Fantasy Football Week Twelve Starts and Sits

By Troy Jefferson

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Start

Andy Dalton (Bengals QB)

Dalton has quietly put together back-to-back good games. The Cincinnati Bengals QB threw for two touchdowns on Sunday and 230 yards not to mention a bonus rushing touchdown. Against the Giants two weeks ago, Dalton had four touchdowns. The Bengals play Oakland this week and Dalton has the potential to put up big numbers.

Doug Martin (Buccaneers RB)

Martin struggled against the Chargers but was able to bounce back nicely vs. the Panthers. The former Boise State Bronco has had more than 100 total yards in six straight games. Doug Martin had 138 rushing yards on 24 carries last week and is going to be relied on heavily vs. Atlanta. The Falcons are currently 26th in opposing rushing yards at 130.5 per game.

Calvin Johnson (Lions WR)

Calvin Johnson after seeing Justin Blackmon’s success vs. Houston should be excited. Blackmon had 236 yards, seven receptions, and a touchdown vs. the 7th ranked pass defense. Johnson also enjoyed a nice outing on Sunday catching five passes for 143 yards and a touchdown. Calvin will feast on the Texan’s defense on Thanksgiving.

Sleeper

C.J. Spiller (Bills RB)

As of right now C.J. Spiller is the lead back, but fantasy players should check Fred Jackson status before game time. If Jackson doesn’t play then C.J. Spiller will see most of the touches. The Bills running back had 22 carries last week and rushed for 91 yards. Spiller also has good hands out of the backfield, catching three passes last week for 39 yards. The Colts are 20th in passing yards and 22nd in rushing yards allowed which bodes well for Spiller.

Sits

Nick Foles (Eagles QB)

Foles had a favorable matchup last week vs. the Redskins and only mustered up 204 passing yards. Through two games, Nick Foles has thrown three interceptions and only one touchdown. Even worse the Eagles’ quarterback fumbled three times, stay far away from Foles this week.

Ryan Mathews (Chargers RB)

Mathews had just 47 rushing yards against Denver and only 54 rushing yards against the Buccaneers. The Baltimore Ravens are 27th against the run but the Charger’s running back hasn’t had success against anyone. Baltimore was able to hold Jonathan Dwyer to 55 rushing yards.

Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals WR)

Things are down right awful in Arizona. Larry Fitzgerald only caught one pass for 11 yards. The Cardinals may turn to Ryan Lindley in Week 12, Lindley completed less than half of his passes and only had 64 yards. Due to the lack of quality quarterback play in Arizona, Fitzgerald will struggle.


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