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Fantasy Football Start Sit
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
start sit decisions. Last, be sure to check us out every Tuesday as we do a Wrap-up on our advice - both good
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
T.J. Yates, QB, HOU - Since the Saints have had 2 weeks to prepare for Yates and the Texans, the Saints D shouldn't be such a fantasy bonanza that they have been as of late. However, the Saints should still be a nice matchup for the suddenly relevant Texans. Yates has figured out quickly that he needs to find DeAndre Hopkins as much as possible. That bodes well for fantasy teams in dire need of a spot start QB.
Blake Bortles, QB, JAX - Bortles had a down week, but he should be able to rebound against a weak Chargers defense. Bortles still has those great receiving options, so you shouldn't lose faith in him because of an off week.
Tony Romo, QB, DAL - Let's play football. Romo has had a week to shake the dust off, and now the history and bright lights of playing on Turkey Day are on tap. Romo loves the spotlight and attention. The table is set perfectly for him to play the role of savior to a floundering Cowboys squad. All his offensive weapons are in place, and the home field crowd is ready to be entertained.
Thomas Rawls, RB, SEA - Rawls has looked great all season, and he will be getting plenty of touches in Week 12 with Marshawn Lynch missing the game. Plan on starting Rawls in most formats if you have him. Rawls is not a name brand player yet, but he is getting there.
Matt Forte, RB, CHI - Forte has missed several weeks and his backup has played very well. This adds up to a situation that could cause you some concern. However, you don't need to worry about Forte. He should be playing this week, and he will be one of the stronger performers at RB once again.
Jarvorius "Buck" Allen, RB, BAL - Allen is getting the touches. With all of these injuries at the RB position in the NFL this season, you can rest assured that plenty of fantasy owners will be considering Allen with good reason. Allen hasn't gotten much of an opportunity to blossom, but that should change this week with no viable threats for touches.
DeMarco Murry, RB, PHI - Murray has been a huge disappointment this season. The Eagles are a dumpster fire, and they can't find a QB to help. Chip Kelly is making calls from pay phones to LSU and stability is needed. Murray will bring that stability as a ground game can fix a lot of problems in the NFL, particularly facing a Lions front seven that is about as tough as wet tissue paper this season.
T.J. Yeldon, RB, JAX - Yeldon has been fed the ball like crazy the past few weeks and all these touches means loads of opportunity for points. The Jags are at home facing a San Diego team decimated with injuries. We like Yeldon to continue to be a focal point in the offense.
Martavius Bryant, WR, PIT - Despite Bryant playing a tough Seahawks defense, you can still start Bryant if you usually would start him. Bryant is an explosive talent that should not be slowed by the Seahawks defense that is slipping from the stature it possessed just one year ago.
Dez Bryant, WR, DAL - Bryant has been quiet since his return, but he finally has Romo back. After Terrance Williams got the attention last week, Bryant will be vocal to Romo to give him the ball and spotlight on Turkey Day this week.
Stefon Diggs, WR, MIN - Diggs has cooled off since his mid-season explosion, but nothing will make you feel better than the Falcons, who are a complete mess right now. We like Diggs to post a decent fantasy showing when you need him most.
Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)
Blaine Gabbert. QB, SF - Gabbert has a tough game this week against one of the best teams in the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have a good offense, but their stout defense is what makes them a Super Bowl contender. Gabbert will have a tough time now that defenses have more tape on him with the Niners. Do not expect any beginner's luck in Week 12.
Ronnie Hillman, RB, DEN - Hillman has been coming on strong, but he faces a buzzsaw Patriots defense with an unproven QB. If you have another option at RB, use it.
Eddie Lacy, RB, GRB - We saw a pulse from Lacy last week, but we aren't sold just yet. It's hard to avoid the fact he is out of shape. He is too dangerous with high end flop potential to risk giving him the start unless you have no other real options.
Donte Moncrief, WR, IND - Matt Hasselbeck doesn't seem to be very interested in getting the ball to Moncrief. Considering that Hasselbeck is 3-0 in 2015, you shouldn't expect to see him change his approach.
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.