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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 12

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Detroit Lions
vs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ford Field | Sunday, Nov. 24 | 1 PM EST (FOX)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    1. Mike Glennon
    2. Mike
      Glennon
      QB
    3. PASS YDS279
    4. PASS TD2
    5. INT2
    6. RUSH YDS0
    7. RUSH TD0

    Glennon predictably had a nice game against Atlanta, throwing for 231 yards and two touchdowns. Consider him a mid-tier QB2 against Detroit.

    1. Bobby Rainey
    2. Bobby
      Rainey
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS74
    4. RUSH TD1
    5. REC YDS31
    6. REC TD0

    Rainey has a tough matchup with the Lions, but he should be started in light of his 163-yard, three-touchdown game last week.

    1. Brian Leonard
    2. Brian
      Leonard
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS17
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS14
    6. REC TD0

    Bobby Rainey is clearly in control of the backfield. Leonard is no more than a weak handcuff.

    1. Vincent Jackson
    2. Vincent
      Jackson
      WR
    3. REC YDS112
    4. REC TD2

    Jackson had 10 catches for 165 yards and a touchdown last week. The Lions allow the second-most fantasy points per game to receivers, so anticipate a big game here.

    1. Tiquan Underwood
    2. Tiquan
      Underwood
      WR
    3. REC YDS64
    4. REC TD0

    Underwood could be a sneaky play in deep leagues given that the Lions allow the second-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. Tim Wright
    2. Tim
      Wright
      TE
    3. REC YDS43
    4. REC TD0

    Wright got just two targets last week, giving him three in the last two weeks combined. He shoudn't be on your radar at this point.

    1. Rian Lindell
    2. Rian
      Lindell
      K
    3. PAT3
    4. FG1

    Lindell made two of his three field-goal attempts last week and is now 15-for-18 on the season.

    1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    2. PTS ALLOWED37
    3. SACKS2
    4. INT0
    5. TD0

    The Bucs sacked Matt Ryan three times and picked him off twice, but the Lions present a much tougher challenge.

Detroit Lions

    1. Matthew Stafford
    2. Matthew
      Stafford
      QB
    3. PASS YDS357
    4. PASS TD3
    5. INT0
    6. RUSH YDS0
    7. RUSH TD0

    Stafford had 346 yards, two touchdowns and an interception against the Steelers last week. He should thrive against the Bucs, who allow the eighth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks.

    1. Reggie Bush
    2. Reggie
      Bush
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS86
    4. RUSH TD1
    5. REC YDS68
    6. REC TD1

    Bush struggled against the Steelers, running for just 31 yards on 12 carries and catching two of his five targets. You're starting him every week, but the Buccaneers have been decent against opposing running backs, allowing the 12th-fewest fantasy points per game to the position.

    1. Joique Bell
    2. Joique
      Bell
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS34
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS17
    6. REC TD0

    Bell outperformed Reggie Bush by a wide margin last week, but that doesn't mean he'll be in for more touches this week.

    1. Calvin Johnson
    2. Calvin
      Johnson
      WR
    3. REC YDS134
    4. REC TD2

    Johnson had a huge game last week, catching six passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns. Just another day in the life.

    1. Kris Durham
    2. Kris
      Durham
      WR
    3. REC YDS52
    4. REC TD0

    Durham had three catches last week, but he did get nine targets. While the Buccaneers haven't been great against opposing receivers, you should only be considering him in deep leagues.

    1. Brandon Pettigrew
    2. Brandon
      Pettigrew
      TE
    3. REC YDS45
    4. REC TD0

    Pettigrew caught three of his five targets for 37 yards last week. His inconsistency makes him too untrustworthy for fantasy owners.

    1. David Akers
    2. David
      Akers
      K
    3. PAT4
    4. FG3

    Akers made both of his field-goal attempts last week, but is just 14-for-18 on the season.

    1. Detroit Lions
    2. PTS ALLOWED24
    3. SACKS2
    4. INT2
    5. TD0

    The Lions got blitzed by Ben Roethlisberger last week, and the Buccaneers have thrown the ball well in recent weeks. I wouldn't be considering them on Sunday.

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