Week 12 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, what should you do with the borderline starters, maybe your flex position, or your 12 team leagues where the WR2 is always a gamble. We’ll run through a few players that you should start if you are thinking of picking them up, or if you already have them. And we’ll be looking at who should be on your bench his week/ We’ll avoid the obvious start players like Tyreek Hill, Jonathon Taylor etc.
Start – Miles Sanders – RB – Philadelphia Eagles
Rejoice Fantasy managers. Miles Sanders is back, and the game of Gainwell/Howard/Scott roulette has come to an end. Following a three week absence, Sanders looked solid against the Saints in week 11. Up against one of the leagues toughest run defences he led the team in rushes (16) and yards (94).
With Gainwell a healthy scratch in week 11 and Jordan Howard doubtful with a knee sprain, its clear that Sanders is the focal point in the Eagles ground game. A positive matchup with the Giants provides Sanders with the opportunity to reward managers with their patience with him. The Giants have allowed a top 20 running back in eight of their ten games this season.
Start – Antonio Gibson – RB – Washington Football Team
After a disappointing first half of the season, Gibson appears to have turned a corner. Since the week 9 bye, Gibson has 43 rushing attempts in two games for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns. Additionally these games were against the usually stout rushing defences of Tampa Bay and Carolina. He is still conceding work in the passing game to McKissic which caps his potential somewhat but the high volume of rushes gives Gibson one of the safest floors in the league.
Next up for Gibson is a home game to the struggling Seahawks, who are 2nd in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. Given Seattle’s struggles of late, the game script could well favor Washington and allow Gibson to accumulate another 20+ rushing attempts and plenty of touchdown chances.
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Sit – Jaylen Waddle – WR – Miami Dolphins
I’m a huge fan of Jaylen Waddle. And given its also his birthday this week, I feel bad for putting him as a Sit this week. But Fantasy owners of Waddle will know that despite volume, the points just haven’t been there recently. In the absence of fellow receivers DeVante Parker and Will Fuller, Waddle has seen 57 targets in the last six games. That equates to a healthy 23.9% target share. But despite that Waddle is averaging just 6.9 yards per target and hasn’t seen the endzone since his double touchdown effort against the Jaguars in week 6.
Miami’s offence just hasn’t been able to click this season and with the Quarterback getting so little time in the pocket thanks to one of the leagues worst offensive lines it gives play-makers like Waddle very little chance to shine. I expect the above average Panthers secondary to keep Waddle to short catches and smother the Miami offence.
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