Start or Sit? (Thanksgiving Edition) Complex Sports Fantasy Football Tips (Week 12)

Start or Sit? (Thanksgiving Edition) Complex Sports Fantasy Football Tips (Week 12)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here's to enjoying some good food and great NFL action. But we also hope that stressing over the performances from your fantasy team(s) doesn't give you an upset stomach. Luckily, the football gods were watching over us during the creation of this season's scheduling because we won't have to make too many difficult decisions when it comes to who should and shouldn't be in our starting lineup. However, if you're looking for someone to take a chance on this day of thanks and giving, we bring you Start or Sit? (Thanksgiving Edition) Complex Sports Fantasy Football Tips (Week 12).

Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions (THURS., 12:30 ET)
START: WR Nate Burleson
SIT: GB Defense

Considering that this Packers/Lions game could very well turn into an offensive shootout, it doesn't hurt to have as many of each teams' players in your starting lineup. From Calvin Johnson to Aaron Rodgers to Greg Jennings to Jordy Nelson, to name a few. But one player that could turn into a good sneak start is Nate Burleson. With Charles Woodson trying (that's the operative word) to stop Megatron all game long, things should open up for Burleson.


Miami Dolphins @ Dallas Cowboys (THURS., 4:15 ET)
START: WR Laurent Robinson, RB Reggie Bush
SIT: WR Brandon Marshall

Where did this fantasy resurgence from Laurent Robinson come from? Back when he was with the Rams, Robinson was nothing more than an afterthought. Now that he's with Dallas, he has supplanted Miles Austin as the number two receiver on the Cowboys deadly pass attack. While it's believed that Austin will be returning very soon, you should just keep riding the wave until it all comes to an end.


San Francisco 49ers @ Baltimore Ravens (THURS., 8:20 ET)
START: WR Torrey Smith, BAL Defense, SF Defense
SIT: WR Michael Crabtree

Who can't wait to check out Harbaugh versus Harbaugh? That is, if you're one of the lucky few that can even watch it. Anyway, back to the analysis. This match-up has all the makings of a defensive showdown. But if you're in need of a flyer, Torrey Smith may be worth taking a chance on. As the Ravens primary deep threat, Flacco will take a couple shots downfield. If the San Fran D sleeps on him, Smith should be able to capitalize.

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