Going Against The Grain – Fantasy Football Aww’s And Naw’s Week 12

Aww Quarterbacks

Mitch Trubisky, Chicago Bears (home vs New York Giants) – It has been a disastrous year for Trubisky but he’s playing at home against a bad Giants’ secondary.


Sam Darnold, New York Jets (home vs. Oakland Raiders) – Darnold’s last two weeks have been solid with an average of 28 fantasy points. The Raiders’ defense has been playing well over the last few weeks but they still give up an average of over 24 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.


Naw Quarterbacks

Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams (home vs. Baltimore Ravens) – Goff’s bad play lately has caused him to be dropped in most fantasy leagues. He will have Brandin Cooks back but it’s hard trusting him against a tough Ravens’ secondary.


Tom Brady, New England Patriots (home vs. Dallas Cowboys) – 23 total fantasy points in his last two games is not cutting it for the future Hall of Famer. Brady has not looked good so don’t expect big numbers against the Cowboys.


Aww Running Backs

Tevin Coleman, San Francisco 49ers (home vs. Green Bay Packers) – One thing that the Packers’ defense is struggling with is containing the run. Coleman is due for a big game while Matt Breida is still nursing an injury.


Jaylen Samuels, Pittsburgh Steelers (away vs. Cincinnati Bengals) – Running back James Conner is more than likely not playing this weekend due to an injury, so Samuels should receive plenty of targets and carries against the Bengals.



Naw Running Backs

Brian Hill, Atlanta Falcons (home vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Last weekend against the Panthers, Hill let a lot of fantasy owners down with just four points. He could have a decent game this weekend against the Buccaneers but their defense is actually great against the run, allowing just four total touchdowns to opposing running backs this season.


Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – Just when you thought that he would take over as the lead running back, Jones had just six touches last week and lost goal line carries to Peyton Barber. Time to put Jones back on the bench.


Aww Wide Receivers

Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns (home vs. Miami Dolphins) – Landry is quietly having a good season with an average of nine targets over the past four games. He’s also scored a touchdown in his last three and should play well in a revenge game against his former team.


Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears (home vs. New York Giants) – This should be a bounce back type of game for Robinson, who’s been quiet in the last four games. Here’s an interesting fact: in the Giants past five games, they have allowed seven receivers to either score or gain at least 95 receiving yards.


Naw Wide Receivers

Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals (home vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) – Boyd has gone five games in a row without a touchdown and he only has one touchdown on the season. The struggle will continue this weekend against the Steelers.


Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams (home vs. Baltimore Ravens) – As long as quarterback Jared Goff continues to struggle, Woods and Cooks will struggle too. Even Cooper Kupp has taken a huge dive in production.


Aww Tight Ends

Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks (away vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – Hollister has 16 targets in his past two games and should continue to be a reliable target for quarterback Russell Wilson this week.


Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers (away vs. Cincinnati Bengals) – With wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster possibly out this weekend with a concussion, McDonald could see an increase in targets. The Bengals’ defense has allowed three touchdowns to tight ends in the past two games.


Naw Tight Ends

O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – Another goose egg last week for Howard. The tight end situation there is just too frustrating. If you can, avoid him this weekend.


Aww Team Defense

Detroit Lions (away vs. Washington Redskins) – Take advantage of rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins’ mistakes.


Naw Team Defense

San Francisco 49ers (home vs. Green Bay Packers) – The Arizona Cardinals went into San Francisco and had 26 points and 266 total yards with rookie quarterback Kyler Murray. Now they have to deal with Aaron Rodgers.

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