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Week 12 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Titans vs Colts

Larry Rupp
Corey Davis' chemistry with quarterback Ryan Tannehill makes him a great start in Week 12.
Corey Davis' chemistry with quarterback Ryan Tannehill makes him a great start in Week 12. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images
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A battle for first place in the AFC South takes place in Week 12 as the Tennessee Titans (7-3) go on the road to take on the Indianapolis Colts (7-3). This game is pivotal in the NFL standings and is chock-full of fantasy football relevant players as well. The Colts head into this one as 3.5-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 Titans-Colts showdown.

Corey Davis Fantasy

Start Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis has quietly become one of quarterback Ryan Tannehill's favorite targets in the passing game this season. Davis is averaging 6.9 targets in his eight games played this season and has caught 10 of 13 targets for 180 yards over the past two weeks. The Colts are a difficult matchup as they have been able to keep wide receivers in check for most of this season, but look for the Titans to have a lot of motivation to win this game and split the season series. If that is going to happen, it could be through feeding Davis the ball. Don't be surprised if he finds the endzone in this matchup and puts up WR2 type numbers.

Michael Pittman Jr. Fantasy

Start Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Indianapolis Colts: Michael Pittman Jr. has caught fire over the past two games hauling in 10 of 11 targets for 167 yards and a touchdown. He was able to pick apart the Titans' secondary the first time these two teams met head-to-head and he could be in for another big game come Sunday. The Titans have given up a total of 1,873 yards to opposing wide receivers this season (No. 29 in the NFL) on 169 receptions (No. 31 in the NFL). Quarterback Philip Rivers may lean on the passing attack in this matchup and that would benefit Pittman from a fantasy football perspective. The rookie is a great start this week.

Jonnu Smith Fantasy

Sit Jonnu Smith, TE, Tennessee Titans: Yes, Jonnu Smith is among the highest-scoring fantasy tight ends this season, but this matchup does not look good for him. While he did score against the Colts two weeks ago, it was via a rushing attempt. The Colts have been dominant against opposing tight ends this season giving up just 384 yards (No. 4 in the NFL) and 1 touchdown (T-No. 1 in the NFL). Smith's scoring is very dependent on him finding the endzone as he has only had more than 40 receiving yards twice this season. With tight end being a thin position, Smith is not a must sit, but it would be smart to keep him on your bench if you have other options.

T.Y. Hilton Fantasy

Sit T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: It is important to overlook name recognition here and just look at the statistics. T.Y. Hilton has not scored a touchdown all season and his season-high in receiving yards is 69 set back in Week 5. He is simply not providing enough production to be started in fantasy football right now. The Colts have done a good job at spreading the ball around this season, which means no one wide receiver is peppered with targets. Hilton is an intriguing depth piece to have in case he starts ramping up his production in the next few weeks, but he has done nothing to prove he is worthy of being started.


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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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