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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 12 best and worst picks

These are the NFL players you should pick or avoid for 2015 NFL Week 12.

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SB Nation has partnered with FanDuel, which is a daily and one-week fantasy game. It's like your regular fantasy football leagues in that you pick players to represent your team and they put up points based on their stats. Where it's different is that you're not drafting the players. You're starting with a given amount of money and purchasing the players based on their prices. It's like playing fantasy but with a salary cap and you can win money each week.

So if you're interested in checking it out, I'm here to guide you with who you should/shouldn't pick to be in your fantasy lineup. The Philadelphia Eagles are off this weekend after getting blown out by the Lions on Thanksgiving, so here's some advice for selecting players from around the league. This is the lineup I'm entering this week.

QB: Brian Hoyer is having a surprisingly decent season. He has 13 touchdowns to only four interceptions. He's hardly a top fantasy quarterback on a regular basis but I really like him in this matchup against the Saints' defense. I like pretty much any QB against the Saints' defense. New Orleans has allowed the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, and it's not even close. Bill O'Brien has the Texans playing better recently and they're at home so I think the odds are stacked in Hoyer's favor here.

RB: The last time the Cardinals and 49ers met this season, Chris Johnson had a big day. He went for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. He also had one reception for 40 yards. San Francisco allows the second most fantasy points to running backs.

The Jets aren't getting great production from Ryan Fitzpatrick (surprise), so they have every reason to take the ball out of his hands and give it to Chris Ivory instead. Ivory's tough running style will challenge a Miami defense that allows the third most points to running backs.

WR: DeAndre Hopkins is pretty much a good play any week. He's actually the most expensive player on FanDuel this week. I especially like him going against a bad Saints defense. I took Hoyer earlier, so I'm counting on Nuk to make the quarterback look good. Call me crazy but I feel good about this Hoyer-Hopkins stack.

Rex Ryan has publicly acknowledged the Bills need to make a better effort to get the ball in the hands of Sammy Watkins. The talented sophomore is facing a Chiefs defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.

Allen Hurns is my third receiver. The Chargers' defense isn't good. Second year cornerback Jason Verrett is a bright spot for San Diego, but he'll covering Allen Robinson. That leaves Hurns with a more favorable matchup.

TE: Jordan Reed is a big weapon in the red zone for Kirk Cousins. He's caught five touchdown passes in Washington's last four games. The Giants' defense allows the second most points to tight ends.

K: I think Washington will be able to score on New York.

DEF: Arizona's defense is more than capable of handling Blaine Gabbert and whoever else the 49ers are starting these days.


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