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Week 12's Best & Worst Fantasy Matchups

The Table is Set for Dak and Ceedee to FEAST on Thursday

The Thanksgiving puns are all completely warranted for a matchup made in heaven for Dak and Ceedee to continue their torrid pace on Thursday afternoon. If Tommy Devito can come in and throw for three touchdowns against the Commanders with a 75% completion percentage, then Dak Prescott and Ceedee Lamb are about to butcher them on national TV.

Dallas has been incredibly effective on offense at home, and that’s translated to both Prescott and Lamb’s game logs: Prescott has scored 29+ fantasy points in his last two home games, and Ceedee Lamb has scored 39+ in his, as well. Not to mention that Dak Prescott is averaging 25.2 fantasy points per game at home this season and has at least two touchdowns in four straight games coming into this one - plus Ceedee Lamb is top-3 in target share in the league with the most fantasy points per game of any player in fantasy football overall in the last four games.

Washington is currently allowing the most fantasy points to quarterbacks and the third most fantasy points to wide receivers, making Dak and Ceedee one of the most valuable fantasy stacks in Week 12 and also has them ranked respectively at 1 in our rankings. It almost feels too good to be true - between the timing of this matchup, the trajectory the teams are headed, and the uptick in usage we’ve seen for Lamb since the bye, they’re locked in as top-12 assets this week at the very least.

Tough Matchup for Seahawks Overall vs 49ers

Starting Geno Smith has felt like playing to not lose instead of playing to win – if you’re one of those people who are starting him in your league and it’s not out of desperation, it’s time to let go. Geno is averaging just 14 points per game on an offense that features D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, JSN, Kenneth Walker, and Zach Charbonnet. Those are weapons that are just about as good as you can get, and Smith has largely been able to squander those opportunities so far through the 2023 season.

Given his track record of poor production this year, the fact that the Seahawks play on Thursday, and the potential limitations he could face with a sore elbow, there should be plenty of other quality streaming options you can pick up to replace Smith both short and long-term. As for WRs D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, their individual matchups are strong - the 49ers are allowing the 7th-most fantasy points to wide receivers this year - but a dark cloud of Drew Lock is hanging over their heads going into Week 12.

If the Seahawks would have Drew Lock under center this week, both receivers would likely be relegated to WR3 duties or lower against the 49ers, but if Geno does play, both can have low-mid RB2 upside.


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