Matt Harmon of Sportzshala Sports and Andy Behrens explain why fantasy managers should add Denver’s Latavius Murray, Cleveland’s Donovan Peoples-Jones, and Cincinnati’s Samaj Perin.
Matt Harmon: Okay, Andy, we’re approaching week 12. Stretching people. They’re just dying for some ultra sexy names on the rejection wire. Well, we don’t have any. But we have people you can pick up this week. Why don’t you start us?
ANDY BERENS: Oh, there is no sexier name than Latavius Murray. Latavius Murray in 2022. Well, we’re doing this because the Broncos released Melvin Gordon after another setback. Latavius was not great. I’m not going to make incredible promises about future production here. He averages only 3.3 yards per carry. Again, it was hard sledding. This is not an exciting crime. I should sell it a little more, right?
Matt Harmon: Very little.
ANDY BERENS: Well, what can I tell you. He exits a game in which he made 21 touches. In fantasy, it’s hard to mess up. He scored three touchdowns for the Broncos. For example, he is more likely than any other Denver Broncos to complete his only offensive touchdown. He has some tough matches ahead of him. I won’t lie to you.
But then again, workload is absolutely not going to be a problem. Not only was Gordon released, but Chase Edmonds also had a high ankle sprain. Like, at the moment there really is no one around who could touch him. So Latavius, for better or worse, expects another 20+ touches.
Matt Harmon: Okay, I’m going to go maybe a little juicier, definitely younger here, at least at wide receiver with Donovan Peoples-Jones. DPJ [? bros ?] in my discord, knock on my door. To talk about DPJ to get it [INAUDIBLE] RPJ DPJ chart. Perhaps you finally hit the mark because he was quite productive. I know he hit his first touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in Detroit, in that neutral game, he got it late, he had some really good catches. He played great all year, Andy.
He’s moved up 60-plus yards this year in seven games. He was just a regular producer. He made great plays. Finally gets a touchdown. I mean, the last three games, 20 yards per catch, 19 yards per catch, then he only had 12.2 with that touchdown last week. He’s an interesting wide receiver.
Again, I think we just need to start taking this a little more seriously, especially since we know Deshawn Watson is coming back. You feel what you feel about it. It’s not great, but he’s coming back. This shouldn’t make attacking even a little more exciting in the air. But then again, DPJ with Jacoby Brissette was just rock production.
ANDY BERENS: Yes, look, he’s too good a player for this segment, so I’m going to bring him back down to earth a bit and tell you about Samaj Perin. Samaya Perine —
Matt Harmon: Oh cool.
ANDY BERENS: – after a three-touchdown performance, and unfortunately that was in a game in which Joe Mixon suffered a concussion. If Mixon can’t go, that means Perine will have a huge workload. Now, this is not a great matchup. He’s got Tennessee ahead of him. This is one of the best defenses in the league. But they allowed opposing running backs, 400 receiving yards in a season, nearly 70 catches in a season.
Perine is a fully acclaimed pass catcher. He is good in this role. He was great in that role on Sunday. And there is a pretty good chance that he is counting on 15, 16, maybe more touches in this match ahead. Again, I wouldn’t expect a long distance, but he has a really good chance of finding a scoring area. He is involved in a major crime.
Matt Harmon: Okay, hey, even if you don’t care about Samae Perine herself, Samae Perine’s idea should excite you, because it just brings home the importance of hiding those spare runners. Regardless of what you think of their talent, we are gearing up to end the fantasy regular season and move on to the playoffs. So, okay, these are your guys to be picked up here in week 12. I’m sure you’re just super, super excited to hit the add button now.