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Week 12: Player Upgrades

The passers, runners and receivers rising the short and long term fantasy football ranks This week's picks include Profiled players include Alex Smith, E.J. Manuel, Chris Ivory, Donald Brown, and Kendall Wright.


It seemed like Hakeem Nicks was poised to break out and start finding the end zone a few weeks ago, but instead it's been Rueben Randle getting all the red zone looks. The forgotten man in the Giants receiving corps has six touchdowns in the last six weeks. However, Cruz has been the WR getting the most attention from Eli Manning. Cruz has been targeted 31 times over the past three games and has totaled 18 receptions for 233 yards. He's bound to find the end zone soon as the Giants have games remaining against the likes of the Cowboys, Redskins (twice) and Chargers.


If we're talking Week 12, there are some streamer options this week. Garrett Graham from Houston is coming off a big game and plays Jacksonville, so consider him a nice plug and play solution at TE. However, Walker plays the Raiders this week and has the second softest schedule remaining for all tight ends. So he's the pick here, particularly after receiving 18 targets over the past two games. In fact, Walker cashed in on those targets, catching 14 passes – including all 10 thrown his way in Week 11 – for 153 yards and two touchdowns. There might not be a hotter tight end at the moment, and with his remaining schedule, Walker's scorching pace is likely to continue.

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

Jack Anderson
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Jack is a long-suffering Redskins fan who tries to find hope in winning fantasy football championships. He also loves helping others win them unless they're playing in the same league. Jack covered the NFL for three years and is currently a high school football coach in Virginia.