It’s Week 12 the 2020 NFL season and fantasy football is already testing players. The 2020 season is proving to be full of hard decisions in selecting the right waiver wire claims and knowing when to drop a player. But now players are needing navigate the COVID-19 situation as it disrupts games and schedules across the league.
It’s time to make the most crucial decision of them all–setting your lineups! Let’s about the Quarterbacks.
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Based on your league set up and scoring, your starting fantasy roster could hinge completely on the signal caller or it could be the most insignificant of skill players. In super-flex or two-quarterback leagues, it’s often the right combination of the two that pushes you over the edge. Start the wrong guy and it could be the difference of 20-30 points.
Let’s see which ones do NOT look good for Week 12.
Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars
Mayfield is extremely tempting to play this week. It’s a matchup against a terrible defense that’s giving up the third-most points to quarterbacks. He scored 30 points against the Bengals in Week 7, but that’s also the one time he has scored over 18 points. As much as the matchup is sure to draw in streamers, we would advise against it. Could the Jaguars be so bad that Mayfield throws for over 250 yards and three scores? Absolutely, just so this offense can flex that it can pass too, but it’s more likely that Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt combine to rush for 200 yards against and pummel the Jaguars on the ground.
Mayfield is without his best field-stretching receiver (Odell Beckham Jr.) and in an offense that is not only successful running the ball, they are winning games this way. He’s minimizing his interceptions and head coach Kevin Stefanski is fine with this winning formula.
It’s important to note for the city of Cleveland, winning games takes precedence over a splash of passing yards. This, more than anything, is why Mayfield has scored no more than 8.0 fantasy points in four of the last five games and there hasn’t been mutiny.