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Matt Ryan threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the 34-31 win over the Seahawks Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ryan was held to less than 200 yards for the first time in 64 consecutive games. However, fantasy owners should start Ryan with confidence in Week 12. He faces a Buccaneers team that allowed the Dolphins to rack up 365 yards through the air in Week 11.

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Austin Hooper caught two passes for a negative one yard in the 34-31 win over the Seahawks Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Hooper has been largely inconsistent this year but has 33 receptions for 379 yards and three touchdowns. Fantasy owners should temper expectations when starting Hooper in Week 12. He will face a Buccaneers defense that has held TE's out of the end zone the last four weeks and under 80 reception yards all season.

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Tevin Coleman received 20 carries for the second consecutive week, and scored a touchdown for the third straight week. Late in the fourth quarter Coleman had third down 3-yard touchdown run overturned and the Falcons kicked a field goal the following play from the 1-yard line. Despite scoring, Coleman could only muster a measly 2.2 ypc on his rushing attempts, and only caught one pass for 15 yards.

Fantasy Impact: All things considered it wasn't a terrible output by the Falcons Week 11 leading back against the Seahawks stout D/ST (salvaged entirely by his rushing touchdown). Coleman owners will need to keep an eye on Devonta Freeman's status in the concussion protocol this week as the Falcons prepare to take on the Buccaneers at home.

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Blair Walsh went 3-for-4 on field goals and 2-for-2 on extra points in Seattle's 34-31 loss to Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Obviously, the big news is Walsh's game-tying 52-yarder falling short with two seconds to play. It was his first attempt of the season from over 50 yards. Walsh is now 17-for-22 on the year, and his 77.3 field goal percentage ranks 25th among qualified kickers. Further, four of his five misses had a direct result on the outcome of two games. He is tied for 14th in scoring, but the Seahawks may start to hold kicking tryouts if Walsh continues to make headlines for the wrong reasons. Next up is a trip to Santa Clara for a game with the 49ers.

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Mohamed Sanu caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown on Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Sanu does not see a high volume of targets, but he does make due with what he gets. He is a WR2 in most formats.

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Julio Jones caught five of his team high 10 targets on Monday for 71 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The yards and catches are nice, but the end zone is still eluding Jones. He remains a WR1, but owners have to hope he finds the end zone soon.

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Jimmy Graham led the team in targets against Atlanta with 11. He caught seven of them for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to emerge as one of Wilson's favorite targets, especially in the red-zone. He can be trusted on a weekly basis.

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Russell Wilson did all he could to try and lead his team to victory on Monday night. He threw for 258 yards with two touchdowns, and ran for 86 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Wilson is the entire offense for Seattle. He is doing it all right now and is a QB1 each week.

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Tyler Lockett caught four passes on five targets for 37 yards, returned five kicks for 197 yards and returned one punt for no yards in Seattle's 34-31 loss to Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: The former Pro Bowler had four kick returns of at least 37 yards. He didn't contribute much as a receiver, but Russell Wilson and the rest of Seattle's offense benefited from the excellent field position he provided. Lockett has failed to surpass 40 receiving yards in five of his last six games and hasn't scored a touchdown of any kind since Week 16 of last year. He'll be tough to trust when the Seahawks travel to face the 49ers on Sunday.

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Paul Richardson caught five passes on a career-high eight targets for 56 yards in Seattle's 34-31 loss to Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Only Jimmy Graham saw more targets than Richardson. He didn't make any huge plays, but he did pick up four first downs and helped set up Blair Walsh's potential game-tying field goal attempt late in the fourth quarter. Richardson has gone three games without a touchdown, but he has at least 41 yards in each game. He'll look to get back in the touchdown column when the Seahawks face the 49ers on the road in Week 12.

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Doug Baldwin caught two passes on six targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's 34-31 loss to Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: With just over three minutes to go in the game, Baldwin had just one catch for 11 yards. Then he connected with Russell Wilson for a 29-yard touchdown that would put the Seahawks within a field goal after a successful two-point conversion. He was targeted in the end zone two other times but the Falcons were able to defend him. He also had a key drop that cost the Seahawks a timeout after an ill-advised challenge. Baldwin has now exceeded 90 yards and/or scored a touchdown in four of his last five games. The Seahawks will have a short week to prepare for a road game with the 49ers, against whom Baldwin had six receptions for 44 yards in Week 2.

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Grady Jarrett only recorded two tackles for loss, a sack, and three quarterback hits, but he was a disruptive force for the Falcons in the win over Seattle. His ability to penetrate the line of scrimmage and harass opponents is evident every contest.

Fantasy Impact: Jarrett's fantasy owners may not always benefit in the stat box, but the opportunity for him to do so is there every single game. As for IDP play at defensive tackle he has become as good as any player out there.

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Neal tied for a team-leading nine tackles against Seattle in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Neal was busy as Russel Wilson shouldered the Seattle offense by passing often and Neal was everywhere on the field of coverage. Neal is the type of player that can be matchup proof as he supports in the run game and has the skills in coverage. He remains a top-tier IDP play on a weekly basis.

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Robert Alford had a team tieing high nine tackles with Keanu Neal.

Fantasy Impact: Russel Wilson had to air the ball out in this contest with Seattle struggling to run the football. Alford benefited from the situation and so did his fantasy owners.

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Deion Jones recorded seven combined tackles leading the linebacker core for Atlanta in the win over Seattle Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jones didn't lead the team in tackles as Seattle offered little in the run game this contest. Coming into the matchup it was a great linebacker match up on paper, but in this matchup, Wilson aired it out. Jones remains a top-tier IDP play and shouldn't be on any benches in any given contest.

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When Jay Cutler went out with a concussion in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, MarQueis Gray suddenly became the next guy up if Miami had then lost Matt Moore. “I didn’t even know at first and then I was like, ‘Oh snap, Matt’s in there. Wasn’t nobody gonna tell me I’m the next one up?’” Gray said today. “But if it would’ve come to that, I would’ve been ready. But luckily Matt stayed in there and did a great job.” Gray played quarterback for the University of Minnesota. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

Fantasy Impact: MarQueis Gray rarely receives any targets as the team's third tight end, and has to catch a pass this season. David Fales, the third quarterback on the roster is usually inactive on game day.

Head coach Adam Gase, says that Jay Cutler will be the starter when the Dolphins take on the Patriots on Sunday if he's able to play. Cutler is currently in the concussion protocol, and there's no additional information on his status. Jay’s really done everything I’ve asked him to do,” Gase said, “and there’s no reason for me to say he’s not [going to start if healthy].” (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Before Sunday Cutler had thrown multiple touchdowns in his last four games, surely finding his way into some bye week plays for those who noticed early enough. He was a sneaky DFS play on Sunday as well. Matt Moore will start if Cutler is out. Stash Kenny Stills (if you have room) for that possibility because Stills to Moore is what Devante Parker is to Cutler.

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The Seattle Seahawks D/ST allowed 28 points on 279 yards with a fumble recovery in their loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: A rough time for the Seahawks to say the least. Not only did the team lose Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor for the season, they lost Shaquill Griffin to a concussion early in their first game without the deadly duo, forcing an unprepared Byron Maxwell into the game. The value of the Seahawks D/ST ROS lie on the shoulders of Bradley McDougald, Jeremy Lane & Byron Maxwell.

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Mike Davis ran for 18 yards on six carries with two receptions for 41 yards before leaving with a groin injury in the Seahawks' loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Davis, who was promoted to the 53-man roster following C.J. Prosise's IR placement, was impressing in his Seahawks debut before being stuck by the injury bug. It's unclear if Davis will miss any time.

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Eddie Lacy ran for two yards on three carries in the the Seahawks' loss to the Falcons.

Fantasy Impact: Lacy was overshadowed by J.D. McKissic & Mike Davis in his return, getting the fewest carries of the three. Lacy is nothing more than a potential stash in deep leagues.

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