2012 Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em for Week 17

2012 Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em for Week 17

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 12/27/12

2012 fantasy football start'em sit'em Week 17




Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em – Week 17



Every week, there are certain fantasy studs who you simply have to start no matter what. Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson and A.J. Green fall into that category, to name a few. There are also a good number of players you should probably sit each week as well. But then, there are those players whom you have no idea whether to start or sit. Here are a few not-so-obvious guys at each major fantasy position who you might not know what to do with, but for whom the stats and other information dictates one way or the other.








Robert Griffin III - Pyro Character

Robert Griffin III (vs. Dal, Sunday night) – The second half of Griffin’s fantasy season hasn’t been as good as the first, but the Redskins have won six straight games now and are in a position to win the NFC East and enter the 2012 playoffs. What matters most here is that RGIII has something to play for this Sunday night and won’t ease off the pedal. Another consideration is that Griff has played well against the Cowboys before, tossing up 311 yards and four touchdowns against them back in Week 12. Basically, start him if you got him.


Tony Romo - Pyro Character

Tony Romo (at Was, Sunday night) – Though he started out slow, Tony Romo has put together a very nice season setting personal highs in passing attempts, completions, and yards. However, he’s still a good 10 touchdowns away from his career best yet just a few interceptions away from a career worst, so not all has been roses for the Cowboys’ QB. Dallas still has something to fight for, though, with the winner of their game against the Redskins this Sunday night taking home the NFC East crown and a playoff bid. Romo had one of his best fantasy performances against these guys back in Week 12 throwing for 441 yards and three TDs, so he’s definitely a top consideration to be your fantasy starter this week.


Cam Newton - Pyro Character

Cam Newton (at NO) – Though the Panthers have long since been eliminated from the playoff race, they haven’t given up as they’ve won three in a row now and four of their last five games. Their schedule may not have been the toughest during that time, but nothing like that has ever stopped Cam Newton’s incessant chase for glory. Newton has been one of the best fantasy players in the game over the second half of the season and should be able to come through with one last big showing for his owners this weekend against the Saints.


Andrew Luck - Pyro Character

Andrew Luck (vs. Hou) – The word I’m hearing at this point is that the Colts will play their starters regardless of the team being unable to move up or down from their playoff slot. When we receive definitive news on teams in similar situations—such as the Cincinnati Bengals, who coach Marvin Lewis already stated would be playing their starters despite having no reason to—then we’ll be sure to adjust our rankings accordingly. At this point, the only such news we’ve heard was from coach Chuck Pagano stating that “it’s not in our makeup” to rest anyone, so Luck needs to be considered a top ten fantasy guy this week. His prowess at home coupled with a nice game against the Texans just two weeks ago calls for it.


Russell Wilson - Pyro Character

Russell Wilson (vs. StL) – Russell Wilson has more to play for than some of the other quarterbacks this weekend, but the Seattle coaches know that the best way for the Seahawks to win this game against St. Louis will be to ram the ball down their throats. That being said, Wilson has been too good of late to ignore him—especially at home—so he definitely deserves a spot in the top ten this week. In fact, the rookie has ranked inside the top ten fantasy QBs during four of the last five weeks, so to have him here in a game the Seahawks are still aiming to win can almost go without explanation.



Others with QB1 Potential:


Michael Vick (at NYG)


Eli Manning (vs. Phi)


Colin Kaepernick (vs. Ari)





Matt Schaub (at Ind)

Matthew Stafford (vs. Chi)

Philip Rivers (vs. Oak) 

Josh Freeman (at Atl)

Mark Sanchez (at Buf)






C.J. Spiller - Pyro Character

C.J. Spiller (vs. NYJ)


Alfred Morris - Pyro Character

Alfred Morris (vs. Dal, Sunday night)


Doug Martin - Pyro Character

Doug Martin (at Atl)


LeSean McCoy - Pyro Character

LeSean McCoy (at NYG)


DeMarco Murray - Pyro Character

DeMarco Murray (at Was, Sunday night)



Others with RB1 Potential:


Chris Johnson (vs. Jax)


Frank Gore (vs. Ari)


Ray Rice (at Cin)


Knowshon Moreno (vs. KC) 


Matt Forte (at Det)





Shonn Greene (at Buf)

Stevan Ridley (vs. Mia)

Jamaal Charles (at Den)

Darren Sproles (vs. Car)

Montell Owens (at Ten)

Vick Ballard (vs. Hou)






Brandon Marshall - Pyro Character

Brandon Marshall (at Det) 


Wes Welker - Pyro Character

Wes Welker (vs. Mia)


Pierre Garcon - Pyro Character

Pierre Garcon (vs. Dal, Sunday night)


Steve Smith - Pyro Character

Steve Smith (at NO)


Victor Cruz - Pyro Character

Victor Cruz (vs. Phi)



Others with WR1 Potential:


Danario Alexander (vs. Oak)


Marques Colston (vs. Car)


Vincent Jackson (at Atl)


Greg Jennings (at Min)


Reggie Wayne (vs. Hou)


Eric Decker (vs. KC)





T.Y. Hilton (vs. Hou)

Jordy Nelson (at Min)

Jeremy Maclin (at NYG)

Miles Austin (at Was, Sunday night)

Lance Moore (vs. Car)

Michael Crabtree (vs. Ari)

Antonio Brown (vs. Cle)

Justin Blackmon (at Ten)

Kenny Britt (vs. Jax)

Brandon LaFell (at NO)

Jason Avant (at NYG)

Jordan Shipley (at Ten)

Domenik Hixon (vs. Phi)






Antonio Gates - Pyro Character

Antonio Gates (vs. Oak)


Jermichael Finley - Pyro Character

Jermichael Finley (at Min)


Greg Olsen - Pyro Character

Greg Olsen (at NO)


Dennis Pitta - Pyro Character

Dennis Pitta (at Cin)

Kyle Rudolph - Pyro Character

Kyle Rudolph (vs. GB)



Others with TE1 Potential:


Owen Daniels (at Ind)


Dallas Clark (at Atl)


Tony Scheffler (vs. Chi)


Dwayne Allen (vs. Hou)





Brent Celek (at NYG)

Marcedes Lewis (at Ten)

Martellus Bennett (vs. Phi)

Jeff Cumberland (at Buf)

Vernon Davis (vs. Ari)

Anthony Fasano (at NE)

Dorin Dickerson (vs. NYJ)

Logan Paulsen (vs. Dal, Sunday night)



Matthew Stafford (vs. Chi)


Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Cle)


Matt Ryan (vs. TB)


Andy Dalton (vs. Bal)


Joe Flacco (at Cin)






Steven Jackson (at Sea)


Reggie Bush (at NE)


Darren McFadden (at SD)


Beanie Wells (at SF)


Michael Turner (vs. TB)


Jonathan Dwyer (vs. Cle)






Hakeem Nicks (vs. Phi)


Roddy White (vs. TB)


Larry Fitzgerald (at SF)


Stevie Johnson (vs. NYJ)


Josh Gordon (at Pit)


Torrey Smith (at Cin)


Denarius Moore (at SD)






Jermaine Gresham (vs. Bal)


Brandon Myers (at SD)


Delanie Walker (vs. Ari)


Ben Watson (at Pit)








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