Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh
Harris was shaping up to be one of the biggest busts of 2022, but has been resurrected the last two weeks. He had 99 rushing yards in Week 10 then followed that up with 90 rushing yards and two touchdowns last week. More importantly, he saw 20 carries in each contest and is the clear lead back for the Steelers after rumors of a decreased work load. Harris has suddenly become a must start again.
Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets
Wilson has overall, been a bright spot for the anemic Jets passing game, but he can’t be trusted in Week 12 with the quarterback issues going on in New York. Zach Wilson is a bottom five quarterback and no one knows if he’s even going to be starting this weekend so it’s best to leave Wilson on the bench if you can. I would assume that the Jets are going to go run heavy against the Bears on Sunday, so Wilson could duplicate his Week 11 totals of two catches and 12 receiving yards.
Latavius Murray, RB, Denver
Murray wasn’t even on the Broncos roster to start the season and now he’s the last man standing in the backfield as Melvin Gordon was waived and Chase Edmonds is injured. By default, Murray will be the starting running back who gets most of the work and all the goal line carries for the time being. He saw 21 touches last week and ran in a short touchdown and if he gets anywhere near 20 touches a game moving forward, then he can be viewed as a low-end RB2 for fantasy owners.
Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis
Campbell has been sneaky good when Matt Ryan lines up behind center for the Colts. In the last four games Ryan has started, he has seen 38 targets. That’s some insane volume for the second receiving option on the team. Campbell also has three touchdowns and 270 receiving yards in that four game span so he’s certainly fantasy relevant. Take a look his way if you’re in need of a wide receiver or two. Did I mention Campbell also has a smash matchup on deck against the sorry Pittsburgh secondary?
Lock of the Week
James Conner, RB, Arizona
The so-called potent Arizona offense has scored over 30 points just once this season. Quarterback play has been average at best and star receiver DeAndre Hopkins was suspended for the first six games of the year. Well he’s back and it’s really opened things up for Conner over the last few weeks. Conner has three house calls on 35 carries over the last two weeks and should be a cinch to see 20 touches this weekend against a Chargers run defense that allows 134 rushing yards per game.