Devonta Freeman remained the lead for the Ravens even after Latavius Murray returned. In Week 11, Freeman was playing 57 percent of the snaps with 16 carries for 49 yards and a touchdown. He was also targeted six times, catching them all at 31 yards. Part of the heavy workload was because Tyler Huntley was starting, but either way, Freeman remained the leading option. The 20 fantasy points he scored in week 11 was a season high, but in four of the last five weeks he has topped 11. While Freeman is the preferred option, Murray, who played 38 percent of the snaps and saw 10 carries and two targets, should be listed in deeper formats.
Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman Well worth taking a flyer with as Michael Carter left week 11 with an ankle injury. Coleman played 34 percent of the snaps with five carries and one target in a tight game. Johnson had been serving as a secondary RB lately, but that seemed to change by week 11. Maybe that was a weeklong thing, but we’ll likely see a split if Carter misses the Texans next week. Johnson played 34 percent of the snaps and had a carry and target against the Dolphins. Both would be in play as flex options, with Johnson being the preferred choice against Houston if Carter is out.
Dontrell Hilliard was perhaps the highest scoring random RB of the week. He played 63 percent of the snaps with a team high of 10 targets and caught eight of them for 47 yards. He also saw seven carries for 35 yards. It certainly had to do with the game script as the Titans were behind the Texans all day. The big question is, has Hilliard overtaken Jeremy McNichols, who was inactive at week 11, in the role of RB’s passport catcher? The Titans seem to mix and match at RB so there are sure to be opportunities to win here. Well worth taking a flyer on Hilliard to see if it can build up this week.
Rex Burkhead saw 18 carries in week 11 against the Titans. He turned them into 40 yards while playing 44 percent of the snaps. That kind of volume could turn into a lot more Fantasy Points against the Jets next week, which awards by far the most Fantasy Points for RBs. They also allow the most yards, touchdowns, and loads of catches on the position. David Johnson, who played 53 percent of the Snaps and had 13 carries and four targets in Week 11, is also in the game as a streaming option against the Jets. These two are very close, but since Johnson sees the use of passing games, he would be the preferred add-on of the two.
Jeff Wilson jr. was the lead back for the 49ers with Elijah Mitchell Out in Week 11. Wilson ended up playing 56 percent of the snaps with 19 carries and two targets. He ended up with only 58 yards, but the volume is significant. Wilson is clearly the second defender behind Mitchell. That’s a reel that sees enough volume to be a flex option, at least in good matchups. But Mitchell has been very insane this season and we see how much volume Wilson gets if he misses the time. It pays to keep Wilson on your bank.
Matt Breida is certainly a factor in the bill’s backfield. He played 32 percent of the snaps and had a team high five carry for 51 yards. He also saw two targets, 67 yards total, while the other Buffalo Backs hit 48 yards combined that day. The Bill’s coaching staff have shown Breida’s speed, and they showed it off with some big gains in Week 11. He could deserve more playing time as this is a two touchdown game. Breida has played well in a limited role, but it could continue to grow. It’s a lower league target for now, but a name to at least put on your watchlist.
Darnell Mooney saw 16 goals, caught five for 121 yards and a touchdown with Allen Robinson in week 11. That’s a monstrous volume. Mooney would be a must-have if Robinson was absent next week when the bears play Thanksgiving. But even if Robinson is playing, Mooney is worth picking up if he stays available, as he’s featured in over half of NFL.com’s leagues. Mooney has seen consistent volume all season and has had eight or more goals in three of the last five weeks. He has scored over 12 fantasy points in three games in a row and four of his last five games. Mooney is playing well and needs to be included in more leagues.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling saw a team-high 10 goals in week 11, four of which were caught for 123 yards and a touchdown. MVS is always a long touchdown threat, but that volume shouldn’t be ignored. The 10 goals are the sum he had in the last four Packers games. But the Packers are currently missing some key offensive players and need someone to strengthen themselves alongside Davante Adams. Valdes scantling is your best bet to do this, especially when it comes to this big game. Take a recording and see if the volume continues.
Cedric Wilson saw seven targets in week 11, four of them trapped for 36 yards. Amari Cooper will miss the Thanksgiving Day game against the Raiders because of Covid-19. CeeDee Lamb ended week 11 with a concussion and only a four day turnaround makes it difficult for him to adjust. When Lamb isn’t playing, Michael Gallup becomes WR1 (and top add when he’s out there), but Wilson would step up as the second receiver as he sees a lot of time outside of the slot. That would make it a streaming option.
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine led the Titans by 107 yards. He finished with seven catches on eight discs. Last week it was Marcus Johnson as the top recipient for the Titans, and he only saw one goal this week. Moving up each week might be a different option, but Westbrook-Ikhine has been the group’s most consistent option this season. Ryan Tannehill and AJ Brown are both going to need someone to stand up in Julio Jones’ absence, and NWI seems like the best bet. He is an option for the lower division.