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Carter recorded four carries for 19 yards and reeled in all four targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 37-14 defeat to the Rams.
In his Cardinals debut, Carter took on a surprising snap share (38 percent) behind starting running back James Conner (42 percent) while ranking ahead of the returning Emari Demercado (20 percent). Carter actually outproduced Conner in total yards, 34-32, on two fewer touches, and Demercado was a distant third in the category with three touches (all carries) for 15 yards. Arizona may have been easing Demercado back in after he missed the previous three contests due to a toe injury, but the breakdown of reps between the three bears watching to see if Carter may be the preferred No. 2 RB option ahead of Demercado, starting Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Demercado tallied three carries for 15 yards during Sunday's 37-14 loss to the Rams.
The Cardinals' No. 1 running back James Conner had among his quietest games of the season in this one, turning a 42 percent (30 of 71) offensive snap share into 10 touches for 32 yards from scrimmage. Meanwhile, Michael Carter ranked second among the team's RBs with eight touches for 34 total yards on 38 percent (27) of plays, with Demercado bringing up the rear with three touches on 20 percent (14) of snaps. Perhaps Arizona was easing Demercado back into the mix after he missed the previous three games due to a toe injury, but he at the very least remains a very distant second or third at the position among the Cards' backfield options. His next chance for action arrives Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Murray carried nine times for 30 yards and was not targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the Eagles.
Murray's role has certainly settled into a tight zone this season -- he's had nine or 10 carries in each of the past three weeks while playing a modest role in the offense behind starter James Cook. Veteran Ty Johnson is also starting to see action in the backfield, as Johnson had a touchdown catch in Week 11 and carried six times for 19 yards in the Week 12 loss. Murray has been a blessing to the Bills, but he's simply a bit player in an offense that has plenty of other guys that can score touchdowns. He has found the end zone three times this season, but only once since Week 3.
Moore gathered in all three targets for 34 yards during Sunday's 31-17 victory over the Raiders.
Moore hadn't tallied more than a pair of catches in a game since Week 3 and hasn't finished with more receiving yards since then, either. That said, neither his receptions nor receiving yards are particularly impressive from a fantasy standpoint. The second-year wideout hasn't found pay dirt since Week 2 and can safely remain on the waiver wire in most formats.
Watson caught 1 of 3 targets for three yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 31-17 victory against Las Vegas.
Watson scored for a second consecutive week, but it marked his only catch of the day on just three targets, so that still likely isn't enough to jump onto the fantasy radar in most formats. He did, however, draw 11 targets last week as well and has been targeted four times in the red zone in his last three games, so the veteran wideout could be worth a look in really deep formats.
Smith recorded eight tackles (five solo), while forcing a fumble and deflecting a pass in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Chargers.
Smith wasn't quite as busy as he's been the last couple weeks, but he still led the team with eight takedowns. The linebacker was able to rip the ball away from wide receiver Keenan Allen in the second quarter, a fumble which was recovered by teammate Brent Urban. Smith has now compiled 126 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, while deflecting six passes and forcing a fumble over 12 games in his first full season with Baltimore.
Queen recorded seven tackles (five solo), while also forcing a fumble and deflecting a pass in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Chargers.
Queen was once again a busy man in Week 12, compiling at least seven takedowns for the third contest in a row. He was able to strip running back Austin Ekeler in the second quarter, a fumble which was recovered by teammate Michael Pierce. The linebacker has now registered 102 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, while deflecting four passes and forcing a fumble through 12 games in 2023.
Graham recorded two tackles (two solo), including a sack, in Philadelphia's 37-34 win over the Bills on Sunday.
Graham had a solid outing Sunday as he logged his third sack of the season. The 35-year-old will look to produce once again during the team's upcoming matchup against the 49ers.
Hobbs logged eight tackles (even solo) during Las Vegas' 31-17 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
Hobbs finished second on the team in tackles and has now compiled eight tackles in back-to-back games. The 24-year-old is currently on pace to set a new career high in tackles despite missing four games earlier this season.
Joseph recorded a solo tackle, which was a sack, in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the Eagles.
Joseph signed with the Bills in early November. In Sunday's defeat, he was able to corral Jalen Hurts for his first sack of the 2023 campaign. The nose tackle played only 16 defensive snaps in the contest, his lowest in four games with Buffalo, so his production will likely continue to be limited moving forward.