Will NFL Week 12 hold any games like Rams-Chiefs for fan­tasy own­ers?

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Nfl Week 12 - BY ALAN SATTERLEE Cor­re­spon­dent

Off an his­toric Ram­sChiefs game with 105 to­tal points to close out last week (the first time two teams both scored 50 or more in an NFL game), we’ll look to seek out more high-tar­get games.

There aren’t likely to be 100-point games again any­time soon though there is one game Sun­day with an over/un­der above 55 points, mak­ing play­ers in the San Fran­cisco at Tampa Bay game at­trac­tive plays.

For the Buc­ca­neers,

Jameis Win­ston (Tampa Bay) will be back as starter and in an at­trac­tive matchup at home against the 49ers.

Whomever has started for Tampa at quar­ter­back has put up elite fan­tasy points – if you com­bine Win­ston and Ryan Fitz­patrick they col­lec­tively are the No. 2 fan­tasy quar­ter­back on the sea­son.

Cameron Brate (Tampa Bay) moves up as the un­con­tested starter at tight end with O.J. Howard (an­kle) sent to in­jured re­serve. Brate should be a safe start for solid points this week.

Matt Breida (San Fran­cisco) comes off a strong per­for­mance (132 to­tal yards, two touch­downs) and should be able to keep that mo­men­tum go­ing against a soft Tampa de­fense al­low­ing the third­most rush­ing yards over its past three games.

Ge­orge Kit­tle (San Fran­cisco) should again be in-store for elite stats against a Tampa de­fense al­low­ing the sec­ond-most fan­tasy points to op­pos­ing tight ends.


An­drew Luck (Indi

anapo­lis) is about as safe of quar­ter­back to fin­ish in the top five as you’ll find. The Colts are on a roll hav­ing won four straight games while Luck is in rar­i­fied air hav­ing thrown at least three touch­downs in seven straight games.

Lamar Jack­son (Bal

tim­ore) will keep the start- er’s role for the Ravens at least for this week off a dy­namic game where he rushed for 117 yards on an un­real 27 rush­ing at­tempts. Jack­son may not have a ton of pass­ing yards but his rush­ing pro­duc­tion is ca­pa­ble of mak­ing up for that and he has a very safe floor against a bot­tomtired Raiders’ de­fense.

It goes with­out say­ing

● that Saquon Barkley (NY Gi­ants) is a must start, and few play­ers might draw more thank­ful­ness this year than Barkley who av­er­ages 126.8 yards per game, is on pace for 102 re­cep­tions and has 10 touch­downs through 10 games. When Barkley played the Ea­gles five weeks ago he to­taled 229 yards.

Nick Chubb (Cleve

● land) is an elite play this week off a 209-yard game in Week 10 and against a Ben­gals’ de­fense al­low­ing 153.6 yards rush­ing per game (most in the NFL).

James Con­ner (Pitts

burgh) comes off a quiet game but he should get back to his more usual self this week against a Bron­cos’ de­fense ranked 27th against the run. Con­ner still av­er­ages 121 yards per game with 11 touch­downs on the sea­son.

Gus Ed­wards (Balti

more) is set to take over as the Ravens’ start­ing run­ning back this week and he’s in a very fa­vor­able matchup against a Raiders’ de­fense al­low­ing 142.3 yards rush­ing per game (sec­ond-most).

Rookie Josh Adams

(Phil­a­del­phia) is av­er­ag­ing a ro­bust 6.1 yards per carry and had his first ca­reer touch­down in the NFL last week while the Gi­ants have al­lowed 15 touch­downs to op­pos­ing run­ning backs (fourth-most).

Ten­nessee has had a

stout de­fense, though its

Alan Satterlee is in his sixth year of writ­ing about fan­tasy foot­ball for The Char­lotte Ob­server. Find him on Twit­ter at @Speed­kill­s_DFW.

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