NFL Fantasy Football Week 12 Sleepers
NFL FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 12 SLEEPERS – A player gets injured, or someone breaks out and earns more opportunities. These players can make or break your fantasy season. No one can predict the future, so drafting a perfect team is out of the question.
Depth never hurts, so it is best to evaluate your roster weekly. This article is a great place to look and will feature the best waiver wire additions each week. (Rostered Percentages from ESPN)
Baker Mayfield – 44.6% Rostered
Mayfield has had a pretty good season thus far and has become a reliable streaming option at quarterback. He struggled a little bit last week against the 49ers, but he was not awful. He plays the Colts this week, which should be an easier matchup. They allow 228.8 passing yards and give up 24.8 points per game.
They also allow 38.9 receiving yards to running backs, which has been effective for the Buccaneers this season. Mayfield should have a solid Sunday, especially if Rachaad White makes his day easier with catches out of the backfield.
Matthew Stafford – 31.5% Rostered
Stafford is the next-best streaming option in the majority of leagues. He looked a little rusty in his first game back following a two-week hiatus due to injury and a bye week. His matchup with the Cardinals this week should help him get into the swing of things. Kyren Williams could return from IR this week and provide a much-needed boost to this offense. The Cardinals also allow 25.8 points per game, which makes it a good game environment for Stafford.
Zach Charbonnet – 32.6% Rostered
Kenneth Walker left the game with an oblique injury that should force him out for some time. The Seahawks play the 49ers on Thanksgiving night and Walker is questionable. But given the short recovery time, it is hard to imagine he plays.
Charbonnet is the lead back in the Seahawks’ backfield for at least this week. The 49ers only allow 81.4 rushing yards per game, but they give up the seventh most receptions per game to running backs. Charbonnet has caught 10 passes in the last two weeks. He is a solid start due to the volume he will receive, and worth adding.
Ty Chandler – 49.6% Rostered
Chandler is still splitting carries with Alexander Mattison, who ended up playing last week. I listed Chandler last week, and he finished with 11 fantasy points in standard leagues (15 in PPR). He only played 31% of snaps compared to 65% for Mattison. The Vikings should play Chandler more if efficiency is any indicator, but the Vikings keep trotting out Mattison. Chandler is a good addition and could become a league winner if given more playing time.
Josh Downs – 44.3% Rostered
The Colts are coming off their bye week and will face the Buccaneers, who struggle to defend the pass. Downs was dealing with a knee injury before the bye week, which limited his usage and efficiency. He should be healthier now and could explode against this secondary.
Tampa Bay allows the second most passing yards per game and is weak against slot receivers. He is a valuable player if available in your leagues.
Jayden Reed – 18.7% Rostered
Reed had a great game against the Chargers on Sunday and has seen an increase in usage in consecutive weeks. He played 69% of snaps last week and received ample opportunities. He had six targets and three carries, which he turned into 92 total yards and a rushing TD.
Aaron Jones avoided major damage to his knee but should miss some weeks. Reed is the prime candidate to see more usage in Jones’ absence.
Isaiah Likely – 1.0% Rostered
This addition is pretty straightforward. Mark Andrews suffered a season-ending injury, so Likely is the next man up. He has flashed during his career but has not received many opportunities to play behind Andrews. He faces the Chargers this week, who allow 67.5 receiving yards per game to tight ends. That ranks second-worst in the league.