2013 Fantasy Football: NFL Week 12 Sleepers

Ryan LesterSenior Writer INovember 21, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 10:   Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants passes the ball in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here is a list of Lester's Legends under-the-radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you this week.


Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants

Eli Manning has thrown 17 interceptions and has a 57.1 completion percentage and a 70.8 passer rating. He is also averaging 258.6 yards and just 1.2 touchdowns per game. I expect him to look better against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Boys have allowed 313 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game. Eli threw for 450 yards and four touchdowns (three interceptions) in the season opener against Dallas.


Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals

Rashard Mendenhall is averaging just 47.2 total yard per game and 2.9 yards per carry, but he continues to see double-digit carries. In fact, he's averaging 13.1 carries and 14.7 touches per game. While he's been unimpressive, Mendenhall does have four rushing touchdowns on the year.

Both Andre Ellington and Mendenhall make decent plays against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have allowed 126.1 yards per game at 4.4 yards per carry.  Indy has yielded eight rushing scores, which gives Mendy hope for a short-yardage score.


Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers

Brandon LaFell has been targeted 25 times in the past three games. He secured 17 of those looks for 181 yards and a score. Cam Newton took a huge step by beating the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football

He's a decent play against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have allowed 242.3 passing yards per game.


Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans

Delanie Walker has scored a touchdown in three of the past four games. On the year, he’s averaging 40.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. He’s facing the Oakland Raiders. 

They just got torched by Garrett Graham to the tune of seven catches for 136 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders have allowed 252.7 passing yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game.


Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears

Robbie Gould is ninth in the league in scoring with 84 points on 19 field goals and 27 extra points. He’s facing the St. Louis Rams. The Rams have allowed 10 field goals and 28 extra points.


Green Bay Packers Defense

The Green Bay Packers are a mediocre defensive unit, but the Minnesota Vikings are a bad team. The Vikes are getting terrible quarterback play, and Adrian Peterson (groin) isn’t his normal self. Minnesota ranks 26th in total offense (317.7 YPG) and has allowed 22 sacks.

Also check out Lester's Legends Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings.