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Fantasy Football – Week 12 Position Ranks

Anquan Boldin our top WR play once again

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Your fantasy football playoffs are just a few short weeks away, so here’s the preface for this edition of ETB’s vaunted weekly position ranks: if you’re still in the hunt, better not f*** up! And if you’re not, don’t be that guy who sulks in the corner and stops setting their starting lineup each week.

There’s absolutely nothing worse than “that guy,” and we know you know what we’re talking about. It’s not even about having pride in your loser of a fantasy squad–nope. It’s about having some respect for the guys who are still fighting for a playoff berth by at least putting your best foot forward in your season-ending head-to-head matchups. If you lay down like Marc Bulger facing a pass rush in a collapsing pocket, thereby giving your opponent an easy victory, you could very well be costing one of us a precious opportunity to gain ground on said opponent.

Know what I’m saying?

So please, do your fellow fantasy football leaguers a solid and make sure you have someone who’s actually playing on Sunday in your starting lineup. Leaving RBs, WRs, and TEs in there who are on IR or have been benched is just insulting.

Lecture over. With that out of the way, don’t forget that tonight sees the Cincinnati Bungles host the Pittsburgh Steelers, so plan accordingly. (By the way, this is the lowest we’ve ranked Brian Westbrook in a long, long time–start him at your own risk. And we can’t rank Reggie Bush any higher until we’ve seen him on the field, how many snaps he’s getting, etc.)

Fantasy Week 12 – Top 20 Quarterbacks

Peyton Manning is a NFL quarterback

1. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts @ SD
2. Jay Cutler, Denver Broncos vs. OAK
3. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers @ NO
4. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints vs. GB
5. Kurt Warner, Arizona Cardinals vs. NYG
6. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers vs. IND
7. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys vs. SF
8. Brett Favre, New York Jets @ TEN
9. Eli Manning, New York Giants @ ARZ
10. Kyle Orton, Chicago Bears @ STL
11. Jake Delhomme, Carolina Panthers @ ATL
12. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers @ CIN
13. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons vs. CAR
14. Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia Eagles @ BAL
15. Jeff Garcia, Tampa Bay Bucs @ DET (Sneaky Play)
16. Tyler Thigpen, Kansas City Chiefs vs. BUF
17. David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. MIN
18. Jason Campbell, Washington Redskins @ SEA
19. Matt Cassel, New England Patriots @ MIA
20. Chad Pennington, Miami Dolphins vs. NE

Rest of the Week 12 fantasy football ranks after the break…

Fantasy Week 12 – Top 30 Running Backs

Marion Barber should run all over the 49ers at home

1. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings @ JAX
2. Clinton Portis, Washington Redskins @ SEA
3. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears @ STL
4. Marion Barber, Dallas Cowboys vs. SF
5. LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers vs. IND
6. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers @ DAL
7. Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo Bills @ KC
8. Steve Slaton, Houston Texans @ CLE
9. Brandon Jacobs, NY Giants @ ARZ (Check Status)
10. Joseph Addai, Indianapolis Colts @ SD
11. DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers @ ATL
12. Warrick Dunn, Tampa Bay Bucs @ DET (Sneaky Play)
13. Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons vs. CAR
14. Ronnie Brown, Miami Dolphions vs. NE
15. Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans vs. NYJ
16. Willie Parker, Pittsburgh Steelers @ CIN
17. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. MIN
18. LenDale White, Tennessee Titans vs. NYJ
19. Thomas Jones, New York Jets @ TEN
20. Kevin Smith, Detroit Lions vs. TB
21. Ryan Grant, Green Bay Packers @ NO
22. Peyton Hillis, Denver Broncos vs. OAK
23. Tim Hightower, Arizona Cardinals vs. NYG
24. Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia Eagles @ BAL (Check Status)
25. Jamal Lewis, Cleveland Browns vs. HOU
26. Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints vs. GB (Check Status)
27. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers @ ATL
28. Larry Johnson, Kansas City Chiefs vs. BUF
29. Willis McGahee, Baltimore Ravens vs. PHI
30. Dominic Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts @ SD

Fantasy Week 12 – Top 36 Wide Receivers

Should be a big week for Reggie Wayne

1. Anquan Boldin, Arizona Cardinals vs. NYG
2. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts @ SD
3. Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers @ NO
4. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals vs. NYG
5. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions vs. TB
6. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans @ CLE
7. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons vs. CAR
8. Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos vs. OAK
9. Terrell Owens, Dallas Cowboys vs. SF
10. Santana Moss, Washington Redskins @ SEA
11. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs vs. BUF
12. Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers @ CIN
13. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cincinnati Bengals vs. PIT
14. Eddie Royal, Denver Broncos vs. OAK
15. Randy Moss, New England Patriots @ MIA
16. Jerricho Cotchery, New York Jets @ TEN
17. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers @ ATL
18. Wes Welker, New England Patriots @ MIA
19. Lee Evans, Buffalo Bills @ KC
20. Laveranues Coles, New York Jets @ TEN
21. Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints vs. GB
22. Antonio Bryant, Tampa Bay Bucs @ DET
23. Plaxico Burress, New York Giants @ ARZ (What a Dud Lately)
24. Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis Colts @ SD (Sneaky Play)
25. Braylon Edwards, Cleveland Browns vs. HOU
26. Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers vs. IND
27. Kevin Walter, Houston Texans @ CLE
28. Bernard Berrian, Minnesota Vikings @ JAX
29. Kevin Curtis, Philadelphia Eagles @ BAL
30. Steve Breaston, Arizona Cardinals vs. NYG
31. Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers @ NO
32. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints vs. GB
33. Matt Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. MIN
34. Chad Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals vs. PIT
35. Donnie Avery, St. Louis Rams vs. CHI
36. Devery Henderson, New Orleans Saints vs. GB

Fantasy Week 12 – Top 15 Tight Ends

The Gates is Always Open

1. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers vs. IND
2. Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins @ SEA
3. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys vs. SF
4. Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Chiefs vs. BUF
5. Dallas Clark, Indianapolis Colts @ SD
6. Owen Daniels, Houston Texans @ CLE
7. Kellen Winslow, Cle Browns vs. HOU (Check Status)
8. Greg Olsen, Chicago Bears @ STL
9. Bo Scaife, Tennessee Titans vs. NYJ
10. Zach Miller, Oakland Raiders @ DEN
11. Tony Scheffler, Denver Broncos vs. OAK
12. Donald Lee, Green Bay Packers @ NO
13. Daniel Graham, Denver Broncos vs. OAK (Sneaky Play)
14. Dustin Keller, New York Jets @ TEN
15. Kevin Boss, New York Giants @ ARI

Fantasy Week 12 – Top 15 Team Defenses

1. Pittsburgh Steelers @ CIN
2. Chicago Bears @ STL
3. Philadelphia Eagles @ BAL
4. Tampa Bay Bucs @ DET
5. Tennessee Titans vs. NYJ
6. New York Jets @ TEN
7. Baltimore Ravens vs. PHI
8. New York Giants @ ARZ
9. Minnesota Vikings @ JAX
10. Dallas Cowboys vs. SF
11. Jacksonville Jaguars vs. MIN
12. Green Bay Packers @ NO
13. Denver Broncos vs. OAK (Sneaky Play)
14. Carolina Panthers @ ATL
15. Miami Dolphins vs. NE

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