We are getting closer and closer to the Fantasy Football Playoffs – hopefully, you already guaranteed your spot, or you are at least fighting for one. As usual, the Volume Facts and Takeaways are here to help you keep up to the Volume Data trends – which will certainly help you get your desired Championship!
We will, once again, keep the stats to a minimum – we want you to have a pleasant and effective read – while also keeping up to date with Data.
Teams that were on Bye: Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams.
Top 20 Rushing Attempts
Nick Chubb is turning out to be one of the best Fantasy Football adds of the season, as he’s been producing mostly every week and consolidating his workhorse RB spot in a surging offense. The strong rusher carried the ball 28 times for 84 yards and a score, gashing the putrid Cincinnati Bengals’ defense.
Ezekiel Elliott performed as we are accustomed to, amassing 26 carries – good for 121 yards and a score. Gus Edwards is one of the week’s surprises – maybe not for John Harbaugh – hitting a third place in league rushes (23 attempts for 118 yards).
Another up-and-coming back is the young Eagles‘ rusher, Josh Adams – who totaled 22 attempts, amassing 84 yards and also a score. Rounding out the top 5, Sony Michel came back to his normal ways – 21 rushes for 133 yards and a touchdown.
Other standouts were: LeGarrette Blount (19/88/2), the now-suspended Leonard Fournette (18/95/2), Peyton Barber (18/47/1) and the 17 attempt club – Christian McCaffrey (125/1), Aaron Jones (72/1), David Johnson (63 yards) and LeSean McCoy (46 yards).
Top 20 Touches
Not much will be said about the aforementioned Zeke and Chubb (who got 31 touches each and led the league in touches), so I’ll focus on Christian McCaffrey.
CMC had the best Fantasy game of the season – he got 28 touches, amassing 237 total yards and both a rushing and receiving score. Talk about him being Norv Turner’s ultimate workhorse back – excluding the greats LaDainian Tomlinson and Adrian Peterson, of course!
Joe Mixon also did very well – if you take the horrible game script into consideration – amounting 21 touches for 155 total yards. He might be – alongside an injured A.J. Green – more and more the focal point of Cincy’s offense this year-end.
Other Standouts: Saquon Barkley, Aaron Jones and LeGarrette Blount (20 touches each), Matt Breida (17 touches) and Austin Ekeler (15 touches).
Top 20 Targets
JuJu Smith-Schuster is (this might look a bit preposterous) slowly but surely becoming the WR1 for the always powerful Pittsburgh Steelers‘ offense. The weekly leader for Targets (17) amounted 13 receptions for 189 yards and a 97-yard score – the second of his young career.
Both Atlanta Falcons‘ top receivers followed JuJu in the Top 5, as Julio Jones (14 targets/11 receptions/147 yards) and Calvin Ridley (13 targets/8 receptions/93 yards/1 TD) were certainly thankful for Matt Ryan’s throws their way – by the way, they played on Thanksgiving Night (so the pun was intended).
Antonio Brown (13 targets/9 receptions/67 yards) and C.J. Uzomah (13 targets/6 receptions for 39 yards) closed out the Top 5 for the week. Look for Uzomah to get an increase in looks, as Jeff Driskel will take the Bengals’ QB spot – as Andy Dalton was placed on IR and is out for the rest of the season.
Other standouts: George Kittle (12/6/48), Emmanuel Sanders (12/7/86/1 TD), Jermaine Kearse (12/6/66/1 TD), CMC (11/11/112/1 TD), Austin Ekeler (11/10/68/1 TD) and Stefon Diggs (11/8/77/1 TD).
That’s it for Weeks 12 Volume Facts and Takeaways. Thank you very much and I hope to see you after Week 13!
By Gabriel Cabistani – @GTCabistaniFF
DISCLAIMER – Data gathered from http://www.pro-football-reference.com