The concept became a staple of his record-breaking season at LSU as his new offensive coordinator Joe Brady shifted from traditional six- and seven-man protections to the five-man protections with everyone out in the route to spread the field. The story added the Bengals ran more plays in five receivers than every team except Pittsburgh has over the last two full seasons. The entire league only ran five wide receivers for 25 total plays last season. The Steelers (17) led the way, Jaguars (four) were next and no other team had more than one. HC Zac Taylor said he wants to get the above WRs on the field because he feels there is a lot of talent there. But it also means pulling guys like Joe Mixon off the field at the same time.
CIN WR Alex Erickson - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 12 vs Pittsburgh
Alex Erickson will move into the starting lineup this week as Auden Tate is not supposed to play and A.J. Green is still out. After putting up some good numbers for a couple of weeks, Erickson has one catch for zero yards over the past two games. Most of that is because rookie QB Ryan Finley continues to struggle.
Erickson will face the Steelers who are 12th in aFPA to wide receivers, Even with a neutral matchup and a chance to start, his recent numbers will keep him on your fantasy bench for Week 12.