Brought To You By: Drunk Guy Ky
Welcome back to the fantasy bar for week 12! After last week’s letdown, I needed a 12 pack and a few pulls of the clear to forget about the poor performances. A wise man once said, though, “We’re on to Cincinnati” so let’s get right to the guys I’m looking to shotgun a few beers with this week.
Bills QB Josh Allen – Allen has a juicy matchup at home that he’s had an extra week to prepare for against a subpar defense in the 18th ranked Chargers. Joey Bosa may be back but the Bills offensive line has been able to give Allen plenty of time to pick apart defenses.
Washington RB Antonio Gibson – Gibson has been on a tear the last 4 games. He’s like that buddy that’s been pounding drinks all night long, but keeps the shots coming until the bartender screams out for last call. One of those games was against Dallas where he went 20 for 128 and a score. Dallas is giving up the second most rushing yards to opposing running backs. While everyone else is loading up on all of the Thanksgiving goods, Gibson is going to be feasting on the Cowboys. You’re going to want to toast Gibson this week!
Texans WR Will Fuller V – Fuller has surprisingly been one of the more consistent wide receivers this season. He’s got 6 touchdowns on the year and averaging just shy of 16 points per game. Coming into week 12 facing the 21st ranked Lions defense that has repeatedly been torched like flaming Dr. Peppers on the outside. You’ll be celebrating with shots of Patron with Fuller in your lineups this week.
Raiders TE Darren Waller – Waller plays like a wide receiver with the size of a tight end. He’s the centerpiece of the Raiders offense. With his uptick in red zone looks this year, it has boosted his fantasy status to one of the elite tight ends in the league. Facing the Falcons’ 32nd ranked secondary, this matchup is as delicious as an ice-cold beer in the middle of July!
Honorable mention drinking buddies for week 12:
Derek Carr – stacked with weapons and poised for a big game against a poor defense.
Salvon Ahmed – Heavy workload against the Jets. ‘Nuff said.
Sterling Shepard – with 4 consecutive good games, Shepard is set to extend that streak in a great matchup with the Bengals.
Hunter Henry – Going into a game that has a high over/under, a lot of points will be scored and Henry is in line to dominate against a Bills defense that isn’t aware opposing teams have tight ends.
For every great shot of liquor, there’s a handful of nasty ones. We’ve all been there, right? Let’s get into the week 12 fantasy versions of Dark Eyes.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz – This matchup looks great on paper. It’s like the bartender is offering a “special” on crappy liquor that will have puking in the bushes in a matter of moments. Wentz is not only driving the struggle bus; he’s driving it with a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit. With a depleted offensive line and not a lot of weapons, this game is going to get out of hand fast and force Wentz to throw a lot. Wentz is leading the league with a turnover rate that would make Phillip Rivers blush. Put this shot down!
Eagles RB Miles Sanders – Everything said about Wentz applies here as well. If this game gets out of hand, you can only hope for garbage time dump offs to Sanders and a possible goal line carry. Just not trustworthy enough to consider. It’s like that middle tier shot your buddy gets you, but you know if you drink it, it’s going to come right back up.
Bengals WR Tee Higgins – It’s not that I don’t like Higgins. He’s made this list in back to back weeks. The loss of Joe Burrow just does not fair well for Higgins. Best bet is to bench him until you see what the quarterback play looks like.
Ravens TE Mark Andrews – After the last matchup with a tough Steelers defense that limited Andrews to a 3 for 32 line, it’s best to find a better option at tight end this week.
There it is, fantasy drunks! I wish you all the best of luck and a Happy Thanksgiving. As usual, I’ll leave you with a toast to a week 12 that is make or break for a lot of people out there: You win some, you lose some, so drink no matter the outcome. Cheers!