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What to do with Tyrell Williams, Hunter Renfrow in Week 12 fantasy football

The Raiders’ WR duo are in an interesting spot this week vs. the Jets. We break down whether you should play or fade them on Sunday.

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams celebrates after a touchdown in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The Raiders defeated The Broncos 24-16. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders offense is clicking and it has them in the thick of the playoff hunt in the AFC. Despite only 17 points last week vs. the Bengals, the Raiders had scored a combined 57 points in the two weeks prior, both wins. Both Hunter Renfrow and Tyrell Williams have been a big part of the passing attack for Oakland with QB Derek Carr. Let’s take a look at their viability this week vs. New York.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Oakland Raiders wide receivers

Let’s start with Renfrow, who has at least double-digit fantasy points in three of the past four games. He hasn’t eclipsed 40 snaps in five straight games, but that hasn’t really hampered his fantasy output in PPR. He’s got at least four catches in four straight and is making the best of his targets when he’s in on offense. Because of this, his floor is pretty decent, as most slot receivers’ floors are in PPR. The only negative is his ceiling isn’t very high, plus the Jets’ defense has turned a corner.

For Williams, he hasn’t been the same player from early in the season, when he went four straight games with a TD, posting double-digit FPTS in each contest. He’s still seeing plenty of snaps on offense, but not nearly as many targets per game. Unlike Renfrow, Williams has a higher ceiling, but lower floor in fantasy. The Jets are allowing 270 receiving yards per game, though, so between Williams, Renfrow and TE Darren Waller, each has a decent shot at returning value.

Start/Sit Recommendation

Renfrow: Start in PPR as a FLEX.
Williams: Start in PPR, more WR2/FLEX.