Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings

Jan 24, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings are here! Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers! I am not working on Thursday and plan to enjoy the full slate of games.  Week 11 saw more injuries, more breakout performances, and Doug Baldwin throwing a touchdown pass! It was an exciting week of football. The playoffs are creeping up closer and closer, Week 12 could be the difference between a playoff berth or missed appearance. Here are your Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings!


We will examine a QB playing on Thanksgiving, Kirk Cousins. Cousins is a quarterback I like this week. The Washington QB has topped 20 fantasy points in every game he’s played since Week 5. Cousins did this against some difficult teams. Minnesota has been stout against the pass this season, but fell victim to 262 yards and 2 touchdown passes by Cousins. Dallas has been a middle of the pack team against the pass, ranking 16th in QB points allowed. The Redskins and Cowboys should have a fairly competitive contest so I foresee Kirk Cousins scoring at least 20 fantasy points.

Russell Wilson is a QB I believe in this week. Wilson takes on the Tampa Bay Bucaneers who do not seem to have the ability to play defense. Tampa gives up the 6th most points to QB’s. Wilson has 6 touchdown passes over the past three games  and Seattle is starting to fire on all cylinders. I expect big things from the Seahawks against the Bucs.



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Ezekiel Elliot will probably have a good week, as will David Johnson.  Who is a running back who isn’t consistently at the very top of the rankings who will have a good week?  C.J. Prosise was looking amazing in the Seattle backfield, unfortunately an injury knocked him out of the game last week.  Thomas Rawls looks to be the only healthy back in the Seattle backfield right now. Rawls is in a good spot for success this week.

LeGarette Blount has a strangely scary forecast in the Yahoo Fantasy Football Rankings system.  I do not understand this. Blount has been proving the doubters wrong all year and has had a spectacular season. I do not think the Jets will bottle up Blount. I expect Blount to have a very good week, the Patriots are going to dominate the Jets. Blount is 5th in fantasy points for RB’s this season. This game shouldn’t hurt his ranking any.


Lots of talented receivers will be playing on Thursday’s Thanksgiving Games! Antonio Brown and Dez Bryant will look to reward fantasy players who invested high picks into drafting them.  Marvin Jones was a WR who would have had an anticipated Thanksgiving game, but has fizzled over the past few weeks.  Many studs from earlier in the year have now been dubbed duds.

One WR who looks to continue his stellar performance is Rishard Matthews. Matthews put up 122 yards on 9 catches last week. He has been absolutely on fire lately, Marcus Mariota loves to throw the ball to Matthews. The Titans receiver has potential for touchdowns and is almost guaranteed to bring in yards each week.

Julian Edelman is a player who has seemed to come alive in recent weeks.  He had a monstrous game against the 49ers. Edelman caught 8 of 17 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown.  The last four games played by Edelman have been very productive. If you need a WR3 this week and have Edelman on your squad put him in! He and Tom Brady are always on the same page!


C.J. Fiedorowicz has been very good for the Texans this season.  If you need a TE start this week, he would be a good bet.  Fiedorowicz saw ten targets, hauled in six catches, and had 82 yards last week. The Texans  face a Chargers team that have given up the 11th most points to Tight Ends.

Greg Olsen sits atop the rankings as Rob Gronkowski will likely miss another week of action. Olsen will be firmly planted in that spot until Gronkowski returns from his injury. Olsen has only scored 3 touchdowns this season but is always a threat to put up yardage or have a big game. Greg Olsen is the top scoring Tight End in the fantasy football world.

I wish all of you luck in making your fantasy leagues playoffs.  I plan to enjoy all of the games on Thursday, and I am looking forward to the weekend’s action as well. I hope all of my American readers and colleagues enjoy Thanksgiving! It promises to be a solid week of NFL action. Thank you for reading my Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings!


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