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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 12 fantasy football starts and sits 30399101 Sit 'em – Reggie Bush vs DAL Sit+%27em+%26ndash%3B+Reggie+Bush+vs+DAL Fantasy Football

This is another case of risk versus reward. It’s true Bush has scored four touchdowns over the last three weeks, but are you willing to bet he scores against Dallas (11th in rush defense)? The Cowboys are tied for sixth in rushing touchdowns allowed with six. When you also factor in the presence of rookie Daniel Thomas, who is receiving the same amount of carries, my stock in Bush as a flex play plummets this week.  Update:  Bush received 12 more touches than Thomas and finished with 96 total yards. – Ryan Fowler
 

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 12 fantasy football starts and sits 30399106 Sit 'em – Ray Rice vs SF Sit+%27em+%26ndash%3B+Ray+Rice+vs+SF Fantasy Football

Marshawn Lynch, Felix Jones, Cedric Benson, Brandon Jacobs and even LeSean McCoy failed in their attempt to score a rushing touchdown against the 49ers this season. It’s well documented that San Francisco is tops in the league against the rush at 73.9 yards allowed per game. So, to sit Rice on Thursday would be wise. Before last Sunday’s 104-yard performance against the Bengals, the running back hadn’t rushed for more than 65 yards in over a month.

Granted, an argument could be made about Rice’s pass-catching ability and versatility in the Ravens’ offense. My counterargument would be Baltimore’s inconsistency on offense as of late. If Rice scores it will come via the pass, but I bet the Niners keep him under 70 rushing yards Thanksgiving night.  Update: Rice failed to find the end zone, but finished with 83 total yards. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 12 fantasy football starts and sits 30399102 Sit 'em – Detroit DEF vs GB Sit+%27em+%26ndash%3B+Detroit+DEF+vs+GB Fantasy Football

Green Bay is averaging 35.5 points per game for the season and 38 points per game over their last four. If Detroit allows the Packers to reach their averages (they allowed Carolina to score 35 last week) prepare to shave one to four points off your fantasy total. Aaron Rodgers has only thrown four interceptions all season, so don’t expect to make up much of the difference with interceptions. The Lions’ defense/special teams may rank fifth in fantasy points, but in Week 12 they best be on your bench.  UPDATE:  Detroit's DEF/ST finished with two points on Thursday as Rodgers lit up a banged up secondary. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 12 fantasy football starts and sits 30399117 Start 'em – Brandon Lloyd vs ARI Start+%27em+%26ndash%3B+Brandon+Lloyd+vs+ARI Fantasy Football

This may come across as a V-8, hit-yourself-on-the-forehead “duh” suggestion, but during every Sunday morning fantasy chat (10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST), Lloyd’s name lingers on the fantasy fence. For those owners who need a nudge, here are some stats to consider. Since joining the Rams, Lloyd has averaged 12 targets, five receptions and 64.4 receiving yards per game with three touchdowns in five contests. He remains Sam Bradford’s favorite target and with fellow receiver Danario Alexander set for a possible return in Week 12, Lloyd could enjoy softer coverage with Alexander stretching the field. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 12 fantasy football starts and sits 30399116 Start 'em – Donald Brown vs CAR Start+%27em+%26ndash%3B+Donald+Brown+vs+CAR Fantasy Football

The Carolina Panthers proved the fantasy trends true when Detroit’s Kevin “is this 2009?” Smith rushed for 140 yards and scored three touchdowns against them in Week 11. The Panthers have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. Brown has received 21 more carries than backup Delone Carter over Indy’s last three games. There is a chance Joseph Addai (hamstring) returns this week and could turn the Colts’ backfield into Shanahan-esque quagmire. This is a situation the FOXSports.com fantasy department will be monitoring leading up to Sunday. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 12 fantasy football starts and sits 30399118 Start ‘em – Jonathan Stewart vs IND Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Jonathan+Stewart+vs+IND Fantasy Football

Under normal circumstances, I would refrain from suggesting J-Stew to start in standard scoring, 12-team fantasy leagues. However, when the more versatile of Carolina’s two running backs is facing the Colts’ defense, it’s cause for nomination. Indy still ranks 31st against the rush (146.6 yards per game) and have allowed the third-most rushing touchdowns (12). Granted, Cam Newton may vulture the scores, but for a Week 12 flex play the matchup favors Stewart. He caught six balls for 87 yards last week against the Lions. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 12 fantasy football starts and sits 30399103 Sit 'em – Ryan Mathews vs DEN Sit+%27em+%26ndash%3B+Ryan+Mathews+vs+DEN Fantasy Football

The last time Mathews scored a touchdown was Week 3 against the Chiefs. Since that game, he’s fumbled the ball four times and lost it twice. Over his last four games, he’s rushed for 167 yards – 41.7 yards per game. Those numbers are not worthy of a start against a Denver defense that’s held the last two RB 1’s its faced to under 65 rushing yards. If Mike Tolbert were not in the picture, I might feel differently, but we know the bowling ball remains in the mix despite a down fantasy year. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 1400 Week 12 fantasy football starts and sits 30399119 Start ‘em – Cedric Benson vs CLE Start+%26lsquo%3Bem+%26ndash%3B+Cedric+Benson+vs+CLE Fantasy Football

His one-game suspension aside, it’s been another ho-hum fantasy season for Benson. He’s averaging only 3.8 yards per rush, has two touchdowns and only two games where he has rushed for over 100 yards. The good news is his best game of the season came back in Week 1 against his Week 12 opponent, Cleveland. Benson rushed 25 times for 121 yards (4.8 yards per rush) with a touchdown that day. With A.J. Green’s ailing knee still an issue, coach Marvin Lewis may elect to exploit the Browns’ weakness against the run. – Ryan Fowler

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