Taysom Hill, QB, New Orleans
Many wondered what kind of production Hill would give fantasy owners in his first career start at quarterback. Well all he did last week against Atlanta was throw for 233 yards, run for 49 yards and find paydirt twice. That performance was good enough for just over 24 fantasy points in standard leagues. He did lose a fumble, but overall Hill played a great game. He’s going to be starting for at least the next two games and has a tougher matchup this week at Denver, but Hill should be started in all leagues based on the fact that he runs early and often. The arrow is pointing way up for Hill right now.
Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia
From Weeks 4-8 Fulgham was one of the hottest fantasy receivers. He was scoring like crazy and a sure bet for double-digit fantasy points each game. Fast forward to Week 12 and Fulgham has cooled right off. Over his last two games, he has just two catches for 16 yards. A lot of the blame goes to Carson Wentz, who has lost all confidence in his game. Based on the way Philadelphia is playing right now, Fulgham is impossible to trust this week, even in a great matchup against Seattle. Get him on the bench.
Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants
Gallman might be the most underrated running back in the game right now. He’s simply been killing it for fantasy owners over his last four games. During that span, Gallman has averaged about 16 touches a game and has five touchdowns. Perhaps the most impressive thing about that four game span, is that Gallman has done all this damage against three solid run defenses (Washington, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia twice). Coming off the bye week, Gallman is a must start against Cincinnati.
Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets
Crowder hasn’t had a good game since Week 5 so I know you probably think it’s crazy to even think about starting him on Sunday, but I think he’s going to be productive. It looks like he’s going to get Sam Darnold back under center so that’s a huge plus. Crowder is definitely Darnold’s go-to guy, but the problem has been keeping Darnold healthy this year. With the quarterback back in the lineup, Crowder gets a huge fantasy boost. Look for at least 80 yards against Miami in Week 12.
Lock of the Week
Salvon Ahmed, RB, Miami
(FRIDAY UPDATE: Ahmed may not go this week and the status of Myles Gaskin adds some complexity to the situation)
Staying with the Miami/New York Jets game, Ahmed is in line for a huge game. He’s filled in nicely for Myles Gaskin and it appears he’s going to have one more start before Gaskin comes back next week (though if Gaskin plays this week, Ahmed would take a hit). Look for Miami to run the ball more this week after Tua Tagovailoa struggled a bit last week. That bodes well for Ahmed to handle at least 15 carries as well as to be used in the short passing game. Ahmed has a dream matchup against the Jets, who can’t seem to stop anyone – get him in your lineup.