Fantasy Football Rankings Week 12: Sleepers, Starts, Sits | Latavius Murray, DeMarcus Robinson and more
What do the Week 12 fantasy football rankings come up with? A side dish for Thanksgiving fun. OK, the top 10 worst side dishes for Thanksgiving, but while we’re debating whether cranberry sauce is a food, let’s give you some sleepers for Week 12, as well as the final buy-and-sell of the NFL season.
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2022 Week 12 Fantasy Football Sleepers
🚨 Heads Up 🚨 They are sleepers. They will not mimic my ranking 100%. It is chasing upside and often carries more risk.
Probably Start: Geno Smith, Sea — Russell Wilson’s poor Week 11 performance marked the first time a quarterback hasn’t had a touchdown or averaged 16.7 points against the Raiders. In fact, Wilson managed 26.4 in the first matchup with the Raiders, while Davis Mills and Andy Dalton managed to throw two touchdowns in their matchup. Smith has 2+ touchdowns in all but two games, including four straight going into the Seahawks bye.
Likely starter: Latavius Murray, Dane — As mentioned in the waiver, this backfield is almost all Murray now, and the offense still can’t get out of its own way, Belko is worth the job. Sure, there’s a low floor, but the matchup helps, as the Panthers were responsible for Joe Mixon’s crazy Week 9. They also allowed the likes of Darrell Henderson, Tyler Algier and Tevin Coleman to — yes, you read that right — score 12+ points.
Hail Mary Start: Rahim Mostert, MIA — What do these running back scores look like: 10.0, 11.3, 11.8, 15.3, 22.5, 35.0, 35.3? Seven of those have come in the last five games against the Texans…just five! So, while Jeff Wilson is now leading the way for the Dolphins, Raheem Mostert has enough upside to hit double figures in the same game, just like Dontrell Hilliard and Kenneth Gainwell did.
Likely start: Drake London, ATL — With Kyle Pitts done for the year, Marcus Mariota should lean toward London 50% of the time. The problem is that would still equate to just 11 targets per week on average. Still, even though the Commanders are playing better, they still provide the 10th-most favorable wideout match-up in Week 12. Brandin Cooks went 6-3-70-0 last week, and while that’s nothing to rave about, it’s still usable if you’re thin on receivers.
Likely Start: Allen Robinson, LAR — Assuming John Wolford at quarterback, Robinson’s Cooks/London team has a volume game going. He also had the best matchup of the week with the Chiefs, forcing opponents to play catch-up while being vulnerable to the pass. Just like London, it’s a risky game, but Josh Palmer and Keenan Allen had big games last week while Christian Kirk did well in Week 10, and Jay Jones managed 10-8-68-0 in that same game.
Hail Mary Start: DeMarcus Robinson, BAL — As mentioned on waivers, perhaps Robinson is the answer for the Ravens receivers? Why is Lamar Jackson the answer to the Jaguars matchup? 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 Jewdy and Marquez-Valdes Scantling, and another teammate in Kadarius Toney. With eight and nine targets in Robinson’s two games, he’s 6-for-64 (9.4 points) and 9-for-128 (17.3 points), respectively, so here’s hoping Jackson throws some more his way.
Hail Mary Start: Foster Moreau, Lv — If no one has yet told you to start at tight end against the Seahawks, let’s correct that. Even if you take out Taysom Hill’s “tight end” tally against them, the Seahawks still allowed 10.4 FPPG with the second-most receiving yards they gave up to opposing tight ends, plus five touchdowns. With Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow gone from the lineup, TE1 flips if Moreau can repeat his Week 10 performance (3-43-1 this week seems pretty easy).
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Top 10 Worst Thanksgiving Side Dishes
It’s food week again… well, of course it’s here with Thanksgiving. And, I’ve already ranked the best of Thanksgiving, so now it’s time for the worst!
- Ambrosia salad — I don’t know what the hell the unicorn fairy was thinking, but this fruit thing is nightmare fuel.
- Salad, salad – A salad? Who’s trying to eat healthy on Thanksgiving or want to waste time with a salad to start? Just get the good stuff!
- Premade veggie trays — the laziest side dish — aka, the five minutes and dollars your lame friend spent bringing their “party contribution”… that they don’t even eat while gobbling up all the good stuff — and there you have it.
- soup — Like salads, why are we wasting time on pre-meal items? No one is sick. Keep your water diet away from Thanksgiving!
- Coleslaw — I love coleslaw, but it has no place or relevance to Thanksgiving.
- Creamed spinach – Is it a dip? It’s not a side dish, that’s for sure. My dog is more like my dog when my dog eats crumbs from a green toy.
- Cranberry sauce – This would be the most disgusting because I know many people who absolutely love this red, Jell-O-like, glop of “fruit”.
- corn – Corn on the cob? sure But this is a grilling/cookout side. Corn flakes, or even worse… in a pudding… gross.
- Sweet Potato Casserole — Let’s add another mashed potato type but where the texture is almost nauseating and then put marshmallows on top? It’s not cereal or campfire. Note: I actually like the shredded sweet potato with syrup/brown sugar glaze (no marshmallow though). Guess what, technically candied yams?
- Green Bean Casserole — How can we make green beans worse? Put the soup on them! Creamy – often mushroom – soup stuffs and crunchy onions make them better? bleh
Buying and selling
With the trade deadline this week for many, I’m going to list some of the best and worst SOS for the playoffs (only).
- Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, SF – 1st
- Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB – 8th
- Alvin Kamara, RB, no – 2nd
- Isiah Pacheco, RB, KC — 4th
- Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND — 6th
- George Pickens, WR, PIT — 3rd
- Allen Lazard, WR, GB — 4th
- DJ Moore, WR, CAR — 5th: If they move away from Mayfield
- Greg Dulcich, TE, Dan — 4th
- Trevor Lawrence, QB, JAX – 32nd
- Joe Burrow, QB, CIN – 30th
- Josh Jacobs, RB, LV – 32nd
- Nick Chubb, RB, CLE – 29th
- Jeff Wilson, RB, MIA – 27th
- Christian Kirk, WR, JAX – 32nd
- Allen Robinson, WR, LAR – 30th
- Tee Higgins, WR, CIN – 29th
Week 12 fantasy football predictions
🚨 head up 🚨 This may differ from my ranking, and mine Rank is the order in which I will start the players Added out of context, e.g., “requires maximum leverage, even if risky.” Also, based on 4-point TD, 6-point rest, and half-PPR for QB
***These are no Updated Sunday morning, FYI**
Week 12 fantasy football rankings
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- Updated regularly, so check back all the way until the lineup locks.
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