2017 Fantasy Football Week 12 Rankings

by Joe Bond
2018 Fantasy Football Rankings

I spoke a little bit last week about making moves or trades to position your team better for the playoffs. This week I mention starting to pick up and stash defenses for the playoffs. You'll want to target those juicy matchups against struggling offenses such as the Packers, Giants, etc.

Now this will only work if you have a couple of available spots on your roster now that the bye weeks are over and you no longer need the depth. Of course, if your team is so strong that you would have to drop a top 20-30 position player, then I would not do it. The last thing you want is to give your opponent a good player to start against you.

Jonathan Chan discusses this strategy a little bit as well in his Week 12 Drop List.

2017 Fantasy Football Week 12 Rankings

Below I cover some of the more fantasy relevant injury and statuses worth monitoring throughout the week.

  • John Brown is sidelined with a toe injury and is unlikely to play this week
  • Devonta Freeman is still in the concussion protocol and also unlikely to play this week.
  • Kelvin Benjamin avoided serious injury to his ACL, but he going to struggle to suit up this week
  • Greg Olsen is aiming to return this week from his broken foot. This is a major hit to Ed Dickson's value.
  • Good news for Dak Prescott and anybody who owns a Cowboy, Left Tackle Tyron Smith is likely to return.
  • Ty Montgomery is still listed week to week with his rib injury.
  • D'Onta Foreman is lost for the season with an achillies tear.
  • Will Fuller is still questionable with a rib injury.
  • Jacoby Brissett remains in the concussion protocol, but most believe he will play.
  • Allen Hurns is dealing with an ankle injury and did not practice early this week.
  • Mike Williams is likely to play, but is dealing with a knee injury.
  • Robert Woods is out multiple weeks with a shoulder injury.
  • Jay Cutler is in the concussion protocol.
  • Chris Hogan is still dealing with a shoulder injury.
  • Sterling Shepard missed Week 11 with migraines, missed Tuesday's practice.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster has a small hamstring issue.
  • Jameis Winston has already been ruled out for Week 12.
  • Chris Thompson is done for the year after breaking his fibula in Week 11.
  • Terrelle Pryor is another Redskin done after getting surgery on his ankle.
  • Jordan Reed missed Week 11 and remains week to week.


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Diamond Dale November 25, 2017 - 10:14 am

Hi Joe Who has a higher ceiling this Sunday…Alex Collins or Doug Martin?

Joe Bond November 25, 2017 - 10:27 am

Martin is losing work lately so Collins has the higher ceiling.


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