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Targets and Touches

Week 12: NFC Targets & Touches

by Jesse Pantuosco
Updated On: November 28, 2019, 2:10 am ET

Fantasy football is, at its core, an exercise in risk analysis. Points are our currency and every article we digest, every podcast we engorge ourselves in, every box score we study is aimed at shining a light on safe, bankable volume we can rely on. That’s the purpose served by Targets and Touches, a thorough and exhaustively researched window into which players are making their respective teams tick. This is a weekly fixture here at Rotoworld, informed by data from Airyards.com, Pro Football Focus and Pro-Football-Reference. 

Before we open Pandora’s box, please note that stat lines are arranged with the most recent game first while “X” signifies a player’s absence. To make the info more accessible, I also cut out much of the clutter, removing players averaging fewer than one target or carry, anyone slated to miss significant time and other fluff (fullback and receiver carries, for instance) that doesn’t factor into our decision-making. Now that we’re in the meat of the season, each players’ stats will only include the past five games. Anything more would be overkill. Now let’s get to the good stuff.

Week 12: AFC Targets and Touches

Arizona Cardinals

Targets: Christian Kirk (9, 10, 5, 11, X), Kenyan Drake (7, 7, 4, X, X), Larry Fitzgerald (5, 8, 4, 4, 3), Pharoh Cooper (4, 5, 2, 0, 4), Andy Isabella (4, 3, 1, 0, 2), KeeSean Johnson (2, 4, 3, X, 2), Charles Clay (1, 1, 2, 3, 2), David Johnson (0, 1, X, X, 0), Trent Sherfield (0, 2, 0, 2, 1), Maxx Williams (0, 2, 2, 1, 1), Damiere Byrd (X, X, X, 5, 2), Chase Edmonds (X, X, X, 4, 4)

Air Yards: Christian Kirk (43, 199, 18, 122, X), Pharoh Cooper (34, 148, 5, 0, 8), Andy Isabella (28, 33, 22, 0, -4), Larry Fitzgerald (16, 54, 10, 16, 5), KeeSean Johnson (14, 59, 30, X, 21), Charles Clay (1, 11, -11, 68, 21), David Johnson (0, 7, X, X, 0), Trent Sherfield (0, 7, 0, 33, 4), Maxx Williams (0, 11, 24, 5, 4), Kenyan Drake (-16, -11, -13, X, X), Damiere Byrd (X, X, X, 55, 46), Chase Edmonds (X, X, X, -15, 0)

Receiving Yards: Christian Kirk (41, 138, 8, 79, X), Larry Fitzgerald (37, 71, 38, 8, 12), Pharoh Cooper (35, 29, 15, 0, 29), KeeSean Johnson (14, 0, 22, X, 6), Kenyan Drake (13, 6, 52, X, X), Andy Isabella (6, 78, 88, 0, 8), Charles Clay (0, 5, 6, 88, 12), David Johnson (0, 8, X, X, 0), Trent Sherfield (0, 0, 0, 0, 4), Maxx Williams (0, 15, 12, 9, 5), Damiere Byrd (X, X, X, 18, 4), Chase Edmonds (X, X, X, 5, 24)

Carries: Kenyan Drake (16, 10, 15, X, X), Kyler Murray (8, 3, 5, 2, 10), David Johnson (0, 5, X, X, 1), Chase Edmonds (X, X, X, 7, 27)

RZ Targets: Pharoh Cooper (2, 1, 0, 0, 0), Larry Fitzgerald (1, 1, 0, 1, 0), Andy Isabella (1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Christian Kirk (1, 1, 1, 0, X), Charles Clay (0, 0, 1, 0, 0), David Johnson (0, 1, X, X, 0), KeeSean Johnson (0, 1, 1, X, 0), Trent Sherfield (0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Maxx Williams (0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Chase Edmonds (X, X, X, 2, 0)

RZ Carries: Kyler Murray (2, 0, 1, 1, 1), Kenyan Drake (0, 1, 1, X, X), David Johnson (0, 2, X, X, 0), Chase Edmonds (X, X, X, 2, 4)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Kevin Peterson (3-103-0, 4-61-0, 1-11-0, 0-0-0, 0-0-0), Byron Murphy (4-40-1, 4-27-1, 3-21-1, 3-23-1, 4-32-0), Patrick Peterson (3-31-0, 5-80-0, 6-118-1, 5-47-1, 3-39-0), Tramaine Brock (X, X, 0-0-0, 3-21-0, 6-88-1)

Observations: The Cardinals return to face the Rams in Week 13, and when they do, all eyes will be on enigma running back David Johnson. Will Johnson be closer to full strength after having the bye to recharge? And if he’s healthy, will Johnson return to a feature role or will coach Kliff Kingsbury bury him in a frustrating committee with Kenyan Drake? Formerly a sure-thing RB1, Johnson’s 2019 has provided more questions than answers.

Atlanta Falcons

Targets: Calvin Ridley (14, 8, 5, 7, 6), Russell Gage (10, 4, 5, 9, 2), Christian Blake (9, 1, 2, 0, X), Julio Jones (9, 8, 9, 12, 9), Brian Hill (4, 3, 2, 0, 2), Justin Hardy (0, 4, 0, 4, 2), Devonta Freeman (X, X, 4, 8, 3), Austin Hooper (X, X, 5, 7, 5)

Air Yards: Calvin Ridley (189, 124, 80, 83, 49), Julio Jones (104, 116, 118, 145, 139), Christian Blake (77, -4, 15, 0, X), Russell Gage (76, 22, 20, 72, 31), Brian Hill (11, 1, 2, 0, 3), Justin Hardy (0, 17, 0, 30, 17), Devonta Freeman (X, X, 5, -1, 1), Austin Hooper (X, X, 19, 22, 37)

Receiving Yards: Calvin Ridley (85, 143, 28, 70, 30), Russell Gage (76, 32, 23, 58, 13), Julio Jones (68, 91, 79, 152, 93), Christian Blake (16, 3, 15, 0, X), Brian Hill (13, 8, 10, 0, 14), Justin Hardy (0, 14, 0, 23, 19), Devonta Freeman (X, X, 10, 63, 6), Austin Hooper (X, X, 17, 65, 46)

Carries: Brian Hill (9, 15, 20, 3, 5), Qadree Ollison (8, 4, 0, X, X), Matt Ryan (1, 2, 2, X, 1), Devonta Freeman (X, X, 10, 13, 7)

RZ Targets: Calvin Ridley (2, 1, 0, 0, 0), Russell Gage (1, 1, 1, 1, 0), Julio Jones (1, 2, 0, 1, 0), Justin Hardy (0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Brian Hill (0, 0, 1, 2, 0), Devonta Freeman (X, X, 1, 1, 0), Austin Hooper (X, X, 2, 2, 1)

RZ Carries: Qadree Ollison (5, 2, 0, X, X), Matt Ryan (1, 0, 1, X, 0), Brian Hill (0, 4, 4, 0, 0), Devonta Freeman (X, X, 2, 0, 0)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Kendall Sheffield (4-43-1, 3-26-0, 5-28-0, 4-66-0, 3-55-0), Desmond Trufant (1-33-0, 6-71-0, X, X, X), Isaiah Oliver (1-13-0, 4-44-0, 9-94-0, 1-15-0, 2-33-0), Blidi Wreh-Wilson (0-0-0, 0-0-0, 3-37-0, 3-51-0, 3-45-1)

Observations: Julio Jones’ touchdown drought deepened with another scoreless effort in Week 12. Worn down by injuries, the hobbled star is no lock to suit up Thanksgiving night against the Saints. Upgraded to full practice participation, we should see Devonta Freeman back in uniform this week, marking his return from a two-game injury hiatus. Though far from a game-changer, Freeman should at least be an upgrade on Brian Hill, who fared disastrously in the veteran’s absence (1.83 yards per carry). Coming off career-highs in both catches (eight) and receiving yards (76), sixth-round sophomore Russell Gage should be a DFS staple for anyone playing the Thanksgiving slate, particularly at his clearance-rack $5,400 price tag on FanDuel. The postseason won’t be coming to Atlanta this year but that doesn’t mean Calvin Ridley is ready to pack it in. Far from it—only Chris Godwin (231) has tallied more receiving yards (228) over the last two weeks.  

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Carolina Panthers

Targets: Christian McCaffrey (9, 14, 7, 3, 5), D.J. Moore (9, 15, 11, 10, 9), Greg Olsen (7, 5, 10, 5, 2), Curtis Samuel (4, 11, 8, 6, 11), Jarius Wright (1, 2, 2, 4, 4)

Air Yards: D.J. Moore (102, 156, 109, 137, 103), Greg Olsen (73, 42, 84, 59, 12), Curtis Samuel (42, 66, 112, 136, 189), Jarius Wright (4, 21, 32, 47, 18), Christian McCaffrey (-2, 30, -8, 6, 12)

Receiving Yards: D.J. Moore (126, 95, 120, 101, 38), Christian McCaffrey (69, 121, 33, 20, 38), Greg Olsen (44, 57, 98, 40, 13), Curtis Samuel (9, 25, 35, 64, 46), Jarius Wright (4, 19, 21, 0, 12)

Carries: Christian McCaffrey (22, 14, 0, 24, 14), Kyle Allen (1, 1, 3, 3, 0), Reggie Bonnafon (0, 0, 0, 3, 1)

RZ Targets: Christian McCaffrey (3, 1, 2, 1, 0), D.J. Moore (3, 2, 2, 1, 0), Greg Olsen (1, 1, 0, 0, 0), Curtis Samuel (0, 1, 1, 2, 0), Jarius Wright (0, 0, 1, 0, 0)

RZ Carries: Christian McCaffrey (8, 1, 5, 4, 0)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: James Bradberry (8-60-1, 5-78-0, X, 2-59-0, 2-17-0), Javien Elliott (4-25-0, 1-13-0, 3-15-0, 0-0-0, 0-0-0), Donte Jackson (1-11-0, 5-72-1, 2-43-0, 3-46-0, 2-20-0), Ross Cockrell (X, X, 2-56-0, 6-83-0, 1-2-0)

Observations: Though not the most prolific of his 2019 performances (it’s a long list to choose from), Christian McCaffrey was still plenty productive in Week 12, turning 31 touches into 133 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s loss to New Orleans. The newest and youngest member of Madden’s hallowed 99 Club, McCaffrey leads the sport in rushing yards (he’s already set a new career-high with 1,123) and is also pacing the running back position in catches with 68. D.J. Moore waved sayonara to his seven-game touchdown drought, scoring twice in the Big Easy. The league-leader in receiving yards since Week 9 (442), Moore is on pace for the most yards by a Panthers pass-catcher since Steve Smith went for 1,394 in 2011. After bottoming out with four interceptions in a loss to Atlanta, Kyle Allen sprung back to life in Week 12, plastering the Saints for 256 yards and three touchdowns on efficient 23-of-36 passing (63.9 percent).

Chicago Bears

Targets: Allen Robinson (10, 6, 9, 5, 7), Tarik Cohen (9, 6, 4, 5, 3), Anthony Miller (9, 11, 2, 1, 3), Ben Braunecker (4, 3, 1, 0, 0), Taylor Gabriel (3, 14, 6, 3, 6), David Montgomery (3, 3, 0, 4, 5), Javon Wims (2, 2, 0, 0, 0), Cordarrelle Patterson (0, 0, 0, 1, 2), Adam Shaheen (X, X, X, 1, 2)

Air Yards: Anthony Miller (99, 79, 8, 24, 50), Allen Robinson (96, 36, 100, 87, 69), Javon Wims (58, 21, 0, 0, 0), David Montgomery (55, 4, 0, 11, -3), Taylor Gabriel (48, 109, 92, 54, 91), Ben Braunecker (37, 34, 18, 0, 0), Cordarrelle Patterson (0, 0, 0, 4, -5), Tarik Cohen (-2, 42, -5, 19, 13), Adam Shaheen (X, X, X, 2, 5)

Receiving Yards: Allen Robinson (131, 15, 86, 6, 62), Anthony Miller (77, 54, 7, 0, 67), Tarik Cohen (29, 35, 23, 9, 37), Taylor Gabriel (19, 57, 39, 69, 53), Ben Braunecker (9, 8, 18, 0, 0), David Montgomery (9, 19, 0, 36, 12), Cordarrelle Patterson (0, 0, 0, 5, 1), Javon Wims (0, 11, 0, 0, 0), Adam Shaheen (X, X, X, 0, 0)

Carries: David Montgomery (13, 14, 17, 14, 27), Mitchell Trubisky (7, 1, 3, 2, 4), Tarik Cohen (6, 9, 3, 2, 4), Cordarrelle Patterson (0, 0, 0, 0, 1) 

RZ Targets: Anthony Miller (4, 0, 0, 0, 0), Allen Robinson (2, 0, 0, 0, 1), Tarik Cohen (1, 1, 1, 0, 0), Taylor Gabriel (0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Cordarrelle Patterson (0, 0, 0, 1, 2), Adam Shaheen (X, X, X, 0, 2)

RZ Carries: David Montgomery (2, 1, 0, 3, 5), Mitchell Trubisky (2, 0, 0, 1, 1), Tarik Cohen (0, 0, 0, 2, 3)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Prince Amukamara (4-61-0, 1-3-0, 5-61-0, 2-4-0, 2-15-0), Kyle Fuller (5-15-0, 2-44-0, 2-59-1, 6-64-1, 6-87-0), Buster Skrine (2-15-0, 2-50-0, 5-53-0, 3-25-0, 2-37-0)

Observations: The follow-up to Mitchell Trubisky’s breakout 2018 has mostly been a horror show, but Week 12 offered a rare reprieve for the former second overall pick, who dusted New York for a season-high 278 yards while also netting his first rushing touchdown of 2019 in a Bears victory. Trubisky frustrated with two interceptions and didn’t lead a scoring drive until the closing minutes of the first half, but Sunday still qualifies as a step in the right direction for Chicago’s embattled signal-caller. Allen Robinson, who has seesawed between dominant and abysmal this year, was at his best in Week 12, ripping the Giants’ hapless secondary for a season-high 131 yards with most of that production (four catches for 113 yards) coming in the second half. If anyone needed a bounce-back it was Robinson, who had been held under 20 yards in two of his previous three contests. Anthony Miller (season-high 77 yards against the Giants) has drawn 20 targets over his last two outings and should see even more run Thursday with Taylor Gabriel (concussion) a long shot for Chicago’s Turkey Day showdown with Detroit. 

Dallas Cowboys

Targets: Randall Cobb (7, 7, 8, 8, 3), Michael Gallup (6, 13, 10, 6, 4), Ezekiel Elliott (4, 3, 3, 0, 7), Blake Jarwin (4, 2, 4, 1, 1), Tony Pollard (4, 4, 0, 3, 0), Jason Witten (4, 7, 5, 9, 4), Amari Cooper (2, 8, 14, 7, 5), Tavon Austin (1, 1, 0, 0, 1)

Air Yards: Michael Gallup (68, 161, 165, 84, 24), Randall Cobb (44, 94, 114, 80, 30), Jason Witten (27, 39, 28, 37, 29), Amari Cooper (23, 120, 166, 135, 89), Blake Jarwin (21, 4, 27, 13, 1), Tavon Austin (18, 39, 0, 0, 37), Tony Pollard (-7, -5, 0, 8, 0), Ezekiel Elliott (-11, -8, 10, 0, -1)

Receiving Yards: Randall Cobb (86, 115, 106, 35, 29), Michael Gallup (55, 148, 76, 33, 34), Ezekiel Elliott (40, 28, 16, 0, 36), Blake Jarwin (17, 38, 35, 42, 1), Tony Pollard (9, 44, 0, 9, 0), Jason Witten (5, 33, 17, 58, 33), Tavon Austin (0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Amari Cooper (0, 38, 147, 80, 106)

Carries: Ezekiel Elliott (21, 16, 20, 23, 22), Tony Pollard (4, 2, 1, 3, 8), Dak Prescott (1, 6, 0, 3, 5)

RZ Targets: Tony Pollard (2, 1, 0, 2, 0), Blake Jarwin (1, 0, 0, 0, 1), Jason Witten (1, 0, 1, 0, 0), Randall Cobb (0, 2, 0, 1, 0), Amari Cooper (0, 1, 2, 0, 0), Ezekiel Elliott (0, 2, 1, 0, 1), Michael Gallup (0, 1, 0, 1, 1)

RZ Carries: Ezekiel Elliott (2, 3, 3, 2, 9), Dak Prescott (0, 1, 0, 1, 1)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Chidobe Awuzie (5-63-0, 1-8-0, 4-55-0, 5-41-1, 2-36-0), Jourdan Lewis (3-40-0, 1-11-0, 1-9-0, 4-70-0, 2-17-0), Byron Jones (2-30-1, 0-0-0, 2-21-0, 4-42-0, 0-0-0)

Observations: Combine New England weather with Bill Belichick’s defensive genius and Stephon Gilmore’s blanket coverage and you have all the makings of a nightmare fantasy week, which is exactly what Amari Cooper experienced in his first trip to Foxboro. Cooper saw just two targets, catching neither in a loss to the Patriots. New England did well to neutralize the league’s top passing unit (No. 1 in yards per game), though Randall Cobb still got his, submitting a team-high 86 yards in Sunday’s defeat. The former Kentucky Wildcat has gone ballistic this month, surging to 307 yards over his last three appearances. Only Michael Thomas (367) and D.J. Moore (341) have logged more yards during that span. Ezekiel Elliott heads into Thursday’s tilt with Buffalo needing just 81 yards to sew up his second-straight 1,000-yard rushing campaign and third in four years. 

Detroit Lions

Targets: Marvin Jones (11, 5, 6, 10, 5), Kenny Golladay (4, 5, 9, 7, 8), Danny Amendola (3, 5, 8, 5, 8), Marvin Hall (2, 1, 0, 1, 1), T.J. Hockenson (2, 2, 6, 7, 1), Ty Johnson (2, 1, 1, 3, 4), J.D. McKissic (2, 4, 7, 4, 3), Logan Thomas (2, 1, 2, 2, 1), Jesse James (1, 0, 1, 2, 0)

Air Yards: Marvin Jones (162, 53, 94, 154, 58), Marvin Hall (65, 37, 0, 9, 45), Kenny Golladay (26, 71, 119, 146, 188), Logan Thomas (19, 17, 8, 14, 9), Danny Amendola (17, 45, 43, 56, 58), T.J. Hockenson (10, 17, 49, 49, 13), Ty Johnson (10, -3, 1, 2, 46), Jesse James (3, 0, 1, 10, 0), J.D. McKissic (-11, -1, 1, 24, -3)

Receiving Yards: Kenny Golladay (61, 34, 57, 132, 123), Marvin Jones (46, 43, 77, 126, 22), Logan Thomas (24, 0, 19, 13, 17), Danny Amendola (21, 47, 29, 29, 95), Marvin Hall (21, 39, 0, 0, 49), J.D. McKissic (17, 40, 19, 40, 2), Ty Johnson (10, 0, 3, 7, 13), Jesse James (7, 0, 0, 3, 0), T.J. Hockenson (0, 6, 47, 56, 21)

Carries: Bo Scarbrough (18, 14, X, X, X), Jeff Driskel (9, 8, 5, X, X), Ty Johnson (4, 2, 5, 9, 7), J.D. McKissic (1, 3, 10, 4, 1), Matthew Stafford (X, X, X, 3, 2)

RZ Targets: Logan Thomas (2, 0, 1, 2, 0), Marvin Jones (1, 1, 0, 1, 1), Danny Amendola (0, 0, 1, 1, 0), Kenny Golladay (0, 0, 1, 2, 1), Jesse James (0, 0, 0, 1, 0), J.D. McKissic (0, 0, 0, 1, 0)

RZ Carries: Jeff Driskel (2, 2, 0, X, X), Ty Johnson (1, 0, 1, 1, 0), Bo Scarbrough (1, 2, X, X, X), J.D. McKissic (0, 0, 0, 2, 0), Matthew Stafford (X, X, X, 1, 0)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Darius Slay (3-42-0, 5-68-0, 1-33-0, 0-0-0, X), Justin Coleman (1-26-0, 4-95-1, 2-9-0, 6-60-1, 10-122-0), Rashaan Melvin (X, 9-90-0, 1-5-0, 5-72-0, 4-70-3)

Observations: The Lions dropped to 0-3 with Jeff Driskel under center, losing in embarrassing fashion to the 2-9 Redskins in Week 12. Driskel did plenty with his feet (nine carries for 63 yards) but was useless as a passer, committing three interceptions on ugly 20-of-33 passing (60.6 completion percentage). He was also dropped for a career-worst six sacks, which cost the Lions a combined 18 yards. With Driskel nursing a bum hamstring and Matthew Stafford’s season in jeopardy due to back fractures, undrafted Purdue product David Blough could be called on to make his starting debut in Thursday’s Thanksgiving stare-down with the Bears. Practice squad call-up Bo Scarbrough continued to lead Detroit’s post-Kerryon backfield, rumbling to 98 yards in the losing effort. Scarbrough had volume working in his favor (18 touches), but was non-existent in the passing game (he came up empty on his lone target) and also committed a crucial fumble. Detroit has been a catastrophe defensively under Matt Patricia (ironic considering the Lions hired him for his defensive prowess), letting up the third-most passing yards per game (275.5) and fourth-most yards overall (4,358).

Green Bay Packers

Targets: Davante Adams (12, 10, 11, X, X), Jamaal Williams (8, 1, 6, 3, 5), Geronimo Allison (4, 3, 2, 3, 5), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (3, 1, 2, 2, 3), Jimmy Graham (2, 4, 4, 5, 4), Allen Lazard (2, 6, 4, 5, 4), Aaron Jones (1, 0, 4, 8, 4), Jake Kumerow (1, 2, 2, 4, 2), Marcedes Lewis (0, 0, 0, 1, 0)

Air Yards: Davante Adams (96, 164, 111, X, X), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (63, 47, 51, 33, 55), Jimmy Graham (36, 46, 6, 36, 38), Allen Lazard (14, 90, 72, 12, 61), Geronimo Allison (11, -4, 4, 28, 38), Jake Kumerow (9, -3, 57, 71, 44), Aaron Jones (5, 0, -4, 29, 20), Marcedes Lewis (0, 0, 0, 11, 0), Jamaal Williams (-13, 0, -2, 11, 1)

Receiving Yards: Davante Adams (43, 118, 41, X, X), Jamaal Williams (35, 0, 39, 14, 26), Geronimo Allison (9, 6, 21, 7, 33), Jimmy Graham (7, 59, 17, 20, 65), Allen Lazard (7, 27, 44, 42, 42), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (7, 0, 0, 4, 133), Aaron Jones (0, 0, -1, 159, 33), Jake Kumerow (0, 23, 0, 48, 54), Marcedes Lewis (0, 0, 0, 11, 0)

Carries: Aaron Jones (13, 13, 8, 13, 12), Jamaal Williams (11, 13, 2, 7, 3), Aaron Rodgers (3, 1, 1, 6, 2)

RZ Targets: Davante Adams (2, 2, 0, X, X), Geronimo Allison (0, 0, 0, 1, 1), Jimmy Graham (0, 1, 0, 0, 2), Aaron Jones (0, 0, 0, 2, 2), Jake Kumerow (0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Allen Lazard (0, 2, 0, 1, 0), Jamaal Williams (0, 0, 0, 1, 1)

RZ Carries: Aaron Jones (2, 4, 0, 1, 0), Aaron Rodgers (1, 1, 0, 1, 1), Jamaal Williams (1, 4, 0, 1, 0)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Kevin King (4-106-1, 8-82-0, 0-0-0, 5-74-1, 3-51-0), Tramon Williams (1-42-1, 1-21-0, 3-19-0, 2-19-0, 0-0-0), Jaire Alexander (0-0-0, 5-58-0, 4-129-0, 4-35-0, 3-36-1)

Observations: Even with the bye to prepare them, the Packers didn’t measure up in San Francisco, playing JV to the Niners’ varsity in a Sunday night bloodbath. One of the more adept pass-catchers at his position, Aaron Jones has largely been ignored in that regard, seeing just one target on 30 routes run over his last two showings. Losers of two of their last three, the Packers would be wise to rectify that sooner rather than later. Davante Adams finally got on the board with his first touchdown of 2019, erasing a six-game scoreless drought, which had been his longest dry spell since 2015. Adams will have a chance to pad his stats with upcoming matchups against the rebuilding Giants and Redskins, who sport a combined 4-18 record this year (.182 winning percentage).

Los Angeles Rams

Targets: Cooper Kupp (10, 3, 4, 10, 8), Robert Woods (9, X, 11, 2, 7), Tyler Higbee (6, 0, 4, 1, 1), Brandin Cooks (4, X, X, 1, 7), Todd Gurley (3, 3, 4, 1, 1), Gerald Everett (2, 1, 12, 3, 10), Josh Reynolds (2, 6, 5, 8, 1)

Air Yards: Robert Woods (139, X, 113, -3, 53), Brandin Cooks (72, X, X, 17, 100), Cooper Kupp (65, 32, 21, 123, 50), Tyler Higbee (29, 0, 30, 6, 5), Gerald Everett (22, 20, 64, 19, 147), Josh Reynolds (19, 66, 67, 138, 5), Todd Gurley (-18, -10, -16, 3, 13)

Receiving Yards: Robert Woods (97, X, 95, 36, 80), Cooper Kupp (35, 53, 0, 220, 50), Brandin Cooks (32, X, X, 0, 59), Gerald Everett (23, 20, 68, 15, 50), Tyler Higbee (20, 0, 22, 8, 8), Josh Reynolds (8, 55, 49, 73, 0), Todd Gurley (-3, 36, 0, 0, 13)

Carries: Todd Gurley (6, 25, 12, 10, 18), Malcolm Brown (1, 5, 5, X, X), Jared Goff (1, 3, 1, 0, 3), Darrell Henderson (0, 0, 4, 11, 11)

RZ Targets: Cooper Kupp (2, 0, 1, 0, 2), Todd Gurley (1, 0, 0, 0, 1), Tyler Higbee (1, 0, 0, 1, 0), Brandin Cooks (0, X, X, 0, 1), Gerald Everett (0, 0, 0, 1, 2), Josh Reynolds (0, 0, 0, 1, 1), Robert Woods (0, X, 0, 0, 1)

RZ Carries: Todd Gurley (1, 3, 2, 5, 9), Malcolm Brown (0, 1, 0, X, X), Jared Goff (0, 2, 0, 0, 2)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Troy Hill (3-65-0, 3-30-0, 4-59-1, 3-45-0, 4-39-0), Nickell Robey-Coleman (1-13-0, 3-17-0, 2-31-0, 4-49-0, 2-23-0), Jalen Ramsey (2-12-0, 4-39-0, 3-44-0, 7-89-0, 4-69-0)

Observations: Week 12 saw the return of star wideouts Brandin Cooks (concussion) and Robert Woods (personal), though L.A. still couldn’t weather the category-five storm known as Lamar Jackson, who hijacked Monday’s proceedings with the latest in a season full of Herculean efforts. Jared Goff, who put pen to paper on a four-year, $134-million extension on the eve of the regular season, attempted 96 passes in the month of November. Not one of them went for a touchdown, though he did distribute five picks. That brought his season total to 12, the same number he had all of last year. Robert Woods has developed a safe floor with 80-plus yards in three of his last four outings, though his touchdown hunger-strike needs to end. Including last year’s playoffs, Woods has gone 13 games since his last end-zone march. 

Minnesota Vikings

Targets: Bisi Johnson (9, 4, 2, 2, 8), Dalvin Cook (6, 7, 7, 6, 2), Stefon Diggs (5, 6, 4, 7, 8), Kyle Rudolph (5, 5, 5, 3, 6), Irv Smith (3, 6, 6, 3, 6), Laquon Treadwell (1, 1, 5, 1, 0), Adam Thielen (X, X, 1, X, 2)

Air Yards: Bisi Johnson (110, 54, 15, 23, 90), Stefon Diggs (98, 67, 51, 75, 120), Kyle Rudolph (43, 38, 40, -3, 64), Irv Smith (17, 17, 33, 6, 61), Laquon Treadwell (8, 9, 82, 1, 0), Dalvin Cook (-15, -23, -4, -2, -12), Adam Thielen (X, X, 5, X, 32)

Receiving Yards: Stefon Diggs (121, 49, 4, 143, 143), Kyle Rudolph (67, 14, 23, 17, 58), Bisi Johnson (35, 25, 4, 27, 40), Dalvin Cook (31, 86, 45, 73, 7), Irv Smith (20, 34, 33, 21, 60), Laquon Treadwell (0, 10, 58, 1, 0), Adam Thielen (X, X, 0, X, 25)

Carries: Dalvin Cook (11, 26, 21, 23, 25), Alexander Mattison (3, 8, 3, 13, 7), Kirk Cousins (2, 1, 1, 2, 4)

RZ Targets: Dalvin Cook (1, 1, 0, 0, 0), Bisi Johnson (1, 1, 2, 0, 2), Irv Smith (1, 2, 2, 0, 1), Stefon Diggs (0, 1, 1, 0, 0), Kyle Rudolph (0, 2, 3, 1, 1)

RZ Carries: Dalvin Cook (3, 6, 4, 4, 6), Alexander Mattison (0, 4, 1, 6, 2)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Xavier Rhodes (4-110-0, 5-63-0, 4-35-0, 4-46-0, 2-5-2), Trae Waynes (3-73-0, X, 7-143-1, 2-16-0, 6-64-1), Mike Hughes (2-35-0, 11-154-1, 2-13-0, 1-5-0, 3-41-1), Mackensie Alexander (1-3-1, 4-80-1, 4-24-0, 1-15-0, 6-62-0)

Observations: If you felt a certain emptiness with Dalvin Cook missing from the Week 12 fantasy slate, you’re not alone in that sentiment. Already over 1,000 yards rushing for the year (he’s the first Viking to reach that threshold since Adrian Peterson in 2015), Cook has been a behemoth for Minnesota, though the bye may have come at an ideal time for the tired 24-year-old. He had been running on fumes before last week’s reset, slumping to just 3.34 yards per carry over three November appearances. We haven’t seen much of Adam Thielen lately, though his return to practice suggests his ailing hamstring is on the mend. He’s aiming to be in uniform Monday night, which would give the Vikings’ offense a needed boost against the scorching-hot Seahawks (winners of four straight).  

New Orleans Saints

Targets: Michael Thomas (11, 11, 14, 11, 11), Alvin Kamara (9, 10, 10, X, X), Jared Cook (8, 2, 10, X, X), Ted Ginn (5, 4, 3, 2, 5), Tre’Quan Smith (3, 1, 2, X, X), Josh Hill (1, 2, 0, 5, 3), Taysom Hill (1, 1, 1, 3, 2), Latavius Murray (0, 3, 2, 12, 6)

Air Yards: Ted Ginn (160, 43, 58, 41, 92), Jared Cook (107, 11, 89, X, X), Michael Thomas (80, 81, 112, 31, 122), Tre’Quan Smith (39, 17, 27, X, X), Latavius Murray (0, 3, -8, -3, 1), Alvin Kamara (-3, 17, 0, X, X), Taysom Hill (-4, 0, 2, 31, 2), Josh Hill (-5, 3, 0, 38, 13)

Receiving Yards: Michael Thomas (101, 114, 152, 112, 131), Jared Cook (99, 33, 74, X, X), Alvin Kamara (48, 47, 50, X, X), Ted Ginn (38, 14, 0, 42, 48), Tre’Quan Smith (13, 0, 13, X, X), Josh Hill (12, 8, 0, 39, 43), Taysom Hill (0, 2, 3, 63, 4), Latavius Murray (0, 5, 7, 55, 31)

Carries: Alvin Kamara (11, 13, 4, X, X), Latavius Murray (7, 10, 5, 21, 27), Taysom Hill (0, 1, 1, 0, 2)

RZ Targets: Jared Cook (3, 1, 0, X, X), Tre’Quan Smith (1, 0, 0, X, X), Michael Thomas (1, 3, 2, 2, 2), Ted Ginn (0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Josh Hill (0, 2, 0, 0, 1), Taysom Hill (0, 0, 1, 1, 1), Alvin Kamara (0, 2, 2, X, X), Latavius Murray (0, 1, 1, 2, 3)

RZ Carries: Alvin Kamara (1, 4, 0, X, X), Taysom Hill (0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Latavius Murray (0, 1, 1, 5, 8)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: P.J. Williams (4-110-2, 5-61-0, 3-36-0, X, X), Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (4-32-0, 2-68-0, 2-11-0, 3-11-0, 7-18-1), Eli Apple (1-9-0, 2-19-0, 6-99-1, 2-28-0, 5-41-1), Marshon Lattimore (X, X, 1-3-0, 1-9-0, 2-20-0)

Observations: Make that five straight 100-yard games for Michael Thomas, whose consistency at the wide receiver position remains unparalleled. The 26-year-old is getting pricey in the DFS realm—he’s the most expensive player on FanDuel’s Thanksgiving slate ($9,200)—but if anyone is worthy of that loot, it’s Thomas, who leads the league in yards (1,242), catches (104) and targets (124). Jared Cook has come alive, producing 46.6 PPR points—second to Mark Andrews among tight ends—over his last three outings. The former South Carolina Gamecock has also been a frequent end-zone visitor, setting up shop with touchdowns in four of his last five showings. Even without a touchdown, Alvin Kamara stands as PPR’s RB4 since Week 10, leading all running backs in target share (24 percent) over that span. 

New York Giants

Targets: Sterling Shepard (9, X, X, X, X), Darius Slayton (7, 14, 4, 5, 2), Golden Tate (7, 8, 6, 10, 11), Kaden Smith (6, 1, 0, X, X), Saquon Barkley (3, 5, 8, 10, 5), Cody Latimer (1, 1, 3, 3, 5), Wayne Gallman (0, 2, 1, 1, 0), Rhett Ellison (X, 3, 5, 2, 2), Evan Engram (X, X, 8, 7, 5)

Air Yards: Golden Tate (73, 70, 32, 65, 102), Darius Slayton (53, 142, 52, 95, 27), Sterling Shepard (51, X, X, X, X), Kaden Smith (13, 1, 0, X, X), Cody Latimer (7, 2, 41, 50, 23), Wayne Gallman (0, 7, 7, 4, 0), Saquon Barkley (-6, 14, -10, 39, -4), Rhett Ellison (X, 11, 17, 4, 25), Evan Engram (X, X, 48, 41, 40)

Receiving Yards: Darius Slayton (67, 121, 6, 50, 28), Golden Tate (33, 95, 42, 85, 80), Kaden Smith (17, 1, 0, X, X), Sterling Shepard (15, X, X, X, X), Cody Latimer (7, 0, 8, 28, 33), Saquon Barkley (1, 30, 67, 79, 8), Wayne Gallman (0, 3, 0, 20, 0), Rhett Ellison (X, 42, 17, -1, 33), Evan Engram (X, X, 48, 40, 6)

Carries: Saquon Barkley (17, 13, 14, 19, 18), Daniel Jones (2, 3, 6, 4, 4), Wayne Gallman (1, 1, 0, 0, 0), Elijhaa Penny (0, 0, 0, 1, 0)

RZ Targets: Kaden Smith (2, 0, 0, X, X), Sterling Shepard (1, X, X, X, X), Saquon Barkley (0, 0, 1, 3, 0), Wayne Gallman (0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Cody Latimer (0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Darius Slayton (0, 1, 1, 2, 0), Golden Tate (0, 1, 3, 1, 0), Rhett Ellison (X, 0, 1, 0, 0), Evan Engram (X, X, 2, 1, 0)

RZ Carries: Saquon Barkley (3, 0, 7, 3, 1), Daniel Jones (0, 0, 1, 0, 1)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Corey Ballentine (12-188-1, 3-39-0, 4-28-0, X, X), Janoris Jenkins (5-36-0, 2-19-0, 1-4-0, 1-5-0, 1-6-0), Deandre Baker (0-0-0, 2-51-0, 5-68-1, 4-101-2, 2-15-0)

Observations: Sunday was not the triumphant return Sterling Shepard had hoped for coming off a five-game absence (season-low 15 receiving yards), though Daniel Jones had no trouble locating him, feeding the fourth-year slot hound a team-high nine targets in a loss to the Bears. Even with Shepard commanding a 25-percent target share, diamond-in-the-rough Darius Slayton remained a fixture, corralling four passes for a team-high 67 yards in Week 12. We were hoping a healthier Saquon Barkley would emerge after the bye, but that wasn’t in the cards against Chicago (60 yards on 19 touches). The reigning Rookie of the Year has been a shell of his pre-injury self, laboring to 88 yards on 44 rushes in his last three games (2.0 yards per carry). Filling the void left by Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) at tight end, rookie Kaden Smith only left the field for one snap in his starting debut (59-of-60), drawing six targets and even making time for his first end-zone visit on Sunday. The slumping G-Men have dropped seven straight since Jones began his starting reign with back-to-back wins over the Buccaneers and Redskins. 

Philadelphia Eagles

Targets: Zach Ertz (14, 11, 11, 4, 5), Dallas Goedert (8, 6, 5, 5, 4), JJ Arcega-Whiteside (5, 1, 0, 0, 0), Miles Sanders (5, 4, 3, 3, 3), Mack Hollins (0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Nelson Agholor (X, 9, 8, 4, 4), Jordan Howard (X, X, 1, 2, 2), Alshon Jeffery (X, X, 8, 6, 5)

Air Yards: Zach Ertz (78, 77, 76, 46, 87), JJ Arcega-Whiteside (58, 29, 0, 0, 0), Dallas Goedert (24, 36, 18, 18, 35), Mack Hollins (0, 28, 0, 0, 4), Miles Sanders (-1, 24, -10, -11, 9), Nelson Agholor (X, 79, 106, 1, 86), Jordan Howard (X, X, 1, -4, -1), Alshon Jeffery (X, X, 103, 71, 90)

Receiving Yards: Zach Ertz (91, 94, 103, 20, 38), JJ Arcega-Whiteside (43, 29, 0, 0, 0), Dallas Goedert (32, 36, 39, 22, 69), Miles Sanders (23, 9, 31, 44, 11), Mack Hollins (0, 0, 0, 0, 0), Nelson Agholor (X, 40, 21, 7, 24), Jordan Howard (X, X, 1, 15, 6), Alshon Jeffery (X, X, 36, 64, 38)

Carries: Miles Sanders (12, 11, 10, 3, 6), Jay Ajayi (6, X, X, X, X), Carson Wentz (5, 3, 4, 8, 4), Boston Scott (0, 7, 0, 5, 7), Jordan Howard (X, X, 19, 23, 11)

RZ Targets: JJ Arcega-Whiteside (1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Zach Ertz (1, 0, 0, 0, 2), Miles Sanders (1, 1, 1, 0, 1), Dallas Goedert (0, 1, 1, 2, 0), Mack Hollins (0, 0, 0, 0, 1), Nelson Agholor (X, 1, 0, 0, 0), Alshon Jeffery (X, X, 0, 0, 1)

RZ Carries: Jay Ajayi (1, X, X, X, X), Miles Sanders (0, 2, 1, 1, 0), Boston Scott (0, 0, 0, 1, 0), Carson Wentz (0, 0, 0, 2, 0), Jordan Howard (X, X, 3, 3, 1)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Jalen Mills (5-101-1, 3-11-0, 0-0-0, 2-26-0, 6-74-0), Ronald Darby (1-31-0, 6-69-1, 2-11-0, 4-34-0, X), Rasul Douglas (0-0-0, 0-0-0, 1-13-0, 0-0-0, 4-77-0), Avonte Maddox (0-0-0, 6-74-0, 2-33-0, X, X)

Observations: The Eagles’ season is going up in flames and injuries are to blame. Outside of Zach Ertz, who supplied his usual heroics with a 12-91-1 receiving line against Seattle (which extended his streak of 90-yard games to three), Philadelphia looked lost offensively, committing five turnovers Sunday while missing two of their top receiving weapons in Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee). After spending last week as a spectator, Jay Ajayi finally debuted in Week 12, tallying 16 yards on six carries in his first game action of 2019. With Jordan Howard (when healthy) and Miles Sanders both ahead of him in the backfield pecking order, Ajayi remains trapped in waiver purgatory. Dallas Goedert expanded his portfolio with seven catches against the Seahawks, matching a career-high he set last year in just his second NFL game. Jordan Matthews’ third stint with the Eagles came and went. 

San Francisco 49ers

Targets: George Kittle (6, X, X, 8, 7), Tevin Coleman (4, 4, 4, 4, 2), Raheem Mostert (3, 3, 1, 0, 0), Kendrick Bourne (2, 6, 8, 1, 1), Deebo Samuel (2, 10, 11, 7, 3), Emmanuel Sanders (1, 5, 4, 9, 5), Ross Dwelley (0, 5, 7, 4, 0), Dante Pettis (0, 0, 3, 1, 3), Matt Breida (X, X, 2, 2, 1), Marquise Goodwin (X, 2, 3, X, X)

Air Yards: George Kittle (66, X, X, 54, 47), Kendrick Bourne (18, 55, 78, 7, 10), Deebo Samuel (18, 106, 95, 68, 3), Emmanuel Sanders (12, 40, 43, 101, 46), Raheem Mostert (8, 11, 3, 0, 0), Ross Dwelley (0, 29, 49, 15, 0), Dante Pettis (0, 0, 34, 21, 18), Tevin Coleman (-4, -8, 2, -5, -4), Matt Breida (X, X, -1, -2, -3), Marquise Goodwin (X, -7, 43, X, X)

Receiving Yards: George Kittle (129, X, X, 79, 86), Deebo Samuel (50, 134, 112, 40, 19), Kendrick Bourne (27, 31, 42, 7, 12), Raheem Mostert (22, 14, 7, 0, 0), Emmanuel Sanders (15, 33, 24, 112, 25), Tevin Coleman (10, 48, 32, 13, 13), Ross Dwelley (0, 14, 24, 29, 0), Dante Pettis (0, 0, 0, 21, 5), Matt Breida (X, X, 7, 14, 15), Marquise Goodwin (X, 5, 0, X, X)

Carries: Tevin Coleman (11, 12, 9, 12, 11), Raheem Mostert (6, 6, 6, 1, 9), Jimmy Garoppolo (2, 1, 2, 3, 0), Jeff Wilson (2, 0, X, 0, 2), Matt Breida (X, X, 10, 15, 11)

RZ Targets: Tevin Coleman (2, 1, 0, 0, 2), George Kittle (1, X, X, 2, 0), Kendrick Bourne (0, 1, 1, 1, 0), Ross Dwelley (0, 2, 0, 1, 0), Deebo Samuel (0, 1, 1, 2, 2), Emmanuel Sanders (0, 1, 0, 1, 1), Matt Breida (X, X, 0, 0, 1)

RZ Carries: Tevin Coleman (2, 3, 0, 3, 3), Jimmy Garoppolo (1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Raheem Mostert (1, 0, 0, 0, 1), Jeff Wilson (0, 0, X, 0, 2), Matt Breida (X, X, 1, 0, 2)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Emmanuel Moseley (3-20-0, 4-48-0, 7-57-0, 1-88-1, 1-10-0), K’Waun Williams (3-13-0, 2-10-0, 3-26-0, 4-31-0, 5-38-0), Richard Sherman (1-7-0, 2-12-0, 2-27-0, 1-3-0, 2-9-0), Ahkello Witherspoon (1-7-0, 0-0-0, X, X, X)

Observations: Football is a game of gladiators and George Kittle, who battled through a broken ankle in Week 12, is certainly worthy of that distinction. He went off on Green Bay, throttling the cheese-heads for a season-high 129 yards including a third-quarter jail break for his third touchdown of 2019. Deebo Samuel’s streak of 100-yard receiving games met its demise against the Packers, but he kept the ball rolling with another productive fantasy showing, salvaging his Week 12 with a 42-yard touchdown haul, which was only the second end-zone endeavor of his young career. Deebo’s target share (10 percent) took a definite hit with Kittle and Emmanuel Sanders back from injury, but the rookie has still shown enough to warrant weekly flex consideration. Tevin Coleman has emerged as the Niners’ clear backfield alpha, out-touching Raheem Mostert 28-15 over Matt Breida’s two-game absence. Richard Sherman finds himself in a familiar position, holding PFF’s top coverage mark out of 123 qualifiers at cornerback. The 49ers have allowed the league’s fewest passing yards per game (136.9) and Sherman’s resurgence has been a big reason why. 

Seattle Seahawks

Targets: DK Metcalf (6, 10, 9, 5, 9), Chris Carson (4, 4, 2, 1, 5), Jacob Hollister (4, 10, 6, 2, 6), Josh Gordon (2, 2, X, X, X), Tyler Lockett (2, 4, 18, 6, 7), David Moore (2, 1, 4, 4, 3), Malik Turner (2, 2, 0, 1, 1), Jaron Brown (X, X, 0, 0, 6)

Air Yards: DK Metcalf (107, 90, 98, 47, 108), Tyler Lockett (75, 36, 167, 57, 85), David Moore (60, -1, 28, 63, 67), Malik Turner (41, 14, 0, 22, 10), Josh Gordon (31, 21, X, X, X), Jacob Hollister (30, 32, 35, 13, 43), Chris Carson (6, -7, 4, -1, 11), Jaron Brown (X, X, 0, 0, 69)

Receiving Yards: Tyler Lockett (38, 26, 152, 100, 61), DK Metcalf (35, 70, 123, 13, 53), Malik Turner (33, 35, 0, 21, 24), Chris Carson (31, 12, 28, 0, 9), David Moore (31, 0, 18, 23, 14), Jacob Hollister (22, 62, 37, 18, 20), Josh Gordon (10, 27, X, X, X), Jaron Brown (X, X, 0, 0, 60)

Carries: Rashaad Penny (14, 2, 4, 8, 0), Chris Carson (8, 25, 16, 20, 21), Russell Wilson (3, 6, 1, 4, 3), C.J. Prosise (X, X, X, X, 1)

RZ Targets: Jacob Hollister (1, 3, 2, 0, 0), Tyler Lockett (0, 0, 5, 0, 3), DK Metcalf (0, 0, 1, 2, 2), David Moore (0, 0, 2, 0, 0), Jaron Brown (X, X, 0, 0, 1)

RZ Carries: Chris Carson (1, 4, 3, 5, 1), Rashaad Penny (1, 0, 0, 2, 0), Russell Wilson (0, 1, 0, 0, 1)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Tre Flowers (9-99-0, 5-91-0, 4-53-0, X, 2-14-0), Shaquill Griffin (3-19-0, 1-12-0, 8-125-0, 5-55-0, 2-60-0)

Observations: Trouble is brewing in the Seahawks’ backfield. Chris Carson continued his ongoing self-destruction by coughing up the ball yet again in Week 12 (he also botched a handoff from Russell Wilson, though that fumble was charged to Wilson), allowing Rashaad Penny to set career-highs in both carries (14) and rushing yards (129) in Sunday’s victory. Now with seven fumbles on his 2019 resume, Carson’s once-tight grip on the lead ball-carrier role in Seattle is loosening by the week. A fresh start in the Pacific Northwest hasn’t done much for Josh Gordon, who saw just two targets on 14 routes run against the Eagles. We all know DK Metcalf’s athleticism is otherworldly, but he’ll need to clean up the drops (three Sunday and six for the year) if he wants to take the next step. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Targets: Mike Evans (8, 8, 6, 16, 12), Chris Godwin (8, 6, 12, 9, 8), Ronald Jones (3, 4, 8, 2, 4), O.J. Howard (2, 1, 7, X, X), Peyton Barber (1, 2, 1, 0, 3), Cameron Brate (1, 14, 0, 0, 6), Scott Miller (1, 6, 3, 2, 0), Dare Ogunbowale (1, 4, 3, 1, 3), Breshad Perriman (1, 3, 4, 8, 4)

Air Yards: Chris Godwin (122, 77, 103, 57, 84), Mike Evans (87, 119, 123, 257, 182), Breshad Perriman (43, 59, 48, 49, 98), Ronald Jones (6, 2, 0, 8, 3), Dare Ogunbowale (6, 11, 13, 5, 7), Peyton Barber (5, 11, 0, 0, 8), O.J. Howard (4, 1, 62, X, X), Cameron Brate (2, 94, 0, 0, 42), Scott Miller (-1, 96, 60, 44, 25)

Receiving Yards: Chris Godwin (184, 47, 74, 61, 43), Mike Evans (50, 69, 82, 180, 198), Breshad Perriman (44, 20, 17, 42, 0), Ronald Jones (16, 1, 77, 15, 17), O.J. Howard (10, 0, 47, X, X), Scott Miller (8, 71, 33, 0, 0), Peyton Barber (0, 11, 4, 0, 8), Cameron Brate (0, 73, 0, 0, 32), Dare Ogunbowale (0, 10, 24, 12, 3)

Carries: Ronald Jones (12, 4, 11, 18, 11), Peyton Barber (11, 0, 11, 4, 10), Jameis Winston (8, 2, 3, 2, 8)

RZ Targets: Chris Godwin (2, 1, 2, 0, 1), O.J. Howard (1, 0, 3, X, X), Scott Miller (1, 0, 0, 0, 0), Peyton Barber (0, 1, 0, 0, 1), Mike Evans (0, 1, 0, 2, 3), Dare Ogunbowale (0, 0, 0, 0, 2), Breshad Perriman (0, 0, 0, 1, 0)

RZ Carries: Ronald Jones (3, 0, 1, 2, 0), Peyton Barber (0, 0, 2, 1, 3)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Carlton Davis (9-117-1, 2-11-0, X, X, 4-27-3), Sean Bunting (9-82-0, 6-54-1, 3-58-1, 2-7-1, 2-30-0), Jamel Dean (3-34-0, 0-0-0, 1--2-0, 9-155-3, 0-0-0), M.J. Stewart (X, X, 8-56-0, X, X)

Observations: With the fantasy playoffs in full view, Chris Godwin couldn’t have picked a better week to blow up. He set the Falcons ablaze with a career-best 184 yards, pushing him over 1,000 for the season. Godwin’s 71-yard touchdown gallop Sunday represented a career-long for the former Nittany Lion. Playing with the lead for once, Jameis Winston needed just 28 passes—his fewest since Week 5—to reach 300 yards passing, a mark he’s cleared in six straight appearances and eight of his last nine. The yards keep flowing, but unfortunately for Winston, so do the interceptions. He’s on pace for 29 picks, which would be the most since Brett Favre threw the same amount in 2005. For fantasy use, Ronald Jones still falls very much under the “touchdown or bust” umbrella. Luckily Jones has been a frequent end-zone inhabitant, finding his way there in three of his last four games. 

Washington Redskins

Targets: Terry McLaurin (12, 4, 6, 6, 2), Kelvin Harmon (6, 6, 2, 1, 0), Derrius Guice (2, 2, X, X, X), Paul Richardson (2, X, 5, 4, 1), Steven Sims Jr. (2, 4, 1, 0, 3), Jeremy Sprinkle (2, 3, 1, 2, 2), Adrian Peterson (1, 2, 1, 2, 0), Trey Quinn (1, 4, 3, 3, 3), Wendell Smallwood (1, 3, 3, 2, 1)

Air Yards: Terry McLaurin (210, 79, 34, 47, 4), Kelvin Harmon (125, 58, 22, 6, 0), Paul Richardson (25, X, 47, 60, 6), Steven Sims Jr. (21, 5, 10, 0, -8), Jeremy Sprinkle (6, 27, 4, 6, 11), Adrian Peterson (5, -2, -4, 1, 0), Trey Quinn (3, 14, 29, 19, 38), Derrius Guice (1, -1, X, X, X), Wendell Smallwood (-5, 16, 6, 4, -2)

Receiving Yards: Terry McLaurin (72, 69, 39, 39, 11), Kelvin Harmon (43, 53, 6, 12, 0), Adrian Peterson (22, 5, 22, 27, 0), Derrius Guice (6, 45, X, X, X), Paul Richardson (6, X, 42, 34, 0), Jeremy Sprinkle (4, 16, 16, 12, 13), Wendell Smallwood (3, 11, -2, 11, 18), Trey Quinn (0, 9, 9, 15, 30), Steven Sims Jr. (0, 6, 12, 0, 5)

Carries: Derrius Guice (10, 7, X, X, X), Adrian Peterson (10, 9, 18, 14, 20), Dwayne Haskins (3, 4, 3, 0, X), Wendell Smallwood (0, 0, 2, 2, 5)

RZ Targets: Terry McLaurin (1, 1, 0, 2, 0), Paul Richardson (1, X, 1, 0, 0), Steven Sims Jr. (1, 0, 0, 0, 1), Kelvin Harmon (0, 0, 1, 0, 0), Trey Quinn (0, 1, 0, 1, 0), Wendell Smallwood (0, 1, 0, 0, 0), Jeremy Sprinkle (0, 1, 0, 0, 0)

RZ Carries: Derrius Guice (1, 4, X, X, X), Dwayne Haskins (0, 1, 0, 0, X), Adrian Peterson (0, 1, 2, 1, 0), Wendell Smallwood (0, 0, 1, 1, 0)

CB Catches-Yards-Touchdowns Allowed: Quinton Dunbar (2-51-0, 0-0-0, 3-37-1, 2-10-0, 2-22-0), Fabian Moreau (5-47-0, 3-82-1, 2-28-0, 4-73-0, 0-0-0), Jimmy Moreland (4-30-0, 2-22-0, 0-0-0, 0-0-0, 2-17-0), Josh Norman (0-0-0, 2-26-2, 2-26-0, 2-61-0, X)

Observations: It wasn’t pretty, but Dwayne Haskins finally got his first win as an NFL starter, failing just a little bit less than his counterpart Jeff Driskel (three interceptions) in a victory over Detroit. Five of Haskins’ 13 completions Sunday went to fellow Buckeye Terry McLaurin, who maintains a slim lead over DK Metcalf for the most receiving yards among rookies with 638 (Metcalf trails him by eight yards). Washington’s backfield remained very much a timeshare in Week 12 with Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice seeing identical workloads (11 touches each). Josh Norman dressed for Sunday’s game but never saw the field against the Lions. The former Pro Bowler’s days as a starter, at least in Washington, appear to be over.  

Jesse Pantuosco
Jesse Pantuosco is a football and baseball writer for Rotoworld. He has won three Fantasy Sports Writers Association Awards. Follow him on Twitter @JessePantuosco.