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What to do with Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley in Week 12 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley ahead of the Bills Week 12 matchup against the Chargers.

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs #14 of the Buffalo Bills during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Bills 32-30. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Game day update: With John Brown out for Sunday’s game against the Chargers, we can expect a boat load of targets to still go to Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley. Both wide receivers has been fantastic plays in both standard fantasy football and NFL DFS. This week, they should be able to produce against a Los Angeles defense that has allowed 20.4 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Last week, LA allowed the Jets wideouts to score 20 points, just imagine what Diggs, Beasley, and maybe Gabriel Davis could do on Sunday. ESPN projects Diggs to score 13 fantasy points and Beasley to score 7.9 points.

John Brown update: Bills coach Sean McDermott announced on Friday morning that Brown is OUT for Sunday’s game.

The Buffalo Bills wide receiver corps has been one of the biggest reasons that the team is in prime playoff position as the season rounds into its final stretch.

Wideout Stefon Diggs has been one of the best pass-catchers in the NFL this season and Cole Beasley has become a security blanket of sorts for quarterback Josh Allen. The Los Angeles Chargers defense will be in for a tough afternoon Sunday against this passing attack. John Brown has offered some help, but has sat out practice this week with an ankle injury that could keep him out of Week 12.

Fantasy Football analysis: Bills WRs Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley

Diggs currently sits as the third most productive fantasy wideout in the NFL with 114.6 points on the season. He has close to 1,000 yards on the year and has added four scores as well. He would have much more production as well if it wasn’t for Beasley’s solid performance as a WR2 as well. Beasley has over 600 yards and three scores of his own. Plus, while John Brown doesn’t get the targets that the other two get, his yards per reception is higher than the other two.

The three-headed monster will be going head-to head with a Chargers that’s giving up an average of 32.2 points per game to passing offenses. It’s the strongest facet of the defenses game and they’ve only allowed nine scores to wideouts on the season, so it should be a competitive game.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Diggs is always a must-start.

Beasley has become Allen’s security blanket in recent weeks, and he gets a ton of catches. Start him.

Brown’s health is iffy, so sit him in this matchup.