Randall Cobb (WR, Dallas Cowboys)
ESPN ownership: 39.3%
Week 12 stats: 4 receptions, 84 yards
Randall Cobb flew under the radar during the past few weeks, but he is enjoying a strong second half of the season. He has a combined 14 receptions, 307 yards, and 2 touchdowns across the past three weeks.
With two disappointing weeks by Amari Cooper, Cobb has stepped into the lead receiver role. He even led the Cowboys in targets on Sunday with 7. Moving forward, Cooper will likely bounce back, but that should not hamper Cobb's value. The Cowboys are first in the NFL in passing yards per game with 312.7, so Cobb will have plenty of opportunities to produce numbers even if Cooper and Michael Gallup are performing well.
I would consider Cobb a good flex option moving forward.
David Njoku (TE, Cleveland Browns)
ESPN ownership: 20.1%
Week 12 stats: N/A
David Njoku was eighth among tight ends in fantasy points last season, and many expected him to have an even better season entering his third year. However, he suffered a fractured wrist in Week 2 that has kept him on the IR all season. Now, Njoku is set to possibly return next week.
The Browns could ease Njoku back into game action, but he is the clear number 1 tight end on the depth chart. I would stash him on your bench if you are looking for help at tight end.
Benny Snell Jr. (RB, Pittsburgh Steelers)
ESPN ownership: 2.7%
Week 12 stats: 21 carries, 98 yards; 1 reception, 5 yards
Benny Snell Jr. established himself as the lead back in Pittsburgh after returning from a knee injury. He had 20 more carries than fellow running back Jaylen Samuels. Snell would be a must add player if not for James Conner. Conner will take over as the workhorse back upon his return. There is a possibility that Conner can return next week, but if he cannot, Snell is a great streaming option as he would be lined up for a similar workload.