Saturday Night Update
- The biggest late-breaking news of the week was Myles Gaskin being placed on the COVID list. DeAndre Washington ($4,800) should step into the lead role and instantly becomes one of the best value plays on the slate. Washington was essentially the Dolphins fourth running back but with the top three backs out, he should step into a featured role. Given his receiving ability, he comes with a solid floor and should be able to produce even if Miami falls behind early to the Chiefs. He makes an obvious “run it back” option alongside any Mahomes stacks, easing the salary crunch that rostering Mahomes and one of his top weapons creates. Be wary of making the rest of your lineup too chalky if you go with Mahomes-Hill-Washington.
Dolphins now down three RBs on Sunday vs. Chiefs: Myles Gaskin, Matt Breida (reserve/COVID) and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder).— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 12, 2020
It leaves DeAndre Washington, Patrick Laird and Elijah McGuire as the Dolphins’ three primary backs for Sunday. https://t.co/FkBAQLJ8Sk
- The more I look at the Tennessee-Jacksonville matchup, the more excited I get about the shootout potential. The Jaguars have been decimated by injuries at cornerback. Tennessee is dealing with its own issues. Malcolm Butler is locked in at one spot. However, with Adoree Jackson, Breon Borders, and Kristian Fulton out it is unclear who will start on the outside opposite of Butler. Jonnu Smith was cleared to return for the Titans, giving Ryan Tannehill another weapon. This game is very stackable.
- D’Andre Swift looks good to go for the Lions but Kenny Golladay will miss another week. Swift and Marvin Jones are both strong options in Green Bay game stacks. It could be a scoring bonanza for the Packers and the Lions will need to be aggressive to try to keep pace.
- The Jets are in a world of hurt at wide receiver. Denzel Mims is out due to COVID protocols. Jamison Crowder is trending towards doubtful. Breshad Perriman ($5,800) should see plenty of targets. Don’t sleep on Braxton Berrios ($4,800) either. He has been productive when given snaps and is likely to have a great game script to see a bunch of targets. The wide receiver woes for the Jets may limit the upside of the Seahawks passing game a bit. It is hard to envision a scenario where this game shoots out.
So there’s a chance the Jets will face the Seahawks without Mims AND Crowder. The WR injury woes are back. Look for Jeff Smith and Braxton Berrios to fill in. #Jets— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) December 11, 2020
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