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Jaxon Smith-Njigba start or sit: Week 12 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Jaxon Smith-Njigba ahead of the 49ers Week 12 matchup against the Seahawks.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba #11 of the Seattle Seahawks runs on the field against the Washington Commanders at Lumen Field on November 12, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks host their NFC West Division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night. San Francisco are 7-point favorites at the moment, so we can expect the Seahawks to need to throw the ball on Thursday night. Their passing game is a bit beat up, as QB Geno Smith is dealing with a bruise on his throwing elbow, D.K. Metcalf has a toe injury and Tyler Lockett continues to manage a hamstring injury. All three are expected to play though.

Fantasy Football analysis: Seahawks WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba

The rookie wide receiver, Smith-Njigba, has talent to be sure, but has yet to see a big enough workload to be counted on in fantasy. Smith-Njigba has only had one game where he’s cracked the Top-20 in wide receiver PPR points. He is seeing enough targets to have some fantasy hope, but hasn’t been targeted in the red zone very often, with just four on the year and zero times over the last three games.

Start or sit in Week 12 fantasy football leagues?

The rookie receiver is a sit in all but the deepest leagues against a tough 49ers defense.