We are getting closer to the playoffs and the last week of byes (finally). Here are some sleepers to help get you through Week 12.
*Thursday Night Special *
Kenny Stills, WR, New Orleans Saints: We seem to have hit a pretty good groove of when to start Stills and when to bench him. This is a Kenny Stills week. The Atlanta Falcons have allowed the fourth-most points to fantasy receivers. Drew Brees will take a couple of shots deep to Stills this week, and he is going to connect on one of those.
*Thursday Night Special, Part II *
Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints: Remember a few weeks ago when all of the Saints' running backs went crazy against the Cowboys? I think even our own Heath Evens had 100 rushing yards against the Dallas Cowboys. Expect another game like that. As bad as the Falcons are stopping the pass, they are worse against the run. Atlanta has allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs over the last four weeks.
Josh McCown, QB, Chicago Bears: I've been impressed with the way McCown has conducted himself in the absence of Jay Cutler. He's done a great job of protecting the football. And when you look at the available options at quarterback out there (as I figure Case Keenum is already taken), I like a guy who is throwing to Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Matt Forte.
Waiver wire: Right as Rainey
Super Deep Sleeper For the Truly Desperate
Did you know that Adam Rank won last year's Expert's League title? Oh that's right, it's like the only thing he ever talks about. Well congratulations, Rank. You finally did something. What have you done for us lately? Let's worry about 2013 and stop living in the past. Typical Lakers fan, am I right? Oh, if you found this useful (as if) check him out on the latest "Dave Dameshek Football Program". And follow him on Twitter, please. He's taking us to lunch if he gets 17 more Twitter followers today. And we only got 15 the last time, so step up fantasy enthusiasts!