Now that we’re into the nitty-gritty weeks here, Target Report will take a bigger shift toward player-focused takes to help you out better with starts, sits, and who you can trust in your lineups going forward into the fantasy football playoffs.

Targets are paramount when it comes to evaluating pass-catchers for fantasy football. There are no air yards, receiving yards, receptions, or touchdowns without first earning a target. And to earn a target, you need to be deemed “open” by the quarterback. It’s one big trickle-down effect. There’s a reason the biggest and most consistent target-earners are near the top of fantasy football ADP: They can be relied on by not just their team’s offense to earn targets and produce on those targets, but that also trickles down to the fantasy managers drafting those pass-catchers and starting them in their lineups each week.

In this season’s Fantasy Football Target Report, we’ll take a weekly team-by-team look into these target earners and separate the wheat from the chaff. To properly lead into what we’ll be looking at this season, we’ll have to establish a baseline of the most important things we’re looking at with targets and other receiving metrics that paint the full picture for who we should be rostering, who we should be adding, and who we can drop. Combing the box score stats doesn’t paint a clear picture of the players we should target, roster, and start. Fantasy football rankings can only paint so much of the picture as well.

Everything we’ll be talking about here and this season in the Fantasy Football Target Report will be some of the best statistics and metrics that correlate with fantasy football production. Think of targets as a page in a coloring book, just the outline yet to be colored. Coloring on that page adds context and flavor to that page. That’s what we’ll be doing with targets — adding more context than just some target totals and saying, “go add this player,” which doesn’t help anybody.


This season, we're adding a video component, so if you want to get some of the juiciest nuggets of the target report in video form, check out the Target Report Bulletpoints for the upcoming Week 13!




Passes thrown in the direction of a receiver, whether intended or not


Passes caught by a pass-catcher

Rec. Yards

Yards gained from a completed pass by the pass-catcher.


Receiving touchdowns

Air Yards

 The distance between where the pass is thrown from a quarterback to where the intended receiver either catches or doesn’t catch the ball. Caught or not caught, the air yards are recorded regardless.

This statistic is significant for determining the quarterback and coaching staff's predictive value in an offense and their intent.

Air Yards Team Share %

A pass-catcher’s percentage share of a team's air yards in a given week.

Route %

Percentage of routes a pass-catcher runs on a pass play per dropback on their team.

Snap %

Percentage of snaps a pass-catcher plays on an offensive series on their team.

Target Share %

Percentage of targets a pass-catcher receives in a given week on their team.

Yards per Target

Receiving yards a player gets on average per target. YPT is another intent-based metric but more predictive with the more targets a player receives.


Targets per route run (TPRR) is a metric that measures how often a receiver is targeted vs. the amount of routes they run. A higher TPRR means that the player is better at earning targets when he's on the field. A low raw route number or low route % coupled with a high TPRR means that the pass-catcher is efficient at earning targets and could be in line for more routes depending on the team situation.

25%+ TPRRElite

17-18%Close to replacement level

Sub 17%Not fantasy relevant


aDOT is "average depth of target". It’s the average depth of all targets caught or incomplete by a targeted pass-catcher. Shows how a receiver is used in his team’s offense (vertical threat, short area target, etc.)


A metric that contextualizes the efficiency of a pass-catcher with how many receiving yards per route run. It's a much better metric than yards per reception.


WOPR is a weighted average incorporating a player's share of team targets and air yards.


RACR is a ratio dividing receiving yards by total air yards. It measures how many receiving yards a player creates for every air yard thrown at him. The percentage of a team's air yards that a player commands based on his average depth of target and volume of targets. Most RACR numbers for running backs skew wildly by the nature of the running back position, which rarely earns air yards.


Bye Weeks:

  • Week 5: CLE, LAC, SEA, TB
  • Week 6GB, PIT
  • Week 7: CAR, CIN, DAL, HOU, NYJ, TEN
  • Week 9: DEN, DET, JAX, SF
  • Week 10: KC, LAR, MIA, PHI
  • Week 11: ATL, IND, NE, NO
  • Week 13: BAL, BUF, CHI, LV, MIN, NYG
  • Week 14: ARI, WAS


Any player not listed for a particular team is not somebody who’s rostered in most fantasy formats. The listing at the end (QB1, RB2, etc.) is how they should be viewed rest of season, not for the next week.)

All statistics below are listed in the following format:

  • QB as:
    • (20-of-30, 212 yds., 1/1; 4-100-2) 
    • Pass Completions - Pass Att. - Pass Yds., TD/Int; Rush Att - Rush Yds. - TD
  • RB as:
    • (18-75-1; 10-4-100-2) 
    • Rush Att. - Rush Yds. - TD; Targets - Receptions - Rec. Yds. - TD
  • WR/TE as:
    • (10-4-100-2)
    • Targets - Receptions - Rec. Yds. - TD

NFL Target Report

Arizona Cardinals

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Marquise BrownWR12688018948.3%87.8%87.3%27.3%7.327.9%
Rondale MooreWR32350287.2%81.6%74.6%6.8%11.77.5%9.30.880.1521.2504053
Zach PascalWR     0.0%8.2%9.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Greg DortchWR9327110025.6%79.6%76.1%20.5%3.023.1%11.10.690.4860.2703954
Andre BaccelliaWR     0.0%12.2%11.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Trey McBrideTE97600379.5%83.7%85.9%20.5%6.722.0%4.11.460.3731.6224161
Geoff SwaimTE     0.0%16.3%28.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Elijah HigginsTE21260246.1%26.5%26.8%4.5%13.015.4%
James ConnerRB545082.0%30.6%42.3%11.4%1.033.3%1.60.330.1850.6251530
Emari DemercadoRB     0.0%12.2%19.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Michael CarterRB4415051.3%38.8%38.0%9.1%3.821.1%1.30.790.1453.0001927

This game was dominated by the return of Kyren Williams for the Rams, who did anything and everything he wanted to do for the Rams and had this game well in hand into the third quarter. Honestly, not much to say here with the Cardinals, as they’ll be much better equipped with Kyler Murray than Clayton Tune or Joshua Dobbs to at least provide the pass-catchers some opportunities if/when they’re down in games. 

Week 12 Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Kyler Murray (27-of-45, 245 yds., 1-0; 1-2-1)
    • Has put up three top-13 performances in each game. He hasn’t quite gotten there as a passer, but the rushing floor helps soften some of that, as he has a rushing touchdown in each of his three games. Kyler is bound for a nice fantasy playoff push and should boost the fantasy floors of his weapons, namely Brown and McBride while providing some cover for Conner.
      • Low-end QB1 with overall QB1 upside
  • James Conner (6-27; 5-4-5)
    • Conner is solid enough to plug in as a low-end RB2. He’s not getting the receiving upside thanks to the newly-acquired Michael Carter taking some of that work that would have been otherwise ticketed for Conner. This lowers Conner’s floor a bit to where he’s not as safe as he’s been in years past.
      • Low-end RB2
  • Marquise Brown (12-6-88)
    • Brown led the Cardinals in targets and receiving yards and picked up a lot of his production when the game was well in hand by the Rams.
      • Low-end WR3
  • Michael Wilson (Missed Week 12 - Shoulder)
    • Wilson missed Week 12 with a shoulder injury, but when active, Wilson will run a bunch of routes as an outside receiver.
      • WR5 and bench stash
  • Rondale Moore (3-2-35)
    • With middling production on 82% routes per dropback in Week 12, Rondale Moore is a desperation flex on one of the worst teams in the NFL.
      • Low-end WR4
  • Greg Dortch (9-3-27-1)
    • Dortch caught the only touchdown for the Cardinals in Week 12, which came in the fourth quarter as a garbage time score. Dortch is seeing increased work due to Michael Wilson being out with a shoulder injury.
      • WR3/WR4 fringe if Wilson doesn’t play in Week 13
  • Trey McBride (9-7-60)
    • Stud tight end. Ride this wave to the end of the season.
      • Must-start TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Atlanta Falcons

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Drake LondonWR759107245.9%87.5%85.5%36.8%13.033.3%10.34.330.8741.2642153
KhaDarel HodgeWR     0.0%41.7%43.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Scott MillerWR214021.3%45.8%38.7%10.5%2.018.2%1.00.360.1672.0001124
Chris BlairWR     0.0%12.5%12.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Van JeffersonWR111303421.7%37.5%35.5%5.3%13.011.1%34.01.440.2310.382922
Kyle PittsTE222202314.6%66.7%50.0%10.5%11.012.5%11.51.380.2600.9571631
Jonnu SmithTE     0.0%37.5%35.5%0.0%0.00.0%
MyCole PruittTE     0.0%4.2%25.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Parker HesseTE     0.0%12.5%35.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Bijan RobinsonRB633212314.6%58.3%62.9%31.6%5.342.9%
Tyler AllgeierRB     0.0%8.3%29.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Cordarrelle PattersonRB     0.0%12.5%25.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Keith SmithFB116031.9%12.5%17.7%5.3%6.033.3%

The Falcons’ raw pass rate of 39% was the second-lowest percentage of any team this season, which made sense because the Falcons had to crawl back to Desmond Ridder to quarterback this team. They #established the hell out of the run with 41 rushing attempts and of course, Bijan Robinson only saw 16 of those because Arthur Smith hates us all.

Week 12 Atlanta Falcons Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Desmond Ridder (13-of-21, 168 yds., 1-2; 7-30)
    • Reinstalled as the Falcons starting quarterback, Ridder doesn’t inspire much confidence after losing the job once. He still is pretty bad.
      • Low-end QB2/low-end streamer
  • Bijan Robinson (16-91-1; 6-3-32-1)
    • Robinson was the beneficiary of a heavy rushing attack in Week 12 as he saw work not only there but also in the receiving game with six targets. Still, the fact that the Falcons MUST involve Tyler Allgeier and Cordarrelle Patterson to this degree (a combined 18 carries, 107 yards) is maddening for Robinson’s managers. 
      • High-end RB2 with overall RB1 upside
  • Tyler Allgeier (10-64)
    • Allgeier gets a bit more run than expected in Atlanta based on the fact that it’s Arthur Smith leading the way, but you can usually expect a handful of carries and the possibility of a touchdown. Atlanta was more run-heavy than we even expected from them in Week 12, so that role that Allgeier has is good enough to be a “break glass in case of emergency” flex option most weeks.
      • Mid-range RB3/middling flex with a lower floor than typical
  • Drake London (7-5-91)
    • Of Drake London and Kyle Pitts, London is the most likely to provide useable fantasy stat lines each week. He was solid at the very least, leading the Falcons in targets in a week where the Falcons had just 21 pass attempts.
      • Low-end WR3/high-end flex
  • Kyle Pitts (2-2-22)
    • Pitts has two games over 50 yards receiving, and clearly, he’s not going to be the focal point of the Falcons' offense anytime soon with Arthur Smith calling the shots. #FreeKylePitts
      • High-end TE2/high-end streamer

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: Jonnu Smith (saw his lowest snap share of the season and second-lowest routes per dropback in Week 12 with zero targets)


Baltimore Ravens

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Rashod BatemanWR522104725.4%80.6%80.3%16.7%4.217.2%9.40.720.4280.4472957
Odell BeckhamWR533405630.3%33.3%32.4%16.7%6.841.7%11.22.830.4620.6071223
Zay FlowersWR852513820.5%100.0%94.4%26.7%3.122.2%4.80.690.5440.6583667
Nelson AgholorWR212102915.7%55.6%40.8%6.7%10.510.0%
Devin DuvernayWR     0.0%0.0%2.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Tylan WallaceWR     0.0%0.0%2.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Isaiah LikelyTE6440021.1%83.3%73.2%20.0%6.720.0%0.31.330.30820.0003052
Charlie KolarTE     0.0%13.9%26.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Gus EdwardsRB1111052.7%13.9%26.8%3.3%11.020.0%
Justice HillRB100052.7%30.6%28.2%3.3%0.09.1%
Keaton MitchellRB2225031.6%38.9%46.5%6.7%12.514.3%1.51.790.1118.3331433
Patrick RicardFB     0.0%30.6%43.7%0.0%0.00.0%

In what was mainly a defensive struggle, the Ravens rushed the ball more than they passed (35 rushes to 32 pass attempts) and forced four Chargers turnovers. We saw Keaton Mitchell take the slight lead in this running back committee and the spread-out targets in the post-Mark Andrews era of the Ravens.

Week 12 Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Lamar Jackson (18-of-32, 177 yds., 1/0; 11-39)
    • Elite fantasy quarterback.
      • High-end QB1
  • Gus Edwards (8-26; 1-1-11)
    • Edwards is losing some of his steam to Keaton Mitchell as Mitchell encroached on some of his early-down work. If this backfield condensed to two backs, Edwards is highly likely to be the second back, nudging Justice Hill off of his allotment of touches.
      • Mid-range RB2 (for now)
  • Keaton Mitchell (9-64; 2-2-25)
    • Trending up and gaining a foothold on work at the expense of Justice Hill and Gus Edwards. Mitchell earned 47% of snaps and had the edge on both Edwards and Hill in snaps, routes, and opportunities.
      • Low-end RB2 right now as he’s trending towards more and more work in this Ravens' offense
  • Justice Hill (5-31; 1-0-0)
    • He loses most of his role and snaps to the much more dynamic Mitchell, so he’s dangerously close to being droppable.
      • RB5/bench/droppable in shallow leagues
  • Zay Flowers (8-5-25-1; 1-37-1)
    • Flowers scored twice with a receiving and rushing touchdown to help soften the blow on the yardage production, though he did earn eight targets.
      • Mid-to-high-end WR3
  • Odell Beckham. (5-3-34)
    • Beckham saw his lowest healthy snap (32%) and routes per dropback (33%) of the season in Week 12, but is targeted when he is out on the field. Just not a trustworthy fantasy asset right now.
      • Mid-range WR4 that doesn’t earn enough routes for starting consideration
  • Rashod Bateman (5-2-21)
    • Saw a routes bump with a season-high 81%, but it didn’t translate to much in the way of fantasy scoring. He’s a drop candidate if you’ve been holding this long.
      • WR5/bench stash/drop candidate
  • Isaiah Likely (6-4-40)
    • In the post-Mark Andrews era, Likely received 83% of routes and turned in a solid line on six targets. He’s got a ways to go for consistent starting treatment at tight end, but he’s at least a bench hold and can be started in a pinch after his Week 13 bye.
      • Low-end TE1/high-end TE2 with room for upside

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: Rashod Bateman (we’ve waited long enough for production that seemingly is not happening)


Buffalo Bills

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Stefon DiggsWR1167419422.5%91.2%91.6%22.4%6.721.2%8.51.420.4950.7875287
Gabe DavisWR126105118544.4%91.2%95.8%24.5%8.823.1%
Trent SherfieldWR3000399.4%22.8%20.0%6.1%0.023.1%
Khalil ShakirWR53470378.9%80.7%80.0%10.2%9.410.9%
Andy IsabellaWR     0.0%1.8%2.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Dalton KincaidTE653804711.3%70.2%61.1%12.2%6.315.0%7.80.950.2630.8094058
Quintin MorrisTE     0.0%26.3%26.3%0.0%0.00.0%
James CookRB7657051.2%31.6%43.2%14.3%8.138.9%
Latavius MurrayRB53180102.4%42.1%44.2%10.2%3.620.8%2.00.750.1701.8002442
Ty JohnsonRB     0.0%5.3%11.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Reggie GilliamFB     0.0%5.3%6.3%0.0%0.00.0%

The Bills dropped to 6-6 in a rainy overtime classic against the Eagles. The Bills were good enough, but not quite good enough and that had to put some question into Sean McDermott and if he’s the guy to be able to get this team over the hump.

Ben Gretch made an excellent point on his Stealing Bananas podcast with Shawn Siegele about McDermott being the “Tony Dungy” of the Bills. Dungy famously was the Buccaneers head coach but was fired after multiple winning seasons because he couldn’t get the team over the hump. Of course, the Buccaneers hired Jon Gruden and won the Super Bowl the very next year in 2002. The key pieces are in place for Buffalo, but the sum of their parts almost feels less than what they should be.

Week 12 Buffalo Bills Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Josh Allen (29-of-51, 339 yds., 2/1; 9-81-2)
    • Stud.
      • Locked-in QB1
  • James Cook (16-43; 7-6-57)
    • The Bills flat-out refuse to give Cook the solid role he had earlier in the season, as Latavius Murray slightly out-snapped Cook here despite Cook getting many more opportunities. Even Ty Johnson is getting some opportunity in this offense, which is laughable from a top-down view.
      • Low-to-mid-range RB2; volatile asset
  • Latavius Murray (9-30; 5-3-18)
    • Murray has a bigger standalone role than he should right now, but his real value is in the contingency if an injury strikes Cook.
      • Contingent low-end RB3 play (for now) if something happens to James Cook
  • Stefon Diggs (11-6-74-1)
    • A set-and-forget stud.
      • WR1
  • Gabe Davis (12-6-105-1)
    • The “Gabe Davis” game in a big game in Week 12. The very definition of boom-or-bust.
      • Low-end WR3/volatile mid-range flex
  • Khalil Shakir (5-3-47)
    • With the Bills having 51 pass attempts, Shakir just didn’t seem involved in the offense in Week 12, and that’s the downside of Shakir despite 81% routes per dropback on the afternoon.
      • Low-end WR4/mid-range flex 
  • Dalton Kincaid (6-5-38)
    • Lumped in with Shakir, Kincaid didn’t feel as involved as he’d been in previous weeks.
      • Top-8 fantasy TE for right now while Knox is out

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Carolina Panthers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Adam ThielenWR31203019.0%94.7%89.2%12.5%0.78.3%
DJ CharkWR433403622.8%78.9%74.3%16.7%8.513.3%
Jonathan MingoWR646006440.5%89.5%91.9%25.0%10.017.6%10.71.760.6590.9383468
Laviska ShenaultWR118053.2%5.3%2.7%4.2%8.050.0%
Ihmir Smith-MarsetteWR1114000.0%7.9%9.5%4.2%14.033.3%0.04.670.0630.00037
Ian ThomasTE119042.5%26.3%33.8%4.2%9.010.0%4.00.900.0802.2501025
Tommy TrembleTE117063.8%55.3%71.6%4.2%7.04.8%6.00.330.0891.1672153
Stephen SullivanTE11130138.2%39.5%27.0%4.2%13.06.7%13.00.870.1201.0001520
Miles SandersRB1000-4-2.5%18.4%36.5%4.2%0.014.3%-
Chuba HubbardRB5547042.5%68.4%63.5%20.8%9.419.2%0.81.810.33011.7502647

Well, the first head-coaching domino fell as Frank Reich (along with running backs coach Duce Staley and quarterbacks coach Josh McCown) was fired. 

There were no highlights from the Panthers as this game was pretty horrible to commit more than five minutes to (sorry Panthers and Titans fans), but the dynamics of this offense could change with Reich’s firing. 

Week 12 Carolina Panthers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Bryce Young (18-of-31, 194 yds., 0/0; 3-23)
    • Young hasn’t been given much help or support and now gets to undergo a coaching change with Reich being fired. Adults need to get into the quarterback room and scheme up some looks to make life easier for Young. Of course, it’s up to Young to convert on that, but 2023 is turning even more lost than their 1-10 record suggests.
      • QB2/low-end streamer
  • Chuba Hubbard (14-45-1; 5-5-47)
    • Hubbard has the clear lead-back role in Carolina, but this could be shaken up a bit with the Reich firing. Sanders could take some of his work and make this Panthers’ backfield a full-blown split. 
      • High-end RB3 with some RB2 upside
  • Miles Sanders (15-28; 1-0-0)
    • Sanders averaged 1.9 yards per carry and was the definition of ungood. 
      • Mid-range RB3 with some RB2 upside should he gain a foothold with more work post-Frank Reich
  • Adam Thielen (3-1-2)
    • The Titans decided to take him away and let other options beat them. They did not.
      • Low-end WR3 with downside if the Panthers' offense craters even further

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Chicago Bears

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
DJ MooreWR131111405365.4%100.0%95.5%40.6%8.830.2%4.12.651.0672.1514364
Darnell MooneyWR32602935.8%86.0%83.6%9.4%2.08.1%
Equanimeous St. BrownWR     0.0%55.8%47.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Tyler ScottWR     0.0%20.9%16.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Velus JonesWR     0.0%0.0%1.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Trent TaylorWR1000-4-4.9%7.0%4.5%3.1%0.033.3%-
Cole KmetTE774301214.8%72.1%88.1%21.9%6.122.6%1.71.390.4323.5833159
Robert TonyanTE1000-10-12.3%23.3%23.9%3.1%0.010.0%-10.00.00-0.0400.0001016
Marcedes LewisTE     0.0%4.7%32.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Khalil HerbertRB2214089.9%16.3%22.4%6.3%7.028.6%
Roschon JohnsonRB55400-7-8.6%48.8%74.6%15.6%8.023.8%-1.41.900.174-5.7142150
Khari BlasingameFB     0.0%0.0%9.0%0.0%0.00.0%

The Bears intercepted Joshua Dobbs four times and still could only muster up 12 points. Somehow, that was good enough to win on the road in Minnesota, so there’s that.

Week 12 Chicago Bears Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Justin Fields (27-of-37, 217 yds., 0/0; 12-59)
    • It was a bad offensive game for most of the players involved in this game, FIelds included. You’ve got to take the bad with the good here because we know what kind of upside Fields has.
      • Low-end QB1 with weekly overall QB1 upside
  • Khalil Herbert (6-24; 2-2-14)
    • Herbert returned to 43% of snaps and the clear advantage with 16 carries. Was that only because of Foreman leaving with an ankle injury? That remains to be seen, but he’s at the head of the table right now.
      • Mid-range RB3 but role is up in the air thanks to ceding touches to Roschon Johnson in Week 13
  • D’Onta Foreman (Missed Week 12 - ankle)
    • Missed Week 12 with an ankle injury and the Bears go on bye in Week 13.
      • RB3 with some contingent upside 
  • Roschon Johnson (10-35; 5-5-40)
    • Johnson took over the lead back role with 63% of the running back carries and 75% snaps over Khalil Herbert. Whether this will continue after the Bears’ bye remains to be seen, but D’Onta Foreman should be returning in Week 14, so this muddies up the backfield even more.
      • High-end RB3 if the utilization wasn’t a one-week thing post-bye. 
  • DJ Moore (13-11-114)
    • The clear top target, Moore only had a 4.1-yard aDOT as he was a YAC merchant on screens and dump-offs because that’s where Moore is amazing — in the open field.
      • Mid-range WR2
  • Cole Kmet (7-7-43)
    • Kmet is the clear second target in Chicago as he’s vaulted over Darnell Mooney. Kmet was the only WR/TE with more than three targets outside of DJ Moore.
      • Low-end TE/high-end TE2

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Cincinnati Bengals

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Ja'Marr ChaseWR648106045.5%93.8%88.4%24.0%13.520.0%10.02.700.6781.3503038
Tyler BoydWR532302418.2%68.8%62.8%20.0%4.622.7%
Trenton IrwinWR11250118.3%71.9%72.1%4.0%25.04.3%
Charlie JonesWR     0.0%9.4%9.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Andrei IosivasWR211602720.5%34.4%32.6%8.0%8.018.2%13.51.450.2630.5931114
Irv SmithTE228032.3%40.6%37.2%8.0%4.015.4%1.50.620.1362.6671316
Drew SampleTE11110-1-0.8%34.4%44.2%4.0%11.09.1%-
Mitchell WilcoxTE111010.8%12.5%27.9%4.0%1.025.0%
Tanner HudsonTE54180107.6%37.5%30.2%20.0%3.641.7%2.01.500.3531.8001213
Joe MixonRB22440-3-2.3%50.0%65.1%8.0%22.012.5%-1.52.750.104-14.6671628
Trayveon WilliamsRB     0.0%18.8%18.6%0.0%0.00.0%

This offense clearly misses Joe Burrow as it’s definitely not the same with Jake Browning. The Steelers were selling out to the run in order to put the onus on Browning to beat them through the air and that for sure didn’t work. It sure didn’t help to not have play volume, as the Bengals only ran 41 plays — the third-lowest total by an NFL team this season.

Week 12 Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Jake Browning (19-of-26, 227 yds., 1/1; 3-9)
    • Browning carries little-to-no upside even with the weapons available to him in Cincinnati. He should be far and away from starting consideration in single-QB leagues.
      • Low-end QB2/streamer
  • Joe Mixon (8-16; 2-2-44)
    • Mixon has a stranglehold on the carries and workload from a rushing standpoint, so his role is secure, but the change to Browning under center impacts his upside as we saw in Week 13 when the Steelers sold out to the run and forced Browning to beat them. He didn’t.
      • Low-end RB2
  • Ja'Marr Chase (6-4-81)
    • Chase is obviously awesome, but is suffering from “Garrett Wilson syndrome”, where he’s held back by bad quarterbacking. Two of his catches were off of deflections for 70 yards. Not of Browning’s doing, but fluke stuff. That obviously is unsustainable.
      • High-end WR2
  • Tee Higgins
    • Did not play in Week 11 due to a hamstring but obviously, takes an upside hit with Browning as the quarterback.
      • Mid-range WR3 when healthy
  • Tyler Boyd (5-3-23)
    • Boyd is out on most routes, as is the case with the top three wide receivers when healthy. With Browning now the quarterback for the Bengals, it cripples the upside of this passing game.
      • High-end WR4/low-end flex

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Cleveland Browns

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Amari CooperWR621604515.6%74.5%74.0%15.4%2.717.1%7.50.460.3400.3563554
Elijah MooreWR9344012844.3%93.6%86.3%23.1%4.920.5%
Cedric TillmanWR545504114.2%89.4%89.0%12.8%11.011.9%8.21.310.2921.3414265
David BellWR200051.7%23.4%17.8%5.1%0.018.2%
David NjokuTE965906723.2%85.1%84.9%23.1%6.622.5%7.41.480.5080.8814062
Jordan AkinsTE     0.0%14.9%13.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Harrison BryantTE112120.7%8.5%19.2%2.6%2.025.0%2.00.500.0431.000414
Jerome FordRB7414010.3%76.6%69.9%17.9%2.019.4%0.10.390.27214.0003651
Pierre StrongRB     0.0%0.0%2.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Kareem HuntRB     0.0%19.1%26.0%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 12 Cleveland Browns Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Dorian Thompson-Robinson (14-of-29, 134 yds., 1/0; 5-21)
    • Left Week 11 due to a concussion and P.J. Walker came back in to mop up in their loss to the Broncos. Neither are starting-caliber quarterbacks in fantasy, so we can move on.
      • Low-end QB2/streamer 
  • Jerome Ford (9-65; 7-4-14)
    • Maintaining a strong role here, especially with receiving work. Joe Flacco IS on the roster, so if they turn to Flacco to quarterback this team into the playoffs? That would do so much for Ford.
      • Low-end RB2
  • Kareem Hunt (7-22)
    • Hunt gets a lot of the low-value touches Ford doesn’t get, so all in all, he’s just a contingent back in case something happens to Ford.
      • High-end RB3/solid contingent value
  • Amari Cooper (6-2-16)
    • Inefficient targets now coming from P.J. Walker will hamper his value moving forward. He becomes a much more volatile fantasy asset for the rest of 2023.
      • Mid-range WR3
  • Elijah Moore (9-3-44)
    • Tied for the team lead in targets with nine, but they were woefully inefficient as he only caught three. Moore is at the mercy of the subpar quarterbacking here for his fantasy value.
      • Mid-range WR4/low-end flex
  • David Njoku (9-6-59)
    • David Njoku has to be hating that DTR may miss Week 13, as he’s seen 24 targets in the last two weeks combined. Still, with Walker, Njoku is on the borderline of TE1/TE2.
      • TE1/TE2 borderline

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A

Dallas Cowboys

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
CeeDee LambWR94531-3-1.0%93.9%92.6%28.1%5.929.0%-0.31.710.415-17.6673150
Brandin CooksWR547217725.3%84.8%79.6%15.6%14.417.9%15.42.570.4120.9352843
Michael GallupWR11130123.9%45.5%33.3%3.1%13.06.7%12.00.870.0751.0831518
Jalen TolbertWR324908427.6%39.4%37.0%9.4%16.323.1%28.03.770.3340.5831320
KaVontae TurpinWR113413411.2%15.2%9.3%3.1%34.020.0%34.06.800.1251.00055
Jalen BrooksWR11240216.9%9.1%11.1%3.1%24.033.3%
Jake FergusonTE313507223.7%84.8%72.2%9.4%11.710.7%
Luke SchoonmakerTE2112093.0%12.1%40.7%6.3%6.050.0%
Sean McKeonTE     0.0%3.0%18.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Tony PollardRB6624010.3%66.7%75.9%18.8%4.027.3%
Rico DowdleRB11151-3-1.0%15.2%22.2%3.1%15.020.0%-
Hunter LuepkeRB     0.0%0.0%7.4%0.0%0.00.0%

Dallas continues their run of either blowouts or getting blown out, as they were on the good side with a 45-10 win on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys kept up their assault on pass rate over expected (PROE) leaderboards by posting a +6.0% PROE against a Commanders’ secondary which is just atrocious. They’re efficient, they’re scoring quickly, and they’re on a massive heater. You love to see it for the vast majority of their fantasy options.

Week 12 Dallas Cowboys Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Dak Prescott (22-of-32, 331 yds., 4/0; 1-10)
    • With how the Cowboys’ offense is operating right now with positive PROE, Prescott must be in consideration amongst the elite fantasy quarterbacks every week. He’s a must-start going forward.
      • Top-6 fantasy QB
  • Tony Pollard (13-79-1; 6-6-24)
    • Two straight weeks into the end zone for Pollard! He’s also taking more high-value touches, which you love to see. Pollard is starting to pay off a bit more of his lofty price tag in fantasy drafts but there’s more work to be done in that regard.
      • High-end RB2
  • Rico Dowdle (3-11; 1-1-15-1)
    • Dowdle scored a receiving touchdown and maintains his value as an elite contingent back in this offense. He’s been getting some work mixing in with Pollard for a few plays and then getting some work in blowout scripts. He’s a bench hold.
      • RB4/contingent hold
  • CeeDee Lamb (9-4-53-1)
    • Stud.
      • A must-start WR1 every week.
  • Brandin Cooks (5-4-72-1)
    • Cooks has touchdowns in the last three odd-numbered weeks, which of course is totally bankable and as rock-solid a narrative as one can get. In this offense with the Cowboys passing as much as they have, you have to slot Cooks in as a strong WR3 with some spike weeks should the Cowboys find themselves in non-blowout scripts.
      • Mid-range WR3/high-end flex
  • Jake Ferguson (3-1-35)
    • Another dud week for Ferguson. Despite overwhelmingly positive game scripts in the last two weeks, Ferguson hasn’t been utilized too much, combining for just four receptions and 67 yards on eight targets. The floor is a bit lower, but the ceiling is still there. He’s certainly not in “must-start” territory, but the floor has to come up for that to be the case down the stretch.
      • Low-end TE1/high-end TE2

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Denver Broncos

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Jerry JeudyWR3211086.8%88.0%61.2%14.3%3.713.6%2.70.500.2621.3752241
Courtland SuttonWR636108370.9%88.0%77.6%28.6%10.227.3%13.82.770.9250.7352252
Marvin MimsWR322403025.6%52.0%47.8%14.3%8.023.1%10.01.850.3940.8001332
Lil'Jordan HumphreyWR1113043.4%24.0%29.9%4.8%13.016.7%
David SillsWR     0.0%0.0%7.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Adam TrautmanTE118186.8%68.0%91.0%4.8%8.05.9%8.00.470.1191.0001761
Chris ManhertzTE     0.0%24.0%40.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Nate AdkinsTE     0.0%8.0%10.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Javonte WilliamsRB6360-18-15.4%48.0%70.1%28.6%1.050.0%-3.00.500.321-0.3331247
Samaje PerineRB1111021.7%32.0%26.9%4.8%11.012.5%2.01.380.0835.500818
Jaleel McLaughlinRB     0.0%0.0%3.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Michael BurtonFB     0.0%8.0%23.9%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 12 Denver Broncos Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Russell Wilson (13-of-22, 134 yds., 1/0; 11-34-1)
    • Wilson has been much better this season thanks to the perk of not having Nathaniel Hackett as head coach, but he’s just been a fine but not great fantasy quarterback, with no 20+ point weeks since Week 4. He’s a floor play.
      • Mid-range QB2/okay streamer
  • Javonte Williams (18-65; 6-3-6)
    • Williams’ role has come back up and then some as Williams saw his highest snaps (70%) and routes (48%) of the entire season. Jaleel McLaughlin’s workload has shrunk considerably in the last few weeks, which has helped Williams.
      • Mid-range RB2
  • Courtland Sutton (6-3-61)
    • No touchdown for Sutton after five straight weeks with one, but tied for the most targets on the week with Javonte Williams (six) and was the only player besides Williams to earn more than four targets and two receptions. It was a day where Russell Wilson only had 22 pass attempts and 134 passing yards.
      • Low-end WR3
  • Jerry Jeudy (3-2-11)
    • Jeudy has been a massive disappointment this season, and in some shallow leagues, it’s completely defensible to drop him outright.
      • High-end WR4/weak flex

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Detroit Lions

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Amon-Ra St. BrownWR1199509732.8%96.0%91.7%26.8%8.622.9%8.81.980.6320.9794877
Jameson WilliamsWR325105016.9%62.0%63.1%7.3%17.09.7%16.71.650.2281.0203153
Kalif RaymondWR559005217.6%34.0%28.6%12.2%18.029.4%
Josh ReynoldsWR42151134.4%68.0%64.3%9.8%3.811.8%3.30.440.1771.1543454
Donovan Peoples-JonesWR     0.0%10.0%9.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Sam LaPortaTE854716421.6%82.0%86.9%19.5%5.919.5%
Brock WrightTE119051.7%20.0%33.3%2.4%9.010.0%5.00.900.0481.8001028
James MitchellTE     0.0%4.0%4.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Jahmyr GibbsRB84190155.1%84.0%71.4%19.5%2.419.0%1.90.450.3281.2674260
David MontgomeryRB100000.0%14.0%27.4%2.4%0.014.3%
Craig ReynoldsRB     0.0%2.0%1.2%0.0%0.00.0%

The Lions got thrown into the Jordan Love buzzsaw and were down 23-6 at the half, which was unfamiliar territory for them. They mainly used Jahmyr Gibbs to climb out of their hole but were predictably pass-heavy in doing so. The 29-22 score didn’t really reflect the Lions’ struggles throughout the game to stop the Packers, and they couldn’t make up for all of that with the time remaining.

Week 12 Detroit Lions Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Jared Goff (29-of-44, 332 yds., 2/0; 3-9)
    • Goff played pretty well on the stat sheet, minus the three fumbles lost. Despite those costly turnovers, Goff is still a top-12 quarterback in fantasy.
      • Low-end QB1
  • Jahmyr Gibbs (11-54; 8-4-19)
    • Gibbs played a huge number of snaps (71%) and routes (84%) on Thanksgiving, with the Lions playing from behind most of the game. Montgomery still led the way in carries plus a touchdown, but Gibbs will rack up PPR points.
      • High-end RB2 with weekly RB1 upside
  • David Montgomery (15-71-1; 1-0-0)
    • Despite trailing Gibbs in snaps and routes, Montgomery got the touchdown and still led in carries. Both backs will be highly valuable in any game script, but Monty saw the massive cut in snaps/routes because the Lions were in a trailing script for most of the day.
      • High-end RB2 with weekly RB1 upside
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (11-9-95)
    • Stud. Must-start.
      • WR1
  • Jameson Williams (3-2-51)
    • Williams still stayed above the 60% route mark as Reynolds came down slightly. Hopefully, the 60% mark won’t be his ceiling, and he’ll keep climbing but he’s still a priority stash.
      • High-end WR4 with plenty of room to move up if he can supplant Josh Reynolds
  • Sam LaPorta (8-5-47-1)
    • Nothing to worry about after last week’s dud. LaPorta is a top-six option at tight end for the rest of the season.
      • Top-6 fantasy TE

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Green Bay Packers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Christian WatsonWR7594114047.3%90.9%87.5%23.3%13.423.3%
Romeo DoubsWR433703812.8%87.9%85.7%13.3%9.313.8%
Jayden ReedWR843416421.6%78.8%73.2%26.7%4.330.8%8.01.310.5510.5312641
Samori ToureWR     0.0%6.1%5.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Malik HeathWR444604113.9%15.2%19.6%13.3%11.580.0%
Bo MeltonWR     0.0%3.0%3.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Tucker KraftTE2215162.0%87.9%96.4%6.7%7.56.9%3.00.520.1142.5002954
Ben SimsTE1000-1-0.3%12.1%25.0%3.3%0.025.0%-
AJ DillonRB3338072.4%27.3%51.8%10.0%12.733.3%
Patrick TaylorRB114010.3%48.5%48.2%3.3%4.06.3%

The Packers hit the gas and hit Detroit with 23 points by halftime before they knew what hit them. The Packers stayed pretty skewed to the pass, but perhaps that was because they didn’t have Aaron Jones, and they know what they can (and can’t) do with AJ Dillon.

Week 12 Green Bay Packers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Jordan Love (22-of-32, 268 yds., 3/0; 3-39)
    • Love has been on a heater with Week 11’s performance against the Chargers and this past week on Thanksgiving against the Lions. It was easily his best start of the season, with Love being efficient through the air and adding 39 yards rushing to boot. We’ll see if this can continue, but he’s trending up as a QB streamer for needy fantasy teams.
      • High-end streamer/high-end QB2
  • Aaron Jones (missed Week 12 (MCL sprain)
    • Jones’ status for Week 13 is up in the air, but is certainly a worthy RB2 when he’s healthy. AJ Dillon? He ain’t it.
      • Mid-range RB2 when healthy
  • AJ Dillon (14-43; 3-3-38)
    • The typical AJ Dillon starting running back performance. We’ll see if Jones is back in Week 13, but if Dillon is starting, it’s a dicey proposition to start him and expect more than barely over double-digit fantasy points without falling into the end zone.
      • High-end RB3
  • Christian Watson (7-5-94-1)
    • Watson was the heavy focus on the first two drives of the game, with a 4-4-78 line that’s bested his full-game totals from all but one game this season. Perhaps this is a sign of some connection between Love and Watson, which this team desperately needs as there has been no clear breadwinner in this offense through 10 games. 
      • Low-end WR3/solid flex option
  • Romeo Doubs (4-3-37)
    • Seemingly taking a backseat now to Watson and Reed, Doubs is touchdown-dependent as he’s always been, but he’s a risky start right now considering how the receivers are shaking out in the last couple of weeks.
      • High-end WR4/low-end flex
  • Jayden Reed (8-4-34-1; 2-16)
    • Reed caught the game’s opening touchdown, and his routes continued to rise slightly up to 79%. He still saw rushing attempts as the Packers got the ball into his hands however they could. Get him onto fantasy rosters if he’s still floating around in free agency.
      • Low-end WR3 with multiple avenues to quality upside
  • Tucker Kraft (2-2-15-1)
    • Caught the second touchdown from Jordan Love and saw a whopping 96% routes without Luke Musgrave in the lineup. He’s nowhere near being a fantasy starter right now, but he’s at the very least on the streaming radar now since he’s earning virtually all of the routes and snaps.
      • Low-end TE2/okay streaming option

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Houston Texans

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Robert WoodsWR324004813.9%60.9%58.3%8.3%13.310.7%16.01.430.2220.8332835
Nico CollinsWR9710419728.1%82.6%76.7%25.0%11.623.7%10.82.740.5721.0723846
John MetchieWR216010.3%30.4%31.7%5.6%3.014.3%0.50.430.0856.0001419
Xavier HutchinsonWR11340257.2%13.0%11.7%2.8%34.016.7%25.05.670.0921.36067
Tank DellWR8550112536.2%89.1%80.0%22.2%6.319.5%
Steven SimsWR     0.0%0.0%1.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Dalton SchultzTE21203710.7%47.8%48.3%5.6%1.09.1%
Brevin JordanTE219092.6%43.5%43.3%5.6%4.510.0%4.50.450.1021.0002026
Eric SaubertTE     0.0%4.3%18.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Dameon PierceRB114041.2%13.0%18.3%2.8%4.016.7%4.00.670.0501.000611
Devin SingletaryRB76540-1-0.3%76.1%81.7%19.4%7.720.0%-0.11.540.290-54.0003549
Andrew BeckFB111000.0%13.0%25.0%2.8%1.016.7%

Week 12 Houston Texans Fantasy Takeaways:

  • C.J. Stroud (26-of-36, 304 yds., 2/0; 6-47-1)
    • After the Allen/Hurts/Mahomes/Jackson tier of fantasy quarterback, it’s hard to find a QB I’d rather start than Stroud. He’s awesome and is a must-start.
      • Top-6 fantasy QB
  • Devin Singletary (6-18; 7-6-54)
    • Ride the wave with Singletary. Even with Dameon Pierce back, Singletary was the preferred option, with 82% snaps and 76% routes. 
      • Mid-range RB2
  • Dameon Pierce (5-14; 1-1-4)
    • Unless Pierce is being managed on his return, Pierce may just be a contingent back to Singletary now. He’s a bench hold right now, and it’s completely understandable if you want to drop him for somebody who will either help your lineup or solidify you at a greater position of need.
      • Mid-range RB3 with some contingent value
  • Tank Dell (8-5-50-1)
    • Stud. Must-start WR going forward.
      • Must-start low-end WR1/high-end WR2
  • Nico Collins (9-7-104-1)
    • Collins is the perfect wide receiver to play off of Tank Dell in this offense and he’s thrived massively thanks to Dell and of course, C.J. Stroud
      • Low-end WR2/high-end WR3
  • Noah Brown (Missed Week 12 - knee)
    • Brown is purely a deep flex when he does return to the Texans’ lineup.
      • WR4/very deep flex
  • Robert Woods (3-2-40)
    • A secondary wide receiver in this offense now that Dell and Collins are locked into their roles. Could see some moderate spike week potential, but he’s a floor play for fantasy football right now.
      • WR4/very deep flex
  • Dalton Schultz (2-1-2)
    • Two straight games of disappointment (five targets, three catches, 34 yards) push Schultz down the ranks at tight end.
      • High-end TE2/mid-range streamer with a brutal upcoming schedule for fantasy playoffs

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Indianapolis Colts

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Michael PittmanWR131010709641.0%97.8%95.9%32.5%8.229.5%7.42.430.7751.1154470
Alec PierceWR642705824.8%97.8%94.5%15.0%4.513.6%9.70.610.3990.4664469
Josh DownsWR1354305121.8%80.0%68.5%32.5%3.336.1%
Isaiah McKenzieWR     0.0%0.0%8.2%0.0%0.00.0%
D.J. MontgomeryWR     0.0%2.2%4.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Mo Alie-CoxTE11300156.4%24.4%46.6%2.5%30.09.1%15.02.730.0822.0001134
Kylen GransonTE1000-7-3.0%35.6%42.5%2.5%0.06.3%-
Will MalloryTE32290219.0%44.4%37.0%7.5%9.715.0%7.01.450.1751.3812027
Jonathan TaylorRB     0.0%46.7%57.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Zack MossRB3215000.0%37.8%41.1%7.5%5.017.6%0.00.880.1130.0001730
Trey SermonRB     0.0%0.0%1.4%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 12 Indianapolis Colts Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Gardner Minshew (24-of-41, 251 yds., 0/1; 3-6-1)
    • Minshew has been solid in his relief of Anthony Richardson, but he’s nothing more than a QB streamer.
      • Mid-range QB2/okay streamer
  • Jonathan Taylor (15-91-2)
    • Taylor reportedly will have thumb surgery and be out for a couple of weeks, so that puts Zack Moss back on the menu.
      • Locked-in RB1 when healthy
  • Zack Moss (8-55; 3-2-15)
    • Clear contingent play right now in case something happens to Taylor, and it did. With Taylor likely undergoing surgery on his thumb, Moss comes back into the fantasy consciousness as a mid-range RB2.
      • Mid-range RB2 if Taylor is out
  • Michael Pittman (13-10-107)
    • A solid, safe, consistent WR2 with bankable targets and a nice weekly floor. You can’t beat it, considering his fifth-round draft-day price.
      • Mid-range WR2
  • Josh Downs (13-5-43)
    • A solid, productive slot-only option who is back to his target-earning ways before his knee injury in Week 9. Start with confidence in your WR3 or flex spot.
      • Mid-range WR3/very good flex option with upside

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Jacksonville Jaguars

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Calvin RidleyWR658918928.9%95.0%93.4%16.2%14.815.8%14.82.340.4461.0003871
Christian KirkWR748908828.6%87.5%76.3%18.9%12.720.0%12.62.540.4841.0113558
Zay JonesWR311006119.8%60.0%71.1%8.1%3.312.5%20.30.420.2600.1642454
Tim JonesWR     0.0%10.0%6.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Parker WashingtonWR     0.0%0.0%1.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Evan EngramTE854905116.6%82.5%69.7%21.6%6.124.2%6.41.480.4400.9613353
Luke FarrellTE53550247.8%22.5%42.1%13.5%11.055.6%
Brenton StrangeTE     0.0%12.5%31.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Travis EtienneRB64300-8-2.6%52.5%61.8%16.2%5.028.6%-1.31.430.225-3.7502147
Tank BigsbyRB     0.0%0.0%2.6%0.0%0.00.0%
D'Ernest JohnsonRB2142031.0%42.5%39.5%5.4%21.011.8%1.52.470.08814.0001730

Week 12 Jacksonville Jaguars Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Trevor Lawrence (23-of-38, 364 yds., 1/1; 2-0-1)
    • Lawrence followed up his 32.2 fantasy point performance last week with 25.6 in Week 12; his second-highest mark of the season. He’s strung his two best games of the year back-to-back, so he’s back in the starting quarterback conversation in fantasy.
      • Low-end QB1
  • Travis Etienne (20-56; 6-4-30)
    • Played 62% of snaps and got a ton of work, but did leave with a chest injury so that could have had something to do with his lower snap percentage this week. Still saw 24 opportunities, but D’Ernest Johnson and Tank Bigsby worked in.
      • Low-end RB1
  • Calvin Ridley (6-5-89-1)
    • Any coincidence that Lawrence’s best games in the past two weeks have synched up with Ridley’s best two weeks? Ridley is averaging 20.5 fantasy points in his last two games and he’s earning some consistency. Don’t screw it up Ridley now that I wrote this!
      • Volatile WR3 with WR1 upside 
  • Christian Kirk (7-4-89)
    • The more consistent option in Jacksonville, Kirk had a quiet week last week but bounced back this week. His role is pretty secure and you can bank on Kirk on a week-to-week basis.
      • High-end WR3
  • Evan Engram (8-5-49)
    • At least Engram earned himself a bunch of targets. Granted he only caught five of them, but hey, for tight ends, volume is volume.
      • Mid-range TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Kansas City Chiefs

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Skyy MooreWR3334000.0%47.4%56.7%9.4%11.316.7%0.01.890.1410.0001834
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingWR11-10-1-0.7%52.6%53.3%3.1%-1.05.0%-1.0-0.050.0421.0002032
Rashee RiceWR10810714328.9%71.1%66.7%31.3%10.737.0%4.33.960.6712.4882740
Richie JamesWR     0.0%15.8%15.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Justin WatsonWR31313724.8%63.2%56.7%9.4%1.012.5%
Montrell WashingtonWR     0.0%0.0%3.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Travis KelceTE769108053.7%78.9%76.7%21.9%13.023.3%
Noah GrayTE33300138.7%44.7%50.0%9.4%10.017.6%4.31.760.2022.3081730
Blake BellTE     0.0%15.8%21.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Isiah PachecoRB55340-23-15.4%71.1%78.3%15.6%6.818.5%-
Clyde Edwards-HelaireRB     0.0%15.8%21.7%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 12 Kansas City Chiefs Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Patrick Mahomes (27-of-34, 298 yds., 2/0; 5-9)
    • Despite his weapons being up and down, we know what Mahomes can turn this ragtag bunch of weapons into every week.
      • Locked-in QB1
  • Isiah Pacheco (15-55-2; 5-5-34)
    • Solid, no-frills starting fantasy running back with a lock on early-down work and chipping in with the receiving work, too.
      • Mid-range RB2
  • Jerick McKinnon (Missed Week 12 - groin)
    • Low-end flex even when healthy.
      • Target-dependent RB4/weak flex option
  • Rashee Rice (10-8-107-1)
    • Before Week 11, Rice had strung together five straight 10+ fantasy point games. Rice came back with a vengeance in Week 12 with his best outing yet for fantasy football. Rice has been the most consistent of the wide receiver option for the Chiefs and topped 70%+ routes for the first time this season. 
      • Mid-range WR3 with upside
  • Travis Kelce (7-6-91)
    • Stud. Dating Taylor Swift. Winning at life.
      • Overall TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Las Vegas Raiders

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Davante AdamsWR757307746.7%100.0%100.0%21.9%10.420.0%
Jakobi MeyersWR767916237.6%91.4%91.4%21.9%11.321.9%8.92.470.5911.2743253
Hunter RenfrowWR443801911.5%51.4%48.3%12.5%9.522.2%
Tre TuckerWR1000116.7%31.4%22.4%3.1%0.09.1%
DeAndre CarterWR     0.0%8.6%12.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Austin HooperTE2114053.0%11.4%41.4%6.3%7.050.0%2.53.500.1152.800424
Michael MayerTE42270116.7%57.1%84.5%12.5%6.820.0%2.81.350.2342.4552049
Josh JacobsRB64150-16-9.7%54.3%75.9%18.8%2.531.6%-2.70.790.213-0.9381944
Zamir WhiteRB     0.0%2.9%3.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Ameer AbdullahRB1120-4-2.4%22.9%20.7%3.1%2.012.5%-

Week 12 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Aidan O’Connell (23-of-33, 248 yds., 1/0)
    • He’s not startable right now unless you’re in a Superflex or desperate for a quarterback option.
      • QB2/weak streamer
  • Josh Jacobs (20-110-1; 6-4-15)
    • Has a stranglehold on the running back workload, and Jacobs took every running back carry in Week 12 but two.
      •  Mid-range RB1
  • Davante Adams (7-5-73)
    • Adams has seen his ceiling drop thanks to Aidan O’Connell as the quarterback, but can still provide some quality weeks as evidenced by his 16 fantasy points per game over the last three weeks. While that’s not vintage Adams, we’ll take it given the circumstances. 
      • Low-end WR1
  • Jakobi Meyers (7-6-79-1)
    • Meyers has gone from a stable role over the first seven weeks of 2023 to a shaky foundation with just 13 targets in his next four games before righting the ship in Week 12 with a team lead in targets (seven) and a touchdown. Meyers is still volatile, thanks to having Davante Adams next to him and Aidan O’Connell throwing him the ball, but you can do worse as a flex option.
      • Low-end WR3/mid-range flex
  • Michael Mayer (4-2-27)
    • Mayer hasn’t quite asserted himself from a target-earning and production standpoint, as he’s gotten more snaps over Austin Hooper but hasn’t translated that into fantasy goodness.
      • Mid-rangeTE2/weak streamer

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Los Angeles Chargers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Keenan AllenWR1614106010541.8%100.0%98.5%39.0%6.631.4%
Quentin JohnstonWR3170218.4%39.2%43.9%7.3%2.315.0%7.00.350.1680.3332029
Derius DavisWR1120-1-0.4%3.9%6.1%2.4%2.050.0%-
Jalen GuytonWR51407329.1%86.3%80.3%12.2%0.811.4%
Alex EricksonWR311704317.1%54.9%51.5%7.3%5.710.7%14.30.610.2300.3952834
Gerald EverettTE444312911.6%56.9%63.6%9.8%10.813.8%7.31.480.2271.4832942
Donald ParhamTE     0.0%43.1%42.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Stone SmarttTE100000.0%7.8%12.1%2.4%0.025.0%
Hunter KampmoyerTE     0.0%0.0%1.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Austin EkelerRB65320-8-3.2%64.7%80.3%14.6%5.318.2%-1.30.970.197-4.0003353
Joshua KelleyRB2260-11-4.4%19.6%19.7%4.9%3.020.0%-5.50.600.042-0.5451013

Week 12 Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Justin Herbert (29-of-44, 217 yds., 1/1; 4-47)
    • Herbert for the second-consecutive week has led the Chargers in rushing yards. Maybe that’s not the best stat for scoring the entire offense, but when a quarterback like Herbert can say it, you’ve got to take it. The Ravens' defense stifled Herbert but gets a lot less resistance with their matchup with New England this Sunday.
      • Top-6 fantasy QB
  • Austin Ekeler (10-32; 6-5-32)
    • A bit worried here with Ekeler as he just doesn’t seem to have the same juice and explosiveness as he used to. While he will rack up high-value touches in this offense, the ground game component may not be there for him. That’s fine as long as the receiving aspect is alive and well, as are green-zone touches.
      • High-value-touch-dependent low-end RB1
  • Keenan Allen (16-14-106)
    • Stud. A must-start WR every week.
      • Top-5 fantasy WR
  • Joshua Palmer (On IR - knee)
    • Eligible to return in Week 13 and a fantasy stash on benches. When active, he’s a solid WR3 with target-earning upside that should be a near-universal start.
      • WR3 when healthy
  • Quentin Johnson (3-1-7)
    • When career return man Alex Erickson is out-snapping you on offense, it’s time to pull the plug.
      • WR5/bench stash in deeper leagues, a drop in shallower leagues

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: Quentin Johnston (the “QJ” stands for “Quite Joever”)


Los Angeles Rams

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Cooper KuppWR531803016.0%100.0%88.1%16.1%3.614.7%6.00.530.3540.6003459
Tutu AtwellWR337606936.7%38.2%35.8%9.7%25.323.1%23.05.850.4021.1011324
Puka NacuaWR842707439.4%91.2%80.6%25.8%3.425.8%9.30.870.6630.3653154
Ben SkowronekWR11-10-1-0.5%2.9%20.9%3.2%-1.0100.0%-1.0-1.000.0451.000114
Demarcus RobinsonWR2213073.7%61.8%59.7%6.5%6.59.5%3.50.620.1231.8572140
Austin TrammellWR     0.0%0.0%4.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Tyler HigbeeTE55292168.5%70.6%74.6%16.1%5.820.8%
Hunter LongTE     0.0%5.9%22.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Davis AllenTE116000.0%8.8%13.4%3.2%6.033.3%
Kyren WilliamsRB66612-7-3.7%61.8%61.2%19.4%10.228.6%-1.22.900.264-8.7142141
Zach EvansRB     0.0%0.0%4.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Royce FreemanRB     0.0%23.5%34.3%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 12 Los Angeles Rams Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Matthew Stafford (25-of-33, 229 yds., 4/1; 1-2)
    • Stafford had his best game as a pro by far, tossing four touchdowns and posting 24.4 fantasy points — his season-high. He’s not close to QB1 status quite yet, but he’s making strides. Healthy skill position players will help him along.
      • Mid-range QB2/mid-range streamer
  • Kyren Williams (16-143; 6-6-61-2)
    • Absolute stud. Williams picked up right where he left off and now deserves low-end RB1 status going forward with a massive floor thanks to his pass-catching.
      • Low-end RB1 with huge receiving upside
  • Cooper Kupp (5-3-18)
    • Played 88% of snaps on his bum ankle and 100% of routes, but still was hampered by his injury. To be fair, the Rams didn’t really need much of Kupp anyway with Kyren Williams running massively hot in Week 12.
      • WR1 when healthy
  • Puka Nacua (8-4-27)
    • Nacua has cooled off after his blistering start of 2023, but he’s still been pretty solid in fantasy after hitting a lull for a stretch a couple of weeks ago. Solid, yet inefficient day, Nacua has some kinks to work out as the top-2 target on this team.
      • Mid-range WR2 with huge PPR upside
  • Tutu Atwell (3-3-76)
    • Saw a dramatic shift in routes from 88% to just 38% in Week 12. He still led the Rams in receiving yards despite only running 13-of-34 routes.
      • WR5 with Kupp healthy, low-end WR3/mid-range flex if Kupp is out

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Miami Dolphins

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Tyreek HillWR12910214430.1%84.8%62.9%46.2%8.542.9%3.73.640.9032.3182844
Jaylen WaddleWR8811407954.1%84.8%65.7%30.8%14.328.6%
Braxton BerriosWR100032.1%81.8%54.3%3.8%0.03.7%
Cedrick WilsonWR     0.0%21.2%38.6%0.0%0.00.0%
River CracraftWR     0.0%15.2%34.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Durham SmytheTE31100149.6%75.8%77.1%11.5%3.312.0%4.70.400.2400.7142554
Tyler KroftTE     0.0%0.0%8.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Julian HillTE     0.0%9.1%30.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Raheem MostertRB100042.7%51.5%60.0%3.8%0.05.9%
Jeff WilsonRB100021.4%33.3%32.9%3.8%0.09.1%
Darrynton EvansRB     0.0%6.1%7.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Alec IngoldFB     0.0%12.1%28.6%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 12 Miami Dolphins Fantasy Takeaways: 

  • Tua Tagovailoa (21-of-30, 243 yds., 1/2; 2-1)
    • Tua was brought down a bit by the Jets offense, but remains a locked-in QB1 going forward.
      • Must-start QB1 based on the strength of the offense
  • Raheem Mostert (20-94-2; 1-0-0)
    • Mostert tossed some work to Jeff Wilson but still kept the offense flowing with two touchdowns and almost five yards per carry. 
      • High-end RB2
  • De’Von Achane (Missed Week 12 - knee)
    • Missed Week 12 with the re-aggravation of his knee in Week 11.
      • Obviously, he’s a hold right now on benches, but as soon as he gets a clean bill of health, he’s a solid high-end RB2 with overall RB1 upside every time he takes the field.
  • Jeff Wilson (11-56; 3-3-17)
    • Wilson saw a bunch of carries as the backup to Mostert in Week 12, but his role remains a bit murky when/if De’Von Achane returns.
      • Contingent value-based RB3 with upside in an explosive Dolphins offense
  • Tyreek Hill (12-9-102-1; 1-2)
    • Stud. Best fantasy wide receiver right now.
      • THE WR1
  • Jaylen Waddle (8-8-114)
    • Was incredibly productive and efficient against the Jets’ defense all game. Made a ton of big catches towards the end of the first half which helped buoy him quite a bit to his great day as the Tyreek Hill sidekick.
      • Low-end WR2

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Minnesota Vikings

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Jordan AddisonWR10639016360.6%100.0%96.4%34.5%3.927.8%
K.J. OsbornWR321203412.6%88.9%85.5%10.3%4.09.4%11.30.380.2440.3533247
Jalen NailorWR     0.0%5.6%10.9%0.0%0.00.0%
Brandon PowellWR334502810.4%80.6%65.5%10.3%15.010.3%9.31.550.2281.6072936
N'Keal HarryWR     0.0%0.0%1.8%0.0%0.00.0%
T.J. HockensonTE655015219.3%83.3%80.0%20.7%8.320.0%8.71.670.4460.9623044
Josh OliverTE     0.0%16.7%38.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Johnny MundtTE     0.0%5.6%12.7%0.0%0.00.0%
Alexander MattisonRB22110-5-1.9%44.4%56.4%6.9%5.512.5%-2.50.690.090-2.2001631
Ty ChandlerRB2130-5-1.9%19.4%32.7%6.9%1.528.6%-2.50.430.090-0.600718
C.J. HamFB323020.7%13.9%20.0%10.3%1.060.0%0.70.600.1601.500511

Week 12 Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Joshua Dobbs (22-of-32, 185 yds., 1/4; 2-11)
    • Dobbs was outright objectionable against the Bears at home; so bad that head coach Kevin O’Connell is considering starting either Jaren Hall or Nick Mullens out of the bye. The Vikings have Justin Jefferson slated to return in Week 14 and they’re in contention for one of the last playoff spots in the NFC. It would behoove them to find the quarterback who gives them the best chance to win and that potentially could be somebody other than Dobbs. If you roster Dobbs, I would at the very least try and find some kind of contingency plan in case the Vikings turn to another option.
      • Highly-volatile low-end QB2 that could get benched coming out of Minnesota’s Week 13 bye
  • Alexander Mattison (10-52; 2-2-11)
    • Mattison continues to chug along with his brand of uninspiring football. He leads the way in carries when healthy even though Ty Chandler looms behind him.
      • Low-end RB2/solid flex play for now
  • Ty Chandler (4-8; 2-1-3)
    • Since entering the team’s rotation in Week 10, Chandler has seen 10 and 15 carries and has been no worse than RB28 each week. That of course bottomed out in Week 12 with Chandler getting just four carries. This isn’t a backfield to target, but I’d want some of the Chandler contingency over Mattison’s 10-14 carries each week. Maybe, it’s the mystery box part of Chandler, who knows. We’ve seen Mattison. We know what we get each week.
      • Mid-range RB3/solid flex play with solid contingency should Mattison get hurt
  • Justin Jefferson (Did not play - hamstring)
    • Designated to return from IR (hamstring), but is slated to return in Week 14 when they go on the road to play the Las Vegas Raiders.
      • Top-6 fantasy WR when healthy
  • Jordan Addison (10-6-39)
    • Addison should benefit greatly from the return of Justin Jefferson because of the lack of defensive attention he’ll see. That will also make him as efficient as he can be with a backup or backup’s backup throwing him the ball. Still, Addison has been fantastic most of the season and gets to end 2023 on a nice fantasy playoffs stretch with the Raiders, Bengals, Lions, and Packers out of the Week 13 bye.
      • High-end WR3
  • K.J. Osborn (4-3-34)
    • As the weapons get healthy for the Vikings, Osborn’s fade to the background nears completion. Osborn has two targets in each of his last two games, and despite running 88%+ routes per dropback when healthy, Osborn barely hits the fantasy radar.
      • Mid-range WR4/very low-end flex option
  • T.J. Hockenson (6-5-50-1)
    • Hockenson caught the lone touchdown from Dobbs on a decent day all things considered. It was a down week for tight ends across the board, so this line was actually good for TE3 on the week, and that’s exactly where I have him: as a top-3 option at worst for the rest of the season.
      • Top-3 fantasy TE

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New England Patriots

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
JuJu Smith-SchusterWR421003124.8%62.2%64.7%11.4%2.517.4%7.80.430.3450.3232344
DeVante ParkerWR534202116.8%81.1%75.0%14.3%8.416.7%4.21.400.3322.0003051
Demario DouglasWR964903326.4%59.5%48.5%25.7%5.440.9%
Kayshon BoutteWR21803225.6%13.5%16.2%5.7%4.040.0%16.01.600.2650.250511
Tyquan ThorntonWR52190118.8%37.8%44.1%14.3%3.835.7%2.21.360.2761.7271430
Hunter HenryTE     0.0%54.1%67.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Mike GesickiTE2000129.6%32.4%26.5%5.7%0.016.7%
Pharaoh BrownTE     0.0%21.6%54.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Rhamondre StevensonRB5590-9-7.2%67.6%77.9%14.3%1.820.0%-1.80.360.164-1.0002553
Ezekiel ElliottRB2260-4-3.2%13.5%22.1%5.7%3.040.0%-
Ty MontgomeryRB1000-2-1.6%5.4%2.9%2.9%0.050.0%-

That should tell you everything you need to know about the New England Patriots right now.

Week 12 New England Patriots Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Rhamondre Stevenson (21-98-1; 5-5-9)
    • Stevenson has been markedly better than he was in the beginning of the season, but it’s wasted on this sorry team that should clearly be tanking for some kind of saving grace at any of the skill positions. Still, in a vacuum, Stevenson gets a ton of work and has the receiving work to himself.
      • Mid-range RB2 with a solid, sturdy floor thanks to his receiving work
  • Ezekiel Elliott (9-46; 2-2-6)
    • Elliott (dare I say) has solid contingent value should something happen to Stevenson, but he’s been pretty efficient all season. While that hasn’t translated to fantasy goodness, he’s at least not a zero if you need to start him in a pinch.
      • Mid-range RB3 with moderate contingent upside
  • Demario Douglas (9-6-49)
    • Douglas has led the team in targets for the last month and considering the quarterback carousel New England has willfully spun, it’s actually amazing that Douglas has averaged 5.5 receptions and 53 receiving yards per game on eight targets. While it’s not the most impactful stat line, he’s the only Patriots receiver worth of fantasy consideration.
      • High-end WR4/solid flex option

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New Orleans Saints

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Chris OlaveWR97114012137.3%55.0%47.2%24.3%12.740.9%
Rashid ShaheedWR5290206.2%32.5%26.4%13.5%1.838.5%4.00.690.2460.4501319
A.T. PerryWR2170144.3%80.0%73.6%5.4%3.56.3%
Keith KirkwoodWR322003711.4%27.5%34.7%8.1%6.727.3%12.31.820.2020.5411125
Lynn BowdenWR2000257.7%52.5%63.9%5.4%0.09.5%
Juwan JohnsonTE744505918.2%85.0%73.6%18.9%6.420.6%8.41.320.4110.7633453
Foster MoreauTE     0.0%27.5%43.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Taysom HillTE225503410.5%30.0%34.7%5.4%27.516.7%17.04.580.1551.6181225
Alvin KamaraRB54500144.3%55.0%63.9%13.5%10.022.7%
Jamaal WilliamsRB224000.0%20.0%27.8%5.4%2.025.0%0.00.500.0810.000820
Adam PrenticeFB     0.0%0.0%11.1%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 12 New Orleans Saints Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Derek Carr (24-of-38, 304 yds., 0/1; 2-7)
    • Carr has been in the QB2 range all season and that’s where he’ll stay as a volatile streaming candidate that can pop off at any time. He likely won’t be doing that this week with most of his weapons on the shelf in Week 13, including Chris Olave, Michael Thomas, and Rashid Shaheed.
      • Carr is usually an unspectacular QB2 option but he’s downgraded in streaming priority because of how banged up his pass-catchers are
  • Alvin Kamara (15-69; 5-4-50)
    • No worse than RB19 in any of his games this season, Kamara is consistent to say the least. His receiving work sets him up with a solid fantasy floor each week with any rushing work and touchdowns icing on the cake. Kamara isn’t what he used to be, but he’s still plenty valuable in fantasy.
      • High-end RB2 with a bump in PPR leagues to a low-end RB1
  • Chris Olave (9-7-114)
    • Olave still put up a WR19 line in Week 12 thanks to his awesome line in just a little more than half of the game before leaving the game a concussion. He’s likely not going to clear concussion protocol in time for Week 13, but keep tabs on the off chance he does.
      • WR2 with obvious WR1 upside
  • A.T. Perry (2-1-7)
    • Perry was one of the last remaining Saints standing after Olave and Shaheed left the game and he ran 80% of routes but was targeted just twice. With Perry likely the top receiving option amongst the wide receivers, Perry gets a bump up to WR4 this week, but he’s still very hard to trust in fantasy lineups.
      • WR5/hold on fantasy benches with room to move up
  • Rashid Shaheed (5-2-9)
    • Shaheed was not immune to the injury bug as he was hurt as well with a thigh injury and left the game. Head coach Dennis Allen already said it would be tough for Shaheed to play this week, but should be left on benches in deeper leagues.
      • High-end WR4 with WR2 potential with his spike weeks
  • Taysom Hill (2-2-55; 7-26)
    • An anomaly. He plays almost every position and has his hand in many jars. Because he’s so volatile, he’s a scratch-off ticket play most weeks. With lots of pass-catchers hurt, Hill could be relied upon even more, which should get him into many more lineups this week against the Lions in Week 13. 
      • Mid-range TE2 with TE1 upside each week, but upgraded to a low-end TE with the injury bug hitting the Saints hard this week

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New York Giants

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Darius SlaytonWR321602613.4%54.5%53.8%12.5%5.316.7%8.70.890.2810.6151828
Isaiah HodginsWR1112142.1%24.2%34.6%4.2%12.012.5%4.01.500.0773.000818
Parris CampbellWR11-20-3-1.5%12.1%11.5%4.2%-2.025.0%-3.0-0.500.0520.66746
Jalin HyattWR65109012564.4%75.8%65.4%25.0%18.224.0%20.84.360.8260.8722534
Wan'Dale RobinsonWR54260136.7%84.8%76.9%20.8%5.217.9%2.60.930.3592.0002840
Sterling ShepardWR31602914.9%30.3%25.0%12.5%2.030.0%9.70.600.2920.2071013
Daniel BellingerTE118021.0%69.7%90.4%4.2%8.04.3%2.00.350.0704.0002347
Lawrence CagerTE     0.0%18.2%25.0%0.0%0.00.0%
Saquon BarkleyRB3160-3-1.5%72.7%88.5%12.5%2.012.5%-
Matt BreidaRB1110010.5%9.1%13.5%4.2%10.033.3%1.03.330.06610.00037
Eric GrayRB     0.0%3.0%1.9%0.0%0.00.0%

Week 12 New York Giants Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Tommy DeVito (17-of-25, 191 yds., 1/0; 5-6)
    • We’re not starting him unless you’re absolutely desperate or your other choice is Tim Boyle.
      • QB2/weak streamer
  • Saquon Barkley (12-46; 3-1-6)
    • Still a stud and a must-start option, but his good games will be paired with terrible ones where a defense will take Barkley away to let DeVito throw against them.
      • Low-end RB1
  • Jalin Hyatt (6-5-109)
    • Hyatt saw his routes jump up to over 70% routes per dropback for the first time since Week 6 and he delivered with a usable fantasy line on a team-leading six targets. The Giants, to their credit, and giving Wan’Dale Robinson and Hyatt find their footing with on-field reps rather than sitting them behind retreads like Isaiah Hodgins and Sterling Shepard. I’m intrigued to see if Hyatt’s big Week 12 can be a jumping off point for more.
      • High-end WR4 with room to move up, but offensive environment hampers him
  • Darren Waller
    • Placed on IR with a hamstring injury and could return in Week 14 after the Giants’ bye week.
      • Low-end TE1 when healthy

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


New York Jets

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Garrett WilsonWR1074418168.1%100.0%94.8%27.8%4.422.2%8.10.980.8930.5434555
Randall CobbWR     0.0%11.1%12.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Jason BrownleeWR222001210.1%100.0%98.3%5.6%10.04.4%6.00.440.1541.6674557
Xavier GipsonWR2215086.7%77.8%72.4%5.6%7.55.7%4.00.430.1301.8753542
Irvin CharlesWR     0.0%2.2%3.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Tyler ConklinTE543301310.9%55.6%60.3%13.9%6.620.0%2.61.320.2852.5382535
Jeremy RuckertTE421801411.8%44.4%44.8%11.1%4.520.0%3.50.900.2491.2862026
Breece HallRB97240-9-7.6%55.6%65.5%25.0%2.736.0%-1.00.960.322-2.6672538
Dalvin CookRB32190-1-0.8%37.8%32.8%8.3%6.317.6%-
Nick BawdenFB116010.8%6.7%10.3%2.8%6.033.3%

Week 12 New York Jets Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Breece Hall (7-25; 9-7-24)
    • The Jets only ran the ball 10 total times on Black Friday, which was one of the lowest totals by any team this season. It’s like Boyle wasn’t bad; he definitely was. The Dolphins sold out and gave Boyle everything he wanted underneath, including Hall for nine targets. While we can’t expect that every week, we at least get a modicum of fantasy floor if Boyle continues to target Hall out of the backfield.
      • Low-end RB2
  • Garrett Wilson (10-7-44-1)
    • Wilson stayed lateral for me in terms of fantasy value and that held true as Wilson’s downfield looks were shortened with an 8.1-yard aDOT. Still, it’s at least reassuring that Boyle knows to target Wilson early and often as he led the team in targets in Week 13. Still, Wilson will get crushed by the quarterback woes in most weeks, but when he gets in the end zone, it feels much better.
      • Low-end WR2 with the Jets’ quarterback issues

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Philadelphia Eagles

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
A.J. BrownWR953714722.8%97.4%93.9%32.1%4.124.3%
DeVonta SmithWR87106111857.3%100.0%98.5%28.6%13.321.1%14.82.790.8300.8983865
Quez WatkinsWR     0.0%21.1%24.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Olamide ZaccheausWR112912914.1%34.2%27.3%3.6%29.07.7%
Julio JonesWR310094.4%78.9%71.2%10.7%0.010.0%
Jack StollTE2114062.9%34.2%54.5%7.1%7.015.4%
Albert OkwuegbunamTE     0.0%13.2%13.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Noah TogiaiTE     0.0%7.9%10.6%0.0%0.00.0%
D'Andre SwiftRB1140-6-2.9%50.0%63.6%3.6%4.05.3%-
Kenneth GainwellRB3210073.4%39.5%34.8%10.7%3.320.0%2.30.670.1851.4291523
Boston ScottRB1000-4-1.9%5.3%7.6%3.6%0.050.0%-

Week 12 Philadelphia Eagles Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Jalen Hurts (18-of-31, 200 yds., 3/1; 14-65-2)
    • A weekly stud.
      • A must-start QB1.
  • D’Andre Swift (14-80; 1-1-4)
    • The workload is always solid for Swift, but if it wasn’t for the “Brotherly Shove”, Swift would have the massive touchdown equity too. Beggars can’t be choosers, however.
      • Mid-range RB2
  • A.J. Brown (9-5-37-1)
    • Stud.
      • Locked-in WR1
  • DeVonta Smith (8-7-106-1)
    • Since hitting an early-season lull, Smith has at least 99 receiving yards or a touchdown in each of his last four games. In Week 12, Smith did both as he got over 100 yards and scored, putting him at WR4 on the week. Smith is a must-start option as we head towards the fantasy football playoffs.
      • High-end WR2 with potential for overall WR1 spike weeks
  • Dallas Goedert (On IR - forearm)
    • Goedert was placed on IR with a forearm injury and could return as soon as THIS week against the 49ers, where Goedert is reportedly pushing to play. Getting a Goedert return in Week 14 is more likely, but he’d be a high-end TE2 for me if he attempted to play in Week 13.
      • Mid-range TE1 when healthy

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Pittsburgh Steelers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Diontae JohnsonWR845008331.1%86.5%73.2%25.0%6.325.0%10.41.560.5930.6023252
George PickensWR535808130.3%83.8%74.6%15.6%11.616.1%16.21.870.4470.7163153
Allen RobinsonWR11110-1-0.4%56.8%63.4%3.1%11.04.8%-1.00.520.044-11.0002145
Calvin AustinWR115051.9%32.4%25.4%3.1%5.08.3%5.00.420.0601.0001218
Miles BoykinWR     0.0%8.1%11.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Pat FreiermuthTE119120010539.3%67.6%59.2%34.4%10.944.0%9.54.800.7911.1432542
Darnell WashingtonTE1110041.5%35.1%52.1%3.1%10.07.7%4.00.770.0572.5001337
Rodney WilliamsTE     0.0%0.0%5.6%0.0%0.00.0%
Najee HarrisRB     0.0%37.8%53.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Jaylen WarrenRB33130-10-3.7%40.5%47.9%9.4%4.320.0%-3.30.870.114-1.3001534
Connor HeywardFB2211000.0%21.6%33.8%6.3%5.525.0%0.01.380.0940.000824

Week 12 Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Kenny Pickett (24-of-33, 278 yds., 0/0; 5-5)
    • I was pretty harsh with Pickett last week, and that was due to the Matt Canada regime. This iteration of the Steelers with Eddie Faulkner and play-caller Mike Sullivan let Pickett loose down the middle of the field and then that trickled outside to the wide receivers. At least Pickett has some life now with renewed optimism that this new playcalling could be good for Pickett to simplify things. Simple was a bad word under Matt Canada, but for fantasy purpose, Pickett is simply a mid-range QB2 with some streaming upside in good matchups.
      • Mid-range QB2/middling streamer
  • Jaylen Warren (13-49; 3-3-13)
    • Warren continues his theme of looking every bit as dynamic and explosive as you see on your television screens or in person, which is the opposite dynamic when you watch Harris. Harris was the better back in Week 13 and Warren did lose a fumble. This backfield stays split, but both backs are startable in fantasy.
      • Mid-range RB2 right now, low-end RB1 upside if he gets the majority of the work
  • Najee Harris (15-99-1)
    • Harris (dare I say) looked pretty solid in Week 13, as he had 100 yards but lost his 100-yard day on a run for a loss that ended his day. He got their only offensive touchdown and is startable if you’re still kicking with your fantasy teams that likely drafted him in the third round.
      • Low-end RB2
  • Diontae Johnson (8-4-50)
    • After a strong three weeks in his return, the check arrives as Johnson has 12 targets but just three receptions for 33 yards combined in his last two weeks. Johnson remains a start, but the other side of the coin with having Pickett as the starting quarterback has produced the downside outcomes twice in a row.
      • Mid-range WR3 with WR2 upside in good matchups
  • George Pickens (5-3-58)
    • Pickens is incredibly tantalizing as far as a talent, but hasn’t put it together in a consistent way for fantasy managers. Having Pickett as the quarterback doesn’t exactly help the consistency here, either. As it stands, he’s hard to trust as anything more than a flex option going into the fantasy playoffs and high-leverage weeks.
      • Low-end WR3/mid-range flex
  • Pat Freiermuth  (11-9-120)
    • Led all NFL players in receiving yards, was fantasy TE1 on the week, and was utilized down the middle of the field, unlike previous weeks under the Matt Canada regime. Freiermuth gets some renewed vigor as a low-end TE1 to keep this run going.
      • Low-end TE1 as he’s rejuvenated his value on the back of one fantastic game.

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


San Francisco 49ers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Brandon AiyukWR425016825.7%97.0%89.4%13.8%12.512.5%17.01.560.3870.7353259
Deebo SamuelWR977907327.5%81.8%75.8%31.0%8.833.3%8.12.930.6581.0822750
Jauan JenningsWR21703814.3%45.5%36.4%6.9%3.513.3%19.00.470.2040.1841524
Ronnie BellWR     0.0%3.0%9.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Ray-Ray McCloudWR11230114.2%9.1%12.1%3.4%23.033.3%11.07.670.0812.09138
George KittleTE531905520.8%81.8%100.0%17.2%3.818.5%11.00.700.4040.3452766
Charlie WoernerTE119020.8%15.2%27.3%3.4%9.020.0%2.01.800.0574.500518
Ross DwelleyTE     0.0%3.0%4.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Christian McCaffreyRB65250249.1%75.8%77.3%20.7%4.224.0%
Elijah MitchellRB11-30-6-2.3%15.2%27.3%3.4%-3.020.0%-6.0-0.600.0360.500518

Week 12 San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Brock Purdy (21-of-30, 209 yds., 1/1; 3-1)
    • It’s never sexy, but Purdy just gets the job done thanks to the weapons he has and his efficiency. Purdy doesn’t FEEL like a QB1, but he absolutely is and probably somebody you can trust more than a lot of quarterbacks not to have a severe letdown spot.
      • A safe, low-end QB1
  • Christian McCaffrey (19-114; 6-5-25)
    • Stud.
      • Locked-in RB1
  • Elijah Mitchell (7-39)
    • Elite contingent back should something happen to McCaffrey.
      • RB4/contingent bench hold
  • Brandon Aiyuk (4-2-50-1)
    • Aiyuk has been awesomely efficient this season with the targets maybe not coming along for the ride, but what he’s doing with them in this elite offense? Fantastic. Aiyuk has three straight games with a touchdowns despite averaging just over four target per game in that three-game stretch. But you’re still starting him.
      • Set-and-forget WR2 with WR1 spike weeks
  • Deebo Samuel (9-7-79; 4-15-1)
    • Samuel saw a bunch of volume, which is what we illustrated was an issue for him previously. We have to feel good about his passing volume at a normal 8.1-yard aDOT as opposed to line-of-scrimmage work he was getting before. And then tack on the rushing work (plus a touchdown) on top of that? **chef’s kiss**
      • Mid-range WR2 going forward
  • George Kittle (5-3-19)
    • Kittle came back down to earth with a dud game, but that’s just who Kittle is in fantasy: spike weeks and dud weeks. Almost no in-between. We’re clearly still starting him instead of playing it cute and leaving him on the bench in fantasy.
      • Set-and-forget TE1

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Seattle Seahawks

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
DK MetcalfWR9332016155.5%88.9%85.7%33.3%3.628.1%
Tyler LockettWR533005820.0%97.2%94.6%18.5%6.014.3%11.60.860.4180.5173553
Jaxon Smith-NjigbaWR324103512.1%83.3%75.0%11.1%13.710.0%11.71.370.2511.1713042
Jake BoboWR116062.1%13.9%21.4%3.7%6.020.0%
Dee EskridgeWR     0.0%0.0%1.8%0.0%0.00.0%
Noah FantTE22250227.6%61.1%58.9%7.4%12.59.1%
Will DisslyTE1121072.4%11.1%26.8%3.7%21.025.0%
Colby ParkinsonTE119093.1%25.0%35.7%3.7%9.011.1%
Zach CharbonnetRB44110-10-3.4%72.2%87.5%14.8%2.815.4%-2.50.420.198-1.1002649
DeeJay DallasRB115020.7%11.1%12.5%3.7%5.025.0%

Week 12 Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Geno Smith (18-of-27, 180 yds., 0/1; 4-21)
    • Geno Smith has not been 2022 Geno, as the offensive prowess just hasn’t been there this season. Smith has just two games with more than one touchdown and is difficult to trust in yet another tough matchup at AT&T Stadium against the Cowboys on Thursday Night Football.
      • Mid-range QB2/okay streamer
  • Kenneth Walker (Missed Week 12 - oblique)
    • With another short week ahead for the Seahawks on Thursday Night Football against the Cowboys, Walker is up against it as far as his availability. If he doesn’t go, it’s Zach Charbonnet season yet again in a tough matchup.
      • High-end RB2 when healthy 
  • Zach Charbonnet (14-47; 4-4-11)
    • Charbonnet’s first foray into lead-back territory against a tough 49ers team went about as much any people expected, with volume and muted production. Charbonnet did see 88% of snaps in Week 12 and should see about the same in another tough matchup vs. the Cowboys, assuming that Kenneth Walker remains out with his oblique injury.
      • Mid-range RB2 with receiving upside stabilizing his fantasy value
  • DK Metcalf (9-3-32)
    • While Metcalf gets a ton of targets, he’s been largely inefficient with them, as he’s only caught 44-of-79 targets this season. We love Metcalf’s profile, but let’s call a spade a spade — Metcalf is a boom-or-bust option at this point in 2023.
      • Boom-or-bust high-end WR3 with some spike week potential
  • Tyler Lockett (5-3-30)
    • Lockett has also felt the crunch in Seattle as the offensive environment just isn’t what it’s been in years past. He’s been much more efficient than Metcalf and has been the best receiver so far in 2023 for the Seahawks. Still, that doesn’t mean too much when it’s only amounting to WR29 production through 11 games.
      • High-end WR3 with PPR upside
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba (3-2-41)
    • If this offense can’t get the ball efficiently to their studs who have been entrenched in this offense for the past half-decade, what can we do with JSN? For me, it’s to not start him unless I’m desperate. This offense is not clicking like it was in 2022 and Seattle is running a gauntlet of NFC powers with the 49ers last week, Dallas this week, the 49ers again, and then the Eagles in Week 15. Yikes.
      • High-end WR4/below-average flex option

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Mike EvansWR9670212157.1%94.9%91.7%30.0%7.824.3%13.41.890.8500.5793755
Chris GodwinWR734504119.3%89.7%83.3%23.3%6.420.0%
Trey PalmerWR541702813.2%69.2%68.3%16.7%3.418.5%5.60.630.3420.6072741
Deven ThompkinsWR     0.0%5.1%6.7%0.0%0.00.0%
David MooreWR100083.8%12.8%18.3%3.3%0.020.0%
Cade OttonTE4445094.2%89.7%100.0%13.3%11.311.4%
Ko KieftTE     0.0%2.6%13.3%0.0%0.00.0%
Payne DurhamTE1112094.2%20.5%20.0%3.3%12.012.5%9.01.500.0801.333812
Rachaad WhiteRB22100-6-2.8%82.1%86.7%6.7%5.06.3%-3.00.310.080-1.6673252
Chase EdmondsRB100020.9%10.3%11.7%3.3%0.025.0%

Week 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Baker Mayfield (20-of-30, 199 yds., 2/1; 3-14)
    • Everybody left him for dead in drafts, but Mayfield has been pretty solid for fantasy this season compared to expectation. Before Week 11, he had four straight top-12 weekly finishes and almost got there with a QB14 finish in Week 12. Baker is a streamer through and through who won’t kill your quarterback slot should you need to play him.
      • Mid-range QB2/solid streamer
  • Rachaad White (15-100; 2-2-10)
    • Got 87% of the snaps at running back for the Bucs in Week 12 despite hitting the injury report late in the week. White is far and away leading this backfield with no competition from Chase Edmonds. Safe floor with his uptick in receiving work too. Love the role despite the shakiness of the Bucs’ offense and now gets the Panthers? Sign me up.
      • Mid-range RB2 with some RB1 potential
  • Mike Evans (9-6-70-2)
    • Most of us (definitely me, I’ll admit it) discounted Mike Evans and said he couldn’t continue his 1000-yard run with Baker Mayfield at quarterback. Don’t look now, but he’s only 150 yards away and amazingly, could be seeing his best season as a pro. 
      • Low-end WR1/high-end WR2 each week
  • Chris Godwin (7-3-45)
    • With the scales tipping in Evans’ favor for most of the season, Godwin has taken a back seat. He only has one touchdown on the season and just two games with double-digit targets. He’s been disappointing, but a start in fantasy if you don’t have better options as your third WR or flex.
      • Low-end WR3/mid-range flex
  • Trey Palmer (5-4-17)
    • As the WR3 here in Tampa, Palmer plays the clear third-fiddle to Evans and Godwin. Much more volatile and unable to be relied upon to produce consistently, Palmer is a low-end scratch-off ticket in the flex.
      • Low-end WR4/low-end flex
  • Cade Otton (4-4-45)
    • Running a ton of routes each week, Otton is the clear third option with no other tight end competition in sight.
      • Safe, no-nonsense TE2 floor play

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Tennessee Titans

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
DeAndre HopkinsWR534906829.3%79.3%56.6%18.5%9.821.7%
Nick Westbrook-IkhineWR544104820.7%75.9%75.5%18.5%8.222.7%9.61.860.4230.8542240
Kyle PhilipsWR21-30135.6%31.0%22.6%7.4%-1.522.2%6.5-0.330.150-0.231912
Chris MooreWR434106628.4%75.9%66.0%14.8%10.318.2%16.51.860.4210.6212235
Colton DowellWR     0.0%0.0%7.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Chigoziem OkonkwoTE544503314.2%55.2%52.8%18.5%9.031.3%6.62.810.3771.3641628
Trevon WescoTE     0.0%20.7%64.2%0.0%0.00.0%
Josh WhyleTE11110114.7%24.1%37.7%3.7%11.014.3%11.01.570.0891.000720
Kevin RaderTE     0.0%3.4%9.4%0.0%0.00.0%
Derrick HenryRB2100-8-3.4%44.8%64.2%7.4%0.015.4%-
Tyjae SpearsRB311010.4%44.8%39.6%11.1%0.323.1%

Week 12 Tennessee Titans Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Will Levis (18-of-28, 185 yds., 0/0; 3-(-3))
    • Levis is tough to trust; Levis hits sporadically with the deep passing game, but everything else production-wise is very hollow. Leave him on waivers or free agency.
      • Weak QB2 streamer 
  • Derrick Henry (18-76-2; 2-1-0)
    • The Big Dog turned in a vintage performance with two touchdowns against an inferior opponent and he in turn sent Frank Reich into the shadow realm as the first head-coach firing of 2023. It doesn’t get much easier for Henry in terms of his schedule, but he’s probably locked into your starting lineup no matter what for the stretch run.
      • Low-end RB2 but still retains RB1 upside
  • Tyjae Spears (2-6; 3-1-1)
    • Elite contingency if something happens to Henry, but the role Spears currently has isn’t strong enough to maintain a standalone value for fantasy football.
      • Low-end RB3 with high-end RB2 contingent upside
  • DeAndre Hopkins (5-3-49)
    • The only passing game option worth a damn here, but Levis’ struggles carry over to all options and Hopkins’ production has taken big hits because of it. You probably have to start him, but he’s much more matchup-dependent than people want to admit. 
      • Mid-range WR3

Add ‘Em: N/A

Dump ‘Em: N/A


Washington Commanders

NamePosTargetsRec.Rec. YardsTDAir YardsAir Yards %Route %Snap %Target Share %Yards per TargetTPRRaDOTYPRRWOPRRACRPlayer RoutesPlayer Snaps
Terry McLaurinWR11450014942.3%91.8%84.6%25.0%4.524.4%
Jahan DotsonWR655205014.2%91.8%84.6%13.6%8.713.3%
Curtis SamuelWR12910009025.6%67.3%55.1%27.3%8.336.4%
Dyami BrownWR1000236.5%20.4%24.4%2.3%0.010.0%
Byron PringleWR22270277.7%12.2%21.8%4.5%13.533.3%13.54.500.1221.000617
Jamison CrowderWR     0.0%14.3%14.1%0.0%0.00.0%
Logan ThomasTE42150236.5%67.3%64.1%9.1%3.812.1%5.80.450.1820.6523350
John BatesTE     0.0%20.4%38.5%0.0%0.00.0%
Cole TurnerTE11290133.7%8.2%15.4%2.3%29.025.0%
Brian RobinsonRB32110-14-4.0%26.5%44.9%6.8%3.723.1%-4.70.850.074-0.7861335
Antonio GibsonRB43160-9-2.6%38.8%46.2%9.1%4.021.1%-2.30.840.118-1.7781936
Chris RodriguezRB     0.0%0.0%5.1%0.0%0.00.0%

The Commanders simply ran into a buzzsaw that was the Cowboys, as they’re on a heater of heaters. Dallas was hyper-efficient on Thanksgiving, as they only ran 50 plays and put up a ton of air yards against a porous Washington secondary. 

Week 12 Washington Commanders Fantasy Takeaways:

  • Sam Howell (28-of-44, 300 yds., 0/1; 2-13-1)
    • Howell still passes a ton, and while there will be some games where a team just has his number, only a few teams will give Howell the reins to throw and accumulate as the Commanders will. Add in another 44 pass attempts while tossing in a rushing touchdown.
      • Low-end QB1/high-end streamer
  • Brian Robinson (15-53; 3-2-11)
    • Gibson was back and the Commanders’ backs retained their usual roles. Robinson gets the carries, Gibson gets the receiving work, and Robinson also contributes with some receiving work. A negative game script skews the routes toward Gibson in trailing scripts.
      • Mid-range RB2 with Gibson back in the fold
  • Antonio Gibson (6-21; 4-3-16)
    • After nursing a toe injury, Gibson returned in Week 12 to slot into his familiar role of leading the Commanders in routes from the running back position.
      • Low-end RB3 with middling contingency value 
  • Terry McLaurin (11-4-50)
    • McLaurin still has a solid target-earning role with the Commanders and the most stable wide receiver role with the Commanders but suffers from the lack of upside that comes with having so many receivers and pass-catchers getting targets each week, even if Howell throws 44 times per game.
      • Low-end WR3 with a pretty high weekly floor
  • Jahan Dotson (6-5-52)
    • Dotson has been up and down all season but continues to run 85-95% of routes on a regular basis. He’s had four double-digit fantasy point outings in his last five games. He’s less risky to start but still, he’s risky.
      • Volatile low-end WR3
  • Logan Thomas (4-2-15)
    • Thomas should be in the mix most weeks for the target and reception lead amongst the pass-catchers. Still, the Commanders' targets are spread to many different receivers, so the target upside isn’t as high as it should be for an offense that passes more than most offenses in all situations.
      • Low-end TE1/high-end TE2

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