Week 12 of the 2023 NFL Season has arrived and we want to wish all of you in Bruno Boys Nation, a Happy Thanksgiving. May you all have a wonderful time with family, friends, and football. That’s right, there are three games on Thursday and one on Black Friday. Now, quickly just to recap the drama of Week 11 before we dive into this week’s games.
Philadelphia keeps looking strong after winning their Super Bowl rematch with the Chiefs, while Dallas remains close behind. San Francisco looks like they’re back on track but the Rams have Seattle’s number this season. The Lions are one game back of the Eagles but Jared Goff had trouble keeping his passes away from the Bears defense. The Saints were idol but no one is convinced they’ll be the ones to win the NFC South.
Baltimore beat Cincinnati but could have knocked them out of the playoff race after Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending wrist injury. They now sit alone on top of the AFC after the Chiefs lost. Then came a flurry of teams finishing 7-3 including the Browns, Jaguars and Dolphins with wins. Buffalo isn’t dead yet, neither is Denver who beat the resilient Vikings on the road.
We’ve sorted though all of this week’s matchups, storylines, and potential game scripts. We will help you make those tough decisions. In no particular order, here are our Fantasy Football Starts for the four games on Thursday and Friday.
Start: Joshua Dobbs, Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears
It doesn’t matter what uniform Dobbs dons or what team he’s playing, he competes. Dobbs has multiple touchdowns in four straight games, including a rushing tuddy in each of those games. He’s averaging 23.25 fantasy points over that stretch and is about to face the Bears who give up an average of 245.9 yards and 2.0 passing touchdowns per game. While the Bears have not given up a rushing touchdown, they have allowed one QB (Taysom Hill) to catch one while under center. It’s a way of saying that Dobbs owners should look favorably at his Week 12 matchup.