You made it! In most leagues, this is the final week of the regular season. It is my hope that you have done enough and gotten some good advice along the way, and are now sitting pretty with a playoff spot locked up. The players that are eliminated, there is always next year. This week’s edition shall be focused on those that are fighting for their playoff lives, needing a win to get in. there is still hope, as the fat lady has not yet sung on your season. Let’s take a look at those players that will help you in your quest for that elusive title.
Finders Sleepers Week 13
By: Dan Turner
QB Lamar Jackson- Ravens
Jackson is about as raw a passer as you can get in the NFL. He is a human dynamo though, and his rushing stats more than make up for the fact that he has only thrown for a little over 300 yards in his last two starts. As he continues to grow as a passer, his numbers will only increase going forward. While not in the realm of the Mike Vick experience just yet, he is a legitimate top QB option going forward for the rest of the year.
QB Dak Prescott- Cowboys
Dak and the rest of the Cowboys offense has seen a big uptick in production ever since the blockbuster trade to snag Amari Cooper midseason. Prescott delivered in a big way on Thanksgiving, posting a season-high 289 passing yards, plus his fifth rushing score in six games. The inclusion of the read option in the Dallas offense has certainly made him a better fantasy player, and one with a favorable schedule down the line.
QB Baker Mayfield- Browns
Baker has been on fire these past couple weeks, throwing for 7 touchdowns with zero interceptions these past 2 weeks. While his schedule is sure to get harder, it seems that Mayfield is settling in nicely in Cleveland, and he still has a plethora of options to throw too. Mayfield is definitely worth a roster spot in all formats.
RB Jaylen Samuels- Steelers
The news that Leveon Bell was not going to come back this season was seen as a surprise to some. James Connor was elevated to the starting bell cow role and has flourished this season. Samuels was seen as a jack of all trades to begin the year and has moved into the backup slot in the RB rotation. Pittsburgh has been giving him some more work lately, especially in the passing game. He is worth an add in PPR leagues.
WR David Moore- Seahawks
Moore has quietly been a decent option in fantasy all year. The news that Doug Baldwin has been hobbled with an injury only opens the door for Moore to take more of the work. Tyler Lockett has broken out in recent weeks, but David has been a strong complementary piece in what has become a robust Seattle passing attack. He had one of his best weeks in week 12, going for 107 yards on only 4 catches. He is entering WR3 territory, so pick him up where available.
WR Dante Pettis- 49ers
Pettis has been a bust for a large part of this season. Some of that is due to quarterback play, some of that is due to Pettis being hurt and some of that is Pettis not being integrated into the offense as much as we all thought he would be. He has come on in recent weeks, however, due to the injuries that have decimated the 49ers receiving corps. In week 12, he had his best game, leading all 49ers wideouts with 4 catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. He is trending in the right direction, and I would get on board and snag him before someone else does.