Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit' Em for Ravens vs Rams

Jason Schandl
Cincinnati Bengals v Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals v Baltimore Ravens / Will Newton/Getty Images
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If you still have players on your fantasy team yet to play their Week 12 game, it means that the "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Rams will likely determine whether you're coming away with a win or not. There's no room for error when it comes to your starting lineup, specifically if you have multiple options for the game.

With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Monday's matchup between the Ravens and Rams.

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Start Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Mark Andrews' three touchdowns in the last two weeks have helped hide a recent drop in volume, failing to hit five targets for the first time this season in Week 9, and doing so again in Week 11. This drop is nothing to be concerned about though, as Week 9 saw him take on one of the league's best defenses in the New England Patriots, and Week 11 was a 41-7 blowout win in which he played just 24 snaps. He's still leading the Ravens with an average of 7.0 targets per game, and that keeps him firmly in play as one of the best fantasy tight ends around.

Start Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens: Unlike Andrews, Marquise Brown's low volume is something we should expect to continue, with just four targets in each of his three games since returning to the lineup in Week 9. His big-play ability means he's still a threat to do some serious damage on those looks though, and he showed that with 16 fantasy points in Week 10 (half-point PPR scoring). He's a boom-or-bust play, but he gets a solid matchup this week against the Rams, who rank third against the run, but just 17th against the pass in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metrics.

Sit Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff has only managed to score a combined 8.9 fantasy points in his last two games, and those struggles have helped him fall to 21st among QBs in fantasy points per game. The Ravens have held opposing passers to the NFL's sixth-fewest fantasy points per game, and this matchup does not position Goff well for a bounce-back game.

Sit Brandin Cooks, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Brandin Cooks is returning to action after a concussion has kept him on the sideline since Week 8, but it's hard to expect big things out of him in this one. With Goff in a weak spot, the upside available for the Rams' receivers is somewhat limited, and Cooks is the most likely option to take a back seat when they're not rolling. His volume is inconsistent, and even when healthy he had seen just three targets in two of his three most recent games, and he recorded more than three receptions in only three of seven healthy games.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. 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.

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