Week 12 fantasy projections
Andy Dalton, Jermaine Gresham and Fred Jackson look like good starts
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.
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Fantasy Football Week 12
It's a busy week in fantasy football, with all the byes done, the fantasy trade deadline passing, Thanksgiving games, and lots of playoff positioning.
Fantasy Football Tools• Week 12 Projections
• Roster Advisor
• 2012 Scoring Leaders | Points Against
• Most Added/Dropped (Past 7 days)
• NFL Nation blog
Week 12 Rankings
Bell Injury Blog
• Karabell: Four Downs from Sunday's games
• Kavanagh: Week 12 cheat sheet
• Karabell: Sneaky pickups
• Karabell: Week 12 flex rankings
• Pro FB Focus: Evaluating snap counts/trends
• Football Outsiders: Good/bad matchups
• Karabell: 2012 season rankings update
• Goal-Line Grid: Through Week 10
• Joyner: Injury replacements
• Karabell: Four Downs -- Week 11 recap
• Wednesday: Berry's Love/Hate
• Wednesday: Fantasy Focus on rankings
• Wednesday: Thanksgiving preview
• Tuesday: Colin Kaepernick's value
• Monday: Gronkowski replacements
• Monday: Week 11 breakouts
Countdown to Trade Deadline
• Mass: Trade deadline chat
• Cockcroft: Analyzing rest-of-season schedules
• Bell: Assessing risk of injured trade targets
• Berry: Ten trades I'd do
• Harris: Two approaches to trades
• McCormick: IDP trade targets
• Mass: Evaluating multiplayer deals
• Mass: 10 rules for trading
• Joyner: Playoff trade targets
• Karabell: Trade deadline targets
• Harris: Favorable playoff schedules
• Bell: Trade value of injured players