Fantasy Football: Week 12 Sleepers and Values

Week 12 is upon us, but before you submit that lineup, let’s take a quick trip through our sleepers and values for daily fantasy players. Be sure to check out our new resource center here at BretskyBall, dedicated to daily fantasy sports play and also tune into the 4th Down Fantasy Football Podcast as hosts Wayne Bretsky and Michael Pichan recap the latest news and notes from around the league and also provide their weekly DFS picks.

Week 12 Sleepers and Value Picks


Matthew Stafford

Averaging a league-most 41 pass attempts per game, we’re not afraid of the Megatron-Ravis battle impacting Stafford’s numbers. Get him in your lineup.

Colin Kaepernick

What’s the cure to struggling, inconsistent play from your quarterback? A matchup with the soft Washington secondary.

Eli Manning

Toasted the Cowboys in Week 1 for 400 yards and three scores.

Running Back

Zac Stacy

The Bears have allowed 120+ rushing yards in each of their last five games and six of their last seven. Over his past three games, Stacy is averaging 26.6 carries per contest.

Andre Brown

Opposing teams have rushed for 100+ yards in six of the ‘Boys last seven tilts and was absolutely lit up by New Orleans last week.

Chris Ivory

If Haloti Ngata is out again, a matchup with the Ravens doesn’t look all that scary.

Ryan Mathews

Matchup be damned, Mathews comes at a steep discount this week. I’ll trust a guy whose piled up 33 caries for 186 yards over his past two games for about 6% of my Week 12 budget.

Wide Receiver

Vincent Jackson

The Detroit secondary is burnable and we expect Tampa to be competitive in a mini-shootout.

Eric Decker

Welker is coming off a concussion, Julius Thomas is an banged up if he plays at all, and Damaryius will have his hands full with Aqib Talib. If your buying a Broncos wideout, Decker should give you the most bang for your buck this week.

Torrey Smith

The Jets’ secondary got burnt by Marquise Goodwin and the Bills last week. Smith is a better all around player and should have no problem finding space downfield… now you just gotta hope Joe Flacco can hit him.

Brandon Lafell

It’s a tougher matchup than most think but with 8+ targets in each of his past three games, Lafell is a solid sleeper at just 4% of your budget.

Tight End

Rob Gronkowski

Now that Jummy Graham has already played, Gronk is the clear top tight end this week.

Vernon Davis

Washington’s secondary is really bad.

Delaine Walker

In a PPR you gotta love the attention Walker has been getting from Ryan Fitzpatrick of late. Solid bargain for Week 12.

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