Sleepers week 12

Week 12 Sleepers NFL Fantasy Football

Week 12 Sleepers 2015 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Fantasy football owners have no more bye weeks to contend with for the rest of the season, but unfortunately many of them have injuries to key players that hurt them in Week 11. Hopefully the Week 12 Sleepers NFL Fantasy Football options will help owners recover from roster hits if you had from players such as SE RB M Lynch, BALT RB J Forsett or BALT QB J Flacco to name a few. –  Good Luck this week and…..a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Quarterback Sleepers Week 12


TENN Markus Mariota ( vs OAK )-

The Titans face the Oakland Raiders who are the 3rd worst NFL team defending the pass. Also, QB Mariota expects to get WR Kendall Wright back

WASH Kirk Cousins (vs NYG )–

Capt. Kirk faces the NY Giants, who give up more passing yards than any other NFL team. WR DeSean Jackson is back and connected with Cousins immediately for 87 yards and 1 TD Week 11

TB Jameis Winston (at IND)–

In Week 11, rookie QB Jameis Winston threw for 5 TDs against an exposed Philly defense, so he has to be over-flowing with confidence going into week 12. The Colts are 4th worst vs the pass, so Winston should have another big week


Running Back Sleepers Week 12


PHIL Darren Sproles (at DET)-

A “Sleeper Recommendation Week 11-LINK- and produced with 59 total yards and 1 TD.  RB Ryan Matthews (concussion) will likely sit out Week 12, so Sproles role should increase significantly again

IND Ahmad Bradshaw (vs TB)-

An Utter-Fantasy NFL Waiver Wire Week 12 recommendation- LINK– new QB M Hasselbeck is very comfortable playing with both IND running backs Gore and Bradshaw. In Week 11, Ahmad Bradshaw rushed 9/32 yards and 4 receptions for 20 yards and two TDs

NE James White (at DEN)-

We know that the Broncos can cover wide outs and having the 7th best defense vs the run will give RB L Blount headaches, so sneaky swing out passes to White seems logically especially since it worked so well Week 11 vs Buffalo- (2 TDs)

CHI Jeremy Langford (at GB)-

Most fantasy football prognosticators have RB Matt Forte coming back strong and getting his normal 20+ touches in the Bears attempt to beat the Packers. I can’t see that happening. RB Langford is playing great, so why not ease Forte back in? The Seattle back field Week 11, when RB M Lynch was deactivated minutes before kickoff, should have taught us not to automatically expect anything

ATL Tevin Coleman ( vs MINN)-

There is a real possibility that RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) isn’t cleared to play Week 12. He didn’t practice Wednesday

KC Spencer Ware ( vs BUFF)-

Charcandrick West (hamstring) did not practicing Wednesday. Coach Andy Reid said there’s a chance West will play Sunday against the Bills, but he also has full confidence in Spencer Ware


Wide Receiver Sleepers Week 12



TB Vincent Jackson (at IND)

In Jackson’s 1st game back since Week 7, he looked very strong and rested and finished Week 11 with 56 yards and 1 TD. The Rookie QB has to be filled with confidence after throwing 5 TDs in week 11


CHI Marquess Wilson (vs GB)–

WR Eddie Royal has already been rules OUT for Week 12, and TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) has been ruled OUT as well. Wilson is a lock for 8-10 targets from QB Jay Cutler


HOU Nate Washington (vs NO)-

Washington has a nice matchup this week against a hapless Saints secondary, but must battle WR Cecil Shorts (back from injury) for targets


Tight End Sleepers Week 12


IND C Fleener ( at ATL)-

A “Sleeper Recommendation Week 11-LINK- and I’m doing it again. A new quarterback’s best friend is a tight end that he can look for when he’s pressured- When QB Matt Hasselbeck took over in Week 4, Fleener had 9 receptions for 83 yards and 1 TD. Week 11 Fleener had 5 targets,and it might be more Week 12 at home

NE Scott Chandler (at DEN )-

WR J Edleman is OUT, D Amendola is hurt, A Dobson is hurt. The Pats receiving corps is beat up and what receivers are left, the #1 Denver defense can cover. I like Chandler as a nice safety valve for QB Tom Brady, who will want to get rid of the ball in a hurry after the pounding he got from Buffalo Week 11


Defense Sleeper Week 12

MIA (at NYJ)-

The Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has been throwing so many interceptions in the past 2 games, that there was talking of benching him