10 Bold Fantasy Football Predictions: Week 12
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Do you like reading about fantasy football bold predictions? If the answer is yes then you're in the right place. The intent is to present predictions that aren't too outlandish and that could actually come to fruition based on personnel changes, advanced metrics, coaching changes, and other information. With this in mind here are 10 bold predictions for Week 12.
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Daniel Jones Finishes as a Top-Five QB
Jones' fantasy production has been up and down like a roller coaster all season long. He's only averaged 16.6 fantasy points per game this season. Jones is ranked 26th in true passer rating. This rating removes unpressured throwaways and dropped passes. Jones has finished as a QB1 in two out of the last four games averaging 20.7 fantasy points per game. He has thrown the deep ball fairly well this season. Jones has completed 54.5% of his 22 attempts. He faces a Bengals defense that has allowed an average of 24.5 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks over its last five games. Jones' rushing ability provides another avenue to create fantasy points that other quarterbacks don't have.
Taysom Hill Finishes as the Fantasy QB1
Hill had a solid debut as the Saints' new starting quarterback last week. He completed 18 of 23 passes for 233 yards, rushed 10 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns against the Falcons. There were some missed opportunities to connect with his receivers including a 45-yard pass that was underthrown to Emmanuel Sanders. Hill faces a Broncos defense that has allowed an average of 18.3 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Denver recently allowed monster performances from Justin Herbert and Matt Ryan. Hill will continue to thrive as the Saints starting lineup with all of the offensive weapons they have. Everyone should be even more in sync against the Broncos in Week 12.
Jonathan Taylor Finishes as a Top-Five RB
Taylor had his most productive game of the season last week against the Packers. He rushed 22 times for 90 yards and caught four of four targets for 24 yards. Taylor's opportunity share was very encouraging considering the committee that he's a part of with Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins. He has the potential to have the best game of his career in Week 12 at home against the Titans behind the Colts elite offensive line. Running backs have averaged 27.2 PPR fantasy points per game against Tennessee's defense over the last five games. Taylor has five rushing attempts of 15 yards or more this season. He's well-positioned to add to that number in Week 12.
David Montgomery Finishes as the Fantasy RB1
Montgomery has been one of the few running backs blessed with a high opportunity share (69%) but has been unable to capitalize behind the Bears subpar offensive line averaging a dismal 0.63 fantasy points per opportunity. He’s running hard with a solid 1.43 yards created per attempt. This metric measures all yards above and beyond what was blocked. Yards created are generated by the runner after the first evaded tackle. Hopefully, Matt Nagy and the Bears coaching staff used the bye week wisely to retweak their inept offense. Montgomery has a great matchup to have his most productive fantasy day of the season. The Packers defense has allowed an average of 22.3 PPR fantasy points per game to running backs over its last five games.
Antonio Brown has his first WR1 performance of the season
Brown has accumulated 26 targets through three games with the Buccaneers. He’s also seen a steady dose of air yards, but has yet to score a touchdown. That could change against the Chiefs this week. Tom Brady will want to bounce back after a disappointing performance in Week 11. The Buccaneers and Chiefs have a Vegas total of 56 points.
Sterling Shepard Finishes as a Fantasy WR1
Shepard and Jones have developed an excellent rapport with one another. He’s averaged 14 PPR fantasy points per game over the Giants last four games. Shepard is doing a very good job separating from defenders with the eighth highest target separation (2.11) among receivers. He’s tied with Davante Adams in this advanced metric. Shepard faces a Bengals secondary that has allowed an average of 45 PPR fantasy points per game to wide receivers over their last five games.
- Noah Fant, Eric Ebron, and Hunter Henry all have the opportunity to finish as top-six fantasy tight ends. They all have 24 targets in their last four games. They are all tethered to matchups that have high Vegas point totals.
- Evan Engram has accumulated 23 targets over his last three games. He’s positioned to go boom against the Bengals in Week 12 in a matchup that the Giants should easily control.
- Chase Edmonds scores more PPR fantasy points in Week 12 against the Patriots than Kenyan Drake. New England’s defense has allowed a high number of rushing yards per game to running backs. Edmonds is used more as a receiver than Kenyan Drake and has four rushing attempts of 15 or more yards this season.
- Robby Anderson finishes as a WR1 against the Vikings this week. He ranks 13th among wide receivers with 2.21 yards per pass route this season. Anderson also has the third-highest Hog Rate (18.8) among receivers. This metric represents targets per snap to capture the rate of passing game utilization on a per play basis. The Vikings secondary has been exploited all season by opposing offenses.
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Eric Moody is a member of the FSWA (Fantasy Sports Writers Association). His writing has been featured at FantasyPros, Gridiron Experts, RotoViz, and TwoQBs. He has a lifelong passion for the game and even played at the collegiate level as an offensive lineman. Eric also participated in Dan Hatman's Scouting Academy in order to learn the process of player evaluation at an NFL level. When Eric provides advice, he uses game film, analytics, and statistics to help you understand his perspective. He enjoys time with his family, Netflix, music, bass guitar, and coffee