Week 12 Thanksgiving Day Fantasy Recap

  • Bills 28, Lions 25 (Lions covered +10, U54.5)

     

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    What a fantastic way to kick off the Thanksgiving Day slate with a thriller between the Bills and Lions.  The two teams traded scores from start to finish in this game, including each team kicking a field goal with less than 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter.  The Lions nailed a field goal with 28 seconds remaining to tie the game, before Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs were able to connect on a monster 36-yard pass with 16 seconds remaining to set up Tyler Bass for a game-winning 45-yard field goal.  With the win, the Bills advance to 8-3, tying the Chiefs for first in the AFC, while the Lions’ (4-7) three-game win streak barely comes to an end.

     

    Top Starts

    Josh Allen & Stefon Diggs: As expected, the dynamic duo on the Bills was on point once again this week.  Allen connected with Diggs on 8-of-15 attempts for 77 yards and a touchdown.  The catch rate was low, but Diggs still produced a fantastic game for his fantasy GMs. Meanwhile, Allen completed 24-of-42 passes for 253 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, adding 78 yards and a score on the ground.  The two have now combined for 93 yards on 10 targets or a touchdown in each of the last seven games. 

     

    Isaiah McKenzie: McKenzie was able to produce his best game since Week 3 in a massive way.  He hauled in 6-of-10 targets for 96 yards and a touchdown.  It was the first time since Week 4 that McKenzie was able to find the endzone and the second time he had more than four receptions in that span as well.  He is likely worth adding off the waiver wire this week, but he is a speculative grab at best, since this was an off-week for Gabe Davis. 

     

    Amon-Ra St. Brown: St. Brown put together a very fine performance on Thursday, hauling in at 9-of-10 targets for 122 yards and a touchdown. ARSB has at least eight targets in each of his last five games and has only seen less than six on one occasion this year.  He is the WR15 on the season and after this week’s performance, that number is definitely going to sneak up higher. 

     

    Biggest Busts

    Dawson Knox: After having back-to-back weeks in which Knox became a born-again relevant fantasy player, he deeply hurt his fantasy GMs on Thanksgiving.  Knox finished the game with 17 yards on two receptions and had zeros until the second half.  The game was high scoring, so Knox really has no excuse, but it was McKenzie that stepped in and took away the secondary targets. Knox is a touchdown-reliant option going forward.

     

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    Giants 20, Cowboys 28 (Giants covered +9.5, O44.5)

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