Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 12: Wide Receivers

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Sep 14, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) lines up opposite of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the third quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Sit ‘Em

Keenan Allen (SD) vs. St. Louis Rams – The San Diego Chargers No. 1 wide receiver has a favorable match up in week 12 as they face the St. Louis Rams. The Rams defense have allowed a touchdown to eight of the 10 wideouts they faced this season. So why is Allen on my Sit ‘Em list? Because it’s unclear who the No. 1 guy is in SoCal.

Malcom Floyd is the other half of the San Diego duo and has major big play ability. Allen on the other hand has just one scoring touchdown in 2014. (Trust me, I own him.)

There is a little more upside to Allen if you’re a part of a PPR league, as he has had at least six catches in three of his last four outings.

You could use Allen as a flex option, (in PPR) if you’re in a bind, but I would sit him this week if you have better options.

Golden Tate (DET) @ New England Patriots – Golden Tate has been red-hot in 2014. Since joining the Detroit Lions as a free agent during the offseason, Tate has already surpassed his career high for reception yards in a season and were only in week 12.

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This week however, I’m going to sit Tate vs. the New England Patriots. Rumor in the football world is that the Pats plan to use Brandon Browner to shadow Calvin Johnson and Darrelle Revis to shadow Tate.

Tate had a down week last week in the desert against the Arizona Cardinals, grabbing just two catches for 41 yards. This week will be equally as tough.

Revis is still one of the few dominate corners in the NFL and fits well in Bill Belicheck’s defense. Last week against the Indianpolis Colts, Revis contained speedster receiver T.Y. Hilton to just three catches for 24 yards out of seven targets.

The Lions offense has also struggled to get things going this year, with Tate being one of the few bright spots. Detroit’s schedule will get a little easier after this week, so wait until next week to put Tate into your starting line up.