Week 12 Likes
Despite being sacked the most times in the league, Russell Wilsonwill play in a stadium where he rarely loses. I'm also a big fan of Matt Hasselbeckand Blake Bortleswho will each face bad pass defenses.
The best photos of QB Ben Roethlisberger from the 2015 season.
Adrian Petersonthis week will face the Falcons, who give up an average of 21.5 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Chris Johnsonwill go up against the 49ers, who rank 30th in most fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. And let's ride the hot hand and go with Doug Martinthis week.
DeAndre Hopkins is about to face a Saints' pass defense that has allowed at least one receiving score to opposing wide receivers in all but one game this season. Odell Beckham, Jr.this week will square off against the Redskins, who allow an average of 28.1 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers. Dez Bryantwill also have his best game of the season today.
I'm a big fan of Gary Barnidgethis weekend. He's the Browns' most consistent pass catcher, and he already got the best of the Ravens earlier this season. Until the Steelers get better at covering tight ends, Jimmy Grahamis a must start*this Sunday.Jordan Reed *will face the worst fantasy pass defense when it comes to covering tight ends (N.Y. Giants).
Any team that faces the 49ers is a must start. This week it's the Arizona Cardinals. I'm sticking with another NFC West team this weekend, the Seattle Seahawks. The Steelers do not play well on the West Coast. I also like the N.Y. Jets'defense as they face the Dolphins, who turn the ball over too much.
Week 12 Dislikes
As great as Ben Roethlisbergerhas been, he hasn't faced a secondary as good as Seattle's all season. Same goes for Tom Brady, as he takes on the best fantasy defense (Denver). I also think the Panthers get upset by the Cowboys, because Cam Newtonwill make key mistakes.
The best photos of Running Back DeAngelo Williams from the 2015 season thus far.
Thomas Rawls seems to be the feature back for Seattle with Marshawn Lynch out a few games, but he will face the Steelers, who have the second-best rush defense in fantasy football. Todd Gurleyhas scored in five straight games, but he faces a Bengals' team that has only allowed two rushing touchdowns all season. DeAngelo Williamshas had a solid season. But he's going up against the top fantasy rushing defense (Seattle).
Cincinnati will get a win to break its two-game losing streak, but it won't be because of A.J. Green. The Rams have the second-best fantasy pass defense when it comes to covering wide receivers. For how great Antonio Brownhas been over the last three seasons, he hasn't faced a secondary like Seattle's in a long time, if ever. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I am not too high on Julio Jonesthis week as he faces a top-10 fantasy defense when it comes to covering wide receivers.
Greg Olsenis the Panthers' No. 1 target, and that means Dallas will key in on him, which will force his QB to make some errant throws. I don't think I've ever not liked Rob Gronkowskiprior to this sentence, but Denver does not give up a lot of yards or scores to tight ends. Though I do think the Chiefs will beat the Bills, it won't be because of Travis Kelce. Buffalo's defense is stout covering tight ends.
There's no doubt the Pittsburgh Steelersyoung defense has been a pleasant surprise this season, but it's going to be very hard to stop everything the Seahawks do on offense. I'm sticking with my prediction that the Carolina Panthers won't be undefeated after today. Their defense won't stop the Cowboys. The Buffalo Bills'defense has been solid all year, but they won't be this Sunday as they face the Chiefs in Arrowhead.