We are getting down to the nitty gritty of the fantasy season. Every week matters whether you’re trying to lock up your playoff spot or just trying to ruin someone else's dream of fantasy glory… It's the home stretch! Here are 5 players you should target heading into Week 12.
Tyrod Taylor - HOU - 5% - 15.5ppg
If you’re looking for a bye week replacement, Tyrod Taylor might be your best bet. In his first game back coming off injury he led the Texans to a major upset over the red hot Titans. Taylor didn’t do much through the air, however, he scored two rushing touchdowns, a major bonus for standard scoring leagues. With a plus matchup against the Jets, Taylor is a great streaming option.
Ty Johnson - NYJ - 18.8% - 6.6ppg
Generally a reliable PPR RB, Johnson looks to have a major uptick in workload following the injury to Michael Carter. The only other option the Jets have is Tevin Coleman, who has been consistently out-snapped by Johnson all year. Johnson is a must add this week going into a matchup against a generous Texans defense.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling - GB - 3.2% - 6.9ppg
Targeted 10 times and clearly one guy that Aaron Rodgers wants to push the ball down field to, Valdes-Scantling is a great pick up this late in the season. Valdes-Scantling's ceiling is unfortunately capped by the health of Allen Lazard, who missed last week's game with a shoulder injury. Should Lazard be available again, consider Valdes-Scantling a WR3/Flex option.
Cedrick Wilson - DAL - 1.7% - 6.6ppg
With Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb out for Thursday’s matchup, Cedrick Wilson has a big opportunity opposite Michael Gallup. Despite the last two weeks, this offense is high-powered and Wilson should put up solid numbers on Thanksgiving day.
Austin Hooper - CLE - 21.1% - 4.5ppg
The Browns will travel to Baltimore this weekend for a Sunday Night matchup against the Ravens. With tight ends like Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz on byes, Hooper could be a great fill in. Over his last two games Hooper has had 12 targets, 8 receptions, 78 yards and one touchdown. I’m not promising you’ll get anything amazing out of him, but if you need a replacement or a streamer, Hooper is as good as it’ll get.
Guidelines for Recommendations:
- I only recommend players with less than 35% ownership average in all my leagues. I do this because the leagues I am in have a great balance of competition and fun, so the ownership should be on par with what your leagues look like.
- For pass catchers I put stock in TARGETS.
- Scoring is based on 0.5 PPR.