NFL Week 12 News & Tournament Plays
Jay Cutler is doubtful, and Matt Barkley is in line to start
LeSean McCoy is questionable to play
Lamar Miller has been limited in practice, but expects to play
Latavius Murray is questionable to play against the Panthers
C.J. Prosise has fractured his scapula, which leaves Thomas Rawls as the only back
A.J. Green is out for Sunday, and could be out for a while
Jarvis Landry has been limited at practice, and remains questionable
Julian Edelman is questionable, but I expect him to play
Jeremy Maclin is questionable, but was not spotted at practice on Thursday
Sammy Watkins is listed as questionable, and said he won’t play unless he is 100%
Rob Gronkowski was limited at practice and remains questionable
Matt Ryan $16,400
Matt Ryan is under priced on DraftDay, and should also be under owned. The Falcons have the 2nd highest team total on the week, and Ryan should be in for a big one. In tournaments, I am going to have a bunch of Ryan + Julio stacks and I think they both go off here. Sure Patrick Peterson is great, but he won’t move across the field and the Cardinals can be taken advantage of in other spots. Ryan has a very high yard player prop as well, so I am confident in a big game here.
Todd Gurley $13,100
Gurley has been bad this year, or should I say the Rams have been bad this year. With that offensive line, I don’t think many runners would have much better seasons. If he is going to have a good game, it would be here against the Saints. They have been a bottom 5 team against the run, and are also banged up on the defensive line. This could be the game where Gurley breaks a few long runs and you can get him at a reasonably low ownership.
Amari Cooper $15,450
Amari is kind of in no mans land this week. People are either going to pay up for Beckham, or go down for value. That is a good strategy, but you have to look at Cooper as well. The Panthers have ranked 2nd to last against WR1’s, and Carr has no problem forcing the ball to Cooper. This could be anther big game for Cooper, and he has shown us just how high his upside is. He is also pretty safe, as you know Carr is going to target him at least 7 or 8 times.