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In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter presented by AMP:
- 2 season-ending injuries
- Buy/Sell/Hold. Cooterdoodle gives you market advice
- An update on Justin Fields
- Sam's Waiver Wire Diving: Week 12 pickups
- It's Thanksgiving Week, and we have you covered.
- It's 11/22. Take it away Peter Overzet...
We had a fairly eventful Monday as far as fantasy news goes. Here's everything that should be on your radar...
🚑 Kyle Pitts out indefinitely
Our long, national fantasy nightmare is coming to a merciful end. The Falcons TE suffered a torn MCL on Sunday that will require surgery. He's going to get a second opinion, but the writing is on the wall for his season being over.
I'm not sure there is a player who better embodied the highs and lows of fantasy football than 2022 Kyle Pitts.
Pitts vaulted himself into the 2nd and 3rd-round of drafts thanks to his insane physical profile and a sick preseason catch but came crashing down to earth due to a run-heavy Arthur Smith offense and a bunch of prayer balls from the inaccurate Marcus Mariota.
2023 Kyle Pitts fantasy value conversations are going to be a journey
— Sam Hoppen (@SamHoppen)
Nov 21, 2022
We'll circle back on this in the summer, but until then, Drake London should see a nice boost in targets.
🚑 Wan'Dale Robinson out for the year
The rookie WR tore his ACL Sunday vs. the Lions and will miss the rest of the season. It's a brutal blow for the Giants, who were already thin on playmakers. Robinson led the team in receiving on Sunday and finishes his abbreviated season with 227 receiving yards and 1 TD.
Darius Slayton will take over as the top WR in this offense(More on him below), but keep an eye on Richie James and Isaiah Hodgins as well.
✂️ Melvin Gordon cut?!
Last week we got the surprise Eno Benjamin cut, and yesterday we got another bizarre one with the Broncos releasing Gordon.
“Melvin Gordon is good enough to split carries with Javonte Williams, but not good enough to stay on our team all season.”
-Nathaniel Hackett, probably
— JMToWin (@JMToWin)
Nov 21, 2022
Your new-look Broncos backfield is not a pretty sight:
- Latavius Murray
- Marlon Mack
- Devine Ozigbo (practice squad)
- Mike Boone (IR)
Read on for players to scoop up on the waiver wire, plus two players to buy before the trade deadline...
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🛒 RB Nick Chubb
Rumor has it that Kareem Hunt is legally changing his name to Kareem Gatherer. Week after week, Kareem stays safely on the bench while Chubb takes to the field to bring home the TDs. On the season, Chubb has brought home 923 yards and 11 TDs, compared to Hunt’s 346 yards and 3 TDs.
Chubb will always be the RB1 in Cleveland, but it’s starting to become apparent that there isn’t room for Hunt at the table any more.
With the Browns' BYE week behind them and Chubb’s ability to get into the end zone, it’s time to beef up your RB position as you enter the playoff push.
🛒 WR Terry McLaurin
McLaurin hasn’t produced quite the way anyone had hoped for when they took him in the early rounds of their draft. However, his connection with Taylor Heinicke has looked promising. McLaurin has scored TD or hauled in 100+ yards in three of his last five games.
Curtis Samuel may have gotten the TD in Week 11, but that only helps bring McLaurin’s price down. *insert big brain emoji* If you look at the targets, McLaurin is the guy Heinicke trusts. He has consistently earned twice as many targets as Samuel in each game since Week 8.
While the Commanders have been on a winning streak, fantasy managers still have a sour taste in their mouths from earlier in the season. With that narrative, Samuel’s TD in Week 11, and the Commanders BYE looming, you should be able to negotiate a trade for Terry that doesn’t break the bank.
🛒 WR Tyler Boyd
Boyd was fantastic in Week 7 against the Falcons when he brought in 155 yards and a TD. But since then, he’s only hauled in a total of 10 receptions for 124 yards and a TD across his last three games.
With Ja’Marr Chase’s return right around the corner, Boyd will fall back a notch on the depth chart. Chase logged 162 yards and 4 TDs in his last two games before injury. While Boyd is talented and has the ability to produce given the chance, the targets aren’t there and likely diminish once Chase steps foot on the field.
🦁 A WR to stash. The Lions, and your fantasy team, are getting reinforcements.
🤬 Um, did the Cardinals let George Kittle score? Interesting strategy.
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🚽 The sweat of the season. Can Russell Wilson do the impossible?
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Waivers are a crucial component of fantasy football, and nabbing the next league winner ahead of your leaguemates can help you edge out that title. Each Tuesday, Sam Wallace will highlight players to target in your redraft leagues.
➕ WR Treylon Burks
- Available in 81% of leagues
Dwain McFarland recommended picking up rookie WRs Treylon Burks and Christian Watson over a week ago. Hopefully you listened.
While Watson saw his ownership skyrocket last week, Burks remains wildly available. He returned from a four-game absence in Week 10 to post a modest production line but erupted week with a 7-111 outing on eight targets. His 30% target share and 33% receiving yard share in Week 11 highlight his ability to dominate touches even on a run-first team.
Burks has the profile and upside to be a league-winner and is a must-add in all formats.
- FAAB: 70%
➕ Parris Campbell
- Available in 60% of leagues
The case for WR Parris Campbell was made last week by Dwain McFarland:
“Over the three-game span (with QB Matt Ryan), Campbell has 29 targets (25%), 24 receptions, 203 yards, and three receiving TDs – leading to 20.8 fantasy points per game. With Nyheim Hines gone, the slot WR (78%) is the lead underneath option (5.2 aDOT) for the Colts' offense and is seeing career-high route participation at 89% for the season.”
Campbell continued that trend in Week 11 by posting a respectable 5-67 line on six targets. In his last four games with Ryan, he’s averaging nine targets, seven receptions, and 67 receiving yards per game.
➕ WR Darius Slayton
- Available in 49% of leagues
Rookie WR Wan’Dale Robinson suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. This means more could be asked of fellow WR Darius Slayton who continued his recent run of success. Slayton has either 65 receiving yards or a TD in five of his last six games. He also saw 66 snaps (PFF) in Week 11 which signaled a 20% increase from his previous season-high.
The Giants face the Cowboys and their stout defense on Thanksgiving. Heading into Week 11, Dallas ranked inside the top 10 against QB, RBs, and TEs but were down at 20th against opposing WRs.
Need more waiver wire guidance? Check out our Waiver Wire Hub for more picks from Sam & Dwain McFarland!
The Jets averaged 2.9 INCHES of offense per play in the second half of their loss to the Patriots on Sunday.
That’s roughly the width of your cell phone.
— Keagan Stiefel (@KeaganStiefel)
Nov 21, 2022