Week 12: 5 Sleepers

Laviska Shenault WR Jaguars

Shenault is just so talented.  Prior to being selected by the Jaguars with the 42nd overall pick in the 2020 draft, the only knock on Shenault’s game was that he was an injury risk. 

Well, he’s healthy this week, but the Jaguar’s top receiving option (DJ Chark) is not.  The Jags are 7 point underdogs in this one and the Browns’ secondary is banged up.  He’s going to see targets and with the ball in his hands, anything is possible. 

Gabriel Davis WR Bills

We’re not going to count the ugly Week 7 game against the Jets, but in games where John Brown has been hurt, Gabriel Davis has taken advantage of his opportunities.

In Weeks 3 and 5 Davis went 4/81 and 5/58 respectively with 13 targets total.  At 6’2 and 216 lbs the Bills rookie wide receiver has jumped off the screen to me.  He’s even had multiple touchdowns called back this season due to questionable penalties. Vegas has this Chargers/Bills game at a 53 point game total.  You could do a lot worse for a dart throw WR play.

Darius Slayton WR Giants

Slayton has been up and down all season.  He’s gone for over 100 yards twice, but outside of those and a 93 yard performance in Week 10 he has mostly disappointed.

Watching game tape you see that Slayton is still a dynamic talent who can get open against even the most talented NFL cornerbacks. This Week Slayton faces off against a shoddy secondary in Cincinnati. 

Darius is the deep threat in the Giants’ offense and, believe it or not, Daniel Jones leads the NFL in passer rating on deep passes (throws over 20 yards down field). Fire up Slayton in season long leagues and maybe throw him in your DFS lineups to see if he smashes.

Justice Hill RB Ravens

Everyone in the Ravens’ backfield besides Gus Edwards and Justice Hill have COVID or were close to someone that has it.  While Gus is a highly efficient back, he’s not known for his receiving prowess. 

Enter Justice Hill.  The second year back is a quick, dynamic scat back who’s services may be needed for a Baltimore team that will be missing the majority of their playmakers in Tuesday night’s match up versus the Steelers. 

Sure he’s a pure dart throw, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Hill possibly get the ball in space a couple times while playing a bigger role on offense.

Mike Gesicki TE Dolphins

Are you Ge-SICK-i about the state of tight end in fantasy football this season?

So am I.

Over the past three games Gesicki has begun to emerge with a 15.4% target share in the Miami offense.  No. 2 wide receiver Preston Williams is out due to injury, so Gesicki could be looking at even more of an increased role this week. 

The Jets have allowed a tight end to finish in the top 8 in 5 of their 10 games this season. 

In a weird tight end season, there’s nothing wrong with rolling the dice with Gesicki and hope some of that Fitzmagic rubs off on him.

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