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Fantasy Football Stock Watch Week 12: Rashee Rice Is On The Rise

Jack takes a look at the biggest risers and fallers in fantasy football value following the NFL’s Week 12.

With last week’s slate wrapped up and the fantasy playoffs rapidly approaching, let’s take a look at which players affected their stocks the most with their performances from last week’s games.

Stock Up: RB Kyren Williams, Los Angeles Rams

Williams had a great game on Sunday against the Cardinals, carrying the ball 16 times for 143 yards while also catching six passes for 61 yards and two touchdowns. After missing a few games with an ankle injury, Williams appears to be fully healthy and should maintain control over the Rams’ backfield for the remainder of the season. His performance places him in RB1 territory ahead of this week’s tough matchup against the Browns.

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Stock Up: QB Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers

Love completed 22 of his 32 pass attempts for 268 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 39 yards on Thanksgiving day against the Lions. There have been a few rough games at times for Love this season, but he has now produced two strong games in a row. He will look to continue his strong recent performances against the Chiefs this week.

Stock Up: RB Rhamondre Stevenson, New England Patriots 

Stevenson was effective on Sunday against the Giants, carrying the ball 21 times for 98 yards and a touchdown. He also added five catches for nine yards. Although he was inefficient as a receiver, his target total was encouraging, and he has now had over 100 total yards in three straight games. Given their issues at quarterback, Stevenson should remain the focal point of the Patriots’ offense for the remainder of the season.

Stock Up: WR Jakobi Meyers, Las Vegas Raiders

Meyers caught six of his seven targets for 79 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the Chiefs. He also added one rush attempt for two yards and had a pass attempt that would go incomplete. He ended up leading the Raiders in receiving last week, which is encouraging since he has struggled in recent weeks. Meyers and the Raiders are on their bye this week but will return to action to face the Vikings in Week 14.

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Stock Up: WR Rashee Rice, Kansas City Chiefs

Rice put together his best game of the season on Sunday against the Raiders, catching eight of his 10 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown. This was his first career 100-yard game, and he has begun to emerge as the Chiefs’ number-two option in the passing game behind tight end Travis Kelce. Rice will look to carry his momentum into this week’s matchup against the Packers.

Stock Down: WR Adam Thielen, Carolina Panthers

Thielen had his worst game of the season on Sunday against the Titans, catching only one pass for two yards. He has been the lone bright spot at times for a struggling Carolina offense this season, but has not had over 100 receiving yards or scored a touchdown since Week 6. He will look to bounce back this week against the Buccaneers.

Stock Down: QB Derek Carr, New Orleans Saints

Carr completed 24 of his 38 pass attempts for 304 yards, zero touchdowns, and an interception on Sunday against the Falcons. While his yardage total was strong, he has struggled to find the end zone this season as he has now gone back-to-back games without a touchdown pass. He will look to turn it around this week against the Lions.

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Stock Down: TE Dalton Schultz, Houston Texans

Schultz was quiet on Sunday against the Jaguars, catching only one pass for two yards. He now has just three total catches over the last two weeks. While his performances have been disappointing as of late, he has a great rebound opportunity this week against the Broncos, who have struggled defending tight ends this season. Start Schultz with caution, but the potential for a solid performance is there this week.

Stock Down: WR Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Godwin had another underwhelming performance against the Colts on Sunday, catching three of his seven targets for 45 yards and no touchdowns. He now has not scored a touchdown since Week 8 and has just one game with over 70 receiving yards since Week 6. Godwin does have a favorable matchup this week against the Panthers, but he shouldn’t be trusted to be anything more than a WR3/Flex play at this point in the season.

Stock Down: RB Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens

Edwards had an inefficient game on Sunday against the Chargers, as he only carried the ball eight times for 26 yards and caught just one pass for 11 yards. His five-game touchdown streak also came to an end and he saw single-digit carries for the first time this season. He appears to be losing touches to rookie Keaton Mitchell, who he has seen a larger role in recent weeks. The Ravens are on their bye this week and Edwards will look to get back on track in Week 14 against the Rams.

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