Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 12 (2018)

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Week 12 Start ’em

Jameis Winston – TB QB

Famous Jameis is back in the driver seat of the Bucs offense after Ryan Fitzpatrick got benched for the second time this season after a poor performance against the New York Giants in which he threw interceptions.

The Bucs have another favorable matchup at home against the 49ers who currently have the best possible odds at the number one overall pick if they lose the remainder of their games.
With big play receivers to throw to on the outside against the 49ers weak secondary, I predict Winston will be feasting on the 49ers with a side of crab legs on Sunday.

Jameis Winston Week 12 Projections: 375 passing yards, 3 passing TD’s, 1 INT, 8 rushing attempts, 43 rushing yards

QBs to Start

Carson Wentz
Ben Roethlisberger
Russell Wilson
Andrew Luck
Kirk Cousins
Nick Mullens
Lamar Jackson

RBs to Start

Nick Chubb
Leonard Fournette
James White
Matt Breida
Marlon Mack
Dion Lewis
Aaron Jones
Sony Michel
Peyton Barber
Phillip Lindsay
LeSean McCoy
Austin Ekeler
Gus Edwards
Josh Adams

WRs to Start

Juju Smith-Schuster
Stefon Diggs
T.Y. Hilton
Julian Edelman
Doug Baldwin
Josh Gordon
Tyler Boyd
Jarvis Landry
Emmanuel Sanders
Golden Tate
Alshon Jeffery
Keke Coutee
Tyler Lockett
Antonio Calloway
Chris Godwin
Willie Snead

TEs to Start

Greg Olsen
Jared Cook
Jack Doyle
Eric Ebron
Cameron Brate
Jonnu Smith

Philip Rivers Chargers QB
Jeffrey Beall [CC BY 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Week 12 Sit ’em

Philip Rivers – LAC QB

Rivers has been a model of consistency this season and is coming off a 400 yard passing game against the Denver Broncos in week 11. This week he faces a stingy Cardinals defense featuring Patrick Peterson, Chandler Jones and Budda Baker who have allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. With Melvin Gordon potentially resting for maintenance purposes, Rivers could be in for a long day without his main backfield weapon as a safety valve.

Philip Rivers Week 12 Projections: 224 passing yards, 2 passing TD’ 2 INT’s, 1 fumble

QBs to Sit

Andy Dalton
Marcus Mariota
Derek Carr
Case Keenum
Eli Manning
Blake Bortles

RBs to Sit

Dalvin Cook
Alex Collins
Chris Carson
Derrick Henry
Lamar Miller
Duke Johnson
Kenyan Drake
Royce Freeman
Jalen Richard
Frank Gore
Doug Martin
Isaiah Crowell
Elijah McGuire
Rashaad Penny
Nyheim Hines
Gio Bernard
Wendell Smallwood

WRs to Sit

Allen Robinson
Corey Davis
Sterling Shepard
Courtland Sutton
Larry Fitzgerald
Christian Kirk
Anthony Miller
Marquise Goodwin
Taylor Gabriel
DeSean Jackson
Michael Crabtree
John Brown
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
D.J. Moore
John Ross
DeVante Parker
Donte Moncrief

TEs to Sit

David Njoku
Evan Engram
C.J. Uzomah
Ricky Seals-Jones
Jeff Heuerman

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Mike Mital is the co-founder of Fantasy Couch. His education lies within communications and journalism. Mike has work experience with social media and sales in the tech field.