Maurice Morris – In fantasy football a lead back is a welcome addition to any team, so Morris could be the hottest addition of for week 12. Against the Cowboys Morris led the Lions with 10 carries as Jahvid Best was limited with a nagging turf toe injury. Best is likely to miss the Thursday game on a short week so Morris makes for a nice flex play against the Patriots. New England is a middle of the road rushing defense, so Morris should get a minimum of six points with strong possibilities of a double digit afternoon.
Mario Manningham – The Giants receivers are going down like the Saints running backs, so if you haven’t already it’s time to add Manningham. With no time table set on the return of Steve Smith and Hakeem Nicks out the next three weeks, Manningham becomes a top 20 receiver for the next three weeks. This stretch period with Mannigham as Eli Manning’s go to guy starts with the Jaguars on Sunday (28th ranked pass defense) and the Redskins the following week (30th ranked pass defense), making Manningham a top 20 receiver over the next couple of games.
Vincent Jackson – Jackson went from drafted, to dropped, to a waiver wire pick up, back to the waiver wire and now legitimate fantasy starter. Jackson held out because of a contract dispute, will make his season debut on Sunday night against the Colts. In 2009 Jackson became Philip Rivers favorite target catching 68 balls for 1,167 yards and nine touchdowns leading the Chargers to an AFC West crown. With Antonio Gates still fighting a toe injury and Patrick Crayton dislocating his wrist, Jackson is stepping in at the right time. I would start Jackson as a low end number two receiver this week
Brian Hartline – While the Dolphins offense is abysmal, Hartline has been extremely efficient over the last three weeks. Hartline is averaging just over 84 yards a game and could fall into the number one slot if Brandon Marshall misses Sunday vs. the Raiders. Hartline has been productive all season and while he’s not a safe bet to get into the end zone, he’s putting up Wes Welker numbers without the name recognition.
Oakland Raiders- With the exception of last week’s debacle against the Steelers, Oakland has been a top tier defense. Before the Pittsburg game the Raiders had given up an average of 13.5 points per game in their previous four contests. The Miami offensive line has been dismantled by injuries, and the Raiders possess an aggressive defense that is fourth in the league with 29 sacks.