Love/Hate for Week 12
Colin Kaepernick- I know most have ridiculed Kaepernick for a majority of this season, but for this week we can all stand behind him. This week Kaep get the lowly Washington defense that ranks 28th against QBs. I expect him to run wild in a high scoring game. Thos that did not lose faith on Kaep and are trying to make a playoff push will be rewarded by him this week.
Mike Glennon- If you have Foles, Wilson, or dalton on a bye and need that bye week replacement, Mike Glennon is your man. glennon has scored over 17 points in every game he has played this year except one. This week he gets the Detroit Lions defense that ranks 20th against QBs. Detroit has done decent against the run so I expect the Tampa Bay run game to stall a good amount during this game. Start glennon with confidence.
Philip Rivers- Rivers has enjoying a nice little career resurrection this season. as of lately, unfortunately, he has slown down. This week he will play against the might Kansas City defense that just held Peyton Manning to 16 fantasy points. If you have other options at QB it would be wise to start them.
Robert Griffin III- the past couple week have been very nice to RGIII owners. I wouldn't expect the same this week though. this week RGIII gets the San Francisco defense that ranks 7th against QBs. this defense just held Drew Brees to 1 passing TD and a mediocre 16 fantasy points. As stated above with Rivers, if you have another option it might be wise to site RGIII for this week.
Zac Stacy- I have been a huge fan of Stacys since he was back in college. You can ask a few people in my main league. I called for Stacy to be the lead back in St. Louis before preseason. I've loved everything about his game. He has made me look like a prophet this year :) This week Stacy gets the Chicago defense that is not what they used to be. Chicago is 26th against fantasy RBs! also, chicago just let a fading Ray Rice look like Barry Sanders in his prime! Everybody jump on the Stacy train!
Rashad Jennings- Assuming Mcfadden is out again this week, I really like Jennings and what he brings to the table. This week Jennings gets a Tennessee defense that is 24th against opposing RBs. this defense just allowed Donald Brown to run wild on them. If you need a RB for a bye-week fill in, Jennings is your man.
Reggie Bush- Bush has been hot and cold this year it seems. this week he plays against a Tampa Bay defense that is playing at a different level than 3 weeks ago. Tampa Bay ranks 10th in the league against opposing RBs. I would keep your expectations in check for the week.
Ray Rice- There you are Ray Rice! Last week we got to see what we all knew Rice was capable of. Unfortunately this week Rice plays against the NY Jets and their stingy run defense. New York ranks 2nd in the league against opposing RBs. I wouldn't expect last weeks production to continue. It was a mirage. Treat it as such.
Jordy Nelson- It seems the week of work at practice for Scott Tolzein worked wonders on his chemistry with Nelson. Last week Nelson recorded his best game since Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury, recording 117 yards receiving on 8 receptions. It's obvious Tolzein is looking Nelsons way more and more. This week Nelson plays against the Minnesota defense that ranks 22nd against opposing WRs. Keep Nelson in your lineups.
Vincent Jackson- I said last week that Jackson would get out of his funk that he was in and he didn't dissapoint, posting 165 yards receiving and 1 TD. It gets even better this week as Jackson plays against the Detroit Lions and their 31st ranked defense against fantasy WRs. this defense just allowed Antonio Brown to put up 147 yards receiving and 2 TDs! there is no way you aren't starting Jackson.
Antonio Brown- Brown has had an incredible year up to this point. I have him in a mojority of my leages and have loved the production. Unfortunately, this week Brown comes up against the Cleveland Browns and JOE HADEN ISLAND. Yes, Joe Haden is that good. Last week, Haden held AJ Green to 2 recepton for 7 yards receiving. It's hard to sit someone of Browns level but lower your expectations for this week by a lot.
TY Hilton- hilton has been pretty good since Reggie Wayne went down with the injury a few weeks ago. This week, Hilton plays a very good Arizona defense. Add on top of that the fact that Patrick Peterson will be riding Hilton all day and it spells disaster. I would look towards other options.
Greg Olsen- Olsen has caught a TD pass in 3 out of his past 4 weeks. I see that streak continuing this week against a Miami defense that just allowed Coby fleener to post over 100 yards receiving last week. Miami may be good against WRs but they are terrible against TEs, ranking 29th in the league. keep rolling with Olsen.
Coby Fleener- fleener has been spectacular lately! the injury to Wayne has increased his targets and receptions and last week he experienced his best game as a pro. This week he has a dream matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals are dead last in the league against TEs. With Peterson playing on hilton all day, I expect a great game from Fleener again.
Antonio Gates- Gates had a very good game last week recording his first TD since week week 4. I don't expect it to continue this week as the San Diego Chargers play the might Kansas City defense. KC is first in the league against opposing TEs. I'd try to find a better option this week.
Jordan Reed- Even if Reed suits up and plays this week (suffered a concussion last week), I still don't like his chances. Washington plays New Orleans this week and the matchuup is very bad for TEs. Add in that he is banged up and it spells bad things for Reed.
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