Sunday, November 29, 2015

NFL Week 12: Do We Have Any Starters Left?

Welcome to Week 12 of the NFL Season! I hope you have all recovered from your turkey comas, and the 900 variations on turkey we've had since Thursday. This NFL season has been a pill when it comes to keeping players healthy. Two weeks after returning to Cowboys, Tony Romo is out for the year with a collarbone injury. Injuries are taking a toll on practically every team. You can field an all-star team with the number of people out for the year--Tony Romo, Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick, Steve Smith, Reggie Bush, Le'Veon Bell, Jamaal Charles, Victor Cruz, Arian Foster, Devin Hester, and the list goes on. Then you have the list of the walking wounded like Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, and Peyton Manning.

The good news for fantasy players is that the bye weeks are finally behind us; the bad news is trying to salvage enough players to make a starting line up. I've lost two starting running backs this season. My Just Gonzo current lineup includes: Tom Brady (so I really shouldn't complain), Spencer Ware, Todd Gurley, Larry Fitzgerald, Chris Harper, Travis Kelce, Jeremy Maclin, Cairo Santos, and the Denver Defense. Brady and Santos have been the only dependable people on this list. This year I lost Le'Veon Bell, replaced him with Charcandrick West (who probably will not play this week), dropped Peyton Manning and Golden Tate, benched Frank Gore and Danny Amendola. Today, I play one of the best teams in my fantasy league. Wish me luck, y'all.

As I mentioned the bye weeks are over, and the fantasy playoffs are approaching. Let's hope we have enough players left to make it to the finish line. With the Thanksgiving games included, I had a year's best 12-4 record bringing my total to 90-58 on the year. I tell you, picking games has been a crapshoot all year. You never know with the way some of these teams are playing. So, fingers crossed...

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons: Minnesota (I have so little faith in the Falcons.)
St. Louis Rams at Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati
Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans: Tennessee
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts: Indianapolis
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs: Kansas City
Miami Dolphins at NY Jets: New York
NY Giants at Washington Redskins: New York
San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars: Jacksonville (I can't believe I said that)
New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans: New Orleans
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers: Arizona
Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks: Seattle (only because they are a hard out at home)
New England Patriots at Denver Broncos: New England

Monday, November 30, 2015
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns: Baltimore (even with a backup because Cleveland is a mess)

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions: Green Bay

Good luck everyone! Until next week, "If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."-Frank A. Clark

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