Fantasy Football: 3 stock up, 3 stock down following Week 12

It is time to bench players on an entire team

Puka Nacua is trending in the wrong direction

Resurgent Packers have figured something out

Nov 26, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson (7) celebrates
Nov 26, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson (7) celebrates / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Week 12 of the fantasy football season brought the usual highs and lows and either stamped your ticket to the postseason or saw your season go up in flames. There is also the chance that you are still fighting to make the playoffs and need another win or two to get in.

As you prepare for whatever is left of your regular season, it's important to pay attention to current trends and as we watched games on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and then on Sunday this past week, some clear trends are starting to form.

Here are three players with their arrows pointing skyward and three that are pointing in the other direction.

Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers
Nov 23, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) looks to throw / Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

Stock Up: Jordan Love, QB, Green Bay Packers

If you need a quarterback late in this season to cover a bye week or perhaps even replace an injured starter like Kirk Cousins who you never found a sufficient replacement for, Jordan Love is getting the job done. He has been so good in recent weeks that the relatively-unknown members of his receiving corps are also good flex options going forward.

In his last two games, Love has completed 68 percent of his passes for 590 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions. Those are solid numbers in the fantasy game.

There are many who don't seem to feel that Love is the guy for the Packers, but he's showing in recent weeks that he very well may be and, at least for the rest of this fantasy season, he could be the guy for your team.

Stock Down: Puka Nacua, WR, Los Angeles Rams

Puka Nacua was a fantastic option during the first month of the season when the Rams were without Cooper Kupp and in many ways, it was the biggest story in fantasy football.

He has cooled off in a major way since.

In those first four games, Nacua caught 39 passes for 501 yards and a touchdown. In the seven games that he has played since, he has 34 catches for 423 yards and two touchdowns. All of his numbers, including his targets, are down considerably.

Nacua still has great long-term value, but your rosters may need to be adjusted accordingly for the rest of this year.