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Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed 12 times for 43 yards during the 49ers' 23-20 win over the Rams' in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Wilson, along with Raheem Mostert, each made their returns after extended absences for the 49ers'. Wilson out-touched Jerick McKinnon but lost a fumble in the first half. Outside of Raheem Mostert, this 49ers' backfield is likely going to be difficult to trust on a weekly basis, making Wilson a risky start in Week 13 against the Bills.


Jerick McKinnon rushed three times for 21 yards and hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards during the 49ers' 23-20 win over the Rams' in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: McKinnon was out-touched by both Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., though he was the only back that didn't lose a fumble in this one. Still, McKinnon's days as an every-week fantasy starter are likely coming to an end with Mostert's return to the field. He will still hold some value in PPR formats, however, as his pass-catching ability cannot be understated. McKinnon may hold some value in Week 13 if the 49ers' are forced to play from behind against the Bills' dynamic offense.


Deebo Samuel hauled in 11-of-13 targets for 133 yards during the 49ers' 23-20 win over the Rams' in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: The 11 receptions and 13 targets were easily career-highs for the second-year receiver as the Rams' simply had no answer. Sunday's showing was extremely encouraging as it was Samuel's first game after missing the last four with a hamstring injury. With no signs of reaggravation, the 24-year-old wideout will be on the WR2/3 spectrum for a Week 13 matchup against the Bills.


Raheem Mostert rushed 16 times for 43 yards and a score while adding two receptions for zero yards during the 49ers' 23-20 win over the Rams'.

Fantasy Impact: Mostert was easily inserted as the 49ers' lead back after missing the last five games. He did lose a fumble in the third quarter but his 18 total touches was an encouraging sign. His workload should ramp up in the coming weeks and he should be considered a strong RB2 just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Mostert and the 49ers' get the Bills' in Week 13.


Nick Mullens completed 24-of-35 passes for 252 yards and a pick during the 49ers' 23-20 win over the Rams' in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Mullens has certainly had better showings but kept the offensive alive just enough to squeak out a win. It didn't help that the 49ers' running back coughed up the ball three times in this one, though Mullens turned the ball over himself. Still, the 25-year-old quarterback will continue leading the 49ers' offense as Jimmy Garoppolo remains on injured reserve. The Bills' are up next in Week 13.


The Rams D/ST came away with an interception, a sack and three fumble recoveries, including one that was scooped up and returned for a touchdown during their Week 12 loss to the 49ers'.

Fantasy Impact: Troy Hill scooped up a Raheem Mostert fumble in the third-quarter and returned it 20-yards for the score. The Rams D/ST is hardly to blame for this loss as they played one of their more fantasy productive games of the year. They do, however, get a tough matchup in Week 13 against Kyler Murray and the Cardinals.


Matt Gay nailed both of his field goals and chipped in both of his extra point attempts during the Rams' 20-23 loss to the 49ers' on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Gay has been a nice addition to the Rams' since signing back a few weeks back as he has connected on 4-of-5 field goal attempts and made all five of his extra points. He will be a low-end streaming option against the Cardinals in Week 13.


Buccaneers WR Tyler Johnson failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson is buried on Tampa's wide receiver depth chart. He is far off the fantasy radar.


Tyler Higbee caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards during the Rams' 20-23 loss to the 49ers' on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Higbee was out-produced by Gerald Everett once again in this one and is shaping up to be one of the biggest disappointments in fantasy football this season. He will not be a recommended fantasy option in Week 13 against the Cardinals.


Buccaneers WR Scotty Miller failed to catch his only target in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Miller has been invisible since Antonio Brown joined the team as an active player. That trend should continue following Tampa's Week 13 rest week.


Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate caught 4-of-6 targets for 34 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Brate has been involved in the offense, but it is clearly Rob Gronkowski's place as the top Tampa Bay tight end. Brate usually needs to score to return any fantasy value. He gets a bye in Week 13.


Gerald Everett hauled in both of his targets for 16 yards during the Rams' 20-23 loss to the 49ers' in Week 13.

Fantasy Impact: Everett saw the same amount of looks as Tyler Higbee, though neither of them have been producing for fantasy purposes. Everett will not be a recommended fantasy option ahead of a Week 13 matchup against the Cardinals.


Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed nine times for 66 yards, adding a 37-yard touchdown reception while hauling in 1-of-2 targets in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Jones is clearly the top back in Tampa Bay ahead of Leonard Fournette. Jones' 104 total yards and a touchdown was the second time in his past three games in which he went over 100 and scored. Jones gets a bye in Week 13.


Cam Akers rushed nine times for 84 yards and a score during the Rams' 20-23 loss to the 49ers' in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Despite a majority of his yards coming from a 61-yard scamper in the second half, Akers was easily the Rams' best back on Sunday. Even though he was once again out-touched by Darrell Henderson (10-9), Akers easily out-produced him on one drive alone and found the endzone for the second consecutive week. It appears the Rams' are beginning to trust their rookie running back a bit more and he should be the back to own heading into Week 13.


Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette rushed three times for 10 yards, adding another 10 yards while hauling in all three of his targets in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Fournette had a dud of a game on Sunday. He's managed fewer than 30 total yards in each of his past three games with one touchdown to show for his efforts. He can't be trusted in fantasy at the moment. Fournette gets a bye in Week 13.


Malcolm Brown rushed three times for four yards and hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards during the Rams' 20-23 loss to the 49ers' on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brown also lost a fumble in the first-half and was out-touched by both Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson. It appears he is the third-option in this backfield at the moment but his pass-catching prowess is keeping him on the field, especially when the Rams' fall behind in the game. Brown will be a risky fantasy play in Week 13 against the Cardinals.


Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught 8-of-9 targets for 97 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Godwin and Mike Evans both led the team in targets with nine. Although he did not score, his eight receptions for 97 yards were enough for another quality fantasy outing in PPR. Godwin consistently gets targets, at least six in every game this season, which makes him the most reliable fantasy asset on the Bucs in terms of floor. Godwin gets a bye in Week 13.


Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught 3-of-9 targets for 50 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Evans scored another two touchdowns on Sunday. Despite the crowded room of pass-catchers, Evans has scored at least one time in 9-of-12 games. Evans gets a bye in Week 13.


Josh Reynolds hauled in 5-of-6 targets for 40 yards during the Rams' 20-23 loss to the 49ers' in Week 12.

Fantasy Impact: Reynolds operated ahead of Cooper Kupp in this one as the 49ers' defense aimed to limit his productivity. Still, the 25-year-old receiver has topped 52 receiving yards twice all season long and is on the WR5 radar with Jared Goff tending to lean heavily on his top-two wideouts. Reynolds and the Rams' get the Cardinals in Week 13.


Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown caught 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Brown was heavily targeted in his first three games with Tampa Bay, seeing 26 in the period. However, his target share plummeted on Sunday, seeing only three. Brown and the Buccaneers will look to regroup and get back on track following Week 13's bye.