Week 13 Fantasy Football QB Sleepers
The bye weeks are over, so only the truly desperate are searching for QB sleepers at this point. Either that or you’re a savvy owner who likes to stream QB sleepers instead of rostering one guy. Either way, you are welcome here. This week, like all weeks, we highlight three QB sleepers available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues. For those of you in deeper leagues, one of these QB sleepers is available in 90% or more of Yahoo! leagues.
Lamar Jackson at Atlanta (45% owned)
This is the best of the QB sleepers candidates with about thirty bullets. His last two games have pretty much been an absolute disaster from a quarterback perspective, as he has 328 yards and a touchdown combined. He also had four turnovers in those two games. The takeaway? QB14 in week eleven, and QB11 in week twelve. Those are some great numbers to pull from the ranks of QB sleepers, especially when you consider that these were pretty bad games outside of his rushing prowess. This week, he gets an Atlanta Falcons defense that will allow him to take full advantage of their soft underbelly. Three-quarters of QBs against them have at least 20 points in four-point per passing touchdown leagues, including two of the last three. Remember the mantra with rushing QBs: even if they’re bad in real life, they’re (usually) good in fantasy.
Case Keenum at Cincinnati (19% owned)
Case Keenum is not very good, but he is extraordinarily competent. You know what competent QBs can do? They can be pretty good QB sleepers against the worst defense in the NFL at stopping opposing QBs. He showed that earlier in the year when he posted 20+ fantasy games in three of his first six games. Things got iffy there for a while, but it seems as though Case has the type of matchup where he can slide right into your lineup. Here’s the long story short with the Bengals: only Miami failed to put up at least 16 QB fantasy points against them, and they’ve allowed at least 3 passing TDs in four of their last five games. With Emmanuel Sanders playing out of his mind and Courtland Sutton finally getting his shackles removed, Case Keenum should put up some good numbers this week.
Colt McCoy at Philadelphia (4% owned)
No, I’m not drunk on Colt 45s, the 49ers and Browns legend is now under center for Washington, and he’s been… not disastrous so far. Josh Allen (4% owned) probably has a higher upside, given his YOLO tendencies with the ball and his running ability, but I trust Colt McCoy to not Bills it up everywhere and crater my week. Colt has extensive tape this year (50 passes) and he’s done extremely well (three interceptions) so far. He did muster 18.52 fantasy points last week in his first start since 2014. He did that against a Dallas defense on a short week (that managed to make Drew Brees look mortal this week). Just imagine what he can do against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that allows the eighth-most fantasy points to QBs this year. Imagine the heights he could reach. Only two picks? One pick? The mind swims in the sea of possibility. If he throws two picks, he’ll be the first quarterback to do it against the Eagles this year. Colt will likely end up somewhere around QB15, but if you’re worried about finding a guy who technically fits in the QB slot, then Colt McCoy is your man.