Fantasy Football Week 12: Matt Camp's Fantasy Big Board

Matt Camp@TheMattCampFantasy Football Lead WriterNovember 22, 2017

Fantasy Football Week 12: Matt Camp's Fantasy Big Board

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    The bye weeks are finally over, so you'll have all 32 teams at your disposal for the first time since Week 4. However, with three games on Thanksgiving, more lineup decisions than usual will have to be made early in the week.

    The injuries coming out of Week 11 aren't too bad considering how late in the season it is, but some unknown ailments will likely pop up when most teams practice on Wednesday. If you don't have clarity on those injuries when the Thursday games come around, you might have to roll with a player in one of those games to avoid risking a zero on an injured player.

    For instance, Devonta Freeman (concussion) was not cleared to play on Monday night, and it can't be assumed he'll be cleared before Friday. If you have a decision between him and someone like Alfred Morris playing on Thursday afternoon, you may have to settle for playing the less-talented Morris.

    With all teams back to action this week, you can favor the best squads in the best situations if you need a tiebreaker for lineup decisions. Kareem Hunt and the Kansas City Chiefs have been disappointing lately, but he has a great chance to get back on track against a poor Buffalo Bills run defense. 

    Here's the first look at points-per-reception (PPR) rankings for Week 12. These will change throughout the week and up to Sunday's action as we get more information about injuries and limitations, so make sure to bookmark this page for my full rankings in both PPR and non-PPR formats.

Top 100

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    Expect the Patriots to stay hot in Week 12.
    Expect the Patriots to stay hot in Week 12.Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press

    I present my top 100 players (minus quarterbacks) for the week as a way to help determine your flex spots. You may favor a certain position or player over another based on his role and/or your scoring rules. 

    As an additional tiebreaker, here are the teams I like as a whole this week based on their matchups:

    • New England Patriots (vs. Miami Dolphins)
    • Washington Redskins (vs. New York Giants)
    • Pittsburgh Steelers (at Green Bay Packers)
    • Atlanta Falcons (vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

                         

    Week 12 Top 100 PPR Rankings

    #Player (team)
    1Le'Veon Bell (PIT)
    2Antonio Brown (PIT)
    3Todd Gurley (LAR)
    4Mark Ingram (NO)
    5Alvin Kamara (NO)
    6Julio Jones (ATL)
    7Kareem Hunt (KC)
    8LeSean McCoy (BUF)
    9Melvin Gordon (LAC)
    10A.J. Green (CIN)
    11Christian McCaffrey (CAR)
    12Leonard Fournette (JAC)
    13Doug Baldwin (SEA)
    14Adam Thielen (MIN)
    15Michael Thomas (NO)
    16Carlos Hyde (SF)
    17Rob Gronkowski (NE)
    18Travis Kelce (KC)
    19Brandin Cooks (NE)
    20Zach Ertz (PHI)
    21Mike Evans (TB)
    22DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)
    23Keenan Allen (LAC)
    24Evan Engram (NYG)
    25Jordan Howard (CHI)
    26Tyreek Hill (KC)
    27Golden Tate (DET)
    28Alshon Jeffery (PHI)
    29DeMarco Murray (TEN)
    30Jarvis Landry (MIA)
    31Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)
    32Jerick McKinnon (MIN)
    33T.Y. Hilton (IND)
    34Lamar Miller (HOU)
    35Devin Funchess (CAR)
    36Stefon Diggs (MIN)
    37Jimmy Graham (SEA)
    38Tevin Coleman (ATL)
    39Demaryius Thomas (DEN)
    40Dez Bryant (DAL)
    41JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)
    42Vernon Davis (WAS)
    43Jared Cook (OAK)
    44Robby Anderson (NYJ)
    45Davante Adams (GB)
    46Jamison Crowder (WAS)
    47Rishard Matthews (TEN)
    48Delanie Walker (TEN)
    49Sterling Shepard (NYG)
    50Dion Lewis (NE)
    51Michael Crabtree (OAK)
    52Samaje Perine (WAS)
    53Jay Ajayi (PHI)
    54Jeremy Maclin (BAL)
    55Devonta Freeman (ATL)
    56Mohamed Sanu (ATL)
    57Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)
    58Orleans Darkwa (NYG)
    59Marvin Jones (DET)
    60Cooper Kupp (LAR)
    61Latavius Murray (MIN)
    62Amari Cooper (OAK)
    63Corey Coleman (CLE)
    64DeSean Jackson (TB)
    65Jack Doyle (IND)
    66Duke Johnson (CLE)
    67Joe Mixon (CIN)
    68DeVante Parker (MIA)
    69Damien Williams (MIA)
    70Bilal Powell (NYJ)
    71Marqise Lee (JAC)
    72Josh Doctson (WAS)
    73Alex Collins (BAL)
    74Rex Burkhead (NE)
    75Alfred Morris (DAL)
    76Ameer Abdullah (DET)
    77Danny Woodhead (BAL)
    78Adrian Peterson (ARI)
    79Kenny Stills (MIA)
    80Tyler Kroft (CIN)
    81Nelson Agholor (PHI)
    82Ted Ginn Jr. (NO)
    83Doug Martin (TB)
    84Corey Davis (TEN)
    85Danny Amendola (NE)
    86Sammy Watkins (LAR)
    87Greg Olsen (CAR)
    88Kyle Rudolph (MIN)
    89Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ)
    90Paul Richardson (SEA)
    91Mike Wallace (BAL)
    92Bruce Ellington (HOU)
    93Isaiah Crowell (CLE)
    94Kenyan Drake (MIA)
    95Jason Witten (DAL)
    96Jermaine Kearse (NYJ)
    97Jamaal Williams (GB)
    98Devontae Booker (DEN)
    99Marshawn Lynch (OAK)
    100Theo Riddick (DET)

Quarterbacks

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    Cam Newton has a chance to build on his great performance from Week 10.
    Cam Newton has a chance to build on his great performance from Week 10.Mike McCarn/Associated Press

    Better Than Usual 

    Cam Newton, CAR (at NYJ)

    It hasn't always been pretty, but Cam Newton is still the No. 6 fantasy QB for the season and comes off the bye with a good chance to build on one of his year's best performances in Week 10. In that 45-21 win over the Miami Dolphins, Newton completed 21 of 35 passes for 254 yards with four TDs and had a season-high 95 rushing yards on five attempts. It was only the third time he threw for at least 250 yards and just the fourth time he threw for multiple TDs.

    The Panthers head to MetLife Stadium on Sunday at 7-3, just one game back of the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. The New York Jets are also coming off the bye following an ugly loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that dropped them to 4-6, so their season is starting to slip away. Over the last four weeks (three games), they allowed the 10th-most fantasy points per game to QBs, with 726 yards and five TDs. It's not a matchup to worry about for Newton, so he has a great chance to put up another strong performance.

                     

    Concern 

    Josh McCown, NYJ (vs. CAR)

    McCown was a top-10 fantasy QB heading into a favorable matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10. He needed a garbage-time TD to salvage what was mostly disappointing performance with 262 yards, one TD and one INT on 23-of-39 passing in a loss. McCown is still a top-15 fantasy QB for the season, but he might have a tough time against the Carolina Panthers in Week 12. Over the last four weeks, Carolina held QBs to the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game. Even though McCown has been a good streamer this season, this might be a week to look for another option.

                            

    Avoid 

    Derek Carr, OAK (vs. DEN)

    In a Week 11 loss to the New England Patriots, Carr needed 49 attempts to reach 237 yards, one TD and one INT. It snapped his streak of three straight games with at least 300 yards and was yet another example of the clear struggles Carr has dealt with all season. He has multiple TDs in just three games, only one of which came in the last eight weeks. Don't expect Carr to get back on track when the Denver Broncos visit on Sunday. When these teams met in Week 4, Carr completed just 10 of 18 passes for 143 yards and one TD. Look elsewhere for your QB.

                   

    Sleeper 

    Joe Flacco, BAL (vs. HOU)

    Yes, Flacco has been a non-factor for fantasy this season. Sometimes, though, you can't ignore a good matchup, no matter how ridiculous it may sound. Last week, Blaine Gabbert completed 22 of 34 passes for 257 yards, three TDs and two INTs on the road against the Houston Texans to finish as a top-10 fantasy QB with 19.6 points. Flacco gets the Texans in Baltimore on Monday night, so he could be the latest QB to take advantage of what's become a great matchup. Over the last four weeks, the Texans allowed the most fantasy points per game to QBs by giving up 1,372 yards and 12 TDs. If Gabbert can do it, Flacco can too.

                       

    Week 12 Quarterback Rankings

Running Backs

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    This image should be replicated many times when the Chiefs face the Bills.
    This image should be replicated many times when the Chiefs face the Bills.Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

    Better Than Usual 

    Kareem Hunt, KC (vs. BUF)

    Kareem Hunt's lack of production over the last month was covered in this week's B.S. Meter, including the painstaking details of how the Kansas City Chiefs failed to feature him for much of their awful overtime loss to the New York Giants in Week 11. After such a great start, Hunt seemed like a no-brainer for fantasy starting lineups, but his situation deserves a look following the Chiefs losing four of their last five games. 

    A great way to get back to their winning ways would be to feature Hunt against the visiting Buffalo Bills on Sunday. No team has allowed more fantasy points per game to RBs over the last four weeks, and only the San Francisco 49ers have allowed more fantasy points to RBs for the season. The Bills didn't have any answers for Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler, Mark Ingram, Alvin Kamara and Matt Forte over the last three weeks, so if Hunt is the focal point of the Chiefs offense, he should be one of the top fantasy backs in Week 12. Do the right thing, Chiefs.

                      

    Concern

    Jamaal Williams, GB (at PIT)

    It wasn't a surprise to see the Baltimore Ravens limit Williams to just 57 yards on 18 carries last week, but it was somewhat surprising to see him salvage a decent fantasy performance with four receptions for 38 yards on six targets. But with or without Ty Montgomery back in the lineup for Week 12, Williams will be a tough player to be excited about when he faces the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Over the last month, the Steelers have allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to RBs. Williams would likely need another busy day as a receiver to have fantasy value this week.

                    

    Avoid

    Doug Martin, TB (at ATL)

    If you decided to give Doug Martin another chance in a plus matchup with the Miami Dolphins in Week 11, he let you down. While Martin was busy in a game the Tampa Bay Buccaneers controlled throughout, he turned 19 carries into just 38 yards and had only two receptions for six yards on three targets. If Martin can't come through with volume in a good matchup, it's hard to believe he'll be any better against an Atlanta Falcons team in Week 12 that has held opposing RBs to the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game in the last four weeks. You can't trust Martin.

                     

    Sleeper

    Devontae Booker, DEN (at OAK)

    Steering clear of the Denver Broncos isn't a bad idea, but if you're stuck at RB this week, Devontae Booker is worth a look in what might be a changing of the guard. The Broncos made big changes to their offense this week. They fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and will name Paxton Lynch their new starting QB, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com. Bill Musgrave, who has been a RB-friendly playcaller in the past, takes over for McCoy, which is good news for Booker. 

    Before the changes, a shift had already begun at RB. Booker's snaps have only risen since Week 9, with a season-high 59.3 percent coming in Week 11. Meanwhile, C.J. Anderson's snaps hadn't dropped below 46.9 percent until Week 9, but in the last three games, he hasn't played more than 38.1 percent of the snaps, including just 35.8 percent in Week 11. Booker had 14 carries for 44 yards to Anderson's 13 carries for 37 yards and a TD, which was the first time Booker led the team in carries all season. Booker caught five of his six targets for 54 yards, giving up 23 targets in the last six games compared to just eight for Anderson in the same span.

    Booker was clearly out in front of Anderson in Week 11, but even if they split carries against the Oakland Raiders in Wee 12, Booker's advantages in snaps and targets make him the back to use in Denver. He gets a boost from a Raiders defense giving up the sixth-most fantasy points to RBs in the last four weeks.

                           

    Week 12 Running Back PPR Rankings

    #Player (team)
    1Le'Veon Bell (PIT)
    2Todd Gurley (LAR)
    3Mark Ingram (NO)
    4Alvin Kamara (NO)
    5Kareem Hunt (KC)
    6LeSean McCoy (BUF)
    7Melvin Gordon (LAC)
    8Christian McCaffrey (CAR)
    9Leonard Fournette (JAC)
    10Carlos Hyde (SF)
    11Jordan Howard (CHI)
    12DeMarco Murray (TEN)
    13Jerick McKinnon (MIN)
    14Lamar Miller (HOU)
    15Tevin Coleman (ATL)
    16Dion Lewis (NE)
    17Samaje Perine (WAS)
    18Jay Ajayi (PHI)
    19Devonta Freeman (ATL)
    20Orleans Darkwa (NYG)
    21Latavius Murray (MIN)
    22Duke Johnson (CLE)
    23Joe Mixon (CIN)
    24Damien Williams (MIA)
    25Bilal Powell (NYJ)
    26Alex Collins (BAL)
    27Rex Burkhead (NE)
    28Alfred Morris (DAL)
    29Ameer Abdullah (DET)
    30Danny Woodhead (BAL)
    31Adrian Peterson (ARI)
    32Doug Martin (TB)
    33Isaiah Crowell (CLE)
    34Kenyan Drake (MIA)
    35Jamaal Williams (GB)
    36Devontae Booker (DEN)
    37Marshawn Lynch (OAK)
    38Theo Riddick (DET)
    39James White (NE)
    40Frank Gore (IND)
    41J.D. McKissic (SEA)
    42C.J. Anderson (DEN)
    43Austin Ekeler (LAC)
    44Tarik Cohen (CHI)
    45Derrick Henry (TEN)
    46Ty Montgomery (GB)
    47Elijah McGuire (NYJ)
    48Jonathan Stewart (CAR)
    49T.J. Yeldon (JAC)
    50Corey Clement (PHI)
    51Marlon Mack (IND)
    52Rod Smith (DAL)
    53Giovani Bernard (CIN)
    54LeGarrette Blount (PHI)
    55Jalen Richard (OAK)
    56Eddie Lacy (SEA)
    57Byron Marshall (WAS)
    58Charcandrick West (KC)
    59Jamaal Charles (DEN)
    60Matt Forte (NYJ)
    61Charles Sims (TB)
    62Matt Breida (SF)
    63Shane Vereen (NYG)
    64Travaris Cadet (BUF)
    65Thomas Rawls (SEA)
    66DeAndre Washington (OAK)
    67Wayne Gallman (NYG)
    68Benny Cunningham (CHI)
    69Mike Tolbert (BUF)
    70Javorius Allen (BAL)
    71Terron Ward (ATL)
    72Andre Ellington (HOU)
    73James Conner (PIT)
    74Chris Ivory (JAC)
    75Mike Davis (SEA)
    76D.J. Foster (ARI)
    77Alfred Blue (HOU)
    78Zach Zenner (DET)
    79Dwayne Washington (DET)
    80Lance Dunbar (LAR)
    81Cameron Artis-Payne (CAR)
    82Kerwynn Williams (ARI)
    83Devante Mays (GB)
    84Peyton Barber (TB)
    85Kenjon Barner (PHI)

Wide Receivers

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    Jamison Crowder is coming on at the right time.
    Jamison Crowder is coming on at the right time.Patrick Smith/Getty Images

    Better Than Usual 

    Jamison Crowder, WAS (vs. NYG)

    It was hard to trust any Washington Redskins WR for most of the season, so it's been nice to see Crowder earn trust of fantasy owners. Other than missing Week 9 with a hamstring injury, Crowder has been a strong fantasy option in his last three games with 20 receptions for 271 yards on 32 targets. Kirk Cousins has played well all season, but he really hasn't had a go-to WR, which Crowder might be turning into with a couple favorable matchups coming up in the next two weeks starting with the New York Giants on Thanksgiving night. 

    The Giants allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to WRs in the last four weeks (three games) by giving up 24 receptions for 432 yards and four TDs. With Chris Thompson (broken fibula) out for the season, it leaves his 15.8 target percentage up for grabs, which could be a boost to Crowder's value. Continue to ride Crowder's hot streak with his production on the rise.

    Concerns 

    Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper, OAK (vs. DEN)

    Both Cooper and Crabtree failed to put up strong numbers in a decent matchup with the New England Patriots in Week 11. Crabtree caught six of 11 targets for 51 yards while Cooper had three receptions for 28 yards and a garbage-time TD on seven targets. The two combined for just 16 receptions, 177 yards and a TD on 31 targets in the last two games. They get the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon in a rematch of Week 4, a 16-10 win for the Broncos in Denver.

    Despite losing their last six games, including blowout losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, the Broncos are still holding WRs to the seventh-fewest fantasy points per game in the last four weeks. In Week 4, Crabtree sat out with a chest injury while Cooper had just two receptions for nine yards on eight targets. Even at home, this is far from an ideal matchup for Oakland's top WRs, which makes them nothing more than WR3s.

    Avoid 

    Dontrelle Inman, CHI (at PHI)

    In his first two games with the Chicago Bears, Inman has been the team's busiest receiver with nine receptions for 131 yards on 13 targets in losses to the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. The only reason Inman is worth having on a fantasy roster is the hope that he gets enough targets on a bad team to cobble together decent fantasy production. That might not come in Week 12 in Philadelphia. 

    Only the New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars have been tougher against fantasy WRs than the Eagles in the last month. Philadelphia's defense is tied for fourth with 29 sacks, which spells trouble for rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky and the chances of getting Inman the ball. This isn't the week to take a shot on Inman.

    Sleeper

    Cooper Kupp, LAR (vs. NO)

    The Los Angeles Rams won't have Robert Woods (shoulder) for a couple of weeks, which was called a "significant loss" by head coach Sean McVay, according to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com. That means the Rams have to make up for the loss of a player who represents 22.2 percent of their targets on the season. That could mean a boost for Kupp, who is second on the team with 19.3 percent of the targets. 

    Even though the Saints have been one of the better defenses following a shaky start, they did give up seven receptions for 72 yards on eight targets to Washington's primary slot WR, Jamison Crowder last week, so Kupp's chances of being a solid fantasy option look good, especially if he gets a bump in targets with the absence of Woods. He has 12 receptions for 111 yards on 14 targets in the last two weeks. He's worth a look as a WR3 in Week 12.

    Week 12 Wide Receiver PPR Rankings

    #Player (team)
    1Antonio Brown (PIT)
    2Julio Jones (ATL)
    3A.J. Green (CIN)
    4Doug Baldwin (SEA)
    5Brandin Cooks (NE)
    6Adam Thielen (MIN)
    7Michael Thomas (NO)
    8Mike Evans (TB)
    9DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)
    10Keenan Allen (LAC)
    11Alshon Jeffery (PHI)
    12Tyreek Hill (KC)
    13T.Y. Hilton (IND)
    14Golden Tate (DET)
    15Devin Funchess (CAR)
    16Stefon Diggs (MIN)
    17Jarvis Landry (MIA)
    18Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)
    19Dez Bryant (DAL)
    20JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)
    21Robby Anderson (NYJ)
    22Demaryius Thomas (DEN)
    23Jamison Crowder (WAS)
    24Sterling Shepard (NYG)
    25Davante Adams (GB)
    26Rishard Matthews (TEN)
    27Mohamed Sanu (ATL)
    28Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)
    29Michael Crabtree (OAK)
    30Jeremy Maclin (BAL)
    31Marvin Jones (DET)
    32Cooper Kupp (LAR)
    33Josh Doctson (WAS)
    34Amari Cooper (OAK)
    35Devante Parker (MIA)
    36Sammy Watkins (LAR)
    37DeSean Jackson (TB)
    38Ted Ginn (NO)
    39Mike Wallace (BAL)
    40Nelson Agholor (PHI)
    41Corey Davis (TEN)
    42Paul Richardson (SEA)
    43Marqise Lee (JAC)
    44Kenny Stills (MIA)
    45Corey Coleman (CLE)
    46Jermaine Kearse (NYJ)
    47Danny Amendola (NE)
    48Tyler Lockett (SEA)
    49Bruce Ellington (HOU)
    50Marquise Goodwin (SF)
    51Terrance Williams (DAL)
    52Jordy Nelson (GB)
    53Dontrelle Inman (CHI)
    54Martavis Bryant (PIT)
    55Brandon LaFell (CIN)
    56Russell Shepard (CAR)
    57Kelvin Benjamin (BUF)
    58Mike Williams (LAC)
    59Tavarres King (NYG)
    60Kenny Golladay (DET)
    61Randall Cobb (GB)
    62Deonte Thompson (BUF)
    63Eric Decker (TEN)
    64Tyrell Williams (LAC)
    65Zay Jones (BUF)
    66Donte Moncrief (IND)
    67Dede Westbrook (JAC)
    68Adam Humphries (TB)
    69Ryan Grant (WAS)
    70Jordan Matthews (BUF)
    71Roger Lewis (NYG)
    72Kenny Britt (CLE)
    73TJ Jones (DET)
    74Taylor Gabriel (ATL)
    75Will Fuller (HOU)
    76John Ross (CIN)
    77John Brown (ARI)
    78Cole Beasley (DAL)
    79Willie Snead (NO)
    80Torrey Smith (PHI)
    81Travis Benjamin (LAC)
    82Jaron Brown (ARI)
    83Aldrick Robinson (SF)
    84Keelan Cole (JAC)
    85Chester Rogers (IND)
    86Kendall Wright (CHI)
    87Brice Butler (DAL)
    88Brandon Coleman (NO)
    89Chad Hansen (NYJ)
    90Laquon Treadwell (MIN)
    91Trent Taylor (SF)
    92J.J. Nelson (ARI)
    93Demarcus Robinson (KC)
    94Tavon Austin (LAR)
    95Seth Roberts (OAK)
    96Michael Floyd (MIN)
    97Tre McBride (CHI)
    98Andre Holmes (BUF)
    99Chris Hogan (NE)

Tight Ends

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    The Raiders have every reason to feature Jared Cook against the Broncos.
    The Raiders have every reason to feature Jared Cook against the Broncos.Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

    Better Than Usual 

    Jared Cook, OAK (vs. DEN)

    Cook, like most of the Oakland Raiders, had a disappointing performance in Mexico during the team's 33-8 loss to the New England Patriots. He hauled in just two of his five targets for 36 yards. After a quiet start to the season, Cook began to pick it up with six receptions for 107 yards in Week 7 followed by eight receptions for 126 yards just two weeks later against the Dolphins in Miami.

    For the season, Cook is the No. 9 TE in PPR formats, so he's been solid and clearly good enough to consider on a weekly basis, although you might need a nudge to put him in your starting lineup. This week's matchup with the Denver Broncos should be more of a shove than a nudge to play Cook with confidence. In the last four weeks, no team has allowed more fantasy points per game to TEs than the Broncos. Even though Cook had just three receptions for 46 yards against the Broncos in Week 4, his eight targets in that game made for his second-highest total of the season. This matchup is more favorable this time around, which makes Cook one of the better TE options this weekend.

                       

    Concern 

    Cameron Brate, TB (at ATL)

    Brate's hot streak disappeared when Ryan Fitzpatrick took over for Jameis Winston during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 9. Brate had at least 12 fantasy points in six straight games before posting just one reception for nine yards on four targets against the Saints. He followed that up with one reception for 10 yards on three targets in his Week 10 matchup with the New York Jets. The latest disappointment came in Week 12 with just a single catch on three targets for 12 yards in a win over the Miami Dolphins.

    Opportunities haven't been prevalent for Brate with Fitzpatrick starting, although that could also be down to the offense's overall struggles coming to the forefront over the last month. Brate has to battle Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and fellow TE O.J. Howard for touches, which he hasn't been able to overcome. He has an average matchup with the Atlanta Falcons this weekend, but Brate shouldn't be considered anything more than a desperation play.

                            

    Avoid 

    C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU (at BAL)

    Fiedorowicz has been quiet in his first two games since returning from a concussion in Week 10. With just four receptions for 28 yards on seven targets so far, he hasn't regained the trust of fantasy owners who were actually able to use him somewhat regularly in 2016. Obviously, trusting Fiedorowicz is tough to do with Tom Savage as his QB. If you're looking for a breakout game, it won't be coming this week. Fiedorowicz faces a Baltimore Ravens defense limiting TEs to the third-fewest fantasy points in the last four weeks. Find another TE in better conditions.

                        

    Sleeper 

    Tyler Kroft, CIN (vs. CLE)

    Kroft had a great matchup with the Denver Broncos in Week 11, and while he did score, it was part of just two receptions for 12 yards on three targets. Andy Dalton only looking his way three times is a bit confusing since using the TE to attack the Broncos has been the way to go, but then again, the Bengals haven't used a lot of logic on offense all season.

    Kroft gets another great matchup in Week 12 against the visiting Cleveland Browns. They allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to TEs in the last four weeks, which helped make typically disappointing players like Marcedes Lewis and Eric Ebron useful for fantasy in the previous two games. Kroft should join that group on Sunday.

                   

    Week 12 Tight End PPR Rankings

Defenses

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    It's another good week to fire up the Bengals defense.
    It's another good week to fire up the Bengals defense.John Grieshop/Getty Images

    Best Streaming Options

    Cincinnati Bengals (vs. CLE)

    The Bengals came through with a decent performance as a streamer last week in Denver against the Broncos. Three sacks, one INT, one fumble recovery and just 17 points allowed in a victory gave them eight fantasy points. You can stick with them this week when they host the Cleveland Browns. No team has allowed more fantasy points to opposing defenses than the Browns in the last four weeks. They've given up 12 sacks, three INTs, six fumble recoveries and two TDs while scoring just 47 points.

    Ownership percentage: ESPN – 62.4; Yahoo – 43.0

                          

    Oakland Raiders (vs. DEN)

    If you're reaching a little deeper this week, take a look at the Raiders defense. They were trounced by the New England Patriots 33-8 in Week 11 but get a much easier opponent when the Denver Broncos visit. While the Raiders announced the firing of defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., with John Pagano taking over, they still face a Broncos team allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to defenses over the last month. 

    The Broncos will reportedly start Paxton Lynch in the same week they fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. It's only the third career start for Lynch, who failed to win the starting job coming out of the last two preseasons despite being a first-round pick in 2016. A trip to Oakland isn't an easy way to return to action, so take a shot on the Raiders if you need a defense with a favorable matchup.

    Ownership percentage: ESPN – 5.8; Yahoo – 15.0

                        

Kickers

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    Josh Lambo had a busy Week 11 and could be in for a productive Week 12.
    Josh Lambo had a busy Week 11 and could be in for a productive Week 12.Seth Wenig/Associated Press

    Best Streaming Option

    Nick Rose, WAS (vs. NYG)

    Since becoming the Washington Redskins kicker in Week 7, Rose has made 13 of his 14 extra points and eight of nine field goals. The Redskins host the New York Giants on Thursday night, which should be a favorable matchup. The Giants allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to kickers over the last month. Washington's offense should have enough success to give Rose opportunities to be a solid fantasy option in Week 12.

    Ownership percentage: ESPN – 20.8; Yahoo – 31.0

                              

    Week 12 Kicker Rankings