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Fantasy Football Week 12: Eli Manning and Michael Floyd are Steals for Fantasy Owners

Andrew Hedglen
Staff Writer



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Eli Manning (Giants QB) – The G-Men face Big D at home. The Cowboys give up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks, and Eli has been in the teens in fantasy points all season – except for week one, where he scored 31 against none other than the Dallas Cowboys. Feel comfortable with Manning having a strong fantasy performance this week, one in which he posts over 20 points.

Bobby Rainey (Buccaneers RB) – Rainey exploded last week, rushing for 163 yards and two touchdowns against the Falcons. In a game where Brian Leonard was announced as the starter and was thought to receive most of the carries in wake of Mike James’ season-ending injury, Rainey showed his superiority in the backfield. He’s still only owned in 29 percent of leagues, and he’s a great flex play against the Lions.

Chris Ogbonnaya (Browns RB) – The coaching staff in Cleveland has decided to give Ogbonnaya more carries going forward due to his impressive play and Willis McGahee’s miserable production. He had 14 touches for 99 yards last week, and faces off against a Steelers’ defense that gives up the 10th-most fantasy points to running backs. It’s a great match-up, and Ogbonnaya should be good for at least 10 fantasy points.

Kenny Stills (Saints WR) – Stills has been a boom or bust receiver all year, having the ability to catch the deep ball, yet being inconsistent fantasy-wise. In games where the Saints post 30-plus points, however, Stills has been great. They have a great chance to do that this week against a Falcons’ defense that has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers. Take a chance on Stills this week.

Michael Floyd (Cardinals WR) – Floyd is another guy that has been inconsistent over the course of the season, but he’s coming off of a monster 193-yard and one touchdown performance. They play the Colts, who have given up the ninth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.  Look for Carson Palmer to find the thriving young wideout five or more times this week.

Delanie Walker (Titans TE) – If you’re in need of a tight end, Walker has scored a touchdown in three of the last four games and is coming off of a 10-catch performance. It should be a close game in Oakland this week, with Walker showing more consistency. Only owned in 23 percent of leagues, he’s a great plug in at tight end.

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