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Fantasy football sit/start advice, Week 12

Here is where I review all players who I think will do better or worse than their weekly ESPN rankings


Welcome to another installment of who to start and who to sit while making your weekly fantasy football lineup decisions.  We will not cover the obvious starts but may call out a few high ranked players that I think may underperform for the week.  We went 14-7 in the start ‘em portion and 14-9 in the sit ‘em portion, not too bad. Let’s get to this week’s list:

Start ‘Em

Colin Kaepernick - Yes he has been struggling, but the cure is coming: the Redskins

Mike Glennon - Starting to play quite well, and gets an awful Lions pass defense to keep up his hot run

Case Keenum - He did get benched last week, but the Jaguars can make him look good.

Eli Manning - He has been pretty awful as well, but the Cowboys are coming. He always plays well against Dallas, plus they are even worse on defense this year.

Scott Tolzien - He throws too many interceptions, but the Vikings should leave his skill guys wide open.

Andre Brown - He lost a goal line carry last week, but got 85 percent of the RB touches. An every week starter.

Rashad Jennings - He is running strong and getting the attempts. This week he plays a fading Titans defense.

Ben Tate - He looked healthier last week and got most of the carries. He should be solid against the Jaguars.

Darren Sproles - This is a gamble, but more of a bet against the Falcons defense.

Shane Vereen - He looked good in limited touches last week. His workload will continue to grow.

Chris Ogbonnaya - Here is my long shot who has been dominating touches for the Browns and gets a leaky Steelers run defense.

Torrey Smith - While the Jets are great versus the run, they are so-so vs the pass. He is due for a touchdown.

Eric Decker - With Welker may not playing, he should be able to step up and post big numbers.

Marques Colston - He seems to have gotten back in Brees' good graces and the Falcons are easy pickings.

Alshon Jeffrey - The Rams cornerbacks are giving up over 70 percent completion rate to wide receivers, and they have no one to matchup with the Bears beasts.

Anquan Boldin - This is a must-play against the Redskins.

Kendell Wright - He puts up solid numbers every week, 7 catches and 70 yards ... not too bad.

James Jones - I think he comes back to life this week versus the Vikings. He looked healthy last week.

Michael Floyd - A nice coming out party last week, which should continue against an overrated Colts defense.

Rod Streater - Here is my long shot for receivers. He showed nice chemistry with the rookie last week, which I think will continue.

Coby Fleener - He is finally clicking, and Arizona is the worst team defending tight ends in the league.

John Carlson - He put two solid weeks together and has a connection with Ponder.

Bench ‘Em

Robert Griffin III - He seems to get decent stats almost every week. He is a better fantasy QB than real life, but the 49ers will put an end to that this week.

Ben Roethlisberger - Coming off a great week, he runs into a tough Browns pass defense in possible bad weather.

Philip Rivers - He's slowed down, and he should be on a bench this week versus the Chiefs.

Matt Ryan - He should not even be on a roster right now, and he looks like a product of the talent around him.

Stevan Ridley - He is touchdown-reliant for fantasy points, and now he could be in the doghouse after yet another fumble.

Alfred Morris - It will be tough to bench him, but the 49ers are tough versus the run.

Chris Ivory - The Ravens have been better on defense lately. Most of Ivory's production last week came on a garbage time run.

Maurice Jones-Drew - Another guy who is very touchdown reliant, and a very tough option in any week.

Ray Rice - He came back from the dead versus the awful Bears defense, but now he gets the Jets. His run is over.

Andre Ellington - He has the talent but not the touches. Mendenhall must have naked pictures of Arians.

Steven Jackson - He's just not getting enough touches. When he gets them, he looks like he has lost at least two steps.

Josh Gordon - He has great talent, but I see the Steelers keeping Taylor on him and slowing him down.

T.Y. Hilton - Even with Wayne gone, he has been hit or miss, and Peterson slows him down this week.

Antonio Brown - He's on a crazy good run, which stops at the corner of Joe Haden.

Danny Amendola - He looked healthy, but all short possession catches, not startable.

Cecil Shorts - He had a ton of complaints, but the head coach cannot fix an awful Chad Henne.

Steve Smith - Even with Newton playing so well his numbers are barely WR3 worthy.

Keenan Allen - Two bad weeks in a row, a lingering injury plus a tough matchup puts him on the bench.

Hakeem Nicks - Even with a great matchup, he is putting together the emptiest 1,000-yard season ever.

Jordan Cameron - His production is way down, and he has a tough matchup as well.

Tony Gonzalez - He's healthy, but the Falcons offense is a mess. Stay away.

Have a great week, and let me know if you have any questions.

Fantasy Mike