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Fantasy football Week 12: Matt Moore start or sit?

Believe it or not Miami’s backup quarterback may be a good start this week. We break down the fantasy implications.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore faces off against the New England Patriots in Week 12. More threw for 282 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11.

Jay Cutler is going to be out again this week and the Patriots aren’t afraid to give up points. Is Moore really worth starting?

Fantasy impact: while most fantasy owners would say the short answer to that is no, Moore might actually be a good streaming option. He’ll be playing on the road as a major-league underdog, but in the second half you would have to think the Patriots won’t mind giving up some points.

Points in garbage time count just as much in fantasy football as any other point scored, so why not roll the dice on Moore?

Fantasy owners who are having problems at quarterback might do just that. It’s quite the risk if you’re still looking to make the playoffs but if you’re feeling saucy, Moore is worth a gamble.

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