Liz Loza offers up a few players who could create some fantasy damage in week 12.
LIZ LOZA: Thank you, Andy. Let's get to those sleepers who could do some fantasy damage for managers in week 12.
Well, let's try to find some optimism here. Well, David Johnson looks like dust. And the Texans just waved Philip Lindsay.
So welcome to Rex Burkhead season, my friends. Burkhead led the Texans backfield in week 11 with 18 carries. He didn't draw a single target. But we know from his time in New England that he's got those pass catching chops. Game script is-- let's be honest-- rarely going to set up well for the Texans' backfield-- hold up-- except when they're playing the Jets.
Not only has New York allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs, but Gang Green has also given up the third most receiving yards to the position. Burkhead has the skills and, I guess, the favor to work for Houston. Regardless of how this game goes, he's inside my top 35 at the position, assuming some element of PPR.
Maybe it's the tryptophan, or the wine, or good old-fashioned late season desperation. But I think Josiah Deguara could pop. The former Bearcat has been more involved since Robert Tonyan went out in week eight. Since then, the second year tight end has steadily recorded a higher snap share. He's run more routes each and every week. He drew a red zone-- look-- in week 10. He found the end zone in week 11. And I think he'll be featured in the red area today when the Packers host the Rams.
Los Angeles has allowed touchdowns to tight ends in each of their last three games. You've got to imagine Jaley Ram-- Jalen Ramsey is going to follow Davante Adams. And Rodgers, dealing with that toe situation, might be looking for some underneath options, which means Deguara should be active. Like, is the volume low? Yes. But is the touchdown upside high? Yes. I know, by the way, I am not the only one streaming the position. So let's turn our attention back to y'all and see what's cooking in the chat. Matt?