Trophy Winning Week 12 Sleepers

We are not the same if this isn’t your favorite week of the year. So throw on some elastic waistband pants, and let’s dive for Week 12 sleepers!

Week 12 Trophy Winning Sleepers


 Finally, we get a rest from bye weeks. Week 12 is a full slate of games, including a triple header on Thanksgiving. Football heaven is amongst us, with a food coma nap in the mix. We are not the same if this isn’t your favorite week of the year. 

So throw on some elastic waistband pants, and let’s dive for Week 12 sleepers!

As always, let’s quickly look back on the week before we move on to the main course. It was a mixed bag of results (per usual, I guess), with two top 12 finishes, a mediocre performance, and a downright disgusting showing.

The Morning After

Aaron Rodgers was far from great, but he was serviceable. Let’s call him the mashed potatoes of the week, as he gets the job done but is hardly a star. The consensus QB16 came in at QB12 in Week 11 and outscored three of our four lineup suggestions. It’s a solid result but hardly Hall-of-Fame worthy. 

Luckily, we don’t have to cheer for Rodgers as a Week 12 sleeper. Rooting for him felt more disgusting than my Thanksgiving mornings in college when I would wake up after ripping up my hometown with the degenerates from high school. 

Filling You Up

David League Winning Montgomery should be his full legal name. Monty finished as the RB6 for the week while besting three of our four lineup calls. The high level of production is what we love to see. 

It is like great stuffing on the plate covered in gravy, you love to see it, and it never disappoints!

The consensus RB21 got it done both in the running and the passing game. Just a great all-around showing!

Bailed Out 

Tyler Boyd went three quarters without a catch. Joe Burrow was a mess trying to throw him the ball, which almost led to a catastrophe of a week. Two big catches in the fourth saved the ultimate embarrassment but still not what we wanted to see. 

I can’t even blame the refs this time—no touchdowns, just not a good game. But luckily, three of the four players we mentioned in the lineup advice sucked worse. So at least, we have that going for us. 

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Just Plain Nasty

Rather than talking about how awful Tyler Conklin was (because of how terrible Zach Wilson was), let’s get one thing straight: good cranberry sauce comes from a can and has lines on it. 

Don’t accept anything less. 

I know that your aunt is quirky and likes to make things on her own, but tell her to stick with crafts that she tries to pressure her Facebook friends to buy and to stay away from the side dishes. 

Three of four lineup calls outscored Conklin after Conklin only had two catches. I would be more pissed at him if I wasn’t so focused on the damn cranberry sauce situation. But safe to say both suck, and you deserve better.

So with that performance, let’s see where we are heading into the holiday weekend!

Trophy Winning Sleepers Record Going Into Week 12:

Top 12 Finishes - 16-29

Lineup Advice - 115-64-1

As steady as they come across the board, but we are due a boom week! So Week 12 sleepers have to be it, as I need something football related to be thankful for!

Messier Than a Thanksgiving Kitchen

Dang, that is a lot of benchings. But even I am not crazy enough to recommend Mike White, Kyle Allen, or Bryce Perkins.

Hell no.

For our Week 12 sleepers at quarterback, we are going with newly crowned starter (and column favorite) Tyler Heinicke to light up the Atlanta Falcons. Fortunately for Heinicke, their secondary is trash, as they are 25th against opposing quarterbacks. 

The Commanders new leader hasn’t had a great go of it lately, but this is the perfect matchup to snap out of that funk and put up some numbers.

Give me Heinicke over Trevor Lawrence, Jacoby Brissett, Daniel Jones, and Dak Prescott on Thanksgiving. 

Running Back Sleepers Will Feast in Week 12

Just like pumpkin pie, this running back will make you happy as hell this holiday. Devin Singletary finally has what he has needed all along, red zone carries. With Josh Allen nursing that elbow, the consensus RB26 is finally getting those high-value carries and should cash in against the Thanksgiving punching-bag Detroit Lions in Week 12.

Give me Singletary over Miles Sanders, Najee Harris, Tony Pollard, and Zeke Elliott.

Table for One

Who is left standing as a pass catcher for the Giants? Darius Slayton, and that’s about it. Seriously, the rest of the team is either hurt or Kenny Golladay. It is gross. 

So expect the consensus WR38 to put up top 12 numbers this week in a huge divisional matchup with the Cowboys.

Slayton should get the nod over Courtland Sutton, Garrett Wilson, Gabe Davis, and Brandon Aiyuk.

Don't Drop the Turkey

Jonnu Smith has been left for dead by fantasy managers ever since joining the Patriots, but there is finally a reason for optimism as the coaching staff finally remembered he is on the team. 

Now sure, he just flat-out dropped a football last week trying to switch hands, but he isn’t used to holding a football lately. So expect better this week as New England puts up some big points on this wounded Vikings team.


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The consensus TE23 should outpace fellow tight ends Noah Fant, Hayden Hurst, Austin Hooper, and Foster Moreau this week!

With that, we have another week in the books. Again, I am thankful for all of you and hope you have an amazing holiday week! It’s the best week of the year for football fans; let’s make it a great one!

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