Fantasy Football 2013: Top Quarterbacks To Add For Week 12

By Adam Pfeifer
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Russell Wilson and Nick Foles have combined for a ridiculous 99.62 fantasy points over each of their last two games. They have a few things in common. Both have been awesome for fantasy owners, but aren’t showing any signs of slowing down, but sadly, there is a sudden realization.

Both are on a bye in Week 12.

Replacing these guys won’t be very easy, but it’s most certainly possible. There are a handful of guys I like to fill in the enormous shoes for this week, and when going to your league’s waiver wire, the following signal callers need to be targeted.

Mike Glennon

He hasn’t been posting monstrous stat lines, but I’m really starting to get behind this rookie out of Tampa. Glennon was awesome on Sunday against an atrocious Falcons defense. Game flow hindered his full potential, but he looked awesome. He completed 20-of-23 passes for 231 yards and two scores. He picked apart Atlanta’s secondary, and despite throwing the ball just 23 times, he posted a strong 21 fantasy points. Prior to his last two contests, Glennon was averaging 37.5 attempts per game, and he’ll have to throw a lot to keep up with Calvin Johnson and the high-powered Lions offense this week. Detroit has been torched by quarterbacks lately, surrendering eight passing touchdowns over their last three games. When Glennon throws the ball at least 40 times, he’s a lock for at least 20 fantasy points, and he’ll have to sling it all over the place against Detroit. He’s a top-15 option for the second straight week for me. Let’s just hope Bobby Rainey doesn’t explode for another three touchdowns.

Carson Palmer

Palmer posted his best fantasy outing in forever on Sunday. He threw for over 400 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions, resulting in a very strong 28 fantasy points. It was just his second 20-point fantasy day of the season, but Palmer may go for number three this week. The struggling Indianapolis defense comes to town, who may be without their two best corners in this game. With an ineffective running game as of late, Palmer should continue to throw the football enough to matter. The Colts have failed to pick off a pass since Week 7 against Denver.

Case Keenum

Have you ever witnessed something that made you question life itself? Yeah, that’s how I felt when I saw Keenum pulled in the third quarter of Sunday’s game for Matt Schaub. No one really knows why the move occurred, as Keenum wasn’t even playing poorly. Schaub came in, threw some ugly passes, angered Andre Johnson and continued to prove that Keenum needs to be the guy under center. Head coach Gary Kubiak has already declared Keenum the starter for Week 12 against Jacksonville. Hallelujah. I’m still all in on Keenum this week. The Jags are allowing over 25 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, and Keenum isn’t afraid to force throws down the field to his big targets. Jacksonville is one of those teams that won’t hurt you, as they have intercepted a league-low four passes this season. I think Keenum comes out and makes a statement, proving that he belongs in this league, as well as in the starting lineup.

Adam Pfeifer is a featured fantasy sports columnist for Rant Sports.

You can follow him on Twitter @aPfeiferRS.

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