Week 12 fantasy football rankings and mid-week pickups
Keep reading for 5th Down’s initial Week 12 fantasy football rankings for all scoring formats, and a few pickup recommendations courtesy of 5th Down’s Aidan Gurvitch. Hope all is well where you are, and thanks so much for subscribing!
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Joshua Palmer, LAC- WR
Joshua Palmer put up elite numbers in Week 11, just when we thought he might slow down as both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams returned to the field. But what a surprise, Mike Williams left the game with an injury, setting the stage for another impressive Palmer performance. It’s gotten to the point where fantasy managers can comfortably start Palmer week in and week out at FLEX, and Palmer’s upside is extraordinary if either Allen or Williams are out.
Isiah Pacheco, KC- RB
Not only has Isiah Pacheco assumed a starter’s role in recent weeks, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire reportedly has a high ankle sprain, which would sideline him for a significant time. Pacheco, who got the rock 15 times on Sunday, rushed for over 100 yards and was a touchdown away from decent RB1 numbers. Assuming Pacheco maintains the starting job, you can start him, and expect solid numbers, especially if he can find the end zone.
Samaje Perine, CIN- RB
Joe Mixon left the game in Pittsburgh early due to injury, leaving backup Samaje Perine to score not once, not twice, but thrice. What makes Perine even more intriguing, is that all three touchdowns were through the air, showing his potential to be a valuable utility of Joe Burrow. If Mixon doesn’t clear concussion protocol in time for the Week 12 matchup in Tennessee, Perine is an instant starter.
Week 12 fantasy rankings
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