Week 12 of the fantasy season is here, and each matchup is becoming more important as the playoffs near. Check out these running back sleepers.
It’s Thanksgiving Week in the NFL, which means the fantasy football regular season has approached the final stretch. Between injuries and tough start/sit decisions, the running back position is the hardest to predict on a weekly basis. These sleepers have a chance to outperform their value and are names to keep an eye on. Let’s get into it.
Top RB sleepers for fantasy football Week 12
10. Marlon Mack, Denver Broncos
Marlon Mack has had quite the year. After signing with the Houston Texans in the offseason, being replaced by rookie Dameon Pierce, and eventually released, he’s now the second back in a committee for the Denver Broncos. With a plethora of injuries at the position, the Broncos need him to step up.
Latavius Murray has been the most consistent option for the Broncos at running back over the last few weeks, but Mack will get his shot to turn this into more of a 50/50 split. While he won’t be an inspiring start in Week 12, he’s an interesting stash and a DFS dart throw due to the Broncos’ tendencies to play multiple backs.
9. Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins
While Raheem Mostert may have gotten passed over as the Dolphins’ starting running back, he’s still been producing at an efficient level. He’s had two top-25 weeks in a row despite playing behind Jeff Wilson and receiving less touches. Mostert is probably better suited in a committee anyway at this point in his career.
This week’s matchup against a league-worst Houston run defense is a plus for Mostert, even as a 1B. Mostert again has top-25 upside, which can be higher if he scores a touchdown like he has the past two weeks.