Benny Snell Jr., RB, Pittsburgh
Snell came out of nowhere to lead the Steelers backfield last week. He finished the game with 21 carries for 98 yards and one reception for five yards. The 22 touches was very surprising as Jaylen Samuels had been the guys getting most of the work while James Conner is on the shelf. It looks like Snell is the back to own right now in Pittsburgh as Conner is set to miss another game. He gets a decent matchup with the Browns and should be owned in all leagues.
Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia
It has been an awful season for Wentz filled with minor injuries and turnovers. Even though he hasn’t missed any time, it’s clearly been effecting his play. Wentz is averaging right around 12 fantasy points per game over his last five games and is coming off a Week 12 performance in which he had four tour overs. He does have a bounce back chance this weekend against the Dolphins, but he’s hard to trust right now with his inconsistencies.
Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis
Doyle finally gets the tight end job all to himself as the Colts recently put Eric Ebron on IR. This immediately puts Doyle into the back-end TE1 conversation. Both players are good, but it’s hard to play either one when both are active so now that Doyle won’t be sharing snaps and targets, he should be a big part of the offense. He’s going to line up against the Titans who have a beatable pass defense and makes for a great play in Week 13.
Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle
Penny had a career day in Week 12 and is definitely back on the fantasy radar. He ran for 129 yards and a touchdown on just 14 carries. His trip to pay dirt was on a very impressive 58-yard run. Penny ran hard and ran through tackles any chance he could and has earned more work moving forward. He has a tough matchup this week against the Vikings and is a FLEX option at best, but he needs to be owned everywhere that he is available. Chris Carson has had a fumbling problem this season which also is working in Penny’s favor.
Lock of the Week
DeVante Parker, WR, Miami
Parker has quietly had a very nice season for the Dolphins. In PPR leagues, he’s scored double-digit fantasy points in all but two games. He only has four touchdowns at this point, but he’s the clear number one option for Ryan Fitzpatrick and has seen a whopping 31 targets over the last three weeks. Parker has a very winnable matchup in Week 13 against the struggling Eagles secondary and should have a big game. He offers WR2 status for his fantasy owners and should be started in all formats. You should expect around 10 targets once again with a stat line similar to 6-80-1.