FanDuel: Week 12 Fantasy Football League
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Enter the Week 12 Fantasy Football League
- Starts Sunday 1pm ET, ends Monday
- First place wins $100,000 on Monday
- $5 entry, top 57,500 teams win cash
- Salary cap format - pick who you want
The turkey is chilling in the fridge, the stuffing is gone, and we're already 3 games in to the week. The slate may be a little smaller, but there are still plenty of nice value plays out there for week 12. I'll go through a few of my favorites for this week below.
Bryan Hoyer - $7,100
Hoyer will likely be very highly owned this week, and he will be for good reason. With the number of plays the Texans run each week, and the horrible Saints defense, we should see volume for the Texans passing game. We've seen a few teams respond to fired coaches this year, but the Saints defense is on a record setting pace. Hoyer is my top play this week at QB.
Josh McCown - $6,300
With Johnny Manziel sidelined by the Browns coaching staff, McCown is set to start this week against a Baltimore Ravens side that is completely bushwhacked by injury. McCown has played well this year when he's managed to stay healthy, and he is facing a soft opponent in perhaps the worst Monday Night Football game of the year. At $6,300, McCown doesn't have to do much to hit value, and I think he'll be one of the best low-cost options this week.
Tevin Coleman - $6,200
There are too many good low-price options at running back this week to pay-up. Coleman is one of my favorite plays with Atlanta hosting the Vikings. He'll be the top dog with Devonta Freeman sidelined with a concussion, and Coleman has looked great in limited action spelling Freeman. Minnesota is certainly not a pushover, but Coleman is no slouch either. We could see what had everyone so excited in the pre-season this Sunday down in Atlanta.
James White - $5,100
Betting on how the Patriots will deploy their running backs is a great way to lose money. So, I am going to try and do that, and predict White will have another big game this week. The Pats are losing receiving options left and right, and while the Broncos offense has a new look, their defense is still getting to the quarterback and looking tough. White should give Brady a nice safety valve against a legitimate-scary pass rush.
Martavis Bryant - $6,700
The Steelers are coming off a bye, and that might help keep Bryant's ownership low. The Seahawks defense is tough, but it is not as tough as it was just a couple of years ago. The Steelers have too much firepower to be held down for too long, even with DeAngelo Williams filling in for LeVeon Bell. The Hawks can get beat deep, and Bryant, if nothing else, can get behind a defense. If you can't afford Brown, Martavis is a fine consolation prize.
John Brown - $5,700
Brown hasn't been lights out, by any means this year. But, he plays for one of the best offenses in the league, and he should be recovered from those ailing hamstrings. I expect the Cardinals to stomp the Niners this weekend. Bruce Arians doesn't understand taking it easy, or icing the game away by pounding the rock. No, it's pass to set up the pass and then pass. Brown's price is falling, and I think this week will be the lowest that we'll see it for a while.
Jordan Reed - $5,800
This slate is especially top-heavy at tight end, but Reed is the cheapest option I think you can get away with this week. Reed has been reliable when healthy, and he should be a full go this weekend against a New York Giants defense that can be exposed by opposing tight ends. Barring an in-game injury, Reed shouldn't have any trouble paying off his little price tag this week.
Kansas City Chiefs - $4,500
The Chiefs have turned it around on defense, and they've strung together 4 weeks of excellent play. The Bills looked bad against the Pats last week, and I don't see a trip to KC being a prescription for a turnaround. The Chiefs will struggle on offense, but they'll get it done against the Bills offense this week.
Cairo Santos - $4,900
I'll double up on the Kansas City kicking game and defense this week. With the Chiefs moving the ball but getting held out of the end-zone, Santos has put up some ridiculous weeks. Why not take a shot on one of those big games this week against the Bills?
That's it for this week folks, good luck out there!