Week 11 of the fantasy football season saw some surprising names pop up, and looking at the matchups, the same could happen again in week 12. With three Thursday games, it’s key to check rosters early and start with the right players. .
Let’s get ready for the week ahead by diving into the world of fantasy football.
Fantasy Related News
- QB Zach Wilson benched by Jets in favor of Mike White
- RBs Melvin Gordon and Darrell Henderson Jr. released by the Broncos and Rams, respectively
- WR Ja’Marr Chase returns to practice and is expected to play this week for the Bengals
- TE Kyle Pitts placed on IR with MCL injury
beginning of the week
QB Justin Herbert in arizona cardinals: Justin Herbert should have a massive week, and he could definitely face some terrible Cardinals defense. They just allowed four touchdown passes to Jimmy Garoppolo and the chargers have as many guns as San Francisco. Look for Herbert to pitch all over Arizona and have a big fantasy day.
R.B. Latavius Murray in carolina panthers: The Broncos’ backstage running backs have been an absolute disaster this season, but with Gordon out of the fold, Latavius Murray becomes the undisputed leader. He’ll take advantage of the defense against the Panthers’ 26th run and have a productive day in which he could find the end zone.
WR Michael Pittman Jr. vs. pittsburgh steelers: With Matt Ryan back at quarterback, Michael Pittman Jr. has returned to fantasy prominence. The Steelers have their 32nd pass defense, which should lead to a big day. Pittman Jr. will get used a lot and should have a good fantasy outing on Monday Night Football.
QB Daniel Jones at Dallas Cowboys: This is a nightmare matchup for Daniel Jones in a short week. He fought big against evil Detroit Lions defense and things aren’t going to get any easier against the Cowboys. Don’t be surprised if Jones has a terrible game on Thanksgiving.
RB D’Andre Swift vs. buffalo bills: It looks like Jamaal Williams is taking over the Lions’ running room. The combination of that and a Bills defense that is excellent against the run is not good news for Swift. Don’t expect Swift to have a good game to kick off Week 12.
T. E. George Kittle v. New Orleans Saints: George Kittle finally had a big game on Monday night last week. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case again against a stingy Saints defense. He’ll probably have Demario Davis on him all game and he’ll struggle Sunday.
sleeper of the week
RB Kyren Williams in Kansas City Chiefs: Kyren Williams’ return from injury has to be a direct correlation to the Rams’ release of Darrell Henderson Jr. Williams has a role in this offense and it will only continue to grow. He is the pass catcher for Los Angeles and will have some fantasy production as a control option.
Patriots Week Start
RB Rhamondre Stevenson in minnesota vikings: the New England Patriots The offense runs through Rhamondre Stevenson and that will continue Thursday night. He will touch the ball a lot in this game and, as always, will make his fair share of plays. He won’t be surprised if he finds the end zone and has a great game against Minnesota’s weak defense.
Questionable: QB Kyler Murray, QB Justin Fields, RB Joe Mixon, RB Leonard Fournette, RB Ezekiel Elliot, RB Gus Edwards, RB Mark Ingram II, WR Ja’Marr Chase, WR Mike Williams, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR Jerry Jeudy, WR Marquiese Brown, WR Rondale Moore, WR DJ Chark, WR DeVante Parker, TE David Njoku, TE Gerald Everett
Doubtful: QB Matthew Stafford, WR Romeo Doubs
Outside: QB Trey Lance, QB Carsen Wentz, RB JK Dobbins, RB Damien Williams, RB Ty Montgomery, RB JD McKissic, RB Javonte Williams, RB Tyrion Davis-Price, RB Giovani Bernard, RB Rashaad Penny, WR Cooper Kupp, WR Rashod Bateman, WR Jameson Williams, WR Jamison Crowder, WR Hunter Renfrow, WR Wan’Dale Robinson, WE Mecole Hardman, WR James Washington, WR Sterling Shepard, WR Byron Pringle, TE Darren Waller, TE Dallas Goedert
Discontinued: QB Deshaun Watson