2022 Fantasy Football Week 12 Start/Sit

by Dylan Clemons
2022 Fantasy Football Start/Sit

Welcome Fantasy nerds! It is that time again to start setting your lineups for the week, and I'm here to help with the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 12 Start/Sit article.

In the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 12 Start/Sit article, I will be giving you a start and a sit at each position. I'll be here every week trying to help by giving you a few deeper guys to start, and a few guys who the consensus believes should be in your lineup that week, but whom I disagree with.

With it being Week 12 you should have a pretty good idea of how your season is looking and if playoffs are in sight. My goal is to help make sure you finish strong in the regular season and get you into the playoffs.

We have no teams on bye this week, so your team should be at full strength besides any injuries.

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2022 Fantasy Football Week 12 Start/Sit

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Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, San Fransico 49ers (ECR QB12)

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Jimmy Garopolo has quietly been pretty solid for fantasy purposes over his six games. Over that span, Jimmy G has finished as a Top-10 quarterback in four of those games.

He is coming off a game in which he threw four touchdowns against an awful Arizona Cardinals defense. Since the 49ers acquired Christian McCaffrey from the Panthers they have an embarrassment of riches. Having CMac, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and the emerging Brandon Aiyuk is almost unfair and Jimmy G is taking advantage of it.

The Matchup

The 49ers are taking on the New Orleans Saints this weekend. We had thought the Saints defense was going to be a good squad heading into the season. That has not been the case. They have allowed the 13th most fantasy points to the quarterback position. Jimmy G is starter worthy this week.

Latavius Murray, RB, Denver Broncos ECR RB25)

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Latavius Murray is now the lead back in Denver. It is crazy to think how much this backfield has changed. The depth chart started with Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon atop it. Williams goes down with an ACL tear, and then the Broncos claimed Murray off of a practice squad. They then traded Bradley Chubb to Miami for some picks and Chase Edmonds.

Then last week happened. Melvin Gordon struggled with fumbling problems all season long, and after he fumbled last week he was waived this week. Chase Edmonds went down with an injury as well and is out this week. In comes Murray who has been a touchdown scorer his whole career, and has four this season. He could see close to 20 carries this week.

The Matchup

The matchup for Denver in this one is a solid against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season with 23 points per game. I expect Murray to find the end zone at least once, and be a top-20 back this week.

Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis Colts (ECR WR38)

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Parris Campbell has really had a solid second half of the fantasy season so far. We love him even more with Matt Ryan under center. Matt Ryan is not the Ryan of old, however, he is still known to chuck it all over the field.

Since Week 6 Campbell has finished as a top-37 wide receiver in five of his last six games. Campbell has also seen at least five targets in those five games as well. A few of those games were with Sam Ehlinger as well, so we know the volume is there in the slot.

The Matchup

The matchup for Campbell couldn't get any better. literally, the Steelers are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Start Campbell with confidence. He has a top-20 upside this week in this matchup.

Juwan Johnson, TE, New Orleans Saints (ECR TE11)

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Alright, it is now time that we as fantasy analysts start taking Juwan Johnson seriously. He has now caught a touchdown in three straight games and has seen at least four targets in five of his last six games.

Johnson and quarterback Andy Dalton seem to have some chemistry, especially in the red zone. He has seen seven Red Zone targets this season catching five of them. According to playerprofiler.com, he has also seen the seventh-most air yards at the tight end position and has the third-most touchdowns at the position.

The Matchup

The matchup for the Saints isn't a great one against a tough San Francisco 49ers defense. The 49ers have allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to the tight end this season. I am trusting what I have seen in the past six games from Johnson, He should still be solid in this one.


Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers (ECR QB17)

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At this point it is probably cheating to put Aaron Rodgers as a sit. But I feel like his name still makes people think he is startable still, and that is just not really the case.

The ceiling just isn't there for Rodgers. He may give you a low end QB1 week, but he will not ever explode for you. Rodgers has yet to have a single game eclipse the 20 fantasy point mark. This offense is just bad, and Rodgers is dealing with a broken thumb.

The Matchup

The matchup is an awful one against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are only allowing 10.6 fantasy points to quarterbacks this season which is the best in the NFL. Stay clear of Rodgers this week.

Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, Atlanta Falcons (ECR RB27)

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Unfortunately since coming back from injury Patterson hasn't quite gotten the workload that we really want from him. He was saved last week by a kick return touchdown but still only finished with 11 half-PPR fantasy points.

Tyler Allgeier actually out snapped Patterson last week 30-27 according to our friends at fantasydata.com. I just don't see Patterson having sustained success for the rest of the season with Allgeier emerging.

The Matchup

The matchup for Patterson isn't a great one either taking on the Washington Commanders. The Commanders have been tough against opposing running backs holding the position to 17 points per game which is sixth-best in the league.

Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (ECR WR36)

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I am just going to keep going back to the well until Johnson is no longer being ranked as a Top-36 play at the wide receiver position. His ceiling is not there in this Pittsburgh Steelers offense, as it seems Kenny Pickett, George Pickens, and Pat Freirmuth seem to have more chemistry.

Johnson has still yet to finish higher than WR29 in any game this season. He has just been a complete disappointment for fantasy purposes as you probably drafted him as your WR2.

The Matchup

Johnson had a tough matchup against the Bengals last week, but now it gets even worse going against the number one defense against opposing wideouts, the Indianapolis Colts. Do not start Johnson this week, I would rather start Parris Campbell and Donovan Peoples-Jones over him this week and they are ranked after him.

Greg Dulcich, TE, Denver Broncos (ECR TE8)

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I wanted to be in on Dulcich but unfortunately, he has just disappointed after an excellent three-game stretch in which he finished as a top-12 TE in each of those games.

In the two games since then, Dulcich has scored a combined 6.6 fantasy points and finished as TE34 and TE17. This offense is still just playing so poorly, that I am out on him this week and possibly for the rest of the season.

The Matchup

The Broncos are playing the Carolina Panthers this weekend and I can already picture how gross this game will be. The Panthers have allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season. That's not awful, I just do not want any part of this game outside Latavius Murray.







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