Fantasy Football 2014: Week 12 Start/Sit
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 12
November 20, 2014
It’s Thursday, and if you’re a regular visitor you know what that means. It’s time once again for our Start/Sit rankings in the world of fantasy football. This edition is for Week 12 in the NFL, and with all the injuries and tricky matchups out there, fantasy owners are making some tough calls right now. Here’s our take on a few difficult decisions.
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Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants: Yeah, we said it. Start Manning this week if you’re in need of a low-end QB who could pay off. Sure, he’s had a rough year in 2014--as has the entire Giants team--but he’s playing the Cowboys this week, and he’s good against them.
In his last three games against Dallas, Manning has 872 yards and nine touchdown passes. The trend is certainly there.
Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins: Here’s a sneaky play for the WR-needy. Landry has been flourishing in the last three weeks, collecting 17 grabs for 145 yards and two touchdowns over that span. He’s proving himself a solid option behind Mike Wallace, whom the Broncos will be blanketing all day on Sunday.
It’ll be a pass-heavy day for Miami, and Landry should cash in on that.
Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Even if Giovani Bernard is able to come back for the Bengals against the Texans this week, there’s still plenty of reason to go with Hill in fantasy. He’s played well in the feature role, and with this being Bernard’s first game the team might want to ease him into action.
Also, consider the fact that Hill is playing the Texans, who are pretty permissive to opposing running backs on the road.
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks: Now let’s check on our first of two sits from the Seahawks-Cardinals game. We’re expecting this to be a defensive battle, and Wilson probably won’t find much room against the Cards’ excellent secondary.
What’s worse, he hasn’t surpassed 200 passing yards in the last four games, so he’s not racking up the distance, anyway.
Jonas Gray, RB, New England Patriots: We know, we know. After Gray’s breakout four-touchdown performance last week, you’re itching to get him into your lineup to do some major damage. That said, even if the Pats offense was predictable at all, we’d still be a little gun-shy here. They’re playing the Lions in Detroit, and that front isn’t going to let a straight up-and-down guy like Gray get them flustered.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Even when he’s struggling, it’s hard to take Fitzgerald out of your fantasy lineup. If you’re going to do it, though, this might be the week. He’ll play the Seahawks in Seattle, and we all know what’s likely to happen to the Cards’ No. 1 receiver in that situation. Try a better option if you’ve got one.
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