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Week 12 Stream Team 2022: Treylon Burks, Samaje Perine, and More

Fantasy Football Week 12 Stream Team: Each week this column will analyze a player at each position rostered in 50% of Yahoo leagues or less.
Week 12 Stream Team

Every week is a great week when there’s football involved. Each week this column will analyze a player at each position rostered in 50 percent of Yahoo leagues or less. This group of players is basically a dream stream team. For reference, the threshold used for Wins and Losses in this article will be if the quarterbacks can score at least 17 points, if the tight ends can score at least eight PPR points, and if the rest can score at least 10 PPR points. Here is the Week 12 Stream Team.

Week 12 Stream Team: Treylon Burks, Samaje Perine, and More!

Week 11 Recap


  • Taylor Heinicke (WAS) @ HOU – 7.84 points – L
  • Andy Dalton (NO) v LAR – 22.20 points – W
  • Marcus Mariota (ATL) v CHI – 17.74 points – W
  • Totals – Week: 2-1 / Year: 17-16

Running Back

  • Isaiah Pacheco (KC) @ LAC – 13.70 points – W
  • Kenyan Drake (BAL) v CAR – 7.30 points – L
  • Jerick McKinnon (KC) @ LAC – 1.40 points – L
  • Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 17-16

Wide Receiver

  • Christian Watson (GB) v TEN – 21.10 points – W
  • Darius Slayton (NYG) v DET – 13.60 points – W
  • Nico Collins (HOU) v WAS – 9.80 points – L
  • Totals – Week: 2-1 / Year: 18-15

Tight End

  • Foster Moreau (LV) @ DEN – 4.30 points – L
  • Hayden Hurst (CIN) @ PIT – 4.80 points – L
  • Tyler Conklin (NYJ) @ NE – 3.50 points – L
  • Totals – Week: 0-3 / Year: 14-19
  • Grand Totals – Week: 5-7 / Year: 66-66

Week 12 Stream Team

Quarterback – Taylor Heinicke (WAS – 14%) v ATL

Taylor Heinicke was on fire in his first three games after taking over as the starting quarterback for the Washington Commanders after Carson Wentz went down with an injury. Since then he’s cooled off with two straight single-digit fantasy point performances. Both were in wins and were more due to not having to throw as opposed to not playing well.

Before that, Heinicke scored 15.44, 23.06, and 14.66 fantasy points in the previous three weeks. He has a bit of a gunslinger mentality and is also a bit more mobile than the average quarterback. Heinicke is built in the same mold as Gardner Minshew. This week he gets a juicy matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Falcons have one of the worst secondaries in the NFL and have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. As long as the Falcons don’t run the ball every play, Heinicke should have a great chance at a bounce-back week in this one which makes him a great Week 12 Stream Team option.

Honorable Mentions – Marcus Mariota (ATL – 43%) @ WAS, Zach Wilson (NYJ – 7%) v CHI

Running Back – Samaje Perine (CIN – 8%) @ TEN

It’s been a little bit since there has been an injury to a workhorse running back where the backup would take over the workhorse role. That’s what it looks like here for the Cincinnati Bengals. Unfortunately, Joe Mixon went down with a concussion this week and didn’t return. Make sure to monitor his status throughout the week but Samaje Perine will be the hottest name on the wire this week after how he performed in relief of Mixon.

Perine came into the week with about 50 total fantasy points on the entire season and decided to drop a 30-spot on the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. He did so by turning 11 carries and four receptions into 82 total yards and three touchdowns. This week he would get a matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

The Titans are easier to beat through the air than on the ground but Perine is a big factor in the passing game as well. Perine’s entire value is dependent upon whether or not Mixon is cleared or not. That being said, if you are in need of a running back this week and need to win to keep your playoff chances alive, empty the FAAB and use your waiver on Perine. This makes him one of the best Week 12 Stream Team options.

Honorable Mentions – Jerick McKinnon (KC – 26%) v LAR, Latavius Murray (DEN – 23%) @ CAR

Wide Receiver – Treylon Burks (TEN – 20%) v CIN

We have another rookie wide receiver coming alive for the second week in a row. Last week it was Christian Watson and this time it was Treylon Burks. The Titans passing game has been mostly horrible this season with the departure of A.J. Brown. They were hoping Burks would seamlessly step right in and fill that void but that’s a tall task to ask of anyone, let alone a rookie who was considered more of a raw prospect.

Burks had flashed a little earlier in the season before suffering a turf toe injury that cost him four games. Since coming back he’s seen 14 targets over two games. In the first game it didn’t translate into much production but this week he racked up 111 yards on seven receptions. Robert Woods has looked mostly washed this year in his return from a major knee injury so Burks has a clear opportunity here to establish himself as the alpha receiver they desperately need.

This week he gets a matchup against the Bengals that is better than it looks on paper. The Bengals can put up points so the Titans will likely be forced to drop back to throw more often than usual, much to the benefit of Burks. This combination of things makes him a great Week 12 Stream Team option with the upside to be a guy that is a must-roster moving forward.

Honorable Mentions – Darius Slayton (NYG – 50%) @ DAL, Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE – 44%) v TB

Tight End – Juwan Johnson (NO – 30%) @ SF

Juwan Johnson quietly has more fantasy points in 2022 than all but six tight ends. He does rank 14th with 8.72 points per game but that’s only less than half a point from being a top-ten tight end in points per game. He’s been especially good lately as he’s scored double-digit fantasy points in four of his last five games including three straight games. That has coincided with a spike in snap share recently as well.

Johnson has played at least 70% of the snaps for five straight games now. Over that span, he’s also seen at least four targets in four of the five games. That is very good usage at a position as bad as tight end has been. It shows as only Travis Kelce and Cole Kmet have scored more fantasy points among tight ends over the last five weeks. Only Kelce, Kmet, and Dallas Goedert have averaged more fantasy points per game. Johnson still goes largely unrostered in spite of all this. This week’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers is not a matchup to specifically target but that type of usage makes him one of the better Week 12 Stream Team candidates.

Honorable Mentions – Logan Thomas (WAS – 6%) v ATL, Foster Moreau (LV – 40%) @ SEA


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