Michel hit­ting his peak at right time

These play­ers saw their fan­tasy values in­crease or de­crease most based on their per­for­mances in Week 12:

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RB Sony Michel, New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots: It might have been easy to for­get about Michel af­ter two missed games and the Week 11 bye. But he was a work­horse against the Jets, rack­ing up 145 to­tal yards and a score. WR Amari Cooper, Dal­las Cow­boys: Cooper has re­vi­tal­ized the Dal­las offense since his ar­rival. He was un­stop­pable on Thanks­giv­ing Day with a sea­son-high 180 re­ceiv­ing yards and two touch­downs. WR JuJu Smith-Schus­ter, Pitts­burgh Steel­ers: Torch­ing the Den­ver Bron­cos for 13 catches and 189 yards, Smith-Schus­ter recorded his sixth 100-yard game this sea­son. QB Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills: Allen’s rush­ing abil­ity is a big part of the Bills’ steady im­prove­ment on offense. The lat­est ex­am­ple: 13 car­ries for 99 yards and a touch­down. RB Kenyan Drake, Mi­ami Dol­phins: De­spite a shoul­der in­jury, Drake had his best fan­tasy out­put of the sea­son with 96 com­bined yards and two TDs. He’s split­ting time with Frank Gore, but his efficiency keeps him in flex con­sid­er­a­tion.


TE Greg Olsen, Carolina

Pan­thers: With Devin Funchess in­ac­tive, Olsen should have posted more than two catches for 11 yards. He hasn’t had more than 40 re­ceiv­ing yards in a game since Week 9. RB Jor­dan Howard, Chicago Bears: He hasn’t scored in three weeks and with­out in­volve­ment in the pass­ing game has be­come a risky start. WR John Brown, Bal­ti­more Ravens: Af­ter a hot start, Brown has flopped in his last four games as the Ravens’ game plan looks much differ­ent with Lamar Jack­son at quar­ter­back. RB Duke John­son, Cleve­land Browns: Just when John­son and Nick Chubb seemed to be on equal foot­ing, the hot­shot rookie turned the backfield into a solo act. John­son had only three touches Sun­day. WR Al­shon Jeffery, Phil­a­del­phia Ea­gles: As quar­ter­back Car­son Wentz has strug­gled, Jeffery has dis­ap­peared. He hasn’t had a dou­ble-digit fan­tasy day since Week 7.


The Pa­tri­ots’ Sony Michel cel­e­brates a fourth-quar­ter TD against the Jets, his fifth of the sea­son.

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