PewterReport.com’s Andrew Scavelli will be joining News Channel 8’s Dan Lucas every Tuesday night on the 11 p.m. newscast to keep you up to date on the latest fantasy football news and discuss potential players to target for that week’s matchups.
Which two NFC quarterback options will make you thankful you started in a game featuring two defenses that struggle to create turnovers? What Thanksgiving day running back will make for a tasty option in PPR leagues? Which wide receiver playing on Thanksgiving will look to carve up the opposing defense’s secondary for a second-straight week? What tight end should receive a large helping of targets this week? Which AFC East defense should you pick up that will be matching up against some turkey offenses down the stretch? Watch week 12’s Thanksgiving edition of the Fantasy Football Forecast to find out!
Each week Scavelli will also be answering your fantasy football questions submitted to the comments section of our Fantasy Mailbox, which will be posted on Pewter Report’s official Instagram account @pewterreport every Monday afternoon. Below are the questions that were asked in our mailbox for this week’s edition of the FANTASY MAILBAG.
Question: Aaron Rodgers vs Vikings or Jameis Winston vs 49ers in week 12?
Answer: It’s hard to go wrong with either of those options this week as both quarterbacks are in my top 10 but the player with the higher ceiling is Jameis Winston. As I mentioned in the Fantasy Forecast, although Winston has struggled with turnovers there is no chance of him being pulled again in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick in this week’s game and the San Francisco 49ers force even less takeaways than the Buccaneers. In the two games this season that Winston played the entirety of, the fourth-year quarterback finished with at least 350 passing yards and 20 fantasy points and I’m expecting that trend to continue this week. While Aaron Rodgers may be the safer and more consistent option, he goes against a Vikings defense on the road that has allowed one or fewer touchdown passes in eight out of 10 games and has greatly improved in limiting passing yards in their last four outings. In this case I’m rolling the dice on Winston because of the more favorable matchup and high-upside potential.
Andrew Scavelli is the Digital Content Director and Fantasy Football Analyst for PewterReport.com. Scavelli, a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, first started as an intern with Pewter Report in 2009 and has been following the game of football for most of his life. When he’s not adjusting his fantasy lineups, Scavelli can be found enjoying nature and pursuing his passion for health and wellness. Scavelli can be reached at: email@example.com
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