Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em, Week 12: Nate Washington In, Randy Moss Out

NASHVILLE TN - SEPTEMBER 19: Bryant McFadden #20 and Ryan Clark #25 of the Pittsburgh Steelers break up a pass in the end zone intended for Nate Washington #85 of the Tennessee Titans late in the fourth quarter at LP Field on September 19 2010 in Nashville Tennessee. The Steelers won 19-11. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Week 12 of fantasy football is here, and we have your Friday Start 'Em Sit 'Em Top 10 consensus rankings

Friday afternoon means only one thing, even on a holiday weekend, and that's fantasy football Start 'Em Sit 'Em consensus picks. We won't waste your time on the obvious guys, but our friends at PlayThisGuy.com took a look around the web to see who the top not-so-obvious Start 'Em Sit 'Em guys are for Week 12. We present the Top 10 consensus picks in each category below.

Randy Moss might be the new guy for the Tennessee Titans, but it's another receiver on the team that's gotten hot. Over the last three games, Nate Washington has turned in two 100-yard performances and scored two touchdowns. He has a juicy matchup this week against a terrible Texans secondary, so that's good. But he'll have the unheralded Rusty Smith throwing him passes, not Vince Young or Kerry Collins, so that's bad. Still, we think you can take a chance on him.

Matt Cassel tops the Start list, mainly because the Seahawks pass defense is really bad. Cassel and Dwayne Bowe have become a potent fantasy combination and that should continue this weekend.

We mentioned Randy Moss above, and so far his tenure with the Titans has been extremely unproductive, at least beyond being a decoy for Nate Washington. Even with the Titans playing the pitiful Texans secondary, the experts don't see Moss busting out this week and recommend sitting him. Another big-name receiver, Miami's Brandon Marshall, also gets the sit treatment this week against Oakland.

Week 12 Start

1. Matt Cassel (KC @ SEA)
2. Nate Washington (TEN @ HOU)
3. Mario Manningham (NYG vs. JAX)
4. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT @ BUF)
5. BenJarvus Green-Ellis (NE @ DET)
6. Shaun Hill (DET vs. NE)
7. Ahmad Bradshaw (NYG vs. JAX)
8. Mike Tolbert (SD @ IND)
9. Brandon Pettigrew (DET vs. NE)
10. New York Jets (NYJ vs. CIN)
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Week 12 Sit

1. Brandon Jackson (GB @ ATL)
2. Jay Cutler (CHI vs. PHI)
3. Randy Moss (TEN @ HOU)
4. Kellen Winslow (TB @ BAL)
5. Cedric Benson (CIN @ NYJ)
6. Johnny Knox (CHI vs. PHI)
7. Terrell Owens (CIN @ NYJ)
8. Carson Palmer (CIN @ NYJ)
9. Brandon Marshall (MIA @ OAK)
10. Fred Jackson (BUF vs. PIT)
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