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Browns activate star Myles Garrett from COVID list

Tue Dec 1 12:33pm ET
By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns defensive star Myles Garrett was activated from the COVID-19 list after missing two games, clearing the end and sack specialist to return this week against Tennessee.

Garrett tested positive for the virus on Nov. 20 after he was isolated from the team for two days while having symptoms.

The Browns (8-3) won both games without their best player - and one of the NFL's top defenders - but are relieved to have him back for their playoff push.

However, the Browns will be without safety Ronnie Harrison. He was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after tests showed he suffered a severe shoulder injury on Sunday against Jacksonville. Harrison will miss at least three games - and perhaps more.

Garrett's return comes as the Browns are preparing to face the Titans (8-3) and running back Derrick Henry, who leads the league with 1,257 yards. Henry had 178 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's win over Indianapolis.

Garrett was leading the league with 9 1/2 sacks before becoming ill. The 24-year-old has been playing better than at any point during his career and had stated numerous times that one of his goals this season was to be selected as the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year.

Player Notes
Derrick Henry Dec 1 1:00pm ET

The Cleveland Browns activated pass-rusher Myles Garrett from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday and placed Ronnie Harrison Jr. (shoulder) on Injured Reserve in a corresponding move. Harrison may have a chance to return later in the season or for a potential playoff run. Garrett missed the last two games after a positive COVID-19 test, but he'll return to being a must-start defensive lineman in IDP leagues against Tennessee. They'll need Garrett to try to slow down the NFL's rushing leader in running back Derrick Henry after the Titans just whooped up on the Colts in Week 12. While the return of Garrett makes Cleveland's D much better, they're better off faded for their Week 13 meeting with Tennessee.

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Carson Wentz Dec 1 11:10am ET

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has seen a huge drop-off in production this year compared to his last three seasons. Wentz had a 98.3 passer rating from 2017-19 and has a 73.4 passer rating in 2020. Since 1950, he's the sixth quarterback, and only one under the age of 30, to have a passer rating more than 24 points below his combined rating over the previous three seasons. Four of the five QBs on that list retired immediately following that season. Wentz went 25-15 from 2017-19 with 81 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, and he's 3-7-1 this year with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He was sacked a career-high 37 times in 2019, but he's already been sacked 46 times in 2020 with five games to go. It doesn't help that he doesn't have many weapons around him in the passing game. Things won't get any easier in Week 13 against the Packers. Continue to treat Wentz as a turnover-prone QB2 in superflex leagues.

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Jake Elliott Dec 1 12:30am ET

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott got two chances to kick on Monday Night Football in Week 12, making a 42-yard field goal but missing an extra point. Elliott hadn't missed an extra point until after the first Eagles touchdown in this game. Despite his consistency, he hasn't been much of a fantasy kicker mostly due to his lack of opportunities. The Eagles aren't scoring many touchdowns and they are leading the league in two-point conversion attempts. Elliott should remain a decent NFL kicker, but won't be a recommended fantasy option in most weeks.

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Philadelphia Eagles Dec 1 12:30am ET

The Philadelphia Eagles Defense didn't do much in a Week 12 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. They allowed 23 points, recording two sacks and no turnovers. In standard scoring, that's good for just two fantasy points. While the Eagles defense was the only reason the team was even remotely in the game as the offense struggled mightily yet again, they didn't do too much to help their fantasy managers. They'll have another tough matchup against the Green Bay Packers in Week 13.

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Jason Myers Dec 1 12:20am ET

Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers wasn't the top option of the week, but he finished quite well in the team's Week 12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. He went 3-for-3 on his field goals and he nailed both of his extra points. This is the type of game that you've been looking for out of Myers. His team's red-zone efficiency was lacking in this game, and he was rewarded appropriately. Myers should be a solid starting kicker in fantasy over the next couple weeks with matchups against the Giants in Week 13 and the winless Jets in Week 14. If you currently roster him, you might not have a better option available to you on the waiver wire.

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Travis Fulgham Dec 1 12:20am ET

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Travis Fulgham doubled his production from the past two weeks in Week 12. That wasn't a good thing though, as Fulgham had gone two straight games with one catch for eight yards. In Week 12, he made two catches for 16 yards. Progress! He was only targeted twice, as almost all Eagles pass catchers struggled to separate from the objectively bad Seahawks Defense. Fulgham came on strong seemingly out of nowhere this season, but quickly reminded everyone why he was in the nowhere he came from. He hasn't put up more than two fantasy points since Week 8.

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Seattle Seahawks Dec 1 12:20am ET

The Seattle Seahawks Defense hasn't been the best group this season, but they've been playing well of late, especially in the team's Week 12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. They harassed the Eagles offense all night long and they had a great stat line going until they gave up a late score to allow 16 total points. They finished the game with six sacks and they were also able to come away with an interception on the night. They'll see the New York Giants and the New York Jets in consecutive weeks in Weeks 13 and 14. If you tend to stream defenses, they might be the move for you in the next two weeks in deeper leagues.

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Alshon Jeffery Dec 1 12:20am ET

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery made his first two catches of the year on Monday Night Football in Week 12. Jeffery made the two catches, gaining 15 yards on four total targets. Like all of the other Eagles, Jeffery had a hard time getting open despite playing against a historically bad Seahawks Defense. A former WR1, Jeffery has shown nothing to make anyone believe he's even close to the fantasy radar at this point in his career.

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Jalen Reagor Dec 1 12:20am ET

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor was second on the team in targets on Monday Night Football with seven. He only made three catches, gaining 11 total yards. Even though he's known for his speed and the Seahawks are known for their terrible defense, Reagor was unable to get open or gain any separation in another ugly game for the Eagles offense. Reagor still has plenty of long-term upside, but he's looking like he won't be much of a difference maker in his rookie year.

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Greg Ward Dec 1 12:20am ET

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward made just one catch in Week 12, gaining three yards. Ward was targeted three times, but his only grab came on a screen pass that was quickly blown up by the Seahawks suddenly decent defense. Ward has been used for short passes and quick screens and hasn't run too many significant routes lately, making him a very low-upside fantasy player regardless of matchup or format.

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Tyler Lockett Dec 1 12:10am ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett was unable to get much going in the team's Week 12 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. He caught three of his four targets for 23 yards on the night. Lockett was one of the most consistent players earlier in the season, but that has begun to fade as the team's ceiling has lowered in the last month. Over the next few weeks, you'll be hoping for bounce-back performances in very solid matchups against the Giants and Jets in Weeks 13 and 14, respectively. The matchups bode well for that happening and he should be due for some big outings down the stretch for his fantasy managers.

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Boston Scott Dec 1 12:10am ET

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott ran the ball twice for seven yards and caught the ball five times for 40 yards through the air. The Eagles were unable to do anything on the ground (and barely anything on offense in general), but Scott soundly outplayed starter Miles Sanders (six runs for 15 yards, two catches for seven). Scott ended up tied for third on the team with his six passing game targets. If Sanders gets going, Scott probably sees the field a bit less, but Scott has shown plenty of times that he's able to hold his own on an NFL field. He's an extremely valuable backup and worth a bench spot on most fantasy rosters.

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Dallas Goedert Dec 1 12:10am ET

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert led the Eagles in all receiving categories on Monday Night Football. He caught seven passes, gaining 75 yards and scoring a touchdown. He was targeted 10 times, three more than any other Eagles player. Goedert's score came on a three-yard pass near the end of the first half. He was clearly quarterback Carson Wentz's favorite target and looked like the only Eagles pass catcher who was able to get any separation at all against a bad Seahawks secondary. Goedert will continue to be a TE1 even when Zach Ertz (ankle) returns to the lineup.

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Richard Rodgers Dec 1 12:10am ET

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers accidentally caught a touchdown at the end of Week 12's Monday Night Football contest against the Seattle Seahawks. Quarterback Carson Wentz threw a deep Hail Mary into the end zone with less than a minute to go in the game. It ricocheted off a receiver's hands and landed in Rodgers' hands in the end zone for a 33-yard touchdown. Rodgers has maintained some semblance of fantasy value, scoring touchdowns in each of the past two weeks, but with Zach Ertz (ankle) expected back next week, Rodgers will fall back to third on the tight end depth chart.

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Russell Wilson Dec 1 12:00am ET

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a good matchup in Week 12, but he didn't do a ton with it against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. He completed 22 of 31 passes for 230 yards and a score. He also had five carries for 13 yards. The Seahawks focused a ton on balance in this game, as they had 33 dropbacks compared to 29 runs. After the torrid pace he was on to start the season, Wilson has cooled off tremendously over the last month. Heading into the fantasy playoffs, he has a great matchup against the winless Jets in Week 14. If you have Wilson on your roster, you're not benching him. He gets a great matchup against the Giants in Week 13.

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Chris Carson Dec 1 12:00am ET

After missing several weeks with an injury, Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson played well in his Week 12 return against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. He finished with eight carries for 41 yards and a touchdown while catching both targets for 18 yards. The team showed a renewed commitment to the ground game, and it should be expected that his role will grow moving forward as he gets back to full health. The team gets a Week 13 matchup with the Giants heading into the fantasy playoffs, which should be beneficial if you roster Carson. With injuries and COVID-19 going around the league, Carson is the type of player to give you a safe floor of production in a strong Seattle offense.

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Carson Wentz Dec 1 12:00am ET

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz led his team to another loss on Monday Night Football. Wentz attempted 45 passes, completing 25 of them for 215 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He ran the ball five times, leading the team with 42 rushing yards. Wentz was even worse than his line showed, as his second touchdown came on a deflected last-minute Hail Mary play that somehow landed in the hands of Richard Rodgers in the end zone. Wentz held onto the ball way too long again and simply did not see some of his receivers get open. He took six sacks, adding to his league-leading total. Wentz looked frustrated throughout the game, echoing the way Eagles fans around the country are feeling about him.

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D.K. Metcalf Dec 1 12:00am ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf continued his strong 2020 season by annihilating Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay in Week 12 on Monday night. He caught 10 of his 13 targets for 177 yards, and one of those three incompletions was a drop that should have been a touchdown. Metcalf has emerged as the favorite target for quarterback Russell Wilsonand he's a safe start every week with a ton of upside thanks to his big-play ability. With a soft schedule ahead, you're slotting Metcalf into your lineups with a lot of confidence as you head into your playoff matchups. Metcalf should be unstoppable once again in Week 13 against the Giants.

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Jalen Hurts Dec 1 12:00am ET

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts took his first snap of his NFL career without starting quarterback Carson Wentz also on the field. Hurts completed a six-yard pass for his only offensive statistic of the game. Hurts was reportedly taking first-team snaps during the week, leading some to believe the Eagles may be at least considering a switch. With the offensive line unable to block anyone and the receivers unable to get open, there aren't really too many quarterbacks who would succeed with this current Eagles roster.

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Miles Sanders Dec 1 12:00am ET

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders was unable to get anything going in Week 12, running the ball just six times for 15 yards and adding two catches for seven more yards. Sanders had an ugly drop as well, but more concerning was the fact that he was soundly outplayed by Boston Scott (5-40 in the passing game). It was another ugly game for the Eagles offense as a whole, but Sanders had at least been able to escape with decent performances despite the ugliness around him. Not this time. He'll get the Packers Defense next week and is almost sure to improve on this performance, perhaps even in just the first quarter.

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