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Todd Gurley (knee) is out for the Falcons in Week 12 against the Raiders after not practicing all week. That makes Brian Hill worth using as a potential sleeper.

Hill would likely share touches with Ito Smith and Qadree Ollison, but Hill should get the most work. Hill is second on the team in carries behind Gurley for the season, and if Hill does start against the Raiders as expected, he should be considered a borderline starter in all Fantasy leagues.

Las Vegas has allowed a running back to score a touchdown in seven of 10 games this season, and last week the Chiefs had three rushing touchdowns between Clyde Edwards-Helaire (two) and Le'Veon Bell. For the season, the Raiders are No. 4 in Fantasy points allowed to running backs.

Hill hasn't done much this year as the backup to Gurley, although he leads the team with 4.4 yards per carry (Gurley is at 3.7). Hill has one touchdown, along with 16 catches for 111 yards on 20 targets. 

The hope is Hill would get the same scoring chances that typically go to Gurley, who is tied for third in the NFL with nine rushing touchdowns. There have only been three games this year where Gurley failed to find the end zone.

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It would be great for the Falcons if Julio Jones (hamstring) plays this week, and interim coach Raheem Morris said Jones would be a game-time decision, although he missed practice Friday. Without Jones, maybe the Falcons lean more on the ground game, which would help Hill.

He's worth adding in all leagues where available, and his roster percentage on CBS Sports as of Friday afternoon was 16 percent. Gurley, if he doesn't play against the Raiders, could also miss more time if this knee injury is a problem.

Along with Hill, here are several other sleeper options to consider for Week 12. And we have DFS options for you to consider on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Now, let's look at some other sleeper options for Week 12, as well as DFS options to use on DraftKings and FanDuel this week.

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Week 12 Sleepers
Week 12 Preview
Sleepers
Quarterbacks
LAR L.A. Rams • #16
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SF LAR -6.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS QB
14th
QB RNK
14th
ROSTERED
90%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2823
RUYDS
44
TD
18
INT
8
FPTS/G
20.5
Goff has thrown the ball well over the past two games against Seattle and Tampa Bay with 678 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, and he scored 29 Fantasy points against the Buccaneers in Week 12. He had 18 Fantasy points against the 49ers in Week 6, but he also has four games with at least 20 Fantasy points against San Francisco in his past six meetings with this team. And two of the past three quarterbacks against the 49ers have scored at least 36 Fantasy points.
IND Indianapolis • #17
Age: 39 • Experience: 17 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN IND -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS QB
24th
QB RNK
16th
ROSTERED
54%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2683
RUYDS
-3
TD
14
INT
8
FPTS/G
17.6
Rivers has become a quality Fantasy quarterback of late, and he comes into Week 12 having scored at least 27 Fantasy points in three of his past five games. He only scored 18 Fantasy points at Tennessee in Week 10, but he played well with 308 passing yards and a touchdown. And Jacoby Brissett also added a rushing touchdown in that game. The Titans have allowed seven of 10 quarterbacks to pass for at least 249 yards and two touchdowns, and Rivers can certainly accomplish that this week.
CAR Carolina • #5
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ MIN MIN -3.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS QB
22nd
QB RNK
19th
ROSTERED
62%
YTD Stats
PAYDS
2552
RUYDS
196
TD
16
INT
7
FPTS/G
20.3
Bridgewater will play this week after being out in Week 11 with a knee injury, and hopefully he will pick up where he left off prior to getting hurt in Week 10. He scored at least 22 Fantasy points in three of his previous four games, and he's facing a Vikings defense that just gave up 24 Fantasy points against Andy Dalton in Week 11. Bridgewater, who started his career in Minnesota, should be considered a low-end starting option in all leagues.
Running backs
BUF Buffalo • #20
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC BUF -4.5 O/U 52.5
OPP VS RB
23rd
RB RNK
34th
ROSTERED
83%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
267
REC
23
REYDS
187
TD
6
FPTS/G
11.6
Moss has scored three touchdowns in his past three games, and he should continue to be the better running back in Buffalo this week ahead of Devin Singletary. This is a great matchup for Moss against the Chargers, who have allowed eight total touchdowns to running backs in their past five games.
NE New England • #28
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ARI ARI -1.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS RB
13th
RB RNK
31st
ROSTERED
75%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
70
REC
33
REYDS
267
TD
0
FPTS/G
8.3
White will be the primary pass-catching running back for the Patriots with Rex Burkhead (knee) out, and hopefully White plays like he did last week at Houston when he matched his season high in carries (five) and had his most targets (nine), receptions (six) and receiving yards (64) since Week 6. White has three games this season with more than five targets, and he's scored at least 12 PPR points in all three outings.
LAC L.A. Chargers • #31
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BUF BUF -4.5 O/U 52.5
OPP VS RB
16th
RB RNK
17th
ROSTERED
87%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
194
REC
23
REYDS
143
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.5
There's a chance Austin Ekeler (hamstring) could play this week, which would obviously make it tough to trust Ballage. But if Ekeler is out again, consider Ballage a strong start in all leagues. He has scored at least 13 PPR points in three games in a row, and he has 12 catches for 61 yards on 15 targets in his past two outings. The Bills have allowed a running back to score or gain 100 total yards in six games in a row prior to Week 12.
SF San Francisco • #31
Age: 28 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAR LAR -6.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS RB
3rd
RB RNK
21st
ROSTERED
98%
YTD Stats
RUYDS
303
REC
11
REYDS
150
TD
2
FPTS/G
17.1
Mostert is more of a low-end starter than a sleeper, but we'll put him here since we don't know his status heading into Sunday at the Rams. If he plays as expected, hopefully he can finish as a No. 2 Fantasy running back in all leagues for Week 12. He has scored at least 14 PPR points in three of four games this year, and I trust that he'll still get at least 14 total touches, which he's done in three of four games. The Rams run defense is tough, but Mostert had 76 total yards against them in Week 6 before getting hurt. If he plays a full game, he could be better than that and will hopefully find the end zone.
Wide receivers
IND Indianapolis • #11
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs TEN IND -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
27th
WR RNK
37th
ROSTERED
69%
2020 Stats
REC
24
TAR
31
REYDS
302
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.9
Pittman is emerging as the best receiver for the Colts and has scored 34 PPR points in his past two games. Included in that was his outing in Week 10 at Tennessee when he had seven catches for 101 yards on eight targets, as well 21 yards on the ground, and hopefully he has similar production in the rematch this week. He has 18 targets in his past three games, and he's building a solid rapport with Philip Rivers.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #87
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CIN NYG -6 O/U 44
OPP VS WR
21st
WR RNK
38th
ROSTERED
58%
YTD Stats
REC
34
TAR
42
REYDS
295
TD
1
FPTS/G
12
Shepard comes off his bye with a great matchup against the Bengals, who are tied for third in touchdowns allowed to receivers this year with 14. Shepard has at least six targets in every healthy game he's played this year, and he's scored at least 15 PPR points in two of his past four outings. Shepard and Darius Slayton should be considered sleepers in Week 12 as No. 3 Fantasy receivers.
LV Las Vegas • #15
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL LV -3 O/U 53.5
OPP VS WR
29th
WR RNK
46th
ROSTERED
70%
YTD Stats
REC
24
TAR
38
REYDS
443
TD
6
FPTS/G
10.4
Agholor has been the best Fantasy receiver for the Raiders this season, and he's scored at least 13 PPR points in five of his past seven games. He just had six catches for 88 yards and a touchdown on nine targets against the Chiefs in Week 11, and he has a great matchup in Week 12 at Atlanta. The Falcons allow the most Fantasy points to opposing receivers, and Agholor can be a solid No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
BUF Buffalo • #11
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC BUF -4.5 O/U 52.5
OPP VS WR
5th
WR RNK
33rd
ROSTERED
71%
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
29
REYDS
355
TD
5
FPTS/G
9.3
John Brown (ankle) is out this week against the Chargers, and that should be a good thing for Beasley. He's been successful with or without Brown in the lineup, having scored at least 11 PPR points in 7-of-10 games this year. However, in the two games Brown has missed in Week 5 at Tennessee and Week 7 at the Jets, Beasley has a combined 17 catches for 165 yards on 18 targets.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #82
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIA MIA -7 O/U 44.5
OPP VS WR
16th
WR RNK
26th
ROSTERED
89%
YTD Stats
REC
32
TAR
52
REYDS
425
TD
3
FPTS/G
15.4
Sam Darnold (shoulder) will play this week, which should help Crowder get back to being a reliable Fantasy receiver. In his past two starts with Joe Flacco, Crowder had three catches for 42 yards on five targets. But in three previous games with Darnold, Crowder had 33 targets for 22 catches, 268 yards and a touchdown, and he scored 11 PPR points at Miami in Week 6. Crowder will be at least a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues if Darnold is back.
Tight ends
SF San Francisco • #81
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LAR LAR -6.5 O/U 44.5
OPP VS TE
15th
TE RNK
14th
ROSTERED
29%
YTD Stats
REC
17
TAR
24
REYDS
150
TD
2
FPTS/G
8.8
The last time we saw Reed he played well in Week 10 at New Orleans with five catches for 62 yards on six targets. Hopefully, he can continue to produce like that in PPR -- and maybe find the end zone. Reed now has three games this season with at least six targets, and he's scored at least 11 PPR points in two of them. The Rams haven't allowed a tight end to score since George Kittle in Week 6 in the first meeting between these two teams, and hopefully Reed has similar success as the replacement for Kittle (foot) in the rematch.
CLE Cleveland • #81
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ JAC CLE -7 O/U 49.5
OPP VS TE
20th
TE RNK
16th
ROSTERED
59%
YTD Stats
REC
23
TAR
35
REYDS
216
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.2
Hooper hasn't been great in two games back following a two-game absence due to an appendectomy, but hopefully his matchup with Jacksonville in Week 12 will lead to positive results. And, for what it's worth, he did have five targets in Week 11 against the Eagles, which tied for the team lead, although he only had three catches for 33 yards. The Jaguars have allowed three touchdowns to tight ends in their past four games.
MIN Minnesota • #82
Age: 31 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CAR MIN -3.5 O/U 51.5
OPP VS TE
29th
TE RNK
22nd
ROSTERED
9%
YTD Stats
REC
21
TAR
27
REYDS
266
TD
1
FPTS/G
5.2
Irv Smith (groin) missed practice Friday and is likely out in Week 12 against the Panthers, which means Rudolph is now a borderline starter in all leagues. In Week 10 at Chicago, Smith was out, and Rudolph had four catches for 63 yards on five targets, although he lost a fumble. The Panthers have allowed six tight ends to score at least 10 PPR points in their past five games, and Rudolph could be the No. 2 receiving option for Kirk Cousins this week if Adam Thielen (illness) is out.
Week 12 Preview
DFS LINEUPS

DraftKings

  • QB: Daniel Jones ($5,500) at CIN
    RB: Kareem Hunt ($5,600) at JAX
    RB: Zack Moss ($4,800) vs. LAC
    WR: Keenan Allen ($8,000) at BUF 
    WR: Stefon Diggs ($7,600) vs. LAC
    WR: Darius Slayton ($4,900) at CIN
    TE: Darren Waller ($6,000) at ATL
    FLEX: Evan Engram ($4,500) at CIN
    DST: Browns ($3,100) at JAX 

    I'm going to stack the Giants here with their matchup against the Bengals, and Jones has played well of late, especially with his legs. He has run for at least 64 yards in three of his past five games, including a rushing touchdown in Week 10 against the Eagles.

    Slayton gets a Bengals secondary that is tied for third in touchdowns allowed to receivers this year with 14. And Engram faces a Cincinnati defense that is No. 4 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends.

    Hunt should stay hot against the Jaguars, and you know I like Moss based on his writeup in this column. I'm also excited to use Waller with his matchup against the Falcons.

    But my favorite part of this lineup is Allen and Diggs, and I'm looking forward to watching them play head-to-head in Buffalo this weekend. They could be two of the best receivers in the NFL in Week 12.

FanDuel

  • QB: Derek Carr ($7,100) at ATL
    RB: Nick Chubb ($8,400) at JAC
    RB: Wayne Gallman ($5,700) at CIN 
    WR: Stefon Diggs ($7,900) vs. LAC
    WR:  Justin Jefferson ($7,000) vs. CAR
    WR: Nelson Agholor ($5,200) at ATL
    TE: Darren Waller ($7,100) at ATL
    FLEX: Mike Davis ($7,200) at MIN
    DST: Giants ($4,300) at CIN

    I'll stack the Raiders in this lineup, and I love the setup for Carr taking on the Falcons. Carr's price on FanDuel and DraftKings ($5,700) is amazing, and he should be popular. I'll play him with Agholor and Waller here.

    Chubb is worth the price against the Jaguars, and I like Gallman against the Bengals, especially since he's scored a touchdown in four games in a row. I'll play Davis in the flex since he gets at least one more start with Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) out in a plus matchup with the Vikings.

    I'll use Diggs again in this lineup, and Jefferson will be my other receiver. We don't know what's happening with Thielen this week, but any time Jefferson gets more than five targets he has the chance to be a top-10 receiver, which could happen if Thielen is out.