Week 12 Fantasy Football Players to Start and Sit


Nov 18, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) rolls out of the pocket during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots won 59-24. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

To help you set your final lineup this weekend, here are my Week 12 fantasy football players to start and sit:

Guys to Start:

QB Andrew Luck, IND (vs. BUF) – Buffalo has allowed 19 passing touchdowns this season, so expect the rookie quarterback to have a monster game at home this weekend.

RB Marcel Reece, OAK (@ CIN) – Starter Darren McFadden is out again this weekend, and since Reece had 193 all-purpose yards last Sunday, start him with confidence this weekend.

WR Demaryius Thomas, DEN (@ KC) – Thomas has had three games with over 130 receiving yards this season, and he will have another huge game this weekend against a hated division foe.

TE Jermaine Gresham, CIN (vs. OAK) – Gresham has gone over 65 receiving yards in three of his last five games and has a great matchup this weekend against a horrid Raiders defense.

Guys to Sit:

QB Josh Freeman, TB (vs. ATL) – Freeman has been one of the hottest quarterbacks over the last couple weeks, but he faces a very tough Falcons secondary this weekend. Keep Freeman on the bench for Week 12.

RB Michael Turner, ATL (@ TB) – Tampa Bay is allowing a meager 81.8 yards per game on the ground and is currently ranked number one in the NFL in run-defense.  Expect the aging Turner to look his age this weekend.

WR Steve Smith, CAR (@ PHI) – Philadelphia’s secondary has looked very strong as of late, so expect them to be all over Smith this weekend.

TE Martellus Bennett, NYG (vs. GB) – After grabbing a touchdown in his first three games this year, Bennett has certainly cooled off.  The tight end has only gone over 40 receiving yards once in his last nine contests.