FFL: Week 12 Matchups

Originally Published: November 23, 2005
By Scott Engel | ESPN Fantasy Games
Every week, we preview all of the upcoming games from a fantasy perspective. To help you with lineup decisions, we give you matchups to exploit, key starting choices and advice on who to leave on your bench.

Atlanta at Detroit: The Lions could have trouble handling what is becoming a more balanced Falcons offense. Michael Vick could throw for more than one score!--##FRONTSTOP##-->, possibly finding improving rookie Roddy White for a TD. A good passing game will open up wide running lanes for Warrick Dunn, who could have a 100-yard day. The Falcons' struggles defending the run have been well documented, so expect Kevin Jones to score, even if his yardage totals are disappointing. Start and Smile: Michael Vick, Warrick Dunn, Roddy White. Watch and Worry: Detroit defense/special teams.

Denver at Dallas: This could be a physical battle that makes both teams work hard to score points. Mike Anderson might get in the end zone again, but he'll have to battle hard for yardage. The receiving numbers of Rod Smith could also be limited. The Cowboys will likely try to control the ball and the clock, and RBs Julius Jones and Marion Barber could both post decent numbers. When Drew Bledsoe goes to the air, he should find Jason Witten open often over the middle. Start and Smile: Jason Witten. Watch and Worry: Keyshawn Johnson, Ashley Lelie.

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