Week 12: Game Time Decisions

Week 12: Game Time Decisions

Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rob Warner posts his big-name players to watch as they heal at the last minute before the games begin on Sunday.

Aldon Smith

Deja vu for Aldon Smith against Washington

After making a good impression in his 2014 debut last week against the Giants, outside linebacker Aldon Smith hopes to have a big game against Washington Sunday. Oddly enough, it was a Week 12, two-sack performance against Robert Griffin III that spring boarded a good finish last season following his leave from the team. He's looking for something similar Sunday.

Getting Your Roster Playoff Ready

Getting Your Roster Playoff Ready

Fantasy Football Expert Pilar Lastra wants you to clean house and prep your roster for the postseason. It's time to trim the fat and make your roster a lean mean winning machine. Drop players like the ones recommended, for example, Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon. He's struggled mightily in recent weeks.

Week 12: Fantasy Football Weekly

Week 12: Fantasy Football Weekly

The internet is buzzing about our new Fantasy Football Weekly column! Here we recap all the noteworthy news from the past week to get you caught up. Everything you need to know in one place! All things Fantasy Football! This week's review covers everything from November 15 to November 21. New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (pictured above) looks to get his team back in the win column.

Glenn Dorsey

Dorsey, Davis ruled out against Washington

Glenn Dorsey and Anthony Davis are officially ruled out of Sunday's game against Washington. Below is the full injury report.

Daily Dr. Roto: Tight End Injuries

Daily Dr. Roto: Tight End Injuries

A ton of injuries are hitting some of the top names at the tight end position. This means more teams than usual will be looking for alternatives and their absences will have ripple effects across their prospective offenses. For example, it won't help Robert Griffin III very much to be without TE Jordan Reed (pictured above)

NaVorro Bowman

Bowman to have doctor's visit Friday

Linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who won't practice this week, is slated to visit the doctor this Friday to see if his knee is recovered enough to begin practicing in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio appears bearish on the idea of nose tackle Glenn Dorsey playing Sunday against Washington.

"They Got a Win, But..."

"They Got a Win, But..."

The Buccaneers got their 2nd win last Sunday in a 27-7 victory over the Washington Redskins. Any win for the Bucs is a big deal, which is why some fans were overly excited with the outcome. For national analysts like Greg Cosell of NFL Films, last Sunday's win for the Bucs was far from impressive.

Dontae Johnson

Johnson heads nickel platoon

With first-round pick Jimmie Ward done for the year with a foot injury, the 49ers are going to look to multiple players to play the nickel corner position going forward. And that will likely start fellow rookie Dontae Johnson.

Week 12: Player Downgrades

Week 12: Player Downgrades

Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rusty Reeves predicts a heaping handful of players who will decline in the coming weeks. They should be downgraded at least one tier. Some of the names here are tough to swallow: Tom Brady (pictured above), Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson to name a few. But if you believe in matchups, this trio should be brought down a peg.

DeSean Jackson (Getty Images)

Jackson nearly came to San Francisco

After being released by the Eagles, receiver DeSean Jackson said nearly coming to the 49ers in free agency was a "close call."

Ahmad Brooks

Brooks: It was an emotional reaction

Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks cleared the air about leaving the team's 16-10 win over the Giants and not returning after he was reportedly unhappy with his playing time.

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