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Week 12 Bold Predictions (2020 Fantasy Football)

by Joshua Lefkowitz | @JLefkoNFL | Featured Writer
Nov 28, 2020

It shouldn’t be a surprise when DeAndre Hopkins finishes as a top-three WR for this week.

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We all have embraced the unexpected challenges of this season, and the payoff will be well worth enduring and battling through the uncertainty.

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Week 12 Bold Predictions

DeAndre Hopkins (WR – ARI) goes over double-digit receptions, over 100 yards receiving, and a touchdown.
Hopkins is one of, if not the most dynamic wide receiver in the league. Good things happen when Kyler Murray gets the ball into Hopkins’ hands. Hopkins was held in check last week, so a massive game is certainly in the works for Hopkins this week. Look for Murray to feed Hopkins early and often. It shouldn’t be a surprise when Hopkins finishes as a top-three WR for this week.

Calvin Ridley (WR – ATL) goes over 20 fantasy points.
Ridley has been held under 20 fantasy points in each game since Week 6. Despite putting up productive numbers during this span, he has also not topped 100 yards receiving during the same stretch. This all changes in Week 12 when Ridley tops the century mark while posting 20 or more fantasy points in a contest that should be a high scoring affair. Ridley is locked into your lineups with extreme confidence as always.

Wayne Gallman (RB – NYG) continues his hot streak, posts 15+ fantasy points.
Wayne Gallman has run away with the lead back duties after Devonta Freeman, who was signed to replace the injured Saquon Barkley, went on IR himself. Gallman has been impressive over the last four weeks, posting double-digit fantasy numbers in each game. This theme will continue in Week 12 against a Bengals’ defense that has a hard time stopping the run. Gallman is an RB2 with upside this week.

Antonio Brown (WR – TB) goes over 100 yards receiving and scores a touchdown.
Still returning from suspension, Brown has been solid for the Buccaneers but has yet to put up the electrifying numbers he produced during his All-Pro campaigns. However, this fact changes in Week 12 when Brown topples the century mark for the first time all season. Brown is a solid flex/WR3 option this week in a contest that should be highly entertaining.

Zack Moss (RB – BUF) rushes for 100 yards for the first time, finishes as a top-15 running back.
Zack Moss is slowly but surely taking over the lead back duties from Devin Singletary. The pendulum will completely shift in Week 12 when Moss rushes for 100 or more yards for the first time in his short career. Moss is an RB2 with upside this week and should be plugged into lineups for a nice Week 12 matchup.

Michael Pittman Jr. (WR – IND) scores multiple touchdowns.
Pittman has been on a hot streak over the last two games, scoring 15 or more fantasy points in each contest. This theme continues in a favorable Week 12 matchup for Pittman. Pittman will be peppered with targets, which will result in a highly productive fantasy outing. Pittman is a nice plug-and-play option for those needing a home run option this week.

Sterling Shepard (WR – NYG) finishes with 10 or more receptions and a touchdown.
Shepard has been solid since returning from injury, posting four straight double-digit fantasy outings serving as the Giants’ number one option in the passing game. This streak continues against a Bengals defense that is vulnerable to give up large chunks of yardage each game. Shepard in a solid WR2 with WR1 upside this week as Shepard should be featured often in this Week 12 matchup.

Josh Jacobs (RB – LV) is a top-three fantasy running back in Week 12.
Currently sitting as the PPR RB6 on the year, Jacobs has established himself as one of the premier backs in the NFL. Since his dud against Tampa Bay, Jacobs has been on an absolute tear, a trend that will continue in Week 12. Jacobs has showcased his ability to handle a large workload and carry the team on his back, a feat he will accomplish once again this week. Look for Jacobs to see 25 or more touches, resulting in 120+ scrimmage yards and two total touchdowns, on his way to a top-three finish among running backs. Jacobs is a set-it-and-forget-it player with upside to finish as the number one fantasy running back every week.

Conclusion

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