Playoff Run Begins- Fantasy Football’s Aww’s and Naw’s for Week 12

Aww Quarterbacks

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (away vs Carolina Panthers) – In Wilson’s last six games, he’s been averaging almost three touchdowns a game and 26 fantasy points. He has a good match-up in Carolina, which he should have another great game.

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Winston has not been good all season, and every game he has scored a touchdown, he’s thrown at least one interception. This game against the 49ers, is a great bounce back game for him. In Winston we TRUST!


Naw Quarterbacks

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens (home vs. Oakland Raiders) – This is a great match-up for Jackson but he can’t continue to run 27 times like he did last week against the Bengals. He will have to throw more and score in order to be considered a starting fantasy quarterback.

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (home vs. Cleveland Browns) – Dalton is not expected to have A.J. Green for this game, which makes it harder to trust him as a starter, even against the Cleveland Browns this weekend. His last two games without Green, he’s averaged only 15 fantasy points. It’s just not enough to trust him.


Aww Running Backs

Matt Breida, San Francisco 49ers (away vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Breida seems to be healthy again after battling ankle and shoulder injuries throughout the season and this is a great match-up in Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers defense lead the NFL in touchdowns allowed to running backs (17).

Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens (home vs. Oakland Raiders) – Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson will be making his second consecutive start this weekend. This is a tough call because the Ravens have three other running backs in Collins, Montgomery and Allen who can run the ball. If you picked up Edwards off waivers, you would want to start him against the Raiders at home.


Naw Running Backs

Dion Lewis, Tennessee Titans (away vs. Houston Texans) – In week two, the Texans defense held Lewis to 42 yards on 14 carries, along with one catch for one yard. With the quarterback situation iffy, it is difficult starting Lewis this weekend.

LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills (home vs. Jacksonville Jaguars) – After what I saw them do to James Conner last week at home against the Steelers, I do not want any part of McCoy this week.


Aww Wide Receivers

Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns (away vs. Cincinnati Bengals) – Remember this guy? I think they will focus on getting Landry the ball more after coming off a bye. He’s just too good to not get at least eight catches a game.

D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers (home vs. Seattle Seahawks) – With Devin Funchess listed as doubtful with a back injury, Moore should continue getting plenty of targets from quarterback Cam Newton.


Naw Wide Receivers

Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos (home vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) – I like Sutton as a sleeper for the rest of the season except this match-up against the Steelers. He’ll likely see a lot of Joe Haden, which will make things very difficult for Sutton.

Michael Crabtree and John Brown, Baltimore Ravens (home vs. Oakland Raiders) – This will be another Lamar Jackson/Gus Edwards running-type of game, which means not much from wide receivers again.


Aww Tight Ends

Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (home vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Brate is now the number one tight end for Tampa Bay with O.J. Howard out with an ankle injury. He’s at home against the 49ers in a favorable matchup. Brate already has two touchdowns this year from Jameis Winston.

Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers (away vs. Denver Broncos) – He’s a good red zone target for Big Ben, who’s scored a touchdown in two straight games.


Naw Tight Ends

Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers (away vs. Minnesota Vikings) – Graham has been limited in practice this week with knee and thumb injuries. His numbers in the last two games – two catches for 27 yards. Only use Graham if you own Travis Kelce this week.


Aww Team Defense

New England Patriots (away vs. New York Jets) – The Jets offense is a mess and the Patriots defense should benefit from it with turnovers.


Naw Team Defense

Philadelphia Eagles (home vs. New York Giants) – Good luck trying to stop Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr.

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