Preemptive Strike Week 12

I hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving with family and friends. After this week there will be just two weeks left until the fantasy playoffs begin for most leagues. If you are looking for some tips to get into the playoffs check out our question of the week article that may have some helpful hints for you down the stretch Fighting Chance Fantasy Question of the Week.

In Week 13 there will be two teams on bye (Cardinals and Panthers). Like always the "Preemptive Strike" player list will focus on giving you some players to add or stash while providing some bye-week options depending on your league size and needs. It's time to open up a nice cold adult beverage relax and let's see what players you can add this week before your league mates try to add them next week, in this quick-hitting edition of Preemptive Strike. 


Check to see if these quarterbacks are available to add first: Jimmy Garoppolo 65% Rostered, Trevor Lawrence 61% Rostered, and Deshaun Watson 55% Rostered.

Kenny Pickett, QB Steelers 10% Rostered

Next week Kenny Pickett faces the Falcons that are allowing the eighth most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. With Pickett's chemistry with George Pickens continuing to grow, Pickett could be a streaming option next week in deeper leagues.


Sam Darnold, QB Panthers 2% Rostered

Sam Darnold was finally named the starter after being on injured reserve for most of the year with an ankle injury. Darnold and D.J Moore had great chemistry last year, making Darnold an excellent addition in two-quarterback and super-flex leagues.


Mike White, QB Jets 3% Rostered

Zach Wilson hits the bench, and Mike White gets the chance to start. I could see White starting for the rest of the season, as he showed some flashes last year. White is a deeper two-quarterback and super-flex league option at this point.


Desmond Ridder, QB Falcons 1% Rostered

Desmond Ridder is a speculative add for now, because the Falcons may give the rookie a chance to start soon to see what they have in the young quarterback since Marcus Mariota is so inconsistent. 

Running Backs

Check to see if these running backs are available to add first: J.K. Dobbins 59% Rostered, Samaje Perine 54% Rostered, and Cam Akers 52% Rostered. 

Kyren Williams, RB Rams 33% Rostered

Darrell Henderson was waived and only Cam Akers who was in coach Sean McVay’s dog house earlier this season is in the way of Kyren Williams from becoming a possible RB2-to-RB3 down the stretch for fantasy managers. Williams is a must-add in 12-team leagues.

Jerick McKinnon, RB Chiefs 33% Rostered

No Clyde Edwards-Helaire means PPR fantasy gold for Jerick McKinnon. Mckinnon has proven to be Patrick Mahomes's go-to receiving running back out of the backfield time and again. Mckinnon is another must-add running back in PPR 12-team league formats.

Darrell Henderson, RB Jaguars 48% Rostered

One team’s trash is another team’s treasure. Darrell Henderson becomes Travis Etienne's primary backup and is worth a stashing just in case Etienne should suffer an injury.


Running back lottery tickets to stash in deeper leagues: Alexander Mattison 36% Rostered, Tyler Allgeier, RB Falcons 47% Rostered, Khalil Herbert 43% Rostered, Chubba Hubbard 21% Rostered, Dontrell Hilliard  13% Rostered, Isaiah Spiller 4% Rostered and Marlon Mack 7% rostered.

Wide Receivers

Check to see if these wide receivers are available to add first: Josh Palmer 73% Rostered, Garrett Wilson 72% Rostered, George Pickens 69% Rostered, Chase Claypool 54% Rostered, Devin Duvernay 54% Rostered, and Donovan Peoples-Jones 50% Rostered.

Treylon Burks, WR Titans 49% Rostered

In case you missed it Treylon Burks had his breakout game last Thursday Night when he went for seven receptions for 111 yards on eight targets. Burks should be added in all league formats.

Parris Campbell, WR Colts 49% Rostered

Since Matt Ryan returned to the starting line-up a couple of weeks ago, Parris Campbell has become fantasy relevant again. Campbell could be a useful WR4 in deeper PPR league formats for the rest of the season.


Elijah Moore, WR Jets 26% Rostered

With Mike White under center, maybe that can build on Elijah Moore’s 18% target share moving forward. Moore was a rising star in the second half of last season, but Zach Wilson has been horrendous for this offense since he returned under center.

Sky Moore, WR Chiefs 9% Rostered

With all the injuries the Chiefs are dealing with at wide receiver, Skyy Moore is worth an add. He should provide some decent PPR fantasy production in deeper leagues until the other wideouts return. Moore was targeted six times last week and could have more opportunities this week. Justin Watson is another wide receiver to add in deeper leagues as well.

Wide Receivers to stash in deeper leagues: Odell Beckham Jr. 48% Rostered, Van Jefferson 23% Rostered, Julio Jones 17% Rostered, Randall Cobb 7% Rostered, and Kendall Hinton 1% Rostered.

Tight Ends

Check to see if these tight ends are available to add first: Gerald Evertt 74% Rostered, Hayden Hurst 64% Rostered, and Greg Dulcich 53% Rostered. 

Juwan Johnson, TE Saints 47% Rostered

Juwan Johnson has been pretty steady for the Saints at tight end this season. Johnson has scored double-digit fantasy points in four of his last games averaging 13 PPR fantasy points over his last five games.

Tyler Conklin, TE Jets 18% Rostered

After a hot start to the season, Tyler Conklin has cooled off dramatically since Zach Wilson returned to the starting line-up. Look for Conklin to be a factor once again with Mike White under center for the Jets moving forward.

Defenses to Stream for Week 13

Cleveland Browns Defense 6% Rostered face the Texans in Week 13.

Seattle Seahawks Defense 17% Rostered goes up against the Rams who could be without Matthew Stafford as he is in the concussion protocol process for the second time in three weeks.

What players are you looking to add before this week's games? If you would like to discuss this further or have any fantasy questions you can reach me on Twitter at @smooth1074. 


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