It’s Week 12 in the NFL and we’re getting so close to the playoffs. There are no teams on a bye this week, so you will have your full roster. For Joe Burrow, I wish nothing but a speedy and complete recovery. If you rostered Burrow, we have options for you for the remainder of the season. Here are some players you should look to add in Week 12.
QB Taysom Hill
In news that surprised most, Taysom Hill was named the starting quarterback for the Saints over Jameis Winston last week. It looks like that will be the decision for at least two more games with Drew Brees on IR. Hill threw for 233 yards and had 2 rushing touchdowns last week. If he can move the ball in the air and on the ground last week, he will have fantasy value…at only quarterback. Sorry, but ESPN will be removing the tight end tag from him going forward.
QB Jared Goff
Don’t look now, but Goff has over 300 passing yards in three straight games. What makes him a great option is his upcoming schedule which includes the Jets in the semi-finals and the Seahawks in the playoff championship.
QB Derek Carr
Carr has proven he can put some really good fantasy numbers and he’s done it twice against Kansas City, he’s a possible streaming option with upcoming games against the Falcons and the Jets.
QB Philip Rivers
Rivers has been much better lately with over 20 fantasy points in three of his last five games. He’s another possible streaming option if can keep these performances going.
TE Dalton Schultz
The cupboard is bare when it comes to tight ends, so when we see a good trend with anyone we’ll tell you. Even with a merry-go-round of quarterbacks Schultz has seen at least six targets in three straight games. This is the best the offense has looked since the injury to Dak Prescott, so if they can right this ship, Schultz can help.
RB James White
White’s has been fantasy relevant in the past as a pass-catching running back, but it was Rex Burkhead who was getting more opportunities this year. With Burkhead suffering a serious knee injury, White should get that opportunity more as Damien Harris isn’t involved in the passing game.
WR Tim Patrick
No matter the ups or downs of this Broncos offense, Patrick has been consistently reliable. He has put up double-digit PPR in all but one game since Week 3 and is a solid weekly WR2 option.
WR Michael Pittman
To say this has been a stellar rookie wide receivers class would be an understatement, it’s possible we could add another star to fold, the second-round pick for the Colts is looked good again for Indianapolis and had his first career NFL touchdown a beautiful catch and run. Indy has done better in the passing game as of late and that could mean good things for Pittman.
RB Wayne Gallman Jr.
I suggested Gallman last week, but if he went unclaimed because he was on a bye, now is the time to grab him. He’s leading the Giants in running back snaps since the injury to Devonta Freeman and has a touchdown in four straight games. He’s someone to consider in an RB2 role.
RB Gus Edwards
With both J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram testing positive for COVID-19, Edwards will be the lead back on Thanksgiving day against the Steelers. This has been a committee all season, but Edwards should see a big increase in carries on the heaviest running team in the NFL.
RB Justice Hill
Hill could see an increased role with no J.K. Dobbins or Mark Ingram, but with no teams on a bye this week, you might have better options, this is only if you’re desperate.
RB Frank Gore
The 94-year-old Gore is still going out there and doing his thing. He and LaMichael Perine found themselves in a committee this year, but with Perine leaving the game last week with an injury, Gore could see the bulk of the carries. This is another option only if you’re in much deeper leagues.
WR Damiere Byrd
Byrd had his breakout performance with 132 receiving yards and a touchdown. He does play in over 94% of the offensive snaps so there’s always an opportunity, he does have two other games with nine or more targets, but he’s still too inconsistent to take a chance on.