Fantasy Football Awws And Naw’s Week 12: Sleepers Should Come Up Big

Aww Quarterbacks

Case Keenum, Minnesota Vikings (away vs Atlanta Falcons) – A shootout in the making so I expect the points and some big plays to be seen from Keenum as well as Matt Ryan with more opportunities for touchdown passes than rushing.

Josh McCown, New York Jets (home vs. Kansas City Chiefs)The Chiefs have problems with giving up big plays downfield so McCown, who’s averaged around 20 fantasy points in his last four home games, should be a nice play this weekend.

Brett Hundley, Green Bay Packers (home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Hundley had the best game of his career last week in Pittsburgh and should continue in this great matchup at home against Tampa Bay, who have allowed three of the past four opposing quarterbacks to score at least 18 Fantasy points.


Naw Quarterbacks

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – Goff has been fantastic this fantasy season but I just don’t see huge numbers this weekend on the road in Arizona. They will run the ball a lot with Todd Gurley so I see similar numbers he posted on their first matchup in London (235 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception).

Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders (home vs. New York Giants) – While it looks like a great matchup on paper, Oakland ran the ball heavily without Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper vs. the Denver Broncos and the running game should be in control of this one with Geno Smith at quarterback for the “G-Men”.


Aww Running Backs

Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders (home vs. New York Giants) – With Crabtree and Cooper out this Sunday, Beast Mode will be the main focus on the Raiders offense.

Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens (home vs. Detroit Lions) – He’s taken over as the main man in the backfield and has a nose for the end zone. This is a great setup against a Lions team that gives up a lot of short rushing scores.

Kenyon Drake, Miami Dolphins (home vs. Denver Broncos) – Running back Damien Williams is out with a shoulder injury which means Drake should be dominate at home against the struggling Broncos.


Naw Running Backs

Jay Ajayi, Philadelphia Eagles (away vs. Seattle Seahawks) – Ajayi is in a deep running back group with LaGarrette Blount and Corey Clement to the point that he’s not worth starting. The Eagles also are playing on the road against the Seahawks, which doesn’t make it better.

Bilal Powell/Matt Forte, New York Jets (home vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – The Chiefs run defense have been more vulnerable of late but you have no idea who’s running the ball for New York in any situation.


Aww Wide Receivers

Robby Anderson, New York Jets (home vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – I’m a Robby believer and over the past four weeks, he’s been a fantasy stat stuffer. Anderson should have another standout game this week against the Chiefs, who are allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing receivers this season.

Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars (home vs. Indianapolis Colts) – The fact that there’s no Rashaan Melvin for the Colts is turning this into a great fantasy day for Lee at home.

Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers (home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – I know some of you are like “REALLY BRO” but this is a gut feeling. Hundley’s favorite target is Devante Adams but it would be silly not to throw more to Nelson against the bad Bucs secondary.


Naw Wide Receivers

Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – Watkins will be covered by Patrick Patterson this weekend. In their Week 7 matchup against the Cardinals in London, Watkins only had three catches for 42 yards on five targets. I would rather start Cooper Kupp instead of Watkins this weekend.

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (away vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – Hilton faced this Jaguars secondary in Week 7 at home and finished with just two catches for 27 yards on eight targets. With cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye covering him, there’s no way to trust him as a starter in the majority of leagues this week given the matchup.


Aww Tight Ends

Evan Engram, New York Giants (away vs. Oakland Raiders) – Even though Geno Smith is the starting quarterback for the Giants, he’ll be throwing a lot and Engram should rebound from his recent rookie slump in the past two weeks.

Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (away vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – He’s basically the only way the Colts can move the ball on the Jaguars. Doyle is a must start in PPR leagues, averaging seven catches in his last six games.


Naw Tight Ends

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, New York Jets (home vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – I actually own Jenkins in one league so I hope I’m wrong on this but it seems every week that Seferian-Jenkins either drops a touchdown or gets one called back due to a penalty or bad replay call. He hasn’t scored a touchdown in four games and he’s averaging just three fantasy points in standard leagues.


Aww Team Defense

Los Angeles Chargers (home vs. Cleveland Browns) – Here’s an interesting fact – The Browns have allowed at least four sacks in four of their past six games and the Chargers have 14 sacks in their past five outings. They also have nine interceptions in their past three games and they should be a dominant unit in Week 13.

Oakland Raiders (home vs. New York Giants) – Did I mention that Geno Smith is starting????


Naw Team Defense

Philadelphia Eagles (away vs. Seattle Seahawks) – They won’t have an answer for Russell Wilson in this potential shootout against the Seahawks.


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