We’re almost out of the woods in terms of bye weeks, but this one probably hurts the most. Week 12’s bye causes us to lose two premier super powered offenses and these guys are probably on the teams who have the better records in your league, take advantage.
WR-Watkins, Hill, Conley/Woods, Cooks, Reynolds
Due to our scheduled releases, this will be completed before the Monday night games as well as before I’ve had time to digest every game in depth. So with that being said, stay tuned to my tweets for more gems later on in the week and Follow THE Fantasy Vigilante HERE!
ESPN Own %: 22.7
Yahoo Own%: 20
Let’s be real, the TE landscape has been a little hard to stomach this year. Even still, you have to play the position in your lineups, so why not go out and get one to help with the loss of Kelce or Graham (he wont be worth much with an injury to his hand). Uzomah gets an opponent in Cleveland that has allowed 12.2 yards per catch and about a touchdown over the last month. With Uzomah right at about 11 per catch, that makes this a matchup he should succeed in.
ESPN Own %: 6.6
Yahoo Own%: 7
Again, in need of a TE? Chris should suffice as he’s been a little bit of a go to for the Jets with all their receiving options banged up. New England has allowed 65 yards and about a TD over the last month and whomever the QB is, they should be able to get him the ball where he can contribute as such. If he gets a 3 reception, 65 yard day, that’s serviceable enough to be a placeholder or replacement.
ESPN Own %: 24.1
Yahoo Own%: 14
He’s a twitter darling when it comes to potential and just waiting to breakout. Well, I’m not saying he’s going to breakout, but Jakeem Grant has gone to IR and another good potential guy, Leonte Caroo has replaced him. This should open up some extra looks for Parker at the very least. Keep a eye out for Caroo as well, a lot of my colleagues speak highly of him and he could just steal the chance.
ESPN Own %: 0.2
Yahoo Own%: 0
I told you lot about him last week and I will again. Inman has very, very quietly become Lucks #2 target overall. Since he’s joined the team he’s had fringe WR3 games in every outing and he’s catching 86% of those targets he’s getting. The opportunity share is there, the efficiency is there and he’s got a great QB firing the ball towards him, please roster him.
ESPN Own %: 13.3
Yahoo Own%: 26
One of this articles’ darlings, Tre’Quan is an awesome dynasty asset, but even more importantly he is another under-owned weapon. Yes, he’s very boom-bust but he’s worth it and he showed it Sunday. The Saints get a juicy matchup against Atlanta who has been playing a little better, but not enough to where Brees wont have a field day against their secondary. However, keep an eye out for the injury report on him especially with a short week following a big game.
ESPN Own %: 33
Yahoo Own%: 32
It doesn’t matter if you’re the Kerryon Johnson shareholder or not, Theo Riddick should have a sizeable opportunity against the Bears. The reason is that if Kerryon misses, Theo will get a bigger workload. Not only that, he has been running the slot since Tate’s departure and he had 6/60 (12 ppr pts) against the Bears with Kerryon playing.
ESPN Own %: 41.7
Yahoo Own%: 52
Still relatively open for ESPN players, Tyrell gets a great matchup against the Cards where Patrick Peterson will have his hands full with Keenan Allen. Arizona isn’t currently shutting much down at the moment, so this should be a fine play.
ESPN Own %: 27.9
Yahoo Own%: 32
He’s getting more time on the field and producing with limited touches. His next game is against the Giants who have literally not been stopping anyone in the last 4 weeks (3 rushers over 100 yds). Do yourself a favor and pick him up.
ESPN Own %: 6
Yahoo Own%: 7
After mulling this one over (that was for you Matt), I decided to present you with, what should be a decent streamer this week. Mullens is still going to be the starter this week against Tampa who can’t really stop anybody. It’s a good spot to maximize his chances at hitting his ceiling. At least for this week, you can fill the “void” left by Mr. Dink and Dunk himself, Alex Smith.
ESPN Own %: 22.4
Yahoo Own%: 19
As anyone in their right mind would tell you, Lamar is a great pickup this week. If he continues to start, OAK is a good team to do it against. Oakland is is disarray right now and is one of those teams who aren’t really doing anything great. Keep an eye on the injury report and have a contingency plan in place in case BAL names Flacco the starter. Hopefully this is the game where Lamar took his spot and the rest is history.
As always, I beg of you, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for add/drop transactions. Someone always drops valuable players during the waivers. Bye weeks are actively wrecking some teams that have multiple players on the same bye, valuable players will become available in the coming weeks. You set yourself up in the draft, you win through waivers! Go get your #waiverxmas on and come home with a #Top2TypeVictory!