With so many injuries having occurred over the last few weeks, now is not a bad time to look at some of the cheaper priced replacements, and see who you should have in your lineup while you can still get them at bargain basement prices in week twelve. Don’t forget to check out this week’s Start ’em Up and Sit ’em Down columns. We start with unquestionably the hottest pickup in yearly leagues after Marshawn Lynch was announced as out for the next month:

RB- Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Fanduel Price- $6300, DraftKings Price- $4500)

Lynch will be out after suffering a sports hernia, and could very well be done for the season. In comes Rawls, fresh off torching the 49ers for 209 rushing yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in week eleven. In his four games with over 16 carries this season, he has two touchdowns total and is averaging over 100 yards rushing a game. While the Steelers give up the second fewest fantasy points to backs in the league, the volume that Rawls will receive will be the key here, as the only two backs to go over 100 yards against Pittsburgh were also the only two backs to get over 20 carries a game, and seeing as how Rawls doesn’t have to worry about anyone stealing his touches (as Fred Jackson has done absolutely nothing this season), he’s a safe, volume play, and at his current DraftKings price is the ideal punt play for this week.

RB- Javorius “Buck” Allen, Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (FD- $6300, DK- $4500)

With Justin Forsett now done for the season after a broken right arm, Allen is the next man up for the Ravens. The rookie doesn’t have standout numbers this season, and his 22 carries in week eleven were the first time he’s seen double-digit carries in his young career. He didn’t have a great showing with only 67 carries, but he can catch passes out of the backfield (five catches for 48 yards last week) which should come in handy for Matt Schaub, who will also be replacing Joe Flacco at quarterback for the rest of the season, plus the Browns give up the most rushing yards and sixth most fantasy points to backs this season, so Allen is a solid play this week, and for the rest of the season as well, just because of the volume of carries he should receive.

RB- Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons vs. Minnesota Vikings (FD- $6200, DK- $4300)

Coleman has mostly become a forgotten man after being drafted in the third round of this past draft, and being largely expected to not only take over the Falcons’ backfield, but to have the type of banner rookie season we’ve seen Todd Gurley or TJ Yeldon have this year. But Coleman was hurt early in the season, which opened the door for Devonta Freeman to have a monster season in his absence. Now out with a concussion, the door has opened back up for Coleman, who has fumbled twice in his last 28 carries but faces limited competition for work in the thin Falcons backfield. The volume is what makes him appealing in a matchup against the Vikings, who while giving up the eighth fewest fantasy points to backs this season have in fact given up three 100 yard rushing games this year, including one to a then-returning from injury Eddie Lacy last week, who also has had fumbling issues. Coleman should be primed for a late-season breakout if Freeman misses more than one game.

WR- Dontrelle Inman, San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars (FD- $4900, DK- $3000)

While Inman is nothing special, he’s yet another player who should benefit from his team simply not having many other options. Keenan Allen is gone for the season, and Antonio Gates (hip), Ladarius Green (ankle), and Malcom Floyd (shoulder) are all hurting, meaning that Inman will probably be the starter opposite Stevie Johnson, and should receiver a healthy amount of targets against a spotty Jaguars defense. He’s gotten five targets each of the last two weeks, and that number only figures to go up this week. At those prices he’s a solid punt play, and those in keeper leagues may want to consider this his audition for your roster next season.

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