Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 12 Players to Watch
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 12 Players to Watch
November 23, 2013
Week 12 Players to Watch
Adrian Peterson - Peterson has recently given his owners a few things to be concerned about, and it might just be in an AP owners best interest to sell as high as possible before the fantasy playoffs begin. Peterson has not only ridden on an emotional roller coaster this season, but the Vikings have been playing with a quarterback carousel all year and now Peterson is fighting through injuries that are starting to affect his play on the field. Peterson is still the best running back in the NFL, but that does not mean he will be the best fantasy running back for the remainder of the season. Fantasy owners who are counting on Peterson for a fantasy playoff run should monitor him closely in the coming weeks and they should definitely pick up Toby Gerhart off the waiver wire.
Case Keenum - Keenum, thanks to Gary Kubiak, left the few fantasy owners that gambled on the young quarterback last week wanting. Now Keenum is back in the starting lineup and he has a great shot at redemption facing off against the Jaguars in Houston. One can only assume the turbulent Houston crowd will be loud in support of their new QB, and Keenum still has one of the best WR in the NFL to throw to. Ben Tate is getting healthier each week, and a strong running game will make things easier for Keenum going forward. Keenum is a risky option now because of the indecisiveness of the Houston coaches, but it is a safe assumption to think that Keenum will start the rest of the season since the Texans will be getting a high draft pick and they need to evaluate Keenum to determine what position to take early in next years draft.
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Dwayne Bowe - Bowe has been pretty bad this year, but he has seen an uptick in production over the Chiefs' last two games. The reason to monitor Bowe is that the Chiefs are going up against some of the best offenses in the NFL over the remainder of the season, and despite their great defense, Kansas City will need to produce more points. Bowe is their top WR, and he could be a reliable fantasy option if Smith keeps targeting Bowe like Smith has over the last few weeks.
Coby Fleener - Fleener had a breakout type performance last week against the Titans where he had 8 catches for 107 yards. The Colts offense is an evolving beast, and they are still trying to find a groove after the loss of Reggie Wayne. T.Y, Hilton has stepped up, and last week Fleener decided to join the "next man up" party. The Colts are still one of the best teams in the AFC, and Fleener could be a nice play at tight end for the rest of the season.
James Jones - Fantasy owners did not really know what to expect from Jones this year, and therefore, his disappointing season has not really bothered fantasy owners. Jones started out the season putting up zeroes across the board in the Packers first game, but he had some very good games after that, and then he got injured. The reports say Jones is still struggling to over the knee injury, but if he can get healthy at the same time Rodgers get back in the lineup, then Jones could be a very strong play for the fantasy playoffs. Another reason to monitor Jones' progress is that there are now rumors circulating that Cobb may not return to the football field this season.
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