Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Week 12 is coming quickly and it's time for another edition of the writer's sleeper challenge. We have a new leader in DeadheadBill (scores will follow on Tuesday), Ryan is in second and I am somewhere back there somewhere in 3rd. We'll see after the weekend who is going to be thankful for these holiday sleepers. Now we go to the pick's accompanied by a comment or two by the writers who made the picks.

Ryan's Picks

My Picks this week : It always seems the best week to grab the next up breakout guy I get last choice, and again that pattern continues this week with 3 of my top choices being picked by Bill or Wes. So here I roll with the backup squad -

So I am going to keep the pattern alive of picking guys that I can't spell or pronounce their names alive.

Michael Hoomanawanui - TE - STL - Standout young TE is quickly becoming both a fan favorite because of his name and his QBs favorite check down target. Bradford is the real deal and as he grows as a QB, Hooman is going to grow as a go to TE. He has the skills to pull in 6 passes for 87 yards and a score.

Jason Snelling - RB - ATL - Probably stretching here, but I am hoping he can do something against the vaunted Packers defense. Basically hoping he can sneak a few catches in the 2nd half when I expect the Falcons to have to throw the ball more to play catch up - 23 yards rushing - 52 yards receiving - 1 TD.

Bill's Picks

My 1st sleeper this week is Emmanuel Sanders, WR Pittsburgh(owned in 2% of leagues)--sure it's always a risk playing a teams #3 WR in a game they could go ahead early and run alot late, but Ben has been looking his way a few times a game, so in deeper leagues you could do worse. I like Sanders for a solid 50-60 yards and a possible score.

I'm going with 2 WRs this week--Seattle playing at home against the Chiefs should have plenty of reasons to throw and Hasselback seems to have good chemistry with Ben Obomanu, WR(owned in 1% of leagues). He's not gonna be the most consistent guy out there, but as long as he sees 5 or 6 targets each game he'll have a chance to justify starting him. I think 70 yards is a pretty good estimate with a trip to the endzone being the ultimate goal.

Show's Pick's

Derek Hagan WR Giants (owned in 13% of leagues)

The former QB out of Virginia has burst onto the fantasy scene due to a rash of WR injuries. Derek should get the start this week vs a suspect Jags secondary and is a good bet to be in the scoring mix.

Maurice Morris - RB - Lions (owned in 6% of leagues)
Morris won't start on Thanksgiving day vs the Patriots, but he should get plenty of playing time with Jahvid Best clearly being hampered by his turf toe injury. Morris should get quite a few garbage time catches in this one and hopefully a trip to the painted ends of the field.

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