This article is part of our Start vs. Sit series.
Week 12 is upon us and while it's a bit of a bland week in terms of big games, it still marks the opening week of the fantasy playoffs in most leagues. Nailing your lineup decisions this week is a do-or-die dilemma, and this week's article will hopefully give you the edge you need over your opponent to advance to the championship round. Let's look at this week's batch of Start and Sit candidates.
PLAYERS TO START
D'Eriq King, QB, Houston (at Tulane): Houston's been sort of a tough team to figure out this year, but the Cougars are a scary looking team with King at the helm of the offense. In two games (one start) as Houston's quarterback, he's completed 27 of 41 passes for 467 yards and four touchdowns while adding 97 yards and three scores on the ground. He gets to face a Tulane defense that's mediocre-at-best across the board, but it's worth noting that if there is one strength on the Green Wave defense, it's against the pass. With that, King may be put in more rushing situations Saturday, which only adds to his fantasy value.
Jaylen Smith, WR, Louisville (vs. Syracuse): Hey, remember this guy? At the outset of the season, Smith was primed for a huge year with 379 yards three touchdowns in his first three games before a wrist injury robbed him nearly one full month. Well, now Smith is back and making up for lost time. He's averaging