In my Saturday Start/Sit article I prepared you for an onslaught of Seinfeld references: “I like Nathan Peterman as a deep option and you’ll find him in my waiver column on Tuesday. And there will definitely be plenty of J. Peterman references. Teasers!” I regret to inform you that after N. Peterman’s embarrassing display on Sunday, there will be no Seinfeld bits in this article. I don’t know what convinced Bills head coach Sean McDermott to bench Tyrod Taylor for Peterman, but one of the competing theories is that he’s under the influence of narcotics. That’s right: white lotus, yam-yam, Shanghai Sally.
Andy Dalton, vs CLE, 39.8% owned: In week 4 Dalton faced his week 12 opponent and scored 27 fantasy points on the road against them. Dalton is a good enough QB to take advantage of good match-ups like his week 8 game against the Colts, week 10 against the Titans and week 3 against the Packers (oh yea and that big game in week 4 against the Browns.) Andy and AJ Green are going to blow up this week.
Jacoby Brissett, vs TEN, 15.9% owned: You know who has been averaging 15.6 fantasy points since week 3? Jacoby Brissett. You know who faces the team that has allowed the 3rd most passing TDs in week 12? Jacoby Brissett. You know who is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol and might not play? Jacoby….Brissett. No worries, he’s expected to start and hasn’t really been that bad as Andrew Luck’s replacement. He had the bye week off to prepare and he could score 14-15 points as your QB2.
Samaje Perine, vs NYG, 28.4%: Perine is easily going to the most-added player this week. After Rob Kelley’s week 10 injury Perine stepped in as RB1 for the Redskins. Sometimes a player steps in as an injury replacement and he lays a turd out there — but in week 11 Perine stepped up in a major way with 117 rushing yards and a rushing TD. In week 12, Perine and the Redskins welcome the NY Giants to DC. These Giants have allowed the 4th most rushing yards to opposing RBs. Open up a new tab and put in your Perine claim NOW!
Devontae Booker, @ OAK, 9.2%: Okay, welcome back. I think it is a bit premature to say he has overtaken the RB1 role from CJ Anderson, but Booker did have more rushing attempts, rushing yards and fantasy points in week 11. He also is often more involved in the passing game and again, in week 11 he had 5 receptions for 54 yards to Anderson’s 2 receptions for 19 yards. Week 12 the Broncos get the Raiders who have allowed the 6th most rushing yards and 6th most receiving yards to RBs.
Kenny Stills, @NE, 27.3% owned: Still has been killing it since week 6. He has double-digit fantasy games in 5 of those 6 games an in week 11 he went off for 7 receptions for 180 yards and a TD. If Matt Moore remains the starter for Miami (as he should) you can expect another double-digit scoring game from Stills as the Dolphins hit the road to face the Patriots. The Patriots have allowed the 4th highest average fantasy points to opposing WRs.
Corey Coleman, @ CIN, 20.4%: In his first game back from a week 2 injury Coleman had a solid game snatching 6 receptions for 80 yards for 14 fantasy points. His week 12 opponent, the Bengals have allowed the 4th fewest fantasy points to WRs, but Coleman is still a good grab as injury insurance heading into the playoffs.
Tyler Kroft, vs CLE, 44.6% owned: I think I’ve recommended Kroft 10 weeks in a row now, but here he is again. I’ll admit — right now he is questionable with a hand injury but he’s a big, dumb TE — he’ll play. He has scored at least 9 fantasy points in 4 of his last 5 games and in week 12 he gets the 3rd worst team at defending TEs, the Browns.
Ricky Seals-Jones, vs JAX, 0.0% owned: Take a shot in the dark with this one. Don’t know if I’ve ever recommended a player with 0.0% ownership, but here we go. RSJ’s primary competition, Jermaine Gresham, is averaging barely over 23 receiving yards per game so why shouldn’t the Cardinals look to tricky Ricky who grabbed 3 receptions (2 of them for TDs) while Gresham only grabbed 1 pass for 10 yards.
New England Patriots, vs. MIA, 42.5% owned: After scoring a grand total of -1 fantasy points over their first 5 weeks, the Pats defense has not been that bad their next 5 games averaging 8.6 fantasy points per game. Week 12 sees them welcome the Dolphins who have scored the second-fewest points and third-fewest yards in the NFL this season.
Atlanta Falcons, vs. TB, 19.0% owned: I was nervous to make this suggestion as I was writing this because the Falcons are playing the Seahawks right now and they could get blown out — but as of right now (9:26 p.m., Monday evening) the Falcons have scored 19 fantasy points with an interception, a fumble recovery and a defensive TD with only 7 points allowed. Week 12 they get the Buccaneers in Atlanta without their starting QB Jameis Winston and a struggling running game who are 21st in the NFL in points scored.
Brandon McManus, @ OAK, 22.2%: Can’t figure out why but the Raiders suck against Kickers. They’ve allowed double-digit fantasy points to 6 of the 9 kickers they’ve faced including 10 to this very McManus in week 4. I can easily see another double-digit scoring game for McManus this week.