We’re throwing the Week 12 rankings up a day early to help you accommodate those early Thursday games. Remember to have those lineups set Wednesday night! Plenty of injury situations bear monitoring, including LeSean McCoy, Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, Dwayne Bowe, Alex Smith and more. I’ll do my best to keep these rankings updated based on the ebb and flow of injury news, but always be sure to check out the pre-game inactive lists and to have a backup plan ready, just in case. Have a happy and safe holiday!
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Andy Dalton. The Red Rocket has a 6:0 TD:INT ratio in his last two games and a matchup with the soft Raiders pass D.
Jalen Parmele. Parmele did an adequate job of not being Rashad Jennings last week. RBs eat up the Titans habitually.
Danario Alexander. If he’s available, pick him up. If he’s on your bench, put him in your lineup. The injury clock ticks.
Jermichael Finley. It was just a TD, or was it? Finley caught more than two balls for first time since Week 5 last week.
Connor Barth. Bucs have scored at least 27 points in each of their last six games. Opportunities will come for Barth.
Cleveland Browns. Seven sacks last week, and now the Browns get Charlie Batch. Charlie Batch? You’re welcome.
Eli Manning. He’s looked bad in recent weeks. Then again, I tabbed Matt Schaub for this spot last week, so, you know.
Felix Jones. Fragile Felix is like that ‘98 Accord you used to own — damn if you can remember when it ran smoothly.
Brandon Lloyd. Surpassed by Julian Edelman in Week 11, a gimpy Lloyd isn’t even worth a flex look against the Jets.
Martellus Bennett. The Packers play TEs well, and Bennett has three TDs on the year but no scores since Week 3.
Mason Crosby. A former top fantasy kicker, Crosby deserved to be cut loose in all leagues after a terrible 11-of-18 year.
New York Giants. I wouldn’t play this top-ten defense against a good Packers offense, even one with no running game.
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