Fantasy Football: Turkey Edition

by JK Karlson, Buffalo Sports Page 

Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us. Turkey Day allows for a day of eating all of the best food and watching football until it’s time for seconds and thirds. In celebration of this glorious day of gluttony and football I have complied a list of who you should start and sit on your fantasy team during the Thanksgiving games.

May your bird be juicy, and your players hot. Cheers!

Game 1: Minnesota at Detroit

Detroit has allowed the 6th most fantasy points to running backs this season. Minnesota has a top run defense.


Vikings: Start: Jerick McKinnon (RB), Stefon Diggs (WR), Adam Thielen (WR), Minnesota’s Defense
 Sit: Latavius Murray (RB)

Lions: Start: Matthew Stafford (QB), Golden Tate (WR)
Sit: Ameer Abdullah (RB)

Game 2: Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas


Chargers: Start: Phillip Rivers (QB), Melvin Gordon (RB), Keenan Allen (WR)
Sit: Hunter Henry (TE)

Cowboys: Start: Alfred Morris (RB), Dez Bryant (WR)
Sit: Jason Witten (TE), Dak Prescott (QB) IF Tyron Smith returns then Dak moves off the “sit” list.

Game 3: New York Giants at Washington

Giants: Start: Evan Engram (TE), Orleans Darkwa (RB)
Sit: Eli Manning (QB), Sterling Shepard (WR)

Redskins: Start: Kirk Cousins (QB), Samaje Perine (RB), Jamison Crowder (WR)
Sit: Josh Doctson (WR)

QBs

Tom Brady (New England)
Carson Wentz (Philadelphia)
Russell Wilson (Seattle)
Cam Newton (Carolina)
Kirk Cousins (Washington)
Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh)
Matt Ryan (Atlanta)
Drew Brees (New Orleans)
Jared Goff (Los Angeles Rams)
Alex Smith (Kansas City)

RBs

Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh)
Mark Ingram (New Orleans)
Todd Gurley (Los Angeles Rams)
Kareem Hunt (Kansas City)
LeSean McCoy (Buffalo)
Melvin Gordon (Los Angeles Chargers)
Leonard Fournette (Jacksonville)
Jordan Howard (Chicago)
Carlos Hyde (San Francisco)
DeMarco Murray (Tennessee)

WRs

Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh)
A.J. Green (Cincinnati)
Julio Jones (Atlanta) 
Doug Baldwin (Seattle)
Michael Thomas (New Orleans)
Brandin Cooks (New England)
Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers)
Tyreek Hill (Kansas City)
Alshon Jeffrey (Philadelphia)
Mike Evans (Tampa Bay)

TEs


Rob Gronkowski (New England)
Zach Ertz (Philadelphia)
Travis Kelce (Kansas City)
Jimmy Graham (Seattle)
Evan Engram (New York Giants)
Jared Cook (Oakland)
Vernon Davis (Washington)
Delanie Walker (Tennessee)
Greg Olsen (Carolina)
Jack Doyle (Indianapolis)

J.K. Karlson

J.K. Karlson is a connoisseur of football, actual and fantasy. Commissioner of her fantasy league and winner of championships. Charity work includes setting lineups for those in need and helping others reach their fantasy best.

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