Fantasy Football 2014: Week 12 Sleeper Picks
Taking a Look at the Week 12 Sleeper Trends in Fantasy
November 21, 2014
It’s Friday, and around here that means just one thing: it’s time once again to take a look at the fantasy football sleepers out there so we can check out some of the available options for the upcoming games. This is the Week 12 edition, and what with all the injuries in the league, there’s a glaring need for new blood. Let’s check out some of the trending sleeper picks and see what we can expect.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots: Did you miss out on the Jonas Gray sweepstakes? Not to worry, now there’s a new RB in New England. After getting bounced by the Steelers, Blount signed up with the Pats once again, immediately making him a legitimate fantasy add.
It’s hard telling what the split will be like between Gray and Blount, but if you’re desperate for an RB, this isn’t a crazy move. The team will get a tough test against the Detroit front this week, though.
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Ben Tate, RB, Minnesota Vikings: Speaking of low-end RB plays, let’s check out another displaced back who is now with a new team. Tate didn’t do so well with the Browns, compiling a pretty miserable statistical season. He’ll probably look better with Minnesota, but it may take a little time.
Tate will likely end up as the short-yardage guy, which means he could get some looks in goal-line formations. If he can snag a score this weekend, he’ll be a sneaky add.
Owen Daniels, TE, Baltimore Ravens: There’s a lot going against Daniels this weekend. He’s coming off a pair of dismal fantasy performances in his past two appearances, with 53 and 20 yards, respectively. He’s also facing the Saints, who are good against opposing tight ends.
All of that said, Daniels and company will be throwing a lot to keep pace with Drew Brees at home, so he could see quite a few balls come his way. He’s got 13 targets over his last two games, so Daniels isn’t the worst TE start this week.
Josh McCown, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Don’t look now, but McCown is starting to resemble a competent fantasy quarterback. He’s got over 20 points in his last two appearances, tossing for four touchdowns between them.
McCown will be back in the familiar confines of Soldier Field this weekend, visiting the Bears for the first time since he left in free agency. He could have a good day here.
Cody Latimer, WR, Denver Broncos: Want to dig deep for a WR sleeper this week? Latimer’s your guy. He’s spent most of his rookie season as a healthy scratch, with just one nine-yard catch to his credit.
That said, with all the injuries Denver has suffered this season, Latimer may end up seeing some field time this weekend. He’s a big, physical guy and could do well if given the opportunity. Just make sure he’s active if you decide to throw a Hail Mary and use him.
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