Top 5 Letdowns In Fantasy Football Week 12

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Week 12 Top 5 Letdown Fantasy Football Players

Letdown
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Fantasy football can be quite unpredictable from week to week. Players who have an unbelievable positional match up and appear to be locks to bring in big time points for your team, only disappoint and let you down. Heading into NFL’s Week 12, this is yet again the case, and there are five fantasy football players who are sure to be a letdown.

Whether it be unforeseen injuries, players held catch less or not given the ball as much as expected, you’re left scratching your head and wondering what could have been.

Now that latter half of the fantasy season is upon us and the playoffs are right around the corner, seeding becomes a huge factor. First round matchups in the playoffs are incredibly important as I, and many other fantasy players, have succumb to a first round playoff loss after falling to the only team that scored more points than your team accumulated. Suffering a tough loss like that in the first round is outright demoralizing, and those letdown players are the reasons why you’re not in that championship game.

Starting the right players every week from here on out is crucial, and the time and effort you put in to researching and analyzing matchups is at an all time high. If you make one bad start, it could be the difference between your team entering the playoffs facing the top team in your league, or facing a team in which you have a much better shot at advancing to the championship.

Without any further adieu, lets dive into which players could be a huge letdown for your fantasy team in Week 12. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you shouldn’t start some of these players, but temper expectations, as they could easily let you down.

Tristen Challe is a Fantasy Writer for Rantsports. Follow him on Twitter @TristenChalle or on Google

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5. Case Keenum

Keenum
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The matchup this week for Case Keenum appears to be quite favorable as the Jacksonville Jaguars come to town, but remember, Keenum was benched last week by Gary Kubiak. The Jaguars have allowed at least one passing touchdown in all but one week this season, but I’m not sold on Keenum having an All-Star performance.

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4. Jordy Nelson

Nelson
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Once again, without Aaron Rodgers under center against the Minnesota Vikings, Jordy Nelson’s value is not at all what it was earlier in the season. Yes, the Vikings' pass defense has allowed at least one receiving touchdown in every game since the opener, but expect the Packers to run the ball with Eddie Lacy often, and Scott Tolzien, when he gets the opportunity, to throw to whichever receiver he first looks at.

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3. Reggie Bush

Bush
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It’s been a roller coaster for Reggie Bush owners this season, as he’s been all over the field at times, and other times, he’s disappeared. Last week, Bush was absent in the second half, and he faces a tough run defense in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. The Buccaneers have only allowed two rushing touchdowns all season, and Bush has lost two fumbles in his past three games.

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2. Andrew Luck

Luck
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I’m a huge fan of the future potential of Andrew Luck, as his knowledge of the game is tiers above others, but remember, he is facing the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have one of the better pass defenses in the league, and Luck is without standout wide receiver Reggie Wayne. Luck has only thrown for over 300 yards in two games this season, and with Patrick Peterson locked up against T.Y. Hilton, Lucks' passing options are far from bountiful.

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1. Knowshon Moreno

Moreno
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Knowshon Moreno has had a solid year thus far, but his numbers have fallen off drastically as of late. He faces off against a New England Patriots defense which has only allowed three rushing touchdowns this season, and now that Montee Ball is getting things rolling, especially at the goal-line, Moreno doesn’t have the same value he has in past weeks.

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Week 12 Top 5 Letdown Fantasy Football Players

Letdown
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy football can be quite unpredictable from week to week. Players who have an unbelievable positional match up and appear to be locks to bring in big time points for your team, only disappoint and let you down. Heading into NFL’s Week 12, this is yet again the case, and there are five fantasy football players who are sure to be a letdown.

Whether it be unforeseen injuries, players held catch less or not given the ball as much as expected, you’re left scratching your head and wondering what could have been.

Now that latter half of the fantasy season is upon us and the playoffs are right around the corner, seeding becomes a huge factor. First round matchups in the playoffs are incredibly important as I, and many other fantasy players, have succumb to a first round playoff loss after falling to the only team that scored more points than your team accumulated. Suffering a tough loss like that in the first round is outright demoralizing, and those letdown players are the reasons why you’re not in that championship game.

Starting the right players every week from here on out is crucial, and the time and effort you put in to researching and analyzing matchups is at an all time high. If you make one bad start, it could be the difference between your team entering the playoffs facing the top team in your league, or facing a team in which you have a much better shot at advancing to the championship.

Without any further adieu, lets dive into which players could be a huge letdown for your fantasy team in Week 12. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you shouldn’t start some of these players, but temper expectations, as they could easily let you down.

Tristen Challe is a Fantasy Writer for Rantsports. Follow him on Twitter @TristenChalle or on Google

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5. Case Keenum

Keenum
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The matchup this week for Case Keenum appears to be quite favorable as the Jacksonville Jaguars come to town, but remember, Keenum was benched last week by Gary Kubiak. The Jaguars have allowed at least one passing touchdown in all but one week this season, but I’m not sold on Keenum having an All-Star performance.

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4. Jordy Nelson

Nelson
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Once again, without Aaron Rodgers under center against the Minnesota Vikings, Jordy Nelson’s value is not at all what it was earlier in the season. Yes, the Vikings' pass defense has allowed at least one receiving touchdown in every game since the opener, but expect the Packers to run the ball with Eddie Lacy often, and Scott Tolzien, when he gets the opportunity, to throw to whichever receiver he first looks at.

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3. Reggie Bush

Bush
Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a roller coaster for Reggie Bush owners this season, as he’s been all over the field at times, and other times, he’s disappeared. Last week, Bush was absent in the second half, and he faces a tough run defense in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12. The Buccaneers have only allowed two rushing touchdowns all season, and Bush has lost two fumbles in his past three games.

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2. Andrew Luck

Luck
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

I’m a huge fan of the future potential of Andrew Luck, as his knowledge of the game is tiers above others, but remember, he is facing the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have one of the better pass defenses in the league, and Luck is without standout wide receiver Reggie Wayne. Luck has only thrown for over 300 yards in two games this season, and with Patrick Peterson locked up against T.Y. Hilton, Lucks' passing options are far from bountiful.

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1. Knowshon Moreno

Moreno
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Knowshon Moreno has had a solid year thus far, but his numbers have fallen off drastically as of late. He faces off against a New England Patriots defense which has only allowed three rushing touchdowns this season, and now that Montee Ball is getting things rolling, especially at the goal-line, Moreno doesn’t have the same value he has in past weeks.


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