Week 12: PPR Watch
Sleeper - With Julio Jones battling injuries, Harry Douglas made it on the field for 73% of Atlanta's offensive snaps in week 11. As a Julio owner, I;d prefer if that didn't happen again. Still the reality is, Jones hasn't practiced, and aggravated his ankle injury last week. Douglas managed a solid game for PPR purposes against an Arizona secondary that gave Matt Ryan fits, catching 5 passes for 48 yards. This week, Douglas gets a juicy matchup against a Tampa secondary that has allowed the most yards and receptions to WRs in the league. Douglas should perform admirably.
Sleeper - Jones is owned in less than 20% of leagues and is someone you can semi-safely insert in your lineup if you need a spot starter this week. I can't say his production has been reliable, but he has scored 4 touchdowns, and remains in the top 36 for targets over the last 5 weeks. He's catching a little over 4 passes a game, and while I'd never start him in a tough matchup, Indy is far from that. The Colts have allowed the 5th most fantasy points per games to wide receivers, including 14 touchdowns, tied for second. The Bills are inconsistent, but this should be an up week. Jones is a reachable sleeper.Injury Status: Injured Reserve
Sleeper - Maybe this is an over reaction to what would have been a fairly pedestrian 4 catch for 48 yard effort if not for the touchdown. I always liked Chaz when I saw him play for the Raiders in the pre-season, then injuries invariably kept him off the field. This is a deep league sleeper only (14-16 player leagues), but who else do the Jets really have right now? Hill can't hold on to the ball, Kerley is battling heel injuries, and Clyde Gates, despite being on the field more than any other Jets receiver, managed only 1 reception on 2 targets. Schilens isn't a guy you have to run to get, but if you're desperate for a replacement wideout, Mark Sanchez threw for over 300 yards against the Patriots in week 7. He will have to do it again to keep things close, and someone has to catch the ball. Schilens should put up decent numbers.