There’s just a few weeks left to make that playoff push, to position yourself, to get that higher seed or separation. Fantasy owners are down to the last bye week, and with the Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers and Minnesota Vikings all out, some prime time players will be on the shelf. Dalvin Cook owners for example are going to need look to their bench for the first time this season and fill that hole. Melvin Gordon owners were just starting to get comfortable starting him too, and will need to change their lineup, and that’s where we are there to help you out.
Seasoned fantasy players know about the studs and chalky plays so at Bruno Boys we try to help wade through the matchups on those tougher decisions, or point out when there’s a great matchup that you should go all-in on.
Still, we feel very strong about these recommendations and you should use them to help guide you to your starting lineup.
Here are your Week 12 Fantasy Football Running Backs to Sit.
Sony Michel, New England Patriots vs. Dallas Cowboys
For three straight weeks, Michel has struggled to get any footing to get in a rhythm. He has been in single-digit hell for the last three weeks, failing to even reach 8.0 points since Week 7. His touches have dramatically dropped as have his snaps. Some of that has to do with the matchups they’ve had but defensively, the Cowboys are not to be taken lightly. While they’ve given up nine rushing touchdowns, it’s been to just five total running backs. Two backs (nearly three) went over 100 yards. So it’s not the matchup that’s ideal for a back struggling to find his groove.
In tough matchups such as these, James White stays on the field more and he’s likely to be in the mix with the injury to Mohamed Sanu. And this feels like it’s a game for White more so than one for Michel.