The Challenge Fantasy Picks & Power Rankings for Week 12

Max Staley
T.J. Lavin and The Challenge return to screens this Wednesday, June 17.
T.J. Lavin and The Challenge return to screens this Wednesday, June 17. / Ethan Miller/Getty Images

For those who have yet to capture a red skull, time is running out. It's a guy's elimination week, so savvy fantasy owners should be looking to use men that will be looking to go into elimination.

Here at The Duel, we'll be providing fantasy picks and power rankings for each episode of MTV's "The Challenge: Total Madness." Here are our picks for Week 12.

The Challenge Fantasy Picks Week 12

1. Cory

It's hard not to love Cory this week. Cory is undoubtedly the best competitor among all the guys who have yet to earn a red skull, so he'll likely be fighting to go into elimination here. He was also the subject of the sneak peak MTV released, which shows him struggling with being away from his daughter. At the very least, expect Cory to get a ton of screen time. He's easily our MVP pick of the week.

2. Nelson

If it's a big week for Cory, that should mean it's a solid time to use Nelson as well. If Cory does go into elimination, Nelson will likely get a ton of screen time due to the alliance between the two. Using both Cory and Nelson will significantly limit the rest of your options, but they could score enough to make up for a weaker showing from some other competitors.

3. Jenny

With the way the pricing it set up this week, it'll be tough to get a lineup with all guys. Jenny is a cheaper option, but she could make for a solid pick here. Of course she's enough of a threat to have a chance to win the daily challenge, yet she has the second-lowest salary available this week. Playing Jenny carries some real upside and could open up some other options with the rest of your lineup.

The Challenge Power Rankings Week 12

Male Competitors

5. Cory

4. Nelson

3. Fessy

2. Rogan

1. Bananas

Female Competitors

5. Nany

4. Kaycee

3. Aneesa

2. Dee

1. Jenny

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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.