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Fantasy Flash Week 12: Starts and sits

Starts: (outside of top 10 players of that position):

QBs

Case Keenum – Case was wrongly benched last week, but don’t let that prevent you from starting him in a juicy matchup against the Jaguars. He should return to his 280-300 yard type games that he was doing previously. This should also make Andre Johnson a little happier.

Colin Kaepernick – He has really been struggling the last 2 weeks, but when you are facing the Panther’s defense and then the Saints in the dome, you kind of got to give him a pass. No, he has not been great all year outside of 1-2 games, but this is the type of matchup that should allow him to put up around 3 TDs.

RBs

Ben Tate – For all the people that either drafted Ben Tate as a handcuff or drafted him to get late season carried for a semi injury-prone Arian Foster, this is your payoff. A week against the worst rush defense in the league should net you 100+ yards and 2 TDs from Tate, anything less, is a disappointment.

Andre Brown – Speaking of patient owners, another guy that very few held on to for 10 weeks like I did, is Andre Brown. He has immediately been thrown back into the Giants backfield and has handled a heavy load. Expect that trend to continue against a Dallas defense that will be without star MLB, Sean Lee.

WRs

Vincent Jackson – The Bucs have won 2 in a row. As I’ve said previous times, they are not as bad as their record indicates. Against a weak Falcon’s secondary, V-Jax went off for 165 and a TD. Now facing another weak secondary, owners can expect another big game out of their top 12 drafted WR.

Torrey Smith – Smith has put up solid yards this year, but the game totals have been somewhat on and off. This week he faces a Jets defense that gave up a couple deep bombs to a Buffalo team that you probably couldn’t even name their WRs. Flacco goes over the top to Smith at least once this game.

TEs

Garrett Graham – The Texans have been completely discombobulated this year. With the Gary Kubiak, Arian Foster, Matt Schaub, and now Andre Johnson distractions, it’s a year they’d like to forget. This is however, 1 of the weeks that they should play like they were supposed to all year.

Sits:

QBs

Robert Griffin III – I’ve been hyping him the pass couple weeks and he has produced, but now he faces a top 10 49er pass defense. Right now, I don’t know if this is the RG3 you can start against anyone, so I’m using him as a matchup based start and sit. He has to show me that he’s back to last year’s status 1st.

Matt Ryan – The Matt Ryan show continued to dig itself a bigger hole last week, losing to a 1 win Tampa Bay squad. Ryan ended the game with 250 with 2 TDs and 2 INTs, but worse than that, the Falcon energy is just low and you don’t need that late in the year while you’re fighting for the playoffs.

RBs

Ray Rice – A suddenly healthy Ray Rice returned to his form of 2 years ago with a 148 yard with a TD performance. He however, faces a Jets defense that has yielded the 2nd least points to RBs all year. This should be a close game, but keep your expectations for Rice low.

DeMarco Murray – Dallas needs Murray to be effective for them to beat the suddenly hot NYG on Sunday, unfortunately, I don’t know if he has it in him. He ran well against the Saints, but this is a Giants defense that has just shut down Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, and Eddie Lacy, their last 3 games.

WRs

Antonio Brown – I have all the respect for Antonio Brown. He has proved me wrong a few times this year. However, Joe Haden is a beast. He has been locking down top WRs all year, no more evident than last week against AJ Green. Haden is a top 5 corner and I’m not going against him.

TY Hilton – Welcome to the starting lineup Mr. Hilton. After having a big game in his initial start after Reggie Wayne went down, he’s gotten an average game against the Rams and a below average game against the Titans. Now he faces another top 10 defense in the Cardinals, hello Patrick Peterson.

TEs

Jordan Cameron – The last 6 weeks, Cameron has only totaled 269 yards and 1 TD. Jason Campbell was never good with the short, west coast type scheme, he likes to go deep and it’s taking its toll on Cameron. Add the fact that he’s facing the Steelers defense and you might want to look for other options.

 

That was your Fantasy Football Flash Week 12 info.

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