NFL Fantasy Football Hot Pickups: Week 12

Raju Byfield@@raptorcityAnalyst IIINovember 22, 2010

Keiland Williams is this weeks hottest pickup with Clinton Portis likely sidelined for the rest of the year.
Keiland Williams is this weeks hottest pickup with Clinton Portis likely sidelined for the rest of the year.Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Keiland Williams is still available in too many fantasy football leagues despite going off for three touchdowns on last week on Monday Night Football.

Ryan Torain was ruled out this Sunday and Clinton Portis aggravated his groin injury during the first half, so Williams dominated the second half touches and finished with 68 yards rushing and 27 yards receiving, not eye popping numbers like last Monday but there is a reasonable chance that Keiland Williams will get the start next week.

View him as a low-end RB2/high end RB3 while both running backs are on the mend. He is currently available in 62 percent of leagues.

Fred Jackson is currently the starting running back for the Buffalo Bills and the fantasy community needs to react accordingly.

Fred Jackson is only 68 percent owned and with C.J Spiller out with injury, he should already be owned in all leagues.

He has had back-to-back strong performances as the Bills feature back and shows no signs of slowing down.

He finished Sunday’s game with 2 touchdowns and 116 yards rushing and has been on a tear since C.J Spiller went down with an injury last week.

He has solid RB2 value as long as C.J Spiller is on the mend.

Christopher Ivory placed himself back on the fantasy radar with a 99-yard and one touchdown performance against the Seahawks.

Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush should be back in the next few weeks but Ivory projects to remain a major part of this backfield going forward.

He is currently sitting at just 14 percent owned and should be added by those in deeper leagues.

Those in dynasty leagues will want to add this surprising rookie if he is still somehow available.

Consider him a solid flex option the rest of the way.

Mike Williams, despite going off on four of his last six games, is sitting at only 44 percent owned and he needs to be owned in all leagues.

He is the No. 1 receiver for the Seahawks and gets a ton of targets every game.

He suffered a foot injury in the loss to the Saints and we will tweet an update when available.

Check your waiver wire and make the add if he is available.

He is a WR3 the rest of the way.

Robert Meachem exploded against the the Seahawks for two touchdowns and has placed himself firmly back in the fantasy radar.

He is currently sitting at only 46 percent owned and this number is too low for such a talent.

The targets will be inconsistent but Meachem is a home run threat and should at least be on fantasy benches.

He is a flex option in deeper leagues but as he showed this week he has significant upside.

Mike Goodson got another start for the Panthers and he responded with 120 yards rushing and 31 yards receiving for 151 total yards.

Goodson will likely retain some semblance of fantasy value even when Jonathan Stewart returns and should be added as depth at the very minimum.

He is still available in 70 percent on Yahoo! leagues. He is a low-end RB2 as long as Jonathan Stewart remains on the mend.

Mike Thomas had another strong week scoring a touchdown off of 5 receptions and 36 yards and is worth an end of the bench add in the 57 percent of leagues he is still available in.

He is a solid flex option in deeper leagues the rest of the way.

Emmanuel Sanders has now scored in two consecutive weeks and this talented rookie is gaining the trust of Big Ben.

He is a must-add in dynasty leagues and those in deeper leagues may want to add him to the end of their bench.

This is still Hines Ward and Mike Wallace’s show but Sanders is likely in the Steelers long term plans which bodes well for his fantasy value going forward.

He is no more than a flex2 right now but as his role increases for the Steelers so will his fantasy value.

Jacoby Ford had only 2 receptions for 27 yards, but no one expected him to excel against the Steelers in the first place.

Ford is still getting plenty of snaps with Darrius Heyward-Bey sidelined with an injury and is worth an add in deeper leagues.

He is no more than a flex2 in deeper leagues but possess considerable upside that could see him produce WR3 numbers any given week.

Donald Jones, playing in only his second game off the season following the Roscoe Parrish injury, went off for 5 receptions and 70 yards and a TD.

He seems to be gaining Ryan Fitzpatrick’s trust and that bodes well for his fantasy value.

Only make the add in the deepest of leagues.

Nate Burleson finished Sunday with 7 receptions for 97 yards and a TD.

Nate Burleson now has 37 receptions, 433 yards and 3 TDs over his last five games and he is worth serious consideration for the stretch run.

David Gettis had a touchdown this Sunday for the Panthers and this former popular waiver wire pickup is worth another gander in the deepest of leagues.

He is no more than a flex2 in the deepest leagues due to the Carolina Panthers quarterback issues.

Joel Dreessen went off in Owen Daniels’ absence for 4 receptions, 106 yards and a touchdown.

He is worth a roster spot while Daniels is out and is a high upside TE2 for that period of time.

Andre Roberts of the Arizona Cardinals has been really coming on as of late and added 6 receptions for 52 yards a week after scoring a touchdown.

He has no value outside of the deepest redraft leagues but is someone dynasty league managers will want to put on their watch list.

Brandon Pettigrew has turned it to a serious PPR force with Shaun Hill under center and finished Sunday’s game with an impressive 8 receptions for 75 yards.

He is currently looking like a better start than players like Dustin Keller.

Consider him a low-end TE1 the rest of the way.

Maurice Morris got the first carry of the game for the Lions with Jahvid Best’s turf toe acting up and he stands to have some significant fantasy value going forward.

He finished Sundays game with 10 carries for 31 yards and 4 receptions for 40 yards.

Kevin Smith was recently placed on injured reserve and Best aggravating his turf toe means that Maurice Morris is next in line to start.

Morris has proven capable in a fantasy setting in previous years and is looking like a must-add in all leagues.

Whether you need him or not you need to make the add if simply just to block your opponents from doing so.

Blair White went off for two touchdowns off 5 receptions and 42 yards and got some burn this Sunday after Austin Collie was forced to leave the game with an injury.

He is worth the add in deeper leagues especially if Collie’s injury proves to be serious.

He is pegged as a flex option as long as Collie is battling injury.

This article can also be found on Win My Fantasy League.


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