Start ’em, Sit ’em Week 12
By Ryan Gerrity
- Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Kaepernick and the 49ers have struggled the past two weeks putting up less than 200 yards in total offense. This week could be the perfect bounce back game for Kaepernick and the 49ers as they take on the Redskins. The Redskins defense allows a lot of fantasy points, and Kaepernick should be able to move the ball down the field.
- Rashad Jennings, RB, Oakland Raiders
This week Jennings is a must start running back because his stock has been rising so much the past couple of weeks. It also helps his stock a lot that the Raiders are going up against a below average run defense in the Titans. Expect Jennings to eclipse 100 yards rushing this week.
- Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants
It is safe to say that Cruz has been disappointing fantasy wise this year. He has also been really inconsistent, but against the Cowboys earlier in the year he put 29 fantasy points. The Cowboys secondary is skeptical, and Eli Manning has been reducing his interceptions. Look for Cruz to step up in this huge divisional game this week.
- Andre Brown, RB, New York Giants
The Giants have been on a 4 game winning streak, and Brown has been a huge part of that considering he is coming off a broken leg injury. He has also had a huge fantasy impact since returning, and that will continue this week against the Cowboys. Against the Saints, the Cowboys allowed over their running backs to score over 65 fantasy points.
- Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams
The past 4 weeks have been great for Stacy owners because he has been putting up consistent fantasy points. The Bears defense is going to try and contain Stacy, but the Bears have let up the second most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. The Bears defense has struggled, and the Rams will rely on Stacy to move the ball down the field.
- Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
The New York Jets are facing the Ravens this week, which would be a favorable matchup for Flacco since the Jets defense give up a lot of fantasy points. However, the past two weeks have been miserable for Flacco since he scored 7 and 8 points respectively. The Ravens offense has been in a funk, and that will continue this week.
- DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Murray struggled to get healthy the past couple of weeks, but he should be close to 100% against the New York Giants. That isn’t going to help him though because the Giants are the top fantasy defense against the run right now. The Cowboys are going to have to rely on Tony Romo and the passing game instead of the running game this week.
- Pierre Garcon, WR, Washington Redskins
The Redskins are playing on Monday Night Football this week against the San Francisco 49ers. Last week the 49ers shut down the Saints wide receivers very well, and the Redskins just have Garcon to rely on for big plays. It will be a long, tough, and frustrating night for Garcon being covered by a corner and safety all night.
- New England Patriots D/ST
The Patriots have been a very consistent defense for fantasy owners putting up at least 10 fantasy points a game the past four weeks. This week the Patriots take on the high-powered offense of the Denver Broncos. Anytime a defense is facing the Bronco’s they are going to take a fantasy hit. The secondary has played well, but they do not have enough depth to cover Thomas, Welker, and Decker on every play.