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NFL Today, Week 12

Sun Nov 29 9:06pm ET
By The Associated Press


Monday, Nov. 30

Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN - Russell Wilson looks to remain unbeaten against the Eagles (3-6-1), who have lost six in a row to the Seahawks, including five to Wilson. Philadelphia would remain in first place in the NFC East with a win despite a losing record. With Sunday's loss by the Rams (7-4), the Seahawks (7-3) can move into first in the NFC West. Struggling Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz faced more questions about his starting job this week but has an opportunity to face the NFL's worst pass defense. The Seahawks are allowing 343.7 yards per game.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8 p.m. EST, NBC - The Ravens (6-4) will be short-handed when they head to Pittsburgh to face the unbeaten Steelers (10-0). The game was moved first to Sunday afternoon by the NFL from Thanksgiving night and then to Tuesday night and the Ravens will be without several players and staff members due to COVID-19. The Steelers are off to the best start in franchise history at 10-0.

Player Notes
Alvin Kamara Nov 29 9:10pm ET

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara had 11 carries for 54 yards and one reception for -2 yards in the blowout win over the Broncos. It was a quiet day at the office by Kamara's standards and this was due to Latavius Murray stealing the show this week. Nevertheless, the RB is a focal point of this offense and his weekly role will always be large. In nine of 11 games, Kamara has rushed for at least 40 yards and has had double-digit carries in eight of 11 games. He's an RB1 going forward.

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Matt Breida Nov 29 9:10pm ET

Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida was the starter for the Week 12 matchup versus the New York Jets. The backfield is banged up, but Breida failed to capitalize on the extra snaps. He rushed eight times for 36 yards and hauled in two receptions for 17 yards through the air. DeAndre Washington looked much better on the ground, so he'd likely get a majority of the reps, assuming the Dolphins don't get healthy by next week. Breida can continue to be ignored in fantasy formats.

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Latavius Murray Nov 29 9:10pm ET

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray had his best game of the season in Week 12, taking 19 carries for 124 yards and two scores along with getting one reception for two yards on one target. Murray has been a factor in the Saints' offense all season, as he has had double-digit carries and at least 47 rushing yards in seven of 11 games. Though he will always be behind Alvin Kamara on the depth chart, Murray's role and production at least put him in the RB3/flex tier weekly going forward.

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A.J. Green Nov 29 9:00pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was able to haul in his first touchdown of the year last week versus Washington, but his production against the Giants on Sunday was the drastic opposite. Green figured to see his numbers take a downturn in wake of the injury to Joe Burrow (knee), which has paved the way for Brandon Allen to take over at QB, but the seven-time Pro Bowler went without a catch on three targets versus New York in Week 12. Green's performances in 2020 have fluctuated wildly even when Burrow was available, with his DFS price having cratered ahead of Sunday's contest. At this stage, Green is no longer a season-long commodity even in the deepest of season-long formats due to the lack of consistency under center.

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Taysom Hill Nov 29 9:00pm ET

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill finished Week 12 by going 9-for-16 for 78 yards and a pick along with 10 carries for 44 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Hill once again had two rushing touchdowns, and his value this week relied more on that. The QB is certainly a dual-threat and while it's likely Hill won't have huge numbers in the passing game each week, his rushing abilities keep things balanced. As a result, the QB should remain in the streaming conversation each week.

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Tua Tagovailoa Nov 29 9:00pm ET

The Miami Dolphins turned to veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to help them beat the Jets on Sunday due to the thumb injury sustained by Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) earlier in the week. After Fitzpatrick was removed from the starting gig earlier this year, and in light of his strong performance Sunday, head coach Brian Flores was asked whether he had reconsidered who would be the team's starting signal caller down the stretch; his answer was that when healthy, Tagovailoa undisputedly would be under center. There is a chance that Tagovailoa is able to be cleared in time ahead of a Week 13 matchup against Cincinnati, although how effective he is remains to be seen. Fitzpatrick and Tagovailoa represent DFS contrarian plays rather than season-long assets, although fantasy managers will want to check back throughout the week to see how the practice reps are divided.

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DeAndre Washington Nov 29 9:00pm ET

Miami Dolphins running back DeAndre Washington was given the lead back role for the Week 12 matchup against the New York Jets. This was the first time that Washington was active since being traded. He rushed 13 times for 49 yards and hauled in two receptions for 11 yards in the victory. The Dolphins backfield is banged up, so Washington might carry some streaming appeal, assuming the team doesn't get healthy by next week.

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Jamison Crowder Nov 29 8:50pm ET

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder has been in a slump over the last few weeks. He started off red-hot, but can't seem to produce anymore. He finished with three receptions on five targets for 31 yards in the loss to the Miami Dolphins. The return of Sam Darnold didn't make much of an impact on Crowder's performance. Crowder has pushed himself into possible bench territory versus the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 13.

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Janoris Jenkins Nov 29 8:50pm ET

New Orleans Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins (knee) left Sunday's contest versus Denver shortly before halftime due to a knee injury before eventually being marked questionable to return. He never did make it back to the field, but it appears that he has avoided a serious knee injury, with Nick Underhill of reporting that Jenkins will be "fine." Jenkins logged one pass defended before his departure, with the Saints Defense finishing with a dominant performance in their Week 12 win, primarily due to its matchup against a practice squad wide receiver masquerading at quarterback. With Jenkins likely in the mix down the stretch, fantasy managers can continue to rely on a New Orleans defensive unit that entered Sunday having allowed the third-lowest yards per game average in the NFL.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Nov 29 8:50pm ET

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had little difficulty dealing with the New York Jets Defense in Week 12. He completed 24 of 39 passing attempts for 257 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) is expected to miss multiple weeks, so Fitzpatrick could be the starter going forward. The Dolphins offense has looked solid when Fitzpatrick is under center. He'll be an interesting streaming option versus the Cincinnati Bengals next week, assuming he starts.

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Denzel Mims Nov 29 8:40pm ET

New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims has been one of the few bright spots for this winless team. He has recorded five straight games with 40 receiving yards or more, but sadly the Jets continue to lose. He hauled in four of his eight targets for 67 yards in the loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. The second-round rookie has looked good over the last few weeks, but doesn't hold great fantasy value. He'll be a low-end WR3 versus the Las Vegas Raiders next week.

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Giovani Bernard Nov 29 8:40pm ET

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard was held in check by the Giants on Sunday, rushing for 32 yards on just eight carries. Even with third-string quarterback Brandon Allen making the start, Bernard received just ten touches (having added two receptions) as Cincinnati struggled to produce on offense. With Joe Mixon (foot) on injured reserve and potentially done for the season, Bernard should be in line to lead the backfield moving forward despite his finicky production. No other Bengals running back saw multiple carries in the contest, indicating Bernard's unimpeded access to RB1 duties for the team. While he remains a cog in the passing game, he has now received single-digit carries in each of his last three contests and will be a tough season-long asset when facing a Dolphins Defense in Week 13 that has broken out as an above-average unit.

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Frank Gore Nov 29 8:30pm ET

New York Jets running back Frank Gore had the backfield all to himself during the Week 12 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. The veteran back rushed 18 times for 74 yards in the loss. He also hauled in three receptions for 12 yards through the air. The 74 yards were a season high for Gore, but fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited. It's unlikely that Gore carries anything more than a low-end flex option for the rest of the season.

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Rob Gronkowski Nov 29 8:30pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski hauled in six of seven targets for a season-high 106 yards against the Chiefs. He looked like vintage Gronkowski out there, as he and Tom Brady connected on a few big plays down the field, including a 48-yard, catch-and-run play. There probably won't be many weeks where the veteran tight end leads his team in receiving yards, particularly with all the threats at wide receiver. However, it's safe to say that Gronkowski has solidified himself as a TE1 with the fantasy playoffs approaching. A Week 13 bye is up next, followed by a matchup with a struggling Vikings' pass defense.

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Breshad Perriman Nov 29 8:30pm ET

New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman was expected to see a decreased role, but that not was not the case in this one. He hauled in four of his eight targets for 79 yards in the Week 12 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He tied with Denzel Mims with a team-high eight targets, so clearly the Jets want to get him involved. Sadly, Perriman has not been able to make much happen with his chances. He'll be a low-end WR3 in PPR formats for the Week 13 matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders.

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San Francisco 49ers Nov 29 8:20pm ET

The 49ers Defense had one of their strongest efforts of the year so far in Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams. They forced a total of four turnovers in the game. Rams quarterback Jared Goff threw two interceptions, including one that was returned for a defensive touchdown by Javon Kinlaw. Goff was sacked twice in the game and lost a fumble. The 49ers also recovered a fumble by Rams running back Malcolm Brown. The Rams only managed 182 passing yards in the game and put up just 20 points on the scoreboard. It was an all-around great effort by the 49ers Defense. They'll look to stay hot in a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 13.

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Chris Godwin Nov 29 8:20pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin caught a team-high eight of nine targets for 97 receiving yards in a loss to the Chiefs. Aside from a big, 44-yard catch, Godwin continued to operate as Tom Brady's safety blanket over the middle of the field. Godwin's shorter routes out of the slot seem suited to Brady's game at this point, as the star wideout has been peppered with 19 targets over the last two contests. He has the highest floor of any Buccaneers' receiver and should continue to be a safe WR2 every week. Godwin could have upside for even more in a Week 14 matchup against the Vikings' leaky secondary after the bye.

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Sam Darnold Nov 29 8:20pm ET

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold continued his cold streak versus the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. He completed 16 of 27 passing attempts for 197 yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss. It was the fourth straight game that Darnold has finished without a touchdown pass. To be fair, he was playing against one of the best defenses in the league and the Jets offensive line is banged up. There honestly is no reason to own Darnold in basically any fantasy formats going forward.

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Antonio Brown Nov 29 8:20pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown had a quiet game in a Week 12 loss against Kansas City. Brown caught two of three targets for 11 receiving yards, as he took a backseat to fellow wideouts, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. The former All-Pro receiver was involved in the game plan up to this point, which makes this effort a bit puzzling. Still, it's best to consider this a blip on the radar, considering he had seen at least five targets in each game before this one. Brown gets an excellent matchup after his team's Week 13 bye against a bad Minnesota defensive backfield.

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Darren Waller Nov 29 8:20pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller had a disappointing day as did the rest of the team, catching just four passes on seven targets for 27 yards. His seven targets was second-most on the team, but it did not amount to a performance that fantasy owners would like to see out of one of the top tight ends in football. With that being said, he has at least five targets in nine of 11 games this season and is still a must-start tight end despite this poor performance. He takes on a Jets Defense next week that allowed a touchdown to Miami's Mike Gesicki in Week 12.

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