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#275 The Top Fantasy Performers From Week 12

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In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter we recap all the Week 12 action, take an initial pass on injuries, and preview Monday Night Football. It's 11/29. Take it away, Peter Overzet…
* “Week 12 Lenny” might be the greatest Leonard Forunette of them all. He rushed 17 times for 100 yards and 3 TDs and also chipped in 7-31-1 through the air. Rob Gronkowski (6-71) looked back to his old self as well. Carson Wentz threw 3 TDs to guys you didn’t want him to throw to.

* Fresh off a huge Week 11 performance, Jalen Hurts (3 INTs) came crashing down to earth with an ugly game vs. the Eagles. No one on the Giants cleared 50 yards from scrimmage.

* The Patriots moved to 8-4 against the Titans and look like the hottest team in football right now. Kendrick Bourne (5-61-2) and Jakobi Meyers (5-98) performed well. Dontrell Hilliard (12-131-1) rewarded streamers who took a stab on the depleted Titans backfield.

* Cam Newton (92 yards, 2 INTs) had a meltdown in this game and the team eventually had to turn to Phillip Walker. The NFL, what a rollercoaster. Jaylen Waddle (9-137-1) continued his red hot rookie campaign.

* After a one week absence, Cordarrelle Patterson (16-108-2; 2-27) was back to his swiss army knife ways while carrying the Falcons offense to a 21-14 win. Laquon Treadwell (4-53) led the Jags in receiving, which is totally fine and normal and I’m not tilting at all.

* The Jets beat the Texans in a game that requires basically no fantasy recap. Fine, Brandin Cooks scored a TD. There’s the one redeemable nugget.

* Joe Mixon (28-165-2) and Tee Higgins (6-114-1) exploded for the Bengals in a big 41-10 victory over the Steelers. Big Ben looked rough out there (2 INT) and is currently capping the ceiling of the entire offense.

* Despite a groundswell of support for Javonte Williams (14-54-1; 3-57), the Broncos backfield remains a committee with Melvin Gordon (17-83; 1-5) continuing to post respectable stat lines. Austin Ekeler (12-31; 6-68-1) has been a rock solid fantasy performer of late.

* Two of the biggest constants in fantasy football—Deebo Samuel (6-66-2...on the ground) finding unique ways to score and Adam Thielen (5-62-2) finding the endzone. Eli Mitchell (27-133-1; 5-35) also had a monster game for the Niners.


* Van Jefferson (3-93-1) and Odell Beckham (5-81-1) scored more fantasy points than Cooper Kupp (7-96) and Randall Cobb (4-95-1) scored more than Davante Adams (8-104). Just like we alllllllll predicted. Aaron Jones (10-23) was active but played second fiddle to AJ Dillon (20-69; 5-21-1). 


* The Ravens beat the Browns 16-10 in an extremely Ravens & Browns type game. Mark Andrews (4-65-1) and Jarvis Landry (6-111) were the only two players to squeeze out some fantasy production. 




Here are a few of the notable injuries that we will be monitoring throughout the week…

* Christian McCaffrey (ankle), Dalvin Cook (shoulder), Deebo Samuel (groin), Randall Cobb (groin), Teddy Bridgewater (leg), Dan Arnold (knee), Miles Sanders (ankle)


Tonight we get an intriguing game between the Seahawks and Washington Football Team (+1) in a game with a healthy 47 point over under. 

TE Logan Thomas is expected to be activated off IR and make his return to the offense for the first time since Week 4. Coach Ron Rivera did say he’d be on a snap count. Curtis Samuel (groin) is listed as questionable for the game.

On the Seahawks side, both Rashaad Penny (hamstring) and Travis Homer (calf) are out. Alex Collins and DeeJay Dallas will lead the rushing attack for Seattle. 

Over on Sharp Football Analysis—part of the Rotopass network—Bryce Rossler discusses Russell Wilson’s recent struggles:

Since returning from injury, Wilson ranks second-to-last in the NFL in Passing Points Earned (-14), and dead-last in On-Target Rate (57.1%). Even before the injury, he ranked 13th in Passing Points Earned per Play through the first five weeks after ranking seventh and sixth in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

I think I’ll bet the under. 

We’ll be back tomorrow with Week 12 waiver adds. Enjoy your Monday.



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