Week 12 Fantasy Football Busts: Spoonfuls of stuffing on menu for Coleman, Peterson

Aaron Rodgers, GB, QB (81 percent started; Yahoo DFS: $34)
Matchup: at Min
Vegas line/total: Min -3.5, 47.5″ data-reactid=”23″>Aaron Rodgers, GB, QB (81 percent started; Yahoo DFS: $34)
Matchup: at Min
Vegas line/total: Min -3.5, 47.5

Adrian Peterson, Was, RB (67 percent started; Yahoo DFS: $24)
Matchup: at Dal
Vegas line/total: Dal -7.5, 40.5″ data-reactid=”26″>Adrian Peterson, Was, RB (67 percent started; Yahoo DFS: $24)
Matchup: at Dal
Vegas line/total: Dal -7.5, 40.5

Alex Smith lying on the turf agonizing an immediate eye-shielding reaction took hold. His shattered leg, broken in two places, was a reminder of how gruesome and barbarous football can be. It was a moment not for the faint of heart. In an instant, a career path changed. In an instant, an entire team reeled. The unfortunate incident thrusts Colt McCoy into the spotlight, a journeyman backup who’s posted 6.6 pass yards per attempt and a 79.1 passer rating in 37 games (25 as a starter). Smith wasn’t lighting the world on fire, but his managerial style, ball protection and judicious decision making was instrumental in assisting Peterson. The rusher witnessed a stacked front only 16.9 percent of the time. Now expected to encounter more overloaded boxes, he’s no longer a slam dunk must start, even though he’s posted encouraging numbers in YAC per attempt (2.84) and given his certified workhorse role (18.5 touches/game). Washington’s emaciated offensive line only complicates matters. On Turkey Day, Peterson is a tough-to-stomach option given the circumstances. Dallas, surely chomping at the bit in light of recent events, is a difficult opponent in optimal conditions. On the season, the Cowboys have allowed the ninth-fewest fantasy points, 72.7 rush yards per game, 3.65 yards per carry and four rushing TDs to RBs. DeMarcus Lawrence and Leighton Vander Esch both rank inside the top-10 in run-stop percentage according to Pro Football Focus. Another 100 yard effort seems unlikely against Big D.” data-reactid=”27″>When the camera cut to Alex Smith lying on the turf agonizing an immediate eye-shielding reaction took hold. His shattered leg, broken in two places, was a reminder of how gruesome and barbarous football can be. It was a moment not for the faint of heart. In an instant, a career path changed. In an instant, an entire team reeled. The unfortunate incident thrusts Colt McCoy into the spotlight, a journeyman backup who’s posted 6.6 pass yards per attempt and a 79.1 passer rating in 37 games (25 as a starter). Smith wasn’t lighting the world on fire, but his managerial style, ball protection and judicious decision making was instrumental in assisting Peterson. The rusher witnessed a stacked front only 16.9 percent of the time. Now expected to encounter more overloaded boxes, he’s no longer a slam dunk must start, even though he’s posted encouraging numbers in YAC per attempt (2.84) and given his certified workhorse role (18.5 touches/game). Washington’s emaciated offensive line only complicates matters. On Turkey Day, Peterson is a tough-to-stomach option given the circumstances. Dallas, surely chomping at the bit in light of recent events, is a difficult opponent in optimal conditions. On the season, the Cowboys have allowed the ninth-fewest fantasy points, 72.7 rush yards per game, 3.65 yards per carry and four rushing TDs to RBs. DeMarcus Lawrence and Leighton Vander Esch both rank inside the top-10 in run-stop percentage according to Pro Football Focus. Another 100 yard effort seems unlikely against Big D.

Tevin Coleman, Atl, RB (75 percent started; Yahoo DFS: $18)
Matchup: at NO
Vegas line/total: NO -13, 60″ data-reactid=”29″>Tevin Coleman, Atl, RB (75 percent started; Yahoo DFS: $18)
Matchup: at NO
Vegas line/total: NO -13, 60

Story Continues

Reader record: 31-42

Aaron Rodgers, Joe Mixon, Mark Ingram, Mike Evans, Adrian Peterson, Jared Cook)” data-reactid=”48″>Brad record: 65-39 (WK11 4-6; W – Emmanuel Sanders, Dalvin Cook, Jordan Howard, Carolina D/ST; L – Aaron Rodgers, Joe Mixon, Mark Ingram, Mike Evans, Adrian Peterson, Jared Cook)

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