Week 12 of fantasy football is in the books and we're rapidly approaching the playoffs. For some, the playoffs actually start this week. For those in the postseason and for those making one last desperate push, this week is critical. To help you make the playoffs in your league, here's what we learned in Week 12 of fantasy football.
Jimmy Graham Is Out
Graham's season is done and it's a tough loss for his fantasy owners. He was off the board by the fourth round in most, if not all, leagues, so you likely spent a high pick on him. He wasn't as productive with the Seahawks this season, but he was a still a Top 10 tight end. You'll need to replace him and here are the best options.
Rob Gronkowski Could Miss Time
More bad news for TEs. While Gronk avoided major injury, he will likely miss at least a game or two. That's a tough break for fantasy owners, as Gronk had played great this season. Scott Chandler is a solid option for those that need a short-term replacement.
Time To Sign David Johnson
The rookie RB for the Cardinals could be the feature back this week. Chris Johnson fracture his tibia and with Andre Ellington banged up again, that leaves Johnson as the likely starter. He's scored a bunch this season, but hasn't received many carries amid fumbling issues. He could keep the starting job and swing many fantasy playoff games. Pick him up on the waiver wire.
Hello, Doug Baldwin And Russell Wilson
Baldwin had showed flashes in the past few games, but erupted for a massive game against the Steelers. He's worth signing, although he likely won't repeat those numbers. Wilson has struggled as a fantasy QB this season, but hopefully his great game is a signing of things to come.
That's Why You Throw It To Watkins
Since Sammy Watkins complained about his usage in the Bills' offense, he's been getting more targets and been more productive. He crushed the Chiefs' defense and will hopefully continue to play well. He's a WR2 most weeks going forward.
Run The Ball Miami
The Dolphins ran the ball nine times against 58 passes against the Jets, which killed Lamar Miller's fantasy day. It made for big games from Ryan Tannehill and Jarvis Landry, but the Dolphins need to find balance. Miller has played well when he gets carries and his fantasy owners hope that is the case during the playoffs. The firing of Miami's offensive coordinator could bode well for Miller.
Cowboys' Fantasy Stocks Took A Hit
Fantasy players on the Cowboys just saw their fantasy stocks take a hit when Tony Romo was injured again. RB Darren McFadden is still at least an RB2 and only drops slightly, but everyone else isn't as valuable. Dez Bryant is best left as a WR2 or matchup play going forward, while Jason Witten is outside the Top 10 TEs now. WR Terrance Williams isn't worth owning without Romo.
Eddie Lacy Might Be Back
Lacy still has fumbling issues, but he played very well against the Bears. It's two straight 100-yard games on the ground for Lacy, who had zero before the past two weeks. His return to form is a big boost for fantasy owners who stuck with him.Back to the Fantasy Football Newsfeed