Going Bonkers in Week 12: Sleepers & Picks for Fanduel

Real Talk Raph breaks down some Week 12 sleepers for Fanduel fantasy football leagues. These players are bound to go bonkers based on their matchups, circumstances and affordable Fanduel prices.

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And now, without further ado, we present a few Fanduel players to consider for your Week 12 lineups:

Bound To Go Bonkers in Week 12

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(RB) - Ben Tate $6,500 - We are not sure how the heck this Little Engine That Could has made it past last week's 13.7 fantasy point performance and still remains priced like a reserve running back on Fanduel. With 19 carries for 88 yards, and 4 receptions for 29 yards last week, we are sure that week 12 will be full of opportunities for Ben Tate to go bonkers on the Jacksonville Jaguars and their low-end run defense. Although somewhat of an obvious choice based on his putrid opponent, the fact remains that Tate is the full-time RB on a run first offense.  With upside like that, Mr. Tate is first on our list as a Fanduel sleeper projected for Week 12 fantasy glory.

(RB) - Bobby Rainey $6,500 - Let's get this straight, Bobby Rainey is NOT a consistent #1 fantasy football starter and should not be relied upon as that.  After all he was buried deep on the Tampa Bay running backs depth chart just a few weeks ago, and was not expected to contribute much in 2013, so we have to appreciate every fantasy point we can squeeze out of this flukey opportunity the fantasy powers-that-be have bestowed upon Fanduel players for Week 12.  With that being said, Rainey is priced cheaper than a prom night corsage circa 1965 heading into Week 12's matchup against the Detroit Lions.  The combination of Tampa's run first approach, and the Lions semi-porous defense, has us all kinds of excited about the potential for our favorite new RB to go bonkers in week 12 of Fanduel action.

(WR) - Marques Colston $6,000 - It's clear that the former Hofstra star has grown a little long in the fantasy football tooth during the 2013 season, as he's been inconsistent and underperforming for most of the year. With that reality aside, over the past 2 games Coslton has rediscovered some of that magical connection he's historically had with Drew Brees while posting a total of 12 catches for 187 yards and 1 touchdown for a total of 30.7 fantasy points.  We like this new found rejuvenation in Colston and feel it will lead to another good performance in Week 12 against Atlanta's horribly ranked defense.  Colston is projected to score more than 10 points in Fanduel's fantasy football format, and his ridiculously cheap price tag makes him a prime sleeper WR candidate.

(WR) - Kendall Wright $5,400 - This is not the sexiest of choices for a wide receiver in week 12 that is bound to go bonkers, but Kendall Wright is very much a target monster with a deliciously tempting price tag. Averaging 7 targets and 11.62 fantasy points per game over his past 4 outings, this guy is one of the best sleeper wide receivers in fantasy football today. He gets the job done behind a very dull offensive scheme featuring backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and not too many other options to chuck the pigskin to.  Don't be one of those people who questions this player recommendation just because Kendall Wright wasn't on your wide receiver radar (you know who you are); just trust us and get him into your #3 wide receiver slot for your Fanduel lineup and thank us later.

(WR) - Michael Floyd $6,200 - The Arizona Cardinals decided to revamp and refocus their offensive scheme last week around wide receiver Michael Floyd, and not veteran Larry Fitzgerald, and some very big things happened.  With Long in the Tooth Larry (Fitzgerald) drawing #1 cornerbacks and double coverage on nearly every snap, Michael Floyd has suddenly emerged as a weekly #2 wide receiver option in all fantasy football formats.  After all, he did surprise us all and put up 6 receptions for 193 yards and a touchdown last week against the Jaguars, good for 28.3 fantasy points on Fanduel.  We all know that he can't possibly go this bonkers each and every week, but the Cardinals play the Colts in Week 12 and the stats show that they are one of the worst defenses in the league through 11 games played. Don't miss another sure shot opportunity to get a fairly priced wide receiver into your lineup for Week 12 of Fanduel action, as we are pretty certain this man is bound to go bonkers.


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QB (Value) - Ben Roethlisberger $7,300 - Making his first appearance in this season's Fanduel Expert Picks newsletter is none other than Pittsburgh's franchise man.  Let's stick with two very stout and proven NFL veterans (with great matchups) for this week and recommend Big Ben for your Fanduel lineup.  Facing the very mediocre Detroit Lions' ​secondary in ​Week 11, Pittsburgh's maligned pocket passer has been quietly putting up very nice fantasy numbers this season (averaging a steady 15.4 points per week), and we think that the pass-​heavy approach to Detroit's offense will create a classic shootout in the Steel City.  Projected as a t​op-10 performer for this week but priced like a #2 option, there is a ton of room for a huge return on investment.  The stability you get from the quarterback position is a very important factor in maintaining your ability to build up your stack week to week.  If you are trying to get cute and use a Geno Smith, you are surely looking to get burned with poor matchup plays and severe inconstancy.  Trust us on this one-- this is the week for the two-time Super Bowl winner to get some of his swagger back.


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