Welcome to Week 12 of the National Football League fantasy division. I will be your conductor on this journey into the depths of fantasy football angst and jubilation. We'll start with the actives and inactives and then I'll keep you updated on all of the Sunday action.
We also have Week 12 Rankings from Mr. Pat Daugherty, Nick Mensio’s sleeper picks, my AFC and NFC Targets and Touches and Evan Silva's detailed look at every game in his Matchup Column. So click on all of those and commit them to memory.
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1 PM Inactives/Actives
* Adrian Peterson and Greg Jennings are both active for the Vikings.
* Appearing on GameDay Morning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported it's "not looking good" for Julius Thomas (knee) to play Sunday night against the Patriots
* Fred Davis will be active in Week 12 against the 49ers.
* Marlon Brown will play today after missing last week’s game.
* Joique Bell is active.
* Haloti Ngata is active and expected to start today.
* Nate Burleson is officially active against Tampa Bay.
* According to ESPN's Adam Schefter on Hakeem Nicks (groin, questionable): Has strained abdominal muscle & "might not be looking good" for Nicks to play.
* Chiefs declared RT Eric Fisher (shoulder) and RG Jon Asamoah (shoulder) inactive.
* Patriots MLB Brandon Spikes has been downgraded from probable to questionable for Sunday night's game due to a knee injury.
* Jordan Reed is out.
Good luck this week! May your fake teams fly straight and true and destroy your opponents in the field of battle!
Week 12 Action
* Houston D starts with a sack. Good start for their DST, but MJD gets 16 yards on a screen pass. He's been playing better of late.
* Zac Stacy starts his day with a 11 yard run. Great matchup for him today.
* Nate Burleson gets the start.
* Tavon Austin back at it. This time a 65 yard TD run on a fake end around.
* Ace Sanders takes a quick slant for 51 yards.
* Cecil Shorts just misses a touchdown.
* Adrian Peterson's first run goes for 11 yards.
* Jaguars get stopped on 3rd and goal and go for it on 4th and 1 and Maurice Jones-Drew gets in for a 1 yard TD.
* Matt Forte fumbles near his own goal line. Rams ball on the 8.
* Matthew Stafford throws a pick on a miscommunication with Nate Burleson.
* Josh Cribbs in the Wildcat and throws it to Geno Smith for a first down.
* Zac Stacy gets in for a 1 yard TD.
* Mike Glennon to Tim Wright 3 times for 23 yards on this drive.
* Scott Tolzien rushes in for a 6 yard TD on a nifty spin move.
* Keenan Allen has 3 receptions for 41 yards.
* Not much running room for Bobby Rainey so far today with 11 yards in his first 6 carries.
* Matt Forte picking up good yardage with 5 carries for 56 yards.
* Ryan Tannehill throws a 53 yard TD to Mike Wallace.
* Josh McCown to Martellus Bennett for a 7 yard TD.
* Nate Burleson has 2 rec for 16 yards. 3 targets to Calvin Johnson's 0. And another catch for Burleson, this one for 29 yards.
* Alex Smith throws to Donnie Avery for a 32 yard TD
* Eddie Lacy is breaking tackle after tackle, but getting hit quickly. 9 carries for 33 yards.
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* Kellen Clemens to Jared Cook for a 6 yard TD.
* 60-yard catch for Torrey Smith.
* Nate Burleson 5 yard TD reception. Having a big day.
* Mike Wallace with another 50+ yard gain to put him at 110 yards.
* Maurice Jones Drew is having a big day so far -- 44 yard rushing gain.
* Nate Burleson's TD celebration is him buckling up and carrying a pizza.
* Mike Glennon throws a 7 yard TD to Tiquan Underwood.
* Terrell Suggs recovers a snap that hit off Greg Salas while Geno Smith was in shotgun and then Joe Flacco throws an interception to Antonio Cromartie.
* Cordarrelle Patterson has 4 receptions for 26 yards. Good to see him getting targets.
* Joe Fauria catches a 10 yard TD, his 6th of the season.
* Maurice Jones-Drew up to 97 total yards and a TD.
* Brandon Weeden in for Browns after Jason Campbell suffers an injury. He's getting checked out on the sideline.
* Antonio Brown 41 yard TD.
* Dennis Johnson came in for some good runs, 5 for 50 yards.
* Jamaal Charles goes in for a 7 yard rushing TD. He's at 53 total yards.
* Brandon Marshall 3 yard TD. Josh McCown having a good game with 143 yards and 2 TDs.
* Adrian Peterson gets in from the 1 yard line.
* Matt Stafford throws his second pick of the day. This one goes back for a TD.
* Cam Newton intercepted.
* Justin Houston and Tamba Hali both hurting for KC.
* Keenan Allen with 7 receptions for 88 yards.
* Dennis Johnson running hard when he gets a shot. Looks much quicker than Tate right now.
* Horrible call in the end zone again against Luke Kuechly with flag getting picked up on what was a helmet to helmet hit.
* Philip Rivers to Danny Woodhead 10 yard TD.
* Keenan Allen has 11 targets at half with an 8/104 line.
* Case Keenum finally with a good pass play. This one to Ryan Griffin for 37 yards.
* Dennis Johnson still getting work with 80 total yards.
* Andre Johnson finally gets his first catch of the day, 15 yards.
* Zac Stacy goes into halftime with 14 touches for 101 yards and a touchdown.
* Darrelle Revis is not out for Tampa's first defensive series of the half and is questionable to return with a groin injury. Megatron could go off.
* Hakeem Nicks is inactive. Get him out of your lineups.
* Christian Ponder to Rhett Ellison for a 12 yard TD.
* Ryan Mathews goes in for a 1 yard TD.
* Matt Stafford to Brandon Pettigrew for an 18 yard TD.
* Matt Flynn is coming in for Scott Tolzien.
* Ben Roethlisberger to Emmanuel Sanders for a 4 yard TD.
* Cam Newton rushes in for a 5 yard TD.
* Jamaal Charles drops what could have been a TD pass, but then runs one in from a yard. Must have Alex Smith on his fantasy team.
* Zac Stacy being evaluated for a possible concussion. His return is questionable.
* Matthew Stafford with another bad interception, 3 TDs and 3 INTs.
* Ravens intercept Geno Smith.
* Ryan Tannehill misses yet another deep pass.
* Joe Flacco 66 yard TD to Jacoby Jones.
* Alex Smith throws an interception, his 5th of the year.
* Danny Woodhead goes in for a 3 yard TD run after the turnover. Woodhead's 2nd TD of the day.
* Zac Stacy now ruled out of the game with a head injury.
* Tiquan Underwood 85 yard TD from Mike Glennon. Glennon and Underwood's 2nd TD.
* Eddie Lacy 3 yard TD run.
* Alex Smith to Anthony Fasano 4 yard TD
* Adrian Peterson tops 100 yards rushing. Groin injury aint' no thang.
* Ryan Matthews questionable to return with hamstring injury.
* Texans offense hasn't scored a TD in last 2 games against Raiders and Jaguars.
* Bobby Rainey has 18 carries for 35 yards. Yes, the Falcons run D is very bad and the Lions run D is very good. Rainey is somewhere in the middle.
* Daniel Thomas has an ankle injury. Return is questionable.
* Case Keenum is missing pass after pass. He looks hesitant now.
* Devin Hester has a punt return TD overturned due to a holding call.
* Eddie Lacy is doing work still. He's at 124 total yards, 4 rec and a TD.
* Geno Smith picked off again.
* Matt Flynn throws a 6 yard TD to Jarrett Boykin. Flynn has brought them within 3.
* Jamaal Charles runs for 46 yards. He's at 112 yards rushing and 2 TDs. JC Superstar.
* The Steelers pick six Brandon Weeden.
* Matt Forte looks to be in pain.
* Keshawn Martin bobbles the ball up in the air and it gets intercepted to end the game. Jaguars beat the Texans.
* Josh Gordon just snuck in a 203 yard receiving day!
* And add a TD to that Josh Gordon day. He catches a 1 yarder in garbage time.
* Ladarius Green down the seam for a 60 yard TD. He outran the whole secondary. The guy is amazing.
* Michael Bush gets in for a 1 yard TD. Vulture!!
* Calvin Johnson drops the ball and it's intercepted to ice the game for the Bucs.
* Josh Gordon has 14 catches for 237 yards.
* Mychal Rivera starts with a 10 yard catch from McGloin. He could have a big day with Moore out.
* Carson Palmer to Rob Housler with 2 catches for 35 yards already.
* Carson Palmer to Larry Fitzgerald 4 yard TD.
* Cam Newton to Greg Olsen 1 yard TD.
* Alex Smith to Dwayne Bowe 5 yard TD.
* Benny Cunningham 9 yard TD run.
* Mike Wallace almost made a last second game winning catch, but just missed.
* Matt Flynn leads the Packers down the field after getting them into overtime. Pretty great homecoming so far for Flynn.
* Philip Rivers with a great pass in the last seconds of the game to Seyi Ajirotutu for the TD and lead.
* Jay Feely has his FG blocked.
* Robert Quinn has a strip sack and recovery TD.
* Toby Gerhart has 90 yards on 7 carries. The Vikings are running through the Packers with Peterson and Gerhart.
* Kendall Wright with a 31 yard reception. Really talented player. Wish he had a better QB situation.
* Both Rashard Mendenhall 4/39 and Andre Ellington 4/32 are running well.
* Larry Fitzgerald catches his second TD, this one a 26 yarder.
* Dez Bryant misses a catch and it gets picked. Bryant also looks a little hurt.
* The Cardinals have 226 yards in three possessions.
* Cowboys defense gets a strip of Victor Cruz and a fumble return for a TD.
* T.Y. Hilton is hurt.
* Now Andre Brown is hurt.
* Packers and Vikings tie. Snore.
* Andre Brown back in the game.
* Cordarrelle Patterson had 8 receptions on 11 targets for 54 yards. He'll break out if he can see that many targets going forward.
* Mychal Rivera takes a severe hit.
* TY Hilton expected to return to game.
* Andrew Luck is pick-sixed. He has not looked good recently.
* Dez Bryant is back on the field.
* DeMarco Murray starting off hot with 76 total yards.
* Tony Romo to Jason Witten, 20 yard TD.
* Brandon Jacobs is reliving his youth on a 37 yard run.
* HA! Ha! HAH! Ricky Jean-Francois's celebration. twitpic.com/dmhd4r
* Larry Fitzgerald becomes the youngest player in NFL history to reach 11,013 career receiving yards.
* Rashad Jennings is running strong once again. He has 89 total yards. Darren McFadden may have been Wally Pipped.
* Josh Gordon had 14 receptions on 17 targets for 237 yards and 1 touchdown. After missing the first two games to suspension he now has 54 receptions for 988 yards and 5 touchdowns.
* Jamaal Charles had a big game with 14 carries for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns plus 4 receptions for 42 yards.
* Sebastian Janikowski already has 52, 48 and 24 yard field goals.
* Benny Cunningham, Zac Stacy and Tavon Austin ran for a combined line of 26/261/3. That's a nice 10 yards per carry. If only Zac Stacy could have gotten Cunningham's carries, he would have had a HUGE day.
* Rashard Mendenhall rushes for a 5 yard TD. The Cardinals are really starting to play well as a team. They lead the Colts 34-3. This is the second blowout in a row for the Colts at the moment.
* Jordan Cameron had 10 targets, but only 3 receptions for 32 yards.
* Eddie Lacy got back on track with a big game rushing 25 times for 110 yards and a touchdown and also saw 6 targets and caught all 6 for 48 yards.
* Ben Tate still looks like he's hurting with 7 carries for 1 yard and 5 receptions for 26 yards. Dennis Johnson looked much better on 13 carries for 74 yards and 2 receptions for 13 yards.
* Cecil Shorts had a pretty good game in a tough matchup catching 8 of 11 passes for 71 yards.
* Dexter McCluster had 10 targets catching 7 for 59 yards and just missing a touchdown. Dwayne Bowe had 6 targets catching, 5 for 51 yards and a touchdown.
* Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a 54 yard TD to Justin Hunter to go up one.
* Jason Witten catches his second TD of the game, this one a 2 yarder.
* Michael Floyd up to 7 receptions and 104 yards. That's back to back 100+ yard games.
* Rishard Matthews saw 7 targets, but only caught 3 for 2 yards. Too many mouths in the Dolphins' pass game to feed.
* Andre Brown up to 109 total yards.
* Adrian Peterson rushed a whopping 32 times for 146 yards and a TD on his balky groin while Toby Gerhart added 91 yards on 8 carries. That's a lot of yards against a Packers D that knew the run was coming.
* Last week Stephen Hill caught 0 of 7 targets and this week his replacement David Nelson caught 0 of 5 targets.
* The Cowboys forget to touch Brandon Myers down and he gets up after the catch to score a 27 yard TD.
* Andrew Luck to Coby Fleener for a 17 yard garbage TD, but a TD nonetheless!
* Antonio Brown had a tough matchup with Joe Haden, but got the best of him with 6 receptions for 92 yards and a TD.
* Rob Rob Rob Rob Rob Bironas! field goal.
* Miles Austin still doesn't have a target today.
* Carson Palmer is 24-35 303 yds 2 TDs
* Matt McGloin throws a pass to Marcel Reece for a 27 yard TD to put the Raiders up by 3.
* Justin Hunter hits 100 yards and a TD on 5 receptions.
* Julius Thomas is inactive.
* Aqib Talib and Alfonzo Dennard are active.
* Ryan Fitzpatrick to Kendall Wright for the game winning touchdown!
* Tim Wright caught 8 passes for 75 yards. That's good to see after two down games.
* Ryan Fitzpatrick with a nice game, 30 of 42 for 320/2, 5 rushes 26 yards.
* Eli Manning to Louis Murphy for the TD and then Andre Brown runs it in for the 2 point conversion to tie it up.
* The Cowboys pull it out with a Dan Bailey game winning field goal. Signing off from my couch, good day ma'ams and sirs.