Dollar Free Agents 2019 Week 12

By Matthew Cherrin
Matthew Cherrin

Randall Cobb- WR- Cowboys

Cowboys slot receiver, Randall Cobb, has put together back to back solid performances in the last two games. In week 10 against the Vikings, Cobb recorded six receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown. On Sunday against the Lions, Cobb had four receptions for 115 yards and a score. Quarterback Dak Prescott has been on fire as of late, which has helped Cobb get back to his old Packer days when he was a top ten receiver. As long as Prescott plays at a high level, Cobb could be a borderline wide receiver 3/flex option for fantasy owners. The Cowboys face the Patriots this upcoming weekend. Prescott might need to check down to Cobb often against the NFL's best defense. Pick up Cobb this week for a buck.

Cameron Brate- TE- Buccaneers

Not sure what to make about the Bucs tight end Cameron Brate recording 10 receptions for 73 yards last week against the Saints. Brate's fantasy value was solely dependent on scoring a touchdown this year with O.J. Howard starting as the number one tight end. But after Howard bobbled a catch which led to an interception, Brate seemed to be the only viable target for quarterback Jameis Winston. The Bucs face Atlanta on Sunday, whose been playing better than their 25th ranked passing defense. Brate could be in for another huge PPR game. Pick up Brate for a buck.

Mecole Hardman- WR- Chiefs

While the Chiefs are on a bye on week 12, fantasy owners in keeper and dynasty leagues should consider picking up Mecole Hardman. On a number of occasions this season, Hardman has shown his play-making ability. While he still sits behind Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins on the depth chart, I could see a Hardman breaking out in the 2020 season. So far this year, he has 23 receptions for 450 yards and five touchdowns. Depending on Hill's hamstring issue he suffered in Monday nights' game, Hardman could have a larger role to play for the Chiefs in the remaining part of the season. Pick up Hardman and stash on your bench this week for a buck.

Sam Darnold- QB- Jets

The last few games for the Jets' quarterback, Sam Darnold, have been his best of the year. He is finally starting to look like the prospect that everyone thought he would be going into the 2019 season. Last week against the Red Skins, Darnold completed 19 passes for 293 yards and four touchdowns. The Jets have another favorable matchup this week when they face the Oakland Raiders, whose defense has allowed the 4th most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Darnold also has promising matchups in week 13 and 14 against the Bengals and Dolphins. You can get Darnold for a buck and start him if you need a QB.

Jonathan Williams- RB- Colts

After Marlon Mack exited last week's game against the Jaguars, Colts' running back Jonathan Williams made a case to why he should be getting most of the carries against the Texans. Williams had 13 carries for 116 yards last Sunday. Depending on Jordan Wilkins health, Williams could be splitting time with Nyheim Hines. Although splitting is a lose term after Williams out-carried Hines 13-3 after Mack exited the game. Houston has given up the 11th most fantasy points this year to running backs. Williams could be a good pick-up and start this week if you have a running back on a bye week.

Bo Scarbrough- RB- Lions

If you are desperate for a running back in week 12, the Lions' Bo Scarbrough might be your best option for the price. Scarbrough out-touched Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic in last week's game against the Cowboys. He ended the game with 14 rushes for 55 yards and a score. Scarbrough hadn't received a carry all season until last week when he was randomly named the starter. The Lions face the Red Skins this week, whose defense has given up the 4th most fantasy points to running backs this season. You should be able to get Scarbrough for a buck this week.