Tony Romo –
If you own Tony Romo and have yet to start him, this may be your week. Romo threw the ball a whopping 50 times in week 11 and the Cowboys face the Redskins and their 29th ranked pass defense in week 12. Romo has certainly let us down before but I think he gets the job done on Turkey day. Get Romo into your line up if you can.
Kendall Hunter –
I don’t think he will get a ton of carries in this one but I do think the match up warrants a start if you are in need of a running
back in week 12. The Saints defense has been atrocious all season allowing a league worst 1,578 yards to opposing running backs. Based on what we saw on Monday night one would think the 49ers want to save Frank Gore’s legs for their playoff run which should get Kendall Hunter a few extra carries in this one. The 49er’s will have all hands on deck and Hunter has the skill set to help keep the New Orleans offense off the field as much as possible.
Kenny Britt –
Bit of a gut call here but the formula seems right for Kenny Britt to have his long awaited 2012 breakout game. The matchup with the Jaguars 28th ranked pass defense bodes well and Kenny Britt should be fully healthy for the first time this season coming off the week 11 bye. Add in last week’s shoot out in which Chad Henne gave the Jaguars offense a much needed spark and we may have the perfect storm brewing. If the Jaguars can build off last week’s momentum and keep this one close Britt just might have a big game.
Mike Wallace –
The matchup is good but the situation is bad. Ben Roethlisberger is out for the next three weeks and now Byron Leftwich is out with broken ribs. Enter Charlie Batch; the 15 year veteran is well past his prime and will likely be managing the game and the Steeler’s season until Roethlisberger can suit up again. That does not bode well for any Pittsburgh wide receiver let alone a receiver who makes his living with the deep ball. Mike Tomlin may find some creative screen passes to get the ball in Wallace’s hands but I would expect a dip in Mike Wallace’s production for the foreseeable future.
Jamaal Charles –
Odds are good if you own Jamaal Charles you are starting him. If you have any other viable options you might consider benching Charles due to this matchup. There is nothing scary about the Kansas City passing game meaning the already stout Denver defense can really focus in on stopping Jamaal Charles. Denver currently ranks 5th against the run and has only given up 5 touchdowns on the ground this year. Look elsewhere if you can afford to do so.
Antonio Gates –
The matchup looks good on paper but my gut tells me to bench Antonio Gates in week 12. The Baltimore Ravens are renowned for their strong line backing corps and Phillip Rivers’ eyes have been securely fixed on Denario Alexander. I understand if you have to start Antonio Gates but temper expectations.
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