FREE weekly fantasy football who to start & sit advice
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After starting your studs (typically players ranked after week 5 in the top ~15 RBs, top ~ 10 WRs, top ~ 10 QBs, top ~3 TEs, top ~5
Defenses, and top...wait, no kicker is a fantasy football stud), the Docs will help you decide who to start and sit as we recommend
players in our fantasy football start sit column that are not clear studs and can step in with a big game for your team this week. Consequently, we will not
recommend who to start and sit with the top few players at each position in our weekly fantasy football start sit advice (given starts every week); however, we may occasionally recommend players ranked
15 - 25 overall due to some teams out there that will have multiple players at one position in this range but can only
start one. If we recommend such a player it does not mean we think they are not a stud, we are just trying to help those folks out there that may
be in such a situation. We also recommend players to bench, so our fantasy football start sit column is sometimes referred to as fantasy football start bench column. Additionally, we offer
Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings to help even further with some of those more difficult
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and bad. In fact, every wrap-up is kept and posted as a permanent, public record of what we called and how good or bad the calls were.
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FREE Fantasy Football Start Sit Advice NFL Week 12
Kyle Orton, QB, BUF - Orton was awful last week, but it's time to jump back on the bandwagon this week. He gets a horrid Jets secondary to abuse on his rebound.
Josh McCown, QB, TAM - McCown is hot and he gets to team with his Head Coach to try to give their old team a beat down. Given how truly horrible the Bears secondary has been this year, odds say the beat down will happen.
LeSean McCoy, RB, PHI - McCoy has made you want to scream this season. Entering week 12, he only has 2 TDs on the year. That should change this week facing a Titans defense that has absolutely struggled keeping opposing RBs out of the end zone.
Keenan Allen, WR, SDG - Allen is another player that has been crushing your team this season and a shadow of his 2013 self. On the plus, he has 45 targets over his last 4 games, and he has a horrible Rams secondary on tap. The end result should be a TD and a decent game from Allen in week 12.
Larry Donnell, TE, NYG - Donnell had his best receiving output of the season the last time he faced the Cowboys (90 yards), and this time he gets to face them in the friendly confines of New York. With 2 TDs in his last 3 weeks, the fantasy odds are stacking in Donnell's favor for week 12.
Indianapolis Colts Defense - After their week 11 bye, the Jacksonville Jaguars are back on the menu! That means sacks, turnovers, TD returns... a true cornucopia of delight for your fantasy defense, which is Indy this week.
Zach Mettenberger, QB, TEN - You might have found yourself in a tough spot this week at QB for a multitude of reasons. Mettenberger could be a nice fill-in. Last week he threw for 263 yards and 2 TDs. He could easily repeat that again this week as he takes on a Philadelphia team that will for the Titans to pass early and often to keep up the scoring pace.
Trent Richardson - Richardson is just that player we can't quit. Keeping that in mind, you can take this advice or leave it. However, Richardson should have no challenger to his playing time. Ahmad Bradshaw is out with a broken fibula, so Richardson may finally be ready to deliver on a little bit of his promise.
Tre Mason, RB, STL - Mason had a bit of a breakout week last week. This week he will be facing the Chargers' defense. The Rams will use the same formula they used to upset the Broncos. Ball control rushing attach with a sprinkling of stout defense. Mason should have another good game in him for Week 12.
C.J. Anderson, RB, DEN - With Ronnie Hillman missing time, Anderson is in line to get a substantial work load from the Broncos in Week 12. Anderson has been decent running the ball, but his pass catching ability has really elevated hi fantasy game.
Michael Crabtree, WR, SF - Crabtree is a "Oh well" start this week. Crabtree hasn't had much of a season to report, but this week he gets a very friendly Redskins defense to run routes against.
Kansas City Chiefs, Defense - The Chiefs are getting healthy on defense and that is bad news for the rest of the AFC. The Raiders should be an easy target for the Chiefs opportunistic defense. Start KC this week if you have them.
Josh Gordon, WR, CLE - You have been waiting all season to finally see Gordon on the field, you might as well go all in and start him this week against a terrible Atlanta defense. The result should be a huge game from a player that has waited a long time to see the field in 2014.
Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)
Michael Vick, QB, NYJ - We know there are a lot of you out there with shaky QB situations. If you made it this far in this write-up, things are worse than we thought. While Vick flashed a little of that Michael Vick from yesteryear, don't take the bait. The Bills D is for real and will crush your hopes of a good game from Vick like a grape.
Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS - RGIII and the Redskins are having issues, and those issues only get worse facing the buzzsaw defense of the 49ers this week.
Chris Johnson, RB, NYJ - The Bills are mean and Johnson is not. Ivory is getting all the carries while Johnson gets all the cash. Avoid at all costs.
Derek Carr, QB, OAK - It is hard to like Carr against the Chiefs defense. The Chiefs looked strong against the explosive Eagles offense. The Chiefs should have no trouble sticking it to the Raiders in Week 12. Bench Carr this week.
Carlos Hyde, RB, SF - The 49ers have finally decided to ride Frank Gore from here on out. As such, that doesn't leave much production for Hyde unless Gore misses time. Plan on leaving Hyde on your bench until that time.
Mike Wallace, WR, MIA - Wallace is being started in 98.2% of leagues and he shouldn't be. Wallace has been terrible and hasn't been a big fantasy factor. This week Wallace is facing a surprisingly tough Denver defense and he should struggle again. Bench Wallace unless your options are severely limited.
For an expanded list of players to help with weekly fantasy football start sit line-up decisions, be sure to check our our Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings, which are released every Thursday during the regular season.