Happy Thanksgiving to all Fantasy Football managers around the world. We have so much to be thankful for this season and make sure to enjoy all the great food on the table this year.
Thanksgiving is no time to slack, though. We’re approaching the Fantasy Football playoffs, and you need your lineups to be perfect. You can also be thankful for me since I’m here to help you with your lineups. Here are my Week 12 Fantasy Football Starts and Sits.
The Raiders’ defense is terrible. Specifically, the Raiders’ secondary is terrible. They’re allowing the 5th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Geno Smith and this Seahawks offense should take full advantage of this team. It should be expected that Seattle attacks the air in this one, so start Geno Smith this week.
For whoever missed it in the news this week, Aaron Rodgers is playing with a broken thumb. It’s clearly affecting his play, as we saw him miss some easy throws and just struggle with his overall accuracy against the Titans last week. Now, this low-powered Packers offense goes up against the Eagles. Philly is allowing the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks, and Green Bay doesn’t have that “X-Factor” wide receiver who can really break down a defense. With no weapons and a bad matchup, sit Aaron Rodgers in Week 12.
James Conner was my Start candidate last week, and he lands on this list again. With the release of Eno Benjamin, the Cardinals’ backfield belongs to Conner. Even against the top-run defense in the league, Conner had a solid game. Now, he gets a matchup against the Chargers: a team that ranks 31st against running backs. James Conner will get the volume, and he should be in your lineups in Week 12.
RB Sit: D’Andre Swift vs. Bills
If you drafted D’Andre Swift, I’m sorry. The truth is that Swift has little-to-no fantasy relevance right now, no matter where you drafted him. He isn’t a starting running back in Fantasy Football this year, and every red zone snap goes to Jamaal Williams. So keep Swift on your bench until he proves he can put up points.
Brandon Aiyuk has been producing pretty much every week this season. Aiyuk isn’t necessarily the top option on this offense, but he is constantly overlooked. Going up against the 21st-ranked defense against receivers in the Saints, Aiyuk is poised to produce once again, and he should definitely be in your lineups this week.
There was a lot of hope for Michael Gallup, with many expecting him to produce at a WR2/WR3 level when he returned from injury. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen for him this season. The Giants’ defense isn’t fantastic, but Gallup isn’t getting the volume to put up starter-worthy numbers. He can only put up those numbers if he finds the end zone, and he hasn’t done that yet this year. So sit Michael Gallup in Week 12.
Believe it or not, Juwan Johnson is the TE9 this year. There’s slim pickings right now at tight end since it seems like everyone is injured. However, Johnson has been really productive this year with the lack of weapons on the Saints’ offense, so he should continue to see a bunch of targets. Juwan Johnson is absolutely worth starting this week.
The Patriots offense isn’t one that anyone would call “dangerous” through the air, and that has shown through Hunter Henry’s fantasy numbers. Besides Week 6, Henry hasn’t even been a rosterable tight end, and that isn’t changing this week. So sit Hunter Henry in Week 12.