Fantasy Football Update 11/26/16: Week 12 Sleeper Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers, Matchup Plays and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 12
November 26, 2016
With all the Thanksgiving activity that’s been going on the past couple of days, it’s easy to forget that the NFL’s Week 12 will be starting up again tomorrow. With that in mind, let’s check out a few sleeper and waiver wire options out there that you might want to take a good look at.
New York Giants Defense: We’ve talked about the Giants once or twice this week, as they’ve been a hot add coming into Sunday’s game. New York hasn’t been spectacular on D, scoring eight, six and seven points in their last three weeks respectively.
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That said, the Giants get a cake matchup this week against the Browns, so they’re a good target for stringer fantasy squads. Cleveland has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this year.
Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Dixon and Terrance West split the running back workload last weekend against Dallas, even though West seemed to be playing better.
If Baltimore sticks with that same philosophy, Dixon should have plenty of opportunities tomorrow against the Bengals. That’s a good thing, though, as Cincinnati has given up five touchdowns to RBs over the last five weeks.
Christine Michael, RB, Green Bay Packers: Michael was too new to the roster to contribute anything in Washington last week, but he should be ready for a better workload against Philadelphia.
Though he’s still behind James Starks on the depth chart, Michael may see enough touches to make a difference in the game Sunday. Whether or not he does anything with those touches remains to be seen.
Tennessee Titans Defense: Let’s go defense one more time, and check out the Titans. Sure, they’ve only scored double-digit fantasy points three times this year, but they’ve got a promising matchup looming on Sunday.
Tennessee will be taking on the Bears, who have given up the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing defenses this year. Chicago will also be without Jay Cutler, giving them a shot at the inexperienced Matt Barkley.
Brandon LaFell, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: On the other side of the aforementioned Ravens-Bengals matchup, LaFell is a fairly popular waiver wire add this week. He hasn’t done much in his last three outings, with a high of just 3.2 points in that span, but prior to that he logged at least 14.3 points in two of three weeks.
LaFell gets some extra juice here due to the matchup. He’s going against a Baltimore defense that has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers thus far.
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