Fantasy Football: Week 12 Streamers To Consider

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I can’t believe we’re already in Thanksgiving week. The fantasy playoffs are less than a month away and getting those Ws in the following weeks might be the key to landing a playoff spot or even a first-round bye. So let’s take it one week at a time and try to get a holiday victory by squeezing as many points as possible from the most streamable positions.

It doesn’t matter if you just lost Joe Burrow or if you’ve been playing the streaming game since Anthony Richardson got injured. We’ve got you covered! This weekly article highlights some interesting streaming options for the QB, K, and D/ST positions. If you need any further help deciding your lineup, you can always check Andy, Mike, and Jason’s weekly rankings and use the Fantasy Footballers’ Start/Sit Tool

Let’s see what streaming dishes are being served this Thanksgiving weekend.


Gardner MinshewIndianapolis Colts (23% rostered)

Except for that game against Cleveland in which he scored twice from the air and twice from the ground, Gardner Minshew hasn’t been great for fantasy this season. He has been good enough to feed his main weapons, but game scripts haven’t allowed him to do a lot in general. This week he’ll come back from the bye to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a game that should force the Colts’ offense to be more aggressive. During the past four weeks, the Bucs have allowed the second most passing yards per game and the second most fantasy points to QBs. This is a good opportunity for Minshewmania to bounce back.

Derek Carr (or Jameis Winston?) – New Orleans Saints (59% rostered)

It’s still a little early in the week to know if Derek Carr will suit up for this Sunday. But if he doesn’t, gun-slinging Jameis Winston would be an even better streaming option in this great matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, who have been allowing opposing quarterbacks to go nuts lately. Since that wild four-touchdown Will Levis NFL debut, the Falcons have allowed the most fantasy points per game to QBs. So whoever ends up as the Saints’ starter this week, should be a good streamer.

Tommy DeVitoNew York Giants (5% rostered)

Someone has to be the first fantasy writer to recommend Tommy DeVito as a streamer. After what he did last week he deserves some consideration in good matchups. The Giants’ offensive line keeps allowing every opposing team to sack whoever is the QB constantly. DeVito took nine sacks against the Commanders and still managed to pass for 246 yards and three touchdowns, resulting in a more than decent fantasy finish. He will get a good chance to keep scoring TDs this week against the New England Patriots, who rank among the top-five teams in passing yards allowed. It might take some guts to start DeVito but he has scored more fantasy points each week since his first appearance. He should be fine this week.

Week Opponent Snaps played Fantasy points
8 New York Jets 67% 7.1
9 Las Vegas Raiders 67% 10.7
10 Dallas Cowboys 100% 14.5
11 Washington Commanders 100% 22.5
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Baker Mayfield – QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers (54% rostered)

Baker has had a much better fantasy season than anyone could have envisioned. Last week he had a tough game against the 49ers but before that, he had four straight weeks passing for over 230 yards and scoring over 17 fantasy points, including some complicated matchups. This week he’ll face the Indianapolis Colts, who are not an easy matchup by any means, but Mayfield has built a solid chemistry with his talented cast of pass-catchers. If you need help at QB this Thanksgiving week, Baker might help you bake a tasty win.

Baker Mayfield looks like a straight boss.

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Jake MoodySan Francisco 49ers (24% rostered)

After doing a great job during the first weeks of the season, rookie kicker Jake Moody struggled in some games and the fantasy community forgot about him. But since the 49ers returned from their bye week, he has been very accurate. Last week he nailed all his PAT and field-goal attempts. The 49ers will now face the Seahawks as seven-point favorites and are expected to score 25 points according to Vegas, which is a considerable number by this season’s standards. If you are not satisfied with your current kicker, I suggest you drop him for Jake Moody.

Jason MyersSeattle Seahawks (57% rostered)

On the underdog side of that same matchup, the Seahawks are not expected to score as many points, but their kicker Jason Myers might benefit from his team’s potential struggle to reach paydirt. He’s had nine field-goal opportunities during the past two games and this week he should get some more. Last week he missed what could have been a game-winning field goal. But it was a long, 55-yard FG attempt and his first miss since Week 4, so I wouldn’t be too worried about that. Jason Myers should be a solid streamer this week.

Lucas HavrisikLos Angeles Rams (0% rostered)

After cutting Brett Maher, the Rams hired Lucas Havrisik from the Browns’ practice squad and he has done everything his team has asked from him. He hasn’t shined much because he has only played in low-scoring games. His only miss so far was a 49-yard field-goal attempt in Week 9, but it was under very bad weather conditions so we should give him the benefit of the doubt. This week the Rams are road favorites in what is projected to be a high-scoring affair against the Arizona Cardinals. This is a good opportunity for fantasy managers in need of a trustworthy kicker who happens to be available in virtually every league. 

Brandon McManusJacksonville Jaguars (42% rostered)

The Jaguars’ kicker has been one of the most accurate this season. He only had one bad game in Week 3, but he has been perfect since then. He nailed all of his six kicks last week against the Titans and he should get plenty of opportunities to score fantasy points this Sunday against Houston in a game with a 48.5 over/under line. This is the highest betting line both teams have seen this season. The Texan’s offense has been so good lately that their games are constantly being projected to be shootouts. This should benefit the Jaguars’ fantasy-relevant pieces, including their kicker Brandon McManus.

Defense & Special Teams

Miami Dolphins (36% rostered)

Vic Fangio’s defense is finally getting on the right track. It has arguably been better than their offense lately and it has a lot to do with CB Jalen Ramsey returning from injury. Opposing offenses have been trying to avoid his side of the field and that has helped the defense in general. The Dolphins D/ST is massively available and has an enviable schedule during the following four weeks, starting with the New York Jets this Sunday. The Jets are in a messy QB situation and have allowed the most fantasy points per game to the D/ST position during the past four weeks, leading the NFL in turnovers during that span. Go get the Phins D!

New England Patriots (35% rostered)

The Patriots’ defense hasn’t been as good as usual this season. They have only scored 10 points once. But this week they will play the Giants, who have been really generous with opposing defenses. Even last week when they managed to play much better and beat the Commanders 31-19, the Giants’ offensive line allowed them to sack Tommy DeVito nine times! They are now way ahead in the allowed sacks competition and this trend should continue this Sunday. The Patriots’ D/ST is very streamable against them this week.

Detroit Lions (22% rostered)

The Lions’ D/ST should have been picked up in most leagues last week before they played the Bears, but they are still widely available. This week they’ll play the Green Bay Packers, who have allowed 12 sacks and five turnovers during the past four weeks. Jordan Love had a good game last week against the Chargers, but the Lions’ defense is much better and will force him to make mistakes.

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New Orleans Saints (73% rostered)

Not as available as the other options but still worth mentioning, the New Orleans Saints D/ST is coming off their bye week and has a great matchup in front of them against Desmond Ridder, who was benched for Taylor Heinicke three weeks ago and recovered the starting job due to injury. Ridder has been one of the most turnover-prone QBs this season, so I expect the Saints’ defense to be a very solid streamer this week.

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