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Fanduel.com and BaseballGuys.com have joined forces this season. Every week there will be a contest set up at Fanduel.com for my audience to sign up and play a weekly, salary cap game that includes yours truly as one of the participants. Let me explain to you what that means.

A WEEKLY FANTASY BATTLE

Take on Ray Flowers. Show me that you’ve got more football knowledge than the arrogant one.

Sign up for the Weekly Fanduel.com/BaseballGuys.com NFL Salary Cap Contest. Pick your one week squad based on salary cap levels for players. Finish in the top-15 in Week 12 and you will at least double your $10 investment (all top-15 finishers will receive at least $20). Win the battle and you’re looking at a $250 windfall. Simple as that. You interested?

Week 12 BYE: BUF, CIN, PHI, SEA

Before you go and sign up at Fanduel.com there’s this – wouldn’t you like to know who to play? Now I’m not going to tell you who my team is, after all you will be competing against me each week, but that doesn’t mean I won’t offer some helpful advice each week.

So have at it folks.

Here are some Week 12 thoughts.

QUARTERBACK RECOMMENDATIONS

Case Keenum, Texans ($6,100): Romo and Stafford are in the $9,000's while Peyton is at $11,000. Now if only Keenum wasn't pulled in his last outing it would all be good. There's certain risk here since Keenum was pulled last week, I'm not trying to minimize that. Still, there's really nothing to dislike about his performance which includes eight scores and one interception. The matchup is so good as well. The Jaguars are the second worst defense this season at holding down QBs.

Scott Tolzien, Packers ($6,000): Tolzien threw for 280 yards an a score in his first NFL appearance. In game two he tossed for 339 yards though he threw three interceptions without a score. Still, he looked pretty solid against the Giants. This is a money play in Week 12, Scott is just so cheap, and the matchup is a good one as the Vikings allowed the third most points on a weekly basis to quarterbacks.

RUNNING BACK RECOMMENDATIONS

Rashad Jennings, Raiders ($6,600): I'm a huge fan of Jamaal Charles/Matt Forte/Adrian Peterson, but for $8,800 I'll pass. Jennings looks like he won't have to deal with DMC for one more week, and that means he's a strong play for another week. He faces a Titans club that has allowed a league worst 15 rushing scores, and over the last three weeks in a PPR setup, Jennings is tied with LeSean McCoy for the #2 spot at the RB position.

Shane Vereen, Patriots ($6,200): In his first game he had 101 rushing yards. In his second game only seven yards. No consistency there. But boy do we love this guy in PPR setups. In Week 1 he caught seven balls for 58 yards. In his second game he caught eight balls for 65 yards. His upside is capped though by Stevan Ridley who has run for seven scores in five games.

WIDE RECEIVER RECOMMENDATIONS

Alshon Jeffery, Bears ($6,500): He's literally $4,000 cheaper than Calvin Johnson. Wow. For his part Jeffery has averaged nearly six receptions and 102 yards the past seven games. Combine that with a Rams defense that has allowed 11 scores to wideouts and it sure sounds like Jeffery is a solid play for me.

Eric Decker, Broncos ($5,800): Decker costs less than Tavon Austin ($5,900) and Anquan Boldin ($5,900), really? With Wes Welker trying to return from a concussion the price for Decker seems low to me. I know the guy hasn't scored or gone for 75 yards the past three weeks, but he's so cheap and still catches passes from Mr. Manning. The Patriots have also allowed 11 scores to wideouts this season.

TIGHT END RECOMMENDATIONS

Coby Fleener, Colts ($5,400): Finally showing the numbers to match his talent, Fleener is trending. Last week he caught eight balls for 107 yards, both career bests. This week he faces the Cardinals, the worst team in football at limiting points to tight ends.

Rob Housler, Cardinals ($4,900): The last two weeks Housler has finally showed up. A talented, athletic threat, Housler has 10 receptions for 127 yards an a score. He's not likely to better that level of production in the Cardinals offense, but that's solid work for a guy on the cheap.

KICKER RECOMMENDATIONS

The Lions allow the second most points per week to kickers. The game against the Bucs will be played indoors this week. Does that mean Rian Lindell ($5,200) is worth a look? Seems like it. Nick Novak ($5,200) is playing in Kansas City against that rough defense. Maybe a lot of field goals and not end zone boggies are in the cards?

DEFENSE RECOMMENDATIONS

Play the Texans ($5,600). I don't really even want to talk about the value of play the Texans. Just look at the matchup. The Jaguars have thrown for five touchdown passes this season. They have thrown 16 interceptions. They are last in the league in rushing yards a game. They are last in the league in YPC. They are last in the NFL in points scored. Enough said.

To sign up to take me on in the contest over at FanDuel.com click on the link to the Week 12 Matchup.

By Ray Flowers




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