5 best fantasy football matchups to exploit for Week 12

5 best fantasy football matchups to exploit for Week 12

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It’s Week 12 of the fantasy season, and Thanksgiving is here. Plenty of players have matchups they should be thankful for this week. Here are the top five.

The fantasy football regular season is nearing its end, and the playoff picture is starting to come into focus. With every game being incredibly important from here on out, it’s important to start the right guys. Here are a few that are set up for big weeks due to favorable matchups. Let’s get into it!

Best fantasy football matchups to exploit in Week 12: Michael Pittman Jr. & Parris Campbell, WRs, Indianapolis Colts (vs. PIT)

Matt Ryan returning as the starting quarterback has been a welcoming change for Michael Pittman Jr. fantasy owners, as well as owners of Parris Campbell, who now seems to have solidified a PPR floor. Both players have seen at least six targets in back-to-back games.

The Colts have been playing competitive football under interim head coach Jeff Saturday, as they nearly upset the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. This has led to a resurgence of fantasy production from the Colts offensive skill players. Pittman and Campbell have both been startable.

This week, the matchup with Pittsburgh’s undermanned secondary is favorable for both the Colts’ starting receivers. They allow the most fantasy points per game to the wide receiver position and are constantly finding themselves in higher-scoring games. Both Colts receivers can be started this week in PPR formats, with Pittman having the slight edge.