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For a majority of Fantasy leagues, we're heading into the stretch run, with two weeks remaining until the Fantasy playoffs. It's a time that's difficult if you're used to "trusting the process" because there's not much time left for things to turn around. You don't need someone to regress in a month, or even a couple of weeks, you need them right now. And that is going to mean some uncomfortable decisions. Like maybe sitting the guy who was just the No. 1 receiver in Fantasy for the past month. 

Elijah Moore is a flex at best with Zach Wilson at QB

The Case: Elijah Moore had made the leap. He'd scored more Fantasy points than any other wide receiver in the four weeks preceding Week 12 and looked like an easy start each week. Then his starting quarterback came back. In Wilson's first game back, Moore caught just four of eight targets for 46 yards and had his worst Fantasy game since Week 5. 

As good as Moore looks to be, you can't trust him as anything more than a flex as long as Wilson is his quarterback.

The Verdict: Don't believe it.

Not yet anyway. This was Moore's best game with Wilson and a majority of it came in the second half. I am holding out some hope that the connection is improving and Moore can still be a No. 2 wide receiver. That doesn't mean all good games, but it means he still has enough weekly upside that you can't sit him. There are two reasons for this. 

One, 9.3 Fantasy points as your worst game in more than a month is not that bad. If that's Moore's weekly floor, and his upside is No. 1 wide receiver, then that is a guy you start. Especially when he continues to get eight targets per week. 

Second, I just cannot fully accept yet that Wilson is that much worse for Moore than Mike White, Joe Flacco, and Josh Johnson. It's not like any of those guys are even average quarterbacks.

So I'll start Moore in Week 13 against the Eagles even if Wilson is his quarterback. And yes, even if Corey Davis returns. I may even like him more with Davis, to give Darius Slay someone else to pay attention to.

Myles Gaskin is a must-start RB in full PPR

The Case: I don't want to pretend that talent doesn't matter at all at running back, but people are way too worried about Myles Gaskin's talent and not paying near enough attention to his role. He has at least 15 touches in six straight games and he's averaged 19.9 touches per game in that stretch. He's also scored more Fantasy points than all but five other running backs in that stretch. 

Until something changes with his role, you need to set it and forget it with Gaskin in your lineup.

The Verdict: Believe it.

I know it's frustrating that he averages 3.5 yards per carry. And I can't promise that there isn't a dud coming. But Gaskin's role is just too valuable to sit, especially in PPR.

In this six-game stretch, he's averaged just over three catches per week and in Week 12 he played all of the Dolphins snaps inside the 10-year-line while the game was competitive. Other than efficiency there's not much more you could ask for. 

The Dolphins have now won four straight and play the Giants in Week 14. Unless you have a pair of top-12 running backs, you're starting Gaskin in that matchup.

Kyle Pitts is droppable in redraft

The Case: I want to thank a follower on Twitter for sending this suggestion because I wouldn't have been bold enough to come up with it on my own. Pitts produced his second consecutive game with fewer than 30 yards in Week 12, his sixth-consecutive game without a touchdown. The rookie still ranks ninth amongst tight ends in Fantasy points per game, but that's very front-loaded. Pitts hasn't scored more than 10 PPR Fantasy points since Week 7. 

Pitts' name and his early-season success are the only thing keeping on Fantasy rosters at this point. Neither is a good enough reason.

The Verdict: Don't believe it.

One of the justifications for drafting Pitts where people did was that he's "not actually a tight end" so the rookie tight end rules didn't apply to him. Well, I'm going to flip that on its head now and remind you that for our purposes, Pitts is still a tight end, and you probably can't do better than him. 

Entering Monday Night Football, Jack Doyle is currently the No. 1 tight end for Week 12, while Cole Kmet, David Njoku, Jimmy Graham, and Brevin Jordan are all top-12 options. Considering Njoku, Graham and Jordan were all below 40 yards, I'm going to assume you aren't seriously considering them.

This was Doyle's first game since Week 2 with more than 31 yards and the touchdown he scored was just his fourth in his last 18 games. I can't imagine you want to chase those points. Kmet's 11-target outburst was preceded by a one-catch game against the Ravens, and he's losing red zone targets to the aforementioned Graham.

The one guy available in even 40% of leagues who I would possibly want to start over Pitts is Logan Thomas. But he hasn't played football since Week 4, so I'm going to need to see that before I endorse starting Thomas over Pitts. Even then, I'd want to hold on to the rookie just in case there's a late-season breakout. 

A.J. Dillon will outscore Aaron Jones rest of season

The Case: Fantasy managers who waited on Aaron Jones this week probably wish they hadn't. The Packers' star back had just 10 carries for 23 yards and didn't catch his lone target. It was his third consecutive game without a touchdown and his second in his last three with zero catches.

Jones' counterpart, A.J. Dillon touched the ball 25 times for 90 yards and a touchdown. Over his past five games, Dillon has 483 total yards and ranks No. 5 in PPR Fantasy points amongst running backs.

The Packers are hoping Jones can get right on their bye week, but for now, Dillon is the best bet to be the top Packers running back rest of season.

The Verdict: Believe it.

I really struggled with this one and I don't have a great deal of conviction in either direction, but if I had to bet on one it's Dillon. The main reason is that Jones is not currently 100% and there's no doubt that Dillon currently has more juice. While the bye week could help, I don't have enough confidence that it will to bet against the guy who is currently better, especially considering that Dillon himself is an elite athlete who has been very impressive this season.

Most impressive has been Dillon's work in the passing game. He's caught 27 of 29 targets this season and his 9.7 yards per catch is elite for a running back. A man his size is a difficult task for any defensive back in the open field. That was also the one area of the game where we didn't think he'd be a threat to Jones coming into the year.

Coming out of the bye I would imagine I'll rank Jones and Dillon very close to each other as No. 2 running backs. But I wouldn't bet against Dillon being the better option a majority of weeks moving forward.