Week 13 Fantasy Football Projections: Sleepers Who Will Save Your Season

Alex KayCorrespondent INovember 29, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 25: Receiver Davone Bess #15 of the Miami Dolphins catches a  pass against the Seattle Seahawks at Sun Life Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Miami defeated Seattle 24-21.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Week 13 is perhaps the most pivotal in the fantasy football season, as a vast majority of leagues begin their playoffs in Week 14.

If you are right on the cusp of making the postseason, you cannot afford to have a single bad apple in your starting lineup during this crucial week.

Should you be on the fence about starting a questionable player, you must remove him from the lineup and check the availability of one of these sleepers below.

We predict that these guys are going to go off for huge points and help owners to a playoff appearance.


RB Rashad Jennings, Jacksonville Jaguars (at Buffalo Bills)

Jennings was a mediocre starter after filling in for the injured Maurice Jones-Drew, and he eventually lost his job to Jalen Parmele.

In a strange twist of fate for Jennings’ owners, though, Parmele is now on the IR and out of the picture. The fourth-year man out of Liberty College is once again getting the starting nod and has an ideal matchup against the Bills this week.

The Jags leaned on their backup RB for a TD last week, and it’s likely he’ll find the end zone again, plus garner at least 75 yards as the featured back in this newly explosive offense.


WR Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins (vs. New England Patriots)

Bess has become QB Ryan Tannehill’s favorite target and should only continue his trend of putting up good fantasy numbers as he builds a rapport with the rookie signal-caller.

In Week 13, the Phins will host the New England Patriots, a high-powered offensive machine and an ideal team to have players up against in fantasy. Because Miami will likely be playing from behind, we expect a ton of targets to head Bess’ way.

If you are in a PPR league, Bess is a must-start, and certainly worth a gamble in standard scoring formats. Should he score a TD against this susceptible Pats secondary, he may just get you into the playoffs.


TE Dallas Clark, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at Denver Broncos)

Clark used to be one of the top fantasy TEs during his time on the Indianapolis Colts with Peyton Manning throwing him the rock.

He fell off the map for a while, but the veteran pass-catcher is back in business down in Tampa. QB Josh Freeman is quickly learning how reliable Clark can be and has often targeted him in important situations.

Considering the Bucs will be up against Manning’s Broncos, we expect Clark will bring his ‘A’ game and Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano will dial up plenty of passing plays in this shootout.