Start or Sit Week 12 Fantasy Football – Including Thursday Night Football Recommendations

Start or Sit Week 12 Fantasy Football – Including Thursday Night Football Recommendations

Updated November 21, 2013 – Start or Sit All Positions (Bye Weeks for Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and Seattle )

Thursday Night Football Saints @ Falcons and Monday Night Football is 49ers @ Redskins

Week 12 2013 Fantasy Football Start or Sit


START’EM WEEK 12 2013     


Case Keenum (was a burn last week, however if he gets the start for the Texans, he plays the Jaguars where Carson Palmer had a field day passing for 419 yards. Keenum should get back on track).

Tony Romo (you must play him in this divisional shootout against the Giants where he should pass plenty)

Josh McCown (if he gets the start, he’s worth playing if he’s your best option. Great weapons and five touchdowns with zero interceptions in the past two weeks should get you QB2 numbers at least).

Eli Manning (I can only recommend as a start if he’s all you have, because he gets a + matchup against Dallas who can be thrown on. Low-end QB2).

Scott Tolzien (Minnesota gives up the second most fantasy points to quarterbacks and Tolzien has a nice army of receivers).

Carson Palmer (don’t look for Week 11 numbers, but the Colts defense can be thrown on as of late, so he should be a QB2 Week 12).

Colin Kaepernick (is a completely match-based QB to start if you own him. Kaep plays against the Redskins so his chances of QB2 passing yards with a touchdown or two increases).

Running Backs: 

Pierre Thomas/Darren Sproles (Q)  (the Falcons will give up a fair share of rushing yards to Thomas and Sproles – did you see what Bobby Rainey did to the Falcons last week? Sproles will be a game-time decision and if he’s out, Mark Ingram is worth a start, especially if the Saints are ahead, Ingram will be the clock runner).

Ben Tate (there should be plenty of scoring against the Jags this week – get him out there).

Rashad Jennings (the Titans rush defense isn’t their strong suit as they relinquished two rush touchdowns to Donald Brown of the Colts last week).

DeAngelo Williams/Mike Tolbert (each has a chance of a score against Miami’s poor rush defense).

Andre Brown (the Saints RB’s tromped over Dallas in Week 10. Should a nice day for Brown).

Chris Johnson (you know if you sit him, he’ll produce and there’s just too much potential there – high-end RB2 against Oakland).

Bobby Rainey (until told otherwise, Rainey should get the bulk of the carries for the Buccs).

Frank Gore (low-end RB1 start against the Redskins defense)


Wide Receivers:  

Marques Colston (it’s really hard to list him as a start, but his targets have picked up and the worn-out Falcons don’t post much of a threat. If he’s one of your better options, he’s worth playing in a flex position).

Harry Douglas (is the stronger between him and Roddy right now and the Saints defense will be likely trying to keep White capped).

Wes Welker (you know Peyton Manning will get that ball to Welker and he’ll get to the end zone to show up Tom Brady – it’s too classic not to happen).

Jordy Nelson/Jarrett Boykin (versus Minnesota, you should start them).

Victor Cruz (really hasn’t earned a must start title yet this year due to whatever is going on with Eli’s arm. Cruz has a great matchup against Dallas this week, so WR1 numbers should happen. I’d start Hakeem Nicks and Ruben Randle as flexes this week too).

Kendall Wright (has a nice matchup against Oakland who shouldn’t challenge the Titans that much).

Torrey Smith (while the Ravens RB’s struggle against the Jets rush defense, there should be plenty of air game for Smith to catch).

Cordarrelle Patterson (if he gets the start again versus Green Bay, he’ll make a nice flex for your roster).

Anquan Boldin (finally I place him in the start as his pace has picked up some and many yards should be thrown against the Redskins).


Tight Ends:

Garrett Graham (because he plays Jacksonville, he gets a start by me this week).

Coby Fleener (the Cards give up the most fantasy points to TE’s and he’s been seeing more targets from Luck).

Greg Olsen (The Panthers should romp through Miami even more easily than they romped the Patriots).

Brandon Pettigrew (recommended a start if you’re in a pinch. He’s been more active in the Lions offense, so consider him a mid TE2 if you need him).

Delanie Walker (I’d continue to roll with him as long as he’s hauling in the touchdowns. Garrett Graham scored against Oakland, so Walker can too).



Saints Defense (they’re a plug and play and I say plug them in this week against a weakened Falcons offense).

Houston Texans (usually pays off playing the defense opposing Jacksonville).

Dallas Cowboys (Eli Manning will get his passing yards, but with more attempts, there will be turnovers and sacks).

Baltimore Ravens (great matchup against Geno Smith who was just horrendous last week).

Green Bay Packers (playing the terrible Vikings has it’s advantages where Christian Ponder is likely to turn the ball over).


SIT’EM WEEK 12, 2013


Matt Ryan (going to list him here just for the fact I think the Saints are going to rock the house tonight. White is still hurting, Tony G’s got a sore toe, the RB’s aren’t in great shape. Ryan’s a low-end QB2 this week)

Jason Campbell (pretty much fell apart last week against the Bengals and the Steelers shouldn’t make things any easier in Week 12).

Ryan Tannehill (The Panthers just got done dishing Tom Brady and company the business. Ryan Tannehill has been sacked the most of any QB and should remain No. 1 once again against the Panthers).

Geno Smith (there’s got to be someone better out there. He was downright awful in Week 12 and was removed from the game. He faces the Ravens next).

Philip Rivers (has slowed down over the past couple of weeks and the Kansas City Chiefs who kept Peyton Manning to one passing touchdown last week should wreak plenty of havoc on Rivers).

Robert Griffin III (not your best start against the 49ers who made things difficult for Drew Brees last week where the Saints barely scathed a win).


Running Backs: 

Jacquizz Rodgers/Steven Jackson (if you have to start them, they’ll likely produce flex single-digit numbers once again- keep watch on Rodgers ankle issue).

Ray Rice (beware – he did give us some nice fantasy points last week, but the Jets have a tight rush defense where Rice could take a setback. Play him if he’s your best option, as he’ll likely be limited. Spiller and Fred Jackson scored a total of less than six fantasy point combined against them).

Chris Ivory (the Ravens continue to give up the fewest fantasy points to opposing RB’s).

Trent Richardson (is he ever worth starting? Highly un-recommended against the Cards defense).

Rashard Mendenhall/Andre Ellington (face a stingy Colts defense who limited Chris Johnson to a handful of rush yards in the last half of last week’s game).

Lamar Miller/DanielThomas (this timeshare is not working out well, so they’re considered flex at best against the Panthers defense in Week 12).


Wide Receivers:

Roddy White (I still stick by my theory that he shouldn’t be started until he produces double fantasy numbers. He’s likely a flex at best against the Saints).

Lance Moore/Kenny Stills (just not seeing many targets these days – if you have to start one, pick Stills).

Mike Wallace/Brian Hartline (this will be a scary matchup against the Panthers. Tannehill will struggle).

Pierre Garcon (he’ll have a touch matchup against the 49ers where Brees struggled to get the ball to his receivers).

Jerricho Cotchery/Emmanuel Sanders (Cleveland is good at limiting the pass).

Steve Smith (taking a backseat to the other WR’s and Olsen and the Panthers face a stingy Dolphins pass defense).

Rod Streater (it will be a different week for the Raiders and gang when they face the Titans stronger air defense).

Cecil Shorts (hasn’t been great lately and the Houston Texans give up the fourth fewest fantasy points to WR’s).

Greg Jennings (may still be sore (Achilles) if he plays, and even when not sore, he is a low-end flex at best).

Keenan Allen/Eddie Royal (Philip Rivers is going to struggle against the Chiefs and so will the WR’s).

James Jones (unfortunately, Scott Tolzien only has eyes for Jarrett Boykin and Jordy Nelson, so Jones numbers have been bad and will continue that path until Rodgers returns).


Tight Ends:

Tony Gonzalez (owners beware – Gonzalez is battling a sore toe. Looks like he’ll play against the Saints, but note that he hasn’t had double-digit fantasy points since Week 9).

Jordan Reed (his targets are lessening, he’s banged up and playing the 49ers defense – find someone better if you can).

Martellus Bennett (play if he’s your best, but his numbers haven’t been that high, he’s dealing with a bit of an ankle issue and the Rams are tough at defending TE’s).

Jordan Cameron (not sure what is happening to this guy, but his production as been severely cut back with Jason Campbell under center. I’d sit him if you have a more viable option for Week 12 against the Steelers).



Miami Dolphins (Cam and the Panthers should light up Miami).

St. Louis Rams (McCown and his receivers will be hard to stop).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (great last week, but not a smart play against Matthew Stafford and crew).

New York Giants (Tony Romo and the boys will be rested and on fire returning from their bye – Dallas gives up the third fewest fantasy points to opposing defenses).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge

%d bloggers like this: