2010 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Week 12

Nov 24, 2010

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Here’s some sit and start advice as you set your lineups for Week 12 of the NFL season.
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Quarterbacks
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Start:
Shaun Hill, Detroit Lions
Hill makes an excellent play against the Patriots this week. He has great weapons in Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, and Brandon Pettigrew. Jahvid Best is hurting so the Lions won’t have much of a ground game to rely on. The Patriots are allowing 300 yards per game through the air. Plus, Shaun Hill has delivered in just about every game he’s played in. Add it all up and Hill should be in fantasy lineups more often than not this week.
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Sit:
Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals have become so bad they blew a 31-14 halftime lead to the Bills, allowing Buffalo to outscore them 35-0 in the second half. They take on the Jets this week, who completely shut down Chad Ochocinco last year. With Cromartie on board, the Jets have two cornerbacks who can hold their own against T.O. and Ocho.
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Running Backs
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Start:
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, New England Patriots

The Law Firm is averaging 111.5 total yards and 0.5 touchdowns over the past two games against Pittsburgh and Indianapolis. This week he faces a Detroit team that is allowing 130.6 rushing yards per game. They have also allowed 11 rushing touchdowns.
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Ronnie Brown, Miami Dolphins
I have long been a huge Ronnie Brown fan. I typically rank him a little higher than most because I loved his ability. This year I have been pretty down on him. This week, though, I’m back on his bandwagon. He should succeed against a Raiders defense that’s allowing 128.5 rushing yards per game.
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Sit:
Brandon Jackson, Green Bay Packers

Jackson has averaged 77.5 total yards with three touchdowns in his past four games. This week he takes on Atlanta, who has allowed 95.4 rushing yards per game and just three rushing touchdowns.
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Wide Receivers
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Start:
Deion Branch, New England Patriots

Branch had nearly identical games in Weeks 10 & 11, catching seven passes in both games for 70 & 71 yards respectively. The Patriots will target him plenty once again as they look to slow the Lions’ passing attack.
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Steve Breaston, Arizona Cardinals
Breaston is averaging 91.3 yards in his past four games, and the Cardinals’ lack of ground game should mean a lot of pass attempts again this week. The Niners are allowing 235.5 passing yards per game along with 15 touchdown passes.
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Sit:
Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati Bengals

I know, easier said than done, but the Jets have had his number, holding him to a combined two catches for 28 yards in back-to-back games last year. He’s only topped six fantasy points in four of his ten games this year.
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Tight Ends
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Start:
Tony Moeaki, Kansas City Chiefs

You’ll have to monitor his status, but assuming he’s recovered from his concussion, he makes and excellent play against a soft Seattle pass defense.

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Sit:
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronkowski came back to Earth after his three touchdown game to catch one pass for 25 yards. He just doesn’t get enough looks to trust as your TE1.
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Defenses
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Start:
Cleveland Browns

The Browns defense was one that I was high on for this week’s game against Carolina before they racked up the fantasy points against Jacksonville. The Panthers just don’t have enough weapons to compete, especially on the road. Look for multiple sacks and turnovers without many points scored.

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Sit:
Chicago Bears

After making the Dolphins look like minnows on Thursday, the Bears have to take on the red hot Philadelphia Eagles. They may get a few sacks on Michael Vick, but the Birds only have 11 turnovers on the year.
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