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Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout Heading Into Week 12

Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout Going Into Week 12 of the NFL Season

The hits just keep coming for us hapless fantasy owners. Fortunately, we’ve got the moves to make in the wake of Week 11’s pratfalls…


Titans – 27 @ Packers – 17

  • This was a rare game in which multiple Titans were fantasy worthy, but hopefully that becomes less of a rarity as the Titans push for the playoffs. Treylon Burks(7/111) needs to be added in all formats, as he has the most upside of the WR group – Robert Woods(6/69) actually had a nice PPR game though.



  • Just do it. Drop AJ Dillon(7/23) already. You know you want to. His double-digit touches in 3 of the last 4 weeks are deceiving. He doesn’t get the ball where it counts, at the goal line, and that’s where a player of his ilk thrives.


  • It’s too late now, I’ve been telling y’all for weeks to grab Chrisitian Watson(4/48/2), and after his second straight week of multiple TD games he’s going to be almost impossible to get unless you have a high waiver priority. Randall Cobb(6/73) and Allen Lazard(5/57) had more targets, but it’s still Watson who Aaron Rodgers looked for in the end-zone.


Bears – 24 @ Falcons – 27

  • The Bears offense could get little going aside from Justin Fields and David Montgomery on the ground. Tristan Ebner(6/8) is a deep league speculative add now that Khalil Herbert is on IR. Fields injured his non-throwing shoulder, but played the whole game. If for some reason he can’t go this week, Trevor Siemian is the backup. David Montgomery is the only Bear you can start in that case.



  • Kyle Pitts(3/43) may have sprained his MCL during the game, but he was doing little for you in fantasy for you. It might be a blessing in disguise if he misses time, as you won’t have to agonize over whether to start him or not.


Rams – 20 @ Saints – 27

  • Darrell Henderson touched the ball twice on the Rams first drive before being benched for reasons unbeknownst to us. Cam Akers subsequently led the backfield to 61 yards on 14 touches. Akers just doesn’t have IT. Kyren Willias touched the ball 8 times for 42 yards behind him and is the more interesting fantasy prospect as the Rams’ season derails. That being said, double-digit touches makes any RB worth owning, I just don’t know if Henderson’s lack of involvement is a done deal.


  • With the Rams’ season basically over, I don’t know that they’ll bring back Cooper Kupp. I wouldn’t rely on him returning this fantasy season.


  • Tutu Atwell had the best day of any Rams pass-catcher, on account of him catching a 62 yard TD, but Tyler Higbee led in targets(8). Allen Robinson(4/47/1) and Van Jefferson(3/41) had 5 targets a piece in Kupp’s stead. It appears as if Kupp’s production will be divided up across the receiving corps, with Higbee leading the way most weeks.


  • Matt Stafford may have a concussion, and with the Rams possibly going into tank mode, it’s not a given that he’ll play this week. Bryce Perkins or John Wolford is likely to make the start against KC this week.


  • Jarvis Landry(3/33/1) caught a TD on Sunday, tying for 2nd in targets(4) behind Chris Olave(6). Landry, who generally relies on volume, is a risky start this week against SF.


Panthers – 3 @ Ravens – 13

  • Baker Mayfield was woefully inefficient on Sunday, and his skill players suffered consequently, except for Terrace Marshall(3/76), who’s emerging as a weekly flex in PPR formats. Don’t be surprised if Sam Darnold makes the start this week.


  • Demarcus Robinson(9/128) was actually targeted(9) more than Mark Andrews(6/63) in this one, which is crazy to realize. Robinson seems to have usurped Devin Duvernay as the top WR in Baltimore and should be added in most formats.


  • Justice Hill(10/38) had 2 fewer touches than Kenyan Drake on Sunday and 13 fewer yards. More effective than Drake on the ground, Hill is a bench stash for now.


Jets – 3 @ Patriots – 10

  • Denzel Mims(2/35) led the Jets in targets(6), but he and the other Jets did little with the opportunities they had. Mims makes for a deep league dart throw this week, if Corey Davis can’t go.


  • Damien Harris(10/113) showed that he’s the most dynamic back in the Patriots backfield, despite Rhamondre Stevenson‘s(21/82) usage. Hopefully the Pats come to their sense about this one and give Harris the 1A role back. Either way, both are usable this week versus Minnesota.


Browns – 23 @ Bills – 31

  • Amari Cooper(8/113/2) broke his away game spell, or did he? Technically it wasn’t an away game since it was a neutral field in Detroit. Either way, both he and Donovan Peoples-Jones(5/61/1) are fine starts at home against TB this week.


  • David Njoku returned but only managed 17 yards on 2 catches. Harrison Bryant(4/41) got 7 targets in front of him. It seems foreboding, but Njoku’s snaps were limited. He should work his way back to regular form.


  • James Cook(11/86) had just his 2nd double-digit touch game on Sunday, gaining the same number of yards on the ground as Devin Singletary, with 7 fewer touches. Cook makes for an intriguing PPR flex against Detroit this week.


Commanders – 23 @ Texans – 10

  • Antonio Gibson(21/103) led the backfield over Brian Robinson(15/57), and to no one’s surprise, he was more effective. Hopefully the Commanders have come to terms with the fact that Gibson is a much better back when he’s healthy.


  • Logan Thomas(5/65) finally looks like himself too. He’s a solid streamer this week against the Falcons.


  • The Texans’ offense was laughable in this one. It was nice to see Nico Collins(5/48) tie for the target lead(7) with Chris Moore(5/20), but neither did much. Brandin Cooks(3/70) actually led the team in receiving yards with one fewer target. Collins has some juice this week against Miami.


Eagles – 17 @ Colts – 16

  • No real news on the Philly front. TE Jack Stoll got 1 measly target, which he caught for 7 yards, with Dallas Goedert on IR. He’s not worth an add right now.


  • Alec Pierce(3/28) led the Colts with 8 targets, but both Michael Pittman(6/75) and Parris Campbell(5/67) outgained him. All are reasonable plays this week against Pittsburgh in the order of Pittman, Campbell and then Pierce.


Lions – 31 @ Giants – 18

  • Justin Jackson(10/71) got 10 touches to D’Andre Swift‘s(8/32) 8 and was more effective. Swift scored, but he is on limited touches. He’s not an advised start against Buffalo on Thanksgiving. Neither is Jackson.



Raiders – 22 @ Broncos – 16


  • Melvin Gordon has been waived by the Broncos after another costly fumble, leaving Latavius Murray and Chase Edmonds as the RBs in the Broncos backfield. Murray looks like the 1A at this point and should be prioritized over Edmonds.


  • Kendall Hinton(3/57) looks like the no.2 WR in Denver, with Jerry Jeudy sidelined. If Jeudy can’t go this week, he should make for a deep league flex.


Cowboys – 40 @ Vikings – 3

  • The Cowboys rode to a lopsided victory on their RBs in this one. Expect a more well rounded approach against the Giants on Thanksgiving.


  • The Vikings’ 7 game streak ended, as the Vikings were stuck in the mud all day against Dallas. Expect more tough sledding against the Patriots this week.


Bengals – 37 @ Steelers – 30

  • Joe Mixon went down with a concussion, leaving Samaje Perine(15/82/3) to man the backfield. Perine should be added in all leagues, in case Mixon can’t clear concussion protocol in time for this week’s matchup with Tennessee.


  • Zac Taylor has been noncommittal on Ja’Maar Chase returning in Week 12, meaning that Tee Higgins could be in line for another big line this week. Tyler Boyd(2/42) and Trenton Irwin(3/42/1) will bring up the rear.


  • Jaylen Warren injured his hamstring after 1 catch, leaving Najee Harris(24/116) to be a true workhorse. This is everything that Harris owners have dreamed. No other back had a touch.


Chiefs – 30 @ Chargers – 27

  • Just as we suspected, Isiah Pacheco(15/107) and Jerrick McKinnon(6/24) are leading the backfield. Clyde Edwards-Helaire(2/9) can be dropped in 12 team or smaller leagues if you need the bench space.
  • Kadarius Toney injured his hamstring and exited the game, leaving Skyy Moore(5/63) and Justin Watson(3/67) to lead the WR corps for KC. Moore and Watson should be added this week in case JuJu can’t return, Mecole Hardman is out on IR.


  • Mike Williams reaggravated his ankle injury, leaving Josh Palmer(8/106/2) to go nuts. With Keenan Allen back on the field, Palmer can run a little more free. Start him again this week against Arizona if Williams sits.


  1. I need to drop one of these guys in a 12tm ppr: Kadarius Toney, Elijah Mitchell, Gus Edwards, or Brandin Cooks (who I probably should have dropped weeks ago lol). Thoughts? Thanks!

    1. Follow up question: Would you drop any of the remainder on this list to pick up Treylon Burks? If so, which one. Thanks 2X!!

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