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NFL Fantasy Start Em, Sit Em: 20 Players to Start or Sit in Week 12

Jason Radowitz is here to break down the fantasy football players to start, sit, or stream in Week 12. Come find out the players that should and shouldn't be on your roster!
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NFL Fantasy Start Em, Sit Em: 20 Players to Start or Sit in Week 12

Every week in fantasy football becomes a little more crucial. The fantasy playoffs are coming in less than a month for most leagues. Every decision matters as the season winds down.

Here are the top 20 players to start or sit in Week 12.

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Quarterbacks To Play in Week 12

1. Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks (Win big with Geno's player props in his cakewalk matchup versus the Raiders)

2. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Smith will take on the Las Vegas Raiders after a bye week. He's averaging over 20 yards per week over the last three weeks and will face a Raiders defense that ranks toward the bottom in many categories.

Meanwhile, Brady hasn't been putting up great numbers recently. But he's coming off a bye week and will be able to regroup against the Cleveland Browns secondary.

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Quarterbacks To Sit in Week 12

3. Marcus Mariota, QB, Atlanta Falcons

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4. Matt Ryan, QB, Indianapolis Colts (Drafted Ryan in fantasy? Use this DraftKings 30/1 offer to win your money back...because your team is definitely cooked)

5. Jacoby Brissett, QB, Cleveland Browns

Each of these quarterbacks has the same thing in common. They've got bad matchups against good defenses.

Marcus Mariota won't be able to work magic for the Falcons against the Commanders. Matt Ryan will likely struggle against Pittsburgh's defense, and Jacoby Brissett won't have the same game as last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Running Backs To Play in Week 12

6. Jeff Wilson Jr., Miami Dolphins

7. Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Isiah Pacheco, Kansas City Chiefs (Bet on Pacheco to finish strong and Win Offensive Rookie of the Year at +3000)

All these running backs have taken control of their running back rooms.

Wilson will get to take on a horrendous Houston run defense and should rush for over 100 yards again this week. Meanwhile, White and Pacheco each ran for 100 yards in their most recent games. Those performances will only give them more opportunities moving forward.

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Running Backs To Sit in Week 12

9. Samaje Perine RB, Cincinnati Bengals (Get 30/1 odds on Perine and the Bengals losing to the 7-3 Titans)

10. Michael Carter, RB, New York Jets

Joe Mixon was concussed last week, setting up Samaje Perine to score three touchdowns last week. If Mixon is unavailable, Perine will likely not get all of the carries. The Bengals will instead make a move for another running back to steal some of the carries. Don't buy into the Perine hype.

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Wide Receivers To Play in Week 12

11. Jakobi Myers, New England Patriots

12. Garrett Wilson, New York Jets

Garrett Wilson is going to be a stud in the NFL. Zach Wilson is holding him back. But with the Jets acknowledging that the quarterback position is up for grabs, I'm more confident in starting Wilson.

As long as Joe Flacco or Mike White is quarterback, I'm starting Wilson in every league.

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Wide Receivers To Sit in Week 12

13. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers

14. Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans (Bet on Burks to Win Offensive Rookie of the Year at +6000)

15. Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens

This list of receivers has a lot of talent. But it's inconsistent talent this season.

D.J. Moore isn't the same with Baker Mayfield under center. Treylon Burks had one good game last week. I'd need to see him replicate it again this week. He needs to prove he could be that number-one target for the Titans.

Finally, Devin Duvernay is essentially the starting wideout for the Ravens. But even his volume is starting to decrease.

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Tight Ends To Play in Week 12

16. Juwan Johnson, New Orleans Saints (Get 25/1 odds on any Juwan Johnson prop in a great matchup)

17. Foster Moreau, Las Vegas Raiders

Both of these tight ends might still be on your waiver wire. If you're streaming tight ends, these two guys are getting a lot of snaps and targets for their position.

Tight Ends To Sit in Week 12

18. Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers

19. Evan Engram, Jacksonville Jaguars

20. Austin Hooper, Tennessee Titans

Evan Engram has had some big games for the Jaguars. But he's coming off a game where he caught three passes for 14 yards. There are plenty of better options out there in 12-team leagues.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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