Week 12 War Room November 25, 2012  |  Jeff

Welcome one, welcome all, welcome those who played against RGIII, Dez, and New England on Thursday….to the Week 12 War Room. If you were one of the poor souls who acquired a 73 point deficit on Thursday to go along with the 12 pounds you packed on, then you have come to the right place. The Fake Football has you covered with every last inch of detail that pertains to setting the best possible week 12 lineup and beginning your comeback assault. If you did have Foster, Romo, and Andre Johnson on Thursday, go eat the leftover mush at the bottom of the green bean casserole dish and enjoy your lead. Now, get out those thinking caps and dig into the best fantasy football lineup resources the good U.S. of A. has to offer…


– If you”re in a stat kind of mood (honestly, when aren’t you?), be sure to check out the world famous Week 12 Matchup Machine, as well as a nice bundle of team defensive Matchup Statistics for Week 12.

– Got a lineup dilemma on your hands? Mike is here to help in his Week 12 Start/Sit piece.

– Once again, we are back with Dreaming of Streaming, which promotes the top notch defensive streaming options for the week ahead. Special teams can make all the difference!

– This week’s Last Second Decisions has everything covered, from injuries to timeshares to notable matchups. Every last question remaining in that fake football savvy head of yours will be answered here.

– For those who dabble in weekly fantasy games, our Week 12 FanDuel Bargains gives you the best value picks for creating the optimal money making lineup.


Finally, we proudly present the Week 12 The Fake Football Staff Rankings for your perusal. Please enjoy responsibly, and as always, feel free to leave those lineup questions in the comments below…

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112 Responses

  1. Abs says:

    Amendola or Fitz

  2. Jeff Jackson™ (@jeffdotca) says:

    Any thought on Nicks, Steve Smith or Danario Alexander?

  3. Johnnie says:

    Pick a Flex: Hillman, Moreno, Shorts, Hilton, Stewart, Beanie.


  4. Jeff says:

    I think Gronk will probably play before week 16. He could be back as early as 14. I’d hang onto him in case you get that far.

  5. Hogan says:

    At the same time, if I lose to someone who picks up Gronk and plays him against me, I will chop my arm off and beat myself to death with.

  6. Hogan says:

    Need to drop someone for a kicker. Looking at my roster it’s either Kaepernick or Gronkowski. What do you think about dropping Gronk? Fantasy championship in week 16. If he’s “limited” for that game, I can’t see starting him.

  7. Paul says:

    Ppr.Britt,Dmoore or Tampa mike?pick 1 pls

  8. Vic says:

    Pick 2 in PPR league: Steve Smith (@Phi), Julio Jones (@TB), Bryce Brown (vs Car), Denarius Moore (@Cin)

  9. justin says:

    moreno, hillman, or stewart?

  10. Blanket says:

    Rams or CAR D?

  11. Blanket says:

    Julio or Denarius Moore today as my WR2?

  12. Dave says:

    Pick 2. Parmele, b brown, mathews

  13. Jim says:

    Hillman, Fred Jackson, or James Jones in the flex?

  14. Michael says:

    Chet said to give Kenny Britt another shot today. Do you agree if the decision is between him and Crabtree .5 ppr?

    • Jeff says:

      I think they are close enough for you to go with your gut there. If you wanna give Britt a shot, go for it. Good matchup and Locker is back in the mix.

  15. Brad Graham says:

    – Need 2: Charles, Mathews, Reece, Bryce?
    – Olsen or Rudolph

  16. Matt says:

    Which three? Julio, Decker, Britt or Torrey?

  17. BRENT says:

    pick 3 julio,dx,nicks,vjax,james jones ppr

  18. Steve M. (@SteelCurlin) says:

    1 RB and 1 Flex between Hillman, Bryce, and Kendall Wright

  19. Brad Graham says:

    – Julio or DX or Bryce Brown (PPR, 9 pt Rec TD, 7 pt TD Rush, 1 pt Every 5 rush attempts)?

    • Jeff says:

      Yikes. Interesting scoring setup. I would go with Brown here, as he should get a little work in the passing game in addition to getting the rush attempt points.

  20. Tay says:

    Worth dropping Tate for Moreno? I have Foster.

  21. Jordan says:

    1-pt. PPR. Need 2: Stewart, B.Brown, Moreno?

  22. FreeDiro says:

    Hillman, K. Wright or Desean Jackson in the flex spot?

  23. rob J says:

    ppr Ballard or Shorts

  24. Rusty says:

    Hakeem or Julio PPR?

  25. Hogan says:

    First off, I appreciate you doing this every Sunday. Thanks, Jeff!

    Which two do you like in a PPR return yardage league?

    Jonathan Stewart
    Jacquizz Rodgers (kickoff returns, but Koenen usually hits touchbacks)
    Bryce Brown

  26. PPR flex: J-Stew, Parmele or Boldin?

  27. Dan says:

    Need two in 0.5 PPR: Julio, Stevie, DX?

    Also full PPR: Allen or Rudolph?

  28. Ben says:

    DX at flex in light of the Moreno news? I started Miles on Thursday… so now it’s between Alexander and Hillman…

  29. J says:

    Shorts or Bryce Brown for flex spot .5 ppr?

  30. Alex says:

    PPR. Need one. Bryce Brown or Vick Ballard?

  31. nick says:

    Ppr (1.5 for te) Torrey Smith or Dewayne Allen?

  32. Bob says:

    With Moreno starting… Moreno or Jalen?

  33. Tom says:

    2 out of Moreno, Daniel Thomas and Andre Brown – standard, non-PPR.

  34. rob J says:

    ppr, which TE

    Randolph or Bennett

  35. Josh says:

    Pick 2:
    Cecil Shorts
    Danario Alexander
    Kenny Britt

    Steven Jackson or Bryce Brown?

    Steven Jackson or Reece?

  36. BRENT says:

    julio or dx today in ppr

  37. Vin says:

    Standard league. – James Jones, Julio Jones or Torrey Smith? AND Ballard, Sproles, Ingram or Howling? Thanks

  38. Adam says:

    6 pts per passing TD, 1 pt per 20 passing yards

    Eli vs GB or Kaepernick @ NO?

    6 pts per TD, 1 pt per 10 rushing/receiving yards, no PPR

    Pick 3: Cecil Shorts vs TEN, Danario Alexander vs BAL, Jalen Parmele vs TEN, Bryce Brown vs CAR?


  39. Michael says:

    I need you to pick one RB to start today: Mendenhall, Fred Jackson, Beanie, or Hillman?

    Also, pick ONE wide receiver AND one flex from this list: Danario Alexander, James Jones, Cecil Shorts, Steven Jackson, Darren Sproles.

    Please and thanks.

  40. Scott says:

    Need a WR and a flex from the following, PPR: L. Moore, Maclin, Ballard, Hillman. Thanks.

  41. Howard says:

    0.5 PPR, pick one WR: E Sanders, Davone Bess, Brandon Lafell, Donald Jones


  42. Daniel A. says:

    0.5 PPR League

    Pick 3 WRs – Mike Wallace, Dem Thomas, L Fitzgerald, Sidney Rice, TY Hilton
    Pick 2RBs – Marshawn Lynch, BJGE, Marcel Reece, Darren Sproles (still a risk)


  43. Chris says:

    .5 ppr. Pick 3 WR and 1 RB.

    Crabtree, Julio Jones, Shorts and D. Alexander

    Charles, Forte, Reece

    Thank you!!!!

  44. Mike says:

    Pick 2: Nelson, Cobb, Crabtree, James Jones, D.Moore, Donald Jones
    Pick 1: Nelson, Cobb, Floyd, Hilton
    Heath Miller or Gates?
    I like the BAL D over SF D this week, agree?

  45. Charlie says:

    PPR, pick a Brown… Donald, Andre or Ronnie?
    Non PPR… FJax or Bryce?

  46. The Vaporizers says:

    PPR League. Who you start in flex?

    Danario Alexander, Bryce Brown or Jeremy Maclin.

    Maclin has screwed me over one two many times this season, so its between Alexander and Brown. I’ve been leaning Danario despite him being projected the least on yahoo. Who do you start?

    • Jeff says:

      You’re right about Maclin, leave him out. I think Philly will lean on Brown quite a bit today so I would pick him, although DX is pretty awesome. Brown should get a little love in the passing game as well, which will help.

  47. Cobby says:

    Starting Rice, TRich and Reece,
    making Charles ride pine.

    I just get the feeling Peyton is going to destroy KC and Jamaal won’t get the touches. Despite your rankings, am I thinking too much?


  48. Ant says:

    Rams D/ST or Seattle D/ST? 2 points per sack, std scoring other than that.

  49. Ant says:

    .5 PPR Bryce Brown or Ryan Mathews?

  50. y4rivera says:

    Flex: Julio Jones or Bryce Brown

  51. Tommy says:

    Bench 49ers dst and plug in Panthers today?

  52. Matt says:

    I need two RB and 1 Flex….PPR….TRICH, REECE, Law Firm, Parmele, Colston, Danario Alexander

  53. richard says:

    Julio Jones over Decker in a PPR?

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