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Week 12: Sit 'Em

We look at players owners usually consider starting but should think otherwise this week. Profiled players include Profiled players include Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Andre Ellington, Montee Ball, and Michael Floyd.


Tavon Austin made his biggest fantasy impact of his young career in week ten, catching two touchdown passes for 138 yards, while also finding the endzone on a long punt return. The electric rookie was picked up in many fantasy leagues after this game, but I would not recommend starting him until he starts seeing the field more on offense. Despite his big fantasy numbers in week ten, Austin played just 15 snaps on offense, a number that will not lead to fantasy success in the future. Fantasy owners should not take the gamble on Austin this week.


Cecil Shorts is in the midst of a major slump, leaving fantasy owners wondering if he will be able to rebound this season. Shorts has caught just four passes over the previous two games, and voiced his displeasure with the Jaguars' offense after the week 11 loss. The third year wide receiver should be able to bounce back to fantasy relevance eventually, but I would not expect it to happen this week. The Jaguars take on the number one passing defense in the league this week in Houston, making it a good idea to leave Shorts on fantasy benches.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings