Even as he’s owned in 43 percent of ESPN leagues, Asiata’s lowly start rate of 12 percent last week suggests he qualifies as a streaming commodity to consider for Week 12. Jerick McKinnon Denard Robinson Authentic Jersey continues to play more snaps and handle more touches than Asiata in most outings, but a valuable blend of receiving and goal-line work supports a steady fantasy pattern for the bruising change-of-pace back.
Asiata doesn’t claim a high ceiling, but we have found a reasonably high floor at this eroding fantasy position, as he is one of just 11 tailbacks to produce at least seven fantasy points six times since the start of Week 4 (after Adrian Peterson was sidelined). The Lions have yielded the 11th-most rushing yards and the 10th-most receiving yards per game to backs, evidence Asiata can grind out another flex-worthy outing and even RB2 production at this depleted position.
Both lead backs for the Eagles, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles, left this past Sunday’s game with injuries. For Mathews, an MCL sprain points to him likely missing Monday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers.
Sproles’ status is still up in the air, but a fractured rib all but ensures that even if he plays, Smallwood will see significant snaps. The Packers’ defense is nothing short of injury-ravaged, which was manifest when Robert Kelley ran for 81 of his 137 rushing yards in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game. Look for the Eagles’ backs to find similar success Monday night.
The Bucs are already dealing with some injuries at cornerback. Four-time Pro Bowler Brent Grimes Dwayne Gratz Authentic Jersey suffered a thigh bruise against the Chiefs after just a few snaps and did not return.
The Bucs face one of the league’s stop slot receivers this week in the Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin, who has 54 catches for 733 receiving yards this year, with 483 of them coming from the slot, fifth-most in the NFL. His four receiving touchdowns from the slot are tied for fourth in the league.
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