In the course of the soccer season, I work seven days every week. That is not a grievance or a brag, it is only a truth.Look, I am extremely grateful that fantasy soccer has grown so in style that there’s really seven days every week of labor to do round it, and that I am one of many people who will get to do it. All that stated, it retains me very busy and away from my household throughout soccer season. I’m scripting this sentence after midnight, Wednesday morning. There is a day by day podcast present assembly in about 8 hours, and clearly this column is not accomplished but.The rationale I let you know all that is that, due to my schedule, in earlier years I’ve tried to prewrite a few of the opening tales for the column. I like writing them, particularly the non-public ones, however to do them proper, they take numerous time that’s typically onerous to return by in-season. So in earlier years I’ve taken a while in the summertime and prewritten a bunch which can be extra evergreen and might run at any time when. For quite a lot of causes, I did not do this this summer time.As you could remember, I’ve 5 youngsters, together with twin daughters, Brooke and Samantha, who lately turned 10. At some point this summer time, Samantha requested me why she hasn’t seen me writing something but. Not eager to get into it, I simply brushed it off, saying I simply hadn’t began but.Samantha: However that you must write them to your job, proper?Me: Sure, in fact. And I’ll. I’ve simply been actually busy.Samantha (all of a sudden involved): However what if you do not have time?Me: I am going to determine it out, sweetie. It is Daddy’s job to cope with it. Don’t be concerned.However telling Samantha to not fear about one thing by no means works. She scrunches up her little then-9-year-old face, considering. Lastly, an concept hits her.Samantha: What if I write it for you?And my coronary heart simply melts into one million items.Me: That is very candy of you to supply, however I promise you I will be advantageous, OK? Go play together with your sister.And she or he nods and runs off. That evening, she walks up and fingers me a chunk of paper.Me: What’s this?Samantha: Your column. Now you do not have to jot down.I look down. And I will be damned. She has, actually, written a column. About, of all issues, Ryan Fitzpatrick. She does not completely perceive my job, however she is aware of I write and speak about fantasy soccer, she is aware of I am an enormous Washington fan and that just a few weeks prior I had been actually excited when my crew signed Fitz-Magic to a deal.And as I’m glancing at this piece of paper, which she wrote as rigorously as she might, I see there are details in it. Like, she did analysis. After which sat down to jot down it. Most likely took her all day. On an attractive summer time day when she might have been exterior together with her sister and neighborhood pals.And my coronary heart melts another time.Do you know as we speak (Nov. 24) is Ryan Fitzpatrick’s birthday? Effectively, you are about to. As a result of, with out additional ado, I current, precisely as written, as we speak’s Love/Hate column open.Written by Samantha Berry.Hiya everybody studying this column that is printed by my wonderful Dad, Matthew Berry. My dad works very onerous in order that my household can have the whole lot we’ve now. Generally he works all day on one thing. I’m very fortunate to have him.At this time I’m writing a column about Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick from Washington. He is the quarterback on his crew and it is his first yr. He performed school soccer at Harvard, the place he was the varsity’s first quarterback to have over 1,000 dashing yards and was chosen by the St. Louis Rams within the seventh spherical of the 2005 NFL draft.Some enjoyable details about him are that he was born on November twenty fourth, 1982 and he’s at the moment 28 years outdated, his peak is 6 ft 2 in and he is part of my Dad’s favourite crew. His profession historical past could be very fascinating so I’m going to be sharing it with you. St. Louis Rams 2005-2006, Cincinnati Bengals 2007-2008, Buffalo Payments 2009-2012, Tennessee Titans 2013, Houston Texans 2014, New York Jets 2015-2016, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017-2018, Miami Dolphins 2019-2020, Washington Soccer Workforce 2021-current.Thanks Samantha. Nice job. And comfortable birthday, Fitzy! There’s much less magic within the NFL with out you. Hurry again.The unique manuscript. I am getting this framed. Photograph by Brooke BerryYou know, Thanksgiving is a time to depend your blessings. I’m so extremely grateful for all of you who’ve learn Love/Hate, now or anytime up to now 21 years. If you happen to’ve ever listened to the Fantasy Focus podcast, streamed The Fantasy Present with Matthew Berry, watched Fantasy Soccer Now, checked out my rankings, adopted me on social media, gone to a dwell occasion or engaged with me in any manner form or type, thanks. From the underside of my coronary heart, thanks.I’m not right here with out you and I’m extremely blessed to be so. I do know this, I really feel this and I do not get an opportunity to say it practically typically sufficient.I’m additionally so grateful for my pals and colleagues right here at ESPN, manner too many to say all by title, who assist make all my content material significantly better than it has any proper to be. Between all of the exhibits I do and the content material I’m part of, it’s actually a whole lot of names. However only for Love/Hate I need to thank my editors, Pierre Becquey and Keith Lipscomb, plus all the ESPN copy desk and, in fact, The Fantasy Present’s producer, Damian Dabrowski. I’m not a straightforward edit, however they do it with grace and aplomb. As well as, “Thirsty” Kyle Soppe and the present Stat-a-pillar from The Fantasy Present, Kevin Pulsifer, have each chipped in when wanted at numerous factors this yr. So a thanks to them as effectively.However most of all I’m grateful for my household, who love and assist me and sure, even write me a column open I can use on a brief vacation week.Let’s get to it.Quarterbacks I like in Week 12Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams (at Packers), I can not think about anybody alive is extra grateful this Thanksgiving than Matthew Stafford. It took 13 seasons, however Stafford not has to endure via a Thanksgiving as a member of the Detroit Lions, swallowing defeats whereas America laughs and stuffs its face with turkey. As if that is not sufficient, I’ve much more causes for Stafford to be grateful this yr. Like the very fact he is due for optimistic landing regression. Sure, he is struggled fantasywise the final two video games, however he nonetheless averaged 44.5 cross makes an attempt in these video games. And but, his landing charge was simply 2.2%. In his first eight video games, it was 8.1%. Out of the bye with two weeks to combine Odell Beckham Jr. into the offense, I like Stafford’s probabilities at a return to fantasy stardom in opposition to a Packers protection that’s third worst within the NFL within the pink zone. The exact same Packers protection that allowed Kirk Cousins to throw for 341 yards on 9.7 yards per try final week. With one of many highest over/unders on the Week 12 slate, I count on numerous factors each methods on this one. And so, in his first Lions-free Thanksgiving, Stafford is a top-five play for me.Matthew Stafford will look to get again on observe Sunday in opposition to the Packers in what is predicted to be a high-scoring sport. Tony Avelar/AP PhotoCam Newton, Carolina Panthers (at Dolphins)”I am baaackkkkk,” Newton screamed to the group two weeks in the past after a dashing landing in his first sport again with Carolina. Now, he did not elaborate past that, so let me assist. He’s again within the NFL. He’s again because the beginning QB of the Carolina Panthers. However he isn’t again to being the NFL’s MVP. He’s not again to being the No. 1 QB in fantasy. He’s not again to his peak dabbing days. That stated, the 2021 model of Cam Newton remains to be a viable fantasy weapon, particularly this week. It was nice (until you roster Christian McCaffrey) to see Newton tie for the crew lead in carries final week with 10. However what was much more thrilling was it wasn’t simply his legs that did injury: Newton additionally accomplished 77.8% of his passes in his first begin of the season, the next share than all however one sport with the Patriots final season. He was additionally the primary quarterback to submit a sport with 20 completions, two passing touchdowns, 10 carries and a dashing rating this season. Contemplating the Dolphins allowed 17.9 fantasy factors to the decidedly motionless Joe Flacco final week, this Thanksgiving, haven’t got ham, have some Cam. That is proper, Cam. Chances are you’ll be again, however the unhealthy dad jokes by no means left. Newton is a top-10 QB for me this week.Tyrod Taylor, Houston Texans (at Jets)Nobody ever goes to be enthusiastic about beginning Taylor in fantasy, however he will get the job accomplished. Consider him because the Thanksgiving mashed potatoes of fantasy quarterbacks. Not the star of the present like turkey, however you may put lots worse in your faux soccer plate. With no less than 20 dashing yards in three of his previous 4 begins and three dashing scores over that span, Taylor’s dashing retains his fantasy flooring excessive in carbs, er, factors. Nonetheless on the potatoes factor. I simply actually like mashed potatoes. And stuffing. However so long as we’re down the rabbit gap of Thanksgiving meals, the inexperienced bean casserole of defenses is the New York Jets, who Taylor will get to face this week. Over the previous 4 weeks, the Jets are permitting landing passes on the highest charge within the league and 5 of the previous six quarterbacks to face them have 20-plus fantasy factors. Feed the cranberry sauce to the canine and get additional servings of Tyrod Taylor this week. He is a top-10 quarterback for me and remains to be accessible in numerous ESPN leagues.Others receiving votes: Perhaps Ron Rivera did not deliver Cam Newton to Washington as a result of he feels he already has a dual-threat quarterback. Taylor Heinicke is averaging 27.6 dashing yards per sport this season and has no less than 10 dashing yards in 4 straight video games. He is also throwing the ball effectively of late, with a 77.8% completion charge and 4 landing passes in his previous two video games. He is gotten lots higher within the pink zone these days, and as of this writing he is anticipated to get Logan Thomas again. And this week he will get a Seahawks crew that averages a league-high 40.4 cross makes an attempt in opposition to per sport and is twenty eighth in opposition to the cross over the past 4 weeks. … Bucs-Colts must be a high-scoring sport — the over/below is at the moment the very best on the Week 12 slate — and even when the red-hot Colts cannot stick with the defending champs (Tampa is favored on this one), that bodes effectively for Carson Wentz. In Indianapolis’ 5 losses this season, Wentz has scored no less than 17.5 fantasy factors in 4 of them. Let’s simply hope Jonathan Taylor does not hog all of the touchdowns once more. … Jimmy Garoppolo has a number of landing passes in three straight video games and, over the previous 4 weeks, Minnesota ranks backside 5 in yards allowed per cross try and landing charge. Additionally I’m taking part in in opposition to him in an essential league, so YOU KNOW HE’S GOING OFF.Quarterbacks I hate in Week 12Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (at Washington)Embracing the enjoyable spirit of fantasy sports activities, ESPN senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry and his unconventional forged of characters goal to make fantasy soccer gamers smarter and assist them win their leagues. Watch the most recent episode
In his two video games since getting back from harm, Wilson is averaging 7.1 fantasy PPG and has zero touchdowns and two interceptions on 66 cross makes an attempt. Apparently the surgical procedure on his finger concerned injecting Russell Wilson with Geno Smith’s DNA. You must assume Wilson will bounce again in some unspecified time in the future, however how lengthy can we wait? It is Week 12. Playoffs are quickly. We have to win. As unhealthy as Washington has been this season, it has been lots higher lately, permitting fewer than 225 passing yards per sport over the previous 4 video games, a run that is included going through Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Cam Newton. And Teddy Bridgewater, however no matter. Washington is taking part in effectively and Russ is not. With the Seahawks rating useless final in each performs per sport and time of possession this season, don’t much less Russ cook dinner this Thanksgiving. Get takeout if it’s a must to.Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (at Patriots)Coming off a season-low 9.2 fantasy factors in opposition to the Texans final week, Tannehill now has to go on the street to face the red-hot Patriots. Not the best circumstances for a bounce-back sport. The Patriots are sixth or higher this season in landing charge, passing yards per sport and pink zone protection. With each groups rating backside 10 in tempo of play, this looks like a low-scoring, slug-it-out sort of sport the place Tannehill should face Invoice Belichick with out Julio Jones and with a banged-up A.J. Brown, who’s more likely to be double-teamed. Tannehill averages 14.5 PPG this season in video games during which Brown does not rating.Working backs I like in Week 12David Montgomery, Chicago Bears (vs. Lions)Jared Goff. Tim Boyle. Earlier than you begin questioning who will get rolled out at quarterback by the Lions on Thanksgiving, see for those who can work out who’ll play run protection for them. As a result of up to now it does not seem as if anybody is. Towards operating backs this season, the Lions permit:The third-most fantasy factors per gameThe third-most dashing touchdownsThe fourth-most dashing yards per gameOver the previous 4 weeks, no crew within the NFL is giving up extra dashing yards per sport than Daniel Dopp’s Detroit Lions. So, it could stand to cause, whoever will get to run in opposition to them Thursday is more likely to have success. That particular person could be very possible going to be David Montgomery.Since getting back from harm, Monty, as possible solely I name him, has 86% of Chicago’s operating again touches. Until the Lions’ Thanksgiving meal is definitely Montgomery’s kneecaps, his fantasy managers will feast on numerous fantasy factors. High-10 play for me this week.James Robinson advantages from an enormous workload and, this week, a positive matchup. Don Juan Moore/Getty ImagesJames Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. Falcons)The checklist of issues Robinson doesn’t have is a protracted one. He does not have a high-scoring offense round him. He does not have a head coach who’s with out controversy. He does not have a cool title like many different high operating backs like “Najee” or “Ezekiel” or “Cordarrelle.” However here is what he does have:All of the touches. Actually all of them. Final week, Robinson dealt with a full 100% of Jacksonville’s operating again touches. So whereas Jacksonville is a small market crew that struggles offensively and the title “James Robinson” sounds extra like an creator of grocery store thriller books than an NFL operating again, what we care about is that when J-Rob (Sure? Perhaps? No? OK, again to the drafting board) will get work, he produces. In each sport during which he has had no less than 12 touches, he has scored a landing, and within the 5 video games during which he has acquired 15-plus touches, he is averaging 21.0 PPG. The Falcons are a bottom-three run protection the previous 4 weeks, and with this sport mainly a choose ’em, Robinson is a top-seven play for me.Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Steelers)Over the previous 4 weeks, Pittsburgh has allowed 5 dashing touchdowns — tied for third most within the league – and 112 dashing yards per sport and 4.9 yards per carry to operating backs. So with Ben Roethlisberger trying higher of late, possibly the Steelers can as a substitute use their first-round choose on … a complete run protection? What I do know for certain is that the Bengals positively will not draft a operating again, as a result of Mixon is within the midst of his finest season, a season that features an 18-for-90 yards sport in opposition to these Steelers in Week 3. He has a number of touchdowns in three straight video games and no less than one rating in seven consecutive video games, so Mixon is my RB8 in Week 12.Others receiving votes: There’s positively no Amari Cooper; there is perhaps no CeeDee Lamb; and Ezekiel Elliott is banged up. All of that possible means extra work for Tony Pollard than the already-solid 11.5 touches per sport he averages. Elevated utilization, particularly within the passing sport, bodes effectively in opposition to a Raiders protection that has given up no less than 19 factors to each backfield it has confronted this season and has allowed the seventh-most fantasy factors per sport to operating backs. … Even worse than the Raiders’ run protection? The Chargers. They permit a league-high 119.9 dashing yards per sport to operating backs. Meaning Denver operating backs Melvin Gordon III (#revengegame!) and Javonte Williams are each very a lot value flex consideration this week. … In a yr when Cordarrelle Patterson broke out at age 30, Adrian Peterson discovered work and A.J. Inexperienced grew to become fantasy-relevant, there nonetheless may not be a much bigger shock in 2021 than Devonta Freeman main the best way for the offense of a first-place crew, however right here we’re. Quietly, Freeman has scored in 4 of his previous 5 video games — ok to make him RB19 over that stretch — and has earned no less than 13 touches in three straight. … Monitor the Elijah Mitchell/Jeff Wilson Jr. scenario this week. Why? As a result of San Francisco ranks second in rush charge this season and Minnesota is within the backside third of the league in dashing yards per sport and yards per carry allowed to operating backs, and that was earlier than the Vikings needed to place defensive deal with Dalvin Tomlinson on the COVID-19 checklist, that means he’s more likely to miss the sport. He is an essential a part of their run protection. Whoever is the beginning RB for the Niners this week is in line for a really good sport.Working backs I hate in Week 12Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (at Giants)Sanders is wholesome once more. That is the excellent news. The unhealthy information is, effectively, nearly the whole lot else. His brutal fantasy season exhibits no indicators of ending (I attempted to warn you). First, the Eagles’ backfield stays a transparent committee scenario. A unique again led Philadelphia in carries in every of the primary three quarters final week. And even in a sport during which the Eagles ran the ball 50 instances, Sanders nonetheless completed exterior the highest 25 on the operating again place. He additionally acquired only a single goal within the passing sport, fumbled twice (dropping one) and is all the time a risk to be vultured in shut by Jalen Hurts. Put all of it collectively and he has scored fewer than 10 fantasy factors in six of eight video games this season. I’ve him exterior my high 25 in Week 12.Myles Gaskin, Miami Dolphins (vs. Panthers)With custom-made ranks to your particular scoring system, draft software program, lineup optimizers, tons of nice evaluation and a lot extra, Rotopass.com will help you whether or not you play season-long, DFS, dynasty, finest ball or the rest.With RotoPass.com you get full entry to ESPN+ and 5 different premium fantasy soccer websites for one low value. You are welcome. — Matthew
Gaskin averages 17.8 PPG in odd-numbered weeks and 5.3 PPG in even-numbered weeks. Does that imply he will stink in Week 12, an even-numbered week? Not essentially. I am stat- and film-based in my evaluation, so I am not counting on numerology to make my picks. I will not be predicting Gaskin’s efficiency primarily based on the place of the celebrities, both. My level is just that he’s wildly inconsistent this season. (Wait … Gaskin is an Aquarius, and they’re recognized to be unpredictable. Hmmm.) But when there’s any consistency to his manufacturing, it is that he has scored fewer than 10.5 fantasy factors in 5 of Miami’s previous seven losses, and the Dolphins are a house underdog this week in opposition to a Panthers crew that enables operating again dashing touchdowns on the fifth-lowest charge and has given up the third-fewest journeys to the pink zone. Add in Cam Newton on the opposite facet, so that you’re a run-based sport (fewer possessions on each side), and I’ve Gaskin exterior my high 20 this week.Damien Harris, New England Patriots (vs. Titans)Harris returned to the lineup final week however nonetheless bought out-touched by Rhamondre Stevenson, 13-11. Sure, Invoice Belichick is once more refusing to present us a transparent RB1 on the Patriots. Why? As a result of he hates us. Anyway, Harris’ pass-game utilization has dropped lately, with fewer than 10 receiving yards in six straight video games. And this week he faces a Titans protection that’s limiting the run, too. Over the previous 4 weeks, Tennessee is permitting a league-low 3.1 yards per carry to operating backs. Harris is de facto proficient, however the lack of passing-game utilization means he’ll want a landing to repay, and splitting carries with Stevenson lessens the possibilities of that (final week Stevenson bought the one pink zone contact and out-snapped Harris within the pink zone as effectively).Go-catchers I like in Week 12Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys (vs. Raiders)There’s positively no Amari Cooper; there is perhaps no CeeDee Lamb; and Ezekiel Elliott is banged up. All of that possible means extra work for Tony Pollard … er, sorry. Already wrote that. However yeah, it also needs to imply elevated utilization for Schultz. He ran a season-high 43 routes final week in opposition to the Chiefs (when Cooper was out, Lamb left early and Zeke bought banged up), and tight ends who’ve seen six-plus targets versus the Raiders this season common a whopping 20.6 PPG. That is why I’ve a TE6 rank this week on Dalton Schultz. Or, as your drunk uncle will seek advice from him on Thursday: “Jason Witten.”Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at Colts)Solely true gearheads know that “Indianapolis 500” is a reference to what number of receiving touchdowns the Colts protection is on tempo to surrender this season. Indianapolis has allowed a league-high 17 touchdowns to huge receivers — three greater than some other crew — due to a league-worst 72% completion charge allowed in the long run zone. The Colts have additionally seen 10 huge receivers put up no less than 16 fantasy factors on them this season. On Sunday, Evans will make 11 as a locked-in top-five play.Tyler Lockett has 4 video games with 100-plus yards this season … and 5 others with 35 or fewer yards. He’ll hope to snag no less than one house run ball in opposition to Washington on Monday evening. AP Photograph/Ted S. WarrenTyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (at Washington)Russell Wilson’s throwing hand may not be proper but, however he is nonetheless able to chucking it deep to Lockett. Within the two video games since Wilson returned, Lockett has an aDOT (common depth of goal) of 21.9 yards and a complete of 9 deep targets in these two video games. Simply because Wilson is on my “hate” checklist doesn’t suggest he cannot chuck a deep one to Lockett. Particularly for the reason that highest charge within the league this season for deep landing passes allowed belongs to my WFT.Elijah Moore, New York Jets (at Texans)A.J. Brown, DK Metcalf and Elijah Moore all went to Ole Miss. Since Week 8, which ones has probably the most fantasy factors, you assume? It is Moore, however do not feel unhealthy for Brown and Metcalf managers. Moore has extra fantasy factors than nearly each different WR in fantasy in that span. His 20.9 fantasy factors per sport is second finest amongst WRs the previous 4 weeks, and he has 4 straight video games with no less than 13 fantasy factors. Regardless of who’s at QB, the Jets are searching for Moore, as he has no less than six targets in 4 straight video games. This week he will get a Houston protection permitting the sixth-most yards per sport to huge receivers, and he’ll as soon as once more make Ole Miss proud.Others receiving votes: Detroit permits a league-high 4.3 deep completions per sport, and Darnell Mooney noticed seven deep targets final week. … Talking of the Thanksgiving video games, with Marshon Lattimore anticipated to spend no less than a while on Stefon Diggs, it is value noting that the Saints permit the third-most yards and fifth-most catches per sport to the slot. After trying lots more healthy final week, this looks like a sneaky “Cole Beasley is flex-worthy” sport. … Talking of men who run numerous routes out of the slot, no, I am not itemizing Jakobi Meyers right here as a result of he is a landing machine. We’re not there simply but. I am together with him as a result of Tennessee permits probably the most receptions and yards per sport to the slot this season. … Brandon Aiyuk has had a fair greater 2021 comeback than mother denims. All however unnoticed of San Francisco’s offense in the beginning of the season, he has a goal share of no less than 20% in 4 straight video games and an finish zone goal in three of these. This week Aiyuk faces a Vikings protection that enables the third-most YAC per reception. … The Chargers have allowed a number of touchdowns to tight ends in every of their previous two video games, whereas Noah Fant has a pink zone goal in eight of his 10 video games this season. … The Eagles simply gave an enormous contract extension to tight finish Dallas Goedert. However possibly they need to take into account providing an enormous contract to actually anybody on their crew who can cowl a decent finish. Philly has allowed no less than 75 yards or a landing to a decent finish in 9 straight video games. This week, Evan Engram will get a flip.Go-catchers I hate in Week 12A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans (at Patriots)2 RelatedEli Manning, Deuce McAllister and novelist John Grisham all went to Ole Miss. A.J. Brown has extra fantasy factors than all of them this yr. It is after we begin speaking about energetic NFL gamers and this particular week that issues turn into a bit dicey. Brown is coping with a number of accidents and has turn into oddly touchdown-dependent this season. He has performed six full video games this season during which he did not rating a landing. In these video games, he is averaging simply 8.8 PPG. If he performs this week, it’s going to possible be at significantly lower than 100% and, all due respect to Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Brown ought to command a good portion of defensive consideration from the Patriots and a protection that’s high 5 in opposition to huge receivers in receptions per sport, yards per sport and fantasy factors per sport. Whereas he is nonetheless inside my high 20 at WR, barely, I’ve Brown decrease this week than I had had him all season.Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos (vs. Chargers)Sutton was in all probability feeling good this week after signing a four-year, practically $61 million contract extension. However now he is on the Hate checklist and I am certain that even all that money cannot wipe away his tears. Oh effectively. Pretend soccer journalists akin to myself are beholden to the reality, regardless of who will get harm. And the reality is that Sutton has but to complete as a top-60 fantasy receiver this season in a sport during which Jerry Jeudy has been energetic. Within the three video games since Jeudy has returned, Sutton has 5 catches on 10 targets for 78 yards, averaging simply 4.9 PPG. That’s, to make use of some faux soccer journalist jargon, not good. Particularly since Jeudy shall be energetic this week. Sutton faces a Chargers protection that has allowed simply 5 touchdowns to huge receivers this season, second fewest within the league, and it permits deep landing passes on the third-lowest charge. I’ve Sutton exterior my high 30.DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (at Giants)Since Week 8, the Eagles are averaging a league-low 20 cross makes an attempt per sport. Their run-heavy method has been nice for Jalen Hurts and the operating backs, however it has made their pass-catchers extra touchdown-dependent. Now, Smith has scored three touchdowns in that timeframe, serving to him common a really respectable 14.5 PPG, so possibly you have not seen. But when landing regression comes — and it’ll — his fantasy factors will plummet. And with protection from James Bradberry coming this week, my expectation is that regression will begin this week. He is exterior my high 30 for Week 12.Kenny Golladay, New York Giants (vs. Eagles)I do not imagine all the problems with the Giants’ offense this season are Jason Garrett’s fault. There’s numerous blame to go round. However whether or not it was the missed preseason time, his well being, the poor quarterback play or, sure, the playcalling, the truth that New York has but to determine the best way to incorporate Golladay into the offense is startling. Golladay does not have a single pink zone or finish zone goal since Week 1, and he has just one sport on the season with greater than 4 catches or 65 receiving yards. I am not the most important Freddie Kitchens fan, however there’s nowhere to go however up for Golladay. That stated, it possible will not be lots higher this week. Towards huge receivers, the Eagles protection is high three in receptions per sport, yards per sport and fantasy factors per sport allowed.