The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – WR edition – Week 12

The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – WR edition – Week 12

The Fantasy Football 2019 NFL regular season. As we close out the regular season, let’s take a look at the best starts and sits heading into Week 12 of your fantasy football matchups.

Start of the Week: Jamison Crowder vs Oakland Raiders

For 3 straight weeks, Jamison Crowder has been on fire, gaining at least 75 yards and a touchdown in each game. Crowder is operating as Sam Darnold’s number one target and lives on underneath routes, which is where Sam Darnold is consistently looking to throw the ball. When you factor in the matchup against the Raiders, Crowder is a must-start this week.

Start – Hunter Renfrow @ New York Jets: The rookie Raiders wide receiver has been pretty consistent for full point PPR leagues for the past 4 weeks. Hunter Renfrow should be an excellent play against a New York Jets defense that has struggled mightily all season. If you’re looking for a desperation play, you could do worse than Renfrow.

Start – Courtland Sutton @ Buffalo Bills: Since Emmanuel Sanders was traded to the 49ers, the Denver Broncos pass targets have been split primarily between Noah Fant and Courtland Sutton. Sutton is in the midst of a breakout season and has not had less than 40 yards in any single game and that 40-yard game came back in week 2 when Sanders was still on the team. Sutton is a solid start even in the face of a tough matchup.

Start – Terry McLaurin vs Detroit Lions: I’d be pretty nervous about this matchup, but it’s one of the last two times that I’ll be able to recommend starting Terry McLaurin. McLaurin has been hampered by the play of Dwayne Haskins, as he’s averaging about half the fantasy points per game with Haskins than he was with Case Keenum. He’ll also have to face Darius Slay most of the day. Even still, McLaurin is startable in this spot.

Start – Darius Slayton @ Chicago Bears: It’s possible Sterling Shepard returns for this game, which would make me suspect his prospective target share, but coming off his best game of the season, it’ll be hard to sit Darius Slayton. The Bears’ defense has been good but not great, so I’m going to start Slayton regardless of the road matchup in this instance.

Sit of the Week: Allen Robinson vs New York Giants

It’s a trap! For the second time this season, Allen Robinson was ghosted on Sunday because of Mitchell Trubisky’s inefficiencies. Now Trubisky has a hip pointer and is questionable to play, but the Bears insist on trying anyway. If the Bears are going to run out Mitchell Trubisky for any length of time in this game, I want no part of Allen Robinson, even in a plus matchup.

Sit – JuJu Smith-Schuster @ Cincinnati Bengals: If it had only been the concussion he received on Sunday against the Browns limiting his practice reps, I might feel better about JuJu Smith-Schuster in this juicy matchup. However, Juju is also dealing with a leg injury and so even if he ends up being able to play, he won’t be in my starting lineup.

Sit – Robby Anderson vs Oakland Raiders: Jamison Crowder might be the start of the week, but Robby Anderson is not a reliable option. Anderson has one good game this entire season for fantasy purposes and the reason is his skill set is not being utilized as Sam Darnold is not taking too many shots downfield. Anderson is an easy sit for me.

Sit – Amari Cooper @ New England Patriots: All signs point to Amari Cooper being right as he confirmed after practicing in full on Thursday that he is “good”. His injury status might be good, but the matchup definitely is not. Cooper will have to deal with Stephon Gilmore with Bill Belichick pulling the strings, so it’s understandable if you cannot sit him, but make sure you temper your expectations.

Sit – Emmanuel Sanders vs Green Bay Packers: The 49ers newest acquisition, Emmanuel Sanders, made a huge impact in his first game with the team but has struggled recently due to a rib injury. Rib injuries make me nervous as they’re often a pain-tolerance issue that is easy to aggravate, so I’d be looking to pivot away from Emmanuel Sanders, especially since he plays Sunday night.