What does the Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings come with? A side dish of Thanksgiving fun. Well, all the more the 10 worst side dishes for Thanksgiving, but while we’re debating whether cranberry sauce is a food, we’re giving you some sleepers for Week 12, plus the final NFL season buys and sells.
*** Oh! And we may have found a fix for the leaderboard widget problem using Fantasy Nation (via Football Diehards). All three scores work and are editable by me (unlike before), and the widget will allow you to scroll on android (browser) without using two fingers! YAY! ***
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Fantasy Football 101 (Start, Sit, Trade, Other)
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2022 Week 12 Fantasy Football Sleepers
🚨 WARNING 🚨 These are the sleepers. They will not mimic my rankings 100%. This is chasing the upside and often comes with more risk.
POSSIBLE START: Geno Smith, SEA — Russell Wilson’s poor Week 11 performance marked the first time a quarterback failed to throw for a touchdown or reach 16.7 points against the Raiders. Indeed, Wilson managed 26.4 in the first meeting with the Raiders, with Davis Mills and Andy Dalton managing to throw two touchdowns in their matchups. Smith has 2-plus touchdowns in all but two games, including four straight heading into the Seahawks’ bye.
POSSIBLE START: Latavius Murray, DEN — As mentioned in waivers, this backfield is almost all Murray’s now, and while the offense can’t get out of the way just yet, bellcow’s job has value. Sure, there’s a low plan, but the matchup helps, as the Panthers were to blame for Joe Mixon’s insane Week 9. They also allowed the likes of Darrell Henderson, Tyler Allgeier and Tevin Coleman – yes, you read that right – to score 12+ points.
START AVE MARIA: Raheem Mostert, MIA — What do these running back scores look like: 10.0, 11.3, 11.8, 15.3, 22.5, 35.0, 35.3? Those seven came in his last five games against the Texans…just five! So while Jeff Wilson is now the leader of the Dolphins, Raheem Mostert has enough lead to reach double digits in the same game, just like Dontrell Hilliard and Kenneth Gainwell did.
POSSIBLE START: Drake London, ATL – With Kyle Pitts finished for the year, Marcus Mariota is expected to lean in London 50% of the time. Problem is, that would still equate to just 11 goals a week on average. However, while Commanders played better, they still provide the 10th most favorable matchup in Week 12. Brandin Cooks had 6-3-70-0 last week, and while it’s nothing to trip over, it’s still usable if you’re thin to the receiver.
POSSIBLE START: Allen Robinson, LAR — Assuming it’s John Wolford at quarterback, Robinson plays volume on the Cooks/London team. He also has the best match of the week with the Chiefs forcing opponents to catch up while also being vulnerable to passing. Just like London, it’s a risky play, but Josh Palmer and Keenan Allen had big games last week, while Christian Kirk did likewise in week 10, plus Zay Jones managed 10-8-68-0 in the same game.
AVE MARIA BEGINNING: Demarcus Robinson, BAL — As mentioned in waivers, perhaps Robinson is the answer for the Ravens wide receivers? Perhaps the Jaguars matchup is the answer to what also ails Lamar Jackson? Since Week 6 (five games), the Jaguars have given up seven double-digit wideout scores, including Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell (same game), Darius Slayton, Jerry Jeudy and another duo of teammates in Marquez-Valdes Scantling and Kadarius Toney. In Robinson’s two games with eight and nine targets, he’s 6-for-64 (9.4 points) and 9-for-128 (17.3 points), respectively, so I hope Jackson throws a few more his way.
AVE MARIA BEGINNING: Foster Moreau, LV — If no one has yet told you to start tight end against the Seahawks, let’s rectify that. Even if you eliminate Taysom Hill’s “tight end” count against them, the Seahawks still allow 10.4 FPPG to opposing tight ends with second receiving yards allowed to them, plus five touchdowns. With Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow out of the lineup, Moreau has the TE1 lead if he can repeat his Week 10 performance (3-43-1 looks pretty easy this week).
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The 10 Worst Thanksgiving Side Dishes
It’s food week again… well, of course it’s here with Thanksgiving. And I’ve already ranked Thanksgiving’s best, so now it’s time for the worst!
- Ambrosia salad “I don’t know what the fairy unicorn banished to hell thought, but this fruit stuff is fuel for nightmares.
- Salad, salad – A salad? Who is looking to eat healthy on Thanksgiving or want to mess around with a salad to start? Just get to the good stuff!
- Prepackaged vegetarian tray – Laziest side dish – that is, your lame friend who spent five minutes and dollars bringing his “party contribution”…who don’t even eat while devouring all the good stuff – and you’ve got this.
- Soup — Like salad, because we waste time with food before meals. Nobody is sick. Keep your water food off Thanksgiving!
- Coleslaw – I love coleslaw, but it has no place or relevance with Thanksgiving.
- Spinach Cream Is that a dive? It’s not a side dish, that’s for sure. It’s more like when my dog ate pieces of a green toy and threw it up.
- Cranberry sauce – This is going to get the most hate because I know many who absolutely adore this red, jelly-like, “fruit” glop.
- Corn — Corn on the cob? Safe. But that’s a grilled/cooked side. Pieces of corn, or even worse… in a pudding… it’s disgusting.
- Sweet potato stew – Shall we add another kind of mashed potato but one where the texture is almost nauseating and then put marshmallows on top? These are not cereals or a campfire. Note: I actually like sliced sweet potatoes with a syrup/brown sugar glaze (no marshmallows though). I’m guessing they’re technically candied sweet potatoes?
- Pot of green beans “How can we make the green beans even worse?” Put soup on them! Do creamy soups, often mushroom-based, and crunchy onions make them better? Bleh.
BUY AND SELL
With this week’s trade deadline for many, I’m listing some best and worst SOSs for the playoffs (only)
- Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF — 1st
- Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB — 8
- Alvin Kamara, RB, NO – 2nd
- Isiah Pacheco, RB, KC — 4th
- Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND — 6
- George Pickens, WR, PIT – 3rd
- Allen Lazard, WR, GB — 4th
- DJ Moore, WR, AUTO — 5th: if they move away from Mayfield
- Greg Dulcich, TE, DEN — 4th
- Trevor Lawrence, QB, JAX — 32nd
- Joe Burrow, QB, CIN — 30
- Josh Jacobs, RB, LV — 32nd
- Nick Chubb, RB, CLE — 29
- Jeff Wilson, RB, MIA — 27
- Christian Kirk, WR, JAX — 32nd
- Allen Robinson, WR, LAR — 30
- Tee Higgins, WR, CIN — 29
Week 12 Fantasy football screenings
🚨 STRAIGHT 🚨 These may differ from my rankings and mine ranks are the order in which I would start players outside of added context, such as “You need maximum upside, even if it’s risky.” Also, based on 4-point Touchdowns by QB, 6-point rest and Half-PPR
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***These are NOT Updated Sunday morning, Kind Regards***
Fantasy Football Week 12 Standings
🚨 STRAIGHT 🚨
- We may have found a fix for the leaderboard widget issue using Fantasy Nation (via Football Diehards). All three scores work and are editable by me (unlike before), and the widget will allow you to scroll on android (browser) without using two fingers! YAY!
- Updated regularly, so check back until the block for lineups.
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