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Monday, September 21, 2020

Fantasy Football: Top 5 Add/Drops after Week 12

It’s do-or-die time. For most leagues, there are one or two weeks left before the playoffs and winning is now a necessity. With another week comes more injuries and more fantasy viable players on the waiver wire.

This is where leagues are won and lost. It’s the final weeks of the season and DSN is here to let you know who to add to your championship roster and who to finally let go.

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1. Add Scott Chandler

Scott Chandler

Initial reports are that Rob Gronkowski will only miss one or two weeks, and while that limits Chandler’s value to only a couple of weeks, he’s still worth the pickup. With the likes of Gronkowski, Dion Lewis, Julian Edelman and possible Danny Amendola all out, Brady’s targets are going to most likely to find those who have been around all season. Even with Gronkowski in the fold, Chandler has managed to catch a pass in all but one game so far this season. Chandler has scored a TD in two of his last three games, and with the New England Patriots being matched up against the putrid Philadelphia Eagles’ pass defense next week, Chandler is more than capable of being a starting tight end for your fantasy team.

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 2. Add David Johnson

David Johnson

Over the course of the season, David Johnson has been difficult to trust as he has been a boom-or-bust player all season. Now, with both Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington going down to injury, David Johnson can finally be relied upon. At this time, it’s currently unclear how much time both Chris Johnson and Ellington will miss, but Johnson is worth the flier pick up. If both miss extended time, David Johnson gets thrown in as the lead back on one of the best offenses in the NFL. It’s rare you find a starting RB on such a good team so late in the season. Even if it’s just for a few weeks, Johnson will be valuable to have on roster, even if it’s just to keep him away from your potential opponents.

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3. Add Doug Baldwin

Doug Baldwin

Baldwin erupted last week for 145 yards and 3 TDs. While those numbers aren’t something that can be counted on consistently, Baldwin has emerged over the last few weeks as Russell Wilson’s clear No. 1 target. Now that Jimmy Graham has gone down, Baldwin will most likely see even more targets. After seven straight weeks with three or less receptions, Baldwin has had no less than six over his past three games, accumulating over 300 yards and 4 TDs in the process. If you’re looking for WR help, Baldwin is the way to go.

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4. Drop Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

If you were one of the lucky ones who managed to grab Chris Johnson early in the season, then you’ve been blessed with one of the better out of nowhere contributions this season. Heading into the season, it looked like Johnson’s career may be over, but the Arizona Cardinals gave him a chance, and he has delivered. Unfortunately, Johnson’s season may be over as he fractured his tibia in Arizona’s game against San Francisco last week. It’s not yet known how long Johnson will be out, but with Ellington (when healthy) and David Johnson also in line for carries, it’s probably safe to cut bait on Chris Johnson now.

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5. Drop Carlos Hyde

CArlos Hyde

Hyde hasn’t played the last five weeks due to a foot fracture, and it’s a real possibility that the 49ers shut him down for the season soon. Even if Hyde does return, he will not get anywhere close to the workload he was getting early in the season. Still owned in over 70% of ESPN Fantasy Leagues, Hyde is safe to let go, especially if you have a need at another position and are looking at the waiver wire for reinforcements.

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