Fantasy football owners will have access to a couple of lottery tickets at the D/ST position in Week 12. Three quarterbacks are in line to get their first starts of the season on Sunday, which may result in a big-time performance for the opposition.
The fresh blood at the position includes guys like Chad Henne, Ryan Lindley and Charlie Batch. Potential beneficiaries—otherwise known as scheduled opponents—of those matchups are the Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams and Cleveland Browns, respectively.
Cleveland is the only one of the three that will be at home in Week 12, but it will face the most seasoned of the three new starters. Batch is 37 years old.
All three fantasy D/STs will have their place in the top 15 defenses for Week 12—but only one makes the top five.
6. Carolina Panthers (at Philadelphia Eagles).
7. Atlanta Falcons (at Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
8. Baltimore Ravens (at San Diego Chargers).
9. Minnesota Vikings (at Chicago Bears).
10. San Francisco 49ers (at New Orleans Saints).
11. Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Oakland Raiders).
12. San Diego Chargers (vs. Baltimore Ravens).
13. Pittsburgh Steelers (at Cleveland Browns).
14. Cleveland Browns (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers).
15. Tennessee Titans (at Jacksonville Jaguars).