Week 12 Fantasy Focus

QUARTERBACKS

 

 Josh McCown vs. Ravens-  McCown is back in the saddle since Jonny Manziel is a complete idiot.  McCown actually has not been terrible this year when he’s been able to stay healthy.  He’s got 11 touchdowns to only 4 interceptions in 7 starts this season.  The Ravens are a mess as a team and defensively which bodes well for the average Cleveland offense.  McCown threw for 457 yards earlier this season against the Ravens in an overtime win at Baltimore.  Baltimore is allowing 257 passing yards per game to opposing signal callers along with 19 touchdowns on the year.  The defense as a whole only has 4 interceptions combined.

 

Eli Manning vs. Redskins- Believe it or not this could be a defining game for who wins the NFC East.  Manning and the Giants waxed the Skins earlier in the season on Thursday Night at home in the Meadowlands.  The Giants are coming off a bye while the Redskins were smoked in Carolina and also lost one of their starting corners Chris Culliver to an ACL during a Thanksgiving day practice.  Washington is incredibly banged up in the secondary with limited healthy corners at their disposal for this Sunday’s game.  Eli has been great this season with 21 touchdowns against 6 interceptions.  Last time out against the defending champs Manning threw for 361 yards and two scores.  This could turn into a mini shootout in Landover.

 

RUNNING BACKS

 

 Spencer Ware vs. Bills-  Ware is more than likely going to receive the bulk of the carries this week against Buffalo at home as starter Charcandrick West is limited with a hamstring.  Ware torched the woeful Chargers last weekend for 96 yards and two scores.  Kansas City has already lost star running back Jamaal Charles and West is questionable to suit up as well which leaves Ware as the next man up.  Buffalo placed defensive tackle Kyle Williams on season ending IR and defensive end Mario Williams is out this week as well.  The Chiefs have been a hot team since Charles went down so I’m riding the Big Red wave on this selection.  Buffalo is ranked 9th against the run this season.

 

TJ Yeldon vs. Chargers-  It looks as if the Chargers have pretty much mailed it in for 2015 after the shellacking they received last weekend at the hands of the Chiefs.  As I mentioned above backup running back Spencer Ware ran all over the Chargers defense in the blowout win.  Yeldon has been improving as the season’s gone on and is undoubtedly the top back for a frisky Jaguars team.  Jacksonville has had plenty of rest after playing the Titans on Thursday in Week 11 which allowed time for Yeldon to nurse a foot injury.  Yeldon had 14 carries and 3 receptions his last time out look for those numbers to rise.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Jarvis Landry vs. Jets-  Gang Green will be without top cornerback Darrelle Revis this week who has a concussion.  Landry has been slowed by a leg injury but is expected to play this week despite missing practice time.  He was shadowed during the team’s first meeting by Revis who held Landry to only 4 catches for 40 yards in the blowout victory.  Landry should have an easier go of it this time around as the Jets are a different defense without Revis on the back end.

 

Michael Crabtree vs. Titans-  The Raiders offense has hit a snag in recent weeks with the running game doing next to nothing to help out the passing attack for Derek Carr.  However, Crabtree has a pretty favorable matchup this week against the Titans mediocre secondary.  Crabtree has 10 catches for 105 yards combined the past two weeks.  I’m looking for those numbers to increase this weekend against Tennessee.  The Titans have allowed 17 touchdowns this season through the air.

 

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