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STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: Good/Bad Matchups – Week 12

We finally have a week where no teams are on bye. That’s beautiful, as you will have everyone available in a critical week. For you folks who are new here, I like to inform you all about the QB2 and TE2 players who can exploit a good matchup (and those who may let you down in a bad matchup, as well). Let’s go ahead and jump into some quarterbacks and tight ends who have good and bad matchups for Week 12.


Good Matchups

Tua Tagovailoa, Miami (at New York Jets)

As of this writing, there isn’t much clarity into whether or not Tagovailoa was benched or got banged up in Week 11 or both. If he is injured or flat out benched this week, then insert Ryan Fitzpatrick. The reason it doesn’t matter who is at the helm is because Miami gets a date with the lowly Jets this week, the best possible matchup for opposing quarterbacks. You have to remember that Tagovailoa had multiple touchdowns in each of the two games before his Week 11 debacle, so don’t be scared off of him for Week 12.

Baker Mayfield, Cleveland (at Jacksonville)

Mayfield hasn’t thrown a touchdown in each of his past three games, but that’s not his fault. In each those three games, the weather has been downright horrific. I’m talking pouring rain and devastating wind here. Anyway, you can trust him this week, as he gets to travel down to Jacksonville, where the current forecast for this contest looks beautiful. Oh, and Jacksonville is the second-best matchup for opposing quarterbacks. This is for you folks in deeper leagues, as I’d stream whoever is Miami’s quarterback in Week 12 over Mayfield.

Bad Matchup

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore (at Pittsburgh)

Jackson just hasn’t been getting it done this year, and he has a tough task ahead on Thanksgiving Day. Pittsburgh is the second-worst matchup for opposing quarterbacks, and he will be without some key starters on offense due to COVID. It’s really tough to bench Jackson, but if you have a better option on your bench, I’d go that route in Week 12.

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