Lamar Jackson, BAL QB (vs. OAK)
8% owned in Yahoo! Leagues, 22.4% owned in ESPN Leagues
We gave you the heads up last week – hopefully you listened. Lamar Jackson carried the ball 27 times for 117 rushing yards, completing 13 of 19 passes for 150 yards and an interception. 2017 Deshaun Watson numbers are more than a possibility at this point. Jackson needs to be 100% for his upcoming date with the Oakland Molasses Raiders. He’s a surefire QB1.
Baker Mayfield, CLE QB (at CIN)
41% owned in Yahoo! Leagues, 37.6% owned in ESPN Leagues
Cincinnati’s defense is a made-up fairy tale, just like McLovin’s stupid name – and because of that, Mayfield’s in a great spot to stay on the QB1/QB2 fringe. His ceiling hasn’t been as high as we would have hoped but his floor has been rock solid. New OC Freddie Kitchens has dialed up rookie-friendly gameplans that let Mayfield make safe, efficient throws play-in and play-out. He’ll continue to be carried by his Safety Blanket Squad of David Njoku, Jarvis Landry, and Duke Johnson Jr.
Eli Manning, NYG QB (at PHI)
23% owned in Yahoo! Leagues, 17% owned is ESPN Leagues
Eli posted an efficient outing against the paltry Bucs defense last week and he’s got a good shot to do so again in Week 12 against the Eagles. Philadelphia’s secondary has been decimated by injuries and opposing offenses are taking advantage of it by funneling touches to their receivers. With weapons like Beckham, Sterling, and Engram flying downfield, Eli should be a safe start as we round the corner to the playoff homestretch.