Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups: Da'Rel Scott and More Deep Sleepers

Michael Mill@@MikeMill23Senior Analyst IIINovember 26, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 20:  Da'Rel Scott #33 of the New York Giants runs with the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on November 20, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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As the final weeks wind down, it's harder now more than ever to find sleepers and backups for your fantasy football team.

They are still there, but many are not going to generate the high point totals that you may be hoping to gather.

Still, in desperate situations you need to know what deep sleepers may be able to generate enough points to get you a win.

Here are three deep sleepers to grab off of the waiver wire if you are in desperate need for a player.

QB Jake Locker (Tennessee Titans)

Jake Locker may not be a start this week, depending on Matt Hasselbeck's health, but if you lost your starter due to injury, he may be a good idea to grab.

Jay Cutler, Matt Cassel and Matt Schaub are done. People are now scrambling to find replacements.

Locker looked good in his limited time playing last week. It may not be long before we see the Titans put him in to take over for the remainder of the season.

When he does, he could potentially put up some big numbers.

Obviously, he isn't a start this week if Hasselbeck is healthy and ready to go.

However, if you need a quarterback, he could be a dangerous pickup in the final weeks of the season. You need to be looking ahead.

RB Da'Rel Scott (New York Giants)

The running back position is the most limited in the NFL. This would be a very risky move, but it's one that could pay off.

Ahmad Bradshaw is unlikely to play on Monday Night Football.

Jacobs will be the top dog, but it's unclear who will be No. 2. It could be D.J. Ware or Da'Rel Scott.

If it is Scott, he may just surprise us all and put up some gaudy stats. The rookie out of Maryland has unbelievable speed.

The New Orleans Saints allow a league-worst 5.2 yards per carry for opposing running backs. If Scott gets a few carries and some nice games he may be fed the ball more.

He has big-play potential and could take the league by storm on Monday.

WR Riley Cooper (Philadelphia Eagles)

It's looking like Micheal Vick and Jeremy Maclin will both be on the sideline again this weekend when the Eagles take on the New England Patriots.

Taking Vince Young is risky due to his inconsistency, but taking his receiver can only turn out good.

The Patriots boast the worst passing defense in the league, so chances are the Eagles will come out throwing. They typically do anyway.

Last week, Cooper had five catches for 75 yards and a touchdown with Young at quarterback. He was targeted 12 times by Young.

If the Patriots defense is really as bad as everyone is saying, then a repeat performance is very possible for the relatively unknown receiver.