Stevie Johnson was held without a catch in Week 12.
Sub-package receivers Brandon Lloyd and Johnson both were targeted once against the Redskins, and came away catch-less. Although Johnson has been a useful on-field player for the 49ers at times this year, he has no fantasy value.
C.J. Anderson rushed 27 times for 167 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 12 win over the Dolphins, adding four catches for an additional 28 yards.
John Carlson caught three passes for 25 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss at Seattle.
Carlson now has three catches in back-to-back games, which is roughly his ceiling. Bruce Arians' offense does not feature the tight end and Drew Stanton is limiting the entire scheme.
Philip Rivers completed 29-of-35 passes for 291 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chargers' Week 12 win over the Rams.
Rivers dinked and dunked his way down the field all day, as he attempted just one pass over 20 yards. He continuously dumped it off to Eddie Royal, Keenan Allen, and his running backs, allowing them to create yards after the catch. It's how the Chargers had to call the game with Rivers banged up and facing a fearsome pass rush that got to Rivers for three sacks. Rivers will be more of a QB2 when the Chargers head to Baltimore in Week 13.
John Brown caught three passes for 61 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss at Seattle.
Starting in place of Larry Fitzgerald (knee), Brown impressively adjusted on a deep lob from Drew Stanton for a 33-yard gain. He also had a 23-yard catch called back by a holding call. Continuing to show he's a difference-making talent in this league, we have no doubts that he'll feast on Atlanta in Week 13 if he draws another start. Add him while we wait for news to develop -- early signs on Fitz are not good.
Colin Kaepernick completed 20-of-29 throws for 256 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the 49ers' Week 12 win over Washington.
He added nine rushes for 14 yards. Kaepernick kicked off Sunday's scoring with a 30-yard TD dart to Anquan Boldin. As is all too frequently the case, Kap went in the tank thereafter, throwing a third-quarter interception on an ill-advised decision and getting bottled up as a runner. Throw in a fair of lost fumbles by the Niners' running backs and it was a disappointing day for San Francisco's Jekyll & Hyde offense, considering the opponent. Still a one-read quarterback, Kaepernick has a tendency to hesitate when the defense takes away his first read, and he becomes a random streetball-type player thereafter. Kaepernick will not be a viable fantasy QB1 when the 49ers face the Seahawks on Thanksgiving.
Tre Mason rushed for 62 yards on 16 carries in the Rams' Week 12 loss to the Chargers.
Mason added a 26-yard catch. He continues to dominate touches in the Rams' backfield, providing at least one explosive play per game. Mason's big run in this one was a 21-yard scamper. The St. Louis offensive line struggled a bit, however, while the Rams also battled the refs and penalties. Mason will be a solid RB2 option against the Raiders in Week 13, but we'd prefer to see more goal-line looks.
Stepfan Taylor rushed five times for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss at Seattle.
Taylor is the clear-cut backup to Andre Ellington, getting sprinkled in for some early-down work throughout the game. Unfortunately, he's a far inferior talent and has no shot of picking up steam behind this offensive line. Taylor is a weak handcuff.