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NFL Fantasy Football Week 12: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em And FanDuel Picks

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This is Mike's weekly spot to pick some over and underachievers in fantasy football plus some picks for your weekly FanDuel game.

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For standard leagues, I'll pick some players outside the top 10 and 15 who I think will play well as well as some higher rated players who I see underachieving using this week's ESPN rankings. I've got my FanDuel picks at the bottom.

Last week, I went 9-5 in my over and under achievers and 11-6 in FanDuel, let's get to this week's picks;

Underachievers

  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady:  Another lost weapon and on the road in Denver does not look good this week.
  • New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees:  He is coming off a bye but the Texans have been a top 3 defense the past 4 weeks.
  • Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo:  He looked OK last week but the Carolina defense is a different animal.
  • New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram:  He is a must start but I would keep expectations low this week against the Texans.
  • Dallas Cowboys RB Darren McFadden:  While he had a huge workload last week, he looks to be banged up and the Panthers are a tough match-up.
  • New York Jets Rb Chris Ivory:  He is a shell of himself and got out snapped by Bilal Powell last week.
  • Chicago Bears Wr Alshon Jeffrey:  He is supposed to play but is 1 lay away from sitting the whole game versus the Packers.
  • Cincinnati Bengals Wr A.J Green:  This is not a great match up versus the Rams and he continues to underachieve all season with 2 quality games.
  • Green Bay Packers Wr Randall Cobb:  Another underachieving receiver that is too dependent on touchdowns.
  • Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce: The Bills took away Gronk last week and I expect the same this week.

Overachievers

  • Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer:  When any QB plays the Saints they are a top 3 option.
  • Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins:  He has a 111 QB rating at home and the Giants are not a great pass defense.
  • Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota:  He gets Wright back and the Raiders have been a bottom 10 pass defense all year.
  • Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy:  He is back to being the bell cow and the Bears gave up almost 200 rushing yards last week.
  • Cincinnati Bengals Rb Gio Bernard:  This is more of him as a pass catcher but still should get 100 total yards.
  • Denver Broncos Rb Ronnie Hillman:  He looks to be the Rb1 and they should be going  ball control against the Patriots.
  • Oakland Raiders Wr Michael Crabtree:  He continues to get more targets than Amari Cooper and should continue to put up Wr2 numbers.
  • New York Jets Wr Eric Decker:  A little known fact is he has been close to a WR1 this season, roll him out every week.
  • San Diego Charger Wr Steve Johnson:  A perfect Wr3 who is Philip Rivers #1 target.
  • Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore:  I would expect the noodle armed Matt Schaub to use this big target at least 10 times

Here are my FanDuel picks for the week where I will give some higher and lower salaries I like at each position. As you will see, I will be focusing on the defenses to pick on:

QB

RB

  • Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman $6,300
  • Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls $6,300
  • Baltimore Ravens RB Buck Allen $6,300
  • Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J Yeldon 6,500
  • Arizona Cardinals RB Chris Johnson $6,800

WR

  • Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright $5,300
  • San Diego Chargers WR Steve Johnson $5,500
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson $6,400
  • Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree $6,500
  • Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson $7,900
  • Tampa Buccaneers WR Mike Evans $8,100
  • New York Giants WR Odell Beckham $9,100
  • Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins $9,400

TE

  • Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gilmore $5,600
  • Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker $6,100

Thank you for reading and have a great week. Feel free to ask any questions here or Twitter!