Brandon Marshall secured 9-of-11 targets for 131 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets' Week 12 win over the Dolphins.
Marshall lived up to his #RevengeGame narrative, dominating Brent Grimes throughout the game. Marshall had not shown a great ceiling in recent weeks, but he certainly has been one of the steadiest WR1s in fantasy football all season. Today was a reminder that Marshall indeed continues to offer plenty of upside even down the stretch of his age-31 campaign. Expect Marshall to remain productive when the Jets take on the Giants in Week 13.
Frank Gore rushed 19 times for 24 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards in the Colts' Week 12 win over the Bucs.
It's a highly ineffective game from Gore, who might not have been fully healthy. He didn't make any notable plays and managed a long run of just five yards. Gore is averaging less than 3.5 YPC in four straight games and looks to be breaking down. He isn't more than a low-end RB2 for Week 13.
Orleans Darkwa rushed twice for two yards Week 12 against the Redskins.
Darkwa limped off after his final carry, but there was no injury announcement. As at best the third member of the Giants' backfield rotation, Darkwa does not need to be owned anywhere.
Marcus Mariota completed 17-of-37 passes for 218 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Tennessee's 24-21, Week 12 loss to the Raiders.
Mariota rushed once for only seven yards. Although Mariota had some dime-like TDs, his ball placement was off in the rain. Both of his interceptions were extremely poor decisions, with the second being a game-ending jump ball into triple coverage. There was plenty of time remaining, so there was no reason to force a throw. Mariota also had multiple miscommunications with his receivers, though not all of them appeared to be his fault. Despite the rough day, Mariota will remain a higher-end QB2 against the Jaguars in Week 13.
Jarvis Landry secured 13-of-16 targets for 165 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 12 loss to the Jets.
This game wound up setting up beautifully for Landry to pile up targets because the Dolphins trailed all day, and there was no Darrelle Revis on the other side. The Fins reeled off 61 passing plays compared to just nine runs, so Landry went off. Expect Landry to remain a high-volume extension of Miami's running game when the Dolphins host the run-tough Ravens in Week 13.
Shane Vereen caught 4-of-5 targets for 21 yards and rushed 2 times for 15 yards Week 12 against the Redskins.
Vereen saw just six touches in a game tailor-made for his skill set and was responsible for Eli Manning’s first interception. He does not need to be owned in shallow leagues.
Blake Bortles completed 30-of-49 passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 31-25, Week 12 loss to the Chargers.
It was a nightmare game for Bortles for the most part, but the end stat line looks good. The Jaguars were horrific in the red zone, settling for a pair of sub-30-yard field goals early after Bortles committed a couple boneheaded penalties, throwing the ball not once, but twice, while well across the line of scrimmage in the red zone on third downs that he likely could have picked up with his legs. He saved his afternoon late with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to Julius Thomas and Allen Robinson. The 21-yard dart to Thomas was a beautiful throw down the seam. The Robinson one was a garbage-time toss from eight yards out. Bortles gets the Titans' pass defense on the road in Week 13. He's a QB1 due to the Jaguars' pass-happy ways in the red zone.
Rashad Jennings carried the ball six times for 14 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 14 yards Week 12 against the Redskins.
Jennings is the lead in the Giants’ backfield rotation, but that matters little. He does not get enough work to be useful anywhere.