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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #226 • Nov. 29th, 2020


News And Notes From Around The League

Howdy Folks,

Sunday was something (again) and we've got more to go. Let's hit some of the News and Notes.

J


1. NYG - QB Daniel Jones scheduled for MRI

Source: NFL.com - Michael Baca

Updating a previous report, New York Giants QB Daniel Jones (hamstring) did not return to the Week 12 game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to his third-quarter hamstring injury. After the game, head coach Joe Judge said the trainers cleared Jones to return, and Jones would have an MRI on Monday, Nov. 30. 'We'll take a look and see what it is,' Judge said. The coach added he is optimistic Jones will be ready in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Jones could be available for use in 2QB/Superflex leagues, although the Seahawks defense has been improving as of late.

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2. CAR - WR D.J. Moore helped off field

Source: Panthers.com - Bill Voth

Carolina Panthers WR D.J. Moore (leg) was helped off the field after suffering an apparent right leg injury during the Week 12 game.

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Moore was wide open for an easy score earlier in the game but Teddy Bridgewater missed him. He was also reaching for a pass for Bridgewater in the end zone when the injury happened. The Panthers are on by this week so we might not get details on Moore's injury for a while.

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3. ARI - RB Kenyan Drake finds the end zone twice

Source: ESPN

Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake rushed 22 times for 78 yards with a pair of touchdowns in Week 12 against the New England Patriots and he added three receptions for 15 yards on four targets.

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Drake could have had three scores, but he was stopped short of the goal line on the last play of the first half in what proved to be the difference in the game. He'll face a stout Rams defense next week but has worked his way back into our circle of trust.

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4. NYG - RB Wayne Gallman scores in fifth straight

Source: ESPN

New York Giants RB Wayne Gallman posted 24 runs for a game-high 94 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added three receptions for minus-3 yards.

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Gallman scored in the fifth straight game and posted his highest single-game rushing total of his career. He'll be a solid RB2 against the Seahawks next week.

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5. PIT - RB Benny Snell to be main RB

Source: Steelers.com - Missi Matthews

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Benny Snell will serve as the main running back for the Steelers in Week 12 with RB James Conner (illness) sidelined, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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Anthony McFarland will get some touches, but Jaylen Samuels is out for Tuesday, so Snell is set up for a big workload.

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6. NE - Disastrous day for QB Cam Newton

Source: ESPN

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton completed 9-of-18 passes for 84 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 12 against the Arizona Cardinals and he added nine rushes for 46 yards.

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The Patriots pass offense was dormant in this one, but an interception and a Donte Moncrief kick return set up the team with short fields on both touchdown drives. Newton isn't a reliable play as he heads into a matchup with the Chargers while the Patriots playoff hopes are on life support.

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7. LVR - RB Josh Jacobs ineffective in loss

Source: ESPN

Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs rushed seven times for 27 yards in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons and he posted three receptions for 17 yards on his three targets.

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Jacobs also lost a fumble in the complete offense and team-wide failure in Atlanta. He's still a good play against the Jets next week, but the Raiders offense is proving to be unreliable.

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8. LAC - Justin Herbert throws for 316 yards

Source: NFL.com

Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert went 31-for-52 for 316 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Buffalo Bills in Week 12.

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Herbert wasn't sharp at all, but he still scratched out a decent fantasy game. He favored Austin Ekeler and wasn't clicking downfield like he had been while Ekeler was out. He'll face the suddenly effective Patriots defense next week.

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9. LVR - TE Darren Waller quiet in road loss

Source: ESPN

Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller registered four receptions for 23 yards on seven targets in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Waller came up small in a terrible no good day for the Raiders offense. He has helped a lot of teams to winning records in fantasy leagues, so he's still in our good graces heading into a great matchup with the Jets next week.

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10. NYG - Seven snags for WR Sterling Shepard

Source: ESPN

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard was good for a game-high seven receptions for 64 yards on eight targets in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Colt McCoy zeroed in on Shepard after he entered the game, so consider him the #1 target if McCoy gets the start against Seattle next week.

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11. NYJ - QB Sam Darnold struggles in Week 12

Source: NFL.com

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold went 16-for-27 for 197 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions against the Miami Dolphins in Week 12.

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Darnold's first game with his top three receivers was uninspiring. He'll face the reeling Raiders next week.

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12. BUF - Seven receptions for WR Stefon Diggs

Source: NFL.com

Buffalo Bills WR Stefon Diggs caught seven passes for 39 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 12. He was targeted nine times during the game.

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Diggs also drew a long pass interference to set up a touchdown that won't show up in his stats. He'll face Richard Sherman and the 49ers next week.

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13. MIN - WR Chad Beebe scores game-winning TD

Source: ESPN

Minnesota Vikings WR Chad Beebe ended up with seven receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers and he was targeted seven times.

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Beebe made the most of his opportunity and delivered when he was needed most.

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14. NYJ - RB Frank Gore finishes with 74 yards

Source: NFL.com

New York Jets RB Frank Gore rushed for 74 yards on 18 carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 12.

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Gore continues to show that he can still hang on an NFL field, but the Jets offense isn't scoring and rendering him a desperation play even as the clear starter.

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15. BUF - Gabriel Davis leads team in receiving

Source: NFL.com

Buffalo Bills WR Gabriel Davis caught three passes for 79 yards and one touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 12. He was targeted four times during the game.

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Davis's touchdown catch came on a pass from Cole Beasley. With John Brown on injured reserve, the rookie will be a what the heck flex from here on out.

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16. MIN - QB Kirk Cousins tosses three more TDs

Source: ESPN

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 34-of-45 passes for 307 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers and he ran for 19 yards.

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Cousins with a fantastic stat line even without Adam Thielen.

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17. NE - RB James White runs for pair of scores

Source: ESPN

New England Patriots RB James White was good for five carries, 18 yards and two touchdowns in Week 12 against the Arizona Cardinals while adding one reception for minus-1 yard on his only target.

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The Patriots remembered that White is efficient on goal to go plays, but they forgot him in the passing game. He's just a what the heck flex against the Chargers next week.

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18. ATL - QB Matt Ryan tosses pair of touchdowns

Source: ESPN

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 22-of-39 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Week 12 against the Las Vegas Raiders and he ran for five yards.

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Ryan was adequate for fantasy leagues but his ceiling is much lower without Julio Jones. Even if Jones is back next week it will tough to trust Ryan against the Saints defense that just shut him down in Week 11 unless Jones gets in a full practice and is back out there for Week 13.

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19. LVR - QB Derek Carr struggles in blowout loss

Source: ESPN

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 22-of-34 passes for 215 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons and he had no rushing yards. Eventually he was replaced by QB Nathan Peterman in the blowout loss.

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Carr was ineffective against a pass defense that Taysom Hill had success against last week. He has an even easier matchup next week against the Jets, but is only 2QB/Superflex material.

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20. JAX - David Caldwell out as GM in Jacksonville

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

The Jacksonville Jaguars fired general manager David Caldwell on Sunday, Nov. 29, according to sources.

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This was a long time coming, but Caldwell is the sole or primary culprit in the Jaguars failures of the last few years. They'll be in the market for a new GM along with Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit.

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21. NYG - TE Evan Engram hits triple digits in win

Source: ESPN

New York Giants TE Evan Engram registered six receptions for a career-high 129 yards on nine targets in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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The Giants finally consistently gave Engram downfield targets and he came through with big plays. Colt McCoy barely looked Engram's way after Daniel Jones went out, but there's hope that Jones will be able to play against Seattle next week.

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22. CIN - Tee Higgins finishes with 44 yards, score

Source: ESPN

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tee Higgins ended up with five catches for 44 yards and a touchdown on his five targets in Week 12 against the New York Giants.

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Higgins late touchdown salvaged a decent fantasy day, keeping him in WR3/Flex consideration against the Dolphins next week.

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23. MIA - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throws two touchdowns

Source: NFL.com

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went 24-for-39 for 257 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 12.

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Fitzpatrick was efficient enough against the poor Jets defense and he brought Devante Parker's fantasy value back to life. He could start next week against the Bengals and would slot in as a high floor streamer or QB2/Superflex.

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24. MIA - WR DeVante Parker surpasses 100-yard mark

Source: NFL.com

Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker caught eight passes for 119 yards against the New York Jets in Week 12. He was targeted 14 times during the game.

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Parker was outstanding with Ryan Fitzpatrick back in the lineup. He'll be a must play against the Bengals next week if Fitzpatrick is the starter.

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25. CIN - QB Brandon Allen lackluster in start

Source: ESPN

Cincinnati Bengals QB Brandon Allen completed 17-of-29 passes for 136 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Week 12 against the New York Giants in a start for the injured QB Joe Burrow (knee).

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Allen had one good drive late to give the Bengals a chance to win, but was otherwise lackluster and no better than Ryan Finley would have been. The Bengals offense is going to be a fantasy wasteland with the Dolphins up next.

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26. MIA - RB DeAndre Washington leads team in rushing

Source: NFL.com

Miami Dolphins RB DeAndre Washington rushed for 49 yards on 13 carries against the New York Jets in Week 12. He also caught two passes for 11 yards during the game.

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Washington got more carries as the game went along, but Myles Gaskin should be back next week, so he's the Dolphins back to look for on the waiver wire.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J