Welcome to the fantasy recap. Week 12 saw some amazing games and some amazing performances. With the fantasy playoffs coming up soon for many, this article is going to adapt slightly to feature less description and highlight a few more players, as well as adding some (hopefully) more useful sections. As it’s been Thanksgiving weekend I want to extend my thanks to everyone and anyone who has read my articles over this season so far and all supporters of the Full10Yards group. Now let’s look at who was a proud turkey, and who got stuffed.
NB: Scores based on PPR leagues
QB: Josh Allen (BUF) – 24cmp/253yds/2td/1int + 10rsh/78yds/1td/1fum = 30pts
Allen seems to have shaken off his injury and is back being elite again. Just in time for the playoffs.
Other star QBs: J.Hurts, J.Herbert (29pts); K.Murray (26pts).
RB: Josh Jacobs (LV) – 33rsh/229yds/2td + 6rec/74yds = 48pts
Jacobs was the top scorer on the week and scored the winning TD in overtime. An incredible week.
Other star RBs: M.Sanders (31pts); A.Ekeler (25pts); B.Robinson (21pts).
WR: Chris Godwin (TB) – 12rec/110yds/1td = 29pts
The Bucs can be hard to judge at times but this week it was Godwin’s turn to be the primary option and he delivered.
Other star WRs: J.Jefferson (29pts); A.StBrown (28pts); T.Higgins (24pts).
TE: Dalton Schultz (DAL) – 4rec/31yds/2tds = 19pts
I’m giving tight ends their own section now and Dalton Schultz gets the first nod here despite it being a quite week for the elite players in the positon.
Other Star TE’s: T.Kelce (16pts); T.Hockenson, H.Henry (15pts); D.Njoku (14pts).
Mike White (NYJ) – 22cmp/315yds/3td/0int + 3rsh/2yds = 25pts
A Jets QB just threw for 300+ yards and 0int. Let that sink in.
Other surprise QBs: T.Lawrence (23pts), S.Darnold (16pts).
JaMycal Hasty (JAX) – 12rsh/28yds + 5rec/67yds/1td = 21pts
Hasty ended up as the RB5 on the week after Travis Etienne missed most of the game through injury.
Other surprise RBs: A.Dillon (18pts), T.Johsnon, A.Abdullah (15pts); B.Snell (14pts), T.Homer (13pts), Z.Knight (12pts).
Zay Jones (JAX) – 11rec/145yds/0td/1tpt = 29pts
Another Jag after their epic win against the Ravens. Zay Jones was WR4 on the week and caught the game winning 2pt conversion.
Other surprise WRs: G.Wilson (26pts); I.McKenzie (22pts); D.Carter (20pts), N.Agholor (19pts).
Josh Oliver (BAL) – 4rec/76yds/1td = 18pts
Mark Andrews played in this game and wasn’t injured so I can’t explain this one.
Other surprise TEs: J.Woods (17pts); J.Akins (14pts), J.Bates (11pts).
Russel Wilson (DEN) – 19cmp/142yds/1td + 2rsh/8yds/1fumlost = 7pt
It’s really not worked out well for Russ in Denver has it? Against the Panthers, this was a new low.
Other disappointing QB’s: M.Ryan (9pts). Other low scorers were somewhat expected.
Damien Pierce (HOU) – 5rsh/8yds + 3rec/8yds = 5pts
A down week for Pierce as Ogunbawale took a td away. I see this as only a blip.
Other disappointing RB’s: Kareem Hunt (3pts); Cam Akers (4pts); Jerrick McKinnon (6pts).
Curtis Samuel (WAS) – 0rec/0yds + 4rsh/13yds = 1pt
Not even a target in a good matchup. I’m not quite sure what the Commanders were thinking but they still won.
Other disappointing WR’s: Alec Pierce (0pts); Tyler Boyd, Allen Lazard (4pts); Drake London, Mike Evans (5pts).
Tyler Higbee (LAR) – 0rec/0yds = 0pts
Not even a target and he wasn’t injured. Perkins just didn’t use him.
Other disappointing TE’s: M.Gesicki, J.Johnson, C.Otton (0pts); E.Engram (1pt); L.Thomas (2pts).
I’ve added a new section to note who left games with injuries which may have affected their fantasy score and you will have to keep an eye on over the coming week or weeks.
Travis Etienne, Damien Harris, Alvin Kamara, Michael Carter, Elijah Mitchell, Christian McCaffrey, Najee Harris.
Tyreek Hill, Jacoby Myers. (Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson were ruled out long term before their games begun).
Waiver Wire Pickups:
I realise I made an error last week as I said ARI and CAR were on bye. That’s this week; everyone plays on Thanksgiving week so apologies for that. The format is changing this week to just list the options that may be available.
BYE Weeks: ARI, CAR
Trevor Lawrence – JAX @DET
DeShaun Watson – CLE @HOU
Kenny Pickett – PIT @ATL
Geno Smith – SEA @LAR
Kyren Williams – LAR vsSEA
Gus Edwards – BAL vsDEN
Rachaad White – TB vsNO
Zonovan Knight – NYJ @MIN
JaMycal Hasty – JAX @DET
Zay Jones – JAX @DET
Van Jefferson – LAR vsSEA
Nico Collins – HOU vsCLE
Donovan Peoples-Jones – CLE @HOU
Darius Slayton – NYG vsWAS
Foster Moreau – LV vsLAC
Tyler Conklin – NYJ @MIN
Juwan Johnson – NO @TB
Evan Engram – JAX @DET