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Week 12 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Chargers vs Bills

Larry Rupp
Hunter Henry's fantasy outlook points to TE1 numbers in Week 12.
Hunter Henry's fantasy outlook points to TE1 numbers in Week 12. / Mark Brown/Getty Images
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Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills (7-3) look to remain on top of the AFC East division as they welcome rookie Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers (3-7) to town in Week 12 NFL action. The Bills head into this one as 5.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 12 Chargers-Bills showdown.

Hunter Henry Fantasy

Start Hunter Henry, TE, Los Angeles Chargers: Hunter Henry has started to turn the corner after a slow start to the season as he has now posted back-to-back games with 30 or more receiving yards and a touchdown. He is averaging 6.6 targets per game this season and also is second on the team with 12 redzone targets. He draws a great matchup in Week 12 as the Bills have given up the most yards to opposing tight ends in the NFL this season (642). Herbert continues to be aggressive in the passing game, which only increases the amount of targets Henry sees. He should be started across fantasy football formats this week.

John Brown Fantasy

Start John Brown, WR, Buffalo Bills: John Brown has quietly found his spot within this Bills' offense as he has caught 14 of 19 targets for 171 yards over the past two weeks. He has been battling injuries all season, but he is back and looks healthy moving forward. He is averaging 13.3 yards per reception this season and could be in for a large number of targets this week as the Chargers' defense will most likely focus on shutting down Stefon Diggs. Although he may not be the flashiest of players, Brown is easily a WR2 in fantasy football right now and is a must-start as he looks to continue this hot streak he has going.

Joshua Kelley Fantasy

Sit Josua Kelley, RB, Los Angeles Chargers: Fantasy football managers were excited about the potential of Joshua Kelley once starter Austin Ekeler went down with an injury, but he never was able to find his footing. The Chargers brought in Kalen Ballage a few weeks ago and he has been used as a workhorse running back. Kelley has posted just 23 total yards on 13 touches over the past two games and is simply disappearing from the offensive game plan. With Ekeler also returning soon, Kelley is nothing more than a depth piece in fantasy football at this point. He is borderline droppable and no one should feel comfortable starting him unless his workload drastically increases.

Devin Singletary Fantasy

Sit Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: Here is another player many people thought could have a breakout season in 2020. Devin Singletary was expected to be a workhorse running back for the Bills, but is now just splitting the work with rookie Zack Moss. Singletary has seen just 6 carries over the past two games after seeing double-digit carries in Weeks 2-6. He now faces a Chargers defense that is giving up 115.3 rushing yards per game (No. 15 in the NFL). Singletary has stayed present in the passing game, but it hasn't been enough to be fantasy relevant right now. Singletary is a fine handcuff to have on your bench, but he should not be started this week.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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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