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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 12 PPR Rankings
Davante Adams Note
Davante Adams photo 2. Davante Adams WR - (vs . CHI)
He's now scored eight touchdowns over the last five games, including at least one in every game. Last week was the first time he's seen fewer than 10 targets in a full game, though you'll take eight targets if it amounts to 7/106/1 against one of the better defenses in the league. He'll have to do it again in Week 12 against a Bears team that's been among the best in football at limiting wide receiver production. They've allowed a ridiculously-low 11.2 receptions per game to wide receivers and have allowed just five touchdowns to them. When you add in the 58.6 percent completion-rate and 7.77 yards per target, they rank as the second-toughest matchup in the league for wide receivers. Kyle Fuller has allowed just 1.07 PPR points per target in his coverage this year, which ranks as the third-lowest mark in football. Fortunately, the Bears don't shadow, which means Adams will also see plenty of rookie Jaylon Johnson. After playing extremely well at the start of the season, he's fallen off just a bit over their last six games, allowing 19-of-32 passing for 310 yards and two touchdowns in his coverage. Adams should remain in lineups as a WR1 despite the tough matchup.
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Aaron Jones Note
Aaron Jones photo 14. Aaron Jones RB - (vs . CHI)
It's official, we have a timeshare with the Packers running backs, as it's been a 65/35 split over the last two weeks with both of them in the lineup. It does help that the Packers running backs have combined to average 30.3 touches per game, though. It also helps that the Bears offense has been bad enough to allow their opponents running backs to compile 28.6 running back touches per game, which is more than enough to do damage. The downside is that they've allowed the third-fewest points per opportunity to running backs this season and are fresh coming off their bye week. The Bears are also one of just four teams who've still yet to allow a receiving touchdown to a running back. That's been a contributing factor to them allowing just 1.22 PPR points per target to running backs, which ranks as the third-lowest number in the league. The only running back who's cracked 15 PPR points and finished better than the RB15 against the Bears this year was Alvin Kamara, who caught nine balls for 96 yards to go along with his 67 yards on the ground. He was the only running back who's topped four catches or 36 yards through the air against the Bears, too. Despite there being 11 different running backs who've tallied double-digit carries against them, just one running back (Ronald Jones) cracked the century mark, and he didn't even score. Jones is a must-play RB1 every week, but this may not be one of his bigger games. Williams will likely get 8-10 touches, though as we've discussed, they may not be worth a ton, making him a less-than-ideal RB4.
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Allen Lazard Note
Allen Lazard photo 108. Allen Lazard WR - (vs . CHI)
As expected, Lazard was eased back into the offense, playing 36-of-60 snaps and seeing just four targets. He came out of that game setback-free, so he should be good to go against the Bears. If you're playing a receiver against the Bears, you need targets, plain and simple. They've allowed a league-low 1.52 PPR points per target to the position. However, when we look at Lazard's matchup a bit closer, it gets better. He's played in the slot on 54 percent of his snaps, which means he'll see Buster Skrine more than any other Packers wide receiver. This is a great thing for Lazard, as Skrine has resorted back to his Jets days when he was the cornerback everyone attacked. He's allowed 40-of-51 passing for 426 yards and four touchdowns in his coverage, with all four of those touchdowns coming over the last four games, so he's reeling right now. Lazard still needs the targets, but he has a much better matchup than someone like Marquez Valdes-Scantling, making him a WR4/5-type option.
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Jamaal Williams Note
Jamaal Williams photo 113. Jamaal Williams RB - (vs . CHI)
Robert Tonyan Note
Robert Tonyan photo 114. Robert Tonyan TE - (vs . CHI)
He's the No. 6 tight end on the season, but here's a fun fact for you. He's the only tight end inside the top-15 who's seen fewer than 49 targets this year... he's seen 37 of them. This year has not been friendly to those who stream tight ends. Sure, Tonyan may be the No. 6 tight end on the season, but he's finished as a top-12 tight end just four times. While the Bears are one of the worst matchups in the league for offenses as a whole, tight ends have accounted for 22.2 percent of the fantasy production by skill-position players against them, which is the most in the league. Opposing tight ends have averaged 9.3 percent more fantasy points against the Bears than they do on the year, making this the 10th-best schedule adjusted matchup for tight ends. It's the only positional matchup that's above average against the Bears. It may not sound like much, but there have been eight tight ends who've finished as the TE18 or better against the Bears, which is a rock-solid floor for streamers, making Tonyan a high-end TE2 in this matchup.
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Marquez Valdes-Scantling Note
Marquez Valdes-Scantling photo 143. Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR - (vs . CHI)
Jace Sternberger Note
Jace Sternberger photo 232. Jace Sternberger TE - (vs . CHI)
AJ Dillon Note
AJ Dillon photo 249. AJ Dillon RB - (vs . CHI)
Marcedes Lewis Note
Marcedes Lewis photo 261. Marcedes Lewis TE - (vs . CHI)
Tyler Ervin Note
Tyler Ervin photo 266. Tyler Ervin RB - (vs . CHI)
Equanimeous St. Brown Note
Equanimeous St. Brown photo 282. Equanimeous St. Brown WR - (vs . CHI)
Malik Taylor Note
Malik Taylor photo 342. Malik Taylor WR - (vs . CHI)
Darrius Shepherd Note
Darrius Shepherd photo 353. Darrius Shepherd WR - (vs . CHI)
Seth Roberts Note
Seth Roberts photo 401. Seth Roberts WR - (vs . CHI)