Fabiano’s Fantasy Focus Week 13, Volume I

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Each week NFL Network and NFL.com Fantasy Football Editor Michael Fabiano joins Sports360AZ.com’s Brad Cesmat to share his insight on building and developing your fantasy team for success.

Here are some hi-lights from our most recent conversation (November 26th) with the Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association Hall of Famer ramping up to a trio of games on Thanksgiving.

Better start this week Nick Foles or Matt McGloin? “Foles. McGloin has a good matchup this week. The Cowboys have been awful against quarterbacks this season but I just don’t trust him enough to start him with just one week left until the fantasy playoffs start in a lot of leagues. Foles doesn’t have the best matchup but I’m still starting him against Arizona.”

With Daniel Thomas hurt is this the week Lamar Miller finally breaks out? “Not against the Jets. Not against the Jets. People have been waiting on Lamar Miller all season long. He was one of the players I was really wrong on in the pre-season. They haven’t given him the ball as much as I thought they would. The offensive line issues are also clearly a problem. A couple injuries and the whole Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation has turned that offensive line into mush. I just don’t like that matchup. It’s a good thing for Miller’s value that you would expect him to see more carries but Michael Gillespie is always there to potentially be a number two and the Jets are just nasty against the run.”

Is Andre Johnson a good play Sunday at home against New England? “I really do think you play Andre Johnson. It’s the time of the year where you’re sticking with your studs. The Patriots have been very good. He’s going to see a lot of Aqib Talib but I still say you have to start Andre Johnson. You have to be pretty deep at wide receiver to bench a guy like A.J.”

Can only start one: Russell Wilson MNF against the Saints or Tom Brady in Houston against the Texans? “Brady. It seems like he’s back, Brad. Two games in a row with over 20 fantasy points. He had a very, very good stat line against the Broncos. If you could have pulled Brady at halftime in fantasy leagues you probably would have. Did you know he .76 fantasy points at halftime and scored 23 fantasy points in the second half? This is finally the Tom Brady we’ve been waiting for and expecting to get when we drafted him. I’m taking him against the Houston Texans in this game. He’s going to be a top five or six fantasy quarterback this weekend.”

To hear the rest of the interview click here.