Each week during the NFL season FST brings you our Fantasy Football Sleepers of the Week column, which takes a look at lesser-known players that could deserve a start due to a favorable matchup, injury, or other circumstances. Let’s take a look at some sneaky plays for Week 13. If you have any fantasy football roster questions feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.

Running Backs

Jacquizz Rodgers ATL VS. NO

The Quizz had his most impressive performance of the season last week with the 10 carries and receiving yards. I love his upside against a poor Saints team and if he can break the big one, watch out he’ll be the star of many Thursday night options. He’s too risky for me to play this week, but would be a worthy flex option if desperate.

Michael Bush CHI VS. SEA

Bush should step into the starting RB role, should Matt Forte be unable to go this week. Bush should find some running room against the Seahawks and he’s proven he’s capable of doing it before. Cutler will need a running game to penetrate off on play action and I like the sleeper potential that lies deep in the bushes this week.


Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF VS. JAC

Fitzpatrick will put his Harvard-schooled education to work as he plans to dissect the Jaguars defense. The Jags have been more fantasy relevant as of late with Henne behind center so I expect Fitzy to air it out Johnson and Chandler and check downs to Spiller as well. Very nice matchup should you need a sleeper for you last regular season matchup.

Brandon Weeden CLE VS. OAK

I like Weeden much less than Fitzy this week as a sleeper. He is coming off a concussion, so monitor his status. Either way this team uses Weeden to score and Richardson to move the chains. The Raiders have been terrible the last several weeks beginning against the Ravens, Saints and Bengals it’s been more of the same from them. Weeden could turn in a 300 yard 2 TD performance for you if you are in a pinch.

Wide Receivers

Mohamed Sanu CIN VS. SD

The major beneficiary of Andrew Hawkins leg injury has been Sanu. Not sure if he’s a WR3 or possible flex play, but it worth noting. He should be on your radar nonetheless. Dalton has been a top 8 fantasy QB and Sanu could get attention opposite A.J. Green Sunday. (Injury Update: Sanu will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot sustained in Thursday’s practice.)

Anquan Boldin BAL VS. PIT

Boldin is Mr. Consistent out of the slot receiver position. He tends to rise to the occasion against the Steelers. It was Torrey Smith who got shut down against the Steelers a couple weeks ago. I expect they’ll take Smith out again and that should focus Flacco on finding Boldin. Boldin is a bold start, but I like him for at least a dozen points.

Tight Ends

Heath Miller PIT VS. BAL

Heath “The Candybar” Miller should be enjoy the high-life of Miller time Sunday. Big Ben is questionable so assuming that Batch starts still I would still say Miller is a good play. He’s reliable and he’s got sure hands. He’ll be ready for the prime time against the best NFL rivalry running right now.

Dallas Clark TB VS. DEN

Dallas Clark makes the Sleeper list twice in a row. Freeman has been just as remarkable as of late and Dallas was a solid play last week against the ATL birds. Clark is consistent and Denver can be beat over the middle. I expect the good times to roll for Freeman so ride the Bucs wave to fantasy success.


Buffalo Bills BUF VS. JAC

Da Bills have gotten no love this season, mainly because the defense has been horrible. However this week at home against the Jags is a matchup I love. The pass rush is coming on strong and the defense should force Henne into some INTs and turnovers. If this team can build a lead this game could get ugly and Bills can wreck fantasy chaos as a result.