Start/Bench—Week 12


Start
Jordan Taylor, WR-Rice at Marshall
Taylor has gone over 100 yards in three of the last five games and has scored a touchdown in four of the Owls last five games.  Expect the senior receiver to be targeted often as Rice will have to keep pace with the high-powered Marshall offense.
 
Devontae Booker, RB-Uath at Stanford
Stanford is only giving up 110.2 rushing yards per game, but Booker has proven that he can put up numbers in the passing game, too.  If Booker gets 25-plus touches this Saturday, expect the junior running back to top 100 total yards and score in his seventh consecutive game.

 

Paul Lasike, RB-BYU vs UNLV
Now that Jamaal Williams has been lost to a season-ending injury and Algernon Brown is questionable with an ankle injury, Lasike could be in line for a busy Saturday night against the nation’s third-worst rushing defense (279.7ypg).

 

Marlon Mack, RB-South Florida at SMU
It’s been a month since Mack eclipsed the 100-yard mark, but that should change this weekend when the Bulls play an SMU defense giving up over 235 yards per game on the ground.

 

Nick Wilson, RB-Arizona vs Washington
As of Thursday, teammate Terris Jones-Grigsby was listed as questionable with an ankle injury, which means that Wilson could be in line for 20-plus carries this weekend against Washington.

 

Derrick Henry vs Mississippi State
TJ Yeldon’s ankle injury seemingly contributed to his late-game fumble at LSU and that turnover could have cost the Tide a spot in the College Football Playoff.  You would have to assume that a healthy Henry received a majority of reps in practice this week and is more than prepared to handle the rushing load in Saturday’s showdown against Mississippi State.

 

Dak Prescott, QB-Mississippi State at Alabama
Any smart college fantasy football player must weigh their quarterback options with Prescott at Alabama this week.  We ask, do you have another quarterback on your roster that can score 30 points this weekend?  If not, are you willing to see your fantasy season come to an end with one of the best
 

  

Bench
Justin Thomas, QB-Georgia Tech vs Clemson
Thomas has been losing snaps to junior quarterback Tim Byerly, so the thought of limited playing time against the nation’s fourth-best run defense in cause for concern if you are in the fantasy playoffs.
 
Dane Evans, QB-Tulsa at Central Florida
Evans threw five touchdowns last week in a 38-28 win over SMU, but a Week 12 matchup at Central Florida may be a dangerous spot to start the sophomore quarterback.

 

Andrew Hendrix, QB-Miami (OH) at Central Michigan
Hendrix is averaging about 14 carries per game, but this weekend he plays the MAC’s No. 1 run defense (120.6) and scoring defense (21.9).

 

Shaq Thompson, RB-Washington at Arizona
Thompson will start at his linebacker position in Week 12, which could result in limited snaps at running back.  Unless you play in a PAC-12 only league, the wise decision would be to sit Thompson.
 
Karlos Williams, RB-Florida State at Miami
Williams is your classic ‘boom’ or ‘bust.  Seven of his nine touchdowns were scored in three games and he has only topped 100 yards once this season.  Williams may be worth a start at FLEX in a Power 5 League, but he does not produce with enough consistency to risk a start in a full-FBS format.

 

Justin Jackson, RB-Northwestern at Notre Dame
Jackson could not get things going last week against Michigan and this week could prove just as tough on the road at Notre Dame.

 

 

 

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