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Fantasy Football Sit ‘Em Week 12: WR Robby Anderson

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 03: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets reaches for what would be an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 3, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 03: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets reaches for what would be an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 3, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Heading into Week 12 fantasy football, it’s best to sit wide receiver Robby Anderson against the New England Patriots.

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is likely to play later on today against the New England Patriots but is still dealing with an ankle injury. A golden rule when it comes to fantasy football is never starting a wide receiver immediately upon return from an injury that limits their ability to get the job done.

Such is the case with Anderson and considering the Jets are huge underdogs in today’s game against the Patriots, doesn’t bode well for him to be any worth to fantasy football owners. It’s best to sit him this week and not even think twice about it.

Anderson has had a lackluster season even before his unfortunate ankle injury. So far, Anderson has only totaled 346 receiving yards, 21 receptions, and three touchdowns. Even if Anderson was healthy today, he still wouldn’t even be worth starting.

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If anything, the Jets will likely launch a run-oriented offense against the Patriots today. Considering that rookie quarterback Sam Darnold is out for today’s game as it’ll be Josh McCown under center, could mean a bigger focus on establishing the ground game.

McCown is also coming off a bad game before the Jets bye last week as the Jets offense is just flat out terrible. It’s lifeless as all one can hope for is offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates to simply stick to what has worked so far this season against the Patriots and run the football.

Either way, sit Anderson as he’s still dealing with an ankle injury, the game plan likely calls for running the football, and McCown will likely struggle again as he did against the Buffalo Bills in Week 10. It’s not worth taking such a huge risk at this point in the fantasy football season.

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