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.┬áIn no particular order, here are our Fantasy Football Starts for the four games on Thursday and Friday.

Quarterback
Start: Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

This will be the first of two games that Purdy will play against the Seahawks over the next three weeks. Whomever wins these two games is likely to win the NFC West. These are big games, and even though Purdy hasn’t done that well against good defenses this season, the pieces around him are getting healthier. In turn, his numbers have gone up, way up.

Purdy and the 49ers comes into Week 12, winners of two straight. He completed 40-of-51 passes for 629 yards, six passing touchdowns, and no interceptions in that stretch. Granted, he did that against two bad pass defenses. Seattle is on the border of being a very good defense, but if Kyle Shanahan trusts Purdy, like he has the last two weeks, he can be the fifth quarterback to score multiple times against the Seahawks.

Start: Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys vs. Washignton Commanders

This is another reminder that Commanders head coach Ron Rivera is on the hot seat. It got a little hotter after losing to the lowly New York Giants led by Tommy DeVito. While his team probably doesn’t stand much of a chance against the Commanders, Dak Prescott has no time to feel sorry for them. It was just at Week 5 when Dallas was showed with the cold reality that they’re not the best team in the NFC and they’ve got work to do before they can go into the playoffs with confidence.

Since then, Prescott has taken full advantage of softer defenses like the Chargers, Eagles, Giants and Rams. He heads into Week 12 having scored multiple touchdowns in five straight games, and Prescott led the Cowboys to victories in four of those games. The Commanders represent yet another favorable matchup against the best matchup for an opposing fantasy quarterback. It’s the first time he’s facing them this season and it’s also the first time he’s facing them without Montez Sweat and Chase Young. Since the trade deadline, Quarterbacks are averaging 278.3 passing yards and two touchdowns per game.