For the same reason why you should start Carson Palmer at QB, it’s a no brainer to take the best receiver on the team that Caron’s throwing to. Niners are ranked 27th in passing defense and 28th in total defense. All the healthy WR’s for the Cardinals should run wild this week, but best bet is probably Fitzgerald.
Also, DeAndre Hopkins is another no brainer this week. The Texans have the 31st ranked passing defense in the and ranked LAST in total defense.
*Note: stats below are based on footballoutsiders.com’s DVOA analysis, be sure to check out their explanation on DVOA if you haven’t read about it before.
Best Wide Receiver to Start in 2015 NFL Week 12
|Larry Fitzgerald||7400||[email protected] 04:05PM ET||61.4|
|DeAndre Hopkins||9100||[email protected] 01:00PM ET||53.7|
|Allen Hurns||5800||[email protected] 01:00PM ET||48.9|
|Eric Decker||5800||[email protected] 01:00PM ET||38.9|
|Allen Robinson||7300||[email protected] 01:00PM ET||38.8|
|Travis Benjamin||5300||[email protected] 08:30PM ET||24.7|
|Odell Beckham Jr.||8700||[email protected] 01:00PM ET||24.3|
|Antonio Brown||8700||[email protected] 04:25PM ET||19.6|
|Julio Jones||9400||[email protected] 01:00PM ET||12.8|
|Brandon Marshall||6800||[email protected] 01:00PM ET||12.5|