Fantasy Football 2015: Week 12 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 12 Waiver Wire Trends and Sleeper Pickups
November 27, 2015
It’s Friday, and around here that means it’s time once again to check out some of the notable sleeper pickups in the world of fantasy football. This is the Week 12 edition, and we’ve got some interesting plays coming up on Sunday. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers so you can find a solid waiver-wire-level pickup for your daily or seasonal league.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense: Let’s start out on the defensive side of the ball this morning and take a look at Tampa Bay. They’re coming off a nice showing in Philly, racking up three sacks, three picks, a fumble recovery and a TD.
The Buccaneers have scored in double-digits on defense in three of the last four weeks. They’ll be in Indianapolis on Sunday and facing an aging Matt Hasselbeck.
USA TODAY Sports
Shaun Draughn, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Draughn’s team is pretty terrible, but there’s some value here if you look close enough. He got all 20 touches out of the Niners’ backfield in Week 11, and though he didn’t total many rush yards he was a nice PPR play.
Draughn is a pretty good lower-end RB pickup who is available in most leagues. His status will hinge on Carlos Hyde’s, but he should get plenty of opportunities against the Cardinals this week.
Crockett Gillmore, TE, Baltimore Ravens: There’s good news and bad tied to Gillmore. The good news is that he’s scored double-digit fantasy points in each of the last two games, and is facing a pretty bad Browns pass defense in Week 12.
The bad news is that Gillmore will be dealing with Matt Schaub under center, and it remains to be seen what type of chemistry they’ll have. Still, he works as a sleeper.
Josh McCown, QB, Cleveland Browns: On the other side of that Ravens-Browns matchup this week is McCown, who will be returning to the QB spot following Johnny Manziel’s off-field antics.
McCown put up 19.24 fantasy points in his last outing (Arizona), and is capable of putting up some very nice numbers. This Ravens matchup is favorable if you need a low-end QB.
Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets: Let’s finish up with Powell today, as he’s coming off a promising showing in the Houston loss. He scooped up five of seven targets out of the backfield in that one, posting 67 yards.
Powell was about the only constant for the Jets offense. If they’re smart, they’ll utilize him again when the Dolphins come to town. Statistically, that’s a great matchup.
For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.