Fantasy Football Week 12: Start’em / Sit’em

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Running Back

Doug Martin, @IND (71%, 12) – I’m not a fan of Martin as any loyal reader of this column knows, but you pretty much have to start a player after a 235-yard rushing game the previous week. Martin is also facing a generous Colts run D which has given up the 10th most points to fantasy RBs.

T.J. Yeldon, SD (60%, 12) – The rookie RB has been a steady fantasy producer his last five games with between 9-19 points, despite facing a few tough run defenses. This week Yeldon faces the Chargers who have given up the most touchdowns to opposing RBs this season. This could be a breakout game for Yeldon so make sure he is in your lineup this week.

Matt Forte, @GB (47%, 12) – Is healthy enough that he practiced in full last week before sitting out the game verse the Broncos and should get more than enough touches to surpass 12 fantasy points. The Bears have been playing much better than their record indicates, despite missing their top offensive talents. With both Forte and Jeffery possibly back this week the Bears could put up a surprising point total this week.

Antonio Andrews, OAK (26%, 10) – Has gotten over 15 carries in three of the last four games and has ten plus fantasy points in two of the last three. He’s not a high-upside pick, but is a solid bet for around 12-15 fantasy points against a suspect Raiders run defense.

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Thomas Rawls, @SEA (24%, 12) – Like I mentioned with Doug Martin above, you can’t bench a RB after a 200+ yard rushing performance. Rawls looked like a faster Marshawn Lynch last week and despite facing a solid run D, should see more than enough carries to put up 15-20 fantasy points.

Ameer Abdullah, PHI (16%, 7) – The Lions gave Abdullah the majority of the carries last week and with their season lost it would make sense that they continue to see what they have in the rookie the rest of the season. It’s been awhile since Abdullah flashed elite talent in the preseason, but it’s still there.

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