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TEN @ GB
- Ryan Tannehill and the Titans passing game was great for fantasy for the second straight - coinciding with the return of Treylon Burks. Tannehill is a solid streamer going forward, Robert Woods is upgraded to emergency PPR depth, Austin Hooper is worth a look at tight end, and Burks is one of the priority waiver pickups this week.
- Derrick Henry was held in check as a runner but produced as a receiver and passer. Dontrell Hilliard should still be on someone’s bench in every league as an injury-upside backup.
- Christian Watson caught two scores, including one on a patented Aaron Rodgers heave when he knew he had a free play. He’s firmly lineups as a WR3/Flex going forward.
- Randall Cobb returned and was productive. He can serve as emergency PPR depth, and he’ll help Rodgers' viability as a fantasy quarterback.
- A.J. Dillon is only an injury-upside backup and not an essential hold over the likes of Hilliard and Alexander Mattison.
CHI @ ATL
- Justin Fields was a terrific fantasy play on the back of his running ability again, but he emerged with a shoulder injury, leaving his Week 12 (and beyond?) status in doubt. Trevor Siemian would start against the Jets if Fields can’t go.
- David Montgomery was as productive as we could have hoped and a clear lead back with Khalil Herbert on injured reserve.
- Darnell Mooney scored and was open deep for a long touchdown, but Fields missed him. He’s still worth a WR3/Flex start.
- Cole Kmet had one of the prettiest catches of the year, but with no touchdown, he was a mediocre play. He’s not a must start.
- Kyle Pitts went down with an MCL tear and will go on injured reserve; he’s droppable.
- Cordarrelle Patterson didn’t get the volume we were hoping for and fumbled, but he also set an NFL record with his ninth kickoff return for a score. Hopefully, it counted in your league.
PHI @ IND
- The Colts defense did a great job making stops, but Jalen Hurts still found a way to win and put up good fantasy numbers. He is proving the durability of his value.
- Miles Sanders was bottled up but drew a long pass interference to help key the game-winning drive. Don’t get too discouraged by this result.
- There was no viable tight end play in place of Dallas Goedert. Quez Watkins scored, but his snap count and targets didn’t go up.
- Jonathan Taylor broke a long run and ended up scoring to cap the opening drive, but otherwise, was held in check as the Eagles run defense firmed up after they added Linval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh.
- Michael Pittman Jr and Parris Campbell were both solid PPR plays despite a tough matchup with Matt Ryan reinstalled at quarterback.
NYJ @ NE
- Zach Wilson was terrible, and Robert Saleh did not commit to him as the Week 12 starter. Mike White has been the backup, but Joe Flacco is still on the roster.
- Ty Johnson out-snapped James Robinson. It’s not clear if Robinson is going to have lasting value.
- Garrett Wilson was one of the most outspoken players about the offensive deficiencies, and his value would benefit the most from a quarterback change.
- Mac Jones was safe with the ball and stuck to short passing. The Jets defense is for real, and nothing came easy for the Patriots. They will be a limiting factor in the opposition’s output.
- Damien Harris was back and looked strong and efficient as a runner. He could make this back into an even split with Rhamondre Stevenson, but Stevenson is dominating passing game snaps, so his value will be ok in PPR leagues. Harris shouldn’t be on the waiver wire.
- Jonnu Smith caught all four of his targets and is probably a better desperation play at tight end than Hunter Henry at this point.
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