Scott Engel is in his 11th season as the official Fantasy Football Writer and Analyst for Seahawks.com. He is an early member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame. Scott is a four-time FSWA award winner and 10-time nominee, including being a finalist for the FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year 2020 award, which he won previously. Scott was the most accurate fantasy football draft ranked No. 1 at tight end and No. 6 at running back on fantasypros.com in 2021. You can find more of his fantasy football analysis at The day of the game including additional Fantasy Football Week 9 line-up and line-up advice.
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The NFL’s Week 12 schedule takes the stress out of the roster a bit, as there will be no teams on the bye weeks. Navigating Week 11 without the Seahawks’ best players hasn’t been easy, as many of them have been major contributors to fantasy success in 2022. In the first 10 weeks of the season, Tyler Lockett has been the l a top 10 fantasy receiver in PPR scoring, and DK Metcalf was in the top 15. Kenneth Walker III was RB6 fantasy football from weeks 4-10. We reveal where Geno Smith has ranked so far this season among the best QBs later in this article.
We must also point out that Jason Myers was fantasy football’s No. 1 kicker in the first 10 weeks of the season. Kickers can be very important fantasy contributors to help your team get wins when skill position players sometimes don’t score as much as hoped. Jordyn Brooks was also the No. 2 linebacker in the Individual Defensive Player Leagues and Tariq Woolen was ranked in the top 15 defensive backs. In these formats, instead of starting a team defense, players earn points in categories such as tackles, interceptions, and passes defended.
We’re rounding the league as always for your recommended Week 12 starters and free agent acquisitions. The analysis is based on PPR formats. Players are listed in order of preference as starters or waiver withdrawals.
Week 12 fantasy football tips: Beginners and best waiver additions
Starting Miles Sanders: He rushed for six touchdowns in 10 games, which already tied a previous career high. Sanders is a frequent practice finisher for the NFC’s top offense. It should also be a good week of yardage for Sanders, as the Packers have allowed the fastest running yards among NFC teams.
Start Jeff Wilson: The former 49er has looked good with the Dolphins so far, as he rushed for 170 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in his first two games with Miami while adding a receiving TD. A matchup against the Texans is usually a good reason to start a running back, as Houston has allowed the most fantasy points per game for running backs this season.
Start Antonio Gibson: In Week 11, Gibson had 103 scrimmage yards. He can produce a similar stat line against Atlanta this week. The Falcons rank 26th in rushing and receiving yards allowed to RBs.
Start Michael Carter: Expect the Jets to return to the win column after a tough loss to New England. Establishing the running game will be an important goal. The Bears rank 28th in rushing yards allowed RBs, and they’ve allowed 12 rushing scores at the position, tied for second in the NFL.
Add Latavius Murray: Murray has rushed for touchdowns in three of his last four games and is now the Broncos’ leading running back. He should be able to provide adequate fantasy output when needed for use due to injuries or weeks off at RB.
Add Gus Edwards: The Baltimore RB are expected to return soon after a knee injury, and they rushed for two touchdowns in their last game played. Edwards will once again be the primary goal-line runner for the Baltimore offense when he returns to action, and you should expect him to perform effectively in an RB timeshare for the Ravens. . Edwards will be a viable flexible option for the important part of the upcoming fantasy schedule.
Add Cam Akers: He may be available in some leagues, and Akers is coming off a respectable Week 10 performance, rushing for 61 yards on 14 carries. The Rams’ backfield situation needs to continue to be watched, but Los Angeles totaled a season-high 148 rushing yards in Week 11.
Add Samaje Perine: Perine caught three touchdown passes in Week 10, and he could start for the Bengals in Week 11. Cincinnati running backs have totaled eight scrimmage touchdowns in the team’s last two games. The Titans have allowed the fewest rushing yards for RBs among AFC teams, but Tennessee ranks 22nd in receiving yards allowed at position.
Start Garrett Wilson: The rookie rookie is New York’s biggest game threat, and he’s expected to show his best form against the Bears in Week 12. Chicago ranks 28th in yardage allowed WRs over the past four weeks.
Josh Palmer: In two of his last three games, Palmer has statistically identical eight catches, 10 targets and 106 yards. He also caught two TD passes in Week 11. Palmer should be in line for another productive week as the Cardinals have given up an NFL-high six TD receptions to the WRs in the past four weeks. .
Start Parris Campbell: Campbell has 12 receptions on 15 targets in his last two games. He also has long receptions over 30 yards in three of his last four games. The Steelers have allowed the most receiving yards for WRs among AFC teams. They’ve also given five TD assists to the position over the past four games and a league-high 14 overall.
Start Jakobi Meyers: New England’s top WR should be good for at least respectable fantasy totals in Week 12. Minnesota ranks 30th in receiving yards allowed WRs and has allowed the second-most receiving yards allowed over the past four weeks. The Vikings also rank 30th in total receptions allowed for WRs, so Meyers should be able to score five to seven receptions.
Add Treylon Burks: He should be a top priority after gaining 111 yards on seven receptions in Week 11. Burks was the guy designated to take over as the No. 1 WR for the Titans when he was drafted in the first round this season, and he should continue to be frequently targeted by Ryan Tannehill.
Add Darius Slayton: Slayton and Daniel Jones are playing together in their fourth season in the NFL, and they have an apparent familiarity and comfort with each other. Slayton has re-emerged as the top WR for the Giants and he’s averaged 14.6 points over his last four games.
Add Skyy Moore: The rookie had his best game as a pro in Week 11, catching five passes for 63 yards. We often have to be patient with rookies in fantasy football, and there’s a path to benefits for Moore now that he’s showing signs of more production.
Add Donovan Peoples-Jones: The Browns’ wide has recorded fantasy double-digits in four of his last five games, and he could have even more promise working with Deshaun Watson during the fantasy playoff portion of the schedule.
Add Demarcus Robinson: He had his best game for the Ravens in Week 11, catching all nine of his targets for 128 yards. Baltimore needs a WR to advance as a consistent wide receiver, and Robinson can build on the performance in a strong Week 12 game. The Jaguars rank 28th in the FFPG allowed at WRs.