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Quick Grades Week 12 (Fantasy Football Start or Sit Advice)

by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Nov 22, 2019

D.J. Moore has quickly morphed into the clear top receiver for Carolina

Happy Friday everyone! The Houston Texans took hold of the AFC South lead with a win over the Colts on Thursday Night Football. It is now time to look ahead to the full slate of games and make start/sit decisions. This article is for those of you who would love to sit down and read a detailed start/sit article for 90 minutes but just can’t carve out the time at this stage in your life. Instead, I’ll give you all the information without any of the words. Here is how it works: it’s quick-hitting advice with an overall grade and start/sit recommendation for every fantasy-relevant player based on four simple criteria: Matchup, expected volume, fantasy ability and surrounding talent.

Unsurprisingly, Jimmy Garoppolo had a huge game last week because of the great matchup versus the Cardinals

Expected Volume
Latavius Murray piled up fantasy points when he had the bulk of the Saints workload

Fantasy Ability
Tom Brady is a superior real-life quarterback to Lamar Jackson, but QBs who can run are a fantasy cheat code

Surrounding Talent
It certainly doesn’t hurt Jameis Winston to have Chris Godwin and Mike Evans to throw to

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The grades listed below range from 1 to 25 with overall grades made to mimic a school grade (1-100 with letter grades). The four grades will not add up to the overall grade since each position weights the four criteria differently. For instance, volume is king for running backs, but matchups are much more important for quarterbacks. The start/sit recommendations are for 12-team half-PPR, 1-QB leagues. Slight adjustments would be made for moderate rules changes. Additionally, I’ll name a start of the week, stream of the week and fade of the week at each position. Obviously the #1 player from each player is the top start so rather, start of the week refers to a player you wouldn’t always start. Stream of the week is a player you can typically pick up off the waivers if you are desperate for a fill-in so don’t be surprised if they are down at the bottom of a table since most useful players are already rostered. Fade of the week is the opposite of start of the week, as it is a player you would typically start, but shouldn’t this week because of matchup or game script. Because the tables are a screenshot of an excel table, I’ve added a quick search/find list at the bottom of the article in case you are looking for one or two immediate answers. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter @BobbyFantasyPro.

Quick Link to view the entire spreadsheet and search for players quickly at this link.

Running Backs

    • Please refer to the FantasyPros homepage for updates on game-time decisions Sunday morning
    • Start of the Week: Jaylen Samuels (remember, this is a player you wouldn’t always feel comfortable starting, not the best player)
    • Stream of the Week: Bo Scarbrough (remember, this doesn’t mean he is a great start, it means he is the best of what is available on waivers)
    • Fade of the Week: Brian Hill
  • Break in the chart is between RB36/RB37

Wide Receivers


    • Please refer to the FantasyPros homepage for updates on game-time decisions Sunday morning
    • Start of the Week: Carson Wentz
    • Stream of the Week: Jeff Driskel
    • Fade of the Week: Dak Prescott

Tight Ends

Search, Find and Player Cards

Michael Thomas (WR – NO): 110, A+, Must Start
Zach Ertz (TE – PHI): 110, A+, Must Start
Lamar Jackson (QB – BAL): 100, A+, Must Start
Christian McCaffrey (RB – CAR): 100, A+, Must Start
Julio Jones (WR – ATL): 99, A+, Must Start
Matt Ryan (QB – ATL): 98, A+, Must Start
Alvin Kamara (RB – NO): 98, A+, Must Start
Russell Wilson (QB – SEA): 98, A+, Must Start
Darren Waller (TE – OAK): 98, A+, Must Start
Saquon Barkley (RB – NYG): 97, A+, Must Start
Leonard Fournette (RB – JAC): 96, A+, Must Start
Derrick Henry (RB – TEN): 96, A+, Must Start
Nick Chubb (RB – CLE): 96, A, Must Start
Ezekiel Elliott (RB – DAL): 96, A, Must Start
Josh Jacobs (RB – OAK): 95, A, Must Start
Mark Andrews (TE – BAL): 95, A, Must Start
Jameis Winston (QB – TB): 94, A, Must Start
Chris Carson (RB – SEA): 93, A, Must Start
Mike Evans (WR – TB): 91, A-, Must Start
Chris Godwin (WR – TB): 91, A-, Must Start
Davante Adams (WR – GB): 91, A-, Must Start
Odell Beckham Jr. (WR – CLE): 90, A-, Must Start
Carson Wentz (QB – PHI): 89, A-, Strong Start
Le’Veon Bell (RB – NYJ): 89, A-, Must Start
Dallas Goedert (TE – PHI): 88, B+, Must Start
Aaron Jones (RB – GB): 87, B+, Strong Start
Jaylen Samuels (RB – PIT): 87, B+, Strong Start
Calvin Ridley (WR – ATL): 86, B+, Must Start
Tevin Coleman (RB – SF): 86, B, Should Start
David Montgomery (RB – CHI): 85, B, Should Start
Todd Gurley (RB – LAR): 85, B, Should Start
Joe Mixon (RB – CIN): 85, B, Should Start
Phillip Lindsay (RB – DEN): 84, B, Should Start
Baker Mayfield (QB – CLE): 84, B, Should Start
Mark Ingram (RB – BAL): 84, B, Should Start
Cooper Kupp (WR – LAR): 84, B, Must Start
D.J. Chark (WR – JAC): 84, B, Must Start
Tyler Lockett (WR – SEA): 84, B, Must Start
Allen Robinson (WR – CHI): 83, B, Must Start
Julian Edelman (WR – NE): 83, B, Must Start
D.J. Moore (WR – CAR): 83, B, Must Start
Jarvis Landry (WR – CLE): 82, B-, Strong Start
Devin Singletary (RB – BUF): 82, B-, Could Start
Amari Cooper (WR – DAL): 82, B-, Strong Start
Kenny Golladay (WR – DET): 81, B-, Strong Start
D.K. Metcalf (WR – SEA): 80, B-, Strong Start
Jamison Crowder (WR – NYJ): 80, B-, Strong Start
John Brown (WR – BUF): 80, B-, Strong Start
Jared Cook (TE – NO): 80, B-, Should Start
James White (RB – NE): 79, B-, Could Start
Miles Sanders (RB – PHI): 79, B-, Could Start
Sony Michel (RB – NE): 78, C+, Could Start
Drew Brees (QB – NO): 78, C+, Could Start
Noah Fant (TE – DEN): 78, C+, Could Start
Tyrell Williams (WR – OAK): 78, C+, Should Start
Latavius Murray (RB – NO): 77, C+, Could Start
Ronald Jones II (RB – TB): 77, C+, Could Start
George Kittle (TE – SF): 77, C+, Could Start
Kareem Hunt (RB – CLE): 77, C+, Could Start
Tom Brady (QB – NE): 77, C+, Could Start
Cameron Brate (TE – TB): 77, C+, Could Start
Courtland Sutton (WR – DEN): 77, C+, Should Start
Vance McDonald (TE – PIT): 77, C+, Could Start
Terry McLaurin (WR – WAS): 76, C+, Should Start
Devante Parker (WR – MIA): 76, C+, Should Start
Greg Olsen (TE – CAR): 76, C+, Could Start
Bo Scarbrough (RB – DET): 76, C+, Could Start
Curtis Samuel (WR – CAR): 76, C+, Should Start
Deebo Samuel (WR – SF): 76, C+, Should Start
Aaron Rodgers (QB – GB): 76, C+, Could Start
Golden Tate (WR – NYG): 76, C+, Should Start
Nelson Agholor (WR – PHI): 76, C+, Should Start
Gerald Everett (TE – LAR): 76, C+, Could Start
Michael Gallup (WR – DAL): 76, C+, Should Start
Ryan Griffin (TE – NYJ): 76, C+, Could Start
Adrian Peterson (RB – WAS): 76, C, Could Start
Raheem Mostert (RB – SF): 75, C, Could Start
Derrius Guice (RB – WAS): 75, C, Could Start
Josh Allen (QB – BUF): 75, C, Could Start
Mike Gesicki (TE – MIA): 75, C, Could Start
Marvin Jones (WR – DET): 75, C, Could Start
Jacob Hollister (TE – SEA): 75, C, Could Start
Jeff Driskel (QB – DET): 74, C, Could Start
Emmanuel Sanders (WR – SF): 74, C, Could Start
Tarik Cohen (RB – CHI): 74, C, Could Start
Marquise Brown (WR – BAL): 74, C, Could Start
Josh Gordon (WR – SEA): 74, C, Could Start
Russell Gage (WR – ATL): 73, C, Could Start
Ryan Tannehill (QB – TEN): 73, C, Could Start
Derek Carr (QB – OAK): 73, C, Could Start
Dak Prescott (QB – DAL): 72, C-, Could Start
Brian Hill (RB – ATL): 72, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Dede Westbrook (WR – JAC): 72, C-, Could Start
James Washington (WR – PIT): 72, C-, Could Start
Kalen Ballage (RB – MIA): 72, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Royce Freeman (RB – DEN): 72, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB – MIA): 72, C-, Could Start
Sam Darnold (QB – NYJ): 71, C-, Could Start
Demaryius Thomas (WR – NYJ): 71, C-, Could Start
David Njoku (TE – CLE): 71, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Jimmy Garoppolo (QB – SF): 71, C-, Could Start
Tyler Boyd (WR – CIN): 71, C-, Could Start
Jason Witten (TE – DAL): 71, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Taylor Gabriel (WR – CHI): 70, C-, Could Start
Jamaal Williams (RB – GB): 70, C-, Shouldn’t Start
T.J. Hockenson (TE – DET): 70, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Robert Woods (WR – LAR): 70, C-, Could Start
Diontae Johnson (WR – PIT): 70, C-, Could Start
Patrick Laird (RB – MIA): 70, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Delanie Walker (TE – TEN): 69, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Jonnu Smith (TE – TEN): 69, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Hunter Renfrow (WR – OAK): 69, C-, Could Start
Trey Edmunds (RB – PIT): 69, C-, Shouldn’t Start
Darius Slayton (WR – NYG): 69, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Frank Gore (RB – BUF): 69, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Kyle Allen (QB – CAR): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
A.J. Brown (WR – TEN): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Corey Davis (WR – TEN): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Matt Breida (RB – SF): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Luke Stocker (TE – ATL): 68, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Jordan Howard (RB – PHI): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Jimmy Graham (TE – GB): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Cole Beasley (WR – BUF): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
O.J. Howard (TE – TB): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Peyton Barber (RB – TB): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Allen Lazard (WR – GB): 67, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Randall Cobb (WR – DAL): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Mason Rudolph (QB – PIT): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Anthony Miller (WR – CHI): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Danny Amendola (WR – DET): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Robby Anderson (WR – NYJ): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Daniel Jones (QB – NYG): 66, D+, Shouldn’t Start
Jakobi Meyers (WR – NE): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
Chris Conley (WR – JAC): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
Adam Humphries (WR – TEN): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
Sterling Shepard (WR – NYG): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
Benjamin Watson (TE – NE): 65, D, Crazy Start
Ted Ginn (WR – NO): 65, D, Shouldn’t Start
Nick Foles (QB – JAC): 64, D, Crazy Start
Jeff Wilson (RB – SF): 64, D, Crazy Start
Ty Johnson (RB – DET): 64, D, Crazy Start
N’Keal Harry (WR – NE): 64, D, Shouldn’t Start
Ross Dwelley (TE – SF): 64, D, Crazy Start
Dawson Knox (TE – BUF): 64, D, Crazy Start
Gus Edwards (RB – BAL): 64, D, Crazy Start
J.D. McKissic (RB – DET): 63, D, Crazy Start
Rex Burkhead (RB – NE): 63, D, Crazy Start
Mitch Trubisky (QB – CHI): 63, D, Crazy Start
Chris Thompson (RB – WAS): 63, D, Crazy Start
Alshon Jeffery (WR – PHI): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Tyler Eifert (TE – CIN): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Jared Goff (QB – LAR): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Tony Pollard (RB – DAL): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Geronimo Allison (WR – GB): 62, D-, Crazy Start
Tre’Quan Smith (WR – NO): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Mohamed Sanu (WR – NE): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Ricky Seals-Jones (TE – CLE): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Auden Tate (WR – CIN): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (WR – GB): 61, D-, Crazy Start
Alex Erickson (WR – CIN): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Phillip Dorsett (WR – NE): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Dwayne Haskins (QB – WAS): 60, D-, Crazy Start
Breshad Perriman (WR – TB): 59, D-, Crazy Start
Willie Snead (WR – BAL): 59, D-, Crazy Start
Scott Miller (WR – TB): 58, F, Crazy Start
Kendrick Bourne (WR – SF): 58, F, Crazy Start
JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR – PIT): 58, F, Crazy Start
Brandin Cooks (WR – LAR): 57, F, Crazy Start
Giovani Bernard (RB – CIN): 57, F, Crazy Start
Tajae Sharpe (WR – TEN): 57, F, Crazy Start
Foster Moreau (TE – OAK): 57, F, Crazy Start
A.J. Green (WR – CIN): 56, F, Crazy Start
Albert Wilson (WR – MIA): 56, F, Crazy Start
Allen Hurns (WR – MIA): 56, F, Crazy Start
Jalen Richard (RB – OAK): 56, F, Crazy Start
Devonta Freeman (RB – ATL): 56, F, Crazy Start
Zay Jones (WR – BUF): 55, F, Crazy Start
Kelvin Harmon (WR – WAS): 55, F, Crazy Start
John Ross (WR – CIN): 53, F, Crazy Start
Josh Reynolds (WR – LAR): 51, F, Crazy Start
Ryan Finley (QB – CIN): 51, F, Crazy Start
Brandon Allen (QB – DEN): 41, F, Crazy Start

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