Fantasy Football 2011: Musts, Trusts and Busts (Week 12)
Welcome to the Musts, Trusts and Busts Week 12 Thanksgiving special edition.
The Packers versus Lions matchup is sure to provide a significant amount of fantasy points. But who is it going to be? Is it going to be Aaron Rodgers, or is it going to Calvin Johnson. It could be a multitude of players.
Look to the MTB for more fantasy football direction, including some significant injury information that you MUST take into consideration while assembling your lineups.
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Cam Newton
3. Drew Brees
5. Matthew Stafford
Busts: Mark Sanchez, Matt Moore, Christian Ponder, Curtis Painter
Injury Fill-In: Matt Leinart, Vince Young, Andy Dalton, Sam Bradford
Matt Schaub (Foot) Schaub's season is officially over, he's been placed on the IR. Matt Leinart will start Week 12. With that being said, look for the Texans to move to newly acquired Kellen Clemens in the following weeks if Leinart begins to falter.
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1. Arian Foster
2. LeSean McCoy
3. Matt Forte
4. Michael Turner
5. Marshawn Lynch
Trusts: Ray Rice, Rashard Mendenhall, Maurice Jones-Drew, DeMarco Murray
Busts: Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Toby Gerhart
Injury Fill-In: Kevin Smith, C.J. Spiller, Reggie Bush, Ryan Grant, Michael Bush
Fred Jackson (Fractured Fibula) Jackson has been placed on the IR effectively ending his season. This is a huge blow to Jackson's fantasy owners, but an ever bigger blow to Jackson himself. At 30 years old after suffering a significant injury such as a fractured fibula, it will be extremely difficult to get that big money contract he was most assuredly in line for prior to the injury. Make all attempts to pick up C.J. Spiller, as he has proven to be effective in the passing game.
Darren McFadden (Foot) McFadden WILL NOT play this week. With Bush playing so well, it doesn't look as if Oakland will rush Run DMC back to the field. He wont play again until he's completely healthy.
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1. Calvin Johnson
2. Steve Smith
3. Jordy Nelson
4. Roddy White
Trusts: Greg Jennings, Mike Wallace, Vincent Jackson, Andre Johnson, Hakeem Nicks, Dez Bryant
Injury Fill-In: Victor Cruz, Torrey Smith, Brandon Lloyd, Nate Burleson
DeSean Jackson (Foot Contusion) DeSean has practiced at a limited capacity this week. He should be available for your lineups.
Stevie Johnson (Shoulder) Johnson missed Wednesdays practice, his absence could be a product of Buffalo erring on the side of caution. Start him.