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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 12

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Atlanta Falcons
vs
New Orleans Saints
Georgia Dome | Thursday, Nov. 21 | 08:25 PM EST (NFL)

New Orleans Saints

    1. Drew Brees
    2. Drew
      Brees
      QB
    3. PASS YDS352
    4. PASS TD4
    5. INT0
    6. RUSH YDS0
    7. RUSH TD0

    Brees had a bit of a down week by his standards against the Niners, but should get back on track against the struggling Falcons.

    1. Darren Sproles
    2. Darren
      Sproles
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS33
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS47
    6. REC TD1

    Sproles had another down game last week, but is a strong play this week given the matchup.

    1. Pierre Thomas
    2. Pierre
      Thomas
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS66
    4. RUSH TD1
    5. REC YDS0
    6. REC TD0

    Thomas could be in line for a big game against an Atlanta defense that has allowed the 10th-most fantasy points per game to running backs.

    1. Mark Ingram
    2. Mark
      Ingram
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS26
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS0
    6. REC TD0

    Ingram was back to his old self against San Francisco, lending even more credence to the notion that his huge game against Dallas was an anomaly.

    1. Marques Colston
    2. Marques
      Colston
      WR
    3. REC YDS78
    4. REC TD1

    Colston had five catches for 80 yards last week and is a must-start against an Atlanta defense that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to receivers.

    1. Lance Moore
    2. Lance
      Moore
      WR
    3. REC YDS63
    4. REC TD1

    Moore is a strong WR3 against an Atlanta defense that allowed Tampa Bay to score 41 points a week ago.

    1. Kenny Stills
    2. Kenny
      Stills
      WR
    3. REC YDS42
    4. REC TD0

    Stills could be a deep play against an Atlanta defense that was burned on a 53-yard catch by Vincent Jackson last week.

    1. Jimmy Graham
    2. Jimmy
      Graham
      TE
    3. REC YDS114
    4. REC TD1

    Graham caught six passes for just 41 yards last week. Expect him to atone for that this week.

    1. Garrett Hartley
    2. Garrett
      Hartley
      K
    3. PAT5
    4. FG1

    The slightly embattled Hartley made all three of his field-goal attempts last week and is now 19-for-25 on the season.

    1. New Orleans Saints
    2. PTS ALLOWED13
    3. SACKS4
    4. INT2
    5. TD0

    The Saints have 32 sacks and 16 takeaways on the year, and could be a decent stream against the reeling Falcons.

Atlanta Falcons

    1. Matt Ryan
    2. Matt
      Ryan
      QB
    3. PASS YDS277
    4. PASS TD1
    5. INT2
    6. RUSH YDS0
    7. RUSH TD0

    Ryan completed just 19-of-36 passes for 254 yards, two touchdowns and two picks last week, and eventually passed the reins to Dominique Davis. He shouldn't be trusted as a fantasy starter for the rest of the season.

    1. Steven Jackson
    2. Steven
      Jackson
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS61
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS17
    6. REC TD0

    Jackson has had an underwhelming first season in Atlanta, and don't look for him to turn it around this week, even against a New Orleans defense that allows 4.9 yards per carry.

    1. Jacquizz Rodgers
    2. Jacquizz
      Rodgers
      RB
    3. RUSH YDS27
    4. RUSH TD0
    5. REC YDS30
    6. REC TD0

    Rodgers got six carries and two targets last week. His role remains too small to consider him in fantasy leagues, and he could see it further marginalized by Antone Smith.

    1. Harry Douglas
    2. Harry
      Douglas
      WR
    3. REC YDS104
    4. REC TD0

    Douglas exploded for six catches for 134 yards and a score last week. The Saints have limited opposing receivers this season, but Atlanta should have to throw a ton on Thursday. He's a WR2.

    1. Roddy White
    2. Roddy
      White
      WR
    3. REC YDS45
    4. REC TD0

    White got nine targets a week ago and caught his first touchdown pass of the season. He just might be relevant again. Consider him a WR3 this week.

    1. Tony Gonzalez
    2. Tony
      Gonzalez
      TE
    3. REC YDS64
    4. REC TD1

    Gonzalez caught seven of nine targets for 63 yards last week. If you own him you're probably starting him, but I dont have much confidence in his fantasy prospects.

    1. Matt Bryant
    2. Matt
      Bryant
      K
    3. PAT1
    4. FG2

    Bryant made both of his field-goal attempts last week and is now a strong 15-for-16 on the year.

    1. Atlanta Falcons
    2. PTS ALLOWED38
    3. SACKS0
    4. INT0
    5. TD0

    They just gave up 41 points to the Buccaneers. How do you suppose they'll do against one of the league's best offenses?

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