Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 12 Deep Sleepers
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 12 Gutsy Gameday Starts
November 24, 2013
Week 12 Gutsy Gameday Starts
QB: Case Keenum vs Jaguars - Keenum let fantasy owners down last week because he got benched. He was not playing bad, and he certainly did not do anything to get benched. The Texans head coach must have had a freak out moment last week, but now Keenum gets another chance to redeem himself. Keenum is the starting quarterback for the Texans who get the Jaguars at home. The Jaguars love to give away fantasy points to quarterbacks, and Keenum will exploit this matchup and prove to the NFL that he is a legitimate quarterback.
RB: Donald Brown at Arizona - Brown has become the running back to start in Indianapolis and he is especially a good option this week because Richardson may not play due to a calf injury. The Colts have a tough matchup in against the Cardinals who have the 2nd best rushing defense in the league. Brown should still have a solid game because the Colts have stayed committed to the run all year and Brown is also a solid receiver out of the backfield.
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WR: James Jones vs Vikings - Jones is a very wild play this week for several reasons. The reports out of Green Bay say that he is still struggling to get back to 100% and the Packers new quarterback, Tolzien, has not been looking Jones' way very often. This week the Packers are playing against the Vikings who have one of the NFL's worst secondaries, and there should be enough balls to go around for all the Packers receivers. Tolzien has not had a problem moving the ball, but he has had a problem throwing to the endzone. This week Tolzien should throw some touchdown passes and James Jones is a big threat in the red zone.
TE: Mychal Rivera vs Titans - Rivera had a solid game last week as he caught 5 of his 6 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown with Mcgloin as the quarterback. The Raiders have stated that McGloin is going to start for the Raiders at home against the Titans this week, and this matchup presents a nice opportunity for Rivera. The Titans have been tough against wide receivers this year, but they have been very generous to tight ends. If this trend holds true, there is a very good chance that Rivera will lead the Raiders in targets this weekend, and that makes him a very sneaky fantasy starter.
DEF: Baltimore Ravens vs Jets - This one is very easy to determine because Geno Smith has been absolutely terrible on the road. This is a must win game for both teams, and the Ravens should be very hyped up for this game. The Ravens should get the best of Geno Smith and the Jets and that makes the Baltimore defense a solid fantasy play this week.
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