It’s that time again. Here are your fantasy start and sits for Week 12.
NOTE: This is a list of players who are on the bubble when it comes to deserving a starting spot for the week. Obvious choices won’t be mentioned, and likewise - some under-the-radar guys, will. Advising you to start Tom Brady offers no value to you as a fantasy owner.
Tyrod Taylor vs. Patriots- In two meetings at home against New England, Taylor has averaged over 20 points per contest. He’s a great streamer for this week as the Pats’ secondary can be taken advantage of.
Jamaal Williams vs. Buccaneers- He ranks fourth right now in snaps and touches and he’s getting it done as far as volume is concerned. The Bucs have given up nine touchdowns and the second-most PPR points to runners.
Rex Burkhead vs. Bills- You should really start all the New England running backs as the Bills have allowed four Top-6 finishes since week eight.
Davante Adams vs. Buccaneers- He’s Brett Hundley’s top target and has been paying dividends in PPR leagues. Tampa Bay is also giving up the most points to receivers this season, so Adams is a safe pick.
Cooper Kupp vs. Cardinals- Out of the slot, no team has surrendered more points or receptions than the Cardinals and Kupp is an absolute must for this week.
Evan Engram vs. Raiders- It’s risky seeing as there is a change at quarterback but Engram has been one of the most productive tight ends. You should keep him in the lineup this week as he should be able to help Geno Smith out.
Jared Cook vs. Giants- He’s been a disappointment over the past two weeks but now he gets a Giants team that has surrendered the most points and production to tight ends this season.
Chargers vs. Browns- They are one of the best pass rushing units and they get rewarded with the Browns this week, who have surrendered the second-most points to defenses this season.
Sit Them Down
Matthew Stafford vs. Ravens- Don’t expect big numbers for Stafford this week as the Ravens have been holding passers in check. They’ve only allowed 8.1 points per game to the opposing passers and just three touchdowns.
Alex Smith vs. Jets- He’s fallen way back to earth averaging only 13.3 points per game in the past three games, throwing more interceptions than touchdowns.
DeMarco Murray vs. Texans- He’s been a pretty big bust this season and he actually has looked worse over the past few weeks. Houston is allowing the third-fewest points to running backs this season.
Jay Ajayi vs. Seahawks- Everyone is rolling with the Eagles but you should sit their main runner this weekend. He’s already hard to trust and the Seahawks have only allowed one back to reach a Top-13 finish.
Marvin Jones vs. Ravens- He’s been on fire over the past few weeks and some folks may not be able to sit him. However, the Ravens have been very tough on receivers allowing just one score and the fourth-fewest points at home this season.
Martavis Bryant vs. Bengals- He’s coming off perhaps his best game of the season but against the Bengals, on the road, he’s a sitter this week. Cincinnati has allowed the fewest points to receivers when playing at home.
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins vs. Chiefs- He had a tough game last week after having one of his potential scores reversed then dropping the other. The Chiefs are the toughest team on tight ends this season and Jenkins needs to ride the bench.
Cameron Brate vs. Packers- Much like the Chiefs, the Packers are very tough on the tight end position. Brate has also been a massive failure over the past few weeks, catching less than three passes per game.
Bills vs. Patriots- Even though they play better at home, you should just never start a defense against Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, it’s flirting with disaster.