There are many tough decisions, but not many are tougher than whether you should start or fade a player for DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports). This article will make these decisions easier than harder. Read up and enjoy three fantasy football stats to know about for each NFL Week 12 game!
3 Key Fantasy Football Stats for Every Week 12 Matchup
Buffalo Bills vs Detroit Lions
Josh Allen has only played three games on Thursdays, in all of those games, he’s thrown more touchdowns than interceptions and is averaging 263 passing yards, 2.7 touchdowns, and 1.3 interceptions. The last two quarterbacks to face the Lions who have thrown over 263 passing yards, have thrown more interceptions than touchdowns.
Jamaal Williams has the most rushing touchdowns this season with 12. The Bills have allowed three rushing touchdowns in the last three weeks, which is tied for 12th most in that span.
In two of their last three games, the Lions defense has not allowed more than 20 points to be scored. In only one game this season, have the Bills not scored more than 20 points.
New York Giants vs Dallas Cowboys
In Dak Prescott’s last two games on Thanksgiving, with Mike McCarthy as Head Coach, he has thrown for over 350 passing yards and two touchdowns in both games. That Thanksgiving game was also the last time Dak Prescott threw for over 350 yards in a game.
Tony Pollard has gone three straight games with 100 total yards and a touchdown and being RB8 or higher in PPR scoring and in Tony Pollard’s last three games against the Giants he has over 85 total yards but has not scored a touchdown. In the last eight weeks, since the Giants last played the Cowboys, they have allowed nine rushing touchdowns, which is the tenth-most in that span. They have also allowed 1,120 rushing yards which is the fourth-most in that span.
The Cowboys’ DST in their three divisional games this season combined: 52 points allowed, three interceptions, 11 sacks, and 27 points in ESPN scoring. You would have to go back four games for the last time a Giants quarterback did not throw an interception against the Cowboys.
New England Patriots vs Minnesota Vikings
The Patriots are one of two teams to have a defensive touchdown and a special teams touchdown this season, with having it happen in back-to-back games. The last time the Vikings allowed a defense or special teams to have a touchdown was in Week 16 of last year.
Mac Jones has thrown the seventh-most interceptions this season with seven. The Vikings defense is tied for third-most with ten interceptions and has multiple interceptions in three of their last five games.
In the last two games, the Patriots have not allowed a QB to score a touchdown or have more than 150 total yards. It should be noted that the two QBs are Sam Ehlinger and Zach Wilson. In two of the last five games, Kirk Cousins has not gone over 175 total yards,
Denver Broncos vs Carolina Panthers
Latavius Murray has scored a touchdown in three of his five starts as a Denver Bronco. After allowing Joe Mixon to score five total touchdowns, the Panthers have not allowed an RB to score any sort of touchdown.
The Broncos have allowed a quarterback in back-to-back games to throw over 250 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. In Sam Darnold’s 12 starts as a Carolina Panther last year, he did not throw for over 250 yards, two or more touchdowns and no interceptions in any start.
Ever since Russell Wilson came back from injury, he has gone for over 250 total yards in each game, but hasn’t been higher than QB20. In the last three games, the Panthers have not allowed a QB to go over 230 total yards, but all of them have finished QB15 or higher.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Cleveland Browns
In Tom Brady’s last three games, he has thrown over 250 yards, thrown a touchdown, and scored 15 or more fantasy points, but hasn’t finished QB13 or higher. In the Browns’ three of their last four games, they have not allowed a QB to have over 250 total yards, not score more than 14 fantasy points, and finished QB15 or lower.
This is probably the last time we see Jacoby Brissett starting for the season, with Deshaun Watson coming back in Week 13, and is expected to take the starting job. Brissett is ending it off on a high note, as he has scored multiple touchdowns and scoring over 19 fantasy points in two of his last three games. The same thing that the Buccaneers have allowed in two of their last three games.
The Buccaneers have allowed six different WRs to score more than 10 points in PPR scoring in the last three games. Amari Cooper has not scored less than 14 points in PPR scoring in any home game and Donovan Peoples-Jones has gone five straight games with scoring more than 10 points in PPR scoring.
Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Demarcus Robinson was the first Ravens WR this season to be targeted nine or more times this season, and it showed as he broke a seven-game streak of a Ravens WR not going over 100 receiving yards. The Jaguars have allowed five different WRs to see nine or more targets in a game this season, all of them scored over 15.8 points in PPR scoring.
In the past five games, the Jaguars have allowed a quarterback with over 250 total yards, and four of those five scoring multiple touchdowns and being a QB10 or higher. Lamar Jackson has gone over 250 total yards and scored multiple touchdowns only once in his last five games, and has only finished QB10 or higher twice in that span.
In the last three games, the Ravens have not allowed an RB over 65 total yards, and have not allowed a touchdown in two straight games. Travis Etienne had his worst fantasy performance last game, since James Robinson was traded, with 10.3 points in PPR scoring.
Houston Texans vs Miami Dolphins
Nico Collins has seen the most targets for the Texans WR in the past two weeks with 17. In both games, he has not gone over 50 receiving yards but is the only one to score a touchdown. The Dolphins have allowed a touchdown to three different WRs in the last six weeks, with two of them being held under 50 receiving yards.
The Dolphins have gone three straight games with allowing a QB to have 250 total yards and not throw an interception. In Kyle Allen’s three of his last four starts, he has not thrown an interception.
The Texans have allowed an RB with 85 total yards in every game this season, and are currently on a 16-game streak of allowing an RB to have 80 or more total yards. Jeff Wilson has 72 or more total yards in both of his starts as a Miami Dolphin.
Chicago Bears vs New York Jets
Justin Fields is on a five-game streak of scoring a passing and a rushing touchdown and has under 200 passing yards and over 60 rushing yards. The Jets have allowed two different quarterbacks to score a rushing touchdown this season, both of them scored multiple rushing touchdowns but had no passing touchdowns and had under 210 passing yards.
In the last three games, the Bears have allowed 4 different RBs to score at touchdown and to be held under 75 total yards. In Michael Carter’s last three games, two of those games he was held under 75 total yards.
Darnell Mooney has not gone over 75 receiving yards in seven straight games, but he has scored over 10 fantasy points in PPR scoring in four of those seven games. In the last five games, the Jets have only allowed one WR to be held under 75 receiving yards and score more than 10 fantasy points in PPR scoring.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Tennessee Titans
In Joe Burrow’s three games without Ja’Marr Chase this season is averaging 264 passing yards, 2.3 touchdowns, an interception, and 20.7 fantasy points. Since the Titans bye, they have only allowed Patrick Mahomes to score over 20.7 fantasy points. and no quarterbacks to have 264 or more passing yards and throw two or more touchdowns.
In the last three weeks, no RB room has scored more total touchdowns than the Bengals with eight. The Titans are one of two teams to not allow more than three total touchdowns to RBs this season.
The Titans have gone back-to-back games with a WR having 110 or more receiving yards. The Bengals have allowed one WR to go over 110 receiving yards in the last three games, but also in that same three-week span, they have allowed three WRs to have over 50 receiving yards and score a touchdown.
Atlanta Falcons vs Washington Commanders
Ever since Cordarrelle Patterson came back from IR, he has not gone over 60 total offensive yards. It’s going to be even more rough this week, as the Commanders haven’t allowed a 60 total-yard RB in their past three games.
Ever since Taylor Heinicke has started, Curtis Samuel has not been targeted five or more times and has 80 or more total yards. Every WR that has four or fewer targets against the Falcons this season has not scored a receiving touchdown or over 80 total yards.
Logan Thomas had 65 receiving yards last week, which was the most he had in a game in his last 11 games. The Falcons have not allowed a TE with 50 receiving yards in the last five games,
Los Angeles Chargers vs Arizona Cardinals
In the Chargers’ last three road games this season, they have not allowed a QB to score more than one touchdown. In Kyler Murray’s four of his nine starts this season, he has not scored multiple touchdowns. Three of those four starts were at home.
In Justin Herbert’s last three road games, he has averaged 223 passing yards, one touchdown, 0.6 interceptions, and 13.5 fantasy points. In every home game this season, the Cardinals have allowed a QB to pass over 223 passing yards, and three of those five to throw multiple touchdowns. If it is Colt McCoy for the third straight week, he has only scored one touchdown in his two starts this season.
In five of the last six games, the Cardinals have allowed an RB to score over 17 fantasy points in PPR scoring. Austin Ekeler’s scoring fest has one-upped that, as he’s scored more than 17 fantasy points in six of his last seven games.
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Las Vegas Raiders vs Seattle Seahawks
Davante Adams is on a three-game streak of having 125 receiving yards and a touchdown. The Seahawks haven’t allowed a 90-yard WR since Week 1. In fact, the last time the Seahawks allowed a WR to 125+ yards and a touchdown was Week 15 of the 2021 season against the Rams, and the last time to a non-divisional opponent was Week 3 of the 2020 season.
Ever since being blanked by the Saints in Week 8, Derek Carr has thrown for over 245 passing yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions in every game. In three of their last four games, the Seahawks have allowed a QB to have 245 total yards and score two touchdowns.
The Seahawks have allowed a starting TE to score 6.5 or more points in PPR scoring in every game this season. Ever since he came back in the starting role, due to Darren Waller’s injury, Foster Moreau has scored 6.4 or more points in PPR scoring in three of his five starts.
Los Angeles Rams vs Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes is on a four-game streak of scoring 27 or more points in fantasy. The Rams allowed Andy Dalton to become the second quarterback last week to score more than 20 fantasy points.
Since the Chiefs bye week, Travis Kelce is averaging seven receptions, 100.6 yards, 1.3 touchdowns and 25.4 fantasy points in PPR scoring. It’s great news because, since the Rams bye week, the Rams have allowed a TE to average four receptions, 51.3 yards, a touchdown and 12.9 fantasy points, that does not include the Cardinals game where Zach Ertz suffered an injury,
The Rams are the only team this season to not have an RB to have more than 75 total yards in a game. In two of their last four games, the Chiefs have not allowed an RB to have over 75 total yards.
New Orleans Saints vs San Francisco 49ers
Alvin Kamara has not gone over 90 total yards in three straight games, and it’s not looking to be any easier, as the 49ers have not allowed an RB to have more than 90 total yards in five straight games.
In the last four games, the 49ers have allowed six different WRs to score over 15 points in PPR leagues. In five games this season, Chris Olave has gone over 15 points in PPR leagues.
The Saints have gone 18 straight games with not allowing a TE to have over 50 receiving yards. In two of George Kittle’s last four games, he has not gone over 50 receiving yards.
Green Bay Packers vs Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts has back-to-back games with under 200 passing yards, scoring multiple touchdowns and being a QB6 or higher. The Packers have only allowed one QB this season to have under 200 passing yards and score multiple touchdowns this season. But, the Packers are on a current five-game streak of allowing a quarterback to throw for multiple touchdowns.
The Eagles have gone five straight games with not allowing a QB to have over 230 total yards and not scoring 15 or more fantasy points. The last time Aaron Rodgers was held under 230 total yards and did not score 15 or more fantasy points was Week 1 of this season. Although, he has been held under 230 total yards in four of his last five games.
Aaron Jones has scored a touchdown in both of his career games against the Eagles. The Eagles have allowed three different RBs to score a rushing touchdown in their last two games.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Indianapolis Colts
In six games this season, the Steelers have allowed a WR to score more than 20 points in PPR scoring. In two of his last three games that Matt Ryan is starting, Parris Campbell has gone over 20 points in PPR scoring.
The Colts have not allowed a WR to go over 85 receiving yards in two of their last three games. In every game that Kenny Pickett started and finished, no Steelers WR has gone over 85 receiving yards.
Jonathan Taylor was averaging 88.8 total yards, 0.1 touchdowns, and 12.5 fantasy points in PPR scoring when Jeff Saturday was not the head coach this season. With Jeff Saturday as a head coach, Jonathan Taylor has averaged 128.5 total yards, a touchdown, and 21.3 fantasy points in PPR scoring. While the Steelers haven’t allowed an RB to go over 125 total yards since Week 1 this season, they have allowed an RB to score a touchdown in all but two games this season.
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