Week 12 fantasy projections

Andy Dalton, Jermaine Gresham and Fred Jackson look like good starts

Originally Published: November 21, 2012
By Danny Tuccitto | Football Outsiders
Andy DaltonPeter Aiken/Getty ImagesAndy Dalton has a favorable matchup against a struggling Oakland Raiders defense this week.

Last week, we took one last look at fantasy schedule strengths based on Football Outsiders' defense-adjusted value over average (DVOA) metric (explained here). With many of the buy-low or sell-high options already on team rosters, it was geared more toward leagues in which the trade deadline hadn't passed yet.

To those who felt left out having only the waiver wire at their disposal, give thanks for the bounty I offer you today. What follows are the most favorable and unfavorable schedules from Week 12 to Week 16 for everyone's favorite waiver-wire targets: kickers and defenses. DVOA doesn't translate well to fantasy scoring for these two positions, though, so the rankings in the table below are based on fantasy points allowed.