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The Shot Caller's Report - Wide Receivers
Your Guide To Fantasy Lineups: Week 12
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Bye Weeks: N/A

T.Y. Hilton

The T.Y. Hilton rollercoaster should be on the rise this week at home against the shaky Titans-D.

Grab a Helmet

T.Y. Hilton vs TEN: Take a look at the numbers, T.Y. Hilton is the Adrian Peterson of receivers! Hilton either hits really big yardage numbers (153, 177, 175) or barely registers on the stat sheet (57, 49, 30, 19, 27, 15, 23). Though maddening, itís seems to be the way of the receiver in 2017. There are a scant few guys putting up consistent weekly numbers, so Iím willing to gamble on Hiltonís talent. The Colts are home and coming off a bye week. Tennessee tends to play down to its competition, especially on the road, and Hilton roasted them twice last season. If you have Hilton youíve likely endured the roller coast this season, so I see no reason to get off now!

Vernon Davis vs NYG (Thu): Davis has soaked up 26 targets in the three games heís started for Reed, totaling at least 67 yards in each contest. Sure, he doesnít visit the endzone much, but in a sea of mediocrity heís been a solid fill-in fantasy starter. He has an absolutely delicious match-up with a Giant defense that treats tight ends like they are invisible. Davis should find all kinds of room to run around, (and have a turkey leg or two) and it would be an upset if he doesnít find the endzone, as the Giants have given one away in every game this season minus last week when Travis Kelce rolled up an 8-109-0 line. Fire Davis up as a TE1 lock.

Doug Baldwin/Paul Richardson @ SF: What do you get when you combine an offense that has to pass to move the ball and a defense that canít stop the pass? You get solid starting options in Baldwin and Richardson. Itís honestly painful to watch the Seahawks run the ball, and frankly itís been literally painful as well. Seattle is forced to trot out practice players and retreads on a weekly basis, and I know they have to try to run the ball, but we all know Russell Wilson and the passing game is going to carry this offense. San Fran has been a gritty team for most of the year, but they are going to be outmatched in this one, and I think both starting Seahawk receivers have big fantasy days and are as confidant of plays as I could find at the receiver position.

Grab Some Pine

Any Bears Receiver @ PHI: Thereís spreading the ball around, and then thereís whatever the Bears offense is doing. Granted they have the least pass catching talent in the league, but with every tight end and receiver on the roster only seeing about 4 targets a game, there isnít a single pass catcher you can hang your hat on. In a game they are likely going to have to throw often in, I just have no way to decide who they might funnel targets to because it's simply not the way they do things. Please, for your sanity, look away from any player not named Jordan Howard.

Marqise Lee @ ARI: I think if Jacksonville were allowed to, they would run the ball 60 times per game. They donít because this isnít 1940, but when they do, it likely wonít be to Marqise Lee that often this week. As the most reliable and experienced receiver on the team, itís a good bet that Lee is going to see lots of Patrick Peterson this week. Mere mortals stand little chance against Peterson, and itís likely that Bortles looks to his tight ends and backs in this one. The floor and ceiling are frightening low for Lee this week and Iíd look at plenty of better options.

Nelson Agholor vs CHI: I honestly believe that Chicagoís defensive coordinator Vic Fangio deserves some Coach of the Year consideration. Despite being devoid of big name talent on defense, this Chicago team has somehow held in check some of the most powerful passing games in the NFL. Agholor is trending way down lately, compiling only 54 yards on 6 catches in his last three games. This Eagles offense is as diverse as any in the league, and uses their personnel much like the Patriots do, as it seems to be game plan dependent. The Bears have been strong against slot receivers this year, so I look for a passing game plan that features the backs and Alshon Jeffery, leaving Agholor as a desperate fantasy start.

Good luck this week!

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