What’s in the Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings? A side dish for Thanksgiving fun. Well, more to the top 10 worst side dishes for Thanksgiving, but while we debate whether or not cranberry sauce is a food, let us give you some sleep for Week 12, and the final NFL season buy or sell.
*** Oh! And, we may have found a solution to the ranking widget problem by using Fantasy Nation (via Football Diehards). All three scores work and can be edited by me (unlike before), and the widget will allow you to scroll on Android (browser) without using two fingers! yeah! ***
Waivers | True SOS Ranking
Fantasy Football 101 (Starts, Sits, Trades, etc.)
All in Football (Video Podcast)
2022 Week 12 Fantasy Football Sleeper
🚨Attention🚨 These are sleepers. They won’t copy my rankings 100%. This is chasing gains, and often comes with more risk.
Likely starter: Geno Smith, SEA — Russell Wilson’s poor Week 11 performance marked the first time a quarterback didn’t score a touchdown or score 16.7 points against the Raiders. In fact, Wilson scored 26.4 points in Game 1 against the Raiders, as Davis Mills and Andy Dalton managed to throw for two touchdowns in their game. Smith has two or more touchdowns in all but two games, including four straight byes to the Seahawks.
Likely starter: Latavius Murray, DEN — As mentioned in Waivers, this backcourt is almost all Murray’s now, and while the offense still can’t get out of the way, Belko’s work is valuable. Sure, the bottom line is low, but the matchup helps because the Panthers were to blame for Joe Mixon’s insane Week 9 performance. They also allowed the likes of Darrell Henderson, Tyler Algaier and Tevin Coleman to — yes, you read that right — 12+ points.
Hail Our Lady Begins: Raheem Mostert, MIA — How did these running backs score: 10.0, 11.3, 11.8, 15.3, 22.5, 35.0, 35.3? Those seven have come in the last five games against the Texans…only five! So while Jeff Wilson is the Dolphins’ lead right now, Raheem Mostert has enough upside to hit double digits in the same game as Dontrell Hilliard and Kenneth Gaineway same.
Likely starters: Atlanta Drake London — With Kyle Pitts’ year over, Marcus Mariota should rely on London 50 percent of the time. The problem is that there are still only 11 goals per week on average. Still, the Commanders finished 10th in Week 12 despite playing better. Brandin Cooks went 6-3-70-0 last week, and while that won’t blow you away, it’s still usable if your catchers are skinny.
Likely starter: Allen Robinson, LAR – Assuming the quarterback is John Wolford, Robinson makes Cooks/London a ton of play. He also had the best matchup of the week against the Chiefs, forcing opponents to chase while also being vulnerable to the pass. Like London, it’s a risky game, but Josh Palmer and Keenan Allen had big games last week and Christian Kirk did the same in Week 10, plus Zay Jones in Achieved a score of 10-8-68-0 in the same game.
Hail Mary begins: Demarcus Robinson, BALL — As mentioned in the waiver, maybe Robinson is the answer at receiver for the Ravens? Maybe the Jaguars game is also the answer for Lamar Jackson? The Jaguars have given up seven double-digit outside scoring games since Week 6 (five games), including Michael Pittman and Paris Campbell (same game), Darius Slayton, Jerry Zhu Di, and another pair of teammates Marquez Valdes Scantlin and Cadariustoni. In Robinson’s two eight-ball and nine-ball games, he’s gone 6-for-64 (9.4 points) and 9-for-128 (17.3 points), respectively, so expect Jackson to throw a few more shots.
Hail Mary Begins: Foster Moreau, LV – If you haven’t been told to start the game against the Seahawks, let’s get it right. Even if you strip out Taysom Hill’s “tight end” stat for them, the Seahawks still allowed 10.4 FPPG against tight ends, giving them the second-most receiving yards, plus five touchdowns. With Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow gone from the lineup, Moreau has a TE1 advantage if he can repeat his Week 10 performance (3-43-1 looks easy this week).
Top 10 Worst Thanksgiving Side Dishes
It’s Food Week again…well, Thanksgiving of course. And, I’ve made a list of the best of Thanksgiving, so now is the time for the worst!
- Ragweed Salad — not sure what the unicorn fairy was thinking about being banished to hell, but this fruity thing is nightmare fuel.
- salad, salad – A salad? Who wants to eat healthy on Thanksgiving, or want to waste time on salads? Just get the good stuff!
- Premade Vegetable Trays — the laziest side dish ever — aka, your crappy friends spent five minutes and dollars bringing their “contribution to the party”…they don’t even eat it when they gobble up all the good stuff — and you have this.
- soup — Just like salads, why would we waste time on pre-dinner foods. No one gets sick. Keep your water meals away from Thanksgiving!
- coleslaw — I love coleslaw, but it has nothing to do with Thanksgiving.
- Creamed Spinach —Is this sinking? It’s not a side dish, that’s for sure. It’s more like my dog ate a piece of a green toy and spit it out.
- Cranberry Sauce — This will be the most annoying, because I know a lot of people who absolutely love this red, jelly-like, gooey or “fruit”.
- corn — Corn on the cob? acid. But that’s the BBQ/picnic side. Cornflakes, or worse…in pudding…was disgusting.
- Sweet Potato Casserole — let’s add another mashed potato type, but with an almost disgusting texture, and put marshmallows on top? This isn’t cereal or a campfire. Note: I actually like sliced sweet potatoes with a syrup/brown sugar glaze (no marshmallow though). Guess it’s technically candied yams?
- Green Bean Casserole — How can we make mung beans worse? Pour soup all over them! Would a creamy – usually mushroom – stock and crunchy onions make them even better? nonsense.
Since this week is the trade deadline for many, I’m going to list some of the playoffs’ best and worst SOS (only)
- Jimmy Garoppolo, quarterback, small forward – 1 item
- Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB — eighth
- Alvin Kamara, RB, NO – second
- Isiah Pacheco, RB, KC – fourth
- Jonathan Taylor, RB, IND — sixth
- George Pickens, WR, PIT – third
- Alan Lazard, WR, GB – fourth
- dj moore, wr, car – Fifth: If they leave Mayfield
- Greg Dulcich, TE, DEN – fourth
- Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jax — 32 days
- Joe Burrow, QB, CIN — 30 days
- Josh Jacobs, RB, LV — 32 days
- Nick Chubb, RB, CLE — 29th
- Jeff Wilson, RB, MIA — 27th
- Christian Kirk, WR, JAX — 32 days
- Allen Robinson, WR, LAR — 30 days
- Tee Higgins, WR, CIN — 29th
Week 12 Fantasy Football Predictions
🚨 Be careful 🚨 These may differ from my rankings and my ranks is the order in which I start the players Outside of additional context, e.g. “Need for maximum benefit, even at risk”.Additionally, based on 4 TD with QB, 6 breaks and half PPR
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Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings
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- We may have found a solution to the ranking widget problem by using Fantasy Nation (via Football Diehards). All three scores work and can be edited by me (unlike before), and the widget will allow you to scroll on Android (browser) without using two fingers! yeah!
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