Each year fantasy football is one of the biggest money-making industries in the world. Many so-called experts try to predict line-ups for the common player as well. Here at Rat Pack Sports, we are entering our fifth season of presenting our starts and sits. We do not give you players like Saquon Barkley, Tom Brady, and Odell Beckham Jr. Those names are automatic if you have them on your roster. We are here to give you the less common starters. Names you might not think of. Therefore, without further ado here are your Starts and Sits for week twelve of the 2019 NFL Season.
Bye Week: Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings.
Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons
Ryan has a fantastic fantasy matchup this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Their defense has allowed four top 10 QBs in the last four weeks. They are also allowing an average of 23 fantasy PPG.
Derrius Guice – Washington Redskins
Guice and the Washington Redskins have a favorable fantasy matchup against the Detroit Lions. Guice scored his first TD of career last week and this week could have a breakout game against a Lions defense that has allowed a top 10 fantasy RB in 5 of the last 6 weeks.
Jamison Crowder – New York Jets
Crowder has had a hot stretch over the last 3 weeks. In those games, he has 18 or more fantasy points. Also, 30% of Sam Darnold’s passes have gone to the slot.
Ryan Griffin – New York Jets
Griffin was a sit last week. This week he has a more solid fantasy game against the Oakland Raiders. Raider Nation has allowed seven TDs and fifth-most fantasy points to TEs.
Younghoe Koo – Atlanta Falcons
Koo is a solid fantasy option this week. Not only does he have 26 total fantasy points in his two games as a Falcon, but he also has a game this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They give 10+ fantasy points to kickers.
The Browns are coming off an unexpected performance last week against the Steelers. This week’s fantasy matchup comes against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins are giving defenses 4.5 sacks, 2 turnovers, and an average of 13 fantasy PPG.
Now the players to avoid in week one.
Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
It is tough to sit Rodgers in any week expect his bye week. However, a week 12 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers lends a bench seat. They are allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to QBs this season.
David Montgomery – Chicago Bears
You would think a fantasy matchup against the New York Giants would be in Montgomery’s favor. Not so fast. The Giants defense is allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points to enemy running backs since Week 8. That includes a matchup against Ezekiel Elliot.
Randall Cobb – Dallas Cowboys
Cobb has been one of the favorite targets of Dak Prescott. However, this week he is a fantasy sit. A matchup against the New England Patriots is why. They have only allowed one TD catch to slot WRs.
Gerald Everett – Los Angeles Rams
Everett had just 1 catch last week. Plus he is coming off of a shoulder injury that held him to 14 snaps last week. With that and the way his QB has been playing, I would bench Everett.
Jason Myers – Seattle Seahawks
Even though Myers has 8 or more fantasy points in the last five weeks, I would bench him this week. A game against the Cowboys keeps him down. They only allow 6 fantasy PPG to kickers.
New York Jets
I do not like the Jets this week. Even though they have been hot since the trade deadline, they are a fade this week. The Oakland Raiders are very good with the football and upfront. They only allow 1.5 sacks and 1 turnover per game.
So, there you have it. Week twelve in the NFL. Remember fantasy seasons are won and lost by not playing the waiver wire.
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