Marvin Jones absorbed three of five targets for 25 yards and rushed once for 30 yards in the Bengals' Week 12 win over the Rams.
Jones didn’t have his name called often on Sunday, though he may have been involved in the game’s most exciting play. He followed his blocks to a gorgeous 30-yard run on a double reverse in the second quarter. With the game well in hand, the Bengals only attempted 10 second-half passes. Jones should be more involved next week against the Browns.
DeVante Parker secured 4-of-10 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 12 loss to the Jets.
He finally did something for the best-ball shares. Parker benefited from Rishard Matthews (chest/ribs) leaving early and not returning, and caught his touchdown pass in garbage time. Parker remains a situational player in Miami's offense. He's barely stash worthy in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Brandin Cooks caught 5-of-8 targets for 35 yards in New Orleans' Week 12 loss to the Texans.
The yards were Cooks' second fewest of the season. With Drew Brees under constant pressure, the Saints' passing attack could never get in sync. One of Cooks' missed connections was an interception where Kareem Jackson ran Cooks' route better than he did. With Josh Norman and the Panthers looming for Week 13, Cooks will be on the RB2/3 borderline.
A.J. Green reeled in six of eight targets for 61 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' Week 12 win over the Rams.
Green’s first touchdown of the day was one of the easiest you’ll ever see. Janoris Jenkins abandoned his assignment, leaving Green wide open for a 10-yard score. Green’s second touchdown had a much higher degree of difficulty but he hauled it in nonetheless. Rather than going deep, Green spent a good chunk of his afternoon in the slot. Five of his catches came in the first half as the Bengals looked to kill clock after halftime. Green should be a top-10 play against the Browns in Week 13.
Eric Decker secured 5-of-9 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 12 win over the Dolphins.
Decker has scored a touchdown and/or topped 80 receiving yards in all of his ten 2015 appearances. Decker nearly had a second score Sunday, but dropped it just shy of the end zone, and had another drop earlier in the game. So he paid dividends for fantasy owners but left yards on the field. Decker will remain a rock-solid WR2 when the Jets take on the Giants in Week 13.
Andre Williams rushed two times for one yard Week 12 against the Giants.
He does not need to be on fantasy rosters.
Andy Dalton completed 20-of-27 passes for 233 yards with three touchdowns and one interception and rushed twice for four yards in the Bengals' Week 12 win over the Rams.
Dalton dismantled the Rams without ever really looking deep. A.J. Green was wide open on Dalton’s first touchdown of the afternoon. It looked like Janoris Jenkins blew his assignment on the play. The second score came on a 22-yard seam route to Tyler Eifert who climbed the ladder to make a nice catch on Marcus Roberson. Dalton caught the defense off guard with a beautiful play fake. Dalton forgot to set his feet on his interception to Jenkins but rebounded by serving up another touchdown to Green in the third quarter. Dalton didn’t have to work too hard in the fourth quarter with the Bengals ahead by 24. He should be in for another solid game next week against the Browns.
Tyrod Taylor completed 21-of-38 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns in the Bills' 30-22, Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.
Coming off a less-than-stellar past month-plus and a right (throwing) shoulder injury last Monday night, Taylor came out and had his best game of the season as a passer against a Chiefs defense that had been red-hot. Taylor targeted Sammy Watkins relentlessly in the first half, hooking up with him six times for 158 yards and two touchdowns before the break. Watkins was having his way with RCB Sean Smith. Taylor dropped a beautiful ball into the bucket to Watkins on the 28-yard score before Watkins went up and took one in a "my ball" situation for the 21-yard touchdown. Taylor later dumped a pass off to LeSean McCoy that turned into a 10-yard score. TyGod proved his immense upside in a perceived tough matchup. He'll be a high-upside, low-floor QB2 next week against the Texans.