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Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

I can understand if you're frustrated by Russell Wilson's recent play and want to sit him. It's even more understandable if Dak Prescott on a short week without his full cast has you running to the waiver wire. Just know that you're entering the world of streaming roulette and there's no one with a better floor or ceiling than those two this week.

Taylor Heinicke actually projects better than Wilson or Prescott below. He's also not someone I'm comfortable ranking where I have him projected. Because Heinicke's season has been a roller coaster. He has four games over 23 Fantasy points, but last week was the first time since Week 4 he hit that mark. And if I'm choosing matchups, I'd much rather be up against the Washington Football Team defense than Seattle's recently improved unit.

Let's get to the rest of the Week 12 preview:

Week 12 QB Preview
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Numbers to know
  • 27.6 -- The Washington Football Team is allowing nearly 28 GPPG to quarterbacks, the highest mark in the league.
  • 6.3 -- Intended air yards per attempt for Andy Dalton. Amongst qualified starters only Jared Goff has a lower mark. Justin Fields leads the league at 10.3.
  • 67.9% -- Just over two-thirds of Trevor Lawrence's throws have been graded 'on target' by Pro Football Reference. No other starter is below 70%.
  • 9.9 -- Jalen Hurts is averaging nearly 10 Fantasy points per game on the ground. That is one way to overcome low pass volume.
  • 6.7 -- Joe Burrow has averaged just 6.7 yards per attempt over the past three weeks. He was at 9.2 for the first seven weeks of the season.
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Matchups that matter
Matchups that Matter
Projections powered by Sportsline
SEA Seattle • #3
Age: 33 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ WAS WAS -1 O/U 46.5
OPP VS QB
32nd
PROJ PTS
20
QB RNK
12th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
1564
RUYDS
102
TD
11
INT
3
FPTS/G
18.9
TEN Tennessee • #17
Age: 33 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -6.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
2nd
PROJ PTS
16.3
QB RNK
NR
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2681
RUYDS
172
TD
18
INT
12
FPTS/G
18.5
HOU Houston • #5
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ HOU -2.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
PROJ PTS
20.5
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
763
RUYDS
106
TD
6
INT
3
FPTS/G
17.8
ATL Atlanta • #2
Age: 36 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC ATL -1 O/U 46.5
OPP VS QB
9th
PROJ PTS
19.5
QB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2427
RUYDS
37
TD
16
INT
10
FPTS/G
17.5
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WAS Washington • #4
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA WAS -1 O/U 46.5
OPP VS QB
11th
QB RNK
13th
ROSTERED
33%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2390
RUYDS
276
TD
16
INT
9
FPTS/G
20
The best thing that could happen to Heinicke would be if Russell Wilson bounces back as we expect him to. It also wouldn't hurt if he got Logan Thomas and Curtis Samuel back.
HOU Houston • #5
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ HOU -2.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
QB RNK
16th
ROSTERED
24%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
763
RUYDS
106
TD
6
INT
3
FPTS/G
17.8
Taylor has a fantastic matchup, the only real question is whether he'll have enough pass attempts and whether he get into the end zone.
One To Stash
NO New Orleans • #7
Age: 31 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BUF BUF -6 O/U 45.5
OPP VS QB
1st
QB RNK
NR
ROSTERED
13%
If Hill gets a shot this season you should expect him to be a top-12 quarterback.
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TB Tampa Bay • #12
Age: 44 • Experience: 21 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ IND TB -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS QB
31st
PROJ PTS
23.1
QB RNK
1st
YTD Stats
PAYDS
3177
RUYDS
51
TD
30
INT
8
FPTS/G
29.2
Brady is due for one of those 40-point outbursts and a dome game against a middling Colts pass defense is as good a place as any. He's my No. 1 quarterback on the slate regardless of price.

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