Week 12 fantasy wrap: David Johnson tops Mostly NFL Notes
The Cardinals barely had the ball during the second half, yet David Johnson still had more than 100 yards from scrimmage yet again, becoming just the second NFL player ever to do so every time through 11 games. The argument among him, Le’Veon Bell and Ezekiel Elliott moving forward is a tough one…This Taylor Gabriel score was nice…John Brown has 163 receiving yards over the Cardinals’ last seven games.
Blake Bortles got 4.8 YPA but added a team-high 81 rushing yards, as he continues to be the biggest discrepancy in fantasy value versus real life…The Bills entered allowing 7.8 YPA, yet Allen Robinson managed just two catches for 24 yards…LeSean McCoy’s dominant season continued with this 75-yard TD run…Sammy Watkins looks usable again.
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Rishard Matthews came through with yet another nice TD grab, while the Bears were competitive despite Matt Barkley starting with backup wide receivers. Chicago recovered an onside kick to open the second half. Josh Bellamy had an awful drop in this game, but Barkley threw two more red-zone interceptions than Marcus Mariota has during his career.
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Odell Beckham Jr. has recorded 100 receiving yards just twice in a game this season, yet he’s still on pace to finish with 1,331 yards and 12 touchdowns…Will Tye recorded two catches for 12 yards against a Browns team that entered allowing the most fantasy point to tight ends…Eli Manning has 18 rushing attempts for -6 yards this season…This was the first game in which the Giants have won by more than a touchdown this season.
The Saints scored 49 points and were my survivor pick this week, but I wasn’t super happy to see Willie Snead throw a touchdown to Tim Hightower as a DFS owner of Drew Brees and Mark Inrgam. So it goes…Is Brandin Cooks alive?…Jared Goff wasn’t that bad, throwing for three scores with a passer rating of 100.3.
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Justin Tucker had three field goals that went 52+ yards in the first half, as he continues to be one of the more valuable special teams players in the league…Jeremy Hill got jut 1.8 YPC but has never been more involved as a receiver. The loss of Giovani Bernard is clearly big news for his fantasy value…Tyler Boyd was a huge disappointment. But he should be a WR2 moving forward…The Ravens had a smart strategy down the stretch.
Brock Osweiler finished with a 0:3 TD:INT ratio, as Houston lost for the first time at home this season. I’d be shocked if they don’t finish third in their division…Antonio Gates saw zero targets Sunday…Will Fuller totaled 211 yards during the first two games of his career. He’s totaled 238 yards over seven games since.
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DeVante Parker had two massive gainers (one in the end zone) called back on replay, which isn’t much solace to his owners but frustrating nevertheless…Jay Ajayi somehow got 2.5 YPC at home against the 49ers while his team scored 31 points. San Francisco’s run D has been better of late…Colin Kaepernick ran for 113 yards and simply has to be treated as a borderline QB1 moving forward. He’s on a season pace to rush for 853 yards.
Tom Brady’s 5.7 YPA was easily a season low, and Rob Gronkowski left hurt again. In a rarity the Pats didn’t cover, but they still won…Quincy Enunwa surpassed 100 yards for the first time in his career, while Brandon Marshall scored for the first time in six weeks. This game marked the first time the Patriots were held scoreless in the first quarter with Brady at the helm.
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The Raiders are as unimpressive as it gets as a 9-2 team, but they scored 35 points in a game in which they managed 1.8 YPC…This Ted Ginn catch was pretty sick…Amari Cooper has been held under 60 yards in four of his last five games.
So much for Seattle being so dominant during the second half of the season. Russell Wilson got just 4.6 YPA and took six sacks during a game in which the Seahawks and Bucs combined to score five points over the final three quarters. Thomas Rawls was one of my favorite DFS plays of the week, and he came through with 38 total yards without a score. Good times…Tampa Bay is a good team that shouldn’t be overlooked.
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Longread of the Week: “The Last Unknown Man”
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The Broncos had outscored their opponents by 90 points in the fourth quarter this season…Tyreek Hill became the first rookie to score a rushing, receiving and returned touchdown in the same game since 1965.