Week 12 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Nick Mullens played better than his stat line would indicate against the Giants before the bye last week. He had 250 yards, a touchdown and a pair of picks, but both interceptions bounced out of the hands of 49ers pass-catchers, and Mullens kept the team competing until the final seconds. Mullens is far from a sure thing, but he’s injected some energy into the San Francisco offense.
This week, Mullens has some sneaky upside against a Buccaneers defense that has allowed the most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. Mullens may have a high floor in a great matchup, making him a nice bye-week filler for Goff and Mahomes owners, or a starter in leagues that allow two quarterbacks.