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Week 12 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Rams vs Packers

Devon Platana
Fantasy football picks for the Los Angeles Rams vs Green Bay Packers Week 12 matchup, including Van Jefferson, A.J. Dillon and Sony Michel.
Fantasy football picks for the Los Angeles Rams vs Green Bay Packers Week 12 matchup, including Van Jefferson, A.J. Dillon and Sony Michel. / Adam Bettcher/GettyImages

A massive Week 12 NFC clash is scheduled for Sunday with the Los Angeles Rams set to play the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. It's projected to be a tight game, with FanDuel Sportsbook listing the Rams as the slim 1-point favorites.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 12 showdown.

Van Jefferson Fantasy

Start Van Jefferson, WR, Los Angeles Rams: Van Jefferson has been a pleasant surprise this fantasy season, entering Week 12 as WR45 in PPR formats. He's averaged 6.8 targets over his last four games, turning that into 13 receptions for 227 yards and a touchdown. Green Bay's defense will likely prioritize defending Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr., which means Jefferson could have some extra freedom. He's developed some nice chemistry with Matthew Stafford and should have a nice floor as a WR3 this week with WR2 upside if the game turns into a shootout.

A.J. Dillon Fantasy

Start A.J. Dillon), RB, Green Bay Packers: The latest news out of Green Bay is that Aaron Jones will be a game-time decision as he deals with an MCL sprain. If Jones is out, A.J. Dillon is a must-start. Even with the veteran getting most of the work this season, Dillon is still listed as RB24. He played 75% of snaps in his first start of the year in Week 11, finishing as RB13 with 15.7 fantasy points. Even though the Rams have been great at limiting RBs this year, you can't risk sitting any rusher seeing that much playing time on an offense like Green Bay's.

Sony Michel Fantasy

Sit Sony Michel, RB, Los Angeles Rams: There was a time earlier in this season where Sony Michel was a safe flex play. That isn't the case anymore. He's ranked as RB48 since Week 6 and has found the end zone just once during that span. It certainly doesn't help that the Packers are only giving up 19.8 fantasy PPG to running backs, which ranks 11th-best across the NFL. He'll still have some value whenever Darrell Henderson is sidelined, but that isn't the case in a tough Week 12 matchup.

Josiah Deguara Fantasy

Sit Josiah Deguara, TE, Green Bay Packers: Second-year tight end Josiah Deguara caught his first career touchdown pass in Week 11. While he could eventually become a consistent target in Green Bay, he's still hard to trust. Yes, his playing time has increased over the last few weeks, however, he's seen just two targets in three of his last four games. That type of volume is just too risky to turn to at this stage of the season. Until his target share increase, there are better tight end streaming options out there.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.