Free Agency and Injury report week 12 2020
Keke Coutee, WR, HOU
Houston lost Will Fuller due to a suspension on Monday. They recently parted ways with Kenny Stills and Randall Cobb is on injured reserve. That puts Coutee in a position to take on a significant role heading into the fantasy playoffs. The Texans are fourth in the league in passing yards per game and without a second receiver. Coutee only has six receptions on the year but that is about to change in short order.
Olamide Zaccheaus, WR, ATL
A player like Zaccheaus wouldn't normally make this article but he was stepping in for Julio Jones who was also absent for the Falcons. Their absences led Calvin Ridley and Hayden Hurst to see nine and eight targets respectively. Russell Gage saw five targets but didn't do much on his looks. It's difficult to project a single player who is available on waivers to see much more work than usual because of these injuries.
Josh Jacobs, RB, LV
Jacobs suffered an ankle injury in the Raiders' Week 12 loss to the Falcons. He did not return but he also suffered the injury in the second half of the game while his team was getting routed by Atlanta. Devontae Booker logged five carries on the day but the Raiders weren't in much of a position to establish the run down multiple scores late in the game. He is worth a speculative add in all fantasy leagues.
Daniel Jones, QB, NYG
Jones went down with a hamstring injury in Week 12 versus the Bengals and briefly returned. He attempted a lone pass and then headed back to the bench while clutching his hammy. This doesn't look great for the sophomore passer who was slated to face off against the Seahawks defense next week. If he can't go, Colt McCoy will serve as the starter for the Giants. All New York pass-catchers get a slight downgrade with McCoy under center. McCoy could be a streaming option in 2QB and Superflex leagues versus the worst pass defense unit in the league.
Collin Johnson, WR, JAC
Johnson was a UDFA pickup out of Texas for the Jags this year and wasn't expected to do much while being buried on the depth chart. With D.J. Chark and Chris Conley both out, Johnson stepped up in a big way. He scored once and racked up 96 yards in the Jaguars' loss to the Browns. If both Jacksonville receivers are sidelined again next week Johnson would be a deep FLEX option.
Gabriel Davis, WR, BAL
Davis slid in as the No. 3 receiver in Buffalo with John Brown out and made his fantasy money on a single play. He caught a 20-yard passing score from Cole Beasley in the first quarter of the Bills/Chargers games. Davis is worth an add in all leagues but he should be cut just as easily once Brown returns.