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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 12 Rankings

Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 28. Darren Waller TE - (at DAL)
Not much went right for the Raiders on offense last week, but Waller returning to form had to make Raiders fans and fantasy managers alike very happy. Waller saw a whopping 32% target share in Week 11 and he reeled in seven of his eight targets for 116 yards and no score. He also averaged a ridiculous 4.14 Yards Per Route Run, which was second in the entire NFL last week only behind Justin Jefferson (min. 5 targets). There are plenty of questions surrounding the other fantasy assets on Las Vegas, but we should be completely confident in plugging Waller into our starting lineups this week as a top-2 TE option. In a matchup against the Cowboys that's allowing the 9th-most fantasy points to opposing TEs, we could see Waller feast.
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Josh Jacobs Note
Josh Jacobs photo 35. Josh Jacobs RB - (at DAL)
Coming into the 2021 season, one of the seemingly locked-in guarantees of the year was that Jacobs was going to see a massive workload on the ground each and every week. There were questions about what his upside was due to his lack of involvement in the receiving game, but no one was concerned about his volume as a runner...but maybe we should have been? Jacobs hasn't carried the ball more than 16 times once in his 2021 campaign, which for comparison he had six such games in 2020. The silver lining here is that Jacobs is finally seeing plenty of work as a receiver in this Jon Gruden-less offense in Las Vegas, but even that is failing to result in significant production. Jacobs has 14 receptions over his last three games, but he's only averaging 45 Yards Per Reception over that time span. We can continue to roll out Jacobs as a low-end RB2 each and every week that we know isn't going to crush our lineups, but the upside just quite frankly isn't there. In a matchup against the Cowboys defense that's allowing the 7th-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs, it's difficult to see how that changes here.
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Hunter Renfrow Note
Hunter Renfrow photo 71. Hunter Renfrow WR - (at DAL)
Here in recent weeks, Renfrow has been nothing short of spectacular for fantasy purposes. In the three games prior to Week 11, Renfrow had finished as the WR34, the WR14, and the WR10 respectively. However, he went quiet last week against the Cincinnati Bengals and saw just a 16% target share. He was able to reel in all four of his targets, but just for 30 yards and no touchdown. The Raiders offense has been struggling as of late and Carr hasn't looked like his normal self, which could play a role in Renfrow's dip in production this past week. Regardless, Renfrow belongs right back in your starting lineup this week against Dallas. The Cowboys are allowing an average of 21.4 fantasy points per game to opposing WRs and the Raiders should be focused in on making sure Renfrow's more of a key part to their passing game this week. He can be viewed as a mid-range WR3 in Week 12.
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Kenyan Drake Note
Kenyan Drake photo 100. Kenyan Drake RB - (at DAL)
There were a few games from weeks 6-9 where it looked like Drake was set to be a reliable RB2 alongside Jacobs in this backfield, but that optimism has taken a complete nose dive over the past two weeks. Drake has finished as the RB46 and RB45 each of the past two games in Half PPR scoring and he's seen just 12 total touches over that time span. In a tougher matchup for opposing RBs against Dallas this week, it's probably best to leave Drake on your bench. He can be viewed as a low-end RB3/high-end RB4 this week.
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Bryan Edwards Note
Bryan Edwards photo 111. Bryan Edwards WR - (at DAL)
Unfortunately, there's very little incentive at this point to holding onto Edwards on your fantasy roster, let alone considering playing him. He has the big play potential as a FLEX option, but the target volume isn't there for him to be viewed as a reliable threat. In an offense that's struggling to put up points on the board, Edwards can't be trusted in starting lineups this week. He should remain on your bench or your league's waiver wire.
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DeSean Jackson Note
DeSean Jackson photo 165. DeSean Jackson WR - (at DAL)
Zay Jones Note
Zay Jones photo 168. Zay Jones WR - (at DAL)
Jalen Richard Note
Jalen Richard photo 220. Jalen Richard RB - (at DAL)
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 229. Foster Moreau TE - (at DAL)
Dillon Stoner Note
Dillon Stoner photo 360. Dillon Stoner WR - (at DAL)
Daniel Helm Note
Daniel Helm photo 367. Daniel Helm TE - (at DAL)