Week 12 fantasy feedback

» Kendall Wright re-asserted himself as Tennessee’s go-to receiver, but Justin Hunter may have put his name into the conversation as a sleeper option at WR going forward.

» It’s official, there is a running back committee in Arizona. Rashard Mendenhall had 13 carries. Andre Ellington had 10. The difference was Mendenhall’s touchdown. But those things could change from week-to-week.

» Two straight weeks Michael Floyd has topped 100 receiving yards. And just when you think it’s time to rush him into your lineup, the San Francisco 49ers are waiting.

» If fantasy football allowed for halftime substitutions, Andrew Luck and the Colts would be prime candidates to sit out the first half. They’ve essentially done that over the past few weeks and it’s happening again this week versus the Arizona Cardinals.

» The Bears defense absolutely can not stop the run. When Benny Cunningham is posting 100 yards, it’s bad news. Unless you have Adrian Peterson, who faces Chicago next week.

» For the first time seemingly all year, Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline show up on the same day. And against the toughest defense in the league.

» Who knows what’s going on with the Packers quarterback situation. There’s no need to worry about the Packers running back situation. It’s Eddie Lacy all day.

» Thank you, Josh Gordon for reminding us that garbage points still count.

» Ray Rice? 2.70 points? It’s the new normal until the Ravens fix their offensive line problems.

» It’s getting hard to recommend any Texans going forward. Case Keenum and company were ungood against the Jaguars today. Things don’t get any better next week with the Patriots coming to Houston. Might be time to put those guys on your bench.

» Joe Haden has been hot. Antonio Brown has been hotter. That makes it hard to sit Brown on Thanksgiving Day against the Ravens.

» Tiquan Underwood has more points in today’s game than he had all season long. Don’t chase the points next week against Carolina.

» No Tamba Hali. No Justin Houston. No fantasy points from the Chiefs defense. This shows how much those guys mean to that defense.

» So much for the Scott Tolzien Era. Matt Flynn has taken over.

» No word on whether his ribs are bothering him, but Ben Tate has been a non-factor so far today. Instead, Dennis Johnson has been the  more effective Texans running back. It’s worth watching to see if Johnson takes over going forward with Houston completely out of contention.

» The Dolphins rush defense has been awful all season. So of course it’s held the Panthers to 21 rushing yards so far in the first half.

» Maurice Jones-Drew is showing quite a bit of life in the first half. It makes you wonder if the Texans defense hasn’t been completely worn out.

» Tavon Austin picked up where he left off, with a 65-yard TD run. It would have been nice for the Rams to figure out how to use this guy a couple of months ago.

» No major surprises in the early list of inactives. However, there is reason to be concerned about Adrian Peterson’s groin injury with the Vikings travelling to Green Bay and playing in temperatures that could be in the low-20s. It’s hard to imagine you have better options, but it’s certainly a worrisome situation.

» There are a couple of injury notes worth mentioning this morning … notably on Broncos TE Julius Thomas. It’s reportedly not looking good for him to play Sunday night against the New England Patriots. If he’s in the lineup for Denver, he should be in your lineup. Keep in mind that inactives are released 90 minutes before kickoff. Be prepared with a second option in the event that he doesn’t go.

– Follow Marcas on Twitter @MarcasG

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