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Every week fantasy owners have tough decisions to make. Whether it is who to start in their FLEX spot or if they should start a less quality player against a weaker defense. I will be giving my fantasy followers my solo rankings based on PPR scoring. As an added bonus I will explain my favorite matchup for each position. If you have more specific questions regarding fantasy football and my rankings, ask me on Twitter (@MikeSports22) and as always happy hunting fantasy friends.

Breaking Football’s Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings
Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Tom Brady Patriots vs Dolphins
2 Russell Wilson Seahawks at 49ers
3 Kirk Cousins Redskins vs Giants
4 Carson Wentz Eagles vs Bears
5 Marcus Mariota Titans at Colts
6 Matt Ryan Falcons vs Buccaneers
7 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers vs Packers
8 Cam Newton Panthers at Jets
9 Philip Rivers Chargers at Cowboys
10 Drew Brees Saints at Rams
11 Alex Smith Chiefs vs Bills
12 Andy Dalton Bengals vs Browns
13 Jared Goff Rams vs Saints
14 Matthew Stafford Lions vs Vikings
15 Dak Prescott Cowboys vs Chargers
16 Jacoby Brissett Colts vs Titans
17 Eli Manning Giants at Redskins
18 Case Keenum Vikings at Lions
19 Derek Carr Raiders vs Broncos
20 Ryan Fitzpatrick Buccaneers at Falcons

My Favorite Quarterback Matchup

Russell Wilson at 49ers: Despite no running game and a beat up defense, Wilson scored 30.9 fantasy points last week against the Falcons. Wilson has scored 19 or more fantasy points in seven of his last eight games. Over the last five games, Wilson is averaging 27.1 fantasy points per game. The 49ers rank 29th in the league against opposing quarterbacks, giving up an average of 19.4 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, over the their last five games opposing quarterbacks are scoring an average of 21.4 fantasy points per game. Wilson should easily score 19 or more fantasy points again this week.

Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Le’Veon Bell Steelers vs Packers
2 Todd Gurley Rams vs Saints
3 Mark Ingram Saints at Rams
4 Alvin Kamara Saints at Rams
5 Kareem Hunt Chiefs vs Bills
6 Christian McCaffrey Panthers at Jets
7 LeSean McCoy Bills at Chiefs
8 Melvin Gordon Chargers at Cowboys
9 Devonta Freeman Falcons vs Buccaneers
10 Leonard Fournette Jaguars at Cardinals
11 Carlos Hyde 49ers vs Seahawks
12 Samaje Perine Redskins vs Giants
13 Jordan Howard Bears at Eagles
14 Lamar Miller Texans at Ravens
15 Alfred Morris Cowboys vs Chargers
16 Jerick McKinnon Vikings at Lions
17 Latavius Murray Vikings at Lions
18 Duke Johnson Browns at Bengals
19 Tevin Coleman Falcons vs Buccaneers
20 Joe Mixon Bengals vs Browns
21 Orleans Darkwa Giants at Redskins
22 Dion Lewis Patriots vs Dolphins
23 Danny Woodhead Ravens vs Texans
24 Frank Gore Colts vs Titans
25 James White Patriots vs Dolphins
26 DeMarco Murray Titans at Colts
27 Jay Ajayi Eagles vs Bears
28 Alex Collins Ravens vs Texans
29 Derrick Henry Titans at Colts
30 Isaiah Crowell Browns at Bengals
31 Devontae Booker Broncos at Raiders
32 Ty Montgomery Packers at Steelers
33 Theo Riddick Lions vs Vikings
34 Ameer Abdullah Lions vs Vikings
35 Marshawn Lynch Raiders vs Broncos
36 Doug Martin Buccaneers at Falcons
37 Matt Forte Jets vs Panthers
38 Bilal Powell Jets vs Panthers
39 C.J. Anderson Broncos at Raiders
40 Rod Smith Cowboys vs Chargers

My Favorite Running Back Matchup

Kareem Hunt vs Bills: After averaging 32.3 fantasy points per game over his first three games, Hunt is averaging 13.3 over his last seven games. However, Hunt has a great matchup this week against the Bills. Since the Bills traded Marcell Dareus four weeks ago they have given up an average of 42.8 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Hunt should and needs to have a big game this week, otherwise he falls from a RB1 to a low end RB2.

Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown Steelers vs Packers
2 Julio Jones Falcons vs Buccaneers
3 Doug Baldwin Seahawks at 49ers
4 A.J. Green Bengals vs Browns
5 Adam Thielen Vikings at Lions
6 Keenan Allen Chargers at Cowboys
7 Michael Thomas Saints at Rams
8 Jarvis Landry Dolphins at Patriots
9 Sterling Shepard Giants at Redskins
10 DeAndre Hopkins Texans at Ravens
11 Golden Tate Lions vs Vikings
12 Demaryius Thomas Broncos at Raiders
13 Mike Evans Buccaneers at Falcons
14 Brandin Cooks Patriots vs Dolphins
15 Tyreek Hill Chiefs vs Bills
16 Dez Bryant Cowboys vs Chargers
17 T.Y. Hilton Colts vs Titans
18 Alshon Jeffery Eagles vs Bears
19 Stefon Diggs Vikings at Lions
20 Chris Hogan Patriots vs Dolphins
21 Mohamed Sanu Falcons vs Buccaneers
22 Devin Funchess Panthers at Jets
23 Josh Doctson Redskins vs Giants
24 Jamison Crowder Redskins vs Giants
25 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos at Raiders
26 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals vs Jaguars
27 Michael Crabtree Raiders vs Broncos
28 DeVante Parker Dolphins at Patriots
29 Kenny Stills Dolphins at Patriots
30 Davante Adams Packers at Steelers
31 Cooper Kupp Rams vs Saints
32 Amari Cooper Raiders vs Broncos
33 Jeremy Maclin Ravens vs Texans
34 Mike Wallace Ravens vs Texans
35 Marvin Jones Jr. Lions vs Vikings
36 Sammy Watkins Rams vs Saints
37 Rishard Matthews Titans at Colts
38 Corey Davis Titans at Colts
39 JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers vs Packers
40 Robby Anderson Jets vs Panthers
41 DeSean Jackson Buccaneers at Falcons
42 Corey Coleman Browns at Bengals
43 Tyler Lockett Seahawks at 49ers
44 Marqise Lee Jaguars at Cardinals
45 Zay Jones Bills at Chiefs
46 Dontrelle Inman Bears at Eagles
47 Randall Cobb Packers at Steelers
48 Jordy Nelson Packers at Steelers
49 Nelson Agholor Eagles vs Bears
50 Ted Ginn Jr. Saints at Rams

My Favorite Wide Receiver Matchup

Keenan Allen at Cowboys: Last week against the Bills, Allen had a season-high 12 catches, 159 yards, two touchdowns and 40.2 fantasy points. While Allen won’t have another 40 point performance, he has a very easy schedule the rest of the season starting this week against the Cowboys. Last week the Cowboys allowed the Eagles wide receivers to score 33 fantasy points on only nine catches. The Cowboys rank 27th in the league against opposing wide receivers, giving up an average of 35.6 fantasy points per game. Allen is a must start the rest of the season.

Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Rob Gronkowski Patriots vs Dolphins
2 Evan Engram Giants at Redskins
3 Travis Kelce Chiefs vs Bills
4 Zach Ertz Eagles vs Bears
5 Vernon Davis Redskins vs Giants
6 Jimmy Graham Seahawks at 49ers
7 Greg Olsen Panthers at Jets
8 Jared Cook Raiders vs Broncos
9 Jack Doyle Colts vs Titans
10 Kyle Rudolph Vikings at Lions
11 Delanie Walker Titans at Colts
12 Tyler Kroft Bengals vs Browns
13 Julius Thomas Dolphins at Patriots
14 Cameron Brate Buccaneers at Falcons
15 Hunter Henry Chargers at Cowboys
16 Austin Hooper Falcons vs Buccaneers
17 Jason Witten Cowboys vs Chargers
18 Charles Clay Bills at Chiefs
19 George Kittle 49ers vs Seahawks
20 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Jets vs Panthers

My Favorite Tight End Matchup

Vernon Davis vs Giants: Normal starter Jordan Reed is will miss his fourth straight game with a hamstring injury. With Reed missing the Thanksgiving contest, Davis is in line for a big game against the Giants who rank last in the league against opposing tight ends, giving up an 19.1 fantasy points per game. The Giants have allowed opposing tight ends to score 15.5 fantasy points or more in every game this season. Meanwhile, in his four starts this season, Davis is averaging 13.6 fantasy points per game.

D/STs
Rank Team Opponent
1 Jaguars at Cardinals
2 Steelers vs Packers
3 Bengals vs Browns
4 Ravens vs Texans
5 Eagles vs Bears
6 Panthers at Jets
7 Seahawks at 49ers
8 Patriots vs Dolphins
9 Falcons vs Buccaneers
10 Vikings at Lions
11 Chiefs vs Bills
12 Cardinals vs Jaguars
13 Titans at Colts
14 Browns at Bengals
15 Jets vs Panthers

My Favorite Defense/Special Teams Matchup

Jaguars at Cardinals: The Jaguars D/ST has been so dominant this season that they are averaging 2.3 more fantasy points per game than the second highest scoring D/ST; the Ravens. The Jaguars D/ST have scored 10 or more fantasy points in seven games so far this season, including three of the last four. Furthermore, the Jaguars D/ST have scored 26 or more fantasy points three times this season. Over their last four games, opposing D/STs are averaging 9.3 fantasy points per game against the Cardinals offense. The Jaguars D/ST have six games scoring 14 or more fantasy points this season and should have game number seven Sunday against the Cardinals.

Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Greg Zuerlein Rams vs Saints
2 Chris Boswell Steelers vs Packers
3 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots vs Dolphins
4 Justin Tucker Ravens vs Texans
5 Matt Prater Lions vs Vikings
6 Ryan Succop Titans at Colts
7 Matt Bryant Falcons vs Buccaneers
8 Wil Lutz Saints at Rams
9 Adam Vinatieri Colts vs Titans
10 Harrison Butker Chiefs vs Bills
11 Jake Elliott Eagles vs Bears
12 Kai Forbath Vikings at Lions

My Favorite Kicker Matchup

Chris Boswell vs Packers: Boswell tied his season-high with 19 fantasy points last week against the Titans. On the season Boswell is averaging 9.7 fantasy points per game, ranking 7th among kickers. However, over his last four games, Boswell is averaging 13 fantasy points per game. The Packers rank 29th in the league against opposing kickers, giving up an average of 9.7 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, opposing kickers have scored 11 or more fantasy points in four of their last five games against the Packers. Boswell is averaging 5.7 fantasy points on the road, but he is averaging 15.8 at home, expect at least 12 fantasy points from him this week.

About The Author Mike Fanelli

Mike is a former journalism major who spent all four years in high school working for the school newspaper. Now at 25 years old, he is happy to get back into sports writing for Breaking Football as it gives him a platform to get his sports opinions out there.