It’s the final two weeks of the fantasy football regular season for most leagues. Some fantasy owners are looking to hold onto the top ranking, while others are trying to claim the final playoff spot.
Many Los Angeles Chargers fantasy football owners were happy on Thanksgiving, as Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen, and Hunter Henry all posted strong numbers on the road in Dallas.
If you missed out on some of the breakout fantasy stars on Thursday, or are just looking for a fantasy sleeper to plug into your starting lineup, Fourth & Goal has you covered. Below are three fantasy football plug and play options that have the potential to put up starting numbers in Week 12.
Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills
The Dolphins have officially ruled out Jay Cutler for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, making Stills an immediate starter in all fantasy formats. Stills and backup quarterback Matt Moore have had an instant connection dating back to last season. Miami’s speedster receiver caught three touchdown passes in all three of Moore’s regular season starts in 2016, and scored another touchdown when Miami’s backup veteran quarterback entered the game last week. Even when the Dolphins were held scoreless against the Baltimore Ravens earlier this season, Stills managed to snag five catches on ten targets for 65 yards. The Patriots have given up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season, and Stills remains less than 64 percent owned in fantasy leagues.
Seattle Seahawks RB J.D. McKissic
McKissic received a season-high 12 touches in Monday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks and should be in line for an even heavier workload in Week 12 with running back Mike Davis listed as doubtful. Seattle’s 5-foot-10, 195-pound tailback has already proven his value in point per reception leagues this season and has boom potential in both PPR and standard formats for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. San Francisco’s defense has surrendered the most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. McKissic is less than 29 percent owned in fantasy leagues and should be viewed as an RB2/flex in Week 12.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant
If Bryant has been waiting for a chance to prove himself, then this it. The Steelers have ruled out rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, elevating Bryant to the team’s No. 2 receiver. The Steelers 6-foot-4, 211-pound receiver showed promise early in the season and will have the opportunity to showcase his talent on Sunday Night Football. Bryant has only posted one game with over 50 receiving yards this season, but that shouldn’t deter fantasy owners from plugging him into the WR3 spot or flex position if needed. The Packers have given the eighth most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season, and Bryant is currently less than 47 percent owned in fantasy leagues.