Cover Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images


Welcome to the latest edition of the greatest, well, technically the worst fantasy football lineup imaginable from Week 12. Each week's bum-studded lineup is decided by balancing fantasy player ADP rankings, scoring projections and their respective scoring production from that week, based on FanDuel standard scoring.


Week 12 Fantasy Fail Lineup: 

Total = 23.53 Points


Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his 2.33 FanDuel fantasy points certainly set the tone for The Duel's Week 12 Fantasy Fails roster and it's third-lowest scoring roster of the season. 


It didn't quite measure up to Week 11's record-low 17.84-point, team performance, but guys like Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard and Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry sure gave it a run for its money.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas finally fell from untouchable fantasy status down to a season-low, 5.8-point performance in the Thanksgiving night game against a porous Atlanta Falcons defense. 


The Baltimore Ravens may have won last Sunday's game with rookie QB Lamar Jackson stealing the spotlight and glory for the result, but that doesn't make Ravens WR Willie Snead IV's fantasy no-show any less excusable. 

With a great matchup against an Oakland Raiders secondary, Snead walked away with a fantasy goose egg and his first Fantasy Fails appearance of the season. 


Finally, the Cincinnati Bengals defense/special teams used their second negative 4-point  performance in three weeks to make Fantasy-Fails history in Week 12 as well. The Bengals D/ST unit joined the Falcons as the only other defense to appear on our weekly roster of shame more than once. 


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.