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There are plenty of ways the year 2020 has negatively impacted Fantasy Football, but Week 12 provides a wild twist with a handful of backup quarterbacks on the slate. 

Robert Griffin III will start for Lamar Jackson, assuming the Ravens and Steelers even play. Brandon Allen, not Ryan Finley, draws the start in the Bengals first game since Joe Burrow's gruesome knee injury. And in maybe the oddest decision of all, Mike Glennon will start over Gardner Minshew and Jake Luton for the Jaguars. What does it all mean? It means I'd rather not start the wide receivers on those teams.

D.J. Chark would have the most upside of the group, but he missed practice on Thursday with injured ribs. In full PPR, Tyler Boyd probably has the highest floor, but we really have no idea how Allen will distribute the football. That's why I'm holding (but not starting) Tee Higgins for at least one more week. A.J. Green, Marquise Brown and Willie Snead are not only sits, I wouldn't mind dropping them either. 

Who would I start over these receivers? In shallow leagues look for Cole Beasley and Corey Davis;  they're rostered in about 70% of leagues. Otherwise, check the waiver wire and projections below.

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Who's Out

The following players are being projected as out for Week 12:

Out Week 12
DEN Denver • #15
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
GB Green Bay • #18
Age: 31 • Experience: 11 year
TEN Tennessee • #2
Age: 32 • Experience: 11 year
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Numbers to Know
  • 11.7 -- Corey Davis has scored at least 11.7 PPR points in every game but one this season.
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Matchups that matter
Matchups that matter
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MIA Miami • #13
Age: 26 • Experience: 2 yrs.
CAR Carolina • #11
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -4.5 O/U 48.5
OPP VS WR
28th
PROJ PTS
15.7
WR RNK
24th
MIA Miami • #11
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
CLE Cleveland • #80
Age: 28 • Experience: 8 yrs.
SF San Francisco • #19
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
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Waiver Wire Targets
Week 12 Waivers
NE New England • #16
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI ARI -1.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS WR
24th
WR RNK
42nd
ROSTERED
63%
One game was not enough to scare me completely away from Meyers. Both he and Damiere Byrd in a matchup against the Cardinals that should have Cam Newton passing to catch up.
SF San Francisco • #19
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAR LAR -6.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS WR
1st
WR RNK
40th
ROSTERED
54%
Assuming Brandon Aiyuk is out, Samuel should be line for a big target share in his first game back.
CLE Cleveland • #82
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC CLE -6.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS WR
22nd
WR RNK
40th
ROSTERED
32%
Higgins leads the Browns in receiving since Odell Beckham was hurt and now faces arguably the worst defense in the NFL.
Stashes
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #11
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA MIA -7 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
16th
WR RNK
NR
ROSTERED
16%
We have to see it with Sam Darnold first, but there's a chance Mims is the Jets No. 1 receiver down the stretch.
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DFS Plays
Top Play
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BUF Buffalo • #14
Age: 27 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC BUF -5.5 O/U 54
OPP VS WR
6th
PROJ PTS
17.7
WR RNK
4th
FANDUEL
$7,900
DRAFTKINGS
$7,600
Diggs is second in the NFL in both catches and receiving yards and his team's implied total for this week (29.5) is the highest on the slate. Josh Allen and Justin Herbert are two of the top quarterbacks on the slate, which means a ton of lineups with both Diggs and Keenan Allen.
Contrarian Play
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NYJ N.Y. Jets • #84
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ IND IND -4 O/U 51
OPP VS WR
7th
PROJ PTS
12.4
WR RNK
18th
FANDUEL
$6,000
DRAFTKINGS
$4,900
No one wants to play Corey Davis because A.J. Brown is so much more exciting. Well, Brown is also considerably more expensive and was held to 21 yards in the Titans last game against Indianapolis.
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Heath's Projections