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Fantasy Football Week 12: Sunday Morning Dart Throw

It’s Sunday morning and with all the articles out there, I commend you for reading Sunday Morning Dart Throw. You have made a good life choice. If you are in a bar on this Sunday morning throwing darts while reading Sunday Morning Dart Throw then your life choices are a tad more questionable. But I’m not here to judge you. You are just an individual down on your luck and in desperate need of a viable FLEX option. I’m only here to help.

Let’s not focus on how you wound up in this predicament. Whether it was misfortune or miscues that led you here, let’s concentrate on how to get you out. Each week I dig through the players who are owned in less than 20% of leagues and pinpoint the guy who has the best chance of breaking out.

Last week’s dart throw was Giants’ receiver Roger Lewis. He led New York in receiving with three catches for 55 yards in what turned out to be a low scoring game against the Chiefs. While I admit that throw wasn’t exactly a bull’s-eye, I would say it at least hit the board. This week’s dart throw is sure to land on target.

Availability percentages are based on ESPN.com. This article excludes players who are available in less than 80% of leagues.

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J.D. McKissic – RB – Seahawks

Availability – 86% of Leagues

After going through the 2016 NFL draft without being selected, McKissic has spent the majority of his young career on Atlanta’s and Seattle’s practice squad. The Arkansas State alumni played his first game as a Seahawk in week four. He immediately established a role for himself by turning his five touches into 65 yards and two touchdowns against the Colts.

The 24 year-old had been rather quiet since, until starting ‘back, Mike Davis, left last week’s game with a groin injury. In Davis’ absence, McKissic led Seattle’s backfield with a career high twelve touches, and played in over 67% of the offense’s snaps. With Davis expected to miss today’s game in San Francisco, McKissic is in line to receive the majority of the running back work.

This matchup could not be better for the young rusher. McKissic was already leading the Seahawks’ backfield in yards per carry average (4.4) and receiving. Now he gets to play a 49er defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs in both PPR and Standard leagues. San Fran has surrendered the most rushing yards (133.5 YPG) and the third most points (26 PPG) in the NFL.

Between his expected increase of opportunities and the inviting matchup, McKissic is a compelling option if you need a Sunday Morning Dart Throw.

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  • Fantasy football writer for Roto Street Journal. Freelance writer, Senior Podcast Producer and Production Assistant for FOX59 and CBS4. Indiana University graduate class of 2016. Follow on Twitter @fasttakefantasy

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