The NFL Week 12 schedule provides more lineup flexibility, as there aren’t any teams on bye weeks. Injuries and unreliable performers, though, still force us to pursue some deeper plays, while I also feature some guys that should outperform expectations.
Fantasy QB Sleepers for Week 12
Jared Goff, Detroit Lions vs Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo pass defense is not a matchup to fear for opposing quarterbacks right now. Over the past four weeks, they have allowed the fourth-most passing yards to QBs.
Goff also plays much better in home games. In five games at Ford Field, he has 13 TD passes, compared to just two in five road games. Goff also averages 261.4 passing yards per game at home to 227 on the road.
If the Lions can stay in the game against the Bills, Goff will be a reason why. And shoud Detroit fall behind, he can also build a good stat line while operating in catch-up mode.
Taylor Heinicke, Washington Commanders vs Atlanta Falcons
In his last two games, Heinicke has not thrown a TD pass despite totaling 402 passing yards. However, he faces the Falcons this week, who have allowed the most passing yards to QBs this season.
Jahan Dotson and Logan Thomas are now healthy, giving Heinicke more of a complete arsenal to work with in a friendly matchup.
DFS Play of the Day
FanDuel DFS is offering new players when they deposit $10.
Grab this offer to start setting your DFS lineups every week of the NFL and fantasy football season.
Want to know more? Read Anthony Cervino’s FanDuel DFS review.
Fantasy RB Sleepers for Week 12
James Conner, Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Chargers
Conner had only 54 yards from scrimmage in a Monday night blowout loss to the 49ers, yet he also scored the team’s only touchdown. Expect him to be a crux of the Arizona offense in Week 12 against the Chargers.
The Los Angeles run defense ranks 30th in the NFL, and the Chargers have also allowed 10 rushing TDs to RBs.
Jeff Wilson, Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans
In his first two games with Miami, Wilson looks like he has taken the trade from the 49ers as personal motivation. He is running very hard with a lot of authority and confidence, whereas in the past he would try to dance and juke more than he does now.
In his last game before the bye, Wilson rushed for 119 yards on 17 carries, and he has two TDs from scrimmage in two games with the Dolphins.
This week, he faces the Texans, who have the worst run defense in the league and allow the most Fantasy Points Per Game to running backs.
Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders vs Atlanta Falcons
Gibson has performed well in a timeshare situation, as he can be efficient and does not have to be overworked as a true feature back. His versatility should be on full display this week.
Gibson totaled 103 yards from scrimmage last week, and the Falcons rank 28th in FPPG allowed to RBs. They rank 26th in both rushing and receiving yards allowed to the position.
Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills @ Detroit Lions
In his last two games, Singletary has all three of his rushing TDs for the season. This week, expect another end zone visit against the NFC’s worst rushing defense.
The Lions have allowed 12 rushing TDs to RBs, tied for the second most in the league. See where Singletary fits into our Week 12 fantasy football rankings.
Fantasy WR Sleepers for Week 12
Parris Campbell, Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Campbell has 12 receptions on 15 targets in his last two games, and he has three TD receptions in his past six. He has yet to crack the 80-yard mark this season, but this could be the week when Campbell clears that statistical bar.
The Steelers have allowed the most Fantasy Points Per Game to WRs.
Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders vs Atlanta Falcons
After reading this article, you are probably going to want to run a DFS stack with the Commanders this week. Dotson has only caught two passes since returning from a hamstring injury, but we do have to be patient with some rookies — especially when they miss time.
The Falcons have allowed the most FFPG to WRs this season, so Dotson, who flashed a lot of promise early in the season, can re-emerge with some quality production in Week 12.
Skyy Moore, Kansas City Chiefs vs Los Angeles Rams
Moore landed in my Week 12 waiver wire report after coming off his best game as a pro on Sunday night. He caught five passes for 63 yards against the Chargers.
Patrick Mahomes showed an increased willingness to go to Moore, who seems to be getting increasingly comfortable at the NFL level. The Rams rank 27th in FFPG allowed to WRs.
Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots @ Minnesota Vikings
The quarterbacking looks pretty bad in New England right now, but sometimes quality WRs can overcome frustrating QB play and still post respectable totals. That should be the case with Meyers this week.
Minnesota has allowed the third-most receiving yards and total receptions to WRs this season.
Meyers has three games with seven-plus catches in 2022, and he could end up with a six-plus catch day while providing at least decent yardage totals.
Fantasy TE Sleepers for Week 10
Foster Moreau, Las Vegas Raiders @ Seattle Seahawks
Moreau has not produced much in place of the injured Darren Waller. He has six receptions in his last three games and has yet to crack the 45-yard mark in a game this season.
Seattle allows the second-most FFPG to TEs, though, and the Seahawks have consistently been vulnerable to the position throughout Pete Carroll‘s tenure.
Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills @ Detroit Lions
Knox is coming off his best game of the season, hauling in seven receptions for 70 yards in Week 11. Detroit has allowed seven TD receptions to TEs — second-most in the league — and the Lions rank 29th in FFPG allowed to the position.
Fantasy D/ST Sleepers for Week 12
Tennessee Titans vs Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati has scored 30-plus points in three of its past four games. But the Bengals are also capable of duds, as evidenced by their last three losses, which were all on the road and resulted in sub-20-point outputs.
Tennessee has not allowed more than 20 points in its past five games. The Titans have the best run defense in the AFC, and if Joe Burrow gets into some adverse situations on obvious passing downs, he is going to be in plenty of danger, as Cincinnati’s 34 sacks allowed are the fourth-most in the NFL.