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Fantasy Football Week 12 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks

The NFL regular season continues to roll along and Week 11 has come to a close. Before looking forward to Week 12, there were multiple quarterbacks who performed well in fantasy football in Week 11.

First and foremost, Lamar Jackson is a human highlight-reel each and every week. On Sunday, the dual-threat quarterback torched the Houston Texans for 33.5 fantasy points as he totaled 308 yards and four touchdowns.

Along with Jackson, another second-year quarterback led the position in scoring in Week 11. Josh Allen led the Buffalo Bills to a victory over the Miami Dolphins as he totaled 312 yards and four touchdowns as he scored 33.8 points.

What quarterbacks are in line to produce notable performances in the upcoming week? All of the picks in this article are based on PPR (points per reception) scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues.

Provided that, here are the quarterbacks to start and sit in fantasy football in Week 12.

QBs to Start in Week 12

Falcons’ Matt Ryan (vs. Buccaneers): The Atlanta Falcons have had a sudden resurgence, winning their past two games by a combined score of 55-12. Amid their two-game winning streak, Matt Ryan and the offense appear to be getting back into a rhythm.

Up next for the Falcons is a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that is in shambles in the secondary. The Buccaneers have allowed 25 passing touchdowns to QBs in 2019 (second-most in the NFL).

Browns’ Baker Mayfield (vs. Dolphins): Throughout the first eight weeks, Baker Mayfield was absolutely irrelevant in fantasy football as he turned the ball over at an alarming rate. However, in his past three games, Mayfield has become a viable option at quarterback; scoring a combined 56.5 points in that span.

The second-year quarterback will look to continue his recent success against the Dolphins in Week 12. The Dolphins have given up an average of 21.4 points per game to QBs (fifth-most in the NFL).

Colts’ Jacoby Brissett (vs. Texans): While everyone raves about Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson, Jacoby Brissett’s season has gone overlooked. Brissett isn’t an MVP candidate but he has uplifted the Indianapolis Colts with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions.

The Colts will face the Texans in Week 12, who struggle with stopping opposing passing attacks. Houston’s defense has allowed 22 passing touchdowns to QBs thus far (fifth-most in the NFL).

Other QBs to Start: Bills’ Josh Allen (vs. Broncos), Lions’ Jeff Driskel (vs. Redskins), Jets’ Sam Darnold (vs. Raiders)

QBs to Sit in Week 12

Rams’ Jared Goff (vs. Ravens): Due to the injuries along the offensive line, the Los Angeles Rams have shifted being a run-oriented offense. At the same time, Jared Goff hasn’t been reliable in any capacity in fantasy football.

To make matters even worse, Goff will face a Baltimore Ravens defense that is finding their footing. The Ravens have only given up nine passing touchdowns to QBs (third-fewest in the NFL).

Giants’ Daniel Jones (vs. Bears): Daniel Jones seems to be a hit-or-miss quarterback in fantasy football. In his first eight starts, Jones has put together three weeks of scoring 28 or more points; while also having five weeks of fewer than 13 points.

It’s likely that Jones has one of the latter as he takes on the Chicago Bears on the road. Chicago’s defense has given up only 13.3 fantasy points per game (fifth-fewest in the NFL).

49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo (vs. Packers): The San Francisco 49ers have been arguably the best team in the NFC but many have questioned the legitimacy of Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers’ quarterback only has three games of scoring more than 15 fantasy points and those games came against the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals (twice).

This week, Garoppolo will draw the Green Bay Packers’ revitalized defense that is coming off of a bye week. The Packers have surrendered 12 passing touchdowns to QBs (10th fewest in the NFL).