Fantasy Football: Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em Week 12 Quarterback Edition

By Dom DeCarlo
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Week 12 of the fantasy football season is another pressure-filled week for many fantasy football managers. Owners who have quarterbacks on byes like Nick Foles and Tony Romo are looking for replacements for this week. Also, many fantasy managers have questions about some of the top quarterbacks in the game and if they will have successful weeks. Here is my list of quarterbacks you need to start and the ones you need to keep far away from your starting lineup.

Start: Tom Brady

In the week before the New England Patriots’ bye, many fantasy football experts were saying that Tom Brady was a bust in the 2013 fantasy football world. Brady was winning games for the Patriots, but was not winning them for his owners. Starting in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brady started to get some of his weapons back and now looks like the Brady of old.

In Week 12, Brady will take on the Denver Broncos and longtime rival Peyton Manning. I see Brady stepping up for the occasion. Look for Brady to throw for over 275 yards and multiple touchdowns.

Start: Eli Manning

The entire football world will have their eyes on Peyton Manning’s matchup on Sunday Night Football this week. However, the Manning brother that I want to talk about is Eli Manning. I can see Eli having a sensational week in his Week 12 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. Eli now has a running game in Andre Brown, and the team around him is looking better and better with each passing week.

The Cowboys are allowing tons of fantasy points to all of the opposing teams they are facing. Also, Manning threw for 450 yards and four touchdowns against them in their Week 1 matchup. I don’t see him doing the same this week, but I like him to throw for multiple touchdowns or for 300 yards. 

Sit: Philip Rivers

I have been one person that has jumped on the Philip Rivers bandwagon this season. Finally after a few years of some pretty terrible play for his fantasy owners, Rivers has returned with a bang. However, I do not particularly like his Week 12 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are going to be determined to bounce back after the tough loss they had against the Broncos. I see Rivers throwing for about 200 yards and a touchdown, but I also see him throwing an interception or two in this game. 

Sit: Robert Griffin III

If you own Robert Griffin III, you should be concerned about these numbers: 169 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. These were Cam Newton’s stats against the San Francisco 49ers. If you own RGIII, I feel that he has a very good chance to have a very similar Week 12.

The Washington Redskins receivers are banged up and the 49ers have one of the stingiest defenses in the league. Look for RGIII to be forced to throw the ball more than the Redskins will want, and this will lead to him throwing for a good amount of yards, but only one touchdown and a couple of turnovers.

Dom DeCarlo is a Fantasy blogger for Follow him @DomDecarlo1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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