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Best DraftStreet Lineup for Week 12

by dave
Nov 21, 2013

Zac Stacy faces a Bears Defense that gave up 131 rushing yards to Ray Rice last week.

Zac Stacy faces a Bears Defense that gave up 131 rushing yards to Ray Rice last week.

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FantasyPros Week 12 DraftStreet Lineup
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Name one player that you will likely have in your DraftStreet lineup for Week 12. Why do you like him?
ZAC STACY (RB, STL) – $11,994
“The must start player of the week is St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy. Coming off of a bye and playing the worst defense against the run in football in the Chicago Bears makes for the perfect setup for the rookie RB. At $11,994 on Draftstreet this week Stacy isn’t even in the top 20 of most expensive players this week and thus a perfect value in this matchup.”
Jeff Mans, Fantasy Alarm
“Moreno is still the lead back on the NFL’s best offense. Even though Ball is starting to get more carries, his workload is not a concern as evidenced by his 27 touches last week. He is very affordable this week and is a top 5 RB in my eyes. I’m expecting him to be a big part of both the running and passing game this week against the Patriots.”
Notorious, RotoGrinders
“Jackson will likely be the most expensive player in my lineup this week, but I’m confident he will be worth it. The Lions’ 30th-ranked pass defense has coughed up consecutive 25-point fantasy games (standard scoring) to Chicago’s Brandon Marshall and Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown over the last two weeks, and has surrendered an average of 36 fantasy points to receivers over the last five games.”
Justin Sablich, New York Times
GREG OLSEN (TE, CAR) – $7,819
“Greg Olsen will only cost you $7,819 at DraftStreet this week and he is a bargain at that price. He’s scored in each of his last four games except for the matchup with the 49ers. More importantly, Cam Newton’s trust level with Olsen couldn’t be higher right now and the fantasy potential versus the Dolphins is one of the best in the league for tight ends.”
Dave McKay, The Fantasy Sports Brain
ELI MANNING (QB, NYG) – $12,023
“This week the Giants play the Cowboys who are on pace (5008 yards) to shatter the single season record set by the 2011 Packers of 4,796 passing yards allowed in one season. Dallas will also be without arguably their best defensive player in LB Sean Lee. During the Giants 4 game winning streak Eli has faced the 29th ranked Vikings, 31st ranked Eagles, 25th ranked Raiders, and 21st ranked Packers pass defenses and only managed a little more then 11 fantasy points per game on average. These are definitely very underwhelming numbers, but this is a huge game for the Giants with a chance to move 1 game back of division leading Philadelphia. I believe Manning has a game similar to what he did on Week 1 where he shredded the Dallas defense for 31.8 fantasy points.”
Sean Beazley, EDS Football
CHAD HENNE (QB, JAC) – $8,116
“Call me crazy but I was looking at the bottom of the barrel for cheap quarterbacks and Chad Henne really started to look good to me. I know what you’re thinking. It’s Chad Henne…on the Jaguars…without Justin Blackmon…on the road against a desperate Texans. And all of those are excellent points. But what I’m going with is slight gut feeling and then, even more gut feeling. The past three games Houston has been pretty awful against the pass letting Andrew Luck, Carson Palmer and Matt McGloin throw for multiple touchdowns. And if you are like me and looking for a super cheap second QB to plug into a daily game, I’m rolling the dice with Henne.”
Tom Schriner, FF Lockerroom
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