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Fantasy football 2015: Who to start, who to sit in Cardinals vs. 49ers

Just a little fantasy advice for Week 12.

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We are heading into the final weeks of the fantasy football regular season. You need any edge you can get, right? If you have any Arizona Cardinals or San Francisco 49ers players on your roster, who should be on your roster the week? Here is my advice for those players this Sunday.


Chris Johnson, RB: The Niners lost their best interior defender in Glenn Dorsey. Seattle backup RB Thomas Rawls went for more than 200 yards against the Niners defense last week. Arizona is going to feed Johnson the ball. Expect him to bounce back from two low-stat games against very good defenses.

Carson Palmer, QB: He has been money all season. Leading the NFL in touchdowns and sitting in first or second place in almost all passing categories, he is a smart play every week. He has had two or more touchdown passes in eight of 10 games this season, at least three in six games and four in three games this season. Play him!

Michael Floyd, WR: Floyd should be good to go after missing last week with a hamstring injury. He is playing great football these days and has a history of playing well against the Niners.

Shaun Droughn, RB: he was the focal point of the offense last week. He might not necessarily find the end zone, but he caught eight passes last week and had 12 carries. With how running backs have caused some issues in the passing game for Arizona recently, he's really the only good fantasy option for the Niners. Plus, Deone Bucannon might be out.


Torrey Smith, WR: Even though Patrick Peterson is not 100 percent, he has been blanketing receivers this season. Smith was shut out in the two team's first matchup. Don't expect him to do well this time around either.

Blaine Gabbert, QB: Gabbert has had a decent stretch in a couple of games, but he is going up against a secondary that loves to take the ball away. This unit picked off Colin Kaepernick four times in Week 3 and held him to only 67 yards passing. It won't be that bad again more than likely, but don't expect him to be great.