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1) Spencer Ware is legit. He deserves the rest-of-season featured role for KC.
Uh-oh, Charcandrick West owners. Spencer Ware just feasted again. If you like merciless power running, here's a highlight for you. Ware steamrolled Bacarri Rambo at the end of that thing. And here's a clip of Ware's 3-yard rushing score from the win over Buffalo. Over his past two games, the man has gained 216 yards on 34 touches, crossing the goal line three times and generally looking like a bad, bad dude.
Ware remains available in nearly 40 percent of Yahoo leagues, and it's tough to imagine him returning to a mere supporting role, even when West returns from his hamstring issues. KC's upcoming schedule features three defenses that rank among the worst in the league against the run — Oakland, San Diego and Cleveland — and of course the team is rolling, averaging 34.3 points per game since Week 8.
If Ware remains unattached in your fantasy league ... well, you know what to do. He's a potential difference-maker in December.
2) Blake Bortles, still occasionally hilarious.
Bortles delivered another very useful fantasy line on Sunday, passing for 329 yards and two scores, so no one around here is complaining. As of this writing, he's actually the seventh highest-scoring quarterback of Week 12. But per his usual, Blake also gave us 3-4 moments of head-scratching hilarity in the loss to San Diego.
Please note his position in relation to the blue line — the line of scrimmage — in the image on the right. Watch the play right here. He was, at that moment, lobbing the ball to Allen Robinson in the end-zone. It was the first of his two red-zone illegal forward passes on Sunday, which is just, um ... well, it was amazing. Bortles also tossed an INT against the Chargers, his tenth pick over his last seven games.
He's either having one of the worst great fantasy seasons we've seen, or one of the finest bad seasons. Not sure. Either way, it's been a joy.
3) Sammy Watkins was dead-on right with all that "Force the ball (to me)" stuff.
Watkins was a terror on Sunday, catching six balls on 10 targets for 158 yards and two spikes. When he said he wanted the ball in pretty much all one-on-one opportunities, he was no doubt thinking about making plays like this. Goodness. Kinda crazy that Watkins wasn't much more than an honorable mention in the greatest-rookie-receiver-class discussion last year.
Buffalo gets a dalliance with the NFC East during the fantasy postseason, facing Dallas, Philly and Washington, so you can expect the good times to continue in the biggest weeks.