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Fantasy Football: Week 12 Start/Sit Rankings

Each week I will provide rankings for the upcoming fantasy week along with a featured start/sit option at each position. That said, the Week 12 edition is here. Be sure to check them out for all your lineup setting needs, and if you have any further questions feel free to reach out on Twitter @DanMarcu3.

QUARTERBACK

  1. Russell Wilson, @SF
  2. Tom Brady, vs. MIA
  3. Ben Roethlisberger, vs. GB
  4. Carson Wentz, vs. CHI
  5. Matt Ryan, vs. TB
  6. Cam Newton, @NYJ
  7. Drew Brees, @LAR
  8. Jared Goff, vs. NO
  9. Marcus Mariota, @IND
  10. Andy Dalton, vs. CLE
  11. Tyrod Taylor, @KC
  12. Jacoby Brissett, vs. TEN
  13. Derek Carr, vs. DEN
  14. Alex Smith, vs. BUF
  15. Joe Flacco, vs. HOU
  16. Blake Bortles, @ARI
  17. Paxton Lynch, @OAK
  18. Josh McCown, vs. CAR
  19. Ryan Fitzpatrick, @ATL
  20. Mitch Trubisky, @PHI

START

The New Orleans Saints have been a tough matchup this season, but will be without their top two outside corners this week. That should open up some room for Jared Goff and his receivers in the passing game, making the entire Rams passing offense viable plays.

Joe Flacco is not usually a name that comes up in fantasy discussions, but the Texans are one of the friendliest defenses to opposing quarterbacks. If you’re desperate for a streamer, Flacco is a name to consider.

RUNNING BACK

  1. Le’Veon Bell, vs. GB
  2. Mark Ingram, @LAR
  3. Todd Gurley vs. NO
  4. Kareem Hunt, vs. BUF
  5. LeSean McCoy @KC
  6. Tevin Coleman, vs. TB
  7. Leonard Fournette, @ARI
  8. DeMarco Murray, @IND
  9. Alvin Kamara, @LAR
  10. Dion Lewis, vs. MIA
  11. Jay Ajayi, vs. CHI
  12. Doug Martin, @ATL
  13. Lamar Miller, @BAL
  14. Jordan Howard, @PHI
  15. Christian McCaffery, @NUJ
  16. Joe Mixon, vs. CLE
  17. Carlos Hyde, vs. SEA
  18. Isaiah Crowell, @CIN
  19. Damien Williams, @NE
  20. Devontae Booker, @OAK
  21. Frank Gore, vs. TEN
  22. Adrian Peterson, vs. JAC
  23. Jamaal Williams, @PIT
  24. Bilal Powell, vs. CAR
  25. Alex Collins, vs. HOU
  26. Marshawn Lynch, vs. DEN
  27. Duke Johnson, @CIN
  28. Derrick Henry, @IND
  29. D. McKissic, @SF
  30. Marlon Mack, vs. TEN

START

Doug Martin remains a disappointment, but also continues to get carries. The Falcons are not an obvious positive matchup, but also aren’t especially stout. That keeps Martin in consideration, especially with a lot of starting running backs running into tough matchups.

SIT

Marshawn Lynch still isn’t getting a big workload and now squares off against a strong Broncos’ run defense. Look elsewhere this week.

WIDE RECEIVER

  1. Antonio Brown, vs. GB
  2. J. Green, vs. CLE
  3. Doug Baldwin, @SF
  4. Julio Jones, vs. TB
  5. Brandin Cooks, vs. MIA
  6. Michael Thomas, @LAR
  7. Mike Evans, @ATL
  8. Y. Hilton, vs. TEN
  9. Alshon Jeffery, vs. CHI
  10. Devin Funchess, @NYJ
  11. Jarvis Landry, @NE
  12. Tyreek Hill, vs. BUF
  13. Rishard Matthews, @IND
  14. Demaryius Thomas, @OAK
  15. Sammy Watkins, vs. NO
  16. Jeremy Maclin, vs. HOU
  17. Mohamed Sanu, vs. TB
  18. DeAndre Hopkins, @BAL
  19. Devante Parker, @NE
  20. Emmanuel Sanders, @OAK
  21. Davante Adams, @PIT
  22. Cooper Kupp, vs. NO
  23. Michael Crabtree, vs. DEN
  24. Robby Anderson. vs. CAR
  25. Larry Fitzgerald, vs. JAC
  26. Amari Cooper, vs. DEN
  27. Mike Wallace, vs. HOU
  28. Kenny Stills, @NE
  29. Ted Ginn, @LAR
  30. DeSean Jackson, @ATL

START

As with quarterbacks, both Sammy Watkins and Cooper Kupp suddenly have more positive matchups thanks to the Saints missing their outside corners. Kupp is a bit riskier as he often plays out of the slot, though he may move to the outside more in the absence of Robert Woods.

TIGHT END

  1. Rob Gronkowski, vs. MIA
  2. Travis Kelce, vs. BUF
  3. Jimmy Graham, @SF
  4. Zach Ertz, vs. CHI
  5. Delanie Walker, @IND
  6. Greg Olsen, @NYJ
  7. Jared Cook, vs. DEN
  8. Tyler Kroft, vs. CLE
  9. Jack Doyle, cs. TEN
  10. Austin Hooper, vs. TB
  11. Ben Watson, vs. HOU
  12. J. Howard, @ATL
  13. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, vs. CAR
  14. Julius Thomas, @NE
  15. Marcedes Lewis, @ARI
  16. Charles Clay, @KC

START

Jared Cook is in a positive matchup this week and has shown he is able to take advantage in the past. He has a floor of five targets which is a very respectable floor.

 

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Dan Marcus
Dan recently moved to Columbus, Ohio but is a lifelong Pittsburgh sports fan. Fantasy baseball was and always will be his favorite fantasy sport, but he also enjoys football and basketball as well.

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