Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Williams saw a season-high eight targets last week and could be on his way to the Chargers' No. 2 receiving option behind Keenan Allen if he can stay healthy. Williams has the size and talent to achieve that, but he still can't be viewed as more than a flex right now.
Orleans Darkwa - RB - New York Giants
New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Darkwa has played OK since taking over starting duties in New York's backfield. He has averaged 16 carries two catches over his last five games, so the opportunities are there to produce. Darkwa has only scored once in that span, but he is an RB2 candidate as long as he is seeing that many touches.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) was held out of practice Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Vernon Davis has once again filled in splendidly for Reed. With the Redskins playing on a short week, don't be surprised to see Reed sit again. If that is the case, Davis can be started as a low-end TE1.
Vernon Davis - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis (back) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Davis will be one of Kirk Cousins' top targets as long as Jordan Reed is unable to play. He has seen 8.6 targets over his last three games and is capable of coming through for fantasy owners as a TE1.
Samaje Perine - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine (finger) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Perine is the Redskins' workhorse running back going forward, with Byron Marshall spotting him on passing downs. Perine really showed up last week and established himself as Washington's go-to back thanks to injuries to fellow backfield mates. View Perine as an RB2 for the remainder of the season.
Paxton Lynch - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Paxton Lynch will be announced as the new starting quarterback for Week 12 Wednesday, Nov. 22, according to a source.
Huddle Up: In three career games Lynch has been mediocre at best, throwing for 497 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. What makes Lynch intriguing is his size and athletic ability as he can tuck the ball and run too. That being said, stay away from him from a fantasy perspective. He's too risky this close to the playoffs.
Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is not only second in the NFL in passing yards (2,801), but he easily leads Seattle in rushing yards (376) and is second among quarterbacks in rushing yards. He is averaging 317.7 total yards per game.
Huddle Up: Wilson hasn't really had much of a choice but to be the catalyst for the Seahawks in the passing game and the running game. Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and others have done next to nothing this year. At the same time, Wilson is frequently forced to scramble due to poor offensive line play. Wilson is an elite QB1 for the rest of the season and an MVP candidate.
Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: The Redskins have no obvious replacement for Thompson, which likely means they will be forced to rely more heavily on Samaje Perine in the running game. Jamison Crowder has emerged as Kirk Cousins' favorite target in recent weeks and could see even more looks as a result of Thompson's absence.
Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) won't practice Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Huddle Up: Hurns has a 36-446-2 line in nine games this season, and this offense doesn't give him a lot of upside if he goes against the Arizona Cardinals.
Dan Bailey - PK - Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys PK Dan Bailey (groin) could play Thursday, Nov. 23, in Week 12, according to owner Jerry Jones.
Huddle Up: Bailey could be a plug-and-play option for the Thanksgiving Day game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Matthew Stafford - QB - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is the NFL's highest-rated deep passer at 128.6, according to Pro Football Focus. Stafford was 7-for-22 on throws of more than 20 yards during the first six games. Over the last four games, he's 11-for-21 with a touchdown in three of the four tilts. WR Marvin Jones has caught nine of 18 such passes thrown his way, and Stafford has a 133.5 passer rating when throwing deep to Jones.
Huddle Up: Since the bye week, Stafford has averaged 333 yards passing in four games. He has thrown seven touchdowns and one interception in that stretch. He has ascended to the upper level of QBs just below the cream of the crop.
Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan has thrown nine touchdowns and two interceptions with a 104.9 passer rating over the last five games. He threw six touchdowns and six interceptions with an 87.3 passer rating in the first five games.
Huddle Up: Ryan had a considerable Super Bowl hangover for the early stage of the season, but he has begun to right the ship. It's not the high-end QB1 reputation he earned last season, but with all the injuries and struggles at the position in fantasy, he remains a solid QB1.
J.D. McKissic - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB J.D. McKissic logged seven carries for 30 yards and five catches on six targets for 23 yards in the team's Week 11 defeat Monday, Nov. 20, opposite the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: It doesn't sound like much but that's the second-highest yardage total from the 24-year-old this season, and with Mike Davis (groin) possibly missing time, he could vault up to the top of Seattle's backfield situation. Also consider that Thomas Rawls was a healthy scratch and Eddie Lacy once again did very little, so McKissic will be someone to watch closely in the coming weeks.
Mike Davis - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB Mike Davis got the start in the team's Week 11 game Monday, Nov. 20, against the Atlanta Falcons, finishing with just 18 yards on six carries, as well as 41 receiving yards on a pair of receptions.
Huddle Up: Davis just came off the practice squad but didn't really do anything to seize control of the Seahawks' messy backfield situation. In fact, he may end up missing time after exiting with a groin injury and not returning. Even if he doesn't miss any time, it's hard to recommend using him in the weeks coming up, as Seattle's running game is just too difficult to predict.
Russell Wilson - QB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed 26-of-42 passes for 258 yards, a pair of touchdowns and an interception in the team's Week 11 loss Monday, Nov. 20, against the Atlanta Falcons. He also ran the ball seven times for 86 yards, while picking up a rushing touchdown as well. Additionally, he also lost a fumble.
Huddle Up: Despite the two turnovers, Wilson had a really strong showing on Monday night that most likely lifted a lot of fantasy owners to victory in comeback fashion. The rushing stats are especially what stick out, as the 86 yards on the ground represent a season high for Wilson. Furthermore, this will go down as Wilson's fifth straight game with at least two touchdown passes. He's one of the most dependable QB1 options an owner can go with.
Paul Richardson - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson finished with five catches on eight targets for 56 yards in the team's Week 11 loss Monday, Nov. 20, versus the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: This was somewhat of an encouraging outing from Richardson, as it was the most throws he's received in a game all season, and the result was his second outing with at least five receptions. Still, he's decisively behind Jimmy Graham and Doug Baldwin on the food chain, which severely caps his ceiling as a WR3.
Doug Baldwin - WR - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin secured two of six targets in the passing game for 40 yards, while hauling in a touchdown as well in the team's Week 11 defeat Monday, Nov. 20, versus the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Despite the season low in catches, Baldwin still salvaged his evening with his fourth touchdown of the campaign to provide a useful performance for his owners after all. Even with Jimmy Graham's emergence as of late, the 29-year-old can still be relied upon as a fine WR2 on any given week.
Jimmy Graham - TE - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham finished with seven catches for 58 yards on 11 targets and a touchdown in the team's Week 11 loss Monday, Nov. 20, versus the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Graham's strong run as of late continued in this one, as he's now registered at least one touchdown in five of his last six ballgames, totaling seven touchdowns over that span. He's averaging a touch fewer than 40 yards per game this season but has made up for that with his amount of trips into the end zone. In fact, Monday's touchdown matched his total from all of last year. He's been one of the best TE1 options in football in 2017.
Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan completed 19-of-27 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 11 win Monday, Nov. 20, against the Seattle Seahawks. He also had three rushes for 12 yards.
Huddle Up: It wasn't his 335-yard, three-touchdown effort in Seattle last year, but this was still an acceptable performance, of course, and it also extended Ryan's streak of having multiple touchdown passes in a game to four. The 10-year veteran hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations he set for himself a year ago when he was crowned league MVP, but he's still enjoying a nice campaign that keeps him in the perennial QB1 conversation.
Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones recorded five catches on 10 targets for 71 yards in the team's Week 11 victory Monday, Nov. 20, against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Once again, Jones was held without a touchdown, and as a result, he shockingly remains stuck on one for the season. At the same time, he continues to get his usual massive number of looks, especially when compared to the rest of the offense, as no one else drew more than four targets for the game. It's been a frustrating time owning Jones but owners just need to show patience and keep trotting him out there. The touchdowns will come.