2020 Fantasy Football Week 12 Stock Up/Stock Down

by Bobby Shepherd
2020 Fantasy Football Week 12 Stock Up/Stock Down

The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 12 Stock Up/Stock Down is once again looking like a CDC report. The Ravens are in the middle of a growing outbreak that is putting the Thanksgiving main event in jeopardy. Beyond that, no other teams have any major COVID news yet.

This week brought us more great showdowns like Joe Flacco's second near win, this time against the Chargers.

Romeo Crennel won the Retirement Bowl as he and Belichick set a record for the oldest combined age of two head coaches ever on Sunday.

P.J. Walker and Taysom Hill both played well in the starter's absence. Both also reassured us of the fantasy relevance of their star receivers.

The NFC East race, which I'm sure we're all excited for, is neck and neck. I'm sure whichever QB gets to lead the playoff charge is looking forward to not shaking Tom Brady's hand on Wild Card Weekend.

And as always for the injury impact, you can click here.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 12 Stock Up/Stock Down

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Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans Saints

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It was a surprisingly dependable first performance from Taysom Hill. Many of us were surprised to see him start over Jameis Winston, but with the dominant defense in New Orleans, it makes sense. The safer yet still at times explosive offense will likely keep working well moving forward.

With the exception of two bad passes and his fumble on a big run, the Mormon Missile lived up to the hype. Obviously maintaining QB1 production may be difficult to maintain but there isn't really a tough matchup for him until they play the Chiefs in Week 15.

And with an impressive 10.1 yards per attempt (which was better than Patrick Mahomes had this week) there is certainly reason to get excited. We saw a revival for Michael Thomas as he and Emmanuel Sanders both were peppered with targets all day. It may have come at Alvin Kamara's expense, but we can expect a return to his normal pass-catching role as Hill acclimates to the position.

This was a great game for this offense and things are looking up for the Saints' inevitable transition away from Drew Brees.

Breshad Perriman, WR, New York Jets

I know, it's the Jets. "Bobby, why are you recommending guys from garbage teams?" Glad you asked. Over his last three games Perriman is averaging

  • 4.3 targets per game
  • 3 catches per game
  • 60.3 yards per game
  • 1 TD per game

His 12.1 standard points per game sandwich him right between D.K. Metcalf and A.J. Brown. His 13.6 half PPR points per game put him between D.J. Moore and DeAndre Hopkins. His average PPR score of 15.1 puts him two players behind Julio Jones and two players ahead of Allen Robinson.

If you're gearing up for a playoff run and you need a bit of depth, you can find it for basically free in Perriman.

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Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens

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It's safe to say Lamar Jackson is disappointing fantasy players this year. He hasn't come close to living up to his ADP, which likely would have been tough to do as we expected the world from him.

But even more disappointing is Marquise Brown. In a great matchup against the Titans, Brown went catch-less. Being shut down is tough to take, but watching somebody who went pretty high on draft boards get outplayed by Dez Bryant, Devin Duvernay, and fullback Patrick Ricard is a tough pill to swallow.

Brown is still a potential dynasty asset don't get me wrong. But he is 100% droppable in redraft. Still listed at 70% ownership on NFL and over 80% on yahoo, Brown is still being retained in what appears to be hopes he'll do better for the playoffs.

His Week 14, 15, and 16 matchups are Cleveland, Jacksonville, and the Giants, all of whom have given up fewer total points to wide receivers than the Titans.

It appears the high flying offense we saw last year has just lost its spark. Brown is the latest victim of it. And while it's hard to say what went wrong, it's looking like it's not changing much this year.

Duke Johnson, RB, Houston Texans

We had hoped for Johnson to have a bit more fantasy relevance with the injury to David Johnson. After averaging just six PPR points over his last two games it's become clear that won't be the case.

He has a fantastic matchup against Detroit next week in which he seems likely to explode. But beyond that, he seems likely to struggle against the tough defenses he's scheduled to face. In addition to the defenses improving, David Johnson will be eligible to return, although a specific timeline hasn't been established yet.

If you were looking to Duke Johnson for fantasy relevance, it may be time to keep looking.

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Miami Dolphins

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In a weird coaching decision, Tua got benched when the team fell behind to the Denver Broncos.

When asked about it Brian Flores commented that Tua wasn't injured and is still the starter. But Flores doesn't seem to believe Tua is the best option for winning now.

The whole situation is strange and the main takeaway is that the Dolphins have a much bigger question mark than we expected. It's unlikely you're starting Tua in most formats. But he might be drifting back toward the bench if the struggles continue.

The playoff-contending Dolphins need to figure out the depth chart before you should burn a bench spot on their players. he should bounce back eventually and will likely be a solid dynasty asset, just not going to add much value this year.

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