Fantasy football sit/start advice, Week 12: Jarrett Boykin

Al Bello

We take a look at whether or not you should start Jarrett Boykin in Week 12.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin has made the most of his opportunity since fellow receiver Randall Cobb went down with an injury. Boykin didn't do much in his rookie season after playing behind Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Greg Jennings and the aforementioned Cobb, but Boykin is now the third receiver on the field with Jennings leaving in free agency and Cobb injured.

On the season, Boykin has 29 receptions for 453 yards and a touchdown. The lack of multiple touchdowns is an issue at this point, but he's been coming on strong in recent weeks. Boykin had 112 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 10 and 91 yards in Week 11 against the New York Giants.

Fantasy Sit/Start: At this point, Boykin might actually be the smarter option ahead of Jones. He's been one of the top receivers all season, but has only managed to put up slightly better stats than Boykin overall. On top of that, the Packers are taking on the Minnesota Vikings, who have the No. 29 pass defense in the NFL, allowing 280.1 yards per game on average. The Vikings have allowed 23 touchdowns through the air this season as well, so Boykin could find himself in the end zone.

Boykin should be regarded as a deep start WR3.

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