Hellooooo! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend. I’ll go out on a limb and say that you’re only reading this if you got into your league’s playoffs. Congratulations! Unfortunately, it also means you’re weak at one of your positions… On that note, ownership numbers are doing weird things right now, and there is some renewed position jostling on those teams with injuries (and those that are completely out of it). So, while there are some new opportunities, half your league isn’t making roster moves. That means those weekly gems that have been added and dropped repeatedly might be stuck on someone’s bench somewhere… I’ll do my best to provide some deep value, as that might be your only option during these important few weeks.
Shaun Hill (4%) @ WAS: The Rams completely owned the Raiders Sunday. Can you say let down for Oakland? I think that might be in the Top-5 most spoken phrases by Raiders fans… I digress. Hill had one hell of a game last week, but don’t expect that to be the norm. While he’s a serviceable starter, he’s not anyone I’m excited to start. However, he’s now in his 5th week as starter and goes against a Washington team on Sunday that has one of the worst secondaries. Need I say more? This is a pure matchup play.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (15%) @ JAX: RFP (acronyms are all the rage) is another QB who had a great game last Sunday, and another QB who won’t produce stats like that on a weekly basis… BUT (always a but), like Shaun Hill, he goes up against a struggling defense. Fitzpatrick is a smart quarterback, and he can use his legs. He’s been consistently…decent against lower-tier defenses this season, and that’s why I like him as a safe play on Sunday.
Charles Clay (48%) v BAL: At this point in the week, Clay’s status is still uncertain, but he has a great matchup against Baltimore if he’s healthy. Old-Man Gates cut up the Ravens D for 83 yards on 7 receptions (8 targets) last week. If Clay is a go, consider him a safer stream on Sunday.
Timothy Wright (30%) @ SD: Over the last two weeks, Wright has run the 5th most routes from the slot as a tight end. This week, he’s going up against a weak corner in Marcus Gilcrest who’s given up quite a few fantasy points this season. Consider Wright a deep stream option with some upside.
Defense & Special Teams
Minnesota (50%) v NYJ: Minnesota ranks 4th in the league in sacks. The Jets have mistake-prone quarterbacks, and they’re going to Minnesota on a short week. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Jets score 10 or less on Sunday.
Josh Brown (4%) v TEN: Tennessee allows a ton of scoring when opponents are at their 30 yard line and in. The Giants should bounce back from last week’s debacle and give Brown plenty of chances to have a good week.
Week 12 Recap:
RCL/Yahoo Standard 0.5 PPR Scoring
Brian Hoyer: 11.08 pts (23rd QB)
Joe Flacco: 13.92 pts (19th QB)
Owen Daniels: 1.70 (44th TE)
Coby Fleener: 3.80 (26th TE)
Charles Clay: DNP
CLE: 7.00 pts (16th DEF)
NYJ: -3.00 pts (32nd DEF)
Cairos Santos: 1.00 pt (T-13th K)
Robbie Gould: 5.00 pts (T-27th K)
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