BOSTON (CBS) – Fantasy Football guru Dave Richard of CBS Sports joined the Toucher and Rich show Thursday morning to provide the listeners with his expert advice heading into Week 12.
Lots of teams are on byes and fantasy playoffs are approaching, so the moves you make now can either make or break your entire season.
This is the last week for the byes, and will be “smooth sailing” from next week on out.
Here are the teams on a bye:
– Philadelphia Eagles
– Seattle Seahawks
– Cincinnati Bengals
– Buffalo Bills
Dave Richard couldn’t remember the last team on a bye (Buffalo), and after realizing what team it was he jokingly said, “If you’re starting anybody from Buffalo you’re probably 2-8 and looking toward the fantasy baseball season.”
But with that being said, the services of AJ Green, LeSean McCoy, Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch will be unavailable this weekend, so Dave Richard is here to tell you about other viable options.
What are some potential waiver wire running back options? Richard said to see if a Bobby Rainey is available, or Donald Brown of the Indianapolis Colts. Another player he really like this week in particular is Browns back Chris Ogbonnaya.
Which quarterback with nine touchdowns in his last three games is a must-start this week? Also, Richard likes one rookie quarterback in particular that’s going up against a porous pass defense.
Toucher and Rich opened up the phone lines and took calls from some of the listeners, so for Dave Richard’s full Week 12 fantasy analysis listen below: