Say bye to the bye weeks. From here on out everyone is available to be started. Because Week 12 is different than every other week (three Thursday games), I am going to do an early start sit column for the guys playing on Thanksgiving.
If you are wondering where the regularly scheduled buy low sell high article is; last week was the last time it will be published for the season since most trade deadlines have passed. However, for those select few who are still trading, I have listed several players down below that I think you can buy low or sell high on.
As always if you have any direct start player A or player B questions you can ask me on Twitter @TheSportsGuy40 or in the comment section below and I will try to help you figure out the best option.
Tony Romo vs. Panthers: Romo had some rust to knock off this week, but he should be good to go against the Panthers. The matchup is a little scary for Romo, but when he is healthy I think he should be started.
Jay Cutler at Packers: Cutler is a guy who would normally be in the digging deep section. I think the Packers can be beat through the air and Cutler has been consistently solid this season. I wouldn’t be worried that he struggled against the Broncos; it is one of the best defenses in the NFL.
Mark Sanchez at Lions: If you started him this week it was pretty ugly overall, but he got owners 13.8 points which is plenty more than Philip Rivers. If you start him it won’t be pretty, but when it is over it could be a decent fantasy day. Start him if you’re desperate.
Matt Stafford vs. Eagles: Jameis Winston just tore apart the Phildelphia defense and I think Stafford is a better quarterback. The Lions don’t have a running game and that should be a big benefit to Stafford.
Bears running back at Packers: If Forte is back he is in every fantasy lineup. If he is out then it is Langford. Whoever starts is a must play, and even if Forte returns Langford could be a desperation play as a flex.
Eddie Lacy vs. Bears: He finally looked like the guy many drafted in the first round. With the Packers’ passing game struggling this season they might try to get something going on the ground with Lacy early in the game. The Bears didn’t do too much to stop the Broncos’ running game, which has been very ineffective until this week.
Jonathan Stewart at Cowboys: He has finally turned into what I thought he would be preseason. Unfortunately for me, it happened right after I traded him. He won’t get every goal line attempt, but the Panthers seem to get down there often enough that he gets a few chances every game.
Darren McFadden vs. Panthers: No one know how long it will last, but McFadden is healthy and running well. Teams need to defend against the pass now so McFadden’s touches are going to be more valuable now than they have been over the past few weeks.
All Lions vs. Eagles: There isn’t anyone in the running game I would want to start unless it was Theo Riddick in a deep PPR league.
Alshon Jeffery at Packers: He sat out this week, but I would expect him to be back for Thursday. If Jeffery is healthy he needs to be in all lineups; he has wide receiver one upside every time he plays.
Randall Cobb vs. Bears: This one is tough because Cobb has been so ineffective for much of the season. Aaron Rodgers struggled to complete passes, but Cobb was second on the team in targets with nine. Over the past two weeks he has gotten decent target numbers, but he hasn’t done much with them. This week I am betting on the targets turning into something.
Devin Funchess at Cowboys: His role is increasing week by week. He hauled in four of his eight targets and found the endzone. If you need a third receiver or a flex to fill in for injuries, Funchess seems like a solid play this week.
Jordan Matthews at Lions: He did nothing with Sanchez this week and I don’t expect it to change on Thursday. He will have a random good game every now and then, but he is nothing more than a 4th receiver with upside.
Zach Miller at Packers: He seems to be the new number one tight end for the Bears, at least in terms of fantasy. If you are in a deeper league and need someone for next week Miller is worth a play.
Lions vs. Eagles: This is all about Mark Sanchez and his “ability” to turn the ball over.
Eagles at Lions: I don’t think the offense can get rolling with Sanchez, even though I think he can have a decent fantasy day, and if the offense is getting off the field in a hurry the defense is going to be gassed and giving up points.
Bears at Packers: Gut call, but I think the Packers break out and put it all together this week. Yes they scored points in recent weeks, but they haven’t looked like the Packers from last year.
Alshon Jeffery – When on the field he is one of the best.
Amari Cooper – I don’t know if he is the number one or two for the Raiders. Either way I think the passing game will be a lot better than it was this week.
Jordan Reed – Still should be one of the better tight ends in fantasy.
Todd Gurley – Might not really be low because he is still finding the endzone. The yardage output has been low so you might be able to get him cheaper.
DeSean Jackson – Boom or bust all the time.
James Jones – He can’t be trusted on a weekly basis.
Kamar Aiken – Not really selling high, but without Flacco I think you should get what ever you can.
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