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Week 12: Start 'Em

While we're not projecting starting type stats for these players, they have good potential and could surprise. This week's picks include Profiled players include Shane Vereen, Jerricho Cotchery, James Jones, Rueben Randle, and Aaron Dobson.
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If you are looking for a tight end for this week, you might not have to look any further than Rob Housler. Housler is coming off his best back to back weeks of his career, where he put up 10 receptions for 127 yards and his first career touchdown. This week the Cards face off vs. the Indianapolis Colts defense, fresh off getting smoked by TE Delanie Walker. Walker torched the Colts D for 10 receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown. If you need help at TE this week and Housler is sitting on your bench, give him a shot and start him

John Carlson had a solid start to his career -- catching 12 touchdowns over his first 2 seasons in 2008 and 2009 --, but since then he has been a ghost -- scoring only one time over the next three years. Things weren't looking likely to change this season with Carlson playing behind starter Kyle Rudolph; that was until Rudolph went down with a long term injury. In Carlson's first two starts, he has 12 receptions for 167 yards and one touchdown. This week Carlson has a great match up as he faces a Packers team that has been getting hurt by opposing team's tight ends. So far this season Green Bay has given up 51 receptions for 578 yards and five touchdowns to TEs. If you need help at TE this week, give Carlson a look.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings

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