the field against Detroit after such a long layoff, but it's great news for the Bills defense nonetheless the rest of the season. When healthy, White has proven to be a lockdown cornerback in the NFL, so his return is bad news for quarterback Jared Goff and his receivers on Turkey Day. Taron Johnson has been operating in a starting role for the Bills this year with White sidelined.

    Nov 24 · Source via Bills Taron Johnson Tre'Davious White
  • Cam Akers A Possible Start In Deep Leagues

    Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers should see the bulk of the carries in the Rams' Week 12 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Former Rams RB Darrell Henderson Jr., who had almost as many carries as Akers, was waived this week. Malcolm Brown and Kyren Williams, who have both had increasing roles in recent weeks, remain factors, but Akers is the veteran lead back. He faces a Chiefs defense that is allowing the fifth-fewest rushing yards per game and the 13th-fewest per attempt. Akers has never had more than 15 carries in a game, and he probably will not this week, given that the Rams are a pass-heavy team and will be trailing most of the game. He is a starting option at RB2 or flex in deep leagues.

    Nov 24 · Source via Rams Cam Akers
  • Van Jefferson Not A Viable Starting Option

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson has a road game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12. The 26-year-old was targeted five times last week and gained a season-high 41 yards. Now he is facing a Chiefs team that is giving up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing WRs. The Chiefs high receiving yardage allowed is largely due to opponents, who are usually trailing, throwing the ball on them 37.7 times per game, second most in the NFL. The Rams are a pass-heavy team, but they are near the bottom ten in terms of yards per attempt. Van Jefferson is only a viable flex option in very deep leagues.

    Nov 24 · Source via Rams Van Jefferson
  • Allen Robinson II A Flex Option In Deep Leagues

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Allen Robinson II visits Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in Week 12. The Chiefs are allowing the sixth-most passing yards per game to opponents, largely because opponents are always trailing the Chiefs and stuck in pass-first game scripts. Chiefs opponents have thrown the ball an average of 37.7 times per game, second-most in the NFL. On a per-play basis, the Chiefs rank towards the middle of the pack in terms of pass coverage and yards allowed per attempt. A-Rob has made four catches for 40-50 yards in each of the past two games. He is a flex option in very deep leagues.

    Nov 24 · Source via Rams Allen Robinson
  • Bryce Perkins Gets Kansas City In First Start

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Bryce Perkins is expected to start against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12. It will be Perkins' first career start. The 25-year-old threw his first pass in Week 10, a completion for a loss of three yards. He entered Week 11 in relief after Matthew Stafford left with a head injury and completed 5-of-10 passes for 64 yards. Perkins joined the Rams practice squad in 2020 after setting the single season record for yards from scrimmage while starting at the University of Virginia. He had an impressive preseason this year, completing 35-of-49 passes for 399 yards and two touchdowns while running for 73 yards on seven carries. The Chiefs allow the sixth-most passing yards per game, so it could be a good matchup. But Perkins is a risky option in his first career start.

    Nov 24 · Source via Rams Bryce Perkins
  • Josh Reynolds Will Play On Thanksgiving

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Josh Reynolds (back) will play on Thanksgiving against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, according to a source. Reynolds got in some limited practices earlier this week and will return for the first time since Week 8 despite being listed as questionable for Turkey Day. The 27-year-old has had a couple nice games as a WR4/flex play for fantasy managers in deeper leagues this year, but the Lions will also be getting D.J. Chark back for this game against Buffalo. Reynolds will be battling for targets with Chark and Kalif Raymond behind No. 1 pass-catcher Amon-Ra St. Brown and he could have his snaps limited in his first game back, making him a pretty shaky WR4/flex option in his first game back.

    Nov 24 · Source via Lions Josh Reynolds
  • Cowboys Defense A Top Play In Week 12

    The Dallas Cowboys defense is a top fantasy option in a Week 12 Thanksgiving matchup against the New York Giants. The Cowboys defense has been a top-eight option six times already this season, and there are plenty of reasons to believe they'll be right up there again on Turkey Day. They can be started with confidence in any league that still has DST in the starting lineup.

    Nov 24 · Source via Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
  • Brett Maher Set For Another Excellent Kicking Week

    Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher is set for another excellent kicking game in a Thanksgiving matchup against the New York Giants. Maher made eight kicks in Week 11, including three field goals from over 50 yards, finishing as fantasy's K2 overall. With another expected high-scoring game against a division rival, Maher should be a top-three option at fantasy's toughest position to predict.

    Nov 24 · Source via Cowboys Brett Maher
  • Dalton Schultz Has Strong Upside In Week 12

    Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz has a solid matchup on Thanksgiving for a Week 12 game against the New York Giants. Schultz had a disappointing Week 11, scoring just four fantasy points, but he was a TE1 for the two games before that. The Giants defense is solid as a whole, but they have given up some big games to opposing tight ends. Schultz has a high floor and a nice ceiling to go with it in Week 12.

    Nov 24 · Source via Cowboys Dalton Schultz
  • CeeDee Lamb Looks For A Bounce Back Game On Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb will look to revert to his WR1 ways in a Thanksgiving matchup against the New York Giants. Lamb was a top-12 option in Weeks 8 and 10 before a disappointing WR46 finish in Week 11. Lamb has the upside to be an easy WR1 in what could be a high scoring holiday affair. As usual, he comes with a solid floor as well.

    Nov 24 · Source via Cowboys CeeDee Lamb
  • Trey Lance On Schedule In His Recovery

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said he thinks that quarterback Trey Lance (ankle) is "right on schedule with everything" in his recovery from a broken right ankle he suffered in Week 2. However, the Niners don't expect him back for the playoffs. San Francisco was expected to trade Jimmy Garoppolo this year after naming Lance the starter going into the 2022 campaign, but they ended up keeping Jimmy G, so the Niners could have a tough decision heading into next year with Garoppolo set for free agency and Lance going into his third year. Lance, a first-rounder in 2021, has ditched crutches and a walking boot and should be ready for the start of next season, but it remains to be seen if the 49ers are fully committed to him.

    Nov 24 · Source via 49ers Trey Lance
  • Ezekiel Elliott Has A Solid Floor In Week 12

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has a solid floor in a Week 12 Thanksgiving game against the New York Giants. "Zeke" has been thoroughly outplayed by Tony Pollard for a while now, but Elliott has still been able to be an RB1 option for three straight games. Pollard is making the plays but Elliott is still getting goal line work and plenty of touches of his own. He's an RB2 with some upside but mostly a high floor.

    Nov 24 · Source via Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott
  • Tony Pollard Has A Dream Matchup On Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard has an excellent matchup on Thanksgiving against the New York Giants. Pollard has been a top seven fantasy back for three straight games and is coming off an overall RB1 performance in Week 11. He's an easy RB1 option this week even with Ezekiel Elliott sure to get his share of the backfield's touches.

    Nov 23 · Source via Cowboys Tony Pollard
  • Dak Prescott Should Be A QB1 On Thanksgiving

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott should once again be a strong choice in the yearly Thanksgiving game for the Cowboys. Prescott has been a top nine fantasy quarterback in all of his past three games, and should be once again despite a matchup against a solid New York Giants defense. The Dallas offense is clicking, and a lot of that is thanks to Prescott.

    Nov 23 · Source via Cowboys Dak Prescott
  • Patriots Remain A Top-Five Defense Against Vikings

    The New England Patriots defense/special teams stymied the New York Jets' offense in Week 11. The Patriots allowed just 103 total yards on offense in Sunday's 10-3 win over the Jets and will look to continue their strong play against the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving night. Thursday's over/under between the Patriots and Vikings is 42.5 points. New England has been the number fantasy defense over the last six weeks and is allowing just 16.9 points per game this season, second-best in the NFL. The Vikings were coming off an abysmal performance and were absolutely crushed by the Cowboys 40-3 last Sunday. Fantasy managers can start the Patriots' defense in all league formats against Minnesota in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Patriots New England Patriots
  • Nick Folk Looking To Bounce Back Against The Vikings

    New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk went 1-for-3 in field goal attempts while converting his only extra-point try in last Sunday's 10-3 win over the New York Jets. It was the first time this season the veteran missed more than one field in a game. The 38-year-old is 20-for-24 for field goal attempts while going a perfect 21-for-21 in extra-point tries over 10 games in 2022. Folk will look to rebound against the Minnesota Vikings in the Thanksgiving night game. Thursday's over/under between the Vikings and Patriots is 42.5. Despite the off performance last Sunday, Folk is one of the more reliable kickers in the NFL and remains a strong streamer against the Vikings.

    Nov 23 · Source via Patriots Nick Folk
  • D'Andre Swift Doesn't Carry An Injury Designation Against Bills

    Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (shoulder, ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation against the Buffalo Bills for the Thanksgiving game. He logged back-to-back full practices, and all systems go against the Bills. The 23-year-old rushed five times for 20 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 12 yards in last Sunday's 31-18 win over the Giants. The Lions used a backfield committee between Swift, Jamaal Williams, and Justin Jackson in Week 12. Swift is an RB3/flex play against a Bills defense that ranks seventh in DVOA against the run.

    Nov 23 · Source via Lions D'Andre Swift
  • D.J. Chark Removed From Injury Report

    Detroit Lions wide receiver D.J. Chark (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation for the Thanksgiving game against the Buffalo Bills. He returned to action after a six-game absence last Sunday against the Giants. The 26-year-old logged 10 snaps and didn't catch a pass in the Week 11 win. He has seven catches for 98 yards and a touchdown over four games in 2022. Chark is expected to be the Lions' secondary target behind star Amon-Ra St. Brown and could see an uptick in targets if Josh Reynolds (back) doesn't suit up against the Bills. Fantasy managers can use Chark in deep-league formats, but the former Jaguar has eclipsed 50 receiving yards just once this season.

    Nov 23 · Source via Lions DJ Chark
  • Allen Robinson II Limited, Tyler Higbee Doesn't Practice

    Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Allen Robinson II (ankle) was limited, while tight end Tyler Higbee (knee) missed Wednesday's practice. Robinson was added to the injury report with an ankle issue. He caught four of five targets for 47 yards and one touchdown in his first game without star wide receiver Cooper Kupp. Robinson is expected to be the Rams' top wideout but will catch passes from John Wolford or Bryce Perkins with Matthew Stafford (concussion) ruled out in Week 12. Higbee is dealing with an ankle injury after hauling in four catches (on eight targets) for 45 yards in last Sunday's loss to the Saints. If active, Higbee is considered a borderline TE1 against the Chiefs in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Rams Allen Robinson Tyler Higbee
  • Juju Smith-Schuster Practices Wednesday, Kadarius Toney Absent

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, while teammate Kadarius Toney (hamstring) missed Wednesday's session. Smith-Schuster missed the Week 11 win over the Chargers and will look to clear the concussion protocol within the next few days. The 26-year-old caught 46 passes for 615 yards and two touchdowns over nine games in 2022. Toney exited last Sunday's win over the Chargers early with a hamstring injury. The 23-year-old will have two more chances to practice ahead of Sunday's contest against the Rams. Toney is considered day-to-day.

    Nov 23 · Source via Chiefs JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Dawson Knox Has TE1 Upside Against Lions

    Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox surprisingly saw plenty of action last week. Knox hauled in all seven of his targets for 70 yards in the win over the Cleveland Browns. It seems like the Bills are trying to get Knox more involved now. He has produced back-to-back weeks with over 50 receiving yards. That being said, Knox could be in for another solid game against the Detroit Lions in Week 12. A defensive unit that has allowed the fourth-highest passing yards to tight ends this season. Knox should be able to hold low-end TE1 value for this game.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bills Dawson Knox
  • Bucs To Ride Hot Hand At Running Back

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said the team would ride the hot hand at running back between Leonard Fournette and Rachaad White. Fournette is "pretty sore" with a hip injury he suffered in the Germany game and was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. "We'll see how he (Fournette) progresses, and if he can go, he'll go; if he can't, he won't," said Bowles. White filled in admirably when Fournette exited early in the Germany game against the Seahawks, rushing 22 times for 105 yards. Tampa Bay will ride the hot hand, and White could see the lion's share of the carries from the Bucs backfield after his Week 10 performance. Fantasy managers can start Fournette and White as flex plays until the backfield situation sorts itself out within the next few weeks.

    Nov 23 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette Rachaad White
  • Gabe Davis Has WR3 Value For Week 12

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis has finally started to produce better results over the last few weeks. In fact, Davis has 11 receptions for 161 yards and one touchdown over his last two games. His streak of good play should continue against the Detroit Lions in Week 12. He'll face off against a shaky that has allowed that third-highest total of passing yards to wideouts this season. It appears that the Bills are trying to get Davis more involved in the offense now. This should be a great spot for him to post a big performance. Fantasy managers should consider Davis a possible WR3 for this Thanksgiving matchup.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bills Gabriel Davis
  • Stefon Diggs Has Excellent Matchup In Week 12

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs has totaled 93 yards or scored in every game but two this season. He continues to be one of the best wideouts in the game. Last week, Diggs had an off day with four receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Cleveland Browns. Fantasy managers should get a better performance from Diggs in Week 12. He'll get a Detroit Lions defense that can't seem to stop anyone. They've allowed the third-highest total of receiving yards to wide receivers this season. That being said, Diggs should be considered an elite WR1 for this upcoming matchup.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bills Stefon Diggs
  • James Cook Holds Low-End RB3 Value

    Buffalo Bills running back James Cook posted a surprisingly strong outing against the Cleveland Browns last week. The rookie back rushed 11 times for 86 yards in the win. He totaled as many yards as Devin Singletary, but with seven less touches. However, the fact he's getting around five carries a game is holding back his fantasy value. The Bills are unlikely to increase his workload by much with Singletary playing this well. Despite that, Cook should still be able to have success against the Detroit Lions shaky defense. Fantasy managers should consider Cook a low-end RB3 for the Thanksgiving matchup with the Lions.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bills James Cook
  • Devin Singletary A RB2 For Week 12

    Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary has scored three touchdowns in his last two games. Last week, Singletary rushed 18 times for 86 yards in the win over the Cleveland Browns. The 25-year-old continues to be the workhorse back in this offense. He should continue to have success against the Detroit Lions on Thursday. A defensive unit that has allowed the ninth-most rushing yards per game this season. Fantasy managers should consider Singletary a mid-range RB2 for this Week 12 matchup.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bills Devin Singletary
  • Josh Allen Remains A Strong QB1 For Week 12

    Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (elbow) has been cleared to play for Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup against the Detroit Lions. He continues to deal with a lingering elbow issue, but he shouldn't impact his performance. Allen is looking to bounce back after a below average outing last week. He'll have a great chance to flourish against the Lions defense that allows the most points in the league. Fantasy managers should consider Allen a strong QB1 for this upcoming matchup.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bills Josh Allen
  • Browns Defense Not A Recommended Fantasy Option In Week 12

    The Cleveland Browns defense has struggled as a unit for much of the 2022 season as they are allowing 26.9 points per game this year, the third-most in the league. They will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in Week 12. The Bucs have struggled on offense for much of the season, ranking just 27th in average points scored per game. That being said, they are quarterbacked by Tom Brady, who should be able to move the ball freely against this porous Cleveland defense. Treat the Browns as a low-end fantasy option heading into Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Browns Cleveland Browns
  • David Njoku Not At Practice Wednesday

    Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (ankle, knee) missed Wednesday's practice as his team began preparations to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. Njoku missed games in Weeks 8 and 10 with a bye week in between with an ankle injury, but the knee issue is a new injury for the breakout star. If he is able to suit up in Week 12, Njoku would draw an excellent matchup against a Tampa Bay defense that is allowing the seventh-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends in 2022. Keep an eye on the practice reports from Thursday and Friday to see what Njoku's chances of playing are in Week 12. If he suits up, consider him a low-end TE1.

    Nov 23 · Source via Browns David Njoku
  • Cade York A Low-End Option In Week 12

    Cleveland Browns kicker Cade York made one of his two field goals in a Week 11 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He will look to bounce back at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. The Bucs have been tough on opposing kickers, allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to the position. York has been inconsistent in his rookie year, having made just 16 of hi 21 field-goal attempts. He will be a low-end fantasy option heading into Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Browns Cade York
  • Falcons Signing Frank Darby To Active Roster

    The Atlanta Falcons signed former sixth-round wide receiver Frank Darby from their practice squad to the active roster on Wednesday, according to his agents Drew and Jason Rosenhaus. This will be the third time that the Falcons have put Darby on the active roster heading into a Week 12 meeting against the Washington Commanders. Darby has yet to be targeted in his two games played for the Falcons in 2022, and he has one reception on four targets for 14 yards so far in two NFL seasons (12 games). The 25-year-old has played only 10 offensive snaps in the two games he's been active, so don't expect to see Darby much on Sunday against the Commanders. Darby remains well off the fantasy radar.

    Nov 23 · Source via Falcons Frank Darby
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones A Solid Flex Vs. Bucs

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones finally scored his first touchdown of the season in a Week 11 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Peoples-Jones has ascended to every-week flex status in fantasy, having gone for at least 50 receiving yards in all but two of his contests. He will look to stay productive in Week 12 against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that is allowing the 15th-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts in 2022. Peoples-Jones can be trusted as a solid WR3/flex option heading into Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Browns Donovan Peoples-Jones
  • Amari Cooper A WR2 Heading Into Week 12

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper had a big afternoon in a Week 11 loss to the Buffalo Bills, going for 113 yards and two touchdowns. He will look to post another big game in a Week 12 home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay has been a neutral matchup for opposing wideouts in 2022, allowing the 15th-fewest fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Back in Week 1 of the 2021 season, when he was with the Cowboys, he shredded the Bucs for 13 catches, 139 yards, and two scores. Treat Cooper as a mid-range WR2 in fantasy heading into Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Browns Amari Cooper
  • Packers Claim Justin Hollins Off Waivers

    The Green Bay Packers claimed former Los Angeles Rams linebacker Justin Hollins off waivers on Wednesday, according to a source. Hollins was waived by the Rams on Tuesday, and it didn't take much time for him to find a new home. The 26-year-old has 26 tackles (15 solo), three QB hits, one sack, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 10 games (five starts) for the Rams in 2022. The former fifth-rounder will give the Packers some more depth on defense. In his four NFL seasons to this point, Hollins has 97 tackles (59 solo), six tackles for loss, 11 QB hits, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and fumble recovery in 49 games (seven starts).

    Nov 23 · Source via Packers Justin Hollins
  • Kareem Hunt A Low-End Flex In Week 12

    Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt has been struggling to get much going on the ground of late, finishing with 12 yards or fewer in three of his past five games. He will look to heat up in Week 12's home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have been tough on opposing running backs in 2022, allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per game to the position. Hunt's pass-catching upside from seasons past has mostly dissipated this year as he has yet to catch more than four balls or go over 30 receiving yards in 2022. Hunt has been quite inconsistent, leaving him as a boom/bust flex option most weeks. Treat him as a low-end RB3 heading into Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Browns Kareem Hunt
  • Marshon Lattimore Back At Practice

    New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (abdomen), who has been dealing with a lacerated kidney and other issues, returned to practice on Wednesday. Lattimore hasn't played for the Saints since Week 5, so he's not guaranteed to return to the field this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, but it's good news that he's back at practice. The Saints defense could surely use the 26-year-old to help slow a 49ers offense that looked unstoppable in their win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night. The four-time Pro Bowler had 15 tackles (10 solo) and two passes defensed in five starts before his injury in Week 5.

    Nov 23 · Source via Saints Marshon Lattimore
  • Marcus Williams Designated To Return From IR

    The Baltimore Ravens designated safety Marcus Williams (wrist) to return from Injured Reserve on Wednesday, and he returned to practice. The Ravens opened their 21-day window to officially activate Williams from Injured Reserve, and that could come in time for him to play in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 26-year-old has been on the shelf since he dislocated his wrist in Week 5, so whenever Williams does return to game action, he could have his playing time limited due to the long layoff. Before the injury, Williams had 33 tackles (26 solo), three interceptions, five passes defensed and a fumble recovery in five games. Once he's back up to speed, he should have a prominent role in Baltimore's secondary.

    Nov 23 · Source via Ravens Marcus Williams
  • A'Shawn Robinson Out For The Season

    Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said that defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (knee) tore his meniscus in the Week 11 loss to the New Orleans Saints and is out for the rest of the season. Robinson is undergoing surgery on his knee. The Rams will put the 27-year-old on Injured Reserve this week. He will conclude his 2022 campaign with 42 tackles (22 solo) and three QB hits. Robinson did not manage a sack in 10 starts for LA's defense. With him out the rest of the way, look for Marquise Copeland and Michael Hoecht to see more playing time on the defensive line.

    Nov 23 · Source via Rams Marquise Copeland A'Shawn Robinson
  • Micah Parsons Optimistic About Playing Thursday

    Dallas Cowboys star defender Micah Parsons (ankle, knee), who is listed as questionable for the Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday against the division-rival New York Giants, is optimistic about playing. Parsons was limited in practice on both Tuesday and Wednesday. The strong Cowboys defense could be very short-handed against New York, as linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring) has been ruled out. Nose tackle Johnathan Hankins (illness) and defensive end Tarell Basham (illness) are doubtful. Safety Donovan Wilson (illness), defensive tackle Neville Gallimore (illness) and defensive ends Dante Fowler (illness) and DeMarcus Lawrence (foot, illness) are questionable. Dallas elevated offensive tackle Aviante Collins and linebacker/defensive end Takk McKinley to the active roster due to so many players battling illnesses this week.

    Nov 23 · Source via Cowboys Micah Parsons
  • DeSean Jackson Back On The Field Wednesday

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was back at practice on Wednesday, but he wasn't listed on the official injury report because he remains on the practice squad. However, he could be promoted to the active roster and play in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars if he's healthy enough. D-Jax made his debut with Baltimore in Week 9 by catching one of his two targets for 16 yards on just 16 percent of the offensive snaps against the New Orleans Saints, but he didn't play in last week's win over the Carolina Panthers. The 35-year-old still has some speed, but he's unlikely to see many targets as a deep threat in the Ravens' run-first offense if he plays this Sunday against the Jaguars.

    Nov 23 · Source via Ravens DeSean Jackson
  • Bryce Perkins Expected To See First-Team Reps

    The Los Angeles Rams are expected to give young quarterback Bryce Perkins first-team repetitions in practice this week with both Matthew Stafford (concussion, neck) and John Wolford (neck) injured. The Rams already ruled Stafford out for Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Perkins could make the first start of his career this weekend, which would put him on the emergency QB2 map for fantasy managers in superflex leagues. It would also make the Chiefs' defensive unit much more attractive in fantasy. The 25-year-old signal-caller went 5-for-10 for 64 yards and had five carries for 39 yards in relief of Stafford in the Week 11 loss to the New Orleans Saints. In Week 10, Perkins completed his only attempt for minus-three yards and ran three times for four yards.

    Nov 23 · Source via Rams Bryce Perkins
  • Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler Miss Practice Wednesday

    Denver Broncos wide receivers Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) did not take part in practice on Wednesday, according to head coach Nathaniel Hackett. Both players are viewed as day-to-day for Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers, but it's not a good start to the week for them. Both Jeudy and Hamler were sidelined in the Week 11 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, and Hamler also missed the previous game against the Tennessee Titans. If both Jeudy and Hamler miss another game this weekend, Courtland Sutton and Kendall Hinton will continue to serve as the team's top two pass-catchers. Sutton had five catches on a team-high seven targets for 80 yards on Sunday, while Hinton went for 57 receiving yards on three receptions.

    Nov 23 · Source via Broncos Jerry Jeudy KJ Hamler
  • Keenan Allen Practices In Full Wednesday

    Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Allen had a successful return to action in the Week 11 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night, catching five of his eight targets for 94 yards while also losing a costly fumble. It's more good news that Allen didn't suffer any setbacks with his hamstring injury, so he should be good to go for a Week 12 contest against the Arizona Cardinals. The 30-year-old should be consistently targeted by quarterback Justin Herbert the rest of the season, and he could see even more looks this weekend after Mike Williams aggravated his ankle injury. Fantasy managers should consider Allen a low-end WR2 play in Week 12 with more upside in PPR leagues.

    Nov 23 · Source via Chargers Keenan Allen
  • Aaron Rodgers Has Been Playing With Broken Thumb

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (thumb) confirmed on Wednesday that his right thumb has been broken since Week 5, when the injury happened on the last play in the London game. Surgery has never been on the table, and it won't be after the season, either. The 38-year-old future Hall of Famer was once again limited in practice on Wednesday, as he has been since he broke his right thumb. Rodgers hasn't missed any time with the injury, but his accuracy has been affected, and the Packers' offensive skill players continue to be banged up with injuries around him. In a tough matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday night, Rodgers will be a midrange QB2 option for fantasy managers.

    Nov 23 · Source via Packers Aaron Rodgers
  • Rondale Moore Not Expected To Play In Week 12

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore (groin) is not expected to suit up against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, according to head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Moore was listed as a DNP on the team's estimated practice report Wednesday and is likely out "at least a week". The Cardinals have a bye in Week 13, which will give Moore an extra opportunity to rest so that he can hopefully return in Week 14 against the New England Patriots. In the meantime, fantasy managers can consider Greg Dortch as the replacement for Moore in the team's slot role.

    Nov 23 · Source via Cardinals Greg Dortch Rondale Moore
  • Matthew Stafford Out For Week 12

    Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (neck) has been ruled out for a Week 12 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Stafford was in the concussion protocol ahead of Week 11 but cleared it in time to play, and unfortunately suffered what the team believes is a strained neck in the contest. With John Wolford (neck) also dealing with a neck injury, Bryce Perkins is set to receive first-team reps in practice this week and could very well get the start on Sunday. It's unclear exactly how serious Stafford's injury is, but fantasy managers in superflex or two-quarterback leagues should start to look elsewhere.

    Nov 23 · Source via Rams Matthew Stafford
  • Darrell Henderson Jr. Claimed By Jaguars

    The Jacksonville Jaguars claimed former Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. off of waivers on Wednesday. The Rams surprisingly waived the fourth-year back on Tuesday and it didn't take long for him to find a new home. Henderson will likely play in a complementary role with Travis Etienne Jr. handling the team's RB1 duties, but he could have fantasy value at some point down the stretch once he familiarizes himself with the offense. For the time being, fantasy managers should only look to stash Henderson in deeper leagues.

    Nov 23 · Source via Jaguars Darrell Henderson
  • Nick Chubb An RB1 Vs. Buccaneers In Week 12

    Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb is coming off his worst game of the season as he gained just 19 yards on 14 carries in a Week 11 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He will look to bounce back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home in Week 12. The Buccaneers have been tough on enemy running backs in 2022, allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Last week aside, Chubb is about as matchup-proof as they come and should be locked into those starting lineups as a low-end RB1 heading into Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Browns Nick Chubb
  • Jacoby Brissett A QB2 In Week 12

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett is coming off of his best game of the season as he threw for 324 yards and three touchdowns in a loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 11. He will look to stay hot at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. Tampa Bay has been a neutral matchup for quarterbacks in 2022 as they are allowing the 14th-fewest fantasy points per game to the position thus far. Brissett has been serviceable for the Browns in 2022 and will settle in as a low-end QB2 in what is expected to be his last start before Deshaun Watson is reinstated from his suspension next week.

    Nov 23 · Source via Browns Jacoby Brissett
  • Josh Reynolds Questionable For Thanksgiving Game

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Josh Reynolds (back) began the week with a DNP, but was able to get in two limited practices on Tuesday and Wednesday and is officially questionable for the team's Thanksgiving Day contest against the Buffalo Bills. Reynolds has not seen the field since Week 8 and will hope to return for what is projected to be a high-scoring affair. With Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark healthy, however, Reynolds should not be viewed as anything more than a deep-league, desperation flex play if active.

    Nov 23 · Source via Lions Josh Reynolds
  • Lamar Jackson Will Play In Week 12

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (hip) was listed with a hip injury and missed practice on Wednesday. Head coach John Harbaugh stated that the former MVP is dealing with an "issue" he sustained in Week 11, but expressed no concerns regarding his availability for Sunday and assured reporters that Jackson will indeed play against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jackson has been a bit underwhelming as of late after a hot start to the season, but will have a great chance to bounce back to elite form in Week 12 and should be started with confidence in fantasy lineups.

    Nov 23 · Source via Ravens Lamar Jackson
  • Mike Williams Limited In Practice Wednesday

    Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (ankle) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday after re-aggravating his high ankle sprain in Week 11. Head coach Brandon Staley stated that the team would take things "day by day" with Williams as he is likely to be limited in practice all week. This gives him a chance to suit up in what would be an enticing matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Fantasy managers should monitor Williams' status throughout the week and should view him as a risky WR2 with great upside if active.

    Nov 23 · Source via Chargers Mike Williams
  • Hunter Henry Not On The Fantasy Radar Against Vikings

    New England Patriots tight end Hunter Henry has been hit-or-miss this season. He has 20 catches for 260 yards and one touchdown over 10 games in 2022. The 27-year-old has been a non-factor in fantasy and logged just one catch in three of the last four games. He will look to turn things around against the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving night. Minnesota has been middle-of-the-road against opposing tight ends and ranks 13th in DVOA versus the position. Henry hasn't been productive recently and is a boom-or-bust fantasy option in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Patriots Hunter Henry
  • Justin Jefferson Should Bounce Back In Week 12

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson was bottled up in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys as he was held to just 33 yards on three receptions. Even though Minnesota is facing another tough matchup against the New England Patriots, the superstar receiver should be in line for a bounce-back based on talent alone. We've learned that Jefferson isn't matchup-proof, but the likelihood that he has a dud performance in back-to-back weeks is pretty low. Expect the third-year receiver to see a heavy target share and to produce at his usual level in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Vikings Justin Jefferson
  • Dalvin Cook Gets A Tough Matchup In Week 12

    Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is facing a tough matchup in Week 12. The Vikings are taking on the New England Patriots at home this week, a defense that is allowing the least fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this year. However, even with this negative matchup, the 27-year-old is still a must-start at running back due to his substantial role in this offense. Temper expectations for a big performance, but Cook should continue to provide solid numbers this week. Consider him a mid-level RB1.

    Nov 23 · Source via Vikings Dalvin Cook
  • T.J. Hockenson Could Rebound From Mediocre Performance

    Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson should be a TE1 in Week 12. The Vikings are facing off against the New England Patriots this week, a team that has allowed the 10th most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. While the former Lion hasn't put up monster numbers since being traded to Minnesota, he is seeing a much greater opportunity. In his three games with the team, the 25-year-old has target numbers of nine, 10, and nine respectively. With the tight end position being a wasteland for fantasy value, Hockenson is a strong start this week.

    Nov 23 · Source via Vikings T.J. Hockenson
  • Adam Thielen A Low-End Flex Option Against New England

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen is facing a tough matchup for the second straight week. The Vikings are taking on the New England Patriots, a defense that is allowing the least fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers over their last four games. Thielen has been a mediocre receiver for most of the year as he's topped 70 receiving yards just once. He's seen an average of 6.7 targets per game, but he's coming off his lowest target total of the season with three. The 10-year veteran could rebound back to his usual opportunity, but the matchup isn't looking great for his outlook. Consider Thielen a low-end flex this week.

    Nov 23 · Source via Vikings Adam Thielen
  • Kirk Cousins Not A Starting Option Against New England

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has limited upside in Week 12. Cousins is coming off of a dreadful Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys, where he completed 12-of-23 passes for 105 yards and fumbled once. The 11-year veteran is taking on a New England Patriots defense that is top-10 against the pass this season. While he'd like to bounce back from his rough outing last week, it's looking unlikely against this improving defense. Consider Cousins is a QB2 in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Vikings Kirk Cousins
  • Vikings Defense A Solid Streaming Option In Week 12

    The Minnesota Vikings defense is a solid streaming option this week. Minnesota is facing off against the New England Patriots in Week 12, an offense that has been mediocre for most of this season. In addition to being below average at scoring, the Patriots have had a turnover on nearly 15 percent of their offensive drives. While the Vikings were decimated last week against the Dallas Cowboys, they could easily rebound this week as New England's offense has been floundering as of late. Strongly consider them if you need a defense this week.

    Nov 23 · Source via Vikings Minnesota Vikings
  • Gus Edwards Back At Practice

    Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (hamstring) was back at practice on Wednesday after missing the past two games. The veteran running back has only played in two games this season because of various injuries. However, he has averaged 5.2 yards per rushing attempt and 12.6 half-point PPR fantasy points per game this season. Assuming he is healthy enough to play this week, Edwards should resume his role as the lead back. However, Kenyan Drake and Justice Hill will maintain their roles behind the starter. Meanwhile, Drake and Hill would see an increase in work if Edwards is forced to miss his third straight game Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Nov 23 · Source via Ravens Gus Edwards
  • DeVante Parker Questionable Against The Vikings

    New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (knee) has been limited this week at practice due to a knee injury and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. He returned to action last Sunday against the Jets after being sidelined since Week 8 with a knee issue. The 29-year-old has had his practice reps limited but is expected to suit up against the Vikings on Thanksgiving night. Minnesota has been gashed through the air and ranks in DVOA against the opposing WR1s this season. Despite the plus matchup, Parker has eclipsed 60 receiving yards three times in 2022 and is a desperation flex against the Vikings in Week 12 if he does suit up.

    Nov 23 · Source via Patriots DeVante Parker
  • Rondale Moore Expected To Miss Time

    Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore (groin) is expected to miss time with a groin injury. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury said it'll be "at least a week" for Moore to return from his injury. The second-year receiver missed the first three games of the year because of an injury. However, Moore was averaging 9.7 half-point PPR fantasy points per game before Monday night's matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Without their second-year receiver, the Cardinals will turn to Greg Dortch. He had nine receptions on 10 targets for 103 receiving yards and 14.8 half-point PPR fantasy points last week against the 49ers.

    Nov 23 · Source via Cardinals Greg Dortch Rondale Moore
  • Kyler Murray Expected To Start Sunday

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (hamstring) has missed the past two games because of a hamstring injury. However, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Murray was "definitely trending in the right direction" to start Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. The star quarterback also said he felt good and expects to start this week. Arizona has lost three of the past four games, including two to NFC West division rivals. Meanwhile, Murray has been productive when on the field, averaging 19.4 fantasy points per game this season. Assuming he is ready to play, Murray is a sold low-end QB1 this week against the Chargers.

    Nov 23 · Source via Cardinals Kyler Murray
  • Justin Fields Dealing With A Separated Shoulder

    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (shoulder) is dealing with a separated shoulder and a partially torn ligament. The second-year quarterback suffered the injury last week against the Atlanta Falcons but finished the game. While the injury sounds painful, Fields could play against the New York Jets this week. The former Ohio State quarterback has been a fantasy cheat code over the past six weeks, averaging 28.8 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, he has averaged 106.7 rushing yards per game during that span, totaling at least 60 yards in every contest. Trevor Siemian would get the start if Fields can't go on Sunday. However, fantasy players should not consider Siemian a suitable replacement for the young star quarterback.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bears Justin Fields
  • D'Onta Foreman Not At Practice

    Carolina Panthers running back D'Onta Foreman wasn't at practice on Wednesday. It is unclear why he didn't partake in Wednesday's practice. Foreman has played well since the Panthers traded away Christian McCaffrey. He has averaged 18.8 touches for 87.6 scrimmage yards and 14.4 half-point PPR fantasy points per game during that span. Furthermore, the former Texas Longhorn has totaled four rushing touchdowns over the past four weeks. However, if Foreman can't play, Chuba Hubbard would take over as the lead back in Carolina. However, fantasy players shouldn't panic until more information becomes available regarding Foreman.

    Nov 23 · Source via Panthers D'Onta Foreman
  • Jakobi Meyers A Borderline WR2 Against Minnesota

    New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers has been consistent this season and racked up his sixth 50-yard receiving game this season during last Sunday's 10-3 win over the New York Jets. He has 44 catches for 509 yards and three touchdowns over eight games in 2022. The 26-year-old has a plus matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving night. Minnesota ranks 23rd in DVOA against the opposing WR2s. Meyers has been consistent all season and remains a borderline WR2 against the Vikings in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Patriots Jakobi Meyers
  • Joe Mixon Still In The Concussion Protocol

    Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (concussion) remains in the protocol after suffering a concussion last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The superstar running back was coming off a massive performance in the previous game. He had 211 scrimmage yards, five total touchdowns, and 53.1 half-point PPR fantasy points against the Carolina Panthers. While the Bengals don't play until Sunday, fantasy players should add Samaje Perine off the waiver wire. If Mixon can't play this week, Perine will get the start. Last week, the former Oklahoma running back had three touchdowns and 82 scrimmage yards against the Steelers, scoring 28.2 half-point PPR fantasy points.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bengals Joe Mixon
  • Leonard Fournette Dealing With Hip Injury

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hip) suffered a hip pointer injury in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks in Germany. The Buccaneers had their bye last week, giving the veteran running back time to heal from the injury. However, head coach Todd Bowles said Fournette is very sore. Bowles added that if the veteran can run at full speed during practice this week, Fournette would play on Sunday. However, if the former LSU star can't play, third-round rookie Rachaad White would get his first career start against the Cleveland Browns. The former Arizona State star had 105 rushing in the Week 10 matchup against the Seahawks, a career-high.

    Nov 23 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire Goes On Injured Reserve

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle) was placed on Injured Reserve on Wednesday with a high-ankle sprain that he suffered in Sunday night's win over the Los Angeles Chargers. It means that Edwards-Helaire will miss at least the next four games for the Chiefs, which basically makes him droppable in single-year leagues. CEH's injury makes both rookie Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon more attractive in fantasy, while Ronald Jones will serve in a change-of-pace RB3 role for KC moving forward. Expect Pacheco to lead the Chiefs backfield now, with McKinnon being more of the third-down/pass-catching back. It has been another disappointing season for Edwards-Helaire, as he has just 71 carries for 302 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and three rushing TDs in 10 games played, adding 17 catches for 151 yards and three more scores.

    Nov 23 · Source via Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  • Justin Fields Day-To-Day, Will Practice Wednesday

    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said that quarterback Justin Fields (shoulder) is day-to-day and his status going into the Week 12 game against the New York Jets on Sunday is undetermined. However, Fields has been cleared to practice on Wednesday, and the Bears aren't considering putting him on Injured Reserve after he suffered a left shoulder injury in Week 11 against the Atlanta Falcons. The 23-year-old will be listed as limited on Wednesday for their walk-through, but it's a good sign for his availability this weekend. If for some reason Fields isn't cleared to play, Trevor Siemian would get the start under center for the Bears. As things stand now, Fields is on the right side of questionable for Week 12, and he'll be a must-start QB1 if he's active, despite the tough matchup against the Jets defense.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bears Justin Fields
  • Ja'Marr Chase Considered Day-To-Day

    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said that wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (hip) hasn't practiced yet and is considered "day-to-day." For what it's worth, quarterback Joe Burrow said the team expects Chase to play in Week 12 against the Tennessee Titans. We'll have to wait and see how much Chase is able to do at practice this week after not playing since Week 7, but fantasy managers have to be stoked that there's a chance the 22-year-old will return to action this weekend. There will be added risk of Chase not having a full workload if he plays this Sunday against Tennessee, but if he's active, he's basically a must-start in fantasy. In seven games before his injury, Chase had 47 catches on 74 targets for 605 yards and six touchdowns. His return will mean fewer targets for Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.

    Nov 23 · Source via Bengals Ja'Marr Chase
  • Corey Davis To Practice In Full Wednesday

    New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis (knee) will be a full participant in practice on Wednesday, which is a big development after he missed the last few games with his knee injury. Head coach Robert Saleh called Davis day-to-day on Monday, and the team is hopeful that he can return in Week 12 to face the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The 27-year-old hasn't played since Week 7, so even if he does return this weekend, there's a good chance we won't see Davis play his usual number of offensive snaps. The Jets are also benching quarterback Zach Wilson for Mike White in Week 12, and although White could very well be an upgrade, it's another factor to consider if you still have Davis rostered in fantasy leagues.

    Nov 23 · Source via Jets Corey Davis
  • Kyle Allen Expected To Start Over Davis Mills In Week 12

    Houston Texans head coach Lovie Smith told the media on Wednesday that he wouldn't announce a starting quarterback for the Week 12 game against the Miami Dolphins, but Kyle Allen is expected to start over the struggling Davis Mills. Allen will see first-team repetitions in practice on Wednesday, putting him in line to start for the first time this year against Miami. The 26-year-old Allen isn't going to light the world on fire in this Texans offense, but he'll be in play as a low-end QB2 for those in superflex leagues if he's indeed starting under center on Sunday. Allen has played in just six games (four starts) the last two years for the Washington Commanders and ended up going 72-for-106 for 730 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.

    Nov 23 · Source via Texans Kyle Allen
  • Mike White To Start For Jets In Week 12

    New York Jets quarterback Mike White will start in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Robert Saleh. The Jets made the announcement on Wednesday that they are benching starter Zach Wilson, beginning this Sunday against Chicago. It remain to be seen if Wilson will get the opportunity to win the starting gig back this year, but for now he'll be the No. 3 signal-caller behind White and veteran Joe Flacco. The 27-year-old White is now a low-end QB2 option for fantasy managers in superflex leagues against the Bears this weekend. White played in four games (three starts) for the Jets last year and threw for 953 yards, five touchdowns and eight interceptions on 132 pass attempts.

    Nov 23 · Source via Jets Mike White
  • Carson Wentz Designated To Return From IR

    The Washington Commanders designated quarterback Carson Wentz (finger) to return from Injured Reserve on Wednesday. It opens up the team's 21-day window to officially activate Wentz from Injured Reserve, and he will return to practice this week with the team. Once the 29-year-old is deemed ready to come off IR, he will return to a backup role behind Taylor Heinicke, who has been solid since Wentz injured his right ring finger. There's still a chance that Wentz regains the starting role later this season if Heinicke struggles, but Wentz has no business being rostered in single-QB leagues right now. There's a chance that Wentz is activated before Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12. Sam Howell has been serving as Heinicke's backup with Wentz injured.

    Nov 23 · Source via Commanders Carson Wentz
  • Taylor Heinicke Gets Solid Matchup In Week 12

    Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke is facing a favorable matchup in Week 12. The Commanders are taking on the Atlanta Falcons this week, a team that is allowing the ninth most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. However, even with this solid matchup, the 29-year-old hasn't been the best fantasy quarterback this season as he's coming off two straight single-digit performances. The strong matchup combined with Heinicke's low ceiling has him looking like an okay streaming option for quarterback-needy teams in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Commanders Taylor Heinicke
  • Antonio Gibson In Line For Another Solid Performance

    Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson should be able to have another impressive performance in Week 12. Against the Houston Texans in Week 11, the third-year back led the Washington backfield with 21 total touches for 103 yards from scrimmage. The Commanders are taking on the Atlanta Falcons this week. While Atlanta isn't as bad as Houston at defending the run, they aren't much better as they're allowing the fifth most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. With this favorable matchup and Gibson's increasing usage, he should be a strong RB2.

    Nov 23 · Source via Commanders Antonio Gibson
  • Brian Robinson A Flex Option In Week 12

    Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson could be in for a bounce-back performance. In Week 12, the Commanders have another advantageous running back matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. The rookie running back had high expectations heading into a Week 11 matchup against the Houston Texans, but he ultimately disappointed with just 57 yards on 15 carries. Due to his lack of efficiency and little usage in the passing game, Robinson is looking like a touchdown-or-bust player. Maybe he'll break this trend, but he's a flex option in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Commanders Brian Robinson
  • Terry McLaurin A Strong Start In Week 12

    Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin is a great play in Week 12. The Commanders are taking on the Atlanta Falcons, a defense that has been dreadful against the pass. So far this season, Atlanta's defense is allowing the second most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. As long as the fourth-year receiver continues to get open and receive heavy usage with quarterback Taylor Heinicke, he's a fantastic play against the Falcons in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Commanders Terry McLaurin
  • Curtis Samuel A Low-End Flex Option In Week 12

    Washington Commanders wide receiver Curtis Samuel has been on a rough stretch. After starting the season on a hot streak, he's continuously seen a decrease in targets every week. He saved his day in Week 11 with a rushing touchdown, but the trend is concerning for his rest-of-season outlook. Washington is facing a rough Atlanta Falcons defense that has allowed the second most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season. Even with the recent lack of usage for the sixth-year receiver, we should still consider him a low-end flex option due to the favorable matchup.

    Nov 23 · Source via Commanders Curtis Samuel
  • Zach Wilson Won't Start Against Bears

    New York Jets players were informed during a team meeting on Wednesday that quarterback Zach Wilson will not start in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, according to sources. Wilson is being benched despite going 5-2 on the season, with both of his losses coming to the New England Patriots. Not only is the 23-year-old being benched, but he will be a healthy scratch as the No. 3 QB behind Mike White and Joe Flacco. Wilson went 9-for-22 for just 77 yards in Sunday's loss to the Pats. Head coach Robert Saleh said the team still views Wilson as the franchise's long-term QB but that he's in need of a reset after missing the first three games of 2022 due to a knee injury. He has four touchdowns and five interceptions and is averaging just 6.8 yards per attempt in his seven starts.

    Nov 23 · Source via Jets Joe Flacco Mike White Zach Wilson
  • Logan Thomas A Decent Streamer In Week 12

    Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas could be a decent play in Week 12. Washington is taking on the Atlanta Falcons, a team that is allowing the ninth most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this season. The nine-year vet is coming off his season-high for receiving yards with 65 against the Houston Texans. He could easily provide a repeat performance if he sees a decent number of targets again from quarterback Taylor Heinicke. Consider Thomas a streaming option if you're in need of a tight end.

    Nov 23 · Source via Commanders Logan Thomas
  • Commanders Defense A Solid Play In Week 12

    The Washington Commanders defense has taken a big step forward recently. After shutting down the Philadelphia Eagles with a stunning win on the road, they issued a repeat performance in Week 11 with a dominant showing against the Houston Texans. So far this season, the defense has been top-three in pressure rate and top-10 in run defense. The Commanders are going up against an Atlanta Falcons offense that heavily relies on the run. If Washington can continue to shut down running backs, they could have a field day against struggling quarterback Marcus Mariota. Start them with confidence in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Falcons Marcus Mariota
  • Damien Harris Remains A Flex Option Against Minnesota

    New England Patriots running back Damien Harris out-gained backfield teammate Rhamondre Stevenson 65 to 26 on the ground in last Sunday's victory over the New York Jets. It was the most rushing yards Harris accumulated since Week 4. The 25-year-old will look to build on last Sunday's performance against the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving night. Minnesota ranks 19th in rush DVOA and allows 121 rushing yards per game. Harris will complement Stevenson and is considered a flex play in most league formats against the Vikings in Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Patriots Damien Harris
  • Rhamondre Stevenson Remains A Must-Start Against Vikings

    New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson is the team's lead back and has logged at least 15 carries in three straight weeks. He has racked up at least 70 total yards in eight consecutive games. The 24-year-old will look to continue his strong play against the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving night. Minnesota ranks 19th in rush DVOA and gives up five catches per game to the opposing running backs. Stevenson has caught at least six passes in three of the last four weeks and should have a vital role again on Thanksgiving night, making him a must-start option for Week 12.

    Nov 23 · Source via Patriots Rhamondre Stevenson
  • Jets Designate T George Fant For Return

    The Jets opted against blocking the Patriots from poaching practice squad tackle Conor McDermott on Tuesday. That transaction preceded good news on the injury front for New York. George Fant is back at practice Wednesday. The Jets have started the veteran tackle’s IR-return clock, which gives the team three weeks to move him back onto […]

    Nov 23 · Pro Football Rumors Jets
  • Cardinals Hope To Re-Sign DL Zach Allen

    The Cardinals have already doled out a franchise-record contract to their first pick in the 2019 draft — Kyler Murray — and it would seem the second of Arizona’s picks that year (cornerback Byron Murphy) is on the radar for a new deal. While the team already cut ties with the other second-rounder from Kliff […]

    Nov 23 · Pro Football Rumors Cardinals Zach Allen
  • Michael Badgley Has Some Upside In Week 12

    Detroit Lions kicker Michael Badgley always has a chance to boom in fantasy football tied to a solid Lions' offense, but since head coach Dan Campbell loves to be aggressive and go for it on fourth down, his kicking opportunities are sometimes limited. The Lions could put up plenty of points against the Buffalo Bills, even if they are in garbage time, so he does have at least some upside. Ultimately, no teams are on a bye and all kickers are in play, so he's not someone to strongly consider.

    Nov 23 · Source via Lions Michael Badgley
  • Lions Defense An Easy Fade In Week 12

    The Detroit Lions defense faces Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, and company on Thanksgiving in Week 12, which is plenty of reason for them to be far from the fantasy radar. The unit as a whole has played relatively well in recent weeks, but Allen and the Bills are a whole different animal and even top defenses should be benched when matchup up with them. Until further notice, the Lions' defense/special teams remains far from the fantasy radar.

    Nov 23 · Source via Lions Detroit Lions
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