Week 12 Start and Sit

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nysportsday-offerBrian Hoyer: When a QB faces the Saints, you start him. The Saints are allowing nearly 25 Fantasy points per game to opposing QBs, while no other team allows over 20 (according to NFL.com). Kirk Cousins torched the Saints in their last game.

Eli Manning: Not only do the Redskins allow the 10th most Fantasy points to opposing QBs, but Manning has fared well against them in the past. In their most recent matchup, Manning threw for 279 yards and two scores.


Andy Dalton: Dalton as a weekly starter was fun while it lasted. However, he has topped 300 yards just once in his past five games. This week he takes on a Rams defense that allows the third fewest Fantasy points to opposing QBs.

Matt Ryan: Ryan has been turnover prone as of late, with three interceptions in his last game and five picks in his past four. The Vikings are allowing just over 15 Fantasy points per game.

Running Back


T.J. Yeldon: Yeldon takes on a Chargers defense that has allowed 1,160 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, as well as 54 receptions, 573 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns to opposing running backs. Yeldon has a very high ceiling this week.

Javorius Allen: The man known as “Buck” is a strong start this week. He takes on a Browns defense that has allowed a league high 1,325 rushing yards to opposing running backs. Allen will continue to see the bulk of the work, as he did last week after Justin Forsett went down.


Jeremy Hill: Bernard played more than double the amount of snaps as Jeremy Hill last week. Hill, for the sixth time this year failed to rush for 50 yards. He remains a touchdown dependent back, taking on a defense that has allowed just five rushing touchdowns to RBs.

Latavius Murray: Murray’s workload has been questionable the past two weeks. He has had only 12 and 13 carries in those games and was not targeted at all in his last outing. That doesn’t bode well for him against the Titans, who have been stout against the run all year.

Wide Receiver


Brandin Cooks: Cooks has started to live up to his preseason hype, scoring touchdowns in his past three games. He has grown into a role as Drew Brees’ go-to weapon.

Vincent Jackson: When healthy Jackson is Jameis Winston’s go-to red zone target. He returned last week with four catches for 52 yards and a score. He has another good chance of scoring this week against the Colts, who have allowed 12 touchdowns to wide receivers. Vontae Davis should be on Mike Evans.


Jeremy Maclin: While the Bills struggle against the pass, Stephon Gilmore has done a nice job locking up number one wideouts. He will be matched up against Maclin, who has just three catches in four straight games. During that stretch he has failed to break 50 yards in any week and has just one touchdown.

Brandon LaFell: The Broncos continue to be one of the stingiest defenses in the league against receivers, allowing just 11 Fantasy points per game to opposing WRs in the past month. Aqib Talib will be covering him.

Tight End


Delanie Walker: The Raiders have allowed 10 scores to tight ends this season. Walker continues to prove to be the Titans’ most reliable weapon in the passing game, with eight receptions and 109 yards last week.

Jordan Reed: Reed had a down outing last week, but the rule remains: if he is active, you start him. He had five touchdowns in his previous three games and takes on a Giants defense that is allowing over 15 Fantasy points per game in the past month, the second highest mark in the league.


Travis Kelce: In the past month the Bills are allowing 1.83 Fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. That includes a matchup against Rob Gronkowski, who was held in check with just two receptions for 37 yards. Kelce has failed to top 50 receiving yards in three straight games. He is also listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

Denver Tight Ends: Vernon Davis had a solid game with Brock Osweiler at the helm. However, the Broncos take on a Pats defense that has allowed just 5.1 Fantasy points to tight ends over the past month (5.5 on the year).

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