Fantasy Football 2021 – The recap after Matchday 12

The running-back position is more key than ever in Fantasy this season, with huge performances every week, but also many injuries for the starters.

[Format utilisé : PPR]

The perfect team

Position Player Team Points
QB Josh Allen BUF 28.7
RB Leonard Fournette TB 44.1
RB Joe mixon CIN 32.3
WR Jaylen waddle MIA 28.7
WR Tee Higgins CIN 23.4
YOU Jack doyle IND 20.1
FLEX Elijah mitchell SF 27.8
DST Dolphins MIA 28.0
K Daniel Carlson LV 21.0

A week after Jonathan Taylor’s 5 touchdowns, Leonard Fournette offered himself a quadruple… against the Colts. The Bucs RB was excellent on the ground, with a game at 100 yards and a hat-trick, and he was also often targeted by Tom Brady in the game of short passes (7 receptions, 31 yards, 1 TD). Another running-back which is hot at the moment, Joe Mixon signed a personal best with 165 yards against the Steelers, and 2 touchdowns to the key.

The young WRs were in the spotlight again this weekend, with a rookie and a sophomore in the spotlight. The first is Jaylen Waddle, very good since the start of the season, but who has just completed his benchmark match in the elite, including a first time over 100 yards (137 yards, 1 TD). Often in the shadow of Ja’Marr Chase this year, Tee Higgins showed Sunday with 6 receptions, 114 yards and 1 touchdown.

Despite his 2 interceptions, Josh Allen signs the biggest score for a QB this week, thanks to 4 touchdowns. He finished with 260 yards in the air and 43 more on the ground. At TE, Jack Doyle surprised for Indianapolis. Little in sight this season, he has 6 receptions for 81 yards and 1 touchdown.

Decidedly in much better shape in recent weeks, the Miami defense feasted against Carolina. The Dolphins total in particular 5 sacks, 3 interceptions 1 blocked punt and 1 touchdown. Impeccable Thursday against Dallas (8/8), Daniel Carlson is the most prolific kicker of the week.

The top 5 by position

QB Team Pts Fantasy RB Team Pts Fantasy
Josh Allen BUF 269.1 Jonathan taylor IND 286.1
Jalen hurts PHI 258.7 Austin Ekeler LAKE 242.7
Tom brady TB 258.4 Joe mixon CIN 215.6
Justin herbert LAKE 251.5 Najee harris PIT 198.0
Patrick mahomes KC 251.5 Leonard Fournette TB 196.5
WR Team Pts Fantasy YOU Team Pts Fantasy
Cooper Kupp LAR 275.2 Travis Kelce KC 185.5
Deebo Samuel SF 236.9 Mark Andrews BALL 166.1
Tyreek hill KC 234.6 Darren waller LV 129.3
Davante Adams GB 218.3 TJ Hockenson DET 128.4
Justin jefferson MIN 206.7 Dalton schultz DAL 124.7
DEF Team Pts Fantasy K Team Pts Fantasy
Patriots BORN 131.0 Nick folk BORN 140.0
Bills BUF 109.0 Daniel Carlson LV 108.0
Cowboys DAL 103.0 Justin tucker BALL 108.0
Colts IND 101.0 Chris Boswell PIT 104.0
Dolphins MIA 99.0 Greg joseph MIN 103.0

Waivers: Players to add this week


Taysom Hill (New Orleans Saints)

On a series of 4 defeats in a row, the Saints seem to want to change things. The latest rumors from New Orleans announce that Taysom Hill is expected to start this Thursday against Dallas. If his potential as a passer remains limited, his mobility is very interesting and can lead to some good performances in Fantasy.

Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins)

The Dolphins’ QB remains available in a lot of leagues and his performances over the last two games are very good. His relationship with Jaylen Waddle is starting to be particularly interesting.

Other QBs to follow: Carson Wentz (IND), Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)


Dontrell Hilliard (Tennessee Titans)

The situation clears up a bit on the backfield of the Titans. Adrian Peterson has been cut, Jeremy McNichols is unavailable, so D’Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard remain. The two RBs were shown in the defeat of Tennessee, with more than 100 yards each on the ground. The competition is still there, but you can add Hilliard this week.

Dontrell Hilliard Fantasy
More than 100 yards including a long touchdown for Dontrell Hilliard against the Pats

Alexander Mattison (Minnesota Vikings)

Dalvin Cook’s injury opens the door for Alexander Mattison, who has already shown his qualities when he had to replace the star RB of the Vikings. With a playing volume of number 1, he immediately became a starter in the Fantasy roster.

Chuba Hubbard (Carolina Panthers)

The information fell yesterday, Christian McCaffrey will not play the season again. Suddenly, Chuba Hubbard, who replaced him between Week 4 and 8, should once again become the number 1 RB of the Panthers. Ameer Abdullah can take a few touches from him, but if he gets close to 20 touches per game like earlier in the season, he will be an interesting player.

Jamaal Williams (Detroit Lions)

Affected in the game against Chicago, D’Andre Swift suffers from a shoulder pain, and the Lions have no interest in rushing his return. In his absence, Jamaal Williams took on the responsibilities of RB number 1 on Thursday, and he will continue to do so in future games.

Other BRs to follow: Boston Scott (PHI), Matt Breida (BUF), Tevin Coleman (NYJ)


Kendrick Bourne (New England Patriots)

The Pats’ WR may be a risky choice given his irregularity and a game against Buffalo this weekend, but his latest performances are interesting. His relationship with Mac Jones seems to be growing stronger, and he is therefore more often targeted.

Van Jefferson (Los Angeles Rams)

The arrival of Odell Beckham Jr could have hurt him, but the injury of Robert Woods ultimately benefited him. Van Jefferson is pretty much a starter for the Rams right now, and the volume of play is enough to make him shine. He relies on his speed and explosive actions, which can make him a riskier choice.

Other WRs to follow: Russell Gage (ATL), Josh Reynolds (DET), DeSean Jackson (LV)


Cole Kmet (Chicago Bears)

Sure, Jimmy Graham is still there to score a little touchdown every now and then, but the Bears’ most active TE is Cole Kmet. Evidenced by the 11 balloons thrown in his direction by Andy Dalton on Thursday.

Other TEs to follow: Foster Moreau (LV), Jack Doyle (IND)

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