Week 12 Recap: Running Back Injury Woes

By Steven Van Tassell (@SteveVT33)

Week 12 is finally over and it’s getting to be a last man standing situation at RB for some NFL and Dynasty Owner teams. Out of the seven “first round” RBs in Dynasty Owner start-up drafts (ADP 12.0 or lower), only two (Jonathan Taylor and Najee Harris) have played in all of their team’s games this season. The other five have missed at least two games each. Two of them (Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook) will be out for the rest of the Dynasty Owner regular season with McCaffrey missing the Dynasty Owner playoffs too.

It doesn’t get much better if you expand things to all of the “first and second round” RBs (ADP 24.0 or lower). Derrick Henry who played in the first eight games, but is now out for the rest of the Dynasty Owner season, plus J.K. Dobbins who has missed all season, can be added to the injured RB pool. Clyde Edwards-Helaire just came back after missing five games and Aaron Jones missed one, leaving just Antonio Gibson, Austin Ekeler and Ezekiel Elliott as having played in every game. Both Gibson and Elliott haven’t been 100% healthy, but still haven’t missed any games yet.

In Week 12, a Top 30 RB in Dynasty Owner fantasy points got injured every day that games were played. D’Andre Swift got injured on Thanksgiving, followed by Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey on Sunday with J.D. McKissic getting carted off late in the fourth quarter of Monday Night Football. I’m not even counting WR Deebo Samuel who has operated more like a RB recently with 19 carries for 181 rushing yards and 4 rushing TDs in the past three weeks. He’s expected to miss a week or two after injuring his groin on Sunday.

On the positive side, Week 12 did feature the return of two injured RBs (Cordarrelle Patterson and Elijah Mitchell) who produced plenty of Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Both Kareem Hunt and Aaron Jones returned as well, but neither did much and now they are on bye in Week 13, so they won’t be helping your Dynasty Owner team until Week 14. At least they are back and healthy.

The injuries have been piling up for the top RBs, but not really for players at other positions. The top drafted QB out on Injured Reserve right now is Sam Darnold (ADP 111.0). Kyler Murray (ADP 10.5) has missed the last three games, but other than that most of the other top QBs have missed either zero games or only one. There are three Top 100 WRs on Injured Reserve (A.J. Brown – ADP 22.0, D.J. Chark – ADP 80.5 and Robert Woods – ADP 88.0) and all of them will miss the rest of the Dynasty Owner regular season. Calvin Ridley was also a high draft pick (ADP 22.8) and is out indefinitely as well. At TE, Darren Waller is “week-to-week”, but the only TE drafted in the Top 100 on Injured Reserve is Irv Smith Jr. (ADP 94.5). Not that those aren’t serious injuries and that other top players at those positions aren’t hurt now or been hurt for at least part of the season, but these positions haven’t experienced same level of injuries as the top RBs.

How did the remaining undefeated Dynasty Owner teams do? Did any of them have those RBs who got injured in Week 12 and did that cost them their undefeated season? Let’s look and see:

Team NameLeagueWeek 11 ResultChase PositionChange
DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew)27458Win3rdNone
Detroit’s Finest74733Win23rdDown 1
The HipHopOpatomus70068Win52ndUp 42
Miami Crypt Keepers59074Loss93rdDown 22

More important than injuries, three out of our four undefeated teams won their Week 12 match-up. Only Miami Crypt Keepers lost, by 10.63 points to the 5-6 Rougelephants who are now 6-6 and moved into the last playoff spot (sixth place) in League #59074. It was a poor performance by Cam Newton as their starting QB and bye weeks for Kyler Murray and Travis Kelce, not injuries, which cost Miami Crypt Keepers their undefeated season.

Out of the other three teams, none were in serious jeopardy of losing their game, even DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew) who had both D’Andre Swift and Darren Waller in their Starting lineup go down with injuries. The HipHopOpatomus has Dalvin Cook and will miss him in their lineup. Only Detroit’s Finest finished the week without a major injury to a top player. Detroit’s Finest are also in the best spot in terms of salary cap room to replace an injured player, if something bad happens this week.

Two out of the three undefeated teams face a team in playoff contention in their league this week so it’s possible that another undefeated team will fall from the ranks. We’ll look at all three of these teams next week and see how they did. In addition, we’ll also find a couple of teams in a compelling match-up to feature as the Week 13 Match-up of the Week. If you have a team fighting for a playoff spot against another team in playoff contention, then let me know on Twitter (@SteveVT33) and maybe your team can be in the spotlight.

All stats cited are based on the Standard Dynasty Owner scoring system as outlined in the updated Dynasty Owner Constitution. Standard Dynasty Owner scoring gives you .1 points for every yard rushing or receiving, .1 point for every 2 yards passing, 1 point per reception, 6 points for a rushing, receiving or passing touchdown and 2 points for a successful 2-point conversion (rushing, receiving, or passing). Interceptions or fumbles lost cost you 3 points, while a fumble that is recovered by the player’s team is a loss of only 1 point. Bonus points are available for 100-199 yards rushing (2 points), 200 yards rushing or receiving (6 points), 300-399 yards passing (1 point) and 400 yards passing (4 points). There is also a 3 point bonus for clutch scoring, which is a score that results in a lead change in the final two minutes of the 4th quarter or overtime. Kickoff and punt return touchdowns are worth 6 points for the player and kickoff and punt returns are worth 1 point for every 40 yards.

Standard Dynasty Owner scoring for kickers gives you 1 point for every extra point, while a missed extra point will cost you 1 point. It’s 2 points for a field goal of between 0 and 39 yards, 4 points for a field goal between 40 and 49 yards and 5 points for a field goal of 50 yards or longer. A missed field goal of between 0 and 39 yards will cost you 3 points, while a miss of 40 yards or more is a loss of 2 points.

For the purposes of this article, ADP and Dynasty Owner rostered percentage statistics were current as of the morning of November 30th.

Dynasty Owner Player of the Week

Our twelfth Dynasty Owner Player of the Week for 2021 is one of the few top RBs who has not been injured at all this season. Our winner this week is: Leonard Fournette

Some people call him Playoff Lenny, while others call him Uncle Lenny, but this week, we’ll call him the Dynasty Owner Player of the Week Lenny. The Jacksonville Jaguars called him expendable during training camp last season and by the end of the season, he was hoisting the Lombardi Trophy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This week, he had the first 4 TD game of his NFL career, his first 100 yard rushing game of the 2021 season and a week high 49.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (100 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs, 7 receptions, 31 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD). His final TD of the game came with 20 seconds left and put the Buccaneers ahead to give his Dynasty Owners an additional 3 point bonus, his first Dynasty Owner clutch scoring bonus. Prior to this week, he was averaging 15.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game and ranked as the RB12 in Dynasty Owner. He’s now the RB6 and averaging 18.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game. He’s been on quite the roll since the start of the 2020 playoffs and doing even a little bit better than back in 2019 when he was the RB7 in Dynasty Owner and averaged 17.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game.

Week 12 Points: 49.1

2021 Salary: $3,250,000

Cost per Point: $66,191

Congratulations Leonard (aka Playoff Uncle Lenny) on winning the first Dynasty Owner Player of the Week honor of your career.

Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week

Because this is Dynasty Owner and we’re all looking for value from the players on our roster, we also have the Value Player of the Week. The twelfth Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week for the 2021 season is: Elijah Mitchell

The sixth round rookie draft pick from Louisiana had a start-up draft ADP of 234.2 and rookie draft ADP of 31.3. While that’s a solid draft position, he was still drafted after fellow sixth round rookie RB picks Khalil Herbert from the Bears (ADP 189.2), Larry Rountree from the Chargers (ADP 207.4), and Chris Evans from the Bengals (ADP 212.2), as well seventh round rookie RB picks Jake Funk from the Rams (ADP 207.4), Jermar Jefferson from the Lions (ADP 211.7), Kylin Hill from the Packers (ADP 228.0) and undrafted RBs Javian Hawkins (ADP 205.0) and Jaret Patterson (ADP 225.8). Despite the lower draft stock, Mitchell has scored more Dynasty Owner fantasy points than all eight of those RBs, as well as fellow 49ers rookie third round RB pick Trey Sermon (ADP 52.4). This week, Mitchell had 29.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (133 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 5 receptions, 35 receiving yards), which were more points this week than all of those players, except Herbert (65.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points) and Evans (33.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), have scored for the entire season. Mitchell has missed three games due to injury, but is still ranks third among rookie RBs in Dynasty Owner fantasy points with 126.1 and his 15.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game average is the second best among rookie RBs. With a salary of only $915,892 for three more years, Mitchell should appear frequently as Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week for the foreseeable future.

Week 12 Points: 29.8

2021 Salary: $915,892

Cost per Point: $30,735

Congratulations Elijah on your first Dynasty Owner Value Player of the Week honor of your career. Time will tell how many more you rack up in the next few seasons.

Honorable mention this week to Las Vegas WR Hunter Renfrow. Despite a salary of only $708,987 and having finished with over 20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points on a few occasions, he’s never been able to be the Value Player of the Week. This week, he had 22.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (8 receptions, 134 receiving yards, 2 rushing yards, 34 return yards). He set career highs in receptions and receiving yards, but his cost per point was $776 more than Elijah Mitchell. All Renfrow needed was just an additional six receiving or rushing yards to have been the winner this week. Even if he wasn’t the Value Player of the Week, his Dynasty Owners were still likely thankful that they had him on their roster this Thanksgiving week. With the rest of this year plus another full season at his current salary, Renfrow still has plenty of time to secure his first Value Player of the Week honor.

Week 12 Points: 22.5

2021 Salary: $708,987

Cost per Point: $31,511

Players Who Should Have Been Starters This Week

Next, we look at those players who should have been one of your Starters based on their performance in Week 12. These are players who might normally be on your Bench or Practice Squad (or even not on many Dynasty Owner rosters), but likely weren’t Starters in Week 12 when they should have been.

QB: Mac Jones (NE) – 29.6 points

While Mac was the fifth QB taken in the first round of the NFL draft, he’s easily been the best rookie QB this season. Both Mac and #1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence have started every game this season, but the Patriots are 8-4 with Mac at QB, while the Jaguars are only 2-9. In terms of Dynasty Owner fantasy points, Jones is averaging 19.9 points per game, while Lawrence is averaging 15.4 points per game. Jones scored 29.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points this week (310 passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 11 rushing yards) to rank as the QB5 for the week. None of the other first round QBs have scored that many Dynasty Owner fantasy points in a single week. To be fair, Texans rookie third round draft pick QB Davis Mills did have 34.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 5 to have the best rookie QB week of the season so far. Even with this performance, Jones is still only QB18 for the season in Dynasty Owner, but that’s six spots ahead of Lawrence. If you ended up starting Jones this week, it was a good decision as he easily performed well enough to be in your Starting lineup.

RB: Dontrell Hilliard (TEN) – 20.4 points

In a rarity, we have a repeat winner here as Dontrell Hilliard was the choice in Week 11 as well when he had 16.8 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. In place of the injured Derrick Henry, Hilliard improved on last week’s outing by running for over 100 yards and scoring 20.4 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (131 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 1 reception, 2 receiving yards, 42 return yards, 1 fumble lost) this week. He’s still only rostered in 58.6% of Dynasty Owner leagues, up from 0.59% before last week’s games. Only Joe Mixon and Elijah Mitchell had more rushing yards than Hilliard did this week. He’s definitely not going back to the Practice Squad for Tennessee and shouldn’t have been on it for your Dynasty Owner team either. Hopefully if you picked him up, it was because you had plans on putting him in your Starting lineup and did so to reap the full benefit of his second straight impressive outing.

WR: DeSean Jackson (LV) – 19.2 points

Since requesting and receiving his release from the Los Angeles Rams, DeSean Jackson had played two games with the Las Vegas Raiders and scored only 2.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception, 38 receiving yards, 4 rushing yards, 1 fumble lost). Due to his speed, Jackson is always a threat to catch a long TD pass and make him worth having on your team. However, he had only done that once this season (a 75-yard TD reception versus Tampa Bay in Week 3). However, for the second time this season and first time as a Raider, Jackson caught a long TD pass (56 yards). That one catch was worth 12.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and he added two more receptions for a final stat line of 19.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions, 102 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD). He is only rostered in 13% of Dynasty Owner leagues, but hopefully a few of those Owners were confident in his ability to break a big play and had him in their Starting lineup.

TE: Jack Doyle (IND) – 20.1 points

There are quite a few similarities between Jack Doyle and Rob Gronkowski. Both of them are over 30 years old (Doyle is 31 and Gronkowski is 32), both played a NFL game in Indianapolis in Week 12, and both are TEs. That and the fact that they were the top two TE scorers in Dynasty Owner this week are about it for similarities. Doyle edged out Gronkowski for the TE1 designation this week with 20.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (6 receptions, 81 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD) compared to 19.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for Gronkowski. Doyle also set his season high for receptions, receiving yards and Dynasty Owner fantasy points in the game. The 20.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points were also a career high for Doyle who was the TE15 in Dynasty Owner back in 2019, but is only rostered now in 8.3% of Dynasty Owner leagues because of his $7.1 million salary, which runs through the 2022 season. They also have one other thing in common. Both should have been in your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup this week.

K: Daniel Carlson (LV) – 24.0 points

Carlson had the most points from a kicker this season with 24.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 12. He made all eight of his kicks (5 FGs and 3 PATs) plus had two 3-point clutch scoring bonuses. He successfully made FGs from 22 yards, 29 yards, 30 yards, 46 yards and 56 yards with the 56-yard FG coming with just under two minutes left in the game to give Las Vegas the lead and the 29-yard FG coming in overtime to give them the victory over Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. This ended a seven week drought in which Carlson didn’t have a double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy point game after starting the year with three of them in a row. The tough stretch of games had moved him down to the #12 ranked kicker in Dynasty Owner, but with the downward trend it’s possible that his Dynasty Owners put someone else in their Starting lineup. If they did have him on their Bench or Practice Squad, they missed out on a big kicker scoring week.

Players Who Should Have Been on the Bench or Practice Squad

For every player who should have been in your Starting lineup but wasn’t, we have at least one highly drafted or highly ranked player who probably was in your Starting lineup, but would have been better left on your Bench or Practice Squad. Here are some likely Starters who scored either negative or only a few Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 12. All of them should have been riding your Dynasty Owner Bench or hanging out on the Practice Squad.

QB: Jalen Hurts (PHI) – 5.1 points

This is the first appearance for Jalen Hurts in this space as he was QB5 in Dynasty Owner coming into the week with only one game of fewer than 20.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (12.2 points in Week 8 versus Detroit). His solid rushing floor has been sustaining him for several weeks as he has thrown for under 200 yards in seven out of the past eight weeks and thrown zero TD passes in four of those eight games as well. This week, Hurts added 3 INTs to his passing stats line of 129 passing yards and zero TD passes which gave him -2.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from throwing the ball. His 77 rushing yards were slightly above his 56.0 rushing yards per game average, but still weren’t enough to offset the negative points from passing and so he finished Week 12 with only 5.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Hurts should have been on your Bench this week.

Honorable mention to Cam Newton who also had 5.1 DOFP (92 passing yards on 5 of 21 passing, 5 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 2 INTs). Similar to Hurts, Newton had negative Dynasty Owner fantasy points from passing (-1.4) and 6.5 Dynasty Owner fantasy points from his 5 rushing yards plus the rushing TD. He got his negative passing points since he only had 92 passing yards and 2 INTs. With the season ending injury to Carolina QB Sam Darnold, Newton has been pressed into duty as the starting QB despite being on the roster for less than a month. He is rostered in over 94% of Dynasty Owner leagues and it’s likely that many Dynasty Owners pressed Newton into duty in their Starting lineups with both Patrick Mahomes and Kyler Murray on bye. Hopefully they didn’t and left Newton on their Bench or Practice Squad.

RB: Kareem Hunt (CLE) – 2.0 points and Aaron Jones (GB) – 2.3 points

This pair of top RBs coming off injury a week before their team goes on bye were hopefully not in your Starting lineup. Both Kareem Hunt and Aaron Jones had a decent number of rushing attempts (10 for Jones and 7 for Hunt), but no receptions and few Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Hunt had only 20 yards rushing (2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points), while Jones had just 23 yards rushing (2.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Both of them will get a week of rest with Cleveland and Green Bay on bye in Week 13. Dynasty Owners with Hunt and Jones hopefully used other RBs in their Starting lineup since neither one was guaranteed to play and had games in the late Sunday window (Jones) and on Sunday night (Hunt). Before Week 12, Jones was averaging 16.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game, while Hunt’s average was slightly higher at 17.4 points per game. Neither one of them got close to those season-long averages and should have been on your Bench.

WR: DK Metcalf (SEA) – 2.3 points

As the first WR taken on average in Dynasty Owner start-up drafts this year (ADP 14.8), DK Metcalf was expected to be a fixture in Dynasty Owner Starting lineups. He’s avoided injury this season, but ever since Russell Wilson returned from his finger injury, Metcalf has not been worth having in your Starting lineup. In Week 10 against Green Bay, he only had 5.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and he followed that performance up with just 7.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 11 against Arizona. Week 12 was expected to be better against the Washington Football Team’s low rated passing defense, but it was actually worse as Metcalf only had 2.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (1 reception for 13 yards). Until Wilson starts throwing the football better, Metcalf might need to have a seat on your Dynasty Owner Bench. Hope you had him there this week.

Honorable mention to a trio of top WRs who have also been healthy and productive all season. However, each of them had fewer than 5.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in Week 12. Mike Evans from Tampa Bay was the high scorer of the trio with 4.6 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (3 receptions for 16 receiving yards), followed by DeVonta Smith from Philadelphia who had 4.2 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (2 receptions for 22 receiving yards). Chris Godwin had the most receptions and yards, but the fewest points with only 3.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 receptions, 24 receiving yards, 3 rushing yards, 1 fumble lost). All of them were averaging double-digit Dynasty Owner fantasy points per game, underproduced by quite a lot and should not have been in your Dynasty Owner Starting lineup.

TE: Dallas Goedert (PHI) – 1.0 points

It’s a good thing that Dynasty Owner is a points per reception (PPR) league because if it wasn’t then Dallas Goedert would have had a Blutarsky (0.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points). Goedert had one reception for no yards, so he only scored 1.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy point in Week 12. When your QB only completes 14 passes for 129 yards and your offense scores only once, it’s not surprising to find a player or two on the Bench list. Goedert hasn’t been great this year, with only five games of 10.0 or more Dynasty Owner fantasy points and a high score of just 15.6 points. However, he was still the TE12 in Dynasty Owner coming into the week, so he was likely to be a Starting TE. Hopefully your team had a higher ranked TE or you made a calculated risk to start someone else lower in the rankings and left Goedert on your Bench.

K: Randy Bullock (TEN) – -2.0 points

Prior to Week 11, Randy Bullock had been a steady source of Dynasty Owner fantasy points for everyone who has him on their roster. He had scored 77.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points in nine games for an average of 8.6 points per game with four games of 10.0 or more Dynasty Owner fantasy points. Not too bad for someone who wasn’t on a NFL team active roster for Week 1. However, in Week 11, he missed one out of two PAT attempts to score zero points, then followed it up in Week 12 with another missed PAT and a missed FG from 44 yards. Both of them hit the right upright and made quite the loud noise on TV when doing so. He did make his second PAT attempt, but the two missed kicks left Bullock with -2.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for the week. Hopefully you have three kickers and Bullock was on the Practice Squad. If you only carry two kickers, then leaving him on the Bench would have been for the best.

Dishonorable mention to Dustin Hopkins who had -1.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points as he missed a 52 yard FG and made his only PAT attempt. Hopkins started the season kicking for the Washington Football Team, but was released and signed with the Chargers prior to Week 8. In his first four games with the Chargers, Hopkins had scored 33.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points (4 of 4 on FGs of 39 yards or less, 3 of 3 on FGs of 40-49 yards and 11 of 12 on PATs) with one clutch FG. He was a top 10 kicker, but falls out with his Week 12 performance. Just like Bullock, hopefully he was on your Practice Squad or at least the Bench, but not in your Starting lineup.

Dynasty Owner Match-up of the Week Recap – Doritos Cheese Ninja Squad vs. 36 Chambers

In a low-scoring game, Doritos Cheese Ninja Squad defeated 36 Chambers to improve their record to 6-6 and keep their playoff hopes alive in League #76065 (the Polian league). Doritos Cheese Ninja Squad sits in seventh place, a little over 100.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points out of a playoff spot, while 36 Chambers is not out of contention, but their 5-7 record keeps them in tenth place and in need two victories plus a lot of help to get to the playoffs.

On Monday Night Football, Russell Wilson, Terry McLaurin and Jason Myers combined for 36.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points to give Doritos Cheese Ninja Squad enough points to win 123.36 to 117.11 over 36 Chambers. Russell Wilson led Doritos Cheese Ninja Squad with 25.9 Dynasty Owner fantasy points, while their Starting RBs (Javonte Williams and Jonathan Taylor) had 20.1 and 19.7 Dynasty Owner fantasy points respectively. Odell Beckham Jr. in the FLEX position also contributed 19.1 Dynasty Owner fantasy points for Doritos Cheese Ninja Squad. Those players overcame the top two scorers in the game from 36 Chambers, Aaron Rodgers who had 34.3 Dynasty Owner fantasy points and Jaylen Waddle who had 28.88 Dynasty Owner fantasy points.

Both teams escaped major injuries with just Doritos Cheese Ninja Squad Bench TE Dan Arnold getting hurt. Neither team had a lot of Bench points with less than 8.0 Dynasty Owner fantasy points added to each team’s score from the Bench (7.56 additional points for Doritos Cheese Ninja Squad and 7.53 additional points for 36 Chambers).

Chase for the Ring Leaderboard

Neither team in the Match-up of the Week was battling to stay in the Chase for the Ring as making their League playoffs remains their top priority. However, many other teams are still in contention and stayed there with little movement within the Top 10 this week. The top six teams stayed in place and only one team dropped out.

While The Road Warriors took their third regular season loss by a score of 138.15 to 124.0 to Furious Ferrets, their lead in the Chase standings only dropped by 1.2 points over SKOL Vikings (League #31927). Both DynastyTradeSchool (Mad Minshew) and Havana Club 79 won, remain in third and fourth place and join The Road Warriors and SKOL Vikings as the only teams with over 2,000 points so far this season.  The only new team to this week’s Top 10 is a returning team as John Boy’s Bolts are back and in eighth place, up four places from last week. THE DOTHRAKI won their game, but it was low scoring and caused them to fall from ninth place down to 14th place in the Chase for the Ring standings. The remaining five teams in the Top 10 all return from last week.

Half of the Top 10 had one of the top RBs in their Starting lineup get injured and will have their roster depth challenged over the next couple of weeks. Three more had either Deebo Samuel or Darren Waller get injured and may be without their services for some time. Only The Road Warriors had Christian McCaffrey and will be without him for the remainder of the season.


With Week 12 in the books and Week 13 drawing near, Dynasty Owners are in the home stretch of the regular season and can see the playoffs (or Loser’s Bracket) on the horizon. There are less than two weeks left to pick up replacement players in the Free Agent Auction to bolster your roster before the freeze at the end of the regular season. It’s time to make , so make those bids for players to replace the RBs on your team who got injured in Week 12. Once the regular season is over, your Dynasty Owner roster is frozen and if one of your star players gets hurt in the Dynasty Owner playoffs, you won’t be able to replace him until the season is over. Hopefully that doesn’t happen, and nobody gets injured this week, or least not enough players to make injuries the topic for the Week 13 recap.

Every week, Dynasty Owners get the following content to help them in their quest to win their League and compete in the Chase for the Ring. First, we have Jay Pounds doing the Monday Night Football preview on Monday afternoons. His Free Agent Auction targets article and video appears on Tuesdays to help you replace all of those injured RBs. Matt Morrison – The Jerk continues his Wednesday article and video series and then is back on Thursday afternoon with his Thursday Night Football preview. Finally, my article and video previewing the rest of the weekly slate of games will appear on Friday. Check it out to see how my Week 12 recommendations fared and what teams are featured in the Match-up of the Week.

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