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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Week Twelve: Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers

Week twelve is upon us, Brainiacs.  Adam Filadelfo (@Frostt24) is back once again to give you some waiver wire tips.  We call it "Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers."

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With every passing week, the fantasy football season draws closer to its end.  And, as is always the case, it is getting more and more difficult to find legitimate help on your waiver wire as well.  If you need help working your waiver wire heading into week twelve, read on.

Keepers

Chris Ogbonnaya- After promising fantasy owners that Ogbonnaya would receive more touches going into week eleven, the Browns delivered on their promise. Ogbonnaya led all Browns running backs in week eleven with 48 snaps. On those 48 snaps, Ogbonnaya received 14 touches and managed 99 yards. He's averaging just under four catches per game over the last eight games so owners in PPR leagues should take note.

Rashad Jennings- If Jennings is still on your waiver wire, grab him immediately. The Raiders have gone on record as saying even when Run DMC returns, Jennings will still see significant time at running back. Jennings has earned his keep by posting double digit fantasy points in each of the last three games. In week eleven, Jennings rushed for 150 yards on 23 carries and added an 80 yard touchdown for good measure.

Sleepers

Montee Ball- Ball seems to be emerging in the Denver backfield. At the very least, he looks like he could vulture touchdowns from Knowshon Moreno. He converted both of his goal line carries into touchdowns in week eleven against Kansas City and should continue to see more playing time moving forward.

Brandon LaFell- It may be wise to try to own a piece of the Panthers offense while owners still can. There are finally more playmakers at the receiver position other than Steve Smith. Brandon LaFell is one of those playmakers. His week eleven performance saw seven receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. Those seven catches were on eight targets which led all Carolina receivers for the week. It's only LaFell's third game with double digit fantasy points but with the Panthers offense looking ready to bust out, there could be more games like week eleven on the horizon.

Jeepers

Brian Leonard- If there was any confusion as to who would be the running back for Tampa Bay going forward, Bobby Rainey looks like he may have cleared that up for fantasy owners. Brian Leonard rushed for 16 yards on four carries and had four receptions for 21 yards in week eleven. If Rainey keeps performing like he did in week eleven, Leonard holds no fantasy value and becomes nothing more than a change of pace back.

Julian Edelman- Coming off of another subpar performance in week eleven, Edelman is just not getting enough looks to be fantasy relevant anymore. Edelman saw four targets versus Carolina and in the last three games has only six receptions for 45 yards. He also hasn't seen the end zone since week one. Without a steady amount of targets, Edelman does very little for fantasy owners that grabbed him off of the waiver wire ten weeks ago.