- Week 12 Sleeper’s and Start’ems for 2013!
It’s the final week of bye’s! We get all of our players back and it couldn’t be at a better time! Time to make that push for the playoffs! It’s time to cut that dead weight and start picking up those hot hands off the waiver wire. Running Backs this time of the season can make or break you team and we’ve had a few youngsters break out that could really help your teams down the stretch. We just watched Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey break onto the scene with a 3 touchdown performance, Colts RB Donald Brown has out produced Trent Richardson who the Colts sacrificed a future 1st-round pick for and Jets RB Chris Ivory appears to of transformed into a weekly producer (at least for the past 3 weeks now).
Week 11 Sleepers/Start’ems RECAP
DA GOODZ! Recommended starts that made us look good!
Ben Roethlisberger Pit vs Det – 29 of 45 for 367 yards 4TDs
Russell Wilson Sea vs Min – 13 of 18 for 230 yards 2TDs
Mike Glennon TB vs ATL – 20 of 23 for 231 yards 2TDs
Alex Smith KC @ Den – 21 of 45 for 230 yards 2TDs and 5 carries 52 yards
Running Backs (Rec = Reception)
Stevan Ridley NE @ Car – 13 carries 48 yards 1TD
Le’Veon Bell Pit vs Det – 18 carries 36 yards and 4 rec 52 yards
Andre Brown NYG vs GB – 18 carries 66 yards and 3 rec 27 yards
Chris Johnson Ten vs Indy – 17 carries 86 yards 2TDs
Knowshon Moreno Den vs KC – 27 carries 79 yards
Maurice Jones-Drew Jac vs Ari – 14 carries 23 yards 1TD and 4 rec 12 yards
Ben Tate Hou vs Oak – 19 carries 88 yards and 4 rec 29 yards
Wide Receivers ( Rec = Reception)
Vincent Jackson TB vs ATL – 10 rec 165 yards 1TD on 12 Targets
Larry Fitzgerald Ari @ Jac – 6 rec 61 yards 1TD on 9 Targets
Doug Baldwin Sea vs Min – 2 rec 63 yards 1TD on 2 Targets
Andre Johnson Hou vs Oak – 10 rec 116 yards on 17 Targets
DeSean Jackson Phi vs Was – 4 rec 82 yards on 4 Targets
Antonio Brown Pit vs Det – 7 rec 147 yards 2TDs on 13 Targets
Kendall Wright Ten vs Indy – 9 rec 80 yards on 12 Targets
Tight Ends (Rec = Reception)
Rob Gronkowski NE @ Car – 5 rec 59 yards 1TD on 7 Targets
Rob Housler Ari @ Jac – 6 rec 70 yards on 9 Targets
Coby Fleener Indy @ Ten – 8 rec 107 yards on 10 Targets
Charles Clay Mia vs SD – 6 rec 90 yards 1TD on 7 Targets
John Carlson Min @ Sea – 5 rec 69 yards on 7 Targets
Greg Olsen Car vs NE – 5 rec 52 yards 1TD on 8 Targets
NOT so goodz! Recommended starts that made us look bad.
QB Nick Foles Phi vs Was – 17 of 26 for 298 yards and 9 carries 47 yards 1TD
QB Ryan Tannehill Mia vs SD – 22 of 35 for 268 yards 1TD/1Int
QB Case Keenum Hou vs Oak – 13 of 24 for 170 yards 1TD/1Int
QB Jason Campbell Cle @ Cin – 27 of 56 for 248 yards 1TD/3Ints
RB Danny Woodhead SD @ Mia – 5 carries 21 yards and 2 rec 16 yards
WR DeAndre Hopkins Hou vs Oak – 1 rec 7 yards on 2 Targets
WR Riley Cooper Phi vs Was – 3 rec 37 yards on 7 Targets
WR Golden Tate Sea vs Min – 1 rec 26 yards on 4 Targets
WR Rishard Matthews Mia vs SD – 4 rec 52 yards on 6 Targets
TE Tim Wright TB vs ATL – 1 rec 13 yards on 2 Targets
TE Jordan Reed Was @ Phi – 1 rec 12 yards on 1 Target (Concussion)
WEEK 12 SLEEPER’S and START’ems for 2013!
Tom Brady NE vs Den – Brady is my MUST START QB of the Week! Heading into Week 12, the Broncos defense has been beat up by opposing quarterbacks. They have allowed the 3rd MOST yards through the air thus far (2,791 – 279 yards per game average) with only the Vikings and Lions being beat worse by QBs. The Broncos have surrendered 17 touchdowns to QBs in 10 games but only Alex Smith, Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco and Tony Romo have thrown for multiple touchdowns.
Drew Brees NO @ ATL – Since 2006, Brees has produced well against the Atlanta Falcons. Drew has produced some great numbers in his 15 career match-ups against the struggling division rival. Since 2006, Brees has produced 31 touchdowns,18 interceptions, 12 300-plus yard passing games and multiple touchdowns in 12 of those 15 games. He has produced multiple touchdowns in every game this year accept weeks 2 and 11 and has produced 300-plus yards in 8 of 10 games including 4 weeks straight. The Falcons have allowed 5 passing touchdowns to opposing QBs over the past 3 weeks with Mike Glennon and Russell Wilson throwing multiple touchdowns.
Eli Manning NYG vs Dal – Eli plays a Cowboys defense giving up the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, 25.0 standard points per game. He’s primed to take advantage and have a break out game. Counting the season opener at Dallas, when Manning threw for 450 yards and 4 touchdowns with 3 picks, he’s tossed 36 touchdowns against 22 interceptions in 15 meetings with the Cowboys.
Carson Palmer Ari vs Indy – The Colts defense has been starting to dwindle over the past few weeks. In the past 6 games, they have allowed 12 touchdowns to opposing QBs compared to recording just 2 interceptions and have allowed 4 of the past 6 QBs to throw for multiple touchdowns. Palmer himself has thrown for multiple touchdowns now in 4 of his last 5 games and was able to break his streak of 9 games with a interception.
Chris Johnson Ten @ Oak – CJ2K is my MUST START RB of the Week! Johnson headed into the locker room at halftime with 13 carries for 80 yards and a pair of scores, with the Titans holding a 17-6 lead. Rather than lean on Johnson to chew up the clock, the Titans barely put him to use as he rushed the ball just 4 times for 6 yards in the second half. Johnson finished the game with 86 yards on 17 carries, to go along with 1 reception for -1 yard. He now has produced 2 touchdowns in 2 of his last 3 games, with all 4 of his scores for the season coming in that span. The Raiders have allowed 88-plus yards rushing over the past 2 games.
Maurice Jones-Drew Jax vs Hou – MJD has been on a nice run lately. Though the yards might not be there, Jones-Drew has recorded a rushing touchdown in 2 straight games. He will look to record a rushing touchdown in 3 straight games for the first time since the 2011 season, when Jacksonville travels to Houston Week 12. Jones-Drew has a pretty favorable history against the Texans, averaging 67.6 rushing yards and 32.2 receiving yards in 11 career games. He also has totaled 11 touchdowns against the AFC South foe. Running backs are averaging 101.8 rushing yards, 29.1 receiving yards and 15.6 standard Fantasy points per game against Houston, totaling 7 touchdowns (6 rushing) thus far.
Zac Stacy STL vs Chi – Since taking over the starting job, the rookie has posted some solid numbers. Stacy has recorded 5 games with at least 17-plus carries, 5 games with at least 20-plus total touches, 75-plus yards rushing in 4 games, 2 games with 100-plus yards rushing and 4 total touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 receiving) in that 6 game span.
Pierre Thomas NO @ ATL – Thomas, who has emerged as the most reliable back on the team, led it in carries with 11 and rushing yards with 49. He added 5 receptions for 35 yards, though he was held scoreless after tallying 4 touchdowns in his previous 3 games. He almost snuck into the end zone on a 10-yard run late in the second quarter, but was stopped just short. Thomas has also been involved in the passing attack as he has recorded at least 4 receptions in 8 of 10 games thus far including 5-plus receptions in 3 games straight.
Andre Johnson Hou @ Jax – Johnson is my MUST START WR of the Week! Since Case Keenum has been named the Texans starting QB, Johnson has been targeted a team and league high 42 times in just the past 3 games. He has produced 382 yards on 24 receptions with 5 touchdowns 2-100+ yard receiving games and 1-229 yard receiving performance.
Larry Fitzgerald Ari vs Indy – Fitzgerald opened the scoring for Arizona with a 14-yard touchdown reception on the team’s first drive. Fitzgerald came close to a second touchdown in the second half, but he was pulled down at the Jacksonville 5-yard line after 6-yard catch. He was targeted nine times in the win. In the past 6 games, they have allowed 12 touchdowns to opposing QBs compared to recording just 2 interceptions and have allowed 4 of the past 6 QBs to throw for multiple touchdowns. QB Carson Palmer has thrown for multiple touchdowns now in 4 of his last 5 games and was able to break his streak of 9 games with a interception.
Rueben Randle NYG vs Dal – With Hakeem Nicks still searching for his 1st touchdown of the season and Victor Cruz not scoring since Week 4, quarterback Eli Manning is up to just 12 passing touchdowns through 11 weeks, 6 of those 12 touchdowns have gone to the youngster Rueben Randle. He has not seen more then 5 targets in his last 5 games but he has seen at least 1 red-zone target in each of those 5 games and has capitalized on all but 1 of those targets. Randle has now scored 6 touchdowns in his last 6 games.
Kendall Wright Ten @ Oak – Wright was targeted a team-high 12 times, and hauled in nine of those passes. Unfortunately, he struggled to break any big plays in the game, and was held to just 80 yards on those nine receptions. Wright has 59 receptions through 10 games (5.9 average) , but remains a guy who moves the sticks rather than a big-play option. His 660 yards come on just 11.2 yards per reception but he has produced 5-plus receptions in 8 of 10 games along with recording 8 games with either 69-plus yards receiving or a touchdown.
Jarrett Boykin GB vs Min – Aaron Rodgers will miss a third straight start Week 12 vs. Minnesota, but it shouldn’t be of major concern to Fantasy owners since his replacement, Scott Tolzien, hasn’t had any issues getting the football to Boykin. In 10 games against the Vikings, wide receivers are averaging 182.4 receiving yards and 24.2 standard Fantasy points per week, which is tied for the 10th-highest average. Wide receivers have totaled 11 touchdowns, with teammate Jordy Nelson being the only receiver to record multiple touchdowns against Minnesota. Boykin had 5 receptions for 89 yards Week 8 at Minnesota and since stepping up, has produced 85-plus yards in 4 of his 6 games along with recording 5-plus receptions in 4 of those 6 games.
Rob Gronkowski NE vs Den – Gronk is my MUST START TE of the Week! He caught his 40th career touchdown, a 9-yarder, in the third quarter at Carolina. He became the fastest tight end to reach 40 touchdowns, having done it in 47 games, 24 fewer than Antonio Gates. Gronkowski scored for the 2nd straight game and finished with 5 receptions on 7 targets for 59 yards. Since returning he has produced 4 games with 5-plus receptions and 59-plus yards including two 100-plus yard performances. In what is expected to be a shoot out, Gronk has a chance to put together a fantastic fantasy performance this week.
Vernon Davis SF @ Wash – Davis began the week with a concussion. He ended it with a touchdown. The 49ers prolific tight end, who cleared protocol in time to play Sunday in New Orleans, contributed 4 receptions on 5 targets for 33 yards and his 8th touchdown of the season. Davis has now scored 6 touchdowns in his last 7 games and continues to be a red-zone target Kaepernick.
John Carlson Min vs GB – Carlson continued to play well, as he led the team in receiving yards during Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks in Week 11. Carlson caught 3 passes of 15-plus yards, including a 30-yard grab in the 4th quarter. He was targeted 7 times and finished with 5 receptions for 69 yards in a 40-21 defeat. Carlson has been targeted at least 6 times in his last 3 games and has 16 receptions for 190 yards and a touchdown over that span.
Coby Fleener Indy @ Ari – QB Andrew Luck looked Fleener’s way a ton, as 10 of his 36 passes were thrown to him. He brought in 8 of those passes for 107 yards, both of which are the best totals of his career. Fleener has already surpassed his totals as a rookie across the board with 37 receptions for 439 yards and 3 touchdowns. Fleener has really stepped up over the past few weeks, he has recorded 10 targets in 2 of the last 3 games with 36 targets over his past 5 games and has produced 50-plus yards or a TD in 3 of those 5 games.
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