Thursday, November 21, 2013

NFL: Week 12 Preview

By @rotoguys

Manning and the New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys at home in an NFC East battle. The Cowboys enter this game allowing the most fantasy points to opposing quarterback in the NFL with over 22 points a game. In ten games this season the Cowboys have allowed 20 passing touchdowns.
Manning isn’t the only quarterback that has a good matchup this weekend as Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons at home in an AFC South matchup. The Falcons are allowing 18.7 fantasy points a game and have allowed 21 passing touchdowns verse six interceptions.
Top Quarterbacks Week 12:
Drew Brees – In 16 games against the Falcons in his career Brees has averaged 303.9 yards a game and two touchdown passes. This season the Falcons have allowed the sixth most fantasy points to the quarterback position. This should be an opportunity for Brees to add to his season numbers.
Eli Manning – This is a gamble play as Manning has struggled at times this season but if you look back at what the Cowboys have allowed to opposing quarterbacks it is hard not to pick Eli. The Cowboys have allowed 3,299 yards passing and 20 touchdowns in ten games this season.
Top Running Backs Week 12:
Matt Forte – A dual threat type of running back Forte and the Chicago Bears take on the St. Louis Rams. The Rams are allowing the third most points to the running back position with 21 points a game. The Rams have also allowed 553 yards receiving to the running back position this season.
Frank Gore – Coming off a 48 yard performance against the New Orleans Saint Frank Gore will look to get it going against the Washington Redskins in week 12. The Redskins have allowed the most rushing touchdowns in the NFL with 13 and are giving up 22 fantasy points a game to opposing running backs.
Top Wide Receivers Week 12:
Vincent Jackson – Jackson who is coming off his biggest receiving yard game of the season against the Atlanta Falcons has a great opportunity to repeat the success against the Detroit Lions. The Lions allowed a total of four passing touchdowns and 367 passing yards last week to Ben Roethlisberger in the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Marques Colston – This week the New Orleans Saints take on the Falcons and Colston along with Kenny Stills are both great choices. Last week the Falcons were torched by Vincent Jackson who pulled in 10 catches for 165 yards and a touchdown. This is a plus for Colston as he and Jackson are built the same and have a similar style of play.

Top Tight End Week 12:
Coby Fleener – The Colts host the Arizona Cardinals in week 12 at home in what should be a very good game to watch. Fleener who is coming off his best game of the season gets his shot at a Cardinals team that has allowed ten touchdown passes to the tight end position.
Top Defense/Special Teams Week 12:
Houston Texans – The Texans don’t look good in the record book but their defense has played very well this season. This week they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at home in an AFC South contest.

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