Gobble gobble everyone. Week 12 Start’ems
Matthew Stafford – After a week of doubt with a broken finger, Stafford exploded for 5 TDs last week, and could be part of a Thanksgiving shootout. Run him.
Cam Newton – The Panthers get the lowly Colts this week, and Cam Newton should be able to take advantage in all facets of the game running and throwing the ball.
Mark Sanchez – He is purely a match up based play this season, and the Bills are an easy target right now.
Others I like: Matt Ryan – The Vikings may still be able to stop the run, but their pass defense is terrible. look for Matt Ryan and the Falcons to capitalize. Tony Romo – Since DeMarco Murray has taken over at the running back position Romo has been running steady with 11 TDs and only 1 INT. Keep rolling him out there.
Rashard Mendenhall – The Chiefs have been awful against the run over the past few games and Mendenhall could be due this week while in the midst of an inconsistent season.
Steven Jackson – The Cardinals have lost DT Dan Williams on the line, who has been their run stopper. This could be a boon for Jackson against the already low ranked Arizona run defense.
Jonathan Stewart – Stewart gets the terrible Colts this week, and is the more talented back out of him and DeAngelo Williams. The Colts undersized defense could also struggle against the bigger Stewart.
Others I like: Kevin Smith – Smith shined last week against a terrible run defense, and though this week will be tougher against Green Bay, he should be a solid start in what could be a shootout. Mike Tolbert – Ryan Mathews has had soreness in his knee this week, and even if he plays, Tolbert has just been the more effective back for the Chargers.
Brandon Lloyd – Lloyd has found the end zone 3 times over the last 4 games and gets a burnable Cardinals D. Another good match up for Lloyd.
Victor Cruz – Cruz has been a solid option in fantasy each week and against the Saints he should remain a top target for Eli Manning.
Percy Harvin – Harvin has become more involved over recent weeks in the passing game, and more importantly, he could see touches at running back.
Others I like: Steve Smith – It’s the Colts, and Steve Smith is a must start in this match up. Laurent Robinson – He has scored in 4 straight games and against a lousy Miami D it could be 5.
Tony Gonzalez – Gonzo is maintaining his strong play this season and gets good match up against a Minnesota team that is hurting.
Jermichael Finley – It could be a Thanksgiving day shootout, and Finley see an increased involvement this week if defense is thrown out the window for each team.
Jermaine Gresham – AJ Green is due back this week, but may still not be at 100% and will draw Joe Haden, leaving Gresham for Andy Dalton to lean on.
Others I like: Owen Daniels – Even with Matt Leinart at the helm, Daniels should continue to see his targets as Houston may not attack down the field nearly as much without Matt Schaub. Brandon Pettigrew – This game has the makings of a shootout and Pettigrew could be the benefactor.
Matt Bryant – Bryant has had 3 FGs in the last 2 games, and the Falcons get a depleted Vikings team. Attempts should be in abundance.
Billy Cundiff – The Ravens and 49ers has the look of a defensive game and in those kinds of games field goals win out.
Others I like: Neil Rackers – With the Texans looking to lean even more on the run game, Rackers could see his attempts increase starting this week. John Kasay – The Saints will be at home against a stiffening Giants D, but New Orleans will be able to move the ball.
Pittsburgh – The Chiefs may have signed Orton, but Palko will get one more start and if the Patriots defense can hold them down, the Steelers should run wild.
New York Jets – The Bills lost Fred Jackson, easily their offensive MVP, and will have a tough time with CJ Spiller versus an embarrassed and bitter Jets D.
Others I like: Cincinnati – The Bengals may have lost last week, but they have fight in them still. They face a Browns team that continues to struggle for answers. Baltimore – This has the looks of a defensive game. The 49ers run the ball well, and the Ravens stop the run well. Edge goes to the home team.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.