One of the most crucial parts of playing fantasy football is playing the match ups. Now some players are considered match up proof. You aren’t going to sit Tom Brady, Le’Veon Bell or Antonio Brown. Below are some week 12 fantasy football starts and sits to help you to win your week 12 match up.
Week 12 Fantasy Football Starts and Sits
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has struggled throughout the season and has arguably been one of the biggest bust this season. Last season Ryan was the number one quarterback in fantasy, while so far this year he is the 15th ranked quarterback in fantasy football. He is coming off a solid week 11 performance against the Seattle Seahawks where he scored 17 fantasy points. In week 12 he has a solid match up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are giving up the 10th most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Ryan is a some what risky play this week but should produce solid fantasy points.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has struggled at times this season and has been inconsistent in his fantasy production. However he is coming off back to back solid games. In week 12 he is going up against the Cleveland Browns who he torched for 28 fantasy points earlier this season. With the Browns having one of the better run defenses in the NFL, look for Dalton to be throwing a good amount and to produce solid fantasy production again this week.
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis has been a solid running back two over the last few weeks in fantasy. He has scored over 14 points in back to back weeks. He is also seeing the most touches out of the Patriots running back committee. In week 12 he is going up against the Miami Dolphins who have given up the 12th most fantasy points to running backs this season.
Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine has now become the number one running back for the Washington Redskins due to their other two running backs going down with season ending injuries. He is coming off a solid week 11 with 117 yards rushing and a touchdown. In week 12, he is going up against the New York Giants on Thanksgiving night. The Giants having a generous defense running back so far this season look for Perine to continue and be a solid running back two this week in a good match up.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess has been a solid wide receiver two for fantasy owners in back to back weeks. He is coming off a 92 yard and two touchdown performance in week 10. He has a solid match up this week against the New York Jets who are giving up the ninth most fantasy points to wide receivers.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has quietly been one of the most consistent wide receivers in fantasy this season. He is averaging around seven fantasy points per week. In week 12 is going up against divisional opponent, Tampa Bay Buccaneers who have given up the second most fantasy points to wide receivers. With defenses concentrating on stopping Julio Jones, Sanu has reaped the benefits of seeing single coverage, a trend that should continue this week.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Kroft has been one of the best tight ends in fantasy over the last few weeks, scoring five or more fantasy points in four out of five games. He is going up against the Cleveland Browns in week 12 who have given up the third most fantasy points to tight ends. Kroft is a solid play this week and should produce solid tight end one production.
Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis has been one of the best tight ends in fantasy so far this season. With fellow tight end Jordan Reed dealing with injuries throughout the season, Davis is averaging six fantasy points per game. Davis has a solid match up on Thanksgiving night against the New York Giants. The Giants are currently giving up the most fantasy points to tight ends this season.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been inconsistent in his fantasy production, starting a trend of struggling over the last few weeks. Week 11 he scored only 13 fantasy points against the New England Patriots. He has scored under 13 fantasy points in three straight games. Week 12 Carr is going up against divisional opponent Denver Broncos who have been one of the best defense is in the NFL over the past few season. With his struggles and a tough matchup, Carr is a risky play in week 12.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has been one of the best quarterbacks in fantasy since taking over last season. Throughout the season he has averaged over 20 fantasy points per game. Since the suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott, Prescott has scored a total of 12 fantasy points through two games. While Prescott is in elite talent and one of the best quarterback in the NFL and and fantasy football he is a risky play on Thanksgiving. He is going up against the Los Angeles Chargers, who are currently giving up the ninth fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks.
Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson has been one of the best running back in fantasy football and in the NFL for close to a decade. Over the last three out of four weeks, however, Peterson has failed to score over four fantasy points. Week 12 he has a tough match up against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have one of the best defenses. Peterson is no more than a risky flex play in week 12.
Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has been one of the most inconsistent running backs in fantasy the season. He has four games of four or few or fantasy points and three games of eight or more fantasy points. He is coming off a terrible week 11 performance where he totaled only two fantasy points. He has a difficult match up against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals held Crowell to under three fantasy points earlier this season. This could be another game where the Browns will most likely be playing from behind which will limit his production and opportunities this week.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been one of the more boom or bust players in fantasy over the last few seasons. He has been relatively healthy for the first time in this career this season, but has still been inconsistent in his production. Watkins has four games of 10 or more fantasy points, and six games of four or fewer fantasy points. This week he is going up against the New Orleans Saints, who have been one of the better defense is in the NFL and in fantasy over the past few weeks. With a tough match up, Watkins could be in for another down week in week 12.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor was one of the best wide receiver options for fantasy owners in weeks one through seven when he was averaging over 10 fantasy points per game. Since then he has averaging only three fantasy points per game. In week 12, Nelson is going up against the Chicago Bears who have been a decent match up for receivers so far this season. With Agholor struggles and all the mouths there are too feed in the Eagles offense he could be in for another down performance.
New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been one of the best tight ends in fantasy since week four. He is currently averaging five and a half points per game. In week 12, however, he has a tough match up against the Carolina Panthers who have been tough on tight ends this season.
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron is the biggest boom or bust tight ends in fantasy over the last few seasons. He has three games this season of six or more fantasy points and six games of three or fewer fantasy points. Week 12 is another difficult match against the Minnesota Vikings who have been one of the best defenses, giving up the ninth fewest fantasy points to tight ends. With his struggles and in a difficult match up, fantasy owners should look elsewhere for their tight end this week.