Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/22/12
Start ‘Em:Le’Veon Bell – Michigan State at MinnesotaWe have one of the top back in the big ten who averages over 20 carries a game going up against one of the worst defenses in the Big Ten. This seems pretty cut and dry to me.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASIBishop Sankey – Washington at Washington StateTime for my one “homer” pick of the year. Sankey has become the workhorse back for the last five weeks. This week brings on the Cougs for a road Apple Cup clash. Keep riding Sankey’s hot streak.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASI Jeremy Hill- LSU vs. ArkansasThe Razorbacks are surprisingly good against the run but considering that Hill is the most effective offensive weapon for the LSU Tigers, he is bound to see plenty of carries especially around the goal line.STAFF PICK - ERIK TJADENChris Nwoke- Colorado State vs. New MexicoNwoke was supposed to be one of the top fantasy backs but injuries and quarterback issues have kept him from even coming close to what we all expected of him this season.  However, he has had his bright spots and is coming off a 100-yard game against Boise State.  Reaching that same mark should be much easier this weekend against a Lobos team giving up 180 rushing yards per game.STAFF PICK - ERIK TJADENEddie Lacy – Alabama vs. AuburnIn case you’ve been living under a rock for the last three months, Auburn’s defense blows.  With T.J. Yeldon a little banged up, Lacy is primed to see plenty of carries and punish Bama’s arch-rival.STAFF PICK – TODD DEVRIESJahwan Edwards - Ball State vs. Miami (OH)Edwards has rumbled for over 100 yards in each of his last five games, and has scored a TD in three straight.  Miami (OH) ranks No. 122 in giving up fantasy points to running backs.  Edwards sounds like a solid start to me as a RB2 or RB3.STAFF PICK – TODD DEVRIESSit ‘Em:Joseph Randle - Oklahoma State at OklahomaRandle has been spinning his tires in the mud as of late. A match-up with Oklahoma is not a recipe for getting back on track.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASI         Bronson Hill – Eastern Michigan vs. Northern IllinoisLook for Northern Illinois to jump up big in this one and take the Eastern Michigan running game out of the gameplan. Hill may still rack up some “garbage time” fantasy points, but it will still most likely be below fantasy owners’ expectations.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASI, ERIK TJADEN         Andre Ellington- Clemson vs. South CarolinaEllington is a fantastic runner but will have little room to roam against a South Carolina defense front that features at least a couple future NFLers.  To make things worse, this is the battle for the Palmetto state and you better believe it is going to get chippy.STAFF PICK - ERIK TJADENMike Gillislee- Florida vs. Florida StateGillislee put up 27, 5 and 13 fantasy points against LSU, South Carolina and Georgia, respectively.  So he’s proven he can get the job done against top-flight SEC defenses.  However, I don’t want any part of him this week against the Noles in Tallahassee. Just not feelin' it. If you’re in an SEC-heavy format and are forced to play him, keep your expectations well in check.STAFF PICK – TODD DEVRIESCharles Sims – Houston vs. TulaneThis one kills me as I was all-in with Sims on draft day, and he made us look smart producing as a Top 5 fantasy RB for most of the season.  He’s got a bum ankle and has missed most of the past two games.  He did see a few snaps last week but was ineffective and got the hook. Unless we hear some really good news in the next 48 hours regarding his injury status, he’s too risky to play in your fantasy title game.  STAFF PICK – TODD DEVRIESWeek 12 Start Pick AccuracyJoe Arpasi – 28.0 FFPKevin Mount – 22.5 FFPErik Tjaden – 20.5 FFP Week 12 Sit Pick AccuracyErik Tjaden – 16.5 FFPKevin Mount – 18.5 FFPJoe Arpasi – 23.0 FFP
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