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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 12 Staff Ranks

posted by Jeff

Week 12 welcomes in the glorious end of bye weeks, as well as a solid slate of Turkey Day NFL action. Sit back, slop another helping of yams onto your plate, and enjoy the Week 12 The Fake Football Staff Rankings. As always, leave those lineup questions in the comments below…

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Jeff was the only 7th grader at Sumner Jr. High playing fantasy football in 1995. When he isn't on the diamond playing softball or on the couch watching NFL RedZone, you can catch him on Twitter @Jeff_Brubach.

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  • Kendal wright or reggie bush at the flex?

    • Bush

  • At TE, should I start A. Gates or Dwayne Allen?


    • I’d go Gates

  • PPR flex help – B. Brown, Decker or DX?


    • I would rank them Decker, Brown, DX in PPR

  • Hey Jeff/Chet, Two questions: Play Ballard or Bryce Brown? And…not much confidence in H.Miller w/out Ben. Dallas Clark & Dwayne Allen available? One of those TE’s a better choice/matchup this week? Standard Scoring. Thanks!

    • Play Brown, and I could see going with Allen this week

  • Safe to drop Olsen with Hernandez putting in a full game?

    Also – Julio if he plays over Decker in a PPR.

    • Yes, safe to drop Olsen and if Julio is active, play him for sure

  • In a PPR (0.5) league, please pick 1 for my flex spot:

    – Julio Jones (@Tampa Bay)

    – Matt Forte (v.s Minnesota)

    – Jordy Nelson (@NYG)

    – Angelonia Hankersonia

    • Julio as long as he starts

      • And if Julio doesn’t start?

      • I expect him to start, but I would go Forte if he does’t

  • 0.5 PPR, start 1 of Dunbar, Daniel Thomas, or Britt.

    • Tough one. Leaning DT.

      • Hi Doc, who do you like more Kap or Cam? I see you have Kap rated higher, but he’s also a bigger unknown. Will they have the same game plan or rush a lot. Will they pull him for smith if he’s struggling, etc

  • Week 12: Newton or Kaep?
    ROS: Newton or Kaep?
    thanks and happy thanksgiving!

    • Kaep this week. I’d want both ROS. Need a backup.

  • 1/2 PPR Flex spot:

    Lloyd, A.Brown, Ballard, Starks, or cross my fingers and pray McCoy starts Monday night? Must win matchup for me against a bum team.

    • I’d lean Ballard

  • 2 Qs for W12:

    in a PPR 0.5 league where a QB TD throw=4…:

    1. Kaeperrnick or Romo?
    2. I need 1RB, 2 WRs and a Flex from the following 4:

    Julio (risk is if I wait for Julio and he does not play Sunday, then I would lose chance to play Broyles as well);
    Torrey Smith;
    R Broyles (plays Thursday);
    Bryce Brown; and
    J Stewart

    • Romo, Julio, Smith,Brown, Broyles

  • PPR league, B. Brown (or shady if he starts) or Morris. Also, am I crazy for wanting to start Kaepernick over Romo?

    • I’m leaning Romo, but it’s extremely close. I’d lean Morris to be safe.

  • Who do you like ROS IF he is the starter Kaepernick or Romo? Romo isnt exactly riding off into the championship sunset material and worries me, but then again I have dez so I like to keep them both in there…and if I was to roster Kaepernick I would have to drop Llyod for him (other wr’s are cobb, dez, and dx) would you feel comfortable doing that?

    Also got Miller and Rudolph rostered in another league but I dont like either one this week…who would you drop miller for? Olsen, Lewis, Allen, Cook, Clark, Celek….or should i just try my luck with Rudolph against CHI?

    • I think the QBs are close. We will know more after this weekend but I would lean Romo as of this second. And I like Allen or Olsen at TE.

  • Start 1 RB, 1 flex no PPR:

    Bryce Brown/Shady McCoy, Jonathan Stewart, Jeremy Maclin, Kenny Britt

    • Also Brandon Myers. I have Hernandez but might have to plug in Myers if he doesn’t suit up.

    • RB: Play either Brown/McCoy
      Flex: I would go with JStew

  • Plz, rank for ROS: roddy, vjax, v cruz, a johnson, nelson, nicks, d moore, wallace.


    • Roddy, Cruz, A Johnson, VJax, Nelson, Nicks, DMoore, Wallace

  • Need 3 from Sjax, J Charles, McCoy, Bryce Brown, R Matthews, J Stewart.
    R hilman and B Wells still on waivers.
    And 1 from Fitz, Amendola, B Lloyd, Hbey, Bowe. Edelman on waivers too.

    • Charles, Mathews, SJax and Amendola (make sure he is active)

      • Dus it make sense to roster Bryce brown if I can’t even start him. Should I target B Tate in case foster gets injured?

      • I think targeting Tate is a decent idea if you own Foster for the playoff run. And I think rostering Brown is a good move. Even if you don’t play him, it prevents one of your potential playoff opponents from picking him up and using him against you.

      • Amendola doubtful, Fitz or Bowe now?

      • Tough. Both bad situations. I guess I’d go Fitz.

  • LeShoure or Bryce Brown (.5PPR)

    • Toss up. Chet likes Brown, I have Leshoure a bit higher. I’ll defer to the boss and say Brown.

  • Have an RB controversy in the mix. I don’t really like any of my guys this week. But here are my options:

    A. Brown

    It’s a bonus point league – 3 points at 100 yards rushing or 85 yards receiving; 6 points at 150 yards rushing or 135 yards receiving. Also is a 0.5 PPR league. I can only play two out of that group.

    I don’t trust Morris anyore, as it seems RG3 gets all the big time carries. He hasn’t found his way to the endzone since the middle of October. Forte sucks, especially with Cutler out, and he’s against Minny this week. Not sure he can be trusted much either (check his last few weeks, it’s like RB4 or 5 territory). I don’t really trust LeShoure against HOU (who’s probably PISSED), and he’s the early T-Giving game, so I could be in a big hole early if he tanks. Hillman, Brown, and Beanie can’t really be trusted either at this point in the game, although they all have good matchups and could surprise. Then Brown is decent, and if Bradshaw was for sure out, he’d be in the lineup. But I think Bradshaw is playing.

    Who are your two guys?

    • I agree with most of your points here. I do think Morris is probably still the most steady of the bunch, so he would be one I would play for sure. After that, I would play Forte, with Brown/Leshoure close. Forte has faced two of the toughest defensive fronts recently in HOU and SF, and MIN isn’t quite as good. Also, Cutler is practicing so there is at least a chance he could play. I would stick with those two.

  • Two to start: TRich, Charles, Reece.

    Richie scares me because how PIT stifled Rice last week, Peyton will likely destroy KC limiting Charles’ touches, and Reece seems a sexy start if he continues this pace. Your advice is appreciated.

    • I would play TRich and Charles, although I do like Reece a lot. TRich is really the only option in Cleveland and he will get a big enough workload to overcome a tough matchup. Baltimore just flat forgets Rice is on the field for stretches, and Cleveland seems much more dedicated to their stud back. I understand the KC concern about Charles (I own him too) but I still think that guy has so much talent that you can’t sit him even for someone playing as well as Reece.

      • Thanks!

  • Should I trade Shorts for Steve Smith?

    • That’s tough. This is the old debate over the hot current player vs. the reliable vet. With as well as Shorts is playing, and the fact that Robinson and Gabbert are out, I probably wouldn’t. Keep riding Cecil until the wheels fall off.

  • Need to pick 2 for PPR

    Mathews, R Bush, Reece


    Palmer, Wilson, or Kaepernick

    • Mathews/Reece and Kaepernick, provided he starts

  • I have Jordy going this weekend, do I roll with JamesJones too or do I look at picking up Alexander/Shorts (start 2 WR). Really need a W this week! thanks!

    • I like Alexander quite a bit. Give him a roll. Good luck!

  • Hi, I got B. Lloyd, B. Wells or (if healthy) DMC on flex. Do I pick Lloyd over Wells if Hernandez is out?

    • If DMC is out, I would actually roll with Beanie. I think Hernandez will play and Lloyd will be playing behind Edelman this week.

  • Pick 1 for RB2 and 1 for Flex this week. Thanks!

    Vick Ballard, Ronnie Hillman, or Steven Jackson?

    • Ballard and Sjax. I worry about Lance Ball and Moreno sniping Hillman’s touches.

  • Dont trust Miller at all with Batch starting dont think Heath’s ever had more than 2 catches when Batch is in there….need to win this week to stay in playoff hunt…who would you drop Miller for? Rudolph, Lewis, Black Unicorn, Finley, Clark or Allen?

    • full PPR league

      • I like the Unicorn

  • Amendola hurting. Safe to play or beware?

    • Stay up on the news throughout the weekend, but I would guess he plays.

  • Non-PPR RB&Flex. Reece, Ronnie Hillman, Wells, Shorts, DAlexander, Bryce Brown, Edelman, or Ballard?

    • As long as DMC and Shady remain out, go Brown and Reece

  • Based on rankins my WRs are.


    I just have to hope that Moore goes well this week and leave Britt on bench.

    • Sounds like a plan. Good luck!

  • Hillman, T. Smith or D. Jackson. Need to go with 2 of them.

    Also Harvin or Mendenhall?

    • Hillman, T. Smith. I don’t want any part of those Philly skill guys right now. And as long as Harvin is active, definitely play him over Mendy.

  • Who will be the first 6 RBs off the board next year?

    • I think that’s probably it. The only other one that could make an argument would be Lynch.

  • I need to drop one guy to pick up Tynes for this week. Non-PPR


    • I’d cut LaFell

  • Need 3 of 6: Marcel Reece (@Cin), Vick Ballard (Buf), Bryce Brown (Car), Jonathan Stewart (@Phi), Jalen Parmele (Ten), Ronnie Hillman (@KC). Thanks!

    • Reece, Parmele, Ballard. Brown is close.

  • Need one WR and Flex from: Julio, Hilton, Golden Tate Bridge, Bowe, Andre Brown, Olsen.

    • Standard. Also in PPR, Ballard or Hillman??

      • Julio (as long as he’s active) and Hilton. Ballard of the RBs.

  • Fitzpatrick or Locker this week? Jeff likes Locker more than Fitz, Chet likes Fitz more than Locker (by a lot). Ugh. I can’t choose. Vick is on my bench :( I’m also starting Stevie Johnson if that makes a difference.

    • That, my friend, is up to you! Since this is Jeff answering, I say Locker of course, but I think they are close.

      • Thanks, now would you drop either of those for Henne? Caepernick is gone.

  • Need 3 (0.5 PPR): Charles, Ridley, Reece, Mathews, Bryce Brown, Leshoure

    • Charles, Ridley, Reece

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