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Week 12 Fantasy Football Report: Top 10 Players at Each Position, Hot Adds and Drops


With Thanksgiving Eve upon us and full slate of games set to kick off on Turkey Day, here are your top fantasy players by position for week 12.

Top 10 Quarterback Starters

Player

Matchup

Projected Points

Andy Dalton

Oakland

23.2

Peyton Manning

Kansas City

22.3

Matt Schaub

Detroit

22.1

Aaron Rodgers

New York Giants

22.0

Matthew Stafford

Houston

21.9

Andrew Luck

Buffalo

21.1

Eli Manning

Green Bay

21.0

Tom Brady

New York Jets

20.9

Drew Brees

San Francisco

20.5

Carson Palmer

Cincinnati

20.4

 

Top 10 Running Back Starters

Player

Matchup

Projected Points

Arian Foster

Detroit

19.0

Ray Rice

San Diego

15.9

Chris Johnson

Jacksonville

15.3

Frank Gore

New Orleans

15.3

Doug Martin

Atlanta

14.9

Ahmad Bradshaw

Green Bay

14.7

Adrian Peterson

Chicago

14.5

Jamaal Charles

Denver

14.4

Darren McFadden

Cincinnati

14.1

Matt Forte

Minnesota

14.1

 

Top 10 Wide Receivers

Player

Matchup

Projected Points

Calvin Johnson

Houston

11.9

A.J. Green

Oakland

11.4

Wes Welker

New York Giants

11.1

Roddy White

Tampa Bay

10.5

Reggie Wayne

Buffalo

10.4

Demaryius Thomas

Kansas City

9.9

Larry Fitzgerald

St. Louis

9.9

Brandon Lloyd

New York Jets

9.6

Brandon Marshall

Minnesota

9.5

Julio Jones

Tampa Bay

9.4

 

Top 10 Tight Ends

Player

Matchup

Projected Points

Jimmy Graham

San Francisco

8.7

Tony Gonzales

Tampa Bay

8.2

Jermaine Gresham

Oakland

8.1

Jason Witten

Washington

7.9

Brandon Pettigrew

Houston

7.7

Owen Daniels

Detroit

7.4

Vernon Davis

New Orleans

7.4

Martellus Bennett

Green Bay

6.7

Jermichael Finley

New York Giants

6.4

Aaron Hernandez

New York Jets

6.4

 

Top 10 Defenses

Player

Matchup

Projected Points

Denver

Philadelphia

8.2

Cleveland

Pittsburgh

7.9

Arizona

St. Louis

7.8

Seattle

Miami

7.8

Washington

Dallas

7.4

St. Louis

Arizona

7.4

Tennessee

Jacksonville

7.3

Cincinnati

Oakland

7.3

Pittsburgh

Cleveland

7.2

Houston

Detroit

7.2

Top Waiver Wire Pick-Ups

RB Ronnie Hillman, Denver
RB Jalen Parmel, Jacksonville
RB Bryce Brown, Philadelphia
RB Lance Ball, Denver
RB Beanie Wells, Arizona

QB Chad Henne, Jacksonville
QB Matt Schaub, Houston
QB Russell Wilson, Seattle
QB Andy Dalton, Cincinnati
QB Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco

WR Danario Alexander, San Diego
WR Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville
WR T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis
WR Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville
WR Julian Edelman, New England

TE Brandon Myers, Oakland
TE Dallas Clark, Tampa Bay
TE Jermichael Finley, Green Bay
TE Mercedes Lewis, Jacksonville
TE Visanthe Shiancoe, New England

Top Drops for Week 12

Willis McGahee, RB Denver
Rashad Jennings, RB Jacksonville
Titus Young, WR Detroit
Chris Ivory, RB New Orleans
Alex Green, RB Green Bay
Andre Roberts, WR Arizona
Isaac Redman, RB Pittsburgh
Nick Foles, QB Philadelphia
Joique Bell, RB Detroit
Peyton Hillis, RB Kansas City

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